January 7 2024

Uche Nnaji’s aide surprises 33 communities in Enugu with another load of palliatives (video)

We miss you so much, cry women and youths of Aninri local government area of Enugu State who would be visiting Special Adviser to Uche Nnaji, Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, on December 30 at Obeagu Oduma

The chief protocol to Chief Uche Nnaji, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Chief Anayo Obasi (Nwachinemere 1 of Awa Kingdom), has gifted 33 communities in Aninri local government area of Enugu State with fresh package of palliatives.

The trending video, compiled by Anekeoku Media, shows the event took place at Obasi’s hometown of Obeagu Oduma in Aninri on December 30, 2023.

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Drawn across party lines and randomly from different communities in the council area, the beneficiaries, numbering about 300 women and youths, went home with bags of rice, smart phones, bundles of wrapper, T-shirts and various food items.

It was a big event attended by dignitaries from the zone, including Hon. Magnus Edeh, member representing Aninri in Enugu State House of Assembly; Hon. Solomon, the Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Aninri; Prince Ugo Nwanjoku, son of iconic king, HRM late Onyioha Nwanjoku; Chief Amobi Agbara, former APC candidate in Aninri and coordinator of Uche Nnaji Campaign Organization in 2023, and others.

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In his remark, Hon. Edeh lauded Anayo Obasi’s philanthropic gesture, urging the constituents to emulate him.

“My dear brother and friend, Chief Anayo Obasi, is a wonderful gift to Ndi Aninri. Our prayers are with him and his family.

“May God repay him a hundred fold, and I strongly believe he would have more to give any other time he would want to give us again.

“Nwachinemere may not be the richest man in Aninri. Yet he has found it worthy to give to our people. He is the kind of a man we should emulate,” Edeh, who himself is a philanthropist, said.

December 29 2023

SACRIFICE! 2 Enugu policemen killed as they defend Chris Uba from kidnappers

Enugu State Police Command is thrown in mourning mood as two officers from the command were killed while they tried to save Chief Chris Uba from kidnappers

Enugu State Police Command is thrown in mourning mood as two of its men have been killed by kidnappers.

The ugly incident happened last night at Uga junction in Anambra State.

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A source told Daily Post that it was Mr Val Ozigbo, Labour Party chieftain, who would have been attacked but Uba’s convoy had overtaken him and then ran into the abductors’ net.

“Val Ozigbo was coming back from Owerri with members of his family when he suddenly saw a convoy driving ferociously toward his own convoy, and attempting to edge him off the road. He quickly told his driver to clear off the road let the other convoy pass by.

“Shortly after they overtook Ozigbo, they ran into the gunmen at UGA junction who started shooting, and killed two policemen.

“Ozigbo who parked while the incident was happening, later learnt that the convoy that was attacked was that of Uba,” the source said.

Reacting to the development through a statement, the Public Relations Officer in Anambra State, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the attack, added that the Command has already swung into action.

According to Ikenga, the police has recovered a Lexus SUV which the gang operated and an AK-47 rifle. He also vowed that killers of the two police officers must be apprehended.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye who had declared the weekend and Christmas holidays as special working days for all Officers and men in the Command commended all personnel for their tireless and courageous effort in securing the people of Anambra State.

“He urged them not to be demoralized by the supreme price paid by their colleagues from Enugu State Command but to draw inspiration from their bravery in confronting the criminal gang,” Ikenga said.

December 28 2023

N521.5bn Budget: “We’ll borrow zero naira,” Peter Mbah shocks Enugu as he signs 2024 budget into law

Enugu State Governor Peter Mbah has signed the unprecedented N521.5bn 2024 budget into law and vow to prove sceptics wrong by borrowing zero naira

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• Peter Mbah lists how he would realized over N300bn in Enugu State stagnant economy

Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah, has signed the unprecedented 2024 budget of N521.5 into law, detailed how he would prove the skeptics wrong.

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Speaking during the signing at the state Government House yesterday, Mbah emphasized to his cabinet the need to tighten their belt as the administration must make good its promise to move Enugu State economy to $30 billion within 8 years.

After that Governor Peter Mbah added the hard-to-believe statement, that he would borrow less than 12 percent of the state’s revenue size to fund the budget while over N300 billion would be mobilized from sources within Enugu.

“We are talking about less than 12 percent of our revenue size that we are going to borrow to execute this budget.

“That is enormous as we are expecting to mobilize over N300bn from our domestic sources, and that has not happened before.

“What this means is that we are all going to work tirelessly to ensure that these revenues are realized. It also means that for us at the Executive Council, our meetings would largely be on our revenue performance,” the governor said.

However, some aspects of the budget seem to make the heart skip, feeding the opposition and skeptics with feelings that Mbah’s audacious goals are unrealizable.

For example, a whooping sum of N400 billion is to be be spent on capital projects alone, amount which is more than 20 times what has ever been spent on such projects in previous administration.

But Peter Mbah, a seasoned entrepreneur and oracle of giant onshore oil company, Pinnacle Oil, called his “Budget of Disruptive Economic Growth” said his administration has already launched critical steps in the areas of e-government and automation of government services to block loopholes and realize his $30 billion goal for the State.

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