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Enugu: 12 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Enugu

Enugu, nicknamed the “coal city” is the capital of Enugu state in South-Eastern Nigeria. The city is popular for its cuisine, robust industries and of course, the local palm wine. Despite this, there’s a lot many people don’t know about Enugu. But of course, it’s never too late to learn.

1. The Meaning of Enugu

The name Enugu derived from two Igbo words, “Énú Ụ́gwụ́” means “top of the hill or mountain”. The name obviously denotes the city’s geography naturally decorated with rolling hills and valleys. The city was named after “Enugu Ngwo” under which coal was discovered. Enugu inhabited majorly by the Nike subgroup of the Igbo people, “ndi Nike” in the Igbo language means “those with strength or power”.

2. How did Enugu Become “The Coal City”

The Europeans commissioned Albert Ernest Kitson to lead an exploration in 1903 to find mineral resources in the area. In 1909 Coal was discovered in Enugu at the Udi Hills and this led to the construction of the Eastern Railway to transport coal to the port at Port Harcourt.

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Enugu was then developed by the Europeans to become one of the few West African cities with a European touch. Enugu was declared the capital of the Eastern Region after Nigeria’s independence in 1960 having previously served as the administrative capital of the same region from 1938 till independence.

3. Enugu Was Briefly the Capital City of A Country

The city also served as the “capital of Igboland” known as the Republic of Biafra in 1967. The Biafran capital was moved to Umuahia after the Nigerian Armed forces captured Enugu. In 1991, the old Anambra state was divided into two to create Enugu and Anambra State. Enugu remained the capital of the new Enugu State created by Ibrahim Babangida’s military regime.


4. The Best Time to Visit

Enugu city has a population of about 1 million people. This is one of the lesser populated metropolises in Nigeria. The city experiences two distinct seasons: the recurring rainy and dry season separated by the dusty Harmattan weather. It has a mean temperature of 26.7°C making it one of the most habitable cities in Nigeria. Travellers to the city are advised to visit this “British Developed City” during the dry season after the rains have subsided.

5. Visit the South-Eastern Capital of Nollywood Movies

The Urban market and bottling industries are some of the industries in the city. It is also the main filming location for the Nigerian movie industry known as “Nollywood.” Domestic and International flights land at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, and the Enugu Campus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka is the main educational establishment.

6. It is a City of Festivals

The New Yam Festival which holds to officially present the newly harvested yams to God and ancestors is as old as the Igbo culture. It usually holds between August and October with each community determining a date. Known locally as the “Emume iri ji Ohuru” or “Iwa ji” or “Ife ji oku”, it serves as the most unifying festival in Igboland. New Yam festival has become a major tourist attraction because of other colourful events such as Royal dance, Igba-Eze dance, cultural dance, masquerade parade & dance and musical rendition by various community groups. Enugu State organizes the annual Mmanwu (masquerade) festival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in November.

7. How To Get To Enugu

Enugu is accessible by road from all parts of Nigeria. ABC Transport Plc, Young Shall Grow Transport Ltd, Peace Mass Transit, Chisco Transport Ltd and God is Good Motors are some of the road transportation companies commuting passengers daily from various parts of Nigeria to Enugu with an average cost of 4000 Naira.

The major motor parks include Old motor park at Ogbete market, Newmarket or Gariki motor park.
Local airlines with direct flights to Enugu’s Akanu Ibiam International Airport include Medview Airlines, Arik Air and Air Peace.

8. Getting Around In Enugu

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The road network has federal roads connecting Enugu to other states of Nigeria while the state roads connect various local governments in the state. The State has a good road network plied by taxis and bikes (okada) making movement around town easy. You can also take a mini-van plying fixed routes through the city or take a taxi drop which is more comfortable but expensive.

9. Things To Do

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The top activities recommended for first-time visitors to Enugu include the various festivals held in different communities of the city.
Hospitality is the core value of Enugu city, so visitors should learn to first warmly greet, and ask about the family and health of the indigenes before conducting business.

Eat out to have a feel of the rich Igbo food culture

Enugu is the headquarters of popular Nigerian delicacies like Isiewu, Abacha, fiofio, akpu/fufu, Ugba, pepper soup and Nkwobi. Other foods like African salad, akpu, banga soup, oha soup, nkwobi and ukwa are also served in Enugu.

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10. Where To Eat In Enugu

Enugu is famed to be the custodian of the rich Igbo food culture. However, to enjoy the best local delicacies, tourists should try the common and less expensive “mama-puts” and restaurants around the city that serve awesomely prepared foods and soups like Okpa, Isiewu, Abacha, fiofio, akpu/fufu, Ugba, pepper soup, Nkwobi, akpu, banga soup, oha soup, ofe akwu, nkwobi and ukwa. Commence your learning about the Igbo cultural heritage with a taste of these nutrient-rich foods.
Okpa popularly called the “Lion’s food or the king’s meal” is made from Bambara flour gotten from Bambara nut. The best of this delicacy is sold at 9th Mile corner in Ngwo near Enugu.

Abacha also called African salad is a traditional Igbo meal made from cassava, oil bean seeds and spices; it is a major food included in menus for events in Enugu.

Nkwobi is a common pepper soup in an average city beer parlour; served with cow leg, it sells for a minimum of 600 Naira in restaurants and beer parlours. Ofe Akwu is the Igbo version of Banga stew made from palm fruit oil extract. Its unique aroma and taste are brought out by the scented leaf added during cooking. It is eaten with white rice, yam or plantain.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-5720420561137743&output=html&h=375&slotname=2952483046&adk=628551864&adf=798083827&w=360&lmt=1593768903&rafmt=11&psa=1&guci=2.2.0.0.2.2.0.0&format=360×375&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhotels.ng%2Fguides%2Fcity-guide%2Fenugu-travel-guide%2F&flash=0&fwr=1&wgl=1&dt=1593768436361&bpp=19&bdt=2320&idt=919&shv=r20200624&cbv=r20190131&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3D8104280f12cf1517%3AT%3D1593768437%3AS%3DALNI_MZSit_z4rQTTt70B0K0e59fY2juqQ&prev_fmts=360×300%2C360x375%2C360x375%2C0x0%2C360x656%2C360x90_as%2C360x788%2C360x375%2C360x375%2C360x375%2C360x375&nras=4&correlator=3716722124766&rume=1&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=1214227042.1593768437&ga_sid=1593768437&ga_hid=330822026&ga_fc=0&iag=0&icsg=222834356584444&dssz=57&mdo=0&mso=0&rplot=4&u_tz=60&u_his=1&u_java=0&u_h=800&u_w=360&u_ah=800&u_aw=360&u_cd=24&u_nplug=0&u_nmime=0&adx=0&ady=13720&biw=360&bih=656&scr_x=0&scr_y=8999&eid=21060549%2C21066451%2C21066485%2C42530494%2C42530496%2C42530500%2C42530502&oid=3&psts=AGkb-H-3osYrhFrrG4TRLar33i_zlSIMOWXXdhaKwl_BFWwM17glD_NWk6SBFxL58A%2CAGkb-H8bBrfYmO1Z3woW5qw_pwROI9vqHykdIugonsKurJ-RRD9MJYiAaOX959qn1t29DKki_RBSSQ1d%2CAGkb-H_xupmsU2rroQfitB3Ni4SfPCnUa2z7Fc8IfQxq4RkMK7SQFxZvtJfPYFCP1uk%2CAGkb-H_K7xjjt_zA9SWRHFUiaxEiNto0MO5pK-lwAdoQT0cJ5TGGae7wbl5vDLjK%2CAGkb-H_xWy4VC5WBHVgKocGyfqa2bzo69o0_TMJzFybj5UksX-b8OEjXyr4TZSkFToI%2CAGkb-H_7QxHssC14rC5Fj655s9N6ksyZG0mqzYjv-7XL4Wa8QvQnOoPhsKz2J_h0m3X6%2CAGkb-H-qOS9H5Cu_t-FwQYGqVBaZSuHfmtiWJDgkXa6-Z85AyLEp5GMOumTqo9BjP1k%2CAGkb-H8V1TjnxrkJ5iZYGoK5mgEZn1cTdeXdX7976zbife5vU2n3zkx7dqoZpHe1B9w&pvsid=3818654086330189&pem=365&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&rx=0&eae=0&fc=900&brdim=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C360%2C0%2C360%2C712%2C360%2C712&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7CleEbr%7C&abl=CS&pfx=0&fu=8336&bc=31&ifi=8&uci=a!8&btvi=9&fsb=1&xpc=SmsWcVi30o&p=https%3A//hotels.ng&dtd=M

Yam and Agbugbu (FioFio) is a favourite meal for both locals and visitors. It is basically yam porridge and a mix of pigeon peas also called Akidi. It is eaten with palm oil onion and pepper sauce.

Restaurants in the city sell these local delicacies, with a few modern restaurants selling intercontinental cuisines. Mr BIGG’s, Emily Restaurant, Chicken Republic, Revelry restaurant, Happy Bytes and Raya Chinese Restaurant are examples of restaurants located along Ogui Road in Enugu.  Along Independence Avenue, are other restaurants such as 9’JA food, De Main Restaurant, Barcelos, and Golden Toast, serving local delicacies. For a more romantic restaurant, visitors should try the Polo Park Mall Food Court inside the Polo Park Shopping mall at Okpara Avenue and Genesis Restaurant at Zik Avenue in Enugu.

11. Tourist Attractions In State

The State is a haven for tourism with its large number of ancient landmarks and tourist attractions. The larger number of these tourist centres have free entry. The city a myriad of caves, waterfalls, springs, hills for mountaineering, forest reserves, monumental archaeological and cultural collections in museums and art galleries for historical and cultural preservation.

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Stadium

This is the home stadium of Enugu Rangers. It has a capacity of 22, 000. The stadium was named after the first President of the Republic of Nigeria, Dr Benjamin Nnamdi Azikwe. Local league matches are played at the stadium every weekend, so visitors can watch a live match in the stadium.

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Enugu Golf Club

It has 18 challenging and beautiful holes. The Golf course is open all year round and has become a tourist attraction to guests and residents in Enugu. It also houses a clubhouse and a fully-stocked bar where residents and visitors can drink and relax in a serene environment. The Golf course can be found at Mount Street in Enugu.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-5720420561137743&output=html&h=375&slotname=2952483046&adk=628551864&adf=1728199394&w=360&lmt=1593769587&rafmt=11&psa=1&guci=2.2.0.0.2.2.0.0&format=360×375&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhotels.ng%2Fguides%2Fcity-guide%2Fenugu-travel-guide%2F&flash=0&fwr=1&wgl=1&dt=1593768436380&bpp=20&bdt=-M&idt=907&shv=r20200624&cbv=r20190131&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3D8104280f12cf1517%3AT%3D1593768437%3AS%3DALNI_MZSit_z4rQTTt70B0K0e59fY2juqQ&prev_fmts=360×300%2C360x375%2C360x375%2C0x0%2C360x656%2C360x90_as%2C360x788%2C360x375%2C360x375%2C360x375%2C360x375%2C360x375&nras=4&correlator=3716722124766&rume=1&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=1214227042.1593768437&ga_sid=1593768437&ga_hid=330822026&ga_fc=0&iag=0&icsg=222834356584444&dssz=57&mdo=0&mso=0&rplot=4&u_tz=60&u_his=1&u_java=0&u_h=800&u_w=360&u_ah=800&u_aw=360&u_cd=24&u_nplug=0&u_nmime=0&adx=0&ady=16092&biw=360&bih=656&scr_x=0&scr_y=11125&eid=21060549%2C21066451%2C21066485%2C42530494%2C42530496%2C42530500%2C42530502&oid=3&psts=AGkb-H-3osYrhFrrG4TRLar33i_zlSIMOWXXdhaKwl_BFWwM17glD_NWk6SBFxL58A%2CAGkb-H8bBrfYmO1Z3woW5qw_pwROI9vqHykdIugonsKurJ-RRD9MJYiAaOX959qn1t29DKki_RBSSQ1d%2CAGkb-H_xupmsU2rroQfitB3Ni4SfPCnUa2z7Fc8IfQxq4RkMK7SQFxZvtJfPYFCP1uk%2CAGkb-H_K7xjjt_zA9SWRHFUiaxEiNto0MO5pK-lwAdoQT0cJ5TGGae7wbl5vDLjK%2CAGkb-H_xWy4VC5WBHVgKocGyfqa2bzo69o0_TMJzFybj5UksX-b8OEjXyr4TZSkFToI%2CAGkb-H_7QxHssC14rC5Fj655s9N6ksyZG0mqzYjv-7XL4Wa8QvQnOoPhsKz2J_h0m3X6%2CAGkb-H-qOS9H5Cu_t-FwQYGqVBaZSuHfmtiWJDgkXa6-Z85AyLEp5GMOumTqo9BjP1k%2CAGkb-H8V1TjnxrkJ5iZYGoK5mgEZn1cTdeXdX7976zbife5vU2n3zkx7dqoZpHe1B9w%2CAGkb-H9MyN0BdhueMhNH8CSLCKcidC21APygi2GUdaS_DcjovjqfdWYD9JP-03yWk2A&pvsid=3818654086330189&pem=365&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&rx=0&eae=0&fc=900&brdim=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C360%2C0%2C360%2C712%2C360%2C712&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7CleEbr%7C&abl=CS&pfx=0&fu=8336&bc=31&ifi=9&uci=a!9&btvi=10&fsb=1&xpc=KWiZm4don5&p=https%3A//hotels.ng&dtd=M

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The Magic Garden

This is a park built solely for recreation and relaxation in a soothing atmosphere at the city centre. It houses a swimming pool and restaurants. Friends and family can gather for get-togethers in the garden. The garden occasionally hosts family-themed events and activities.

National Museum of Unity

Also known as Enugu museum, was established after the civil war in 1972 to heal the wounds of the Nigerian Civil war. It aims to promote understanding, peaceful co-existence and love among Nigerians. Visitors can tour the Igbo Gallery, Unity Gallery and the Enugu Coal City Gallery. Go with your phones and gadgets to capture the beautiful sights in the museum.

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Polo Park Mall

This mall is situated at Okpara Avenue in Enugu. The mall is important for its array of modern shops like swatch stores, Nike Store, The Hub Store, Fine brothers, HealthPlus, Montaigne Place, Pandora, Puma store and Shoprite. It has a food court where all the major food chains such cold stone creamery, Citi Chef, Golden Chef, KFC etc., sell local and international cuisines. Visitors to the Polo Park Mall can ride the giant Ferris wheel, grab a cup of ice cream, watch a movie in Genesis Deluxe Cinema and visit the bars to unwind and hang out with friends.

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Awhum Waterfall and Cave

Awhum waterfall is 30 metres high. It’s cascading waters is believed to possess therapeutic effects and curative powers. Visitors to the waterfall have been healed of all types of illnesses, and visitors are a wonderful time.

The Ugwueme and Udi Hills

The hills rise above hundreds of metres above sea level. Visitors to Enugu can take a hike to these hills for mountaineering and picnics. The first discovery of coals is found under Udi Hills, the first site of coal mining in Nigeria. Visitors to the hill can tour the tunnel beneath as it is now a tourist attraction. The hills are good for mountaineering and landscape admiration.

The Ezeagu Tourist Complex

This complex is the must-be place in Enugu as it has a large number of interesting places to wow all visitors to Enugu. The 3-km cave, cold and warm spring, waterfall and a lake within a 30-minute drive of the city centre makes the Ezeagu tourist complex resplendent with wonders. And with a proper layout and beautiful environment, family, friends and visitors can picnic and swim.

Milken Hills

The hills named after an Enugu colonial administrator gives a perfect panoramic view of Enugu metropolis, most importantly at dawn and dusk. The relics of the coal mines and the beautiful tunnels of the Iva Valley are underneath the hill, hence serving a triple purpose: Mountaineering, picnic, and tourism.

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Ngwo Pine Forest, Enugu

Hosted by Milken hill in the Ngwo community, Enugu. This neatly arranged cluster of pine trees marks out a path that leads to the Ngwo cave and waterfall in the same neighbourhood. The leaves of the pine trees form a natural blanket for visitors. The natural beauty and grace of the forest make it such a tranquil environment for picnics, relaxation, and meditation.

12. Where To Stay In City

The City has a large number of affordable and quality accommodations with cheap bars, cafes and restaurants. There are budget-friendly hotels for as low as 3000 Naira per night. Rooms in the hotels have comfy beds, air conditioners, en-suite bathrooms and occasionally swimming pools and gyms.

Dmatel Hotel and Resort situated at Independence Layout, Enugu, offers relaxation and leisure at the outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a beautiful landscape and garden.

Nike Lake Resort/hotel is located on the banks of Lake Nike in Enugu. Made of 216 beautifully furnished rooms and suites. It is a perfect weekend getaway for singles, picnicking friends and even couples. It has breath-taking views in a secure and tranquil environment. The Airport is just a 15-minute drive to the hotel.

Amazon hotel is a budget hotel at Njemanze Street and has charming, spacious, and comfortable rooms in a serene and quiet location ideal for relaxation.

Hotel Toscana offers premium lodging arrangements and luxurious bedding in a fully air-conditioned room. It is an ideal lodging for travellers and residents.

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Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are reportedly ‘giving their relationship another try’ after spending the lockdown together

Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have reportedly rekindled their romance after spending the lockdown together with their daughter True.

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The reality star and the NBA pro who broke up last year over his cheating scandal with Kylie Jenner’s ex BFF Jordyn Woods are ‘giving their relationship another try,’ a source told People. 

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The insider said the couple decided to rekindle their romance after the Keeping Up With The Kardashian star celebrated her 36th birthday last weekend. Tristan, 29, was in attendance, along with Khloé siblings Rob, Kourtney, Kim, Kendall, and Kylie Jenner as well as their mom Kris Jenner. 

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A second source tells PEOPLE that Khloé and Tristan “acted like were back together” at her birthday bash.

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Ahead of her birthday festivities, Thompson shared a heartfelt tribute to Khloé on Instagram, posting an adorable picture of himself and the reality star with their baby girl.

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‘I’m wise enough now to know, you came into my life to show me just what it means to be an incredible person. I appreciate how I am able to learn from and grow because of you,’ he wrote alongside a photo of himself with Khloe and True.  

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‘I thank God for the beautiful and loving woman you are to everyone, especially our daughter True. You deserve the world Koko! True and I love you mama. Happy Birthday @khloekardashian,’ he added.

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After the party, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star sparked engagement rumors after she was pictured wearing a massive diamond on her ring finger.

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But a source told UsWeekly on Wednesday that they two are ‘not engaged.’ 

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Four dead, others injured as truck suffers brake failure and ran into a car and bikes in Oyo

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Four women were killed in Oyo state when a truck rammed into a passenger car and two commercial motorcycles.

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The incident happened on Wednesday, July 1, near the popular Aleshinloye Market, Ibadan, Oyo state

Four others sustained serious injuries in the crash.

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The truck belongs to a popular dairy company located at Eleyele area of the city. It was gathered that the truck had a brake failure and veered off its lane crushing a Micra car and the motorcycles.

Four dead, others injured as truck suffers brake failure and rams into a car and bikes in Oyo

Confirming the accident, the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gbenga Fadeyi, said four women died instantly while four others were injured.

The police said, “The accident involved a Fan milk truck, a Nissan Micra and 2 motorcycles. Four women died on the spot and four other people got injured.”

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Nigerian man recounts his experience with ”drunk” police officers in Lagos

A Nigerian man has taken to his Twitter handle to share his alleged experience with some ”drunk and high” police officers in Lagos.

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According to @Mobenjaminmusic, he was stopped by the police officers while on his way home on Tuesday, June 30. He said the officers who accused him of doing ‘street’,” asked him and others that were arrested to pay them N300, 000 before they would be released.

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He said he was eventually released after his uncle showed up and gave the officers some money.

Read more of his account below.

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FG increases petrol pump price to N143.80

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The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency has announced a new price band of N140.80 to N143.80 per litre for Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol. 

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Sources at the Abuja headquarters of the agency said the rise in petrol price was primarily due to the increase in global crude oil prices.

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A circular released on Wednesday July 1, from the PPPRA to marketers reads;

“After a review of the prevailing market fundamentals in the month of June and considering marketers’ realistic operating costs, as much as practicable, we wish to advise a new PMS pump price band of N140.80-N143.80 per litre for the month of July 2020.

All marketers are advised to operate within the indicative prices as advised by the PPPRA.”

The federal government, in March, announced that the retail price of petrol would be adjusted monthly to reflect realities in the global crude oil market. On May 31, 2020, the PPPRA announced a price band of N121.50 to N123.50 per litre for the product.

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Ekiti reopens schools and religious centers

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The Ekiti state government has directed worship centres in the state to resume services from Friday July 17,  in line with the agreement reached by the state government and leaders of religious organisations in the state. 

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Worshippers and religious leaders were urged to ensure “full compliance with the regulations regarding worship centres, which includes social distancing of 6-feet between worshippers, hand washing and face masks.”
 

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Governor Kayode Fayemi who made the announcement in a statewide broadcast on Tuesday June 30, also announced plans of reopening schools in the state from July 20.  He said the resumption of schools would be in phases, and will start with pupils in graduating classes (SS3, JSS3 and Primary six) who are preparing for their examinations

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Fayemi said; 

“However, this might be in phases starting with students in terminal classes SS3, JSS3 and Primary 6 to prepare for their examinations. Other classes will be gradually absorbed as schools meet all requirements to accommodate them safely and responsibly.

“A certificate of Readiness showing that a school has adhered to all the conditions required for school reopening will be issued to all schools before they can reopen.”

The Governor also disclosed that they have embarked on a quick rejuvenation of schools to ensure that basic facilities such as water, sanitiser, soap and other facilities to aid hygienic practices are in place.

He further announced that the two largest markets in Ado Ekiti – Oja Oba and Bisi Market, will now be open to lock-up shops only, subject to compliance with protocols. Fayemi affirmed that street trading, makeshift stalls kiosks and open display of wares in the said markets are still banned. 

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You are really delusional and you need urgent mental evaluation – Anita Joseph slams Ghanaian actress, Akupem Poloo for going completely naked in front of her son

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Nollywood actress, Anita Joseph has slammed Ghanaian actress, Akupem Poloo for going completely naked in front of her son to wish him a happy 7th birthday. 

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On Tuesday, June 30, the controversial Ghanaian actress and video vixen shared a naked photo of herself with her son and explained that she decided to go naked in front of her son because she gave birth to him naked.

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 She wrote: ‘I’m naked in front of you because this is how naked I was giving birth to you, so in case you find me naked lying somewhere don’t pass by me but rather see me as your mom who brought you to life.’

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While some of her Instagram followers found the photo offensive, Anita Joseph has also expressed her displeasure over Akupem’s decision to go completely nude in a photoshoot with her son to celebrate him on his 7th birthday.

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Reacting on her Instagram page, the actress wrote: “This is all shades of Wrong 

So you actually went to the studio

Removed your Clothes and got naked

How did you even hold your Son

Watching him see you naked 

I also watched the Video you made and also said

You bath with your Son at this Age?

Aunty you really Delusional and you need urgent Mental Evaluation 

You wanted to break the Internet but you Broke yourself Alu melu 

There are other decent and creative ways to get the Attention you needed!!

You just messed up this Child’s Head it’s a Shame.”

You are really delusional and you need urgent mental evaluation - Anita Joseph slams Ghanaian actress, Akupem Poloo for going completely naked in front of her son
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Peace Mass Transit resumes, with only 50% carriage at no extra cost to Commuters

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Peace Mass Transit (PMT) Limited, is gearing up for resumption of operations  on July 1st, 2020, following the relaxation of interstate lockdown announced by the Federal Government on Monday. 

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The company was the first to suspend operations early March at the escalation of the Covid-19 pandemic across the globe, and consequent devastation of lives and businesses. The PMT management,in making the decision to resume, has also mandated it’s staff across the nation to adhere to, and indeed, strictly  enforce   recommended international/national protocol on control of  covid-19, including hand washing with soap and water at entry points, social distancing, use of face masks for entire duration of journeys by drivers and passengers alike, and use of alcohol based hand sanitizers.  

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Instructively, all PMT passenger vehicles are to carry only 50% of normal capacity, and at no extra cost to the passenger, according to the management reopening manual for staff.The management of the company has also provided infra – red thermometers for screening of passengers and staff and equipment for constant decontamination of depots and vehicles at points of departure and arrival.  

PMT chairman, Evangelist Sam Maduka Onyishi, reiterated to staff that resumption of critical services to kickstart the  economy of families and the nation was more expedient than any immediate consideration for personal profit. 

” The cost of extra measures we have instituted and loss of revenues that would come with reduction in carrying capacity, are significant, but I consider them part of the continuing sacrifice we make for the public good, well being and overall  safety of compatriots”, he said. ” we have always maintained that PMT has never been just about being a business; it is my own ministry through which I touch lives..” The company urges the travelling public to show understanding, corporate to enforce seamless enforcement, and  generally  see the new protocol as desirable and in everybody’s best interest.  God bless Nigeria. Management,

PMT Ltd.

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100% electricity tariff hike put on hold as Lawan and Gbajabiamila intervene

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The 100% hike in electricity tariff slated to commence Wednesday, July 1, has been put on hold.

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This comes after the National Assembly leadership’s intervention at a meeting with the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos), the National Electricity Regulatory Agency (NERC) and others in the power chain, Monday night, June 29.

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The DisCos announced over the weekend that the tariff  pushed forward from April 1 would take effect from July 1.

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Customers protested the planned increase but the DisCos insisted that only a “cost-reflective” tariff could guarantee their survival to keep the power sector afloat.

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At Monday’s meeting, Senate President Ahmad Lawan and House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila promised to take the DisCos’ request to President Muhammed Buhari and urged them to push the tariff raise till Aprill 2021.

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In a statement, Special Adviser (Media) to the Senate President, Ola Awoniyi, said the National Assembly leadership was emphatic at the meeting that the timing of the  hike was wrong.

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The statement added that the National Assembly leadership told the DisCos that they were not opposed to cost reflective tariff for the power sector to attract the much-needed investment.

The DisCos also admitted that they were not fully prepared for the planned tariff hike although they desired it.

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The statement added that the National Assembly leaders  promised  the electricity distributors  that they would  meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue.

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The statement said: “The agreement here is that there is not going to be any increase in tariff on July 1.  

“The Senate President and the Speaker are going to take appropriate action and meet with the President.

“We are in agreement here that there is no question on the justification of the increase but the time is simply not right and appropriate measures need to be put in place.

“So, between now and the first quarter of next year, our task will be to work together with you to ensure that we put those blocks in place to support the eventual increase in tariffs.”

The statement quoted Lawan as saying that  the government had  been doing a lot as part of its obligation to provide some forms of Intervention.

He said: “I’m quite aware that for this year, probably starting from last year, over N600 billion was earmarked for this sector to improve.

“The potential increase in the tariff is definitely something that will be of concern to us in the National Assembly.

“There is too much stress in the lives of Nigerians today and indeed across the world because of the challenges imposed by COVID-19 pandemic and even before then, we had issues that would always make it tough for our people to effectively pay the tariff.

“One way or the other, for this business to flourish, for this sector to be appropriately fixed, for it to attract investment, something has to give way, there is no doubt about that but it is also crucial that we look at the timing for any of our actions.”

According to the statement, Gbajabiamila said the National Assembly was on the same page with the DisCos on the issue of cost reflective tariff.

Gbajabiamila added: “There is time for everything. A well-intended programme or policy of government can fall flat on the face and never recover if you do it at a wrong time.

“Whatever will affect this government is something that should concern all of us. I think this will affect this government.

“The timing. I think it will affect the Muhammadu Buhari  government and if it is going to affect his government, we should all rally around our people, our President and the government to make sure we do the right thing,

“The good thing is that we have agreed that we need to do something about the cost of electricity.”

The representatives of the DisCos said the government should  be ready to continue to bear the difference in the present tariff and what was considered as the appropriate tariff

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Reality star, Khloe Kardashian shares photos from her 36th birthday party

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Reality star and mother of one, Khloe Kardashian turned 36 on Saturday, June 27, and threw a party to celebrate her birthday.

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The ‘family only’ event was attended by her famous family including her sisters, Kourtney, Kim, Kylie,  Kendall, and their mom Kris Jenner. Her brother, Rob Kardashian also made a rare appearance and showed off a much more slimmed-down physique.


Khloe Kardashian’s ex Tristan Thompson and her BFF, Malika Haqq among others were also in attendance. 

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Reality star, Khloe Kardashian shares photos from her 36th birthday party
Reality star, Khloe Kardashian shares photos from her 36th birthday party
Reality star, Khloe Kardashian shares photos from her 36th birthday party
Reality star, Khloe Kardashian shares photos from her 36th birthday party
Reality star, Khloe Kardashian shares photos from her 36th birthday party
Reality star, Khloe Kardashian shares photos from her 36th birthday party
Reality star, Khloe Kardashian shares photos from her 36th birthday party
Reality star, Khloe Kardashian shares photos from her 36th birthday party
Reality star, Khloe Kardashian shares photos from her 36th birthday party
Reality star, Khloe Kardashian shares photos from her 36th birthday party
Reality star, Khloe Kardashian shares photos from her 36th birthday party