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The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company was officially handed over to Interstate Electrics Limited, at an official ceremony in Enugu on the 1st of November, 2013. The Interstate Chairman Sir Emeka Offor, the MD/CEO, Robert Dickerman, representatives of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority(MEA) Thailand, the Interstate Board members were all present during the hand over ceremony . Some of the Board members include former Defence Minister Adetokunbo Kayode(SAN), Senator Ken Nnamani, Dr Steve Dike as well as Barrister Kester Enweronwu. The Vice President Arc Namadi Sambo was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum, Dr Danladi Kifasi.



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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Interstate Electrics Limited (Interstate), Mr. Robert Dickerman, declared yesterday that Interstate is ready to assume operations of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (Enugu DISCO).

The power expert will lead the multi-national and multi-disciplinary Interstate team which is poised and ready, to leverage the capabilities of the Enugu DISCO to improve energy delivery and customer service, in furtherance of the President’s transformation agenda.

Mr. Dickerman, an American, is highly regarded as a renowned energy executive, strategy, development and operations leader, and an effective communicator with outstanding relationships and contacts throughout the energy industry. With over 30 years of executive level experience in the industry, he headed KPMG‘s Global Energy Strategy Practice.

He also managed energy companies in Asia, Europe, North America and the Caribbean. His industry experience includes executive positions in Edison Source, Sempra Energy Solutions, Marubeni Caribbean Power Holding, and recently Zenergy Capital, Inc.

His words: ‘Our transformation of Enugu Disco to a world-class electricity distribution company will be anchored on three principles namely integrity, customer service and performance’.  He added that Interstate’s mission is to ensure effective and efficient service delivery for the benefit of customers within our area of coverage.

He expressed excitement and privilege in leading the Interstate team and the opportunity of working with Metropolitan Electricity Authority of Thailand (MEA) — one of the most experienced firms in powerdistribution in the world.

The sale of Enugu DISCO to Interstate Electrics Limited, promoted by successful businessman and philanthropist Sir Emeka Offor was on the 20th of September ratified by the federal government.

Professor Ilochi Okafor (SAN), a Professor of Law and immmediate past Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State has been kidnapped in Enugu.

Prof Ilochi is highly revered and respected in the university community for his great efforts which elevated the university from its status as a “glorified secondary school” to a university of choice in the east.

He introduced measures to reduce the activities of cultists to the barest minimum, fought exam malpractice vigorously, introduced development levy on students to raise funds to carry out projects, moved the school to its permanent site, amongst other legacies.
You would recall that some months back, ESUT VC was also whisked away in dare-devil style after a shoot-out.

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Catholic Churches in Enugu State have come under attacks from vandals who are destroying statues in and around premises of the worship centres.

In the last one months, three incidents of such have been reported, even as the invaders in each of the attack left a note saying “stop worshiping idols.”

Angered by the development, the Catholic Diocese of Enugu officially reacted to the destructions on Tuesday, condemning the act in the strongest terms.

The Director of Communication in the diocese, Joseph Offor, in Enugu listed the three churches that had been attacked as: Seat of Wisdom Parish, Abakpa Nike; St. Leo Catholic Church, Federal Housing Estate; and St. Mary Catholic Church, Trans-Ekulu.

Reverend Father Offor, while briefing the press said, “Sometime ago, in October, the Vicar General of the diocese, Monsignor Luke Adike complained that unknown people invaded the church, Seat of Wisdom Parish, Abakpa Nike, around 1am.”

“In the morning, he went into the church, and he saw that all the statues, both that of the Sacred Heart, that of the Virgin Mary and every other thing in the altar has been smashed, destroyed by these hoodlums”

“On November 4 and November 11, similar incidents happened at St. Leo and St Mary; they destroyed the statues and the altar while also leaving a similar message as the previous,” he said.

The priest quoted one of the messages which reads: “The 10 commandments of the Lord, the Almighty Lord says, stop worshipping idols, false gods made by man. I tolerate no rivals.”

“Worship only but the living God, the Almighty God,”

The Reverend Father stated that the matter had been reported to the police, adding that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Musa Daura, had visited the affected churches.

The Public Relations Officer of the Enugu state police command, Ebere Amaraizu, said the command has begun probe into the matter. He urged the people to be vigilant and assist the police with useful information that may lead to arrest of the culprits.

Already, the Bishop of the diocese, Callistus Onaga, had issued a circular urging the parishes and parishioners to be security conscious.

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Saturday punched a protocol officer who refused to allow him sit on a chair reserved for the Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, at the 80th birthday celebration of former vice president, Chief Alex Ekwueme, in Enugu.

The incident occurred 20 minutes before most of the invited guests arrived.
We gathered the seat was reserved for the host Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime and Obi. The Deputy Governor, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, represented Chime who is still out of the country.
The protocol officer, Mr. Ifeanyi Onukuba, who works with Obi, was shocked at Okorocha’s action and before he could recover from it, a police officer attached to the Bomb Disposal Unit in Anambra State, Mr. Felix Alumona, pushed Okorocha when he was removing the tag bearing Obi’s name from the seat.
Our correspondent observed that Okorocha’s Aide de Camp, Gabriel Onu, immediately pounced on Alumona, hitting and tearing his uniform, while other security details attached to the Imo governor joined in the scuffle.
Sensing that the matter was beginning to attract people, Okorocha quickly waded in, saying, “Hey, please stop the fight! Let us not fight over an ordinary seat. I will share the seat with Peter Obi.”
Minutes after the fracas, Okorocha’s aides grumbled saying, “Why is it that anywhere we go, they always reserve a special seat for Obi. Is Okorocha not the leader of Ndigbo?”
When Obi arrived, he squeezed himself in the couch, sitting between Onyebuchi and Okorocha.

Source: SundayPunch


Highlife artiste Flavour joins the likes 2face Idibia and Basketmouth who are club owners, as he is set to launch his own night club. Flavour will officially open the new club, “2nite Club”to the public on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in Enugu. Close sources to the Anambra born singer say he coined the name of the club “2nite” from the title of one of his hit tracks “N’abania” which means “tonight” and a name the singer is also used to (Flavour Nabania). The wildly loved singer-performer is also about to complete his multi million naira mansion, according to sources close to him.

The launch of ’2nite club we gathered, will have in attendance colleagues such as Wizkid, Kcee “The Okpekete master”, Mavin records first lady, Tiwa Savage and many others.

It may interest you to know that pop icon 2face Idibia co-owns Club Rumours in Ikeja GRA Lagos, while comedian Basketmouth is part

owner of emBARssy Lounge in Yaba, Lagos.


The Enugu home of Veteran Actor, Nkem Owoh, popularly known as ‘Osuofia’ was recently raided by armed robbers.

The star actor who was in Abuja as at the time of the robbery lost his Mitsubishi Montero Jeep with number plate BU 64 FST, alongside other valuables to the hoodlums.

Owoh, confirmed the robbery but maintained no life was lost, aside his property such as, Toshiba laptop and camcorder.

He revealed that the intruders broke into his house at Phase 6; Tran’s Ekulu, Enugu, sneaked in and had a filled day.

He said: “I was in Abuja last week Saturday when my neighbours called that it was like my place was burgled, that my gate appeared to be open.

“I asked them to check and they reported back that out of the three vehicles parked in the compound, the Jeep was no longer there.

“I called my driver and asked him to make a report to the police immediately, which he did.”

Consequently, Owoh returned to Enugu as a result of the incident and further confirmed that the robbers removed the burglary roof in his window, through which they were able to remove the laptop.

You’d recall that Nkem Owoh was kidnapped in 2009 but was released days later after his family members allegedly paid a ransome fee of N1.4m naira.