This is a review of top events which occurred in Nigeria’s South-east within the past week....CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>
From the arraignment of former Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State to the kidnap of a deputy vice-chancellor of the Abia State University, the past week – the fourth week of January 2024 – was full of events in Nigeria’s southeast.
Here are the highlights of the top stories that made headlines in the region in the week under review:
Demolition in Enugu’s estate
The week began with a controversy in Enugu State over the reported demolition of some properties by the state government in Centenary Estate in the state.
A popular Nigerian skit maker, Chibuike Ugwu, otherwise known as Untouchable, had, on 19 January in a video clip, raised an alarm that his mansion was on the verge of being demolished by the state’s urban development agency, Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority
Mr Ugwu appealed to Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State to intervene.
The clip showing the skit maker raising the alarm elicited reactions from several persons within and outside the state.
However, the state government would later deny carrying out demolitions of unapproved structures at the estate. They explained that the affected buildings were demolished because they served as kidnappers’ hideout, stressing that it was yet to demolish any of the unapproved structures in the area.
However, in another video clip on Sunday apparently shot at the estate, Mr Ugwu said, unlike when he made the first video clip, he had now gotten the full details of what was happening at the estate.
The skit maker said, that in order not to provoke the governor, he has decided to apologise to him for making the first video, although he did not deny saying there were demolitions at the estate..…CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>