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A city of southern Nigeria east of the Niger River. It developed as a coal-mining center in the early 1900s.


1. (Placename) a state of S Nigeria. Capital: Enugu. Pop: 3 257 298 (2006). Area: 7161 sq km (2765 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city in S Nigeria, capital of Enugu state: capital of the former Eastern region and of the breakaway state of Biafra during the Civil War (1967–70): coal-mining. Pop: 549 000 (2005 est)


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a city in SE Nigeria. 279,000.
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The Japanese, Yukiya Kawaguchi, of the Setagaya Art Museum in Tokyo, who had been following the gradual rise to limelight of African art in the Asian nation, gave several talks first at the Enugu event and afterwards at the Nigerian National Theatre complex in Lagos where PACA moved the second segment of the festivities.
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Setting up of 500 MW coal-fired power plant in Enugu.
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The newly forged partnership will facilitate in the exploration of the country s coal resources in the Enugu region for the diversification of its energy mix so that a consistent supply of electricity can be ascertained for the Nigerians.
One Nation Energy has inked a deal with the FG to exploit the country s coal resources in the Enugu region to diversify its energy mix in a move to ensure a reliable supply of power to the nation, punch.
One Nation Energy Platform declared that it contrives to build a 500 MW coal-fired power station in Enugu, in conjunction with a South African technical partner Stefanutti and it has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Federal Ministry of Power, intended to fast track the construction of the plant.
25bn was handed over to The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, followed by Kano, Port Harcourt and Eko Electricity Distribution Companies, with N7.
A contract worth N986 million has been awarded by the federal government to build the Greater Oji River Water Project in Enugu State for potable water supply to the people of Oji River Local Government.
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