ENUGU – The Coal City

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Enugu town, is the capital of Enugu state, in southeastern Nigeria. The city is popular for its coal, hills, Universities (See addresses of schools in Enugu), cuisine, robust industries and of course, the local palm wine.

Enugu is the headquarters of popular eastern delicacies like Abacha, Okpa, akpu/fufu, Ugba, pepper soup and Nkwobi. Other foods like oha soup, nkwobi and ukwa are also served in Enugu (See addresses of restaurants in Enugu).

Enugu city has a bubbling night time for night crawlers. There are various joints, sit-outs and nightclubs all providing night entertainment. Nightclubs in Enugu include Extreme lounge, True lounge, Villa Toscana nightclub and Orange room (See addresses of joints in Enugu).

There are nice hotels for every class in Enugu. Hotels like Legend hotel, Dmatel hotel and Resort, Amazon hotel, Hotel Toscana, Nike Lake Resort/hotel, Hotel Metropole International Ltd, Rossy Valley International Hotels complex, and Chiez Inn have nightclubs and bars (See addresses, phone numbers of hotels in Enugu, and room prices)

Polo Park Mall is a modern shopping mall, offering entertainment and hangouts. Genesis Deluxe Cinema and the giant Ferris wheel in the mall provides entertainment. (See recreational places in Enugu)

Enugu is accessible by road from all parts of Nigeria. The major motor parks include Old motor park at Ogbete market, Newmarket or Gariki motor park (See Bus parks in Enugu). On the average, it costs about N2,500 to get to Enugu within Southern Nigeria (See transportation cost from major cities to Enugu)

Local airlines with direct flights to Enugu’s Akanu Ibiam International Airport include Medview Airlines, Arik Air and Air Peace.

Industries in the city include the urban market and bottling industries at night mile – Coca cola, Nigerian Breweries.

Enugu is also one of the filming locations for directors of the Nigerian movie industry, dubbed “Nollywood”, Williams Uchemba. Notable musicians originating from Enugu include rapper Phyno, Slowdog, Nigga RAW, Flavour N’Abania.

The Enugu Rangers, a first-division professional league association football team, is Enugu’s home team that plays in the Nigerian Premier League and are based in the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.

Enugu has three main tertiary institutions: the Enugu State University of Science & Technology (ESUT); the University of Nigeria,Nsukka Campus (UNN)and Enugu Campus (UNEC); and the Institute of Management & Technology (IMT) (See addresses of schools in Enugu).


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