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Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Governor orders arrest of contractor for poor construction of N200 million road

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has ordered the arrest of a contractor for failing to execute a road project according to specifications after collecting N200 million mobilisation fee. Mr. Umahi gave the order on Thursday at Okposi-Umuoghara while inspecting the Okposi-Umuoghara- Ebiaji road project in Ezza North Local Government…

From left:  Former President Goodluck Jonathan, PDP National Chairman,  Ali Modu Sheriff and Chairman Board of Trustees, Alhaji Wali Jubril at a PDP Stakeholders meeting in  Abuja on Thursday (6/4/17)

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2019: I may not support my party’s presidential candidate, PDP governor says

The Ebonyi State Governor and Chairman South East Governor’s forum, David Umahi, on Tuesday said he and his supporters will not vote along party lines when it comes to the presidential elections in 2019. According to him, the state will vote for a presidential candidate that will help develop the…

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Nigerian state bans consumption of coke, fanta, sprite at its events

Apparently worried by reports alleging that some soft drinks in the country could be dangerous to health, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday banned the serving and consumption of Coke, Sprite and Fanta at government functions in the state. The governor gave the directive during a meeting with…

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Five school principals demoted to teachers for exam malpractice

Five principals in Ebonyi State have been demoted by the state government for their involvement in examination malpractice in the 2016 Senior Schools Certificate Examination. The Ebonyi State Commissioner for Education, John Ekeh, announced this while speaking with journalists on Thursday. The sanction followed the report of the West African…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Ebonyi Governor suspends Attorney General, Perm Sec.

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has been suspended indefinitely the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Augustine Nwankwegu, and the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Jonathan Okoronkwo, for negligence of duty. The two men were suspended for alleged indiscipline and dereliction of duties even as Governor Umahi…

Suspects paraded by the Nigerian Police

Police parade ex-soldier, 23 others for murder, armed robbery, others

The Ebonyi State Police Command on Wednesday paraded a former soldier and 23 other suspects for alleged kidnap, robbery and cultism in the state. Ten of the suspects, including a 29-year-old ex-soldier from Lokpanta Abia state, Mathew Ogbudike, were alleged to have kidnapped, killed and buried a 59-year-old woman in…

Women protesting the rape of a 70 year old woman in Ebonyi

Women protest alleged rape of 70-year-old widow by herdsman

The women of Isu in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State on Wednesday stormed Abakaliki protesting the activities of herdsmen in the area. Scores of women carried placards with different inscriptions such as "Fulanis have destroyed all our crops and polluted our rivers and ponds,' ‘Fulanis have humiliated us.’…

FILE PHOTO: Ebonyi indigenes thronged the government house in Abakaliki on Tuesday to obtain job creation forms.

Despite federal govt directive, Ebonyi officials ‘extort’ N-Power beneficiaries

Beneficiaries of the Federal Government N-Power programme in Ebonyi have alleged that they were still being extorted by the handlers of the programme in the state, despite a clear directive by government that the beneficiaries should not be asked to make any payment. The programme is being handled by the…

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Police sergeant, others arrested for attempting to steal baby from hospital

The police have paraded a sergeant, Iseke Koradam, who was arrested at a hospital in Oke – Uvuru in Aboh, Mbaise Local Government Area while attempting to steal a baby. The Imo State Police Commissioner, Taiwo Lakanu, said Mr. Koradam and his gang had confessed and would be charged to…

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Dam: Communities rue losses, demand compensation

Three communities in Ebonyi and Enugu states whose land was acquired by the Federal Government to build a dam seven years ago have protested the non-payment of compensation to them. The communities are Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi, and Ukey and Okpanku in Aninri Local Government Area…

Rev, Paul Emeka

Supreme Court affirms Assemblies of God’s General Overseer’s sack

The three-year-long leadership crisis in the Assemblies of God Church was on Friday laid to rest as the Supreme Court upheld the sack of the General Overseer of the Assemblies of God Church, Paul Emeka, for violating the church’s rules. In a unanimous judgment, the apex court dismissed the appeal…

Master Peter Nwigwe

Ebonyi govt ‘bureaucracy’ delays teenage leprosy patient’s treatment

A non-governmental organization, Good Living Initiative, has accused officials of the Ebonyi State Government of delaying the treatment of an indigent boy diagnosed as having leprosy. The director of the organisation, Stella Chukwuma, stated this in Abakaliki while speaking with PREMIUM TIMES. Mrs. Chukwuma said she picked up the 13-…

Gov Wike and security operatives

Wike orders arrest of 15 mechanics caught burning tyres, oil

In furtherance of the fight against air pollution in Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike on Friday ordered the arrest of 15 mechanics engaged in the burning of used tyres and condemned engine oil. The governor gave the order when he drove by a premises where the burning was taking place.…

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Five killed in Owerri bank robbery

Four persons were feared killed on Wednesday during a robbery at a Zenith Bank branch in Owerri, Imo State. The robbers, who had trailed a customer with a huge sum of money to the bank, located along Wetheral Road, opposite Dan Anyiam Stadium in the city, also suffered casualty as…

Nigerian Journalist Attacked By Armed Robbers

Robbers attack Nigerian journalist

Armed robbers Wednesday morning stormed the residence of the Ebonyi State correspondent of National Mirror Newspapers, Godwin Aliuna, and dispossessed him of his money and other valuables at gun point. The hoodlums broke into Aliuna’s house at Igweokpu street, Abakaliki and attacked him before carting away his HP laptop, camera,…

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UPDATE: 10 buildings, filling station, shops razed in Onitsha fire

Many people escaped death on Wednesday night when fire razed about 10 buildings in Onitsha, Anambra State. The fire which started at about 8.20 p.m. from a filling station at Denis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha (DMGS) junction affected banks, streets markets and many vehicles. The fire was caused by a…

Chijioke Oratu

Ebonyi governor wants soldiers sacked, prosecuted for attacking physically-challenged man

The punishment meted by the Nigerian Army on two errant soldiers is inadequate and should have been more stringent, a state governor has said. The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has demanded the immediate sack and prosecution of the two soldiers who assaulted a physically-challenged man, Chijioke Oratu. The governor…

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Teenager clubs father to death

A 16-year-old boy has been arranged before a Magistrate Court in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, for allegedly clubbing his father, Michael Ejeh, to death. The accused, Ifeanyichukwu Ejeh, lives in Ndiogodo Idoko village,  Ishieke community of Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Ifeanyichukwu, an SS2 student of Community Secondary School, Mbeke, was accused…

Patience Ozokwor

How my daughter queried me for answering God’s call — Patience Ozokwor

Popular Nollywood star, Patience Ozokwor has disclosed that she nearly fell out with her daughter when she answered God's call to go into evangelism to win souls for God. According to the actress, at first it was difficult to reconcile with her daughter over her decision to honour the call…

Soldiers molesting physically challenged man in Anambra

Ebonyi govt. to rehabilitate physically-challenged man assaulted by soldiers

The Ebonyi State government says it has taken steps to rehabilitate a physically-challenged man who was brutally assaulted by soldiers in Onitsha, Anambra State, for wearing military uniform. Chijioke Oratu, crippled in both legs, was viciously beaten and kicked by two armed soldiers after being dragged off his wheel chair,…

Gov Umahi commiserating with the victims

Governor warns over Ebonyi, Cross River communal clash

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has condemned the violent conflict between border communities in the state and Cross River State that has claimed many lives and left properties in ruin. The governor spoke on Tuesday during an assessment visit to Azuofia-Edda in Abakaliki Local Government Area of the state.…

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SSS operatives storm Federal Girls College, ‘brutalise teachers’

The Federal Government Girls College Calabar has threatened to sue the State Security Service, SSS, for allegedly attacking and brutalising its teachers and staff. A lawyer representing the school, Baba Isa, said in a statement that a female relative of one of the school’s SS3 students, led the attack because…

The destroyed hostel

Secondary school hostel razed by fire

The hostel block of Chude Girls Model Secondary School, Sapele, Delta State, has been destroyed by a midnight fire. Though no life was lost in the incident, PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the students lost their belongings to the incident which happened vey late on Friday. The Commissioner for Basic and…

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Nigerian govt to raise bonds to settle billions owed states on federal roads

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, at the weekend announced that the Federal government would raise bonds to refund billions of Naira owed states that spent their money in rehabilitating federal roads in their respective domains. He spoke in Enugu on Saturday during a courtesy call on…

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor

Governors Okorocha, Obiano step up attacks in war of words

The spat between Governors Rochas Okorocha and Willy Obiano of Imo and Anambra States respectively have continued with the former alleging that the later has not brought any improvement to the state he inherited from Peter Obi . Mr. Okorocha, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo,…