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Arewa Youth Leaders Forum [Photo: FIDES Communications]

‎Igbo quit notice: Why security agencies cannot arrest Northern youth leaders – Official

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, Osita Okechukwu, ‎has defended the non-arrest of the Arewa youth who issued a quit notice to Igbos to leave the 19 states of Northern Nigeria. Mr. Okechukwu described the non-arrest of Yerima Shetimma and other leaders of the Arewa youth coalition as…

Imam, Anwar-ue Islam movement of Nigeria, Alhaji Quasim Olapade, leads the prayer during Eid-el Fitr celebration in Ikorodu, Lagos on Sunday (25/6/17). 03514/25/6/2017/Babatude Atolagbe/HB/NAN

Eid-el-fitr: Aisha Buhari, Dogara, South-East governors, others felicitate with Nigerians

A host of top government functionaries and others have felicitated with Nigerians on this year's Eid-el-Fitr celebrations. Muslim faithful across the world marked the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan on Sunday. The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; the…

South-East Governors [Photo: twitter.com]

South-East Governors speak on Northern group’s threat to Igbos

The governors of the five south-east states have urged Igbos leaving in Northern Nigeria to remain where they are and go about their activities without fear of being attacked. They assured them of their security despite the three months ultimatum given to them to leave the region by a Northern…

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Threat to Igbo: Return to South East, MASSOB urges Igbos as Ohaneze blames Buhari, APC

The socio-political Igbo group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has urged Igbos leaving in the North to relocate only if they feel their lives are not safe anymore. However, another pan-Igbo group, MASSOB, asked Igbos to commence relocation from Northern Nigeria immediately. The groups were reacting to the three months ultimatum issued by the…

Peter Obi

Nigerian economy may collapse soon – Peter Obi

A former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has warned that the Nigerian economy will collapse soon if the federal government does not take immediate steps to arrest the rot in the system. He also accused the government of not doing enough to alleviate the sufferings of the people even…

MASSOB BIM members on procession along Abakaliki-Enugu road, Ebonyi state yesterday

Biafra: Sit-at-home collapses in Ebonyi

The sit-at-home protest called by pro-Biafran groups has finally collapsed in Ebonyi following the intervention of government officials and security agencies in the state. PREMIUM TIMES had earlier reported that most shops at the Abakpa main market in Abakaliki were under lock and key even as the owners were seen…

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Biafra: Residents of Aba, Owerri, Enugu comply with sit-at-home

Residents stayed indoors across major cities in south-east Nigeria as residents complied with a sit-at-home exercise called by pro-Biafran groups, with most businesses including banks, markets and motor parks under lock. The Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, had called for…

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‎Biafra sit-at-home: Onitsha shut down, partial compliance in Abakaliki

Most businesses including banks and schools in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State, were shut in response to the call for a sit-at-home peaceful protest by pro-Biafran groups. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) had called for a sit-at-home today…

MASSOB BIM members on procession along Abakaliki-Enugu road, Ebonyi state yesterday

50 pro-Biafra agitators arrested

At least 50 members of the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), Ebonyi State, were arrested by the police in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital when the group staged what it called the 'new Biafra' commemoration rally. Over 2000 persons bearing Biafra flags flooded the capital city during the rally which saw…

Cross River state

Three killed in renewed Ebonyi, Cross River boundary crisis

At least three persons from Ndiagu Okpotiumo in Abakaliki local government area of Ebonyi State have been reportedly killed following attacks by suspected hoodlums from a nearby community in Obubra local government area of Cross River State. Also, over 20 other persons sustained bullet or matchet wounds in the attacks,…

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…

Fanta [Photo credit: Jason Kerwin]

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…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

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,…