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Anambra election: One killed at UPP primary

The governorship primary of the United Progressives Party, Anambra State on Saturday claimed the life of a member of the party who died in a pandemonium that erupted during accreditation. The deceased, Maduabuchi Uwakwewas, was the UPP chairman, Owerre-Ezukala ward 1, Orumba-South local government area of the state. There are…

United Progressive Party, UPP, official logo. [Photo credit: Masterweb Reports]

Anambra Governorship: UPP chairman backpedals, lifts suspension on aspirants

The crisis rocking the United Progressive Party, UPP, may have ended as the embattled acting Anambra State chapter chairman of the party, Sylvester Igwilo, has lifted the suspension of two aspirants for the November 18 Anambra governorship election, Osita Chidoka and Chudi Offodile. Mr. Igwilo, had on Wednesday announced the…

Osita Chidoka

Anambra governorship: UPP enmeshed in crisis

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the United People's Party, UPP, on Tuesday announced the dissolution of the Anambra State Working Committee, SWC, of the party. This followed an extraordinary meeting of the party's NWC at the National Secretariat, Abuja. A statement by the National Secretary of the party, Sadeeq…

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano

Anambra Guber: Obiano emerges APGA candidate

Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the upcoming November 18 poll in the state. Mr. Obiano was declared the winner of the party's primary which held Tuesday at the Dora Akunyili Women's Development Centre, in Awka, the…

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Osita Okechukwu, Reno Omokri bicker over Jonathan’s anti-corruption claims

The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, VON, Osita Okechukwu and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s Special Assistant on new media, Reno Omokri, have been engaged in a media war over the former president’s speech at the Peoples Democratic party, PDP, Special Non-elective Convention. While Mr. Okechukwu dismissed with a wave…

MASSOB protest

Biafra: MASSOB warns Nigerian govt not to re-arrest Nnamdi Kanu

A faction of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, on Sunday warned the federal government that re-arresting pro-Biafran Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, could lead to a crisis unprecedented in the history of the country.   Mr. Kanu, leader of another pro-Biafran group, Indigenous People of…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

Oyegun lacks moral ground to speak on good governance — Gov. Obiano

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Wednesday said the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, lacks the integrity and moral ground to speak on good governance, saying he does not have record of such. The governor was reacting to media reports that the APC national…

Mr Eya relaxing at his home

My three days sojourn in kidnappers’ den – Retired Nigerian university don

A retired university professor and former scribe of Ohaneze Ndigbo, the Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Nduka Eya, has narrated his ordeal during the three days he was held by kidnappers in Enugu State, South-east Nigeria. The octogenarian, who was kidnapped from his home in Enugu on Thursday, was rescued on Saturday…

Police reinforcement sent to forestall a breakdown of law and order

Police parade notorious kidnap suspect for murder of 60-yr-old woman

The police in Ebonyi State have arrested 11 suspects including a kidnapper operating in Ebonyi and Abia states, Ogonna Alioka. Mr. Alioka, popularly known as Pilot according to the police, was allegedly among the gang of kidnappers involved in the abduction and killing of a 60-year old woman, Catherine Okorie.…

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Anambra Church killings an attack on God — Ohaneze​

The Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, on Monday condemned the attack on St. Philip Catholic Church Ozubulu, Anambra State by a gunman, describing it as an attack on God. "Such a dastardly and cantankerous act smells to high heaven. People have lost reason, civility and good conscience. This is a…

St Phillips Catholic Church after the attack

Anambra Church killings not ‘terrorist attack’ governor insists, says attackers known

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has declared Monday as a day of mourning for those who died in Sunday's attack at St Phillips Catholic Church Ozubulu which claimed 12 lives. The governor stated this in a broadcast to the people of the state on Monday. The governor, who debunked…

Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nwodo

Igbo group attacks Ohaneze President Nwodo over Nnamdi Kanu, other matters

The South East Revival Group, SERG, has accused the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, of “engaging in political bazaar” and patronage rather than working to stabilise Igbo land in the face of growing marginalization. The socio-political pressure organisation in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Benedict Ezeagu,…

Gridlock caused by the tricycle operators in front of govt House Abakaliki

Tricycle operators block Ebonyi Govt. House to protest multiple levies

Hundreds of tricycle operators on Wednesday besieged the Ebonyi State Government House, Abakaliki, to protest what they called excessive taxation by the government task force. The protest which halted human and vehicular movement along the busy Ogoja Road lasted for over one hour. The operators said members of the task force…

Nigerian Police

Bizarre: Man accused of killing own mother commits suicide

A 28-year-old man, Ekene Ezeogo, has reportedly committed suicide after he was accused of killing his mother who had died a few days earlier. The mother, simply known as Prophetess Mary was rushed to hospital when she started complaining of pains after her son reportedly pushed her to the ground…

Governor David Umahi, represented by his deputy, Dr. Eric Kelechi Igwe(with mic) supervising the distribution of food and other items to the victims of the war torn Ogiri in Afikpo South council area of the state.

After communal violence that killed 40, Ebonyi distributes relief materials to IDPs

The Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi, on Monday distributed relief materials worth N20 million to Internally Displaced Persons in the intra-communal dispute between the people of Ogiri and Okporojo, Afikpo South local government areas of the state. The two neighbouring communities have been locked in land dispute which claimed the…

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Ebonyi APC factions hold parallel congresses

Two factions of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ebonyi State, on Saturday held parallel congresses in the 13 local government areas of the state. While the faction led by Ben Nwobasi held its congress across the council areas, the Eze Nwachukwu-led faction invited delegates to Nkwegu Ugbala Grand Arena,…

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano

APGA crisis: Obiano hails court ruling affirming Oye as Chairman

Governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano has described the court judgements which affirmed Victor Oye as the authentic National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA as a landmark one. He was reacting to a judgement by Chukwudi Okaa of Nnewi High Court, on Tuesday, July 18, which barred…

Nnamdi Kanu speaking in Abakaliki

Nnamdi Kanu ‘shuts down’ Abakaliki

A visit by the leader of the pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Monday visit to Abakaliki, brought the Ebonyi state capital to a halt as thousands of residents left their businesses to catch a glimpse of the controversial separatist leader. Mr. Kanu, who is pushing for…

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Nigerian journalist, wife, son killed in gas explosion

The national vice president of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), South-South zone, Eddie Bekom, died on Sunday at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, where he was receiving medical attention following injuries he sustained in a domestic gas explosion. His wife and one of their sons also died from injuries…

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Widow appeals for help to recover infant children allegedly sold by traffickers

A widow, Esther Agwu-Okachi, has cried out to the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Person, NAPTIP, to help rescue her two infant children allegedly sold off by human traffickers in Orlu, Imo state. The widow who hails from Afikpo North LGA in Ebonyi State, narrated to PREMIUM TIMES…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Boundary violence: Ebonyi governor accuses Cross River counterpart of frustrating

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has accused his Cross River State counterpart, Ben Ayade, of frustrating efforts aimed at ending boundary clashes between their border communities. At a briefing in Abakaliki on Sunday, Mr. Umahi's spokesperson, Emmanuel Uzor, said Mr. Ayade had rebuffed concerted efforts for a meeting to…

Nigerian Police

More killings in Ebonyi, Cross River boundary clash

At least nine persons including a pregnant woman have been killed in renewed boundary hostilities between Ofioji, Izzi local government area of Ebonyi State, and Ijutun-Idoru of Obubura council area of Cross River State, residents said. The spokesman for the police in Ebonyi State, Jude Madu, confirmed the outbreak of…

Pic.30. Gov,Nyesom Wike of Rivers (M), addressing  PDP supporters, during his arrival at the Port Harcourt International Airport, after the supreme court judgment on Thursday (12/07/17).with him are: The Deputy Governor,  Mrs Ipalibo Harry-Banigo; and  PDP  Chairman, Rvers State, Mr Felix Obuh.
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PDP: Fayose, Wike, Umahi, Mark, others laud Supreme Court judgement

The Governors of Ekiti, Delta and Ebonyi states, Ayodele Fayose Ifeanyi Okowa, and David Umahi have described the Supreme Court judgment affirming Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as victory for democracy and Nigeria. The Supreme Court in its Wednesday ruling also sacked Ali…

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Governor wants death penalty for kidnappers

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, in Abakaliki on Monday said death penalty as punishment for kidnapping was the way to deter people from the crime. The governor who spoke during an anti-corruption summit organised by the state government with the theme 'Institutionalisation of Good Governance for Sustainable Development’ also said corruption accounts…

Pic.3. Interim Chairman of the South-East, South-South Governors Forum, Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom (R), addressing newsmen after the Forum’s meeting in Enugu on Monday (10/7/17). With him from left are: Govs. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi; Rochas Okorocha of Imo; Nyesom Wike of Rivers; and Ben Ayade of Cross River. The Forum seeks to pursue inter-regional cooperation and appoints Akwa Ibom Governor as Interim Chairman.
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Akwa Ibom Governor elected Chairman South East/South South Governors Forum

The South East, South South Governors' Forum on Sunday elected Akwa-Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel, as chairman of the forum. The forum at the end of its meeting in Enugu also agreed to pursue regional cooperation and integration for the economic benefit of the two regions. The governors, after the three-hour…