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Police confirm retrieving Ebonyi ex- senator’s corpse from pond

The Ebonyi Police Command has confirmed the retrieval of the corpse of a Second Republic…

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Offia Nwali, deputy leader of Ohaneze Ndigbo and former senator, is dead

The Deputy National Chairman of Ohaneze Ndigbo, and former senator, Offia Nwali, has passed away.…

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Father blames Ebonyi community for son’s death

Bartholomew Eneh, the father of Tochukwu, one of the students abducted and killed by unknown…

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Buhari govt treating Niger Delta amnesty programme ‘casually’ – Edwin Clark

A former federal commissioner of information, Edwin Clark, has advised Niger Delta militants to desist from bombing pipelines and oil installations in the oil-rich region. But Mr. Clark warned that the “casual” approach of the current government to the Amnesty Programme introduced by the Umaru Yar’Adua administration poses “grave danger”…

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Ebonyi NLC chairman slumps; rushed to hospital after police attack

The chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ebonyi State Chapter, Ikechukwu Nwafor, has been hospitalized at the emergency ward of the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA) following his bitter encounter with Nigeria Police Force on Thursday. Mr. Nwafor slumped on Friday after he was released by police and was immediately…

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Nigeria Police attack striking labour leaders in Ebonyi

The police in Ebonyi State on Thursday attacked and beat up members of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, who staged a peaceful protest in the state against the increase in pump price of petrol by the federal government. The workers were intercepted by a team of police officers who attacked…

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1,435 contractors jostle for N3 billion school projects in Enugu

No fewer than 1,435 contractors are jostling for the construction and renovation of 388 classroom blocks under the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) intervention projects in Enugu State. Rose Chiama, the Acting Chairman, Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB), made this known in Enugu on Tuesday during the opening…

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No herdsmen plan to attack Enugu – Police

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Emmanuel Ojukwu, has warned people spreading rumour of impending attack of some communities in the state to desist from it, saying there was no substance in the story. In a statement signed by the police spokesperson in the command, Ebere Amaraizu, on Sunday,…

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Over 800 Ebonyi ‘cemetery keepers’ fraudulently paid health workers’ salaries – Govt

Ebonyi state government says it has uncovered a job scam in the local government system involving 838 cemetery keepers who are receiving salaries based on health workers scale. The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Samuel Okoronkwo, stated this on Wednesday in Abakaliki, the state capital. The Commissioner also…

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Enugu JTF ‘ready to check killings’

The Joint Task-Force (JTF) in Enugu State says it has re-strategised to meet current security challenges and check killings by herdsmen. The Commander of Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Base Enugu, Mahmud Madi, Air Commodore, vowed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu to prevent herdsmen…

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Gov. Ikpeazu revives Abia Vigilante Services to check clashes

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has announced far-reaching measures to enhance community policing and curtail future ethnic clashes in the state. The announcement came hours after violent clashes in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state, left at least one person dead. The clashes occurred between Igbo traders…

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Three feared dead as clashes erupt in Aba

At least three people have been killed in Aba, Abia State, in clashes that started at the popular Ariaria Market, several witnesses have told PREMIUM TIMES. The clashes began in the afternoon mostly between Igbo traders and their Hausa counterparts, they said. One witness said the crisis started after a…

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Ebonyi governor directs public office holders to cultivate 5 hectares of rice each

The Ebonyi State Government has mandated each public office holder in the State to cultivate at least five hectares of rice in the 2016 farming season. The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Uchenna Orji, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on the…

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Gov. Umahi suspends Ebonyi officials for lateness to security meeting

The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has suspended coordinators of two development centres in the state for lateness to the state's enlarged security council meeting. The two Coordinators affected are Christian Ngene (Ohaozara West) and Ene Odii Ohaozara Development Centre, both in the governor’s Local Government area, Ohaozara. They were…

PIC. 11. FULANI'S HERDSMAN  CARRYING A CALF DURING THEIR MIGRATION ALONG 

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Ebonyi governor offers cattle grazing routes, wants herdsmen disarmed

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has said his government, in consultation with local communities will arrange grazing routes and make same known to herdsmen to help reduce incidents of destruction of farmlands. According to him, the routes will be in such a way that the herdsmen will feed their…

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Ebonyi governor approves promotion of all retiring civil servants

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has approved the promotion of all retiring and some retired civil servants in the state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The State’s Head of Service, Chamberlain Nwele, made this known at a joint news conference he addressed with members of the organised labour…

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Enugu remains PDP stronghold – Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said that Enugu State will remain a stronghold of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) despite challenges faced by the party. Mr. Ekweremadu made the declaration in Enugu on Saturday during a meeting of the party in preparation for the PDP congresses…

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Nimbo Killings: Enugu govt makes demands, rejects grazing reserves

The Enugu State Government says it is opposed to the creation of grazing reserves across the country. The state declared its position following the invasion of Nimbo community by suspected herdsmen, who reportedly killed more than 20 people. The Deputy Governor of the State, Cecilia Ezeilo, made the declaration in…

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Police dismiss rumours of herdsmen invasion of Enugu community

The Enugu State Police Command on Thursday dismissed as false and unfounded rumours of alleged invasion of Umuchigbo Abakpa Nike community by herdsmen. This is contained in a press statement signed by the command's spokesman, Ebere Amarizu. It said that the rumours were engineered by those wishing to cause disaffection…

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Two killed as police foil robbery operation in Ebonyi

Police in Ebonyi State yesterday foiled a robbery operation and killed two of the suspects who were robbing a phone shop in Abakaliki, the state capital. The incident took place along the popular Gunning Road in the heart of the city around 7 pm. Spokesman of the command, George Okafor,…

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Suspected herdsmen kill 5 in Enugu

No fewer than five people in Nimbo, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State were on Monday killed by suspected herdsmen. The spokesman of the police in Enugu State, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Nsukka. Mr. Amaraizu said the Commissioner of Police, Nwodibo Ekechukwu, had already moved…

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Imo Assembly suspends 3 members for attending ‘clandestine meetings’

The Imo House of Assembly on Wednesday suspended three members for participating in what it described as “clandestine meetings”. The suspended members are Ngozi Obiefule (Isu, APC), Obinna Egu (Ngor-Okpala, PDP), and Lawman Duruji (Ehime Mbano, APC). ``Their suspension is indefinite; they will remain suspended until a committee set up…

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Police confirm release of auditor abducted in Enugu

Enugu State Police Command has confirmed the release of Stephen Ogbobe, who was allegedly abducted by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Saturday along Nsukka/Adani road. Ebere Amarizu, the command’s Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) confirmed the release of Mr. Ogbode, an auditor with the Enugu State Government, on Wednesday, in a…

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Two policemen killed in Imo by suspected robbers

Armed men, suspected to be robbers, on Tuesday shot and killed two policemen at Umuagwo in Ohaji/Egbema area of Imo. The policemen, an inspector and a corporal, were attacked by the armed men while on duty at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) office at Umuagwo. A witness told the…

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Court of Appeal sits in Awka after 3 decades

The Court of Appeal will for the first time in more than three decades sit in Awka, Anambra State capital, for a week beginning from Monday. Anali Chude, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Anambra, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka on Sunday.…