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Capital Oil sells petrol at N100 per litre in Nnewi

Capital Oil and Gas owned by Ifeanyi Ubah is currently selling fuel in Nnewi, Anambra…

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No human meat restaurant in Awka – Anambra govt.

The Anambra Government said it had investigated reports that human meat was found in a…

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EFCC arraigns couple for land scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arraigned one Edmund Opara and his wife,…

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Abia Governor, Theodore Orji, begs Abians for forgiveness

Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, on Sunday appealed to those he might have offended in the course of his eight-year tenure to forgive him. Speaking at a victory thanksgiving service in Umuahia, Mr. Orji said he did not deliberately set out to hurt anyone but that he had to take…

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My greatest achievement as Ebonyi governor – Martin Elechi

Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi said that allowing people to exercise their basic rights and freedom was his greatest legacy in the eight years of his administration. Elechi made the statement on Sunday at a Thanksgiving Mass, held at the Government House Catholic Chapel, Abakaliki, officiated by the Catholic Bishop…

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I won’t let Theodore Orji control me, Abia governor-elect Ikpeazu says

The Abia State Governor-elect, Okezie Ikpeazu, has given indication that he would not be a stooge of the outgoing governor, Theodore Orji, who was instrumental to his emergence. The governor-elect stated this in an interview with Saturday Punch Newspaper. Mr. Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was declared winner…

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Gov. Orji Inaugurates 18-member committee to review PDP performance in 2015 elections

Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, has inaugurated an 18-member committee to assess the performance of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last general elections. The committee, headed by a former state chairman of the PDP in the state, Ndidi Okereke, is charged with the responsibility of…

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Ngige denies rancour in APC over South-East interest

Senator Chris Ngige on Thursday in Abuja denied reports that issues of power sharing were threatening the stability of the All Progressives Congress in the South-East geopolitical zone. He said it was untrue that the Igbos were divided over the position of the Secretary to the General of the Federation.…

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I will never teleguide my successor – Abia governor, Orji

Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, has said he would not tele-guide his successor, Okezie Ikpeazu, but rather allow him use his discretion to run the state. Governor Orji stated this at the Government House, Umuahia, when he received the Ukwa Peoples Assembly who paid him a courtesy visit. He said…

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Imo Election Tribunal begins sitting

The National and State Assemblies Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Owerri on Monday commenced proceedings by handling five motions filed before it. Out of the five motions, the tribunal ruled on two ex parte motions, while the three other motions were adjourned till May 13, for hearing. The two ex…

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Gov. Chime denies knowledge of impeachment notice

The Enugu State Government on Monday said it was unaware of any impeachment process against Gov. Sullivan Chime by a faction of the state’s House of Assembly. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Chukwudi Achife, stated this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in…

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Abia university targets N800 million revenue from catfish

Hillary Edeoga, the Vice-Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, says the school is targeting N800 million annually from catfish production. Mr. Edeoga told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Umuahia, that a substantial part of the revenue generated internally by the institution, was from…

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Abia university builds 10 student hostels in 1 year – VC

The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia, said that it spent N1.5 billion of its internally generated revenue, IGR, to construct 10 hostels in the institution within one year. Hillary Edeoga, the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Umuahia that this was to provide…

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Gov. Chime vacates official residence

Barely one month to hand over to new administration, Gov. Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has vacated the Governor’s Lodge at the Government House in Enugu. A top government official, who pleaded anonymity, said in Enugu on Saturday that Mr. Chime had moved to his private residence at Independence Layout,…

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Okorocha promises inclusive government as Imo residents celebrate victory

Hundreds of supporters of the re-elected Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, took to the streets of Owerri the state capital on Sunday to celebrate his victory. Mr. Okorocha was declared winner of Saturday's supplementary election by the Returning Officer, Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, at about 3:30 a.m. On Sunday. Youth rode on…

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​Vote Okorocha as APC’s only South East governor, party begs Imo electorate

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship re-run in Imo State, the South East chapter of the All Progressives Congress has appealed to the people of the State to return Governor Rochas Okorocha, the candidate of the party. The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared the April 11 governorship election in the state…

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CSO, Observers demand cancellation of​ Abia​ governorship poll

A coalition of Civil Society Organisation and Election Observers has called for the outright cancellation of the governorship election in four local government areas of Abia State. The councils are Obingwa, Osisioma, Ugwunagbo and Isialangwa North. The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared the April 11 governorship election in the…

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Abia elders allege falsification of state’s governorship election, want Ikpeazu declared winner

A group of Abia leaders, under the aegis of the Ukwa Ngwa Elders and Ukwa Ngwa Professionals, has decried what they called "the intransigence of the Independent National Electoral Commission officials in attempting to manipulate the outcome of the April 11, 2015 gubernatorial election in Abia State in favour of…

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Rescheduled election holds in 4 constituencies in Anambra

The re-scheduled election in four state constituencies held in Anambra State amid tight security on Saturday. The constituencies are Anaocha 1, Anaocha 2, Aguata 1 and Ekwusigo where elections were cancelled due to irregularities on April 11. Accreditation of voters started at about 8a.m. The electorate conducted themselves peacefully during…

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Drama as 2 PDP members struggle for certificate of return

A drama ensued on Friday at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Enugu, when two persons presented themselves to collect the certificate of return for the Nsukka/Igboeze South federal constituency. The two men, Ikechukwu Ugwuegede and Patrick Asadu, both members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were engulfed in a…

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Appeal Court upholds dismissal of Assemblies of God Church General Superintendent

The Court of Appeal in Enugu has upheld the suspension and dismissal of the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Church, Paul Emeka, by the church. In a lead judgment delivered on Tuesday in Enugu by Justice Emmanuel Agim, the court held that it was not the fundamental right…

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Enugu Assembly orders arrest of state accountant-general

The Enugu State House of Assembly has directed the Commissioner of Police in the state to arrest the Accountant-General, Paschal Okolie, for failing to appear before it for the third time. The Leader of the assembly, Sunday Ude-Okoye (PDP-Awgu North), moved the motion for the issuance of a warrant of…

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INEC declares Abia governorship poll inconclusive

The INEC Returning Officer for Abia State, Benjamin Ozumba, has declared Saturday’s governorship election inconclusive. Addressing journalists in Umuahia on Monday, Mr. Ozumba explained that the total number of registered voters in areas where elections did not hold or were cancelled was higher than the margin of difference between votes…

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PDP wins 16 of 18 ​Assembly seats in Ebonyi

By James Eze The Peoples Democratic Party has won 16 out of 18 House of Assembly seats​​ ​in Ebonyi State. According to the results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, PDP won in Onicha West and East, Afikpo North West, Afikpo South East and West, Ohaozara East and West,…

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INEC declares PDP’s Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi winner of Enugu governorship poll; APC kicks

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the PDP has emerged the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Enugu State. Announcing the result in Enugu on Sunday, the Returning Officer, Prof. Hilary Edoga, said that Ugwuanyi polled 482,227 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Okey Ezea of the APC, who got 43,839 votes.…