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Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor

Governor Okorocha recalls suspended workers, unions suspend strike

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has agreed with the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress…

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Ebonyi prosecutes 138 residents for open defecation

Over 138 persons have been arrested and prosecuted by the Ebonyi State Government for defecating…

Dave Umahi, Ebonyi State Governor

Ebonyi governor suspends adviser for revenue fraud

The Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi, on Thursday suspended his Special Adviser on Internally Generated…

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Fire razes INEC office in Ebonyi

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, has been razed down by fire. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the fire was caused by bush burning in the area, which later spread to the nearby INEC office. Witnesses said the fire was…

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Fire razes 16 shops, warehouses in Ebonyi market

An early morning fire on Monday razed shops with goods worth millions of naira at Abakpa main market in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the fire, which started about 3am on Monday, destroyed at least 16 shops, most of them electrical appliances shops, and warehouses behind the building. It…

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor

NLC kicks against Okorocha’s concession policy

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Imo chapter, has criticized the state government’s plan to concession some of its institutions, expressing fears that the policy would expose the people to serious danger. The Chairman of NLC in the state, Austin Chilakpu, expressed the workers’ fears in an interview with the News…

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Tragedy as mother, seven children die in inferno

Tragedy struck Friday morning in Ebonyi State as eight members of a family in Ohufu village, Ogboji community in Ishielu local government area were burnt to death in a fire outbreak. Among those killed in the disaster include a woman and her seven children while the husband, Sylvanus Nefuru and…

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Enugu targets 900,000 children for immunisation against measles

No fewer than 900,000 children from nine months to five years are to be immunised against measles in Enugu State, according to an official. Okechukwu Ossai, the Director of Public Health in the State Ministry of Health, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that the ongoing campaign…

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Why Supreme Court sacked Andy Ubah, Stella Oduah, from Senate

The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday nullified the elections of the senator representing Anambra South, Andy Ubah and his Anambra Central counterpart, Stella Oduah, over pre-election irregularities. In a unanimous judgment, the court said the sacked lawmakers are to be replaced by Chris Ubah (Anambra South) and Annie Okonkwo…

Willy Obiano, Anambra State Governor

Anambra govt. seals banks, hotels, schools for tax evasion

The Anambra Government on Thursday sealed-off no fewer than 35 buildings in the industrial town of Nnewi for the refusal of the owners to pay property rate of over N150 million. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the buildings include commercial banks, hotels, business plazas, filling stations, hospitals,…

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Lassa fever kills student in Ebonyi

Lassa fever has claimed one life in Ebonyi State, the governor, Dave Umahi, has confirmed. The governor disclosed this during a town hall meeting with stakeholders on Monday, saying the victim was a student. "Unfortunately we lost one student, a 26-year-old boy from Izzi," said the governor. Mr. Umahi directed…

Poultry farm

Enugu poultry farmers lose N140 million to bird flu in one week — Official

Poultry farmers in Enugu State have lost about N140 million to bird flu within a week, says an official of the state Ministry of Agriculture. The director of Veterinary Services in the ministry, Emmanuel Onyeka, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on…

Uche Ekwunife

APC panel disqualifies “fair-weather” Ekwunife from contesting Senate rerun on party’s platform

A five-member screening committee set up by the All Progressive Congress has disqualified a former member of the House of Representatives, Uche Ekwunife, from contesting election into the vacant seat of the Anambra Central Senatorial District. The party selected Sharon Ikeazor, a former interim woman leader of the party, as…

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Rivers police arraign 10 suspected pro-Biafra supporters

The Rivers State Police Command says it has arraigned 10 suspected pro-Biafra protesters arrested between Saturday and Monday. The suspects were arraigned on Wednesday at Magistrate Courts 7 and 14 in Port Harcourt on two count charges of criminal conspiracy and treasonable felony, a statement by the Rivers State police…

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

Workers defy Imo govt’s directive on sack, dares Governor Okorocha

Workers in 19 parastatals, agencies and departments in Imo State reported for duties Tuesday, defying the directive by the state government that they should to hand over and stop work. Governor Rochas Okorocha had, in a statement on Sunday, announced the sack of staffers of the organisations. But when NAN…

Biafra Protesters

Pro-Biafra group to file complaint at ICC against Buhari

The Indigenous People of Biafra is to file a complaint at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague against various senior officials of Nigeria, including President Muhammadu Buhari, the group's lawyers said. The complaint would be filed by Göran Sluiter of Prakken d’Oliveira Human Rights Lawyers, a law firm…

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IPOB Protest: Apprentice, trader shot dead in Aba — Witnesses

A 20-year-old apprentice, Chidozie Okafor, was shot dead on St. Micheal's Road, Aba, Abia State, on Monday as military men moved in to check a protest by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) A witness, who identified himself simply as Okechukwu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

Poultry farm

Ebonyi records first bird flu case

The first case of Avian Influenza infection has been recorded in Ebonyi State. The virus was detected in a poultry farm at Ugwuachara area of Abakaliki. The Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Orji Uchenna, confirmed the detection of the virus after a visit to the farm for an on…

Fire incidence at Don Bosco Secondary School and Youths Centre in Onitsha

Fire razes student’s hostel in Anambra

No fewer than 80 students have been displaced from their boarding house accommodation at the Don Bosco Secondary School and Youth Centre, Obolo Obosi, near Onitsha following a fire incident. The Rector of the school, Charlse Uzoeto, who conducted journalists around the charred remains of the hostel on Sunday, said…

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Call Biafra agitators to order, SGF tells Igbo leaders

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, has urged leaders in the South East geo-political zone to call Biafra agitators to order. The SGF condemned the activities of the groups, saying they threaten the peace of the country. Mr. Lawal spoke in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State…

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Professor appointed local government chairperson in Enugu

A professor of public administration and local government, Rose Onah, has been named the chairperson of a caretaker committee of Nsukka Local Government Council of Enugu State. Mrs. Onah, who teaches at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, assumed her office on Monday, the News Agency of Nigeria reported. She addressed…

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Marketers in Imo blame petrol price hike on NNPC

Petroleum Product Marketers in Imo State have blamed the hike in the pump price of petrol across the state on lapses from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. Christopher Amadi, the Chairman, Association of Imo State Petroleum Marketers/Dealers, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in…

Gunmen stone man to death after gunshot failed to kill him

Gunmen, numbering eight, on Wednesday stoned a middle-aged man in Iyiazu, Oshiri community in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Chikezie Agu to death after failing to kill him with their guns. The hoodlums had intercepted Mr. Agu and wife, Blessing, who were going to see someone in a…

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APGA asks Buhari to fully constitute INEC Board

The All Progressives Grand Alliance has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to comprehensively constitute the Board of the Independent National Electoral Commission as stipulated and envisaged by the 1999 Constitution instead of making piecemeal appointments into the board. It said the appointment would enable the commission perform optimally in consonance with…

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor

Gov. Okorocha presents N102.2bn budget to assembly

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo on Tuesday presented the 2016 appropriation of N102.2 billion to the state assembly for scrutiny. Tagged the Budget of Consolidation and Continuity, its breakdown shows that 43.1 per cent is for capital expenditure while 56.9 per cent is for recurrent expenditure. Mr. Okorocha said the…