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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…

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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…

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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…

Governor Sullivan Chime

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,…

Rochas Okorocha

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…

Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji

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…

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu

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.…

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5 killed as church collapses

No fewer than five worshippers died following the collapse of the St. Anthony Catholic Church Cathedral in Oduma, Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State. A witness who spoke under the condition of anonymity on Sunday in Enugu, that the incident occurred between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday…

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​APGA chairman, ​ Umeh ​,​ ​seeks cancellation of Abia election

Victor Umeh, the National Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance, has called for the cancellation of the Abia governorship and the state House of Assembly elections over alleged irregularities. Speaking with journalists at Aguluzigbo in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra after casting his vote on Saturday, Mr. Umeh described the…

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​Ballot ​box-snatching ​’​primitive​’ — Okorocha​

Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has described ballot box snatching as primitive and and unbecoming. The governor, who was speaking to journalists after voting in his home town of Ogboko in Ideato, Orlu local government​ area,​ was making reference to reported cases of ​b​allot boxe​ snatching​ in Ohaji Egbema, Uguta,…

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Ebonyi police uncover plot to disrupt guber election

The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi state, Maigari Dikko, has said that there are plots by some politicians to disrupt Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly election in the state. The command said ​it ​would be deploying over 4,500 police officers to provide security across the state during the polls. Mr.…

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

Violence may mar guber election in Imo

The police in Imo state will have their hands filled during Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state if the allegations and counter allegations of thuggery and other plans to unleash violence during the poll by the three leading political parties turn out to be true. In different interviews with PREMIUM…

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Enugu Election Day Blast: ​Police ​uncover​ bomb-making site​

The Police have identified the factory that manufactured Improvised Explosive Devices that caused explosion in Enugu State during the March 28 elections. The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja before a closed-door meeting with senior police officers to strategise on security for the April 11…

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Ex-Imo governor, Ohakim, others urge Buhari to fulfil Igbo vows

A pro-democracy group, the Igbo Conversational Group, has urged the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to fulfil promises he made to the Igbo people during his campaign. The call is contained in a statement issued on Friday by the leader of the group, Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of Imo State. The…

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Drug trafficking on the rise at Enugu airport, NDLEA says

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said that drug traffickers are now targeting the use of Enugu Airport since it was upgraded to international status. Speaking after the arrest of two alleged traffickers smuggling 11.66 kilogramme of cocaine and heroin with a street value of N105 million, Ahmadu Giade,…

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APC will save Igbo, Okorocha, Onu tell South East

A former Governor of Anambra State, Ogbonnaya Onu, has appealed to the Igbos in South-Eastern Nigeria to support the incoming All Progressives Congress government of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Onu, an APC chieftain and former chairman of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples’ Party, spoke on Wednesday, during a rally…

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

APC will save Igbo, Okorocha, Onu tell South East

A former Governor of Anambra State, Ogbonnaya Onu, has appealed to the Igbos in South-Eastern Nigeria to support the incoming All Progressives Congress government of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Onu, an APC chieftain and former chairman of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples’ Party, spoke on Wednesday, during a rally…