South East


50 Nigerian students get scholarships to study in China

Three of the awardees will be sponsored by the Chinese government, while the rest will be sponsored by Confucius Institute.


Ebonyi jailbreak: Rights group demands names of ‘killed’ inmates

The group accuses prisons authorities of using disproportionate force.


80 inmates insane at Aba Prison – Official

As at Aug. 19, the prison has 600 inmates with only 113 convicted and serving full prison sentences.

Governor Dave Umahi

Ebonyi governor suspends commissioner, disbands empowerment committee

The commissioner was allegedly suspended for lopsided selection of beneficiaries of a youth empowerment programme.

Willy Obiano, Anambra State Governor

Lassa fever kills doctor, 2 others in Anambra — Official

The government however says the outbreak was not yet at an epidemic proportion in the state.


Jail break attempt foiled in Ebonyi as inmates riot

Two people are feared dead.


Three Nigerian police officers docked for assaulting teenager

The accused allegedly stripped the 15-year-old girl and flogged her.


EFCC arrests ex-Ebonyi commissioner over N83 million bribery allegation

The commissioner is accused of abuse of office and gratification.

Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President

South East PDP moves to save Ekweremadu

The zonal PDP chapter passes vote of confidence on deputy senate president


Man ‘hangs self after killing wife in Ebonyi’

Police say they will unearth the exact cause of death of the couple.

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No trace of man missing in Abia for 3 weeks — Family

The missing man’s family want the public to help in locating him.


Enugu jailbreak: Nigeria Prisons “can’t ascertain number of fleeing inmates”

The service said six of the escapees had been recaptured.


Jailbreak in Enugu, 15 prisoners escape

The overcrowded Nsukka prison currently accommodates about 500 inmates. It was built to house 180 inmates.

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Parents reject govt-administered drugs in Ebonyi schools

Parents fear the drugs could be fatal.

Governor Dave Umahi

Gov. Umahi condemns stripping, battering of 14-year-old girl

The girl was paraded nude and flogged.

Governor Dave Umahi

Ebonyi students abroad face deportation for non-payment of fees

Some students of Ebonyi State origin studying abroad under the state government’s scholarship scheme have raised alarm over their imminent ejection from their school following the inability of the state government to pay their fees and other expenses. They accused the Governor David Umahi administration of abandoning them to their fate since 2015. The students […]

Chuck Ehirim

Buhari extols Chuks Ehirim’s virtues at journalist’s funeral

The president describes the journalist as a change agent and patriot.

Ebonyi indigenes thronged the government house in Abakaliki on Tuesday to obtain job creation forms.

Ebonyi govt offers N600 million to 2400 youth entrepreneurs

Already over 5000 persons have collected the forms for the scheme.

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Presidency plotting to remove Dogara, others, lawmaker alleges

The lawmaker lambasts the SSS and other government agencies for sealing some offices in the National Assembly.


Gov. Okorocha wants pay cut for workers, proposes 3 work days per week

Mr. Okorocha wants Ike Ekweremadu sacked as deputy senate president.

Ben Uwajumogu

APC wins Imo north senatorial rerun

The party also won in two state constituencies.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

Appeal Court orders ‘status-quo’ in Abia governorship tussle

A Federal High Court had on June 27 nullified Mr. Ikpeazu’s election after finding him guilty of tax offenses.