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Dave Umahi, Ebonyi State Governor

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…

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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…

Dave Umahi, Ebonyi State Governor

Ebonyi governor approves promotion of all retiring civil servants

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has approved the promotion of all retiring and some retired…

Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President

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…

Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase

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.…

Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings and UBA Plc, delivering keynote address at the Enugu Investment Summit.

Elumelu pledges investment in Eastern Nigeria

During a keynote address at the 1st annual Enugu Investment Summit, the Chairman of Heirs Holdings and United Bank for Africa Plc, UBA, Tony Elumelu, presented a compelling case for a sub-regional approach to economic development for Eastern Nigeria. In doing so, he also pledged to invest more steadily in…

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

Senators fear Gender Equality Bill will turn women to prostitutes, lesbians –Senator Abaribe

The senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Eyinnaya Abaribe, has said the Senate rejected the Gender Equal Opportunities Bill because some lawmakers feared the legislation could give women unfettered freedom to engage in immoral activities. Mr. Abaribe said many senators expressed deep concerns over the blanket freedom the bill would…

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Igwe Vincent Ilo, father of OSIWA Nigeria lead, dies at 83

The traditional ruler of Adu Achi in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State, Igwe Vincent Ilo, has passed on, his palace announced on Thursday. Mr. Ilo, the Ohabuenyi 1 of Adu Achi, passed on since March 19, 2016. He was 83. In a statement signed by VinMartin Obiora…

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Gunmen kill police officer, injure civil defence personnel in Ebonyi

Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a policeman and wounded a Civil Defense personnel early Friday, the police said. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the gunmen, who were returning from a robbery operation along Abakaliki-Enugu expressway, started shooting sporadically and as a result killed a policeman and wounded several others. The Commandant…

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Cholera kills 76 in 5 months in Ebonyi – Commissioner

At least 76 persons died in Ebonyi State, following cholera outbreak that ravaged 38 communities across 11 local government areas for five months last year. The state commissioner for Health, Daniel Umuzuruike, stated this yesterday in Abakaliki. He said apart from the 76 deaths from Cholera, 14 other patients died…

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4 die in auto crash in Enugu

Police in Enugu on Saturday confirmed the death of four persons in road crash along Udi-Oji River on the Enugu-Onitsha old road. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Ebere Amaraizu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu that the incident occurred at about 6.30 a.m. Mr. Amaraizu…

Martin Elechi

Why I refused to support Umahi for Ebonyi governorship – Ex-Gov. Elechi

The immediate former governor of Ebonyi State, Martin Elechi on Thursday explained why he backed former Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, as his successor instead of his erstwhile deputy and current governor, David Umahi. He said the governor lacked the spirit of accommodation and other qualities necessary for a person…

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Ebonyi governor mourns 9 killed in auto crash

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has expressed sadness over the death of nine persons in a car accident which occurred Wednesday at Ezzamgbo- Abakaliki- Enugu Expressway. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Emma Anya, the governor described the accident as "very sad" especially judging by the fact…

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Buhari’s 10,000 megawatts target achievable – South East APC

The leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South East have reaffirmed that the target of 10,000 megawatts of electricity set by President Muhammadu Buhari’s is achievable. The party spokesman in the region, Osita Okechukwu, stated this during the opening of the National Economic Council retreat held…

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Nine killed in motor accident in Ebonyi

At least nine persons died Monday in a ghastly motor accident which occurred along the Abakaliki-Enugu expressway. Also three others were severely injured and are battling for survival in the hospital. Three of the dead were burnt beyond recognition, it was gathered. The accident, it was learnt, involved a trailer…

Dave Umahi, Ebonyi State Governor

Ebonyi governor sacks 83 staff of state-owned College of Education

Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi on Tuesday directed the immediate disengagement of 83 staff of the state College of Education, Ikwo, over alleged irregularities in their appointments. Mr. Umahi gave the order in Abakaliki while receiving reports of the committees set up to investigate the institution’s administration, state’s higher education…

Dave Umahi, Ebonyi State Governor

Ebonyi Commissioner accuses colleague of blocking abattoir relocation

The Ebonyi state Commissioner for Environment, Ogodoali Nome, on Monday accused his Agriculture counterpart, Uchenna Orji, of frustrating his plans to relocate the Abakaliki Abattoir to a more “hygienic” location. Mr. Nome said despite the objection by Mr. Orji and other senior government officials, the abattoir would be moved. Mr.…

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‘Enugu prison built for 638 inmates but holds 1,800’

The Enugu Maximum Security Prison, built in 1915 for 638 inmates, now houses 1,800 inmates, the Comptroller, Alloy Uchenwa, has said. Mr. Uchenwa stated this when Enugu State Chief Judge, Innocent Umezulike, visited the prison on a decongestion mission on Monday. “Due to this problem, the underage inmates are kept…