South East

Ebonyi State Governor, Martin Elechi

Cholera Outbreak: Six dead, eight hospitalized In Ebonyi

At least six persons have been confirmed dead and eight others hospitalized following a suspected…

Ebonyi State Governor, Martin Elechi

Ebonyi Assembly sets up panel to probe Elechi, others

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly has set up a panel to investigate allegations of…

Governor Martin Elechi

Ebonyi Assembly set to commence impeachment proceedings against Governor Elechi

Members of Ebonyi State House of Assembly are set to commence impeachment proceedings against Governor…

Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji

Abia governor denies tampering with INEC staff list

The governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji, has denied tampering with the list of ad hoc of staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission ahead of the February 28 governorship and other elections. The candidates of some of the opposition parties had alleged that the governor, who is a member…

Osita Okechukwu

APC blames fire at Ohaneze Ndigbo secretariat on Jonathan’s re-election bid

The All Progressive Congress, APC, has alleged that there is a correlation between the refusal of Ohaneze Ndigbo to endorse President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid and fire at the association’s secretariat. The South East zone of the APC made the allegation in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Osita Okechukwu.…

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Federal judiciary workers resume work in Enugu

The Federal Judiciary workers in Enugu resumed work on Monday after the three-week nationwide strike called by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN. The Federal High Court, Industrial and the Appeal Courts were all open for the business of the day. Some of the workers were seen discussing the…

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Fire burns six-year-old child to death in Enugu

The Police in Enugu on Wednesday confirmed the death of a six-year-old child, Sochimaobi Nwatu, in a fire incident which occurred on January 17, at Awkunanaw, Enugu. This is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ebere Amaraizu. It said the incident which…

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Water scarcity hits Abakaliki

The residents of Abakaliki are presently experiencing serious difficulties in accessing water either from the public water supply or private sources. A correspondent who monitored the situation in various areas of the town, reports that some residents, especially youth carry as many as four 'jerry-cans' in wheel barrows in search…

Petroleum Minister, Diezani  Alison-Madueke

Nigerian workers, drivers, commuters commend govt over petrol price reduction

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and some drivers and commuters in Enugu State on Monday commended the Federal Government over the reduction of petrol pump price from N97 to N87 per litre. They said the pump price reduction would make life easier for Nigerians. The state’s Chairman of NLC, Chumaife…

University of Nigeria UNN

UNN suspends all postgraduate programmes

The University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, on Sunday announced the indefinite suspension of its postgraduate programmes. The Public Relations Officer of the university, Okw’n Omeaku, said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria that the suspension followed the postgraduate students’ protests and restiveness. “Management has directed…

FILE PHOTO: President Jonathan flagging off construction of the Second Niger Bridge months ago.

We’ve spent N10bn on 2nd Niger Bridge so far — Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said the Federal Government has spent N10 billion on construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge out of the N130 billion total cost of the project. The President disclosed this when he stopped over at the project site in Asaba on Saturday on his way to PDP campaign…

Muhammadu Buhari

We’ll humiliate Buhari — South East PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described APC's cap in hand scouting for South East votes as will-o'-the-wisp, sheer delusion and a mid-day feverish dream, asking the party to forget the zone as South-Easterners will deliver 100 percent block vote to the PDP in February general elections. PDP National Vice…

President Goodluck Jonathan at a Presidential rally

Enugu traditional rulers support Jonathan’s re-election bid

No fewer than 371 traditional rulers in Enugu State have pledged their support to President Goodluck Jonathan in the forthcoming general elections. The traditional rulers expressed their support for the president in Enugu on Friday during a meeting with him as Mr. Jonathan took his electioneering to the state. The…

Chris Ngige

APC will win 28 states on first ballot — Ngige

Chris Ngige, a senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, has predicted that the All Progressives Congress, APC, will win 28 states on first ballot in February general election. Mr. Ngige told newsmen in Awka on Thursday that his prediction was based on facts and surveys conducted by independent researchers. Mr.…

Theodore Orji, Governor of Abia state.

Abia budgets N102.4Billion for 2015 fiscal year

Abia State Governor, Thoedore Orji, has presented a budget estimate of N102.4 to the state House of Assembly for the 2015 fiscal year. The figure represents a 12 per cent decrease from the 2014 budget outlay of N115.3 billion. Delivering the budget he termed "Valedictory Budget" on the floor of…

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APC governorship candidate promises free education in Enugu

The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Enugu State, Okey Ezea, has promised to provide free education in the state, if elected. He made the promise in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday. "One of the questions people often ask…

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Abia communities end 11-year-old strife

An 11-year-old communal strife involving Umudike and Umudike-Ukwu communities in Abia State has been resolved. The protracted crisis followed the carving out of Umudike-Ukwu in 2003 by the former state governor, Orji Kalu. The inter-community crisis, which was characterised by litigations, was brought to an end on the evening of…

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Abia State University reduces tuition fees

The Abia State University on Tuesday confirmed a 20 per cent reduction in its school fees, beginning from 2014/2015 academic session. There had been an increase in the tuition fees in the 2012/2013 session putting the university authority and the students on a war path. The Dean of Student Affairs…

Ayogu Eze

Enugu PDP petitions police, wants Ayogu Eze arrested

The Enugu State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has petitioned the Nigeria Police over the alleged forgery of the party’s governorship primary election result sheet by one of the governorship aspirants in the state, Ayogu Eze. The party asked the force to arrest, investigate and prosecute the senator…

Ayogu Eze

Enugu Governorship ​Poll:​ Court Extends Injunction Restraining Ayogu Eze as​ PDP​ candidate

An Enugu State High Court has extended the order it earlier granted restraining a gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, Ayogu Eze, from parading himself as the governorship candidate of the party. The court also granted the application by the ​​​a​pplicant, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and adjourned…

UNN Postgraduate Students Protesting Hike in Fees

UNN Postgraduate students protest hike in fees

Postgraduate students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka [UNN] on Friday  barricaded the office of the institution's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ben Ozumba, in protest against hike in their tuition fees, describing the increase from N69,000 to N145,000 as outrageous. [caption id="attachment_173244" align="alignright" width="476"] UNN Postgraduate Students Protesting Hike in Fees[/caption] The placard-carrying…

Ayogu Eze

Court restrains Ayogu Eze from parading himself as Enugu PDP governorship candidate

An Enugu State High Court has granted an ex-parte order restraining a gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ayogu Eze, from parading himself as the governorship candidate of the party pending the hearing and determination of a case filed by another aspirant, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. It…

Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji

Orji wins PDP Senatorial ticket for Abia Central

The Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, has been elected the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s ticket for Abia Central Senatorial seat. The governor, who was the sole contestant for the position, polled 221 votes of the 222 votes cast with one voided vote. Announcing the results at the…

Jibrilla Bindow

APC Governorship Primaries: Bindow wins in Adamawa

After many days of politicking and hours of voting at the Lamido Cinema in Yola, Jibrilla Bindow has clinched the All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial ticket for Adamawa State. Mr. Bindow scored 1,880 votes to defeat Yayaji Yawa who scored 1183 vote to place second, while a former secretary to…

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APC youth group endorses Nda-Isaiah’s presidential bid

Some All Progressives Congress, APC, youth under the aegis of Pan Igbo Youth Movement, have endorsed presidential aspiration of the founder of the Leadership newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah, on the platform of the party. The youth, who made the endorsement when they visited the South East Zonal Office of the Sam…