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Ebonyi Govt. to appoint women as vice-chairmen of councils

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi on Friday announced that women would be appointed vice-chairmen in…

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“How PDP rigged Abia North senatorial seat election”

The Abia State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Umuahia, was told Thursday how…

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Two people die in Ebonyi after eating poisonous fish

Two people on Wednesday reportedly lost their lives in Ezillo community, Ishielu local government area…

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Abia Assembly suspends Minority Leader for opposing N30billion loan

The Abia State House of Assembly on Wednesday suspended its Minority Leader,  Abraham Oba. This followed a news conference he and 10 members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the House addressed disassociating themselves from the N30 billion loan approved for the State Government on July 21. Mr.…

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One dead in renewed Ebonyi, Abia land dispute

One person was shot dead and many injured in renewed clashes between Ishiagu community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state and Lokpanta community, Umunochi LGA of the neighboring Abia state over boundary dispute. Also one person identified as Chukwuma Akwa was declared missing. The renewed boundary dispute between…

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor and chairman, Progressive Governors Forum

Tribunal strikes out PDP’s petition against Okorocha’s election

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Owerri, Imo State, Wednesday, struck out a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party's gubernatorial candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, against the election of Rochas Okorocha as governor of the state. Mr. Ihedioha and the PDP had challenged the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission,…

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PDP explains need for Anambra congresses

The Peoples Democratic Party has stated that following enquiries by its members, especially those in Anambra State, the National Working Committee, NWC, has clarified that its decision to fix the Ward, Local Government and State Congresses in Anambra State this week is in obedience to a court directive to this…

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Unpaid Salaries: Ebonyi workers to commence strike July 21

The civil servants in Ebonyi State have said they will begin an indefinite strike on Tuesday following the inability of the government to pay them their salaries. In a statement signed by the state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ikechukwu Nwafor, Secretary, Chukwuma Onwe, and 34 others, the officials…

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Election Petition: Tribunal strikes out APC’s case against Abia PDP

The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia has dismissed the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last election, Chinenye Anyim, against the candidate  of the Peoples Democratic Party and governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, for negligence in prosecution on the part…

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Ebonyi water scarcity may worsen Cholera crisis — Govt.

The Acting General Manager of the Ebonyi Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, Sunday Opoke, has said that over 3,000 water-boreholes are currently dilapidated in the state. Mr. Opoke said this in the Ebonyi State capital, Abakaliki, noting that the situation has made it difficult for rural dwellers to access…

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Police foil cult initiation of 46 Ebonyi secondary school students

Ebonyi State Police command on Monday foiled the cult initiation of 46 graduating students of a popular mission secondary school in Izzi local government area of Ebonyi State. The students, who just concluded writing their Senior School Certificate Examination, conducted by the National Examination Council, were said to be members…

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Police in Enugu launch investigation into murder of traditional ruler, 3 others

The police in Enugu have launched investigation into the murder of the traditional ruler of Nkerefi in Nkanu East local government, Igwe P.A. Onuoha. A statement from the spokesperson of the Enugu State Police Command,Ebere Amaraizu, said that the traditional ruler was killed with three others in the early hours…

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Enugu election tribunal dismisses forensic report by APC governorship candidate

The Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Friday dismissed the forensic report on election materials brought by the candidate of the All Progressive Party, Okey Ezea. Mr. Ezea is challenging the declaration of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, as the winner of the election by the Independent…

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor and chairman, Progressive Governors Forum

Governor Okorocha after my life – Mike Ahamba

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mike Ahamba, on Monday raised the alarm over alleged threat to his life by the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha. Mr. Ahamba, in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES, said leaks from the Imo State Government House revealed to him that Mr. Okorcha and…

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South-East Governors denounce Radio Biafra; want B’Haram prisoners removed from Anambra

The five governors from the five South-East states have denounced and disowned Radio Biafra, the underground radio feeding people of the zone with scary hate messages and dangerous propaganda. The governors rose from a day forum held at Imo Government House, Owerri, on Sunday with a decision not to recognise…

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Ebonyi governor sacks officials for alleged N1 billion fraud

The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has sacked the auditor-general of local government areas of the state, Ambrose Edeh; heads of personnel management; and treasurers of the councils. This followed their indictment by the State House of Assembly for alleged involvement in the embezzlement of over N1 billion in the…

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Cholera claims 9 more lives in Ebonyi

Nine more persons have been confirmed dead as a result of the cholera outbreak ravaging Ebonyi State, bringing the death toll so far to 42. Two of the deceased died in Ozibo village, Ebonyi Local Government Area. Seven others died in four communities of Umuezeoka, Umuezeokaha, Ekka and Ori-uzor, Ezza…

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Transfer of Boko Haram Suspects: Anambra governor assures residents of peaceful resolution

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has reassured that he is handling the recent "transfer" of Boko Haram suspects to Ekwulobia prisons in the state, with utmost seriousness. This is contained in a statement signed by James Eze, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, in Awka, on Saturday.…

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Gov. Ikpeazu pledges to boost leather industry in Aba

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has assured manufacturers of shoes, bags and allied products in Aba, of his administration’s readiness to support them in boosting their business. Mr. Ikpeazu gave the assurance on Thursday when members of the state chapter of the Shoe, Bag, Belt and Trunk Box Manufacturers…

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No plan to transfer Boko Haram detainees to Anambra – APC

The South East chapter of the All Progressives Congress said on Sunday that there was no plan by the Federal Government to send Boko Haram detainees to any prison in Anambra state. Some youth in Awka, the state capital as well as Onitsha, on Saturday protested against the alleged plan…

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NDLEA arrests 85 suspects, seizes 55kg drugs in Ebonyi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Ebonyi State said on Saturday that it arrested 85 suspects for drug related offences in the first half of 2015. The Commander of the NDLEA in the state, Raph Igwenagu, made this known in Abakaliki at a forum to commemorate the 2015…

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Ebonyi local government officials stole millions – Report

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly on Thursday indicted 12 of the 13 Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairpersons for financial misappropriation. The immediate past assembly had set up a committee to probe the financial dealings of the chairpersons between November 2014 and June 2015 when they all resigned their appointments.…

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Court Sacks Anambra PDP Rep

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja Federal High Court has ordered a member of the House of Representatives from Anambra State, Godwin Idu, to vacate his seat. Mr. Idu was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party to represent Onitsha North/South Federal Constituency. But while delivering judgment in…

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8 die in fresh cholera outbreak in Ebonyi

Eight persons have died while 17 others have been hospitalised following a fresh cholera outbreak in Ebonyi State. Three of the deaths were recorded in Ndiogbu Ndieze village, Izzi Local Government Area of the state while the remaining five died in Ikwo Local Government Area. The Director of Public Health…

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2 killed, 10 injured as cultists clash in Anambra

Two suspected cultists were killed, while 10 others sustained injuries, when two rival cult groups clashed at Nkpor community, near Onitsha, Anambra State, on Saturday. Hassan Musa, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in-charge of Ogidi Divisional Police Headquarters, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with journalists. Mr. Musa said…