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Dave Umahi, Ebonyi State Governor

Ebonyi workers embark on 7-day warning strike

Workers in Ebonyi State on Friday commenced a 7-day warning strike over what they termed…

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Seven dead, 29 injured in Ebonyi ghastly accident

At least seven persons have died in a ghastly motor accident which occurred along the…

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How I resisted pressure to announce false results — Abia Returning Officer

At the continued hearing of a petition filed by David Onuoha-Bourdex against Senator Mao Ohuabunwa…

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College student knocked dead by car on “Rag Day”

A 200-level student of Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, was killed Wednesday by a car as students marked their annual “Rag Day”. The victim, identified as Oluwatobiloba Adeniyi, was a student of the department of Integrated and Computer Science Education in the college, located in Osiele. The sad incident occurred while…

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APC supporters attacked, displaced in Ebonyi

Some supporters of the All Progressive Congress were attacked and chased out of their homes in Okworike Amagu in Ikwo LGA Ebonyi State by people believed to be loyalists of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. Also valuables, worth millions of naira belonging to the APC supporters, were allegedly…

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Robbers invade Ebonyi University, steal millions from ATM

Bandits invaded the College of Agricultural Science campus of Ebonyi State University Abakaliki Tuesday, and stole millions of naira from an Automated Teller Machine. This came barely three weeks after robbers invaded the Simeon Oduoye female hostel of the same school and robbed the students of different items. Sources said…

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Youth attack electricity company, vandalize vehicles over power outage

Three vehicles belonging to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), have been vandalized by youth in Afikpo town of Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State during a protest. The youth, who were protesting alleged lack of supply of electricity to the town for over seven months, barricaded the…

Dave Umahi, Ebonyi State Governor

Return looted fund or face trial – Ebonyi Governor tells ex-LG officials

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi has warned former chairmen of Local Government Caretaker Committees in the state to return the funds they allegedly stole or face investigation and trial. Mr. Umahi gave the warning at a maiden media interaction and dinner he hosted on Friday in Abakaliki. At the event,…

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Buhari’s delay in making appointments exposing us to ridicule, APC chieftain says

A chieftain of the governing All Progressives Congress, Paul Ikonne, has stated that leaders of the party from the South Eastern region are being mocked by supporters of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party over President Muhammadu Buhari's failure to appoint people from the region. Mr. Ikonne who spoke with journalists…

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Group alleges plot to compromise tribunals

A group,the Southeast Democratic Vanguard, on Saturday urged various election tribunals sitting in the zone to uphold the tenets of truth and fairness and not to give in or distracted by the antics of the desperate and power mongering public office holders. The group made the call in a communique…

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14 people killed in Ebonyi road accident

The Federal Road Safety Commission on Sunday confirmed the death of 14 persons in an auto crash that occurred on Saturday at Amasiri Secondary School junction, along Afikpo-Okigwe road in Ebonyi. The Afikpo Unit Commander of FRSC, Roland Ogbuke, said the accident involved a truck and a 14-seater bus. He…

Dave Umahi, Ebonyi State Governor

Ebonyi Assembly approves Gov. Umahi’s N8.4bn loan request

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly has given the State government approval to take three loans from the Central Bank of Nigeria for various purposes. This followed request letters to that effect, written to the House by the governor, Dave Umahi, and read during Thursday's plenary. The loans include a…

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1,000 PDP members defect to APGA in Anambra

No fewer than 1,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday defected to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra. The members took the action at the swearing-in of the newly elected members of APGA state executive committee in Awka. One of the defectors, Uchenna Umerie, a…

Dave Umahi, Ebonyi State Governor

Ebonyi governor revokes contract awarded by predecessor

By Emma Anya The Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has revoked some of the traffic light contracts awarded by former governor of the state, Martins Elechi, “as a result of their high cost”. Speaking at the commissioning ceremony of the first phase of the street-lighting project on Wednesday, the governor…

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Fire guts INEC office

An inferno on Sunday morning gutted the Independent National Electoral Commission's (INEC) office in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The fire destroyed documents, furniture and other valuables in the office leaving only the wall of the building and remains of materials made of…

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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 the caretaker committees of local government areas in the State. Mr. Umahi, who made this promise while swearing in members of some boards and commissions in Abakaliki, noted that his appointments had not favoured women.…

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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 the Peoples Democratic Party allegedly manipulated the Abia North Senatorial election in favour of Senator Mao Ohuabunwa. The facts came to light when two witnesses in the consolidated petitions challenging the outcome of the Abia…

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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 of Ebonyi State, after eating fresh fish. The third person was said to have gone dumb. The victims, according to reports, were building workers. A resident of the community who gave her name as Odoh…

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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…