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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…

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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…

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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"…

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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…

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Abia Governor moves to demolish illegal structures in Aba

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Thursday issued a notice to residents of Aba, alerting them of his government’s decision to demolish illegal structures in the city. Mr. Ikpeazu, who made this known in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Godwin Adindu, said the action is part…

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​Enugu ​Governor swears​ ​in S​ecretary to ​S​tate ​Government​

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Monday swore ​in the newly appointed Secretary to the State Government, Gabriel Ajah. Mr. Ugwuanyi said during the ceremony that the state government arrived at the decision of appointing Mr. Ajah after a careful appraisal of his antecedents in the civil service. He…

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Two Nigerians jailed 55 years for drug trafficking

An Enugu Federal High Court has sentenced two drug traffickers, Okafor Chidinma and Iheme Onyemauchechukwu, to forty and fifteen years in prison respectively. The court was presided by Justice D.V. Agishi, according to a statement by the drug agency, NDLEA. The duo were arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport…

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Human Rights Commission to open office in Abia

The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Ben Angwe, on Friday said that the commission would establish an office in Abia State before the end of July. Mr. Angwe disclosed this in an interview during his visit to Aba campus of Rhema University. “NHRC has entered Abia State and will…

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Police quiz Enugu APC chief over campaign funds

The crisis rocking the Enugu chapter of the All Progressives Congress assumed a new twist on Monday with the party's zonal vice chairman for Enugu-East senatorial zone, Anike Nwoga, quizzed by the state police command over a petition against him. Mr. Nwoga was quizzed for allegedly defaming the character of…

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Nwifuru is new Ebonyi Speaker

Francis Ogbonnaya Nwifuru, representing Izzi West state constituency, has been elected as the Speaker of the 5th session of Ebonyi State House of Assembly. This followed the proclamation of the House by Governor Dave Umahi. Odefa Obasanjo Odefa, representing Onicha East, nominated the new Speaker, a motion supported by Joseph…

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APGA holds national convention on Saturday in Awka

As the All Progressives Grand Alliance holds its national convention on Saturday in Awka, its members have predicted that the party will come out stronger. Some members on Friday said that the party would elect new national and state officers at the convention slated for the Women Development Centre, Awka.…

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Onitsha Tanker Tragedy: Atiku expresses shock, sympathises with victims

A former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday in Abuja expressed “deep shock and sadness'' at the petrol tanker tragedy at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra. This is contained in a statement signed by Paul Ibe, Deputy Head of Mr. Atiku’s Media Team. A fuel-laden tanker on Sunday rammed into a building…

The Commander of Onitsha Military Cantonment, Col. Mohammed Bello presenting a trophy to the Captain of Barca FC, Barracks, Master Chigozie Onyekachi during the Commanders Cup, Finals, Male Football competition

Nigerian Army plans boxing competition

The Commander of Onitsha Military Cantonment of the Nigerian Army, Mohammed Bello, says his command plans to revive the Onitsha Cantonment Boxing competition. According to him, this will aim at keeping youth within the barracks and environs away from involvement in crimes and other vices. Mr. Bello, a Colonel, told…

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Capital Oil sells petrol at N100 per litre in Nnewi

Capital Oil and Gas owned by Ifeanyi Ubah is currently selling fuel in Nnewi, Anambra State an N100 per litre. Mr. Ubah had on Sunday promised to open his facility to "approximately 400 trucks of petroleum products" because “of to the immense hardship witnessed by Nigerians following the suspension of…

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No human meat restaurant in Awka – Anambra govt.

The Anambra Government said it had investigated reports that human meat was found in a restaurant in Awka and found same to be false, thereby urging the public to ignore the story. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mary Nwogu,…

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EFCC arraigns couple for land scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arraigned one Edmund Opara and his wife, Amarachi, before Justice O.O Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court Owerri, Imo State, on a two-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence. They pleaded not guilty to the charge. The accused persons were…

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Abia Governor, Theodore Orji, begs Abians for forgiveness

Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, on Sunday appealed to those he might have offended in the course of his eight-year tenure to forgive him. Speaking at a victory thanksgiving service in Umuahia, Mr. Orji said he did not deliberately set out to hurt anyone but that he had to take…

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My greatest achievement as Ebonyi governor – Martin Elechi

Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi said that allowing people to exercise their basic rights and freedom was his greatest legacy in the eight years of his administration. Elechi made the statement on Sunday at a Thanksgiving Mass, held at the Government House Catholic Chapel, Abakaliki, officiated by the Catholic Bishop…

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I won’t let Theodore Orji control me, Abia governor-elect Ikpeazu says

The Abia State Governor-elect, Okezie Ikpeazu, has given indication that he would not be a stooge of the outgoing governor, Theodore Orji, who was instrumental to his emergence. The governor-elect stated this in an interview with Saturday Punch Newspaper. Mr. Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was declared winner…