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PIC. 3. APC SOUTH-SOUTH ZONAL RALLY IN PORT HARCOURT

Nigerian govt. plans trouble in six states – APC Campaign

As the nation prepares to vote for a new president on Saturday, March 28, the…

APC Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari nicknamed “Okechukwu” in Imo

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Muhammudu Buhari, was nicknamed “Okechukwu” Monday, when…

Former Abia Governor Uzor Orji Kalu

How Orji Kalu nailed his political coffin – PDP stalwart

A Peoples Democratic Party stalwart in Abia State has described the recent rally in Umuahia…

Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji

Court slams ‘barbaric’ Gov. Orji over journalist’s arrest

A Federal High Court in Lagos, Friday, nullified an arrest warrant against Ebere Wabara, the associate editor of The Sun Newspapers, by an Abia Magistrate Court. In his ruling, Okon Abang, declared the court's bench warrant for the journalist as illegal and unconstitutional, and barred the police from further arresting…

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka

Jonathan, wife planning to kill me – Fr. Mbaka

Ejike Mbaka, the outspoken Enugu-based Catholic priest who used his New Year’s message to call on Nigerian to vote out President Goodluck Jonathan, has alleged that the president and his wife, Patience, were planning to assassinate him. Mr. Mbaka, who spoke to his teeming congregation at the Adoration Prayer Ground…

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My enemies set aside N3bn for my impeachment — Elechi

Gov. Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday alleged that some individuals from the state who want him removed from office had earmarked N3 billion to actualize his impeachment. The governor made the allegation in Abakaliki when the leadership of National Association of Ebonyi State Students (NAESS) paid him a…

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UNIZIK suspends 5 lecturers for misconduct

The management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has suspended five lecturers for examination misconduct. The institution’s Director of Publications, Emma Ojukwu, confirmed the suspension in an interview on Tuesday. He said the lecturers were suspended on March 2 for three months with half salaries pending the outcome of the Senior…

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2 brothers docked for allegedly belonging to MASSOB

Two brothers, Chinedu Mba, 32, and Sunday Mba, 50, were on Monday docked at a Yaba Chief Magistrates' Court in Lagos for allegedly belonging to the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra. The accused are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and belonging to an unlawful…

Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia civil servants adopt PDP candidate for governorship

The Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Friday, held an interactive session with civil servants in Abia State. The high point of the event was the unanimous adoption by civil servants in Abia State of a motion endorsing Mr. Ikpeazu as their sole…

PIC.8.  FIELD TEST OF INEC SMART CARD READER IN LAGOS STATE

INEC to test-run card readers in Anambra

The Independent National Electoral Commission will on Saturday test-run its voter card reader technology at Igbo-Ukwu ward 1 in Aguata Local Council Area of Anambra. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Edwin Nwatarali, who announced this at a news conference in Awka on Thursday, however stressed that the exercise was not a…

Ayogu Eze

Ayogu Eze loses bid to snatch Enugu PDP governorship ticket

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday ruled that a member of the House of Representatives, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, was the duly elected governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu state. It held that his challenger, Ayogu Eze, a Senator, failed to abide by any section of the 1999…

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Ebonyi judiciary workers call off two-month strike

The Judiciary Staff Union in Ebonyi on Monday in Abakaliki announced the calling off of its two- month-old industrial action. The Chairman of the union, Jude Ukason, who announced it, directed its members to return immediately to work. He said the strike was called off due to the agreement reached…

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 Cholera outbreak in three communities of Ebonyi State. The communities affected include Edomia, Amachi and Ikelegu. The State Director of Public Health and Disesase Control, Christian Achi, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday.…

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 financial misappropriation against the Governor, Martin Elechi, and some of his aides. The assembly took the decision on Wednesday following petitions it received from groups in the state, including Ebonyi Integrity Group. In one 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 Martin Elechi, sources in Abakalili, the state capital, informed PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday. PREMIUM TIMES also gathered that lawmakers loyal to the state deputy governor, Dave Umahi, are hatching the plot and they are presently locked…

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…

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…