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MASSOB protesters

Biafra: Over 100 arrested as security agencies disrupt MASSOB rallies in South-east, Rivers

Hundreds of members of the Igbo separatist group, Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB), celebrating ‘Biafra Day’ were arrested across the states in the South-east as well as Rivers State by security agencies on Tuesday. The rally was called by the Ralph Uwazuruike-led faction of…

Nigeria Police

Biafra: Enugu police arrest 15 MASSOB members

The Police in Enugu say they arrested 15 members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, who were on a peaceful march in the state. A statement by the spokesman of the command, Ebere Amaraizu said they were arrested around Obiagu/Afia Nine axis of…

MASSOB protesters

Police teargas pro-Biafra MASSOB protesters, arrest many

The police in Ebonyi State assisted by other security agencies on Tuesday forcefully disrupted a protest by the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital. The separatists were on a peaceful march round major streets of the city when they were…

Ebonyi State Map

Ebonyi APC faction returns Nwachukwu, 30 other state officers

A faction of the All progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi on Saturday night re-elected 31 out the 33 state officials of the party through affirmation. Only two positions were contested in the election. They include the state party chairman and women leader. The Ebonyi State Congress Committee chairman, Tony Odeh,…

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor

Imo APC headquarters set ablaze

The Imo State secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Owerri, the state capital ,was on Friday evening set on fire by unknown persons. This is coming barely a week after the same office was vandalized during last week's controversial ward congress. The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha,…

Court

Ebonyi Assembly chief whip arraigned over certificate forgery

The Chief Whip of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Chike Ogiji, was on Friday arraigned by the police before a Magistrate Court in the Abakaliki district for alleged certificate forgery. Mr Ogiji, who represents Ikwo South constituency, was arraigned on a four-count charge bordering on swearing of false affidavit…

Deserted corridors of the National Hospital

‎Sorrow, anguish as Nigerians suffer from health workers’ strike

Patients in federal health institutions are currently passing through untold pain even as their relatives have been grumbling for the past 22 days as a result of the ongoing strike by health workers, an investigation by PREMIUM TIMES has shown. Three weeks ago, JOHESU, an association of health workers except…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

83-year-old hacked to death by son

An 83-year-old man, Nathaniel Chukwuemerie, has been hacked to death, allegedly by his son, in Enugu State over a disagreement. The incident happened in Ojinato in Oji River Local Government Area of the state last Friday. A source in the community said the deceased, who hails from Ogidi in Idenmili…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

APC Congress: Oyegun’s actions ‘civilian coup’ against party – Governorship Candidate

A former member of the Senate has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, of taking actions capable of returning the party to the ''undemocratic dark days of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)." The governorship candidate of the party in the Ebonyi 2015 election, Julius…

APC Secretariat

APC factions in Ebonyi hold parallel Congresses

The crisis rocking the All Progressive Congress in Ebonyi State may continue as two factions of the party held parallel ward congresses in the state on Saturday. Two parallel factions had emerged after the maiden congress of the party in 2014 with one faction led by Ben Nwaobasi as the…

Nigeria Police

Policeman injured in Ebonyi motorcyclists clash dies after surgery

One of the police officers, who was injured in the clash between motorcyclists and police last week in Abakakaliki, Ebonyi State, has died from the injuries he sustained. Motorcyclists in the city had staged a protest following the killing of their colleague by a trigger-happy policeman at water works road.…

John Nwodo

Police confirm explosion at Nwodo’s residence

The police in Enugu State have confirmed the Sunday attack on the country home of Ohaneze National President, John Nwodo at Ukehe. The spokesman of the police in the state, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES. He noted that there were no lives lost to the explosion which…

Motorcyclist

Police ‘dismiss’ officer who killed motorcyclist over N50 bribe

The Police have arrested and dismissed the officer who shot dead a motorcyclist in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital on Wednesday, a spokesperson said. Police spokesperson, Loveth Odah, said the suspect had been summarily dismissed from the force and would be charged to court on Friday with murder. Ofim Ejike…

Motorcyclist

Bribe-seeking policeman kills motorcyclist in Ebonyi

An unidentified police officer on Wednesday night shot and killed a commercial motorcyclist along water works road in Ebony State for allegedly refusing to give him N50 bribe. The yet to be identified okada rider, was accosted by police officers of the anti-kidnapping squad of Ebonyi State Police Command at…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Police ‘intercept buses of armed men bound for Taraba’

Two buses carrying some persons with several arms and ammunitions have been intercepted by the police in Ebonyi State. The interception of the two Toyota buses, PREMIUM TIMES gathered, occurred near Onu-Ebonyi bridge along Abakaliki-Ogoja federal highway, Izzi local government area of the state. Also found with them were military…

Herdsmen

Herdsman arrested with AK47 rifle in Enugu

The Enugu state command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested a herder armed with an AK47 rifle at Ugbawka in Nkanu East Local government area of the state. The arrest followed a distress call by members of the community to the command. A statement by the spokesman of the…

INVESTIGATION: Nigeria’s health centres still dysfunctional a year after govt began reconstruction

Primary health care system in Nigeria is dogged by multiple challenges despite billions of naira spent over the decades on health facilities by government at different levels. Less than 20 percent of the 30,000 public PHCs in the country is fully functional, a recent survey by a nongovernmental body, CISLAC,…

Nigeria Police

Manhunt for man suspected of killing son in Enugu

The police in Enugu State have launched a manhunt for a man, Onyenwe Ajah, who allegedly killed his son to death and then fled. Mr Onyenwe, according to the police, attacked his 38-year-old son, Ajah Kenneth, to death last week after the duo had a disagreement. The incident happened at…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Umahi rejects Ebonyi SSG’s resignation, announces his sack instead

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday rejected the resignation of Bernard Odoh as the Secretary to the State Government; and instead announced his sack. The governor said this when he received over 20,000 Ezza indigenes in the state who paid him a solidarity visit on Tuesday at the…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

JUST IN: Ebonyi SSG resigns

The Secretary to the Government of Ebonyi State, Benard Odoh, on Monday resigned his position. Mr Odoh was the All Progressives Grand Alliance's senatorial candidate in the 2015 general election which he lost to Obinna Ogba of the Peoples Democratic Party. He was appointed SSG by Governor David Umahi, the…

JAMB candidates protest alleged irregularities

About 95 students who reportedly registered to write the just concluded Joint Administration and Matriculation Board (JAMB) conducted exam in Ebonyi State, Friday protested alleged irregularities during the exam. According to them, the irregularities include not being allowed to write the exams in some of the centres in the state…

Police arrest man for beheading woman in Enugu

The Enugu state police command has arrested a man, Tochukwu Chianugo, for allegedly killing and beheading a woman, Sussana Enejere. The victim hailed from Ugbene Ajima in Uzouwani Local Government Area of Enugu state. She had reportedly gone to farm on Tuesday but did not return home prompting neighbours to…

Secondus

2019: ‘Don’t allow Amaechi deceive you’, Secondus tells South-east

The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, on Friday accused the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, of trying to deceive the South-east zone to support President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid in 2019. Mr Amaechi at a convocation lecture of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka on…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Woman uses four-year-old baby to pay N100 debt

The Ebonyi state government has commenced investigation into how a mother used her four-year-old daughter to offset a debt of N100. The woman, Veronica Igwe, according to the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Ministry, was been invited for questioning and later handed over to the police. She allegedly…

Court

Judges’ arrest: Court strikes out suit against Buhari, AGF, SSS

A Federal High Court on Wednesday struck out a suit brought before it against President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation over the arrest and detention of some federal judges in 2016. Also joined in the suit, which was filed by an Abakaliki, Ebonyi State based Lawyer, Onu…