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Governor Umahi inspecting the parade mounted by various platoons of the 2018 NYSC batch B stream 1 during the closing ceremony of their orientation course.

Ebonyi Governor approves N400 million for NYSC

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Monday announced the approval of N400 million to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ebonyi State for the renovation of the scheme's orientation camp in Afikpko North Local Government Area. This is separate from the N5,000 travel allowance he directed to be…

Senator Akpabio with President Buhari in London

NASS Siege: Secondus wants UK to expel Buhari

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, has condemned the Tuesday siege on the National Assembly by officials of the State Security Service (SSS). He also asked the United Kingdom to expel President Muhammadu Buhari from the country, alleging that the Nigerian leader planned the siege…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Umahi replies Oshiomhole, says APC ‘rejected by Nigerians’

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has criticised the All Progressive Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, for demanding apology from him for his alleged refusal to grant the APC permission to use the Abakaliki stadium for its rally. Mr Oshiomhole had on Saturday called on Mr Umahi to tender…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

Politicians giving security challenges ethnic colouration to discredit Buhari — Oshiomhole

The national chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, on Saturday alleged that politicians in the country are trying to give the security challenges in the country an ethnic colouration in other to score cheap political points. He therefore urged Nigerians not to allow themselves to be deceived…

Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere. [Photo credit: official Facebook page of Eze Madumere]

ANALYSIS : What next for ‘sacked’ Imo Deputy Governor Madumere

On Monday, in Imo State, the controversial removal of the state deputy governor, Eze Madumere, was finally actualised on the floor of the state House of Assembly. The deputy governor was sacked by 19 out of the 27 members of the legislature in what is seen as part of the…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Ebonyi govt, APC on war path over rally venue

The Ebonyi State Government and the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state are on a collision course over the party's plan to use the Abakaliki Township Stadium for its rally on Saturday. The APC had earlier announced that it will hold a mega rally at the stadium on Saturday,…

Ike Ekweremadu

Ekweremadu: Presidency has gone mad with power — Ohaneze

Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has condemned the detention of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, by the EFCC. Mr Ekweremadu was on Tuesday detained by EFCC on allegations of corruption. In a statement by it's publicity secretary, Uche Achi-Okpaga, Ohaneze said the presidency has "gone mad with power and turned…

Man goes berserk, kills own father, sister

A community in Ebonyi State was on Sunday thrown into pandemonium following the murder of one Nwode Nwignoaka and his seven years old daughter by his 25 years old son, Julius Nwode. The incident happened at Ifelemenu community, Ekpaomaka in Ikwo Local Government Area of the state. According to an…

John Nwodo

Ohaneze, NBA, PDP react to defection, siege on lawmakers

Reactions have continued to trail the reported siege on Senate President Bukola Saraki' sresidence and that of his deputy, Ike Ekeremadu by security operatives and the subsequent defection of some lawmakers from the All Progressive Congress. The security officers, who were seen in vehicles, blocked the access routes to the…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Ebonyi governor denies planning to join APC

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has dispelled rumours that he has defected to Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Umahi made the announcement at the Government House, Abakaliki, while speaking to journalists on Tuesday. He made the declaration barely 24 hours after Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State…

Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere. [Photo credit: official Facebook page of Eze Madumere]

I have not been properly served impeachment notice – Imo Deputy Governor Madumere

The Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, says the impeachment notice by the State House of Assembly has not been properly served on him as stipulated by law. The embattled deputy governor stated this Wednesday night in a statement signed by his Special Assistant, Uche Onwuchekwa. According to Mr Onwuchekwa,…

Atiku Abubakar

Buhari’s government most corrupt since 1999 – Atiku

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has described the present federal government of President Muhamadu Buhari as the most corrupt since the return of democracy to Nigeria in 1999. Mr Abubakar spoke in Abakaliki on Tuesday while addressing supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the state secretariat of…

Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere

Imo Deputy Governor reacts to impeachment notice

The Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, has denied any wrongdoing to warrant the impeachment notice served on him by the State House of Assembly on Tuesday.‎ In a statement signed his Special Assistant, Uche Onwuchekwa, Mr Madumere described the allegations levelled against him as embarrassing and an old ploy…

Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere. [Photo credit: official Facebook page of Eze Madumere]

Impeachment: Imo Assembly sets up committee to probe allegations against deputy governor

The Imo State House of Assembly has set up a six-member committee to probe allegations contained in a petition for the impeachment of the deputy governor of the state, Eze Madumere. The lawmakers on Tuesday launched impeachment proceedings against Mr Madumere. He is accused of gross misconduct and dereliction of…

Eze Madumere (Photo Credit: The Nation Newspaper)

Imo Assembly commences impeachment proceedings against Deputy Governor

The Imo State House of Assembly on Tuesday commenced impeachment proceedings against the state deputy governor, Eze Madumere. The House accused the deputy governor of gross misconduct. Mr Madumere had fallen out with Governor Rochas Okorocha over succession to the governorship seat next year when Mr Okorocha ends his second…

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Man killed in Ebonyi on first visit to woman he met on phone

Police on Sunday said they have discovered the body of a man in a ditch near the military cantonment at Nkwoagu community in Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The deceased, whose name could not be immediately ascertained, hailed from Ishieke community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area. Sources said…

South-East Governors [Photo: twitter.com]

Okorocha absent as South-east governors meet, oppose ranching

Governors of the South-eastern states on Sunday night in Enugu, announced that no state in the region will donate any land for the federal government's proposed establishment of cattle ranches in the zone. The governors of Enugu (Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi), Ebonyi (David Umahi) were in attendance, while Abia and Anambra were…

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

UPDATED: Victory for Okorocha as court nullifies APC Imo congresses

The Federal High Court in Owerri on Thursday nullified the controversial ward and local government congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State. Party members loyal to Governor Rochas Okorocha filed the suit. In a two hours judgement, Justice Lewis Allago said the congresses were never held in…

Ebonyi State Map

Ebonyi/Benue boundary dispute: Couple beheaded while working on farm

The Ngbo and Agila inter communal crisis has claimed two more lives following the murder of one Joseph Omah, and his wife, Angelina. They were reportedly shot dead at Ngbo community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State last Friday by unidentified gunmen. The people of the area and…

EEDC office in Owerri [PHOTO: James Eze]

Electricity company disconnects Imo Government House over N200 million debt

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has disconnected power supply to the Imo State Government House over an alleged debt of N200 million. Electricity at the Imo State secretariat has also been disconnected due to debt. Apparently angered by the disconnection, the state government marked the EEDC office in Owerri,…

Lightning (Photo Credit: CNN)

Undergraduate allegedly killed by lightning

A 100-level student of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbarian campus, Anambra State, Vincent Mbanefo, was on Monday allegedly struck to death by lightning. According to an eyewitness who asked not to be named, the lightening followed a heavy rain on Monday in the area. The source said the incident…

Street Renaming: Ebonyi Assembly gives Anambra govt seven-day ultimatum

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly has given Anambra State government seven days ultimatum to restore the status of Abakaliki street it earlier renamed. It said, failure to do this will make the House mandate Ebonyi State to "rename all structures named after Anambra people and towns with immediate effect".…

Gov. Obiano

Why we renamed Abakaliki Street in Awka — Official

The Chairman of Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State, Leo Nwuba has said contrary to the recent uproar over the renaming of Abakaliki Street in Awka, the state capital, the state had long designated another street to be named Abakaliki Street within the city. "The new Abakaliki Street runs…

Cattle

Ebonyi accuses Nigerian govt of falsehood; says won’t provide land for cattle ranching

The Ebonyi State Government on Thursday said the claim by the federal government that it had agreed to provide land for cattle ranching was false. The federal government had on Tuesday listed Ebonyi among the ten states that had agreed to provide land for ranching. It said the aim of…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Police discover bomb in Ebonyi PDP secretariat – Governor

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Wednesday said the state police command discovered an 'explosive device' suspected to be a bomb at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Secretariat along Abakaliki Enugu Expressway. The discovery of the device, he said, resulted in an emergency security meeting summoned by him at…