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Artisan electrocuted in Enugu

The Nigerian Police have confirmed the death in Enugu by electrocution of an artisan identified as Uzoma Okpara. The spokesperson of the police in Enugu, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident on Wednesday. According to him, the deceased, who is said to be a plumber, died on Tuesday when he 'unknowingly'…

Nigeria's former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme

Saraki, South-east Governors, Ekwesili, others mourn Ekwueme

Many Nigerians have been reacting to the death of Nigeria's former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, with some paying their tributes via social media. The news of his death was confirmed by his brother and traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Laz Ekwueme. According to him, Mr. Ekwueme died on…

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Paul sings at Phyno’s show, blames Peter for Psquare’s breakup

One of the P Square music duo, Paul Okoye, has again blamed his twin brother, Peter, for the group's break up. Paul stated this while performing solo during Sunday night's Phynofest music carnival at 'The Cathedral', Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu. The convener of the show and rap king, Phyno, had…

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Kidnapped Ebonyi hospital director, two others freed

A doctor who was kidnapped on Thursday has been released. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Emeka Ogah, was kidnapped by armed persons at Ajaokuta axis of Kogi-Lokoja Highway. Also freed were the Director of Administration in the Hospital, Christopher…

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#AnambraDecides2017: South-east Governors Forum congratulates Obiano

The Chairman of the South East Governor's Forum, David Umahi, has congratulated his counterpart, Willie Obiano on his victory in Saturday's governorship election in Anambra state. Mr. Obiano polled 234, 071 votes to emerge victorious ahead of Tony Nwoye of the All Progressive Congress, APC, who garnered 98,752 votes to…

Willie Obiano

#AnambraDecides2017: Obiano speaks on electoral victory

Governor Willie Obiano has described his victory in Saturday's governorship election as showing a resolve by the people of the state to rise above varying interests and take full control of their destiny. The governor disclosed this in an acceptance speech titled "Time to Build a New world" which he…

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#AnambraDecides2017 (LIVE UPDATES): INEC official results

The Anambra governorship election on Saturday was characterised by low turn out and late arrival of materials and personnel in many areas. The election, was, however, violence-free except in isolated incidents. PREMIUM TIMES in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, through the deployment of dozens of observers,…

IPOB members demonstrate in Onitsha. [Photo credit: NAN]

‎#AnambraDecides2017: IPOB attributes low turn out to boycott order

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has commended the people of Anambra State for supposedly heeding it's call to boycott today's governorship election in the state. Speaking on the low turnout that greeted the elections, spokesperson of the group, Emma Powerful, in a statement attributed the low turnout to the…

#AnambraDecides2017 poster of candidates and their parties.

#AnambraDecides2017 (LIVE UPDATES): APC, APGA, PDP, UPP battle for governorship seat

Today’s election in Anambra will go down as one of the most anticipated governorship elections in the history of Nigeria. Already, it has set a record of being the governorship election with the highest number of candidates (37) in Nigeria's electoral history. Godfatherism, zoning, political vendetta and IPOB threat to…

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Protest mars Oyegun’s visit to Ebonyi

Hundreds of members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ebonyi State chapter, on Friday protested against the visit of the national chairman of the party, John Oyegun, calling for his removal over his role in the leadership crisis rocking the state chapter of the party. The protesters are supporters of…

Nigeria Police Force

Ebonyi hospital medical director, another official, kidnapped

Unknown gunmen on Thursday kidnapped the Chief Medical director of the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Emeka Onwe Ogah. Also kidnapped alongside the CMD was one of his administrative officers, whose name could not be ascertained at press time. The State Commissioner of Police, Titus Lamorde, confirmed the incident.…

President Muhammadu Buhari (sitting) being confered with Enyi Oma 1 of Ebonyi by the Chairman, Ebonyi State Council of Tradtional Rulers, Eze Charles Mkpuma (l) during President's State visit to Abakaliki, Ebonyi State on Tuesday (14/11/17) with them is Gov Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State (r) 06096/14/11/2017/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

Buhari fails to reconcile Ebonyi APC factions

A meeting called for President Muhammadu Buhari to reconcile the two factions of the All Progressives Congress in Ebonyi State reportedly ended in a deadlock on Wednesday. One of the factions is loyal to Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, while the other is loyal to the 2015 governorship…

President Muhammadu Buhari (sitting) being confered with Enyi Oma 1 of Ebonyi by the Chairman, Ebonyi State Council of Tradtional Rulers, Eze Charles Mkpuma (l) during President's State visit to Abakaliki, Ebonyi State on Tuesday (14/11/17) with them is Gov Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State (r) 06096/14/11/2017/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

Buhari calls for unity, promises more projects for South East

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reiterated his belief in the unity of the country. He spoke in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, when he paid a one-day visit to the state. Mr. Buhari, who is visiting the region for the first time since he became president, said the diversity of…

Buhari laying foundation of the new Muhammadu Buhari tunnel in Abakaliki

PHOTO STORY: Buhari in Abakaliki; Commissions projects

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Abakaliki Ebonyi state at exactly 11:15 a.m. Tuesday on a one-day visit to the state. He was received by Governor David Umahi and wife, Rachel; the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu; former Governor Martin Elechi and other top officials from within and outside the…

Former president, Ousegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo calls for cooperation to eliminate hunger in Nigeria

A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has called for concerted efforts by governments, private sector and individuals to enable the country achieve food sufficiency for all by the year 2030. Mr. Obasanjo spoke in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital at the 2nd edition of the Zero Hunger Strategic Forum. While…

Former president, Ousegun Obasanjo

PHOTO STORY: Obasanjo in Ebonyi for Agric Summit

A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, arrived Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital on Monday to attend the Zero Hunger Agric Summit. He was received at the Government House, Abakaliki, by Governor David Umahi. He also inspected a Guard of Honour mounted by the Nigerian Army. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="248502,248503"] [gallery type="rectangular" ids="248502,248506,248505"]

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Council chief abducted, tortured, put in coffin

Some armed persons abducted and tortured into coma the coordinator of Ikwo South Development Centre, Marvin Anari, on Sunday. The incident it was gathered happened at Ukwuachi playground, Amagu, in Ikwo Local Government Area, venue of the stakeholders meeting of the town. "A band of armed men invaded the venue,…

Ifeanyi Ubah

Anambra election: Ifeanyi Ubah dumps PDP

A businessman, Ifeanyi Ubah, has formally defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. He also expressed his support for the Governor of Anambra State and candidate of APGA in the November 18 governorship election, Willie Obiano. Mr. Ubah, who is accused of multi-billion…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

In Ebonyi, Osinbajo calls for ‘rejection, resistance of separatists’

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged Nigerians to resist and reject anybody who wants the country to disintegrate. He maintained that the only way the country can move ahead is if the country remains one united and indivisible country devoid of corruption. He spoke on Saturday at the wedding of…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Governor Umahi sacks Ebonyi Commissioner for Justice

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has sacked the state’s Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Augustine Nwakwoegu. In a statement on Wednesday evening signed by his Principal Secretary, Clement Nweke, Mr. Umahi said Mr. Nwakwoegu was relieved of his appointment over “acts inconsistent with his official duties.” The statement…

Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu (Photo Credit: Logistics News, MOOV)

South-east Governors lament poor state of Akanu Ibiam International Airport

The South-east Governors Forum on Sunday lamented the condition of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu State. Rising from their meeting at Government House Enugu, the forum called on the federal government to take urgent steps to fix the decaying infrastructure at the airport. According to them, areas that…

Nigerian Police on patrol

I killed my uncle because he tried to rape me, Suspect tells Police

The Police in Enugu State have arrested a 21 years old woman, Tina Sunday, for allegedly clubbing her uncle to death with a stone as he tried to rape her. A statement by the spokesperson of the police in the state, Ebere Amaraizu, said the incident happened on Thursday. According…

David Umahi

Umahi orders probe of alleged extortion of retirees by audit officials

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has ordered an investigation into the alleged extortion of retirees by staff of the state's Audit Department. The governor, in a statement by his spokesperson, Emmanuel Uzor, ordered the state Auditor-General and the Fiscal Responsibility Commission to thoroughly investigate the matter. He vowed that…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Ebonyi retirees lament extortion by state audit officials

Some retirees in Ebonyi State have accused some unnamed staff of the state audit department of reportedly extorting money from them before approving their gratuities. They also alleged that the audit staff in Abakaliki deliberately withhold their files if they (retirees) failed to comply with their monetary demands. The state…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Catholic priest escapes after kidnappers ‘drank his wine and slept off’

The police in Ebonyi State have confirmed the rescue of a Catholic priest, Timothy Nwanja, abducted by gunmen in Okpokueze Nkomoro community, Imoho Development Centre, Ezza North Local Government Area of the State. Also rescued was the cook to the priest who was abducted with her boss. The priest escaped…