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Taraba govt agrees to review anti-open grazing law – Governors

The Taraba State Government has agreed to review the anti-open grazing law to address the concerns of herders in the state. The governor of the state, Darius Ishaku, and his Ebonyi State counterpart, David Umahi, disclosed this on Tuesday during a visit by a sub-committee of the National Economic Council…

Police arrest suspect in killing at PDP rally

The Police in Ebonyi State have arrested a suspect over the killing of a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at a ward rally of the party in Nwofe Primary School, Agbaja in Izzi Local Government Area of the state. A spokesman of the police in the state, Loveth…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Ebonyi govt wants social media critic arrested

The Ebonyi State government has ordered the arrest of a social media writer, Charles Ogbu, for allegedly spreading false information over the crisis between the farmers and herdsmen in Nigeria. It gave the order in a statement signed by the Principal Secretary to Governor David Umahi, Clement Nweke. The statement…

Ebonyi Assembly lifts suspension on female lawmaker

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly has lifted the suspension it slammed on the member representing Afikpo North East Constituency, Maria Nwachi, for alleged acts inconsistent with her status as a lawmaker. The House resolved to lift the sanction after it considered a motion by the Deputy Leader, Kingsley Ikoro.…

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Okorocha ‘anoints’ son-in-law to succeed him

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday anointed his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to succeed him as governor of the state in 2019. The governor stated this at a meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Owerri Municipal Council Area, who visited him at the Government House in…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Ebonyi rejects Cattle colonies proposal by Nigerian govt

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has rejected plans by the federal government to establish cattle colony in the state. He however initiated measures to abate the intermittent clashes between farmers in the state and Fulani herdsmen. The federal government recently proposed the establishment of grazing colonies in the states…

Police arrest four Chinese nationals as govt. busts elaborate illegal mining operation in Ebonyi

Four Chinese nationals and 16 Nigerians have been arrested for allegedly running an elaborate illegal mining operation in Ebonyi State. The arrest during a raid of the mining site at Echara Unuphu in Abakaliki Local Government Area during a raid by the police and other security agencies on Wednesday was…

APC leaders attacked by suspected PDP thugs

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ebonyi, Paul Okorie, was on Monday attacked by suspected political thugs at Ugwulangwu area of Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi. The thugs also attacked Nnachi Okoro, the Ohaozara APC Chairman, one John Ogbonnaya, and two members of the party. The…

Ebonyi ‘photographer’ lawmaker gets lengthy suspension despite apology

The Ebonyi state House of Assembly on Tuesday imposed a fresh six months suspension on the member representing Afikpo North East constituency, Maria Ude Nwachi. The decision followed the submission of the report of the ad hoc committee that investigated the lawmaker for allegedly posing as a public photographer and…

Academic activities grounded in Ebonyi polytechnic as lecturers protest

Lecturers of the Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwanna Afikpo in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State on Monday staged a peaceful protest against the school management over a decrease in their allowances According to them, their Peculiar Academic Allowance (PAA) was withdrawn by the management of the school.…

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PDP to Buhari: Take decisive action against killer herdsmen now

Nigeria's main opposition party, the People's Democratic Party, PDP, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take firm action to stop to the killings by armed herdsmen. The party stated this on Sunday night in a communique at the end of its National Working Committee, NEC, and Governor’s Forum meeting in…

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Ebonyi University Management reacts to renaming of school after Ekwueme

The Management of Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, FUNAI, has reacted to the renaming of the institution after the late former Vice President of Nigeria, Alex Ekwueme. Vice President Yemi Osibanjo on Friday in Oko during the burial service of the ex-vice president announced the renaming of the university to honour…

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Nigerian govt renames university after Alex Ekwueme

The Nigerian government has renamed the Federal University, Ndufu-Ikwo in Ebonyi State after the late former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo announced the renaming on Friday at Oko, Anambra State during the burial of Mr. Ekwueme, who was Vice President of Nigeria between 1979 and 1983. Mr.…

Ebonyi female lawmaker suspended over ‘photography’ begs colleagues

The suspended female member of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Maria Ude Nwachi on Wednesday pleaded guilty to the allegations leveled against her by the house. Ms. Nwachi, who represents Afikpo North-east constituency in Ebonyi State House of Assembly was given a two-week suspension last Tuesday for alleged misconduct, particularly…

South-east governors, others eulogise Ekwueme

Top Government officials, past and present, from the South-east and beyond, gathered at the Michael Opara Square, in the Independent Layout, Enugu on Wednesday to hold an interdenominational service in honour of the late former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme. The event, which was organised by the South-east Governors Forum, had…

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Lassa outbreak: Minister blames doctors for infections

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, on Saturday blamed the increasing number of health workers infected with Lassa fever on their refusal to take necessary precaution while treating patients. The Minister, who stated this in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, when he paid a courtesy call on Governor David Umahi, described the…

Ebonyi Assembly suspends female member for posing as photographer

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly on Tuesday suspended the member representing Afikpo North East constituency in the Assembly l, Maria Ude Nwachi, for alleged gross misconduct. Mrs. Nwachi was accused of 'posing as public photographer.' The motion for the suspension was moved by the leader of the House, Joseph…

Lassa fever: Death toll rises to four in Ebonyi, 139 under surveillance

The death toll of victims of the Lassa fever outbreak in Ebonyi State has risen to four, an official has said. The Commissioner for Health, Daniel Umezuruike, also said 139 persons have been placed under surveillance in the state. PREMIUM TIMES had reported how three health workers died from the…

Imo Deputy Governor’s house gutted by fire

A building at the residence of Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, was on Thursday burnt down by fire destroying some valuables. The fire which is suspected to have been triggered by a nearby bush fire, spread to the visitors waiting hall razing down the building. It also destroyed a…

Lassa Fever: Schools shut, patients evacuated from Ebonyi hospital

The Ebonyi Government on Thursday ordered closure of all public and private schools in the state to check the spread of lassa fever that broke out in the state recently. John Eke, the Commissioner for Education, told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview in Abakaliki, that the closure…

Lassa Outbreak: Doctors protest death of colleagues

Medical Doctors in Ebonyi state, Tuesday, blamed the Federal Government for the death of their colleagues through Lassa Fever as they staged a peaceful protest at the Government House Abakaliki. PREMIUM TIMES had reported the death of two doctors and a nurse working at Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, FETHA to…

Butcher stabs colleague to death in Enugu

A butcher, Michael Kingsley, has stabbed a colleague, Ifeanyi Egwuagu, to death at Artisan Quarters Ogui in Enugu. The deceased and his attacker were friends and colleagues, who were butchers at Artisan Market in Ogui Enugu. While the deceased was a goat butcher, the suspect is a fowl butcher. The…

UPDATED: Three Nigerians die of Lassa fever – Official

The Ebonyi State government on Monday confirmed the death of one doctor and a nurse from suspected Lassa fever infection. The cause of a third death is yet to be confirmed. The Commissioner for Health, Daniel Umezuruike, said this at a briefing in Abakaliki, the state capital. He said the…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

SSCE: Ebonyi bans migration of students from public to private schools

The Ebonyi State Government has banned students migration from public schools to private schools for West African Examination Council (WAEC) and Senior School Certificate Examination(SSCE). The state Commissioner for Education, John Ekeh, a professor, announced the ban on Sunday while monitoring school resumption. He said the ban followed a discovery…

It’s Official: APGA’s Victor Umeh wins Anambra Central Senatorial rerun

A former National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Victor Umeh, has won the Anambra Central Senatorial re-run election held on Saturday. Mr Umeh defeated 13 other challengers to clinch the Senatorial seat. In an election that witnessed one of the lowest turnouts in history of elections in the…