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Police arrest six officers over burning of INEC facility

Six police officers have been arrested over the attack on the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) Registration Area Centre (RAC) by unknown hoodlums in Ebonyi State. The suspects were deployed to Ezza North Local Government Area for the March 9 Governorship and Assembly Elections. Some suspected hoodlums had attacked the…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

It’s official: David Umahi wins Ebonyi governorship election

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has been declared winner of Saturday's governorship election in the state. Declaring the result at the Independent National Electoral Commission state headquarters in Abakaliki, the State Returning Officer, Chukwuemeka Eze, said Mr Umahi garnered 393,343 votes across the 13 local governments areas of the…

PDP’s Ikpeazu set to be declared winner of Abia governorship election

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is set to be declared winner of the governorship election Abia State. The governor garnered 261,127 votes to beat his closest challenger and candidate the All Progressive Congress (APC), Samson Ogah. Mr Ogah, an oil magnate, got 99,754 to place a distant second while the All Progressive…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

It’s Official: Gov Umahi wins in all 13 local govts in Ebonyi

Governor David Umahi has won the election in all the 13 local government areas of Ebonyi State. Mr Umahi, the PDP governorship candidate, is way ahead of his closest challenger, Sonni Ogbuoji of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The results of all the 13 local governments had been announced as…

Ebonyi Governorship: APC candidate loses local govt as Umahi inches towards victory

The Ebonyi State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), David Umahi, has taken the lead in the results of the governorship election announced so far. Mr Umahi won in all the five local governments announced so far. He has so far garnered 136,906 votes from the five…

The victim's injured leg

Police rescue abducted INEC ad-hoc staffer in Anambra

The police in Anambra State say they have rescued an ad-hoc staffer of the Independent National Electoral Commission who was abducted earlier on Saturday by hoodlums. Menirika Njideka, who was a presiding officer for the State House of Assembly election was abducted at Afor market square unit, Mbaukwu, in Awka…

INEC office in Ebonyi

UPDATED: Thugs burn INEC office in Ebonyi

Suspected political thugs Friday night set ablaze a Registration Area Centre (RAC) in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. RACs are used by the electoral commission (INEC) to ensure adequate distribution of election materials in various areas as well as handle other logistics. The RAC in Umuoghara was…

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

ANALYSIS: Enugu: Why Governor Ugwuanyi seems poised for easy re-election

The governorship election in Enugu State is shaping up as a no contest as the main opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and its candidate seems to have handed the diadem to the incumbent governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). After the primaries…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Elections: APC candidates, others step down for PDP

Governor David Umahi's re-election bid received a boost on Tuesday when 26 opposition candidates stepped down for him. Mr Umahi is seeking re-election on the platform of his party, PDP. Also, two All Progressives Congress (APC) State House of Assembly candidates at the event also announced that they were stepping…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

ANALYSIS: Ebonyi: APC facing an uphill task in bid to oust Umahi

In Ebonyi State, it is a straight fight between the incumbent governor, David Umahi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and candidate of the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC), Sonni Ogbuoji. But internal wranglings within the opposition party in the state may scuttle its chances at the poll. Mr Umahi…

The corpse of the man

Corpse of hospital worker found in Ebonyi

The corpse of a staffer of the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki was on Monday found along the Abakaliki/Enugu Expressway, Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital. The man whose name was given as Monday Ukwa hailed from Ezza Efium in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state. He was until his death…

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku takes Ebonyi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has won in 12 of Ebonyi's 13 local government areas. Mr Buhari won in one of the local governments in the state while Mr Abubakar won the remaining 12. The results as announced by various collation officers in Abakaliki shows that…

Corps members setting up at Sarkin Tarah, polling unit 003. This is President Muhammadu Buhari's polling unit. But Mr Buhari will not participate in today's election as he is out of the country on vacation.

Corps member ‘allegedly abducted’ in Anambra – Police

The police in Anambra State have announced the 'alleged abduction' of an ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state. The victim is also a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and a Presiding Officer for Indiokolo unit, Orumba North Local Government Area of…

Ebonyi State Map

UPDATED: Elections: Two killed, three injured in Ebonyi violence

Two persons have been killed while three others were injured in Amagu ward one in Ikwo Local Government Area of the Ebonyi State. The police commissioner in the state, Awosola Awotunde, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES. The violence occurred late on Friday night. Mr Awotunde said the incident followed…

APC logo used to illustrate the story.

Court sacks Enugu East APC Senatorial candidate

The Federal High Court in Enugu has disqualified the Enugu East Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lawrence Eze. The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the party to immediately recognise the plaintiff, Adaku Ogbu-Aguocha, as the candidate for Saturday's election. The Judge, Ibrahim…

Ruins of one of the burnt houses in Ebonyi

Victims narrate ordeal after Ebonyi political violence

More victims of a recent attack in some communities in Ebonyi State have narrated their ordeal. At least 30 houses were reportedly razed after suspected political thugs on Friday night attacked several communities in Izzi Local Government Area of the State, residents and victims have said. The police, however, confirmed…

Lassa fever

Lassa Fever: Ebonyi records three deaths, treats 14 patients

The virology centre at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (FETHA) has treated and discharged 14 Lassa fever patients so far this year. The state Commissioner for Health, Daniel Umezuruike, stated this at a public health advisory workshop organised by his ministry in collaboration with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)…

PDP Head Quarters [Photo: George Ogala]

Two PDP supporters killed in Ebonyi, party chairman says

Two persons have been reported killed in another political violence in Ebonyi State. There have been series of violence in the state during election campaigns with some lives lost and properties destroyed. The latest violence was reported by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party said two of its supporters…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP condemns poll shift, blames APC

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, on Saturday condemned the postponement of the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC). In a statement his spokesperson, Ike Abonyi, Mr Secondus described the development as a deliberate plot by President Muhammadu Buhari to cling…

The arrested bombers

UPDATED: Two arrested for allegedly planting explosives on Ebonyi bridge

Two persons have been arrested in Ebonyi State while allegedly planting improvised explosive devices on Idembia bridge in Ezza South Local Government Area. Governor David Umahi stated this in a special security situation broadcast on Friday. He said the arrest followed intelligence reports that some members of 'a political party'…

PVCs Card reader

INEC replaces burnt card readers, says election will hold in Anambra

The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Anambra State, Nkwachukwu Orji, on Friday said the commission has replaced all the 4,695 card readers destroyed by fire. A fire at the storage container inside the INEC Headquarters, in Awka, destroyed the card readers and other sensitive…

The burnt Police Station

Fire razes police station in Anambra

An early morning blaze on Thursday razed a police station in Ajali, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State. The cause the fire could not be ascertained as at the time of this report. Cars parked at the police station were also destroyed by the fire. A source said…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Ignore IPOB, don’t boycott elections, Umahi tells Igbos

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has urged the South-east to ignore the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB’s call to boycott the general elections starting on Saturday. The governor made the call in a press conference on Wednesday in Abakaliki, the state capital. IPOB, led by Nnamdi Kanu, who is…

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

Nigerian Army debunks IPOB’s allegations of killing, abduction of civilians in Southeast

The Nigeria Army has debunked allegations of killings and abduction of members of the Indigenous People of Biafran, IPOB in the Southeast. The spokesperson of the 83 Division of the Army in Enugu, Sagir Musa, stated this in a statement on Tuesday. He was reacting to an earlier statement by…

Plateau State INEC office in flames

Elections: Police increase security around INEC offices

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a comprehensive, round-the-clock security in all offices and facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The police spokesman, Frank Mba, stated this in a statement on Sunday. He said all commissioners of police in the 36 states and Abuja…