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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…

Willie Obiano

Monkeypox: False rumour causes panic in Anambra

The Anambra State government has debunked rumours which emanated on Wednesday of an alleged 'army invasion' of schools in the state to 'inject pupils and students with vaccines to tackle monkeypox.' The rumour mills indicated that some students were alleged to have died after being forcefully injected with the vaccine…

Ebonyi State University [Photo: thesheet.ng]

Robbers kill Ebonyi University student

A final-year student of Business Education in Ebonyi State University(EBSU), Abakaliki, Chinedu Linus, has been shot dead by robbers at his hostel in Abakaliki, the state capital. The gunmen numbering four also robbed the deceased and other students in the hostel of their money, laptops, handsets and other valuables, police…

IPOB Protesters: [Photo credit: Daily Post Nigeria]

Ebonyi govt begins registration of IPOB members

The Ebonyi State government has begun data capturing and registration of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, living in the state. The government said the youth ''were misled to join the agitation of the group.'' The State Commissioner for Economic Empowerment and Job Creation, Uchenna Orji, said this…

A former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi [Photo: Concise News]

Nigeria is a failed country — Peter Obi

A former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has said that Nigeria has failed as a country. Mr. Obi stated this in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, on Saturday during the 2017 Independence anniversary lecture at the Akanu- Ibiam International Conference Centre where he was a guest lecturer. The former governor spoke on…

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UPDATED: Nigerian Police arraign Lebanese, three others for alleged theft

The Police have arraigned a Lebanese and three others before a Magistrate Court in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State for allegedly stealing three transformers. According to the prosecution,the Lebanese, Antoine Alromi, and Benjamin Offia, stole the transformers valued at N7 million from a private company, Lana Construction Company Limited, in July this…

John Nwodo

Ohanaeze leader speaks in London; opposes terrorism label on IPOB, demands restructuring

The President General of prominent Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze, John Nwodo, has said Nigeria is ripe now more than ever before for restructuring. Mr. Nwodo stated this during his lecture at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, on Wednesday. He was responding to a question from the chairman…

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Anambra election: Governor Obiano, Peter Obi bicker over state’s finances

As the campaign for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State gathers momentum, the war of words has heightened between Governor Willie Obiano and his predecessor, Peter Obi, over the state of the finances of the state. Messrs. Obiano and Obi were friends before they joined politics having served…

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Police arrest 70-year-old man for ‘repeatedly raping’ 7-year-old girl

The Police in Ebonyi State have arrested a man, aged 70 in Akpoha, Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state for allegedly hypnotising and repeatedly raping a seven-year-old orphan. The suspect, Simon Alobu, popularly known as Papa Eke was handed over to the police by the Family Law Centre,…

Abubakar Malami [Photo Credit: lawyard.com]

Ohanaeze warns govt against obtaining ‘frivolous’ court order on IPOB

The prominent Igbo organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned courts in Nigeria not to allow themselves be used in undermining the democratic process by granting 'frivolous' orders against the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB. The Ohanaeze, in a statement released Monday night and signed by the President General, John Nwodo, alleged that it has…

Nigerian Army. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

Nigerian military backtracks, says it did not declare IPOB terrorist organisation

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Monday evening stated that the Defence Headquarters did not fully declare the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a terrorist organisation. The Defence Headquarters had on Friday announced the declaration of the group as a terrorist organisation after its members clashed repeatedly with…

Nigerian police in Borno

Native doctor hired us, suspected assassin tells police

The Police in Enugu State have arrested a man who allegedly took N200,000 from a native doctor to kill a man. Onyekachi Idoko of Ifuroka Amalla Udenu and his accomplices allegedly killed Onyemachi Eze. According to police spokesperson in the state, Ebere Amaraizu, Mr. Idoko said the native doctor, Felix…

IPOB Protesters: [Photo credit: Daily Post Nigeria]

Ohanaeze faults Nigerian military, says IPOB not a terrorist organisation

The highest decision-making organ of the Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Imeobi Ohanaeze, has faulted the declaration of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist group by the Nigerian military. The Imeobi stated this in a 9-point communique it issued at the end of its meeting on Saturday…

South-East Governors [Photo: twitter.com]

Why we proscribed IPOB – South-east governors

The Chairman of the South-east Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has said the forum decided to proscribe the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB to stop the rising tension in the zone. Mr. Umahi, who briefed journalists in his office in Abakaliki said the…

South-east Governors

UPDATED: South-east governors proscribe IPOB, ask Buhari to withdraw soldiers from region

The South-east Governors Forum rose from its meeting on Friday to announce the proscription of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, in all the five states of the zone. They also appealed to President Muhammad Buhari to withdraw soldiers from the zone while the police carry out their constitutional duty of…

South-East Governors [Photo: twitter.com]

IPOB/Army clash: South-east governors, Ekweremadu in closed-door meeting

The governors of the South-east states have entered into a meeting in Enugu State expected to deliberate on the recent rising tension in the region. Some members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, during the week clashed repeatedly with soldiers as the military commenced preparations for exercise Egwu Eke…

IPOB members in a rally

Curfew declared in Aba over Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB clash with soldiers

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has declared a three-day dusk-to-dawn curfew in Absolute, Abia State, following repeated clashes between Nigerian soldiers and separatist agitators. The governor said the state will continue to subscribe to the supremacy of the Nigerian Constitution and work with the federal government to forestall seccessionist threats. The governor…

Nigerian Army. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

Nigerian Soldiers invade Abia NUJ Secretariat, assault journalists

About 20 soldiers on Operation Python Dance exercise of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday beat up journalists and smashed their phones, Ipads and other gadgets as they invaded the state secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Umuahia, Abia State.  The soldiers, who were parading the streets of Umuahia on a…

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. [Photo credit: Daily Times Nigeria]

Nigerian Army “Places Nnamdi Kanu Under House Arrest” – Lawyer

The Nigerian Army has again laid siege to the residence of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in Abia State, his lawyer has claimed. In a statement on Tuesday, Mr. Kanu's lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, accused the Nigerian government of placing the separatist agitator under house arrest. He…

John Nnia Nwodo [Photo credit: Home]

Call off Military action in South-east now, Ohanaeze Ndigbo tells Nigerian govt.

The Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on the federal government to direct the military to call off its operation, code-named “Python Dance 11” in the South-east region. It described the operation as an invasion of the region aimed at intimidating the people. The Nigerian Army had on Friday…

South-East Governors [Photo: twitter.com]

We never met to condemn Nigerian government – South-east governors

The Chairman of the South-east Governors’ Forum, David Umahi, has debunked reports making the rounds alleging that the body met behind closed doors and subsequently accused the federal government of killing members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, and other related issues. Mr. Umahi was reacting to a report…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

‎Policeman allegedly commits suicide over deployment to Borno

A police officer in the Ebonyi State, Donatus Oyibe, has reportedly committed suicide in Abakaliki, the state capital. Mr. Oyibe, a native of Ndegu Ishieke in Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state, was said to have jumped into a well on Sunday night when he reportedly went to fetch…

FILE PHOTO: From left: APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; APC Gubernatorial Candidate for  Ondo State, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu and Governor of Plateau State/Chairman APC National Campaign Council for the Ondo State 2016 Governorship Election, Mr Simon Lalong, at the inauguration of 50-member Campaign in Abuja on Thursday (12/10/16).
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APC factions hold parallel rallies in Ebonyi

The planned rallies by the two factions of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ebony State on Monday raised tension in Abakaliki, the state capital, as the two held parallel rallies to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s return to the country after his medical trip. One of the factions also wanted…

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NNPC Shake up: Ohanaeze condemns ‘lopsided appointment’

Top Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze, has appealed to President Muhammedu Buhari to revisit the recent reorganisation at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in the interest of peace, unity and good governance. Ohanaeze, in a statement on Sunday signed by its President General, John Nwodo, said it was appalled at…

Nigerian Police

Man commits suicide after stabbing fiancee to death

A man, Friday Njoku, on Friday committed suicide after killing his 25-year-old fiancee, Cynthia Nwafia, police said. Mr. Njoku and Cynthia were friends for some years, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. Mr. Njoku it was further gathered had completed the preliminary traditional introduction to the parents and relatives of the woman to…