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Police arrest owner of collapsed Ebonyi hotel

The Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested Christian Akanihu, the owner of Metro View Hotel which collapsed in Abakaliki on Wednesday night. The arrest was facilitated by an assistant to the state governor on infrastructural maintenance, Ali Odefa. Mr Odefa said the state government will conduct integrity test on all…

Femi Gbajabiamila

Gbajabiamila’s appointment tears Southeast APC apart

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila’s choice of former Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Anayo Nnebe, as Special Assistant on Political Matters is threatening the unity of his party in the Southeast region. The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Anambra State, the Conference of Southeast…

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Man baths eight people with acid in Anambra market

Eight persons have been reportedly attacked with a substance suspected to be acid by a yet to be identified man in Ugwuagba, Awada, near Onitsha, Anambra State. The suspect was said to have carried out the act following a quarrel he had with one Onyeka at Ngbuka old auto spare…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Umahi appoints 22 new aides

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday appointed 22 new officials into his government. Among the appointees named by Mr Umahi is Chamberlain Nwele who was reappointed as Head of Service, a position he held during Mr Umahi's first tenure. Also, a former Deputy Speaker of the State House…

Emeka Ihedioha, Governor of Imo State.

Ihedioha suspends creation of 50 new communities created by Okorocha

The Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has suspended the creation of more than 50 new communities created by his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha. Mr Okorocha had created the new autonomous communities few days to the expiration of his administration. But Mr Ihedioha in a statement on Thursday announced the suspension.…

The National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Oye. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

Court nullifies APGA convention, sacks Victor Oye-led Exco

A Delta High Court sitting in Kwale Judicial Division, Ndokwa East Local Government Area on Thursday nullified the national convention of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). The court also sacked the new executive of the party led by Victor Oye which was elected during the convention on May 31…

Nigeria Police Force

Two mobile police officers shot dead in Rivers, nine suspects arrested

Two mobile police officers were on Monday shot dead in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. On Tuesday morning, the police announced the arrest of nine suspects connected to the murder. The mobile police are considered a specialised unit within the Nigerian Police Force and are believed to be better trained and…

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Woman allegedly stabs husband to death in Anambra

A 20-year-old woman, Makoduchukwu Ndubisi, on Saturday reportedly stabbed her husband to death in Nsugbe, Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State. The deceased, Johnbosco Ngu, was allegedly stabbed on his chest by the wife with a sharp knife over a feud, the cause of which is yet to…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Umahi dissociates self from campaign for 2023 Igbo presidency

Governor David Umahi has dissociated himself from the inauguration of a campaign platform known as 'Southeast for President 2023'. He described the inauguration of the group on Tuesday in Abakaliki, the state capital, as a distraction. In a statement by his chief press secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, the governor dissociated himself…

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Ebonyi APC Reps candidate, REC bicker over election results

Chinedu Ogah, a House of Representatives Candidate in Enugu State, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)'s Resident Electoral Commissioner for Ebonyi State are trading words over the conduct of the National Assembly elections in the state. Mr Ogah is a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the…

IPOB Protesters

IPOB sit-at-home succeeds in Awka; flops in Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo

There was total lockdown in Onitsha, the commercial nerve centre of Anambra State, on Thursday, as residents complied with the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). But the situation was different in other states in the southeast such as Enugu, Imo and Ebonyi where residents largely ignored…

Inauguration: Umahi plans sustainable economy to tackle unemployment

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state on Wednesday pledged to pursue an integrated policy of economic development and transformation towards improving the quality of life in the state. He stated this in his inaugural address after being sworn in for a second term at the Pa Oruta Ngele stadium Abakaliki.…

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Death toll rises to five in Anambra building collapse

The death toll in the building collapse which occurred in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State, has risen to five. The police had earlier on Wednesday confirmed the death of two persons when the three-storey building collapsed. But on Thursday, the police spokesperson in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said…

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Police arrest pastor for kidnapping 11-year-old boy

A 30-year old Pastor, Samuel Emeka, has been arrested for allegedly abducting an 11-year old boy in Awkuzu, Oyi local government area of Anambra State. The suspect, a native of Awkuzu, was said to have kidnapped the boy, Ikechukwu Ozoekwe at Umoubi community in the company of his colleague. It…

Nigerian Police officers on duty [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Two dead in Onitsha building collapse – Police

The Police in Anambra State have confirmed the death of two persons in a three storey building that collapsed on Wednesday in Onitsha, the commercial city of the state. The police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed this in a statement in Awka. He said, “On May 22 at about 3pm, a…

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Boundary Crisis: Ebonyi community declares three youth missing

The people of Echara in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi State on Wednesday said three youth went missing after an attack on Okpeera village in the community. The president of the town union, Nwonu Sunday, said this when Governor David Umahi visited the local government area to commiserate with…

(VIO) Vehicles Inspection Officers Patrol vans

VIO officers ‘kill Ebonyi elders council secretary’

An elderly man has died in Ebonyi State after a row with vehicle inspection officials, the governor said. Geoffrey Mgbada, secretary of the Ebonyi State Elders Council, was said to be driving with his wife when he was intercepted by the VIO personnel. A witness said an argument ensued after…

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Power outage stalls Ebonyi NASS election tribunal sitting

A power outage at the Ebonyi State Judiciary Headquarters on Monday forced the National Assembly election petition tribunal to adjourn sitting in Abakaliki. The tribunal room was filled to its capacity with hundreds of supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC). The power outage…

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2000 medical workers leaving Nigeria annually – NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association has said that about 2000 medical workers leave the country annually to developed countries. The National President of the Association, Francis Faduyile, said this in Abakaliki during the opening ceremony of the Annual General Conference/Delegates meeting of the association in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. He said the…

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Two Chinese, kidnapped in Nigeria, freed

Two Chinese kidnapped on Wednesday in Ebonyi State have regained their freedom. The police spokesperson in the state, Loveth Odah, told journalists in Abakaliki on Sunday that they were rescued by the police unhurt. According to her, their abductors were forced to abandon them in a forest near the location…

Two Chinese, kidnapped in Nigeria, freed

Two Chinese kidnapped on Wednesday in Ebonyi State have regained their freedom. The police spokesperson in the state, Loveth Odah, told journalists in Abakaliki on Sunday that they were rescued by the police unhurt. According to her, their abductors were forced to abandon them in a forest near the location…

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Two Chinese citizens kidnapped in Nigeria

Two Chinese nationals, Sun Zhixin and Wang Quing Hu, have been kidnapped in Ebonyi State, South-east Nigeria. The two men are workers of Tongyi construction company. They were working on a road project in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State when they were forcefully whisked away by armed gunmen.…

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Defection: Court sacks Nigerian senator

The Federal High Court has declared the Ebonyi South Senatorial District seat being occupied by Sonni Ogbuoji vacant and ordered him to vacate the seat immediately. The judgment was delivered on Tuesday by Justice Akintola Aluko of the Abakaliki Division of the court. It held that Mr Ogbuoji flouted section…

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UPDATED: Infant, seven others killed in Ebonyi communal crisis

The Police in Ebonyi State has confirmed the killing of eight persons, including a three-month baby in the resumed boundary dispute between two communities in the state. While six of the victims, five from the same family, were burnt to death in a bus they were travelling in; the others…

Codeine is one of the drus being abused by young people

Three Nigerian students die of alleged tramadol, codeine overdose

Three students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) were on Wednesday found dead in a hostel after allegedly overdosing on mixture of tramadol, codeine and vodka. A fourth student was still alive but unconscious and was rushed to hospital. The bodies were found at the Sunshine Castle Hostel,…