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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter page of Rotimi Amaechi]

IPOB claims responsibility for attack on Amaechi in Spain

The proscribed secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has claimed responsibility for the attack on Nigeria's transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi, earlier today in Madrid, Spain. The group said its 'branch' in Spain followed an order by its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to "attack Nigerian leaders anywhere they are seen".…

Nnamdi Kanu [Photo: TODAY.ng]

IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu’s father is dead

The father of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is dead. Israel Okwu Kanu's death was announced by the spokesman of the group, Emma Powerful, in a statement on Friday. The elder Kanu was until his death the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu Community in Umuahia…

General Overseer of Mount Zion Ministries, in Obosi, Chukwudi Chukwumezie

Pastor arrested for allegedly raping minor

The police in Anambra State on Wednesday evening paraded the General Overseer of Mount Zion Ministries, in Obosi, Chukwudi Chukwumezie, also known as 'Agudo Jesus' for allegedly raping a minor. The pastor, who is alleged to have been involved in previous cases of rape involving minors, was said to have…

Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi (middle) reading the Southeast Governors Forum at the end of their meeting on Sunday in Enugu. He is flanked by other governors of the Forum

U.S. Indictment: South-east governors back Air Peace boss

The South-east Governors Forum on Tuesday expressed support for the Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, over the money laundering allegation against him by the United States Department of Justice. Mr Onyema is accused of laundering over $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: © Presidency]

Suit seeking third term for Buhari, governors withdrawn

A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Charles Enya, who filed a suit seeking a constitutional amendment to allow President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors to seek third terms in office, has withdrawn the matter. He said the withdrawal was to allow for further consultations. In suit no. FHC/AI/CS/90/19,…

lawyer to Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Ifeanyi Ejiofor. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Trust]

UPDATED: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer speaks from hiding

A lawyer to Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who was declared wanted by the police on Tuesday has accused the police of attempting to assassinate him. Mr Ejiofor is also the lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB lawyer who fled Nigeria after being granted bail during trial. Mr…

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Police name officers killed during IPOB raid

The police have named two officers allegedly killed on Monday by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra. The police said the officers, Joseph Akubo and Oliver Abbey, were killed during a raid on the Anambra home of Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lawyer representing the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. A…

Nnamdi Kanu

Police declare Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer wanted

The police in Anambra State have declared Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a lawyer, wanted over the clash Monday in Oraifite which left at least four persons dead. The police commissioner in the state, John Abang, in a video message circulated by the spokesman of the police, Haruna Mohammed, on Tuesday, urged members…

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Police, Nnamdi Kanu trade blames over ‘killing of IPOB members, cops’

The leader of the outlawed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Monday accused the police and army of killing three members of the group in Anambra. He said the deaths occurred during an invasion of one of his lawyers' residence. The police, however, said two of…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Another Catholic priest kidnapped in Nigeria

Another Catholic priest in Enugu State, Malachy Asadu, was on Monday kidnapped by unknown gunmen. His kidnap, PREMIUM TIMES learnt, has sparked tension in the Nsukka suburb of Enugu. The cleric was reportedly kidnapped along Imilike -Nsukka Road while returning from a Diocesan meeting at St. Theresa’s Cathedral, Nsukka. Police…

Police rescue three ‘trafficked’ children

The police in Anambra State on Thursday said they rescued three children suspected to be victims of child trafficking in the state. Also, two women believed to be part of the child trafficking syndicate were arrested. The arrest of the suspects and rescue of the children occurred at Nkpor in…

Houses, cars burnt as rival groups clash in Ebonyi

Houses, cars burnt as rival groups clash in Ebonyi

At least five persons were reported injured and hospitalised on Saturday after a clash between rival groups in Agubia town in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Also, three houses and three cars were burnt in the clash. The groups, it was gathered, clashed over control of one of…

Catholic Church [Photo: www.op.org]

Catholic priest burnt to death in Anambra

A Catholic priest in Anambra state, Edmond Nwagbala, has been burnt to death in a fire incident in Nnewi Anambra state. The fire incident, it was gathered, began at 04:00am in the morning at St.Peter Claver Catholic Parish Ichi in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State. The deceased was the…

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Another Catholic priest kidnapped in Nigeria

Gunmen have kidnapped another Catholic priest, Theophilus Ndulue, in Enugu State. The victim is the Parish Priest of Ihuonyia Amansiodo in Ndiagu Oghe, Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state. He was kidnapped on his way home along Amansiodo road Friday evening. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the priest was kidnapped…

A cross-section of the NYSC Batch B Corp members during their closing ceremony at Wailo NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Bauchi on Monday (13/8/18). 04366/14/8/2018/Deji Yake/JMH/HB/NAN

Why we evicted corps members from Ebonyi camp – NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday further explained why it evicted two corps members in Ebonyi State from the orientation camp in the state. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the two corps members, Okafor Obianuju and Orji Oritsetsolaye, were sent packing for allegedly refusing to wear the NYSC kits…

A cross-section of the NYSC Batch B Corp members during their closing ceremony at Wailo NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Bauchi on Monday (13/8/18). 04366/14/8/2018/Deji Yake/JMH/HB/NAN

Corps members evicted from Ebonyi camp for refusing to wear trousers

Two members of the 2019 National Youth Service Corps Batch C Stream currently undergoing the three-week orientation exercise in Ebonyi State have been sent home from camp for refusing to wear trousers. A statement from the spokesperson of the NYSC in the state, Ngozi Ukwuoma, listed the corps members as…

Onlookers and first responders at the scene of Petrol tanker accident in Anambra

Another petrol tanker falls in Anambra

Another petrol truck fell in Anambra State on Saturday morning causing tension among residents who fled from the scene. This time, the tanker laden with petrol, fell in the state capital, Awka. It was gathered that the truck fell into a ditch on Zik's Avenue, opposite Saint Patrick's Catholic Cathedral.…

Petrol tankers[Photo Credit:News Nigeria]

Anambra bans movement of fuel tankers during daytime

The Anambra Stàte Government on Friday announced the ban on movement of fuel tankers during daytime. It said such vehicles can only move at night within the state. The ban followed recent fatal accidents involving trucks carrying petroleum products. A tanker carrying petrol crashed in Onitsha two weeks ago. Its…

U.S. diplomat wants user-fees for people living with HIV removed

United States Consular General, Claire Pierangelo, has called for the removal of user-fees for people living with HIV/AIDS in the country. According to her, such fees constitute a major barrier to people living with HIV/AIDS in the country. The official also called for the elimination of antenatal care charges for…

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Another Catholic priest kidnapped

A Catholic priest, Arinze Madu, has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Enugu State. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that Mr Madu, a Vice-Rector at the Queen of Apostle Spiritual Year Seminary, Imezi-Owa in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State, was kidnapped at the gate of the institution on Monday. His…

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IPOB, Police clash in Ebonyi leaves officer injured

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Kpirikpiri Police Division, Ebonyi State, John John, on Sunday evening escaped death when members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and security agents clashed, police said. The clash occurred at Oguzoronweya Primary School in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Police stormed…

Nnamdi Kanu [Photo: TODAY.ng]

IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s mother is dead

Sally Kanu, the mother of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, is dead. Mr Kanu, who announced his mother’s death on Sunday, said she died August 30 in Germany after a protracted illness. He linked the Nigerian government to the death, citing alleged soldiers’ invasion…

Three killed in Anambra beer parlour fire

Three killed in Anambra beer parlour fire

An early morning fire at a beer parlour in Nnewi, Anambra State, on Friday killed three female workers who were sleeping in the building. The incident happened at Ezekwuabo Otolo Nnewi, close to St. Thomas Anglican Church (Akwudo). The fire started at the place, called Padded Joint, around 3:00 a.m.…

The tanker fire incident in Onitsha

Another tanker fire destroys properties in Onitsha

A day after a fire ignited by a fallen tanker killed at least three persons in Onitsha, another fuel tanker Friday morning also fell and caught fire in the commercial city of Anambra State. The incident occurred on the Enugu-Onitsha expressway around 3 a.m. However, no lives were lost in…

The tanker fire incident in Onitsha

Buhari speaks on Onitsha fire as death toll rises

The death toll from the Onitsha market fire has increased to three, with witnesses saying it could be higher. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported the death of a mother and her child from the oil tanker fire in Onitsha, Anambra State capital. President Muhammadu Buhari has also joined other Nigerians in…