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Anambra FRSC Sector Commander dies in road accident

The Anambra State sector commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC),Sunday Ajayi, has died in an auto crash, a spokesperson of the corps has said. The command’s spokesman, Ufiem Egim, confirmed the report but said the command was yet to come up with a formal report detailing the cause of…

APGA reacts to court’s cancellation of Anambra South senatorial primaries

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has reacted to the nullification of its primary election for Anambra South Senatorial District by an Abuja high court. The party, in a statement on Thursday, described the ruling as bizarre and questionable. It also vowed to appeal the judgement at superior courts where…

Niger Bridge

Second Niger Bridge to be completed 2022 — Nigerian Govt

The Nigerian government on Wednesday secured the vital pledge for support from host communities bordering the N220bn Second Niger Bridge, to guarantee the successful completion of construction on or before the scheduled February 2022 deadline. The bridge is a new construction of an 11.9 kilometres long, double three-lane highway designed…

Nigerian university sacks 63 lecturers

The management of Ebonyi State University (EBSU) on Thursday said it has sacked 63 lecturers for various offences including sexual harassment. Other offences levelled against the lecturers include alleged certificate forgery and extortion. The public relations officer of the university, Patrick Itumo, confirmed the sack to PREMIUM TIMES. He noted…

Anambra assembly [Photo: Channels TV]

Controversy trails reported arrest of factional Anambra speaker

The drama in the Anambra State House of Assembly continued Tuesday morning as the factional Speaker of the House, Ikem Uzoezie, was allegedly detained by the State Security Service (SSS). PREMIUM TIMES learnt that Mr Uzoezie was seen leaving the Assembly complex around 11 a.m. in his car in the…

IPOB

Police release 33 traders arrested over IPOB protest

The 33 traders suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) arrested on November 33 at the Motor Spare Parts Market in Nnewi, Anambra State, have regained their freedom unconditionally. Chairman of the Fairly Used and New Motorcycle Dealers Association (FUNMDA), Chukwueloka Ubajekwe, broke the news to…

Anambra assembly [Photo: Channels TV]

Drama as Anambra factional speakers struggle for seat

There was drama in the Anambra State House of Assembly on Thursday as both factional speakers struggled for the seat of the speaker to preside over the plenary. Both factions of the House, led by their separate speakers, Rita Maduagwu and Ikem Uzoezie, had arrived the State Assembly complex at…

Police on patrol

Police unseal Anambra House of Assembly

The police in Anambra State on Wednesday night announced the unsealing of the Anambra State House of Assembly. A statement by the police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said the decision to unseal the complex followed receipt of a letter from the leadership of the house. “The Anambra State Police Command wishes…

Enugu on map [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

Man kills 85-year-old mother in Enugu

The hitherto serene community of Eziokwu Amurri in Nkanu West local Government Area of Enugu State was, last week, thrown into mourning following the alleged killing of an 85-year-old woman, Helen Pius, by her son. PREMIUM TIMES reliably gathered that the son of the woman, Emeka Pius, said to be…

Federal Polytechnic Oko exam records building gutted by fire

Fire destroys Oko Poly’s exams records building

The exams and records building of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, in Anambra State was torched by fire in the early hours of Tuesday, destroying vital records and documents. A bus belonging to the school was also razed by the fire. The fire, which was noticed by students around 1 a.m.,…

Mrs Maria Ude Nwachi

INTERVIEW: How I survived my suspension — Female lawmaker punished for doing photography

Maria Ude Nwachi, member representing Afikpo North-east constituency in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, hit public attention a few months ago when she was suspended by her colleagues for working as a photographer alongside being a lawmaker. She eventually weathered the storm and was reinstated. A lot has happened…

Anambra assembly [Photo: Channels TV]

Police seal Anambra House of Assembly building

Following the fracas at the entrance to the Anambra House of Assembly on Thursday, the police in the state say they have sealed off the complex till further notice. A statement on Friday by the police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said the sealing off was done by 6 pm on Thursday.…

Anambra assembly [Photo: Channels TV]

Anambra Assembly Crisis: ’25 lawmakers attend sitting’ presided by new speaker

The factional speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Ikem Uzoezie, Thursday presided over the sitting of the House with 25 members said to be in attendance. Rita Maduagwu was removed as speaker on Tuesday by 20 of the 30 members of the house who also elected Mr Uzoezie…

Anambra Assembly Crisis: Police teargas lawmakers, journalists, workers

The police on Thursday used tear gas to disperse lawmakers, staff and supporters of various factions of the Anambra State House of Assembly as the crisis in the assembly entered day 3. The House became factionalised on Tuesday with the controversial removal of the speaker, Rita Maduagwu, by about 20…

Removal of Anambra Speaker irreversible – Factional Speaker

The factional speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Ikemba Uzoezie, on Wednesday described the removal of the speaker of the house, Rita Maduagwu, as irrevocable and irreversible. Mrs Maduagwu was controversially removed on Tuesday by 20 out of the 30-member assembly. But, backed by some state officials, she…

Rita Maduagwu

‘Impeached’ Anambra speaker holds sitting with 11 members

The speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Rita Maduagwu, who was purportedly impeached on Tuesday has regained access to the assembly premises. Mr Maduagwu, backed by some officials of the state government, held a sitting at the assembly chambers with 11 of the 30 members of the house…

Nigeria Anambra State map

Anambra House of Assembly Speaker sacked

The Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Rita Maduagwu, has been removed from office. Ms Maduagwu was removed by 22 out of 30 members of the state assembly on Tuesday. Her removal followed a motion moved by a member of the House, Ikemba Uzoezie, and seconded by Onyebuchi Offor.…

Couple holding hands

Man dies during sex romp with lover in hotel

A man, Obi Nwoda, died in an Awka, Anambra State hotel while having sex with his female lover, residents and the police have said. The incident, PREMIUM TIMES learnt, happened at the Desires and Leisure Hotel in Agu Awka where the man had lodged on Saturday. It was gathered that…

Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏

2019: INEC omits name of Imo APC governorship candidate from provisional list

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday failed to publish any name as that of the governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State. The commission displayed the provisional list of governorship candidates for the 2019 general election. INEC’s refusal to publish any governorship candidate for…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Governor suspends aide for extortion

Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has suspended indefinitely his special assistant on transportation, Peter Oba, for constituting an illegal task force and extorting members of the public. Mr Oba was further directed to refund all he collected from his victims and return the vehicle number plates confiscated by the illegal…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Southeast governors disagree with police over Ekweremadu ‘assassination attempt’

Southeast governors have called for a thorough investigation of the attack on the Abuja residence of the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, and the tracking down and prosecution of all involved. Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi stated this on Wednesday in Abakaliki, the state capital. He said the governors do…

FRSC

Six killed in road accident in Ebonyi

Six persons were killed while nine others sustained injuries in a ghastly motor accident in Ebonyi State. Of the six dead victims, four were males while two are females. It was learnt that the two buses coming from opposite ends of the road had a head on collusion on the…

Ebonyi State Map

Mixed reactions as Nigerian govt launches TraderMoni in Ebonyi

The Trader Money, an initiative of the federal government to empower petty traders under the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme (GEEP) in collaboration with the Bank of Industry, was on Monday launched in Ebonyi State. The programme powered by the Generating Demand Management Group (GDM) has the target of empowering petty…

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

2019: Peter Obi meets Ebonyi governor, speaks on Igbo leaders criticism

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, on Monday said Igbo leaders and governors of the zone never disagreed with his nomination but disagreed with the process. Mr Obi who visited Governor David Umahi in the Government House Abakalikii said he was in the state…

Ebonyi State Map

2019: Ebonyi APC aspirant dumps party, picks SDP governorship ticket

A House of Representatives aspirant under the All Progressive Congress (APC) Ndubuisi Chibueze-Agbo, has left the party and picked the governorship ticket of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Mr Chibueze-Ago, a former commissioner of education under the Martin Elechi administration, announced his exit from his former party at a rally…