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Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Ebonyi Judiciary workers begin strike

Ebonyi State Judiciary workers on Thursday began an indefinite strike to drive home their demand for the implementation of the Consolidated Judiciary Salary Structure (CJSS). As a result of the strike, no court proceeding was held at the State High Court on Thursday. When PREMIUM TIMES visited the State Judiciary…

IPOB Protesters

Police arrest 67 IPOB members, native doctor for unlawful assembly

The police in Imo State on Wednesday arrested 67 persons, suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and a native doctor, for alleged unlawful assembly. The state commissioner of police, Isaac Akinmoyede, stated this in Owerri, the state capital. Mr Akinmoyede said the people were…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Panic as suspected IED discovered in Ebonyi market

Panic broke out at the popular Ophoke-Abba market, Kpiri-Kpiri in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Monday evening, following the discovery of an object suspected to be an improvised explosive device (IED) in the market. News of the discovery sent traders, buyers and passers-by in the market running for dear lives. The incident…

Ebonyi Senators, Rep Member boycott PDP State Congress

Senators, Rep boycott Ebonyi PDP congress

The three senators from Ebonyi State and a member of the House of Representatives were among prominent members who boycotted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) state congress on Saturday. New leaders were elected at the event to pilot the affairs of the state's ruling party for the next four years.…

Governor David Umahi performing the groundbreaking ceremony of the Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Abakaliki

Governor rejects calls for sack of service chiefs; says they need more funding

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has disagreed with the National Assembly's call for sack of the country's head of security agencies. The governor argued that the present service chiefs are committed to defending the territorial integrity of the country. He spoke in Abakaliki on Friday during the groundbreaking ceremony…

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia governor sacks commissioner, council boss

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State on Sunday sacked the Commissioner for Transport, Ekele Nwaohanmuo. Also relieved of his appointment is the interim head of Umenneochi council areas, Mathew One. Chief of Staff to the governor, Anthony Agbazuere, announced the developments in a statement. Two other Interim chairpersons Cherechi Nwogu…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Governor Umahi, daughter, aides recover from COVID-19

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has recovered and tested negative for COVID-19. The governor confirmed this in a statement he personally signed on Friday. Mr Umahi also revealed that his daughter and three of his close aides who also contracted the virus have now tested negative. The governor thanked…

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Gunmen attack bullion van, kill four police officers

Some gunmen, on Wednesday, attacked a bullion van in Ebonyi State, killing four police officers escorting the vehicle. The gunmen, it was gathered, tried unsuccessfully to intercept the bullion van at Ezzamgbo junction, in Ohaukwu Local Government Area. The van was transporting money from Enugu to Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State…

John Nwodo

2023: Ohanaeze blast Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, for opposing zoning of presidency

The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned the call by President Muhammadu Buhari's nephew, Mamman Daura, that zoning of Presidency should be jettisoned for competence. The group, in a reaction, insisted that it is the turn of the South, particularly the Southeast, to produce the president in 2023.…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Nigerian governor sacks over 1,000 aides

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Monday announced the sack of more than 1,000 aides for non-performance. Those affected include technical assistants (TAs), senior technical assistants (STAs) and executive assistants (EAs) to the governor. Mr Umahi disclosed this on Monday during the swearing-in of three caretaker chairmen of Ikwo,…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Umahi suspends Ebonyi FADAMA coordinator over alleged financial crimes

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday suspended the state coordinator of FADAMA 111, Cletus Nwakpu. Mr Nwakpu's suspension was announced during a virtual state executive council meeting presided over by the governor who recently tested positive for COVID-19. Mr Umahi said the sanction followed a report presented by…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Police arrest Ebonyi NUJ Chairman

The police have arrested the chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ebonyi State chapter, Tony Nwizi. Details of his arrest which is still sketchy at the time of this report suggest that he was allegedly arrested by policeman from outside the state. The Vice Chairman of NUJ in the…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Umahi tests positive for COVID-19

The governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has tested positive for COVID-19. The governor made the announcement in a statement he signed on Saturday. He, however, noted that he is asymptomatic and has since isolated himself in line with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocols. He said he has…

Governors Ben Ayade and David Umahi

Two killed, five abducted in Ebonyi, Cross River boundary dispute

Two persons have been killed and five others abducted in Ekoli Edda in Afikpo South local government area of Ebonyi State The police said the victims were attacked by gunmen from the neighbouring Biase local government area of Cross River State. The two communities have a dispute over a palm…

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State (Photo Credit: Punch)

Delta Governor Okowa, wife test positive for COVID-19

The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has tested positive for COVID-19. His wife, Edith Okowa, also tested positive. The governor announced this on his verified Facebook Page on Wednesday. "My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication. We thank you…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Governor Umahi reshuffles cabinet

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has effected a major reshuffle of his cabinet. The Secretary to the State Government, Kenneth Ugbala, made this known in a statement in Abakaliki on Monday night. No reason was given for the changes which affected over 20 appointees of the governor. According to…

A woman wades through the flood to reach her house in Amasiri, Afikpo north local government area.

Flood sacks thousands from Ebonyi community

Thousands of inhabitants of Amasiri community in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State have been rendered homeless by a flood that followed hours of heavy rains in the area. The flood sacked more than 2500 residents and destroyed properties worth millions of naira, including farms and livestock. A…

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

Man goes berserk, clubs own children to death with pestle

The police in Anambra State have arrested a 34-year-old man, Ifeanyi Apulosi, for allegedly killing his two children. Police spokesperson Haruna Mohammed disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. He said the man went berserk and used a wooden pestle to club the children to death and injure his 72-year-old…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Umahi shuts down judiciary as Ebonyi records first COVID-19 death

The governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, on Friday ordered the immediate shutdown of all judiciary buildings in the state. He said they are to remain shut for the next 10 days to enable health workers to fumigate the buildings and premises. The governor gave the directive in a broadcast…

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

Couple found dead in Imo apartment – Police

The police in Imo State on Sunday found a couple, Cynthia Obieshi and Samuel Osuji, dead inside their apartment. A statement by the spokesperson of the state police, Godson Ikeokwu, said the police were alerted before they stormed the couple's 19 Vic-Mic lodge apartment located near JMJ Bus. According to…

Truck kills four injure six attending burial in Anambra

Four die as truck rams into bus conveying burial attendees

Four persons died while six others sustained injuries on Friday when a truck rammed into a bus conveying funeral attendees in Anambra State. The accident happened along Ogidi-Abatete road in Idemili North LGA of the state. The incident involved a Mecedez tipper loaded with sand and a 608 bus, with…

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

Family members travelling for funeral crushed to death in Anambra

Four persons died on Friday while six others sustained varying degrees of injury in a ghastly motor accident in Anambra State, the Federal Road Safety Corps has said. The accident happened along Ogidi-Abatete Road in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. PREMIUM TIMES learned that the incident involved…

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

Coronavirus: Gov Ikpeazu says he’s stable after testing positive

The governor of Abịa State, Okezie Ikpeazụ, has assured the people of Abịa State that he is in a stable condition after he tested positive for COVID-19. He urged them not to panic as contacting the deadly virus is not a death sentence. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary,…

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, tests positive for coronavirus

The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has tested positive for COVID-19, the state government has said. The commissioner for information in the state, John Kalu, said this in a statement on Monday. According to him, the governor had gone into isolation before his result returned positive. ”Recall that on…

Ono of the destroyed properties

Houses set blaze in Ebonyi community over leadership tussle – Police

Many houses were burnt while properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in Amuzu Igbeagu community in Izzi Local Government Area over a disagreement arising from leadership and land tussle in the area. Though details of what happened were still sketchy at the time of this report, one of the…