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Five killed in Ebonyi/Benue land dispute

Five persons from Mgbo in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State have been reported killed during a dispute on Tuesday between the community and Agila community of Benue State. Residents of the area claimed the people of Agila invaded their two villages in Mgbo. The two border communities have…

Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi

2019: Why I criticised Peter Obi’s nomination as Atiku’s running mate – Gov. Umahi

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Tuesday said while he is not against the choice of former Governor Peter Obi as the running mate to the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, he disliked the process leading to his (Obi) selection. Mr Umahi stated this in an interview…

South-East Governors [Photo: twitter.com]

Peter Obi: South East governors, leaders meeting deadlocked

A meeting of leaders of the South-east in Enugu has ended in deadlock, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The meeting was hastily convened on Saturday following the announcement of ex-governor Peter Obi of Anambra State as the running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday…

SPECIAL REPORT: Amidst inadequate funding, Buhari’s road construction projects across Nigeria continue (1)

As the sun slowly baked his skin, Saliu Babamale navigated his way slowly through Akerebiata road, a few kilometres away from Shao garage, on his way to the Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa-Birni Gwari expressway. Mr Babamale, 42, is a commercial driver plying the Ilorin-Jebba commercial route. The time was 12.40 a.m. and he…

Nigerian Police on patrol

NUJ official dies during robbery attack in Ebonyi

Suspected armed robbers have killed the vice chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ebonyi State chapter, Samuel Nweke. He died along the Nkalagu axis of the Enugu-Abakaliki expressway while returning from Abeokuta, Ogun State, after attending the NUJ national delegate conference held on Friday. It was gathered that the…

Nigerian police force

Ebonyi APC Clash: Death toll now three – Police

The death toll from the violent clash at Onueke, Ezza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State during the All Progressives Congress, National Assembly primaries has increased to three. Police spokesman in the state, Loveth Odah, confirmed this on Friday. She said two more dead bodies were discovered by the…

Ekweremadu

Ekweremadu, Orji, Egwu others emerge PDP senatorial candidates

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, as well as former governors Theodore Orji and Sam Egwu of Abia and Ebonyi states res yesterday emerged as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party senatorial candidates.   Mr Ekweremadu defeated four other aspirants to emerge as the Enugu west senatorial district candidate,…

Emeka Ihedioha

Ihedioha emerges Imo PDP governorship candidate

A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in Imo. Mr Ihedioha polled 1,723 votes to defeat the senator representing Imo East senatorial zone, Samuel Anyanwu, who came second with 1,282 votes. Chairman of the primaries committee,…

Senator Sonni Ogbuoji

2019: Ogbuoji emerges APC governorship candidate in Ebonyi

A senator, Sonni Ogbuoji, has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State. He defeated eight other aspirants to pick the party's governorship ticket for next year's general election. The election took place at Pinnacle Hotel in Abakaliki, the state capital. The senator is currently…

Ebonyi State Map

Controversy in Ebonyi as PDP withdraws clearance of aspirants

There is confusion in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State following the withdrawal of clearance certificates from some senatorial and House of Representatives aspirants. The aspirants were two weeks earlier disqualified by the state screening committee. They then headed to Abuja to lodge complaints with the National Working…

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Flood kills two in Enugu

Flood, caused by a heavy downpour, have killed two farm labourers in Enugu State. Two others were rescued alive. The incident, PREMIUM TIMES learnt, happened in Imeama Ezema Olo in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the labourers aged between 20 and 21 years were…

IPOB Protesters

IPOB sit-at-home fails in Ebonyi, Enugu; succeeds in Onitsha, Aba, others

Total Failure in Ebonyi The sit-at-home called by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) failed in Ebonyi State, Premium Times can authoritatively report. The group called for the measure to commemorate and protest the invasion of the country home of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, one year ago on Friday. Since…

File photo of IPOB members demonstrate in Onitsha. [Photo credit: NAN]

D-day for IPOB over controversial sit-at-home exercise

On September 14, 2017, the Nigerian Army invaded the Afaraukwu, Umuahia country home of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. IPOB, a group agitating for Independence of Eastern Nigeria, prior to this attack had been growing in popularity in the region. After the invasion, Mr Kanu has…

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Nigerian Catholic priest murdered

Armed persons on Monday night shot dead a Catholic priest, Jude Egbuom. The crime happened in the priest's Nkwerre hometown in Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state. It was also learnt that the gunmen after shooting the priest also stole his car. The hoodlums also killed another young man…

Bukola Saraki, Senate President

2019: Nigeria drifting into anarchy — Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday lamented the growing division in Nigeria, warning that the country risks drifting into anarchy if nothing is done quickly to curtail the division. He said Nigeria has never been so divided as it is now and lamented that the nation is at the verge…

BUA Cement Executive Director, Kabiru Rabiu (second left) and Governor David Umahi (second from right) during the visit...Photo: BUA Group

BUA Group to establish cement factory in Ebonyi

BUA Group on Wednesday said it was commencing core drilling in Ebonyi preparatory to establishing a cement plant in the state. The Group Executive Director of the company, Kabiru Rabiu, announced this in Abakaliki, the state capital, when he led the management team of the firm on a visit to…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

2019: What Igbos will consider before backing presidential candidate – Gov Umahi

The South-east Governors Forum Chairman, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi, has said the region, in 2019, will only back a presidential candidate who has experience and a track record of governance. Mr Umahi spoke when a former governor of Sokoto State, and Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Attahiru Bafarawa, took…

IPOB women demand Kanu’s release. [Photo credit: NAN]

Biafra: IPOB calls for sit-at-home

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, says it has declared September 14 as "a day of general strike, mourning and resistance across Biafra land.’’ IPOB, a group demanding a separate country of Biafra but labelled a terrorist organisation by the Nigerian government, warned that any person or persons seen outside…

John Nwodo

Igbo must produce Nigeria’s president in 2023 – Ohanaeze Youth

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide on Tuesday warned that denying the Igbo people their turn to produce the president of Nigeria in 2023 will spell doom for the country. This warning was part of resolutions reached by the group at its meeting in Abakaliki where it deliberated on several…

Kerosene explosion kills siblings, injures two others

Two siblings have died while two others sustained severe burns as a result of two kerosene explosions in Umuebe village, Ezzamgbo community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The incident occurred on Monday, but police have just confirmed it. PREMIUM TIMES reliably gathered that the victims purchased the…

Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army to stage ‘Operation Python Dance’ again in Southeast

The Nigerian Army has announced it will start another round of its "Operation Python Dance II( Exercise Egwueke II) in the Southeast. The previous rounds of the exercise stirred controversy, but the army on Saturday announced it would soon stage a third edition of the exercise in the region. The…

Governor Umahi inspecting the parade mounted by various platoons of the 2018 NYSC batch B stream 1 during the closing ceremony of their orientation course.

Ebonyi Governor approves N400 million for NYSC

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Monday announced the approval of N400 million to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ebonyi State for the renovation of the scheme's orientation camp in Afikpko North Local Government Area. This is separate from the N5,000 travel allowance he directed to be…

Senator Akpabio with President Buhari in London

NASS Siege: Secondus wants UK to expel Buhari

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, has condemned the Tuesday siege on the National Assembly by officials of the State Security Service (SSS). He also asked the United Kingdom to expel President Muhammadu Buhari from the country, alleging that the Nigerian leader planned the siege…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Umahi replies Oshiomhole, says APC ‘rejected by Nigerians’

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has criticised the All Progressive Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, for demanding apology from him for his alleged refusal to grant the APC permission to use the Abakaliki stadium for its rally. Mr Oshiomhole had on Saturday called on Mr Umahi to tender…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

Politicians giving security challenges ethnic colouration to discredit Buhari — Oshiomhole

The national chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, on Saturday alleged that politicians in the country are trying to give the security challenges in the country an ethnic colouration in other to score cheap political points. He therefore urged Nigerians not to allow themselves to be deceived…