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Gunmen kill policeman, steal his rifle

Armed men have killed a police inspector attached to the Abia State Police Command headquarters, Umuahia. They also took away his rifle. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the gunmen waylaid the policeman, identified as Amadi Kingdom, at about 5 a.m. on Saturday while returning from an official assignment. They shot the…

Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigerian foreign minister says South Africa must act decisively.

APC leaders attack each other over arrest of party’s youth leader

Two factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State have continued to attack each other over the arrest of a chieftain of the party in the state, Nwajoku Okugo, by the police. While one faction led by the state chairman, Ben Nwoye, blames the foreign affairs minister, Godfrey…

Enugu on map [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

Enugu health commissioner is dead

The Enugu State commissioner for health, Anthony Ugochukwu, is dead, a state official has confirmed. He died Friday night at Memphys Hospital, Enugu. The member representing Oji River state constituency in the Enugu House of Assembly, Jeff Mbah, confirmed the news. Mr Mbah described the late surgeon as a genius…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Umahi signs Ebonyi COVID-19 bill into law

Governor David Umahi has signed the Ebonyi State Coronavirus and other Dangerous Infectious Diseases And Related Matters bill into law. The law was passed on Wednesday by the State House of Assembly. Speaking after signing the bill into law in Abakaliki, the governor said the state government has released N200million…

Nigerian Police

Chinese nationals kidnapped in Nigeria freed

Two Chinese nationals who were kidnapped in Ebonyi State, South-east Nigeria, last week, have regained their freedom. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the victims were kidnapped at a mining site operated by Green Filed Nigeria LTD in Ishiagu, Ivo Local Governnent Area. The police confirmed the release of the victims on…

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Two Chinese expatriates kidnapped in Nigeria

Two Chinese expatriates working in Ebonyi State have been kidnapped. The incident, it was learnt, happened in Ishiagu, Ivo Local Government Area of the state. The two men reportedly work for a mining company in the area. The town has the largest deposit of solid minerals in the state. The…

Nigerian Police officers on duty

Covid-19: Nine persons arrested for flouting Ebonyi govt ban on burial

Nine persons have been arrested in Ebonyi State for flouting the state government's ban on burials in the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Awosola Awotinde, stated this during a live phone-in programme on the state's broadcast station. The state government, in the wake of the outbreak of…

St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu

Catholic priest found dead in car

The body of a Catholic priest, Charles Okeke-Odogwu, has been discovered in Anambra State. Until his death, he was the Vicar of Holy Cross Parish, Oroma-Etiti in Anam, Anambra West Local Government Area of the state. His body was said to have been found in his car at the front…

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi speaking to residents of Ebonyi over the spread of Coronavirus

Covid-19: Ebonyi closes boundaries from Saturday

The Ebonyi State government says it will close the state's borders on Saturday in a bid to prevent the deadly coronavirus from spreading to the state. Governor David Umahi announced this on Thursday in Abakaliki, the state capital. Though there has been an outbreak in Nigeria, with 51 confirmed cases…

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

Septuagenarian arrested for allegedly raping two minors

The police in Anambra said they have arrested a 75-year-old man for allegedly raping two minors in the state. The suspect, Raphael Mbanyereude, also known as Papa Okoye, allegedly committed the act at Okija in Ihiala local government area of the state. According to police spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, the suspect…

Coronavirus: Anambra shuts down schools

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has directed the shutting down of all schools in the state till further notice following the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country. In a public health advisory released by the state government, the governor joined a few Nigerian states, by banning all…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Seven killed in resumed Ebonyi, Benue boundary dispute

The police in Ebonyi State have confirmed the killing of seven persons from Ndiagu Orie, Umuguduakpu Ngbo community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The Ngbo community has been enmeshed in a decade long dispute with neighbouring Agila community of Adọ local government area of Benue State. The…

Enugu State University of Science and Technology -- ESUT

Newly inaugurated ESUT Governing Council backs return to multi-campus status

The newly inaugurated Governing Council of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) has endorsed the decision of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration to return the institution to the multi-campus university it was originally meant to be. Speaking after the Governing Council was inaugurated by Governor Ugwuanyi, at the Government…

Ebonyi Assembly suspends lawmaker representing governor’s constituency

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly has suspended indefinitely the member representing Ohaozara West Constituency, Onu Nwaonye. The house accused him of causing disaffection between legislative members and the executive. The house handed out the suspension during plenary on Monday at the Assembly Complex Nkaliki. The motion for his suspension…

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Ex-Rep ordered to pay N1.1 million for detaining men in toilet

The Anambra State High Court has ordered a former member of the House of Representatives, Ifeanyi Ibezi, to pay N1.1 million to two persons he detained in his toilet during the 2019 elections. The victims are Paul Onwughalu and Friday Titus Umah. The court said Mr Ibezi violated their fundamental…

Miss Makanjuola receiving her award from Mr Charles Akpuenika

18 Ebonyi Corps Members sanctioned for absconding

18 members of the National Youth Service Corps, 2019 Batch C, serving in Ebonyi State, have been handed various degrees of punishment for flouting the rules and regulations of the scheme. The state coordinator of the Corps, Ann Ibe, stated this during the passing out parade of the batch c…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Umahi orders striking lecturers back to classes

The governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has ordered lecturers under the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Ebonyi State University chapter, to call off its warning strike and return to their classrooms. The governor warned further that failure to do so would lead to the withholding of their salaries and…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Police arrest ex-governor’s aide for allegedly killing party member

An official sacked by the Ebonyi State Government for allegedly killing his cousin during a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) local government primary has been arrested by the police. The suspect, Uche Ibiam, was the Coordinator of Ubeyi Development Centre In Afikpo North Local Government Area when he allegedly committed the…

Sex drugs taken by man who died .

Man dies after taking sex enhancement drugs

A 40-year-old man has died after taking sex enhancement drugs in Anambra State, police have said. The incident happened on Monday morning, around 3.am in an Onitsha hotel. Police said the man died after having sex with a woman in the hotel. Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident in…

David Umahi

PDP Primaries: Umahi sacks aides allegedly involved in member’s death

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has sacked the coordinator of Ubeyi Development Centre, Uche Ibiam, for alleged involvement in a murder case. Also sacked is Ogbonnaya Ibiam Junior, who is a Technical Adviser to the governor on Security They were accused of involvement in a violence that broke out…

Man who rapped 6 under aged boys in Awka.

Man arrested for allegedly raping six boys

The police in Anambra State have arrested a man for allegedly raping six underaged boys in the state. The man according to the police was arrested in Awka, the state capital, and has confessed to sleeping with the boys who are between the ages of 10 and 14 years. According…

The victim, Enyinnaya Ibiam

One killed as Ebonyi PDP Council primaries turn bloody

One person was killed as the local government primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi turned bloody on Friday with pockets of violence recorded in some parts of the state. The victim, Enyinnaya Ibiam, who was a Staff of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Uwanna, Afikpo North Local government…

Truck drivers block highway to protest over taxation in Anambra

Truck drivers block highway to protest over taxation in Anambra

Hundreds of truck drivers on Tuesday blocked the Onitsha -Enugu expressway to protest alleged imposition of taxes, intimidation and violation of court judgement by the agents of Anambra State government. The situation made commuters to suffer hectic time at Onitsha as security agencies battled in vain to appease the protesters.…

Side view of the razed building

Three siblings burnt to death in Anambra fire

Three siblings on Saturday lost their lives in an early morning inferno that engulfed their family house at Ugwu Cheleku Village, Okija in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State. Police spokesman in the state, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident in a statement in Awka, said the fire also…

Three dead, eight injured in Anambra road accident

Three persons died on Saturday while eight others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a road accident in Amansea Awka, Anambra State capital. The accident invloved a Toyota bus and a truck. The sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra State, Andrew Kumapayi, said the accident…