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Man, concubine found dead in bedroom

The corpses of a married man, Ifeanyi Nwokwu, and his alleged lover, Nkechi Ucha, have been discovered in Ebonyi state. A source said they were discovered in the man's house on Monday night in Umuezeoka Umueze, Ezza Effium, in Ohaukwu LGA of the state. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that following the…

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Man beheads own mother

The police in Imo State have arrested a 47-year-old man, Sunday Agwim, for allegedly killing his mother, Christiana Agwim. The incident happened at Umuobom in Ideato South Local Government Area of the state. The suspect allegedly used a machete to severe the 62-year-old mother's head before smashing the skull with…

Former Gov. Rochas Okorocha and Emeka Ihedioha

One killed in Imo as PDP, APC local govt officials clash

One person was killed in Imo State on Monday as sacked chairmen and councilors attempted to resume their duties at various local government areas of the state. They met stiff resistance from members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in most of the local government areas. The chairpersons, whose elections…

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2023: APC targets three states in South-east

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-east on Thursday said the party hopes to win at least three governorship elections in the region. The party also said it was targeting at least three speakership positions in the state assemblies in the zone and also hopes to have…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

2023: My successor must be younger than me – Governor Umahi

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Monday said he will not allow an older politician to succeed him in 2023. He spoke in Uburu, his country home, while addressing members of the State Executive Council who paid him a Christmas homage. They were led by the Deputy Governor, Kelechi…

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Police, SSS trade blame over Anambra shooting

The police and the State Security Service (SSS) have bickered over the shooting of a middle-aged man at Alor in Idemili South local government area of Anambra State. The victim, Onyeocha Umuokwu, a domestic staffer working for Emeka Eze, a former director-general of the Bureau for Public Procurement, was allegedly…

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Lassa Fever: Ebonyi shuts down hospital, quarantines staff, patients

The outbreak of Lassa Fever has reportedly caused the death of Ephraim Ogaranya who was admitted at St Vincent Hospital, Igbeagu in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The victim was said to have been admitted alongside his sibling, Uchechi Ogaranya, at the hospital. After Ephraim's death, Uchechi was…

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Man goes berserk, kills own children

A middle-aged man in Ebonyi State, Chinasa Ogbaga, has allegedly killed his two children and critically wounded another. The incident occurred at Egwuagu Okpuitumo Community in Abakaliki Local Government Area of the state. Mr Ogbaga reportedly committed the crime late Saturday when the villagers and other family members had gone…

Ebonyi Assembly wants council chairman arrested for ‘slapping’ lawmaker

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly on Wednesday ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of Ohaukwu Local Government Area chairman, Clement Odah. The house alleged that the official assaulted a member of the assembly, Chinedu Onah. Mr Onah represents Ohaukwu south constituency in the assembly. The alleged assault was said…

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Boundary Dispute: Teenager killed in Ebonyi

The decades-old boundary dispute between Igbeagu Community in Ebonyi State and Ukele Community in Cross River State has claimed the life of an SS3 Student. The victim, 17-year-old Ojoko Friday, of Ndinwampfu village, Igbeagu community in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, was allegedly beheaded by warlords said to…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

How my successor will be ‘selected’ -Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Sunday revealed how his successor will be 'selected'. According to him, "intense prayers will be carried out in the 13 local government areas of the state for God to reveal who will succeed him." He said no politician in the state can influence…

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Police arrest Duncan Mighty over alleged N11m fraud

The police in Imo State on Saturday confirmed it arrested a popular Rivers State-born musician, Duncan Mighty, in the early hours of the day. The police also debunked reports the musician was kidnapped. They said he was arrested over an N11 million fraud allegation levelled against him by an "upcoming"…

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Pastors jailed for forgery

The General Overseer of Christian Charismatic Movement [CCM], Enugu chapter, Sabinus Onuigbo, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for forgery by an Enugu magistrate court. The judge, J.O Umezulike, handed down the sentence on Thursday. Convicted along with the cleric for the same offence were three other pastors of…

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Woman who burned co-wife, seven stepchildren alive sentenced to death

The Ebonyi State High Court in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, has sentenced a woman, Agnes Nwefuru, to death. She is to die by hanging for killing her co-wife and seven step-children. The Ebonyi State Government had in a suit no.HAW/13C/2017, brought against the defendant, accused her of setting ablaze the…

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".…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…