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Nnamdi Kanu [Photo: TODAY.ng]

IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s mother is dead

Sally Kanu, the mother of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, is dead. Mr Kanu, who announced his mother’s death on Sunday, said she died August 30 in Germany after a protracted illness. He linked the Nigerian government to the death, citing alleged soldiers’ invasion…

Three killed in Anambra beer parlour fire

Three killed in Anambra beer parlour fire

An early morning fire at a beer parlour in Nnewi, Anambra State, on Friday killed three female workers who were sleeping in the building. The incident happened at Ezekwuabo Otolo Nnewi, close to St. Thomas Anglican Church (Akwudo). The fire started at the place, called Padded Joint, around 3:00 a.m.…

The tanker fire incident in Onitsha

Another tanker fire destroys properties in Onitsha

A day after a fire ignited by a fallen tanker killed at least three persons in Onitsha, another fuel tanker Friday morning also fell and caught fire in the commercial city of Anambra State. The incident occurred on the Enugu-Onitsha expressway around 3 a.m. However, no lives were lost in…

The tanker fire incident in Onitsha

Buhari speaks on Onitsha fire as death toll rises

The death toll from the Onitsha market fire has increased to three, with witnesses saying it could be higher. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported the death of a mother and her child from the oil tanker fire in Onitsha, Anambra State capital. President Muhammadu Buhari has also joined other Nigerians in…

The tanker fire incident in Onitsha

Tanker fire kills mother, child in Onitsha

A fire incident in Onitsha on Wednesday reportedly claimed the lives of a mother and her child. According to The Sun, the mother and child were burnt to death in a fuel tanker disaster. At the time of this report, the fuel tanker laden with premium motor spirit (pms) was…

Igbo leaders

Igbo leaders to meet Buhari on Thursday in Abuja

The Southeast Governors Forum will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja over the welfare of Igbo people. This was the major decision taken at the meeting attended by other leaders from the region on Monday. The meeting was held at the Government House in Enugu and was…

FILE PHOTO: Photo of Nigerian Lawyers used to illustrate the story

Nigerian lawyer hospitalised after police assault, NBA demands justice

A lawyer, Jerry Obasi, who was assaulted by police officers is now in the hospital, an official has said. The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has also condemned the assault which the police leadership has vowed to investigate. The assault reportedly took place on Awka Road, Onitsha, Anambra State, near the…

Nigeria Police officers

Anyone who blocks my convoy should be shot – Nigerian governor

The governor of Ebonyi State, South-east Nigeria, David Umahi, has ordered his security details to shoot anyone who blocks his convoy. Even if such gunshot results to death, Mr Umahi said, it is still within the law. Mr Umahi gave this order on Saturday while narrating how his convoy was…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Umahi sacks media aide for alleged misrepresentation on livestock programme

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday terminated the appointment of his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Emmanuel Uzor. Mr Umahi in a WhatsApp message he sent to our reporter said he took the decision because Mr Uzor misrepresented him and Southeast governors in a statement he issued on the…

Lazarus Ogbee[PHOTO CREDIT: @OziboOfficial]

Tribunal sacks PDP Rep

The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, on Monday sacked the candidate of the member representing Ikwo\Ezza South Federal Constituency, Lazarus Ogbee. Mr Ogbee was declared winner of the election conducted on February 23 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). INEC had declared PDP winner…

Heavily Armed Policemen

Police confirm eight killed in Ebonyi attack

The police in Ebonyi on Sunday confirmed the death of eight persons in Ukwagba, Mgbo, Ohaukwu Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. The community was attacked allegedly by persons from Agila in neighbouring Benue State. However, officials of the state government believe otherwise and blame stakeholders in the area…

Ebonyi State Map

10 killed as armed men attack Ebonyi community

Armed persons on Saturday night attacked a community in Ebonyi State killing at least 10 people. The reason for the attack and suspected attackers were yet to be identified at the time of this report. The attack occurred at Ukwuagba in Mgbo community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area. The Chairman…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Tribunal affirms Umahi’s election

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Ebonyi State has upheld the election of Governor David Umahi and struck out the petition by the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) against the election. The PDM had dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court for excluding its name from the ballot box.…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Airport Closure: Ebonyi to provide free transportation for residents to Owerri

Following the closure of the Akanu Ibiam international airport, Enugu, by the federal government, the Ebonyi State Government on Friday said it will provide free transport services with armed escort for its residents travelling to Owerri, Imo State. It also said that it will provide free hotel accommodation for such…

Market clash

BREAKING: Pandemonium as traders clash with Ebonyi revenue officials

There was pandemonium in Abakaliki on Wednesday as traders at the Abakpa main market clashed with revenue officials. One person was allegedly killed in the melee; although the police said no death occurred. Incensed by the reported death, which PREMIUM TIMES is yet to confirm, the traders rioted and were…

The Central Police Station, Enugu used to illustrate the story

14-year-old fakes own kidnap to visit boyfriend – Police

The police in Enugu on Sunday said a schoolgirl reported by her father as kidnapped in Enugu on Thursday has been found with her boyfriend in Owerri, Imo State. According to police spokesperson, Ebere Amaraizu, Kosisochukwu Anioma, 14, said she faked her kidnap so she could travel to meet her…

Enugu on map [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

Four people kidnapped in Enugu

Three people have been abducted in Enugu State, South-east Nigeria. A Nnewi-based businessman, Ernest Otugo, his wife and his friend were abducted on Thursday night. Mr Otugo is the President of the Ibite Olo Community in Ezeagu Local Government Area. The Otugos and their children were travelling with a family…

Enugu on map [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

Protest in Enugu after murder of woman

The mutilated corpse of a woman, Pat Ngwu, from Ndiuno Nchatancha community in Emene, Enugu State, was on Thursday found by a stream after she had gone missing the previous day. The woman was reportedly abducted from her farmland by suspected herdsmen. A source in the community said there were…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Threat: South-east governors dare Nnamdi Kanu

South-east governors have issued a stern warning to Nnamdi Kanu, self-exiled leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), over his threats to attack them and other South-east leaders who travel abroad. The governors, in a statement issued Tuesday night, said should Mr Kanu make his threat real, they…

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

Southeast governors write Buhari over airport, herdsmen

Governors in Nigeria's south east have written to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to delay the closure of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, and act against insecurity in the region. The South East Governors Forum also asked the president to approve its earlier decision banning herders who have no…

Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu speaks on Ekweremadu attack, offers N1m for Southeast governors’ travel itinerary

The leader of the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has offered N1 million reward for credible information on overseas travel itinerary of Southeast governors. The fugitive also warned other Igbo leaders, except a senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe, not to travel out of the country for their own…

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

Why we attacked Ekweremadu – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Sunday gave reasons why its members attacked former deputy senate president, Ike Ekeremadu, in Germany. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the senator was attacked in Nuremberg, Germany where he was attending the New Yam Festival of Igbo community in that country. Reacting to the…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Police arrest suspected killers of Catholic priests

The police in Enugu have arrested suspected killers of two Catholic priests of in the state. This is just as another priest of the Enugu Catholic Diocese on Thursday escaped assassination. Paul Offu and and Clement Ugwu, both reverend fathers, were killed on August 1 and March 14, respectively by…

Ebonyi State Map

Yellow Fever: Ebonyi to conduct mass immunisation of residents

Following a recent outbreak of Yellow Fever in Ebonyi State, the state government on Monday said it will soon begin mass immunisation campaign against the disease in the 13 local government areas of the state. It said the programme will be implemented in conjunction with all United Nations agencies and…

Ebonyi State Map

16 killed in yellow fever outbreak in Ebonyi

At least 16 persons have died in an outbreak of yellow fever in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, the state's health ministry has said. Several other patients are receiving treatment at the Virology Centre and Iboko General Hospital in the state. Chris Achi, permanent secretary in the Ministry…