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​​50,000 ​Nigerian ​girls die of abortion complications annually — NMA

Over 50, 000 Nigerian girl-children die annually owing to complications arising from wrong and poorly done abortions. The poorly done abortions happen as a result of lack of education and awareness available to girl children. The Nigeria Medical Association Committee on Girl Child Education said young school girls who who…

FRSC officials

Nine killed in Ebonyi road accident

At last nine people, including the driver and three members of a family, died Tuesday in a deadly car accident in Ivo area of Ebonyi State. A witness, John Okochi, said a truck and a bus with 18 passengers collided at about 8pm Tuesday. The crash happened along Ishiagu-Awgu road…

David Umahi

Ebonyi lawmakers defy Gov. Umahi, threaten arrest of commissioners

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly on Tuesday threatened to issue warrant of arrest on three commissioners of the state who failed to appear before the lawmakers. The lawmakers’ resolve was against the state governor, Dave Umahi's stance against issuing the summons. The house had last Thursday summoned three commissioners…

Ebonyi State Map

Three killed, five injured in Ebonyi cult clashes

Three persons ​were shot dead on Sunday, while five others were injured when suspected cultists unleashed terror in Ebonyi State, shooting at different locations. Residents said the attack took place as rival cult groups clashed. Those killed in the coordinated attacks include a 35-year-old be​e​r parlour owner, Amaechi Ude; Sunday…

David Umahi

No Boko Haram prisoners in Ebonyi – Governor Umahi

The Ebonyi Sate Governor, David Umahi, on Friday dismissed the rumour making the rounds in the state that Boko Haram inmates have been transferred from Anambra Prisons to the federal prisons in the state. Addressing journalists in the state on “some burning issues”, Mr. Umahi said the federal prisons in…

​​​Two hospitalized in Ebonyi after ​partial building collapse

Two people were on Tuesday seriously injured when a section of a building collapsed in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital. The incident occurred at 4:30pm at No 9A Obiri Street near Abakpa Main Market in the heart of the city. According to witnesses, an occupant of the top floor of the…

Yakubu Gowon

Gowon faults Buhari, military on Boko Haram December deadline

A former military Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, on Tuesday faulted President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian military over the December deadline for ending the Boko Haram insurgency. President Buhari had tasked the military to end insurgency in three months, ending December 2015. The military has said it would meet…

Man kills brother over fowl

One Paul Unegu of Hausa Quarters in Izzi Unuphu community, Abakaliki local government area of Ebonyi state has been arrested for killing his elder brother, Sunday Unegu. Paul, who killed his elder brother in a scuffle, was arrested on Thursday. Sunday, police say, had accused Paul of stealing his fowls…

David Umahi

Ebonyi workers to get ‘thirteenth month’ pay

The Ebonyi State government has said it would give workers in the state an extra salary of one month known as 'thirteenth month'. The state governor, David Umahi, said on Wednesday that the extra one month salary was to alleviate the suffering of the civil servants. Mr. Umahi promised to…

Man docked for hard drugs accuses NDLEA of torture

An accused, Emmanuel Uwa, on Tuesday told the Federal High Court that he was tortured by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency leading to him bleeding when he urinated. Mr. Uwa, 38, of Agboride village, Amaizu community Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, was arrested and…

Drama as man is hospitalised after sleeping with friend’s wife

A 21- year old man in Ugbona village, Ishieke community Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi State, Orima Onyebuchi, has been hospitalized after having sex with his friend’s wife (name withheld). Mr. Onyebuchi had allegedly been having affairs with the woman until the last one which resulted in his hospitalization.…

Ebonyi shuts down strip club

The Ebonyi State government at the weekend shut down popular nightclub, Brifina Garden, located along water works Road Abakaliki, for allegedly employing strippers and engaging in illegal activities. The state government claimed the nightclub was involved in pornography, prostitution, sodomy, wanton selling and consumption of illicit drugs, and other prohibited…

David Umahi

Tribunal upholds Governor David Umahi’s election

The Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, on Friday upheld the election of Governor David Umahi of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the governorship election held in the state on April 11 In an eight-hour judgment, the tribunal held that the petitioner failed…

Ebonyi State Map

Man to marry dead woman in Ebonyi

A family of a deceased woman have suspended her burial rites until her 'husband' who she was living with, performs her wedding rites. The woman, Chinyere Mbam, died from the snake bite she sustained while returning from the wake-keep of her friend, Oge Ogashi. She was taken to a traditional…

David Umahi

Ebonyi governor’s election campaign coordinator defects to APC

Mass defection is looming in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi State chapter as some political bigwigs of the party are set to decamp from the party to the All Progressive Congress (APC). Already, a former Senator and director of the election campaign of the governor in Afikpo North LGA,…

Edo State House of Assembly

Ebonyi Assembly recalls suspended Minority Leader

The Ebonyi state House of Assembly on Tuesday recalled one of its suspended members, Ude Nwachi, representing Afikpo North/East constituency. Ms. Nwachi of the Labour Party is the minority leader of the  house. The suspension that lasted for month was lifted following  a motion moved on the floor of the…

David Umahi

Ebonyi governor stops commissioners, aides’ salaries over lateness

The Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi, on Sunday announced the suspension of October salaries of some top government officials for lateness during an event. Announcing the decision during School Debate on Government Anti-Corruption Crusade at the Akanu Ibiam International Conference Center, Abakaliki, the governor said the latecomers would also forfeit…

David Umahi

Sack Ebonyi governor, Labour Party candidate tells tribunal

The Ebonyi State Labour Party gubernatorial candidate in the 2015 elections, Edward Nkwegu, on Friday told the election petition tribunal that the election of the state governor, Dave Umahi, did not comply with the electoral act as it was characterized by over-voting. Mr. Nkwegu, popularly known as EDON, stated this…

Gunmen abduct medical doctor in Ebonyi

A medical doctor, Johnson Obuna, has been kidnapped at his private hospital at Aguogboriga Estate in Abakaliki by unknown gunmen. Mr. Obuna is a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of Nigeria, and also works as an obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki. He was kidnapped as…

David Umahi

Ebonyi governor threatens to withhold striking workers’ pay

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has warned state workers threatening to go on strike to return to work or lose their pay. The governor spoke on Wednesday while swearing-in newly appointed local government caretaker committee chairperson, vice chairpersons and secretaries at the Akanu Ibiam International Conference Centre, Abakaliki.…

David Umahi

100 days: In Ebonyi, Governor Umahi reneges on campaign promises  

Governor Dave Umahi against all odds won the Ebonyi State gubernatorial election and was sworn in on May 29 at the Abakaliki Township Stadium. Critics would argue that the governor's 100 days in office has portrayed him as a man who had no plans before ascending into office with most…

David Umahi

Ebonyi workers embark on 7-day warning strike

Workers in Ebonyi State on Friday commenced a 7-day warning strike over what they termed the unwillingness of the state governor, David Umahi, to pay them salary based on current salary table. The workers noted with sadness that the government refused to pay them even when the economic reality of…

FRSC officials

Seven dead, 29 injured in Ebonyi ghastly accident

At least seven persons have died in a ghastly motor accident which occurred along the Enugu-Abakaliki expressway. Twenty nine other people suffered various degrees of injury. The accident occurred at Nkalagu junction of the highway. Twenty-seven males were involved in the auto crash while the rest were females. The accident,…

INEC voter's Reg

How I resisted pressure to announce false results — Abia Returning Officer

At the continued hearing of a petition filed by David Onuoha-Bourdex against Senator Mao Ohuabunwa and 13 others, the Returning Officer (RO) for Abia North Senatorial district in the March 28, 2015 election, Ihekweaba Chukwugoziem, Monday told the Abia State National Election Petition Tribunal that he never absconded or abandoned…

ICC investigates Oba of Lagos for anti-Igbo remarks

The International Criminal Court has commenced investigation of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, for statements made about the Igbo's in the build-up to the Lagos governorship election. In the statement, available on line, Mr. Akiolu vowed that Igbos in Lagos who voted against his preferred candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, would…