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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…

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APC supporters attacked, displaced in Ebonyi

Some supporters of the All Progressive Congress were attacked and chased out of their homes in Okworike Amagu in Ikwo LGA Ebonyi State by people believed to be loyalists of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. Also valuables, worth millions of naira belonging to the APC supporters, were allegedly…

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Robbers invade Ebonyi University, steal millions from ATM

Bandits invaded the College of Agricultural Science campus of Ebonyi State University Abakaliki Tuesday, and stole millions of naira from an Automated Teller Machine. This came barely three weeks after robbers invaded the Simeon Oduoye female hostel of the same school and robbed the students of different items. Sources said…

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Call Oshiomhole to order, Rep tells Buhari

The lawmaker member representing Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Linus Okorie, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly call Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state to order on the purported appointment of two foreign forensic audit firms to look into federal government revenue generating agencies from 2010…

Youth attack electricity company, vandalize vehicles over power outage

Three vehicles belonging to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), have been vandalized by youth in Afikpo town of Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State during a protest. The youth, who were protesting alleged lack of supply of electricity to the town for over seven months, barricaded the…

Group alleges plot to compromise tribunals

A group,the Southeast Democratic Vanguard, on Saturday urged various election tribunals sitting in the zone to uphold the tenets of truth and fairness and not to give in or distracted by the antics of the desperate and power mongering public office holders. The group made the call in a communique…

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Ebonyi Assembly approves Gov. Umahi’s N8.4bn loan request

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly has given the State government approval to take three loans from the Central Bank of Nigeria for various purposes. This followed request letters to that effect, written to the House by the governor, Dave Umahi, and read during Thursday's plenary. The loans include a…

“How PDP rigged Abia North senatorial seat election”

The Abia State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Umuahia, was told Thursday how the Peoples Democratic Party allegedly manipulated the Abia North Senatorial election in favour of Senator Mao Ohuabunwa. The facts came to light when two witnesses in the consolidated petitions challenging the outcome of the Abia…

Two people die in Ebonyi after eating poisonous fish

Two people on Wednesday reportedly lost their lives in Ezillo community, Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi State, after eating fresh fish. The third person was said to have gone dumb. The victims, according to reports, were building workers. A resident of the community who gave her name as Odoh…

Buhari taking credit for Jonathan’s achievements – Rep

A ranking member of the House of Representatives, Linus Okorie, has decried President Muhammadu Buhari’s lack of acknowledgment of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s legacies and achievements while in office. Mr. Okorie asked President Buhari to take note of the natural law that “what goes around comes around”, adding that if…

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Ebonyi commissioner nominee is a murder suspect

On July 1, Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, swore in 18 new commissioners into office. But one of the commissioner nominees, Sabinus Nwankwegu, the governor noted at the event, which took place at the International Conference Centre Abakaliki, was not sworn in because of security issues against him. Mr. Umahi…

One dead in renewed Ebonyi, Abia land dispute

One person was shot dead and many injured in renewed clashes between Ishiagu community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state and Lokpanta community, Umunochi LGA of the neighboring Abia state over boundary dispute. Also one person identified as Chukwuma Akwa was declared missing. The renewed boundary dispute between…

Unpaid Salaries: Ebonyi workers to commence strike July 21

The civil servants in Ebonyi State have said they will begin an indefinite strike on Tuesday following the inability of the government to pay them their salaries. In a statement signed by the state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ikechukwu Nwafor, Secretary, Chukwuma Onwe, and 34 others, the officials…

Ebonyi water scarcity may worsen Cholera crisis — Govt.

The Acting General Manager of the Ebonyi Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, Sunday Opoke, has said that over 3,000 water-boreholes are currently dilapidated in the state. Mr. Opoke said this in the Ebonyi State capital, Abakaliki, noting that the situation has made it difficult for rural dwellers to access…

Police foil cult initiation of 46 Ebonyi secondary school students

Ebonyi State Police command on Monday foiled the cult initiation of 46 graduating students of a popular mission secondary school in Izzi local government area of Ebonyi State. The students, who just concluded writing their Senior School Certificate Examination, conducted by the National Examination Council, were said to be members…

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Crisis hits Ebonyi Labour Party

Still reeling from the loss it suffered in the hands of the People's Democratic Party in the last general elections, the Ebonyi State chapter of the Labour Party has been thrown into fresh crisis. The chairman of the party, Sabastine Obyia, was on Saturday suspended for anti-party activities, gross misconduct…

Ebonyi governor sacks officials for alleged N1 billion fraud

The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has sacked the auditor-general of local government areas of the state, Ambrose Edeh; heads of personnel management; and treasurers of the councils. This followed their indictment by the State House of Assembly for alleged involvement in the embezzlement of over N1 billion in the…

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Cholera claims 9 more lives in Ebonyi

Nine more persons have been confirmed dead as a result of the cholera outbreak ravaging Ebonyi State, bringing the death toll so far to 42. Two of the deceased died in Ozibo village, Ebonyi Local Government Area. Seven others died in four communities of Umuezeoka, Umuezeokaha, Ekka and Ori-uzor, Ezza…

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8 die in fresh cholera outbreak in Ebonyi

Eight persons have died while 17 others have been hospitalised following a fresh cholera outbreak in Ebonyi State. Three of the deaths were recorded in Ndiogbu Ndieze village, Izzi Local Government Area of the state while the remaining five died in Ikwo Local Government Area. The Director of Public Health…

Nwifuru is new Ebonyi Speaker

Francis Ogbonnaya Nwifuru, representing Izzi West state constituency, has been elected as the Speaker of the 5th session of Ebonyi State House of Assembly. This followed the proclamation of the House by Governor Dave Umahi. Odefa Obasanjo Odefa, representing Onicha East, nominated the new Speaker, a motion supported by Joseph…

French tourist killed in Ebonyi

Armed men have attacked and killed a French tourist in Ebonyi State. The man, Nagnan Denis, 52, and his wife, Nagnan Mee Lavaud Liana, 53, were on Monday night attacked by gunmen within Abomege axis of Onicha local government area of the state. The attack led to the death of…

Police stop Ebonyi APC rally in support of Buhari

The Ebonyi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress has accused the Ebonyi State Police Commissioner, Miagari Dikko, of stopping the party’s solidarity rally in celebration of the emergence of the President-elect in the just concluded presidential election in the country. The victory rally was slated to hold Saturday morning…

PDP chairman shot dead in Ebonyi

Gunmen suspected to be political thugs in the early hours of Saturday shot and killed Emeka Nworie, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ishielu LGA in Ebonyi state. The late PDP chairman was attacked in his house in Ezzagu in Ishielu LGA and shot severally by his assailants…

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Ebonyi police uncover plot to disrupt guber election

The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi state, Maigari Dikko, has said that there are plots by some politicians to disrupt Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly election in the state. The command said ​it ​would be deploying over 4,500 police officers to provide security across the state during the polls. Mr.…

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Gun-wielding thugs snatch ballot boxes in Ebonyi

Gun-wielding thugs stormed some polling booths at Nwakpu market square in Onunwakpu Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State and carted away electoral materials. The Peoples Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate, Kelechi Igwe, is from the ward. A reporter who monitor​ed​​​ the election​,​ witnessed the incident. The hoodlums​,​ wielding AK 47…