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PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP condemns poll shift, blames APC

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, on Saturday condemned the postponement of the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC). In a statement his spokesperson, Ike Abonyi, Mr Secondus described the development as a deliberate plot by President Muhammadu Buhari to cling…

The arrested bombers

UPDATED: Two arrested for allegedly planting explosives on Ebonyi bridge

Two persons have been arrested in Ebonyi State while allegedly planting improvised explosive devices on Idembia bridge in Ezza South Local Government Area. Governor David Umahi stated this in a special security situation broadcast on Friday. He said the arrest followed intelligence reports that some members of 'a political party'…

PVCs Card reader

INEC replaces burnt card readers, says election will hold in Anambra

The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Anambra State, Nkwachukwu Orji, on Friday said the commission has replaced all the 4,695 card readers destroyed by fire. A fire at the storage container inside the INEC Headquarters, in Awka, destroyed the card readers and other sensitive…

The burnt Police Station

Fire razes police station in Anambra

An early morning blaze on Thursday razed a police station in Ajali, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State. The cause the fire could not be ascertained as at the time of this report. Cars parked at the police station were also destroyed by the fire. A source said…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Ignore IPOB, don’t boycott elections, Umahi tells Igbos

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has urged the South-east to ignore the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB’s call to boycott the general elections starting on Saturday. The governor made the call in a press conference on Wednesday in Abakaliki, the state capital. IPOB, led by Nnamdi Kanu, who is…

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

Nigerian Army debunks IPOB’s allegations of killing, abduction of civilians in Southeast

The Nigeria Army has debunked allegations of killings and abduction of members of the Indigenous People of Biafran, IPOB in the Southeast. The spokesperson of the 83 Division of the Army in Enugu, Sagir Musa, stated this in a statement on Tuesday. He was reacting to an earlier statement by…

Plateau State INEC office in flames

Elections: Police increase security around INEC offices

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a comprehensive, round-the-clock security in all offices and facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The police spokesman, Frank Mba, stated this in a statement on Sunday. He said all commissioners of police in the 36 states and Abuja…

The child that was stolen

Woman arrested in church while dedicating stolen child – Police

The police in Enugu State have arrested a 55 years old woman, Edith Ewulu, for allegedly buying a five years old child stolen from her parents. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the woman, who resides in Enugu State, bought the baby from one Chioma who claimed to be operating a social…

Aftermath of Awka tanker fire

Death toll rises in Anambra tanker fire

The death toll in the Anambra tanker fire has risen to seven, the police have said. PREMIUM TIMES reported the fire which started when a tanker carrying petrol fell at Amawbia Roundabout in Awka, the state capital, at about 10 p.m. The petrol in the tanker also flowed freely through…

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Armed men seize underwear, sanitary pads from female corps members – Police

The police in Ebonyi State on Friday said hoodlums attacked and seized underwear and sanitary pads from two female corps members serving in the state. The two were reportedly forced by the unidentified hoodlums to remove their clothes, then pants, which they then handed over. There have been cases of…

Ebonyi State Map

Suspected thugs attack ex-deputy speaker, others

Many people were injured on Thursday as suspected thugs attacked the campaign trail of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edda, Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Among those injured was the former Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Dorothy Obasi, who is also the Special…

Police arrest five suspected kidnappers.

Police arrest five suspected kidnappers, rescue businessman

The police in Enugu have arrested suspected members of a five-member kidnapping gang and freed an Abia State businessman they held captive. Police spokesperson in the state, Ebere Amaraizu, said operatives of the command trailed the suspects to their hideout where they were rounded up. "The suspects gave their names…

Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

‘Buhari marginalising Ndigbo’, Anambra traditional rulers tell Atiku

Traditional rulers in Anambra State have accused President Muhammadu Buhari, of marginalising the people of the South-east. They stated this at a session with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and his entourage. The event held at the Imeobi Palace of the Obi of Onitsha. It…

Ebonyi traditional rulers

Ebonyi traditional rulers endorse Buhari, Umahi

The Ebonyi Council of Traditional Rulers on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari would get the support of many voters in the state at the February 16th presidential election. The traditional rulers also endorsed the state governor, David Umahi, for a second term. This is even as President Buhari expressed satisfaction…

Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Buhari: I have fulfilled 2015 campaign promises

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he has fulfilled the campaign promises he made to Nigerians in 2015. He spoke in Imo and Abia states where he visited in continuation of his campaign for a second term. The Enyimba International Football Stadium, Aba, the commercial nerve of Abia State witnessed…

Lassa fever

Lassa fever claims two lives in Ebonyi

Ebonyi State government has confirmed the death of two persons in recent Lassa fever outbreak in the state this year. The state’s commissioner for health, Daniel Umezuruike, gave the confirmation in Abakaliki on Saturday. According to him, 10 other cases have been recorded in the state, five of which have…

Corpses discovered near police checkpoint

Two lifeless bodies were on Friday discovered in a forest near a police checkpoint between Enugu and Ebonyi states. The bodies were discovered by stranded passengers who were held up because of a clash between police officers and a lorry driver. A driver of a lorry loaded with yams was…

John Nwodo

Ohaneze endorses Atiku, urges Igbos to vote for him

The Igbo socio-political group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, on Thursday endorsed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Atiku Abubakar. Mr Abubakar, a former vice president, has as his running mate, Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State. The President General of Ohaneze, John Nwodo, announced the endorsement in…

PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and hos vice, Peter Obi during their campaign in Owerri. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Atiku]

Atiku campaigns in Owerri, promises to revamp businesses in Southeast

Nigeria’s former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, assured the people of South-east region of policies that will lead to success in their businesses and a robust economy for the region and the country when elected. Mr Abubakar spoke in Owerri…

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Man goes berserk in Ebonyi, kills wife, children, four others

Pandemonium broke out Monday evening in Onyikwa Nkaleke, Ozibo community, in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi State after a 35-year-old man, Simon Ugbala, went berserk, killing his wife, two children, and four others. He also injured four others who are currently at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Ebonyi govt probes sack of 63 university staff

A committee set up by the Ebonyi State Government to investigate the sack of over 63 staff of the state university commenced sitting on Monday with a pledge to be fair to all parties. The management of Ebonyi State University had last month sacked 63 lecturers and staff of the…

The damaged billboard in Abakaliki

Governor, federal lawmaker bicker over destruction of Atiku’s campaign billboard

The Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has accused members of a group supporting the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the state of destroying a billboard they installed to draw attention to the group. Some hoodlums on Friday attacked the campaign office of the support…

Building gutted with fire used to illustrate the story..

Fire razes building, ‘property worth millions’ in Enugu

A building and property worth over millions of naira were destroyed when a fire believed to have been caused by candlelight razed down a building housing tenants and shops. The incident occurred in the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State. It was gathered that the fire, which started around 8:30…

The murdered unknown lady

Ebonyi police nab ‘serial killer’, rescue abducted children

The police in Ebonyi State on Tuesday said it had arrested a couple who allegedly specialise in ''killing women and selling babies.'' The police also announced it has successfully rescued three of the 'stolen' children sold by the couple, identified as Lucky and Onyinyechi Godwin, including their biological son, Emmanuel.…

PDP branded van

Five PDP campaign vehicles set ablaze in Enugu

Five vehicles branded with the pictures of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State were late Sunday evening set ablaze in Enugu. Three Sienna buses were completed razed while two coaster buses were also burning when men of the Enugu fire Service arrived to put out the fire. A witness said…