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Undergraduate allegedly killed by lightning

A 100-level student of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbarian campus, Anambra State, Vincent Mbanefo, was on Monday allegedly struck to death by lightning. According to an eyewitness who asked not to be named, the lightening followed a heavy rain on Monday in the area. The source said the incident…

Street Renaming: Ebonyi Assembly gives Anambra govt seven-day ultimatum

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly has given Anambra State government seven days ultimatum to restore the status of Abakaliki street it earlier renamed. It said, failure to do this will make the House mandate Ebonyi State to "rename all structures named after Anambra people and towns with immediate effect".…

Gov. Obiano

Why we renamed Abakaliki Street in Awka — Official

The Chairman of Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State, Leo Nwuba has said contrary to the recent uproar over the renaming of Abakaliki Street in Awka, the state capital, the state had long designated another street to be named Abakaliki Street within the city. "The new Abakaliki Street runs…

Cattle

Ebonyi accuses Nigerian govt of falsehood; says won’t provide land for cattle ranching

The Ebonyi State Government on Thursday said the claim by the federal government that it had agreed to provide land for cattle ranching was false. The federal government had on Tuesday listed Ebonyi among the ten states that had agreed to provide land for ranching. It said the aim of…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Police discover bomb in Ebonyi PDP secretariat – Governor

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Wednesday said the state police command discovered an 'explosive device' suspected to be a bomb at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Secretariat along Abakaliki Enugu Expressway. The discovery of the device, he said, resulted in an emergency security meeting summoned by him at…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Ebonyi governor, Umahi, suspends commissioner

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has suspended his Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Francis Orji. The State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Emmanuel Onwe, announced the development at Government House, Abakaliki, after a meeting of the State Executive Council on Thursday. He said Mr Orji was sanctioned over acts capable…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Principal escapes lynching for allegedlly having gay sex with student

Modestus Eze, school principal of Wisdom Secondary School Okija, in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, narrowly escaped death on Tuesday when youth of the community attacked him. The youth moved to attack the principal after hearing he allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old male student of the school.…

Nigerian Police

Enugu monarch murdered

The crisis in Ogbozinne community, Akpugo in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, has claimed the life of its traditional ruler, Steven Nwatu. A source traced the problem in the community to the setting up of a town union leadership, a move allegedly resisted by the late ruler.…

Nigeria Police

Collapsed building kills one in Enugu

The police in Enugu on Tuesday confirmed that person was killed when a building under construction collapsed. Confirming the death, spokesman of the command, Ebere Amaraizu said the incident occurred at Ibeku Opi in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu state. It was gathered that the one-storey building under construction…

Some members of the six man robbery and kidnapping syndicate that kidnapped, robbed and attempted to murder a businessman in Ebonyi State, Mr Monday Udoka Oke

Why we tried to kill Abakaliki hotelier — Kidnap suspect

Some robbery and kidnapping suspects have said they attempted to kill an hotelier in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Monday Oke, because he identified one of them. They spoke with journalists in Abakaliki while being paraded by the police alongside other suspects. Chinonso Desmond, described as leader of the group, said he…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Two killed in Ebonyi cult clashes

At least two persons have been killed in deadly clashes between rival cult groups in Ezzamgbo, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. While one person, Anselem Omah, was killed on Tuesday evening, a second victim, whose name was simply given as Paul was gunned down Wednesday night. Also in…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Awka Cult War: 16 killed, 35 suspects arrested – Police

The Police in Anambra have said that 16 persons were killed in a two weeks gun battle between two rival cult groups in Awka, the state capital. Also, 35 suspected cultists have been arrested for allegedly being involved in the clashes. The commissioner of police in the state, Garbage Umar,…

Uwakwe Abugu

Gov Ugwuanyi’s chief press secretary is dead

The Enugu state government has announced the passing on of Uwakwe Abugu, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Ogbuagu Anikwe, said Mr. Abugu passed away on Monday in a hospital in India after a protracted illness. "The State Governor, lfeanyi…

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

How South-east cities responded to IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Sirens blared as police convoys paraded the streets, local security outfits deployed to major markets and surveillance helicopters flew overhead. Streets were deserted. Shops, schools and banks were shut. Residents huddled together discussing the exercise while children and youth converted asphalt roads into make-shift football grounds. These were the sights…

Nigeria Police

Police arrest leader of pro-Biafra group, 20 others

The police in Enugu have arrested the leader and 20 members of the Biafran Zionists Movement. Benjamin Onwuka and his followers were arrested on Wednesday in Enugu metropolis. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that members on Wednesday morning marched towards the Enugu Government House, allegedly to hoist Biafran flags. Led by Mr…

Pastor’s son killed for pulling down statue

Youth in Ifu-Ogo Nguzu community in Afikpo-South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State have allegedly killed an 18-year-old boy, Ezekiel Ikwor, for allegedly pulling down the statue of the community’s late traditional ruler, Ezeogo Onu. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the victim accidentally pulled down the statue while preaching in the…

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PHOTO STORY: Biafra sit-at-home call succeeds in some South-east cities, fails in others

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Biafra: Sit-at-home call grounds Onitsha, Aba; fails in Abakaliki, Enugu, Awka

The sit-at-home order by pro-Biafran groups in the South-east of Nigeria recorded massive compliance in some states and cities. But it was a complete flop in many others. The Indigeneous People Of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) had called the exercise to…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Insecurity: Ebonyi Gov. Umahi vows to sign ‘first death warrant’

Concerned by the rising cases of kidnapping and violent crimes, the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has vowed to sign his 'first death warrant' once the kidnappers of a recently abducted but freed victim were convicted. A business mogul in the state, Monday Okeh, who was kidnapped two weeks ago…

MASSOB protesters

Biafra: Over 100 arrested as security agencies disrupt MASSOB rallies in South-east, Rivers

Hundreds of members of the Igbo separatist group, Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB), celebrating ‘Biafra Day’ were arrested across the states in the South-east as well as Rivers State by security agencies on Tuesday. The rally was called by the Ralph Uwazuruike-led faction of…

Nigeria Police

Biafra: Enugu police arrest 15 MASSOB members

The Police in Enugu say they arrested 15 members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, who were on a peaceful march in the state. A statement by the spokesman of the command, Ebere Amaraizu said they were arrested around Obiagu/Afia Nine axis of…

MASSOB protesters

Police teargas pro-Biafra MASSOB protesters, arrest many

The police in Ebonyi State assisted by other security agencies on Tuesday forcefully disrupted a protest by the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital. The separatists were on a peaceful march round major streets of the city when they were…

Ebonyi State Map

Ebonyi APC faction returns Nwachukwu, 30 other state officers

A faction of the All progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi on Saturday night re-elected 31 out the 33 state officials of the party through affirmation. Only two positions were contested in the election. They include the state party chairman and women leader. The Ebonyi State Congress Committee chairman, Tony Odeh,…

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor

Imo APC headquarters set ablaze

The Imo State secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Owerri, the state capital ,was on Friday evening set on fire by unknown persons. This is coming barely a week after the same office was vandalized during last week's controversial ward congress. The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha,…

Court

Ebonyi Assembly chief whip arraigned over certificate forgery

The Chief Whip of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Chike Ogiji, was on Friday arraigned by the police before a Magistrate Court in the Abakaliki district for alleged certificate forgery. Mr Ogiji, who represents Ikwo South constituency, was arraigned on a four-count charge bordering on swearing of false affidavit…