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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…

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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…

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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…

MASSOB protesters

MASSOB declares stand on forthcoming general elections

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has said its members will take part in next month's general election. The group, which stated this at the end of its National Executive Council meeting in Enugu on Friday, urged its members to participate in the polls.…

Ex-PHCN Manager dies during sex romp with nursing mother in Ebonyi hotel

A former manager of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), Ebonyi State district, has reportedly died in a hotel in Abakaliki while having sex with his lover, a nursing mother. The nursing mother, who resides at Nwojiji Street opposite St. Patrick Catholic Church, Abakaliki, operates a hair dressing…

17 people die of ‘diarrhoea’ in Anambra

Seventeen persons have been confirmed dead in some communities in Anambra State following the outbreak of a disease suspected to be diarrhoea. The affected areas are in the Anambra West Local Government Area of the state, PREMIUM TIMES gathered. They include Igbedor, Nzam, Umuenwenum Anam and Ode. Nine of the…

Enugu APC campaign office attacked, buses burnt

Enugu APC campaign office attacked, buses burnt

The campaign office of George Tagbo Ogara, one of the candidates laying claim to the Enugu State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket, was Saturday night attacked by unknown persons. The attackers, it was gathered, set two campaign buses branded 'Buhari/Osibanjo campaign' ablaze. An eyewitness report says the resultant fire…

Abakaliki rice mill gutted by fire

Abakaliki rice mill gutted by fire

A fire outbreak last night, at the Abakaliki Rice Mill Company premises, located at Onuebonyi, Ebonyi State, has destroyed machinery and rice products. The fire, which also affected one shop, was however put out by the Ebonyi State fire service before it could cause further havoc. Though the exact cause…

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Corpse of woman found in Ebonyi hotel room

The police in Ebonyi State said they have discovered the body of a yet to be identified middle-aged woman in a hotel room in Abakaliki, the state capital. The spokesperson of the police in the state, Loveth Odah, stated this on Sunday. She said the body has deep cuts on…

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

Anambra FRSC Sector Commander dies in road accident

The Anambra State sector commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC),Sunday Ajayi, has died in an auto crash, a spokesperson of the corps has said. The command’s spokesman, Ufiem Egim, confirmed the report but said the command was yet to come up with a formal report detailing the cause of…

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APGA reacts to court’s cancellation of Anambra South senatorial primaries

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has reacted to the nullification of its primary election for Anambra South Senatorial District by an Abuja high court. The party, in a statement on Thursday, described the ruling as bizarre and questionable. It also vowed to appeal the judgement at superior courts where…

Niger Bridge

Second Niger Bridge to be completed 2022 — Nigerian Govt

The Nigerian government on Wednesday secured the vital pledge for support from host communities bordering the N220bn Second Niger Bridge, to guarantee the successful completion of construction on or before the scheduled February 2022 deadline. The bridge is a new construction of an 11.9 kilometres long, double three-lane highway designed…

Nigerian university sacks 63 lecturers

The management of Ebonyi State University (EBSU) on Thursday said it has sacked 63 lecturers for various offences including sexual harassment. Other offences levelled against the lecturers include alleged certificate forgery and extortion. The public relations officer of the university, Patrick Itumo, confirmed the sack to PREMIUM TIMES. He noted…

Anambra assembly [Photo: Channels TV]

Controversy trails reported arrest of factional Anambra speaker

The drama in the Anambra State House of Assembly continued Tuesday morning as the factional Speaker of the House, Ikem Uzoezie, was allegedly detained by the State Security Service (SSS). PREMIUM TIMES learnt that Mr Uzoezie was seen leaving the Assembly complex around 11 a.m. in his car in the…

IPOB

Police release 33 traders arrested over IPOB protest

The 33 traders suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) arrested on November 33 at the Motor Spare Parts Market in Nnewi, Anambra State, have regained their freedom unconditionally. Chairman of the Fairly Used and New Motorcycle Dealers Association (FUNMDA), Chukwueloka Ubajekwe, broke the news to…