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Nigerian Catholic priest murdered

Armed persons on Monday night shot dead a Catholic priest, Jude Egbuom. The crime happened in the priest's Nkwerre hometown in Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state. It was also learnt that the gunmen after shooting the priest also stole his car. The hoodlums also killed another young man…

Bukola Saraki, Senate President

2019: Nigeria drifting into anarchy — Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday lamented the growing division in Nigeria, warning that the country risks drifting into anarchy if nothing is done quickly to curtail the division. He said Nigeria has never been so divided as it is now and lamented that the nation is at the verge…

BUA Cement Executive Director, Kabiru Rabiu (second left) and Governor David Umahi (second from right) during the visit...Photo: BUA Group

BUA Group to establish cement factory in Ebonyi

BUA Group on Wednesday said it was commencing core drilling in Ebonyi preparatory to establishing a cement plant in the state. The Group Executive Director of the company, Kabiru Rabiu, announced this in Abakaliki, the state capital, when he led the management team of the firm on a visit to…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

2019: What Igbos will consider before backing presidential candidate – Gov Umahi

The South-east Governors Forum Chairman, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi, has said the region, in 2019, will only back a presidential candidate who has experience and a track record of governance. Mr Umahi spoke when a former governor of Sokoto State, and Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Attahiru Bafarawa, took…

IPOB women demand Kanu’s release. [Photo credit: NAN]

Biafra: IPOB calls for sit-at-home

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, says it has declared September 14 as "a day of general strike, mourning and resistance across Biafra land.’’ IPOB, a group demanding a separate country of Biafra but labelled a terrorist organisation by the Nigerian government, warned that any person or persons seen outside…

John Nwodo

Igbo must produce Nigeria’s president in 2023 – Ohanaeze Youth

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide on Tuesday warned that denying the Igbo people their turn to produce the president of Nigeria in 2023 will spell doom for the country. This warning was part of resolutions reached by the group at its meeting in Abakaliki where it deliberated on several…

Kerosene explosion kills siblings, injures two others

Two siblings have died while two others sustained severe burns as a result of two kerosene explosions in Umuebe village, Ezzamgbo community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The incident occurred on Monday, but police have just confirmed it. PREMIUM TIMES reliably gathered that the victims purchased the…

Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army to stage ‘Operation Python Dance’ again in Southeast

The Nigerian Army has announced it will start another round of its "Operation Python Dance II( Exercise Egwueke II) in the Southeast. The previous rounds of the exercise stirred controversy, but the army on Saturday announced it would soon stage a third edition of the exercise in the region. The…

Governor Umahi inspecting the parade mounted by various platoons of the 2018 NYSC batch B stream 1 during the closing ceremony of their orientation course.

Ebonyi Governor approves N400 million for NYSC

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Monday announced the approval of N400 million to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ebonyi State for the renovation of the scheme's orientation camp in Afikpko North Local Government Area. This is separate from the N5,000 travel allowance he directed to be…

Senator Akpabio with President Buhari in London

NASS Siege: Secondus wants UK to expel Buhari

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, has condemned the Tuesday siege on the National Assembly by officials of the State Security Service (SSS). He also asked the United Kingdom to expel President Muhammadu Buhari from the country, alleging that the Nigerian leader planned the siege…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Umahi replies Oshiomhole, says APC ‘rejected by Nigerians’

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has criticised the All Progressive Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, for demanding apology from him for his alleged refusal to grant the APC permission to use the Abakaliki stadium for its rally. Mr Oshiomhole had on Saturday called on Mr Umahi to tender…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

Politicians giving security challenges ethnic colouration to discredit Buhari — Oshiomhole

The national chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, on Saturday alleged that politicians in the country are trying to give the security challenges in the country an ethnic colouration in other to score cheap political points. He therefore urged Nigerians not to allow themselves to be deceived…

Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere. [Photo credit: official Facebook page of Eze Madumere]

ANALYSIS : What next for ‘sacked’ Imo Deputy Governor Madumere

On Monday, in Imo State, the controversial removal of the state deputy governor, Eze Madumere, was finally actualised on the floor of the state House of Assembly. The deputy governor was sacked by 19 out of the 27 members of the legislature in what is seen as part of the…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Ebonyi govt, APC on war path over rally venue

The Ebonyi State Government and the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state are on a collision course over the party's plan to use the Abakaliki Township Stadium for its rally on Saturday. The APC had earlier announced that it will hold a mega rally at the stadium on Saturday,…

Ike Ekweremadu

Ekweremadu: Presidency has gone mad with power — Ohaneze

Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has condemned the detention of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, by the EFCC. Mr Ekweremadu was on Tuesday detained by EFCC on allegations of corruption. In a statement by it's publicity secretary, Uche Achi-Okpaga, Ohaneze said the presidency has "gone mad with power and turned…

Man goes berserk, kills own father, sister

A community in Ebonyi State was on Sunday thrown into pandemonium following the murder of one Nwode Nwignoaka and his seven years old daughter by his 25 years old son, Julius Nwode. The incident happened at Ifelemenu community, Ekpaomaka in Ikwo Local Government Area of the state. According to an…

John Nwodo

Ohaneze, NBA, PDP react to defection, siege on lawmakers

Reactions have continued to trail the reported siege on Senate President Bukola Saraki' sresidence and that of his deputy, Ike Ekeremadu by security operatives and the subsequent defection of some lawmakers from the All Progressive Congress. The security officers, who were seen in vehicles, blocked the access routes to the…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Ebonyi governor denies planning to join APC

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has dispelled rumours that he has defected to Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Umahi made the announcement at the Government House, Abakaliki, while speaking to journalists on Tuesday. He made the declaration barely 24 hours after Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State…

Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere. [Photo credit: official Facebook page of Eze Madumere]

I have not been properly served impeachment notice – Imo Deputy Governor Madumere

The Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, says the impeachment notice by the State House of Assembly has not been properly served on him as stipulated by law. The embattled deputy governor stated this Wednesday night in a statement signed by his Special Assistant, Uche Onwuchekwa. According to Mr Onwuchekwa,…

Atiku Abubakar

Buhari’s government most corrupt since 1999 – Atiku

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has described the present federal government of President Muhamadu Buhari as the most corrupt since the return of democracy to Nigeria in 1999. Mr Abubakar spoke in Abakaliki on Tuesday while addressing supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the state secretariat of…

Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere

Imo Deputy Governor reacts to impeachment notice

The Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, has denied any wrongdoing to warrant the impeachment notice served on him by the State House of Assembly on Tuesday.‎ In a statement signed his Special Assistant, Uche Onwuchekwa, Mr Madumere described the allegations levelled against him as embarrassing and an old ploy…

Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere. [Photo credit: official Facebook page of Eze Madumere]

Impeachment: Imo Assembly sets up committee to probe allegations against deputy governor

The Imo State House of Assembly has set up a six-member committee to probe allegations contained in a petition for the impeachment of the deputy governor of the state, Eze Madumere. The lawmakers on Tuesday launched impeachment proceedings against Mr Madumere. He is accused of gross misconduct and dereliction of…

Eze Madumere (Photo Credit: The Nation Newspaper)

Imo Assembly commences impeachment proceedings against Deputy Governor

The Imo State House of Assembly on Tuesday commenced impeachment proceedings against the state deputy governor, Eze Madumere. The House accused the deputy governor of gross misconduct. Mr Madumere had fallen out with Governor Rochas Okorocha over succession to the governorship seat next year when Mr Okorocha ends his second…

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Man killed in Ebonyi on first visit to woman he met on phone

Police on Sunday said they have discovered the body of a man in a ditch near the military cantonment at Nkwoagu community in Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The deceased, whose name could not be immediately ascertained, hailed from Ishieke community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area. Sources said…

South-East Governors [Photo: twitter.com]

Okorocha absent as South-east governors meet, oppose ranching

Governors of the South-eastern states on Sunday night in Enugu, announced that no state in the region will donate any land for the federal government's proposed establishment of cattle ranches in the zone. The governors of Enugu (Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi), Ebonyi (David Umahi) were in attendance, while Abia and Anambra were…