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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…

UPPER NEW MARKET ROAD

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…

Deserted corridors of the National Hospital

‎Sorrow, anguish as Nigerians suffer from health workers’ strike

Patients in federal health institutions are currently passing through untold pain even as their relatives have been grumbling for the past 22 days as a result of the ongoing strike by health workers, an investigation by PREMIUM TIMES has shown. Three weeks ago, JOHESU, an association of health workers except…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

83-year-old hacked to death by son

An 83-year-old man, Nathaniel Chukwuemerie, has been hacked to death, allegedly by his son, in Enugu State over a disagreement. The incident happened in Ojinato in Oji River Local Government Area of the state last Friday. A source in the community said the deceased, who hails from Ogidi in Idenmili…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

APC Congress: Oyegun’s actions ‘civilian coup’ against party – Governorship Candidate

A former member of the Senate has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, of taking actions capable of returning the party to the ''undemocratic dark days of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)." The governorship candidate of the party in the Ebonyi 2015 election, Julius…

APC Secretariat

APC factions in Ebonyi hold parallel Congresses

The crisis rocking the All Progressive Congress in Ebonyi State may continue as two factions of the party held parallel ward congresses in the state on Saturday. Two parallel factions had emerged after the maiden congress of the party in 2014 with one faction led by Ben Nwaobasi as the…

Nigeria Police

Policeman injured in Ebonyi motorcyclists clash dies after surgery

One of the police officers, who was injured in the clash between motorcyclists and police last week in Abakakaliki, Ebonyi State, has died from the injuries he sustained. Motorcyclists in the city had staged a protest following the killing of their colleague by a trigger-happy policeman at water works road.…

John Nwodo

Police confirm explosion at Nwodo’s residence

The police in Enugu State have confirmed the Sunday attack on the country home of Ohaneze National President, John Nwodo at Ukehe. The spokesman of the police in the state, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES. He noted that there were no lives lost to the explosion which…

Motorcyclist

Police ‘dismiss’ officer who killed motorcyclist over N50 bribe

The Police have arrested and dismissed the officer who shot dead a motorcyclist in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital on Wednesday, a spokesperson said. Police spokesperson, Loveth Odah, said the suspect had been summarily dismissed from the force and would be charged to court on Friday with murder. Ofim Ejike…

Motorcyclist

Bribe-seeking policeman kills motorcyclist in Ebonyi

An unidentified police officer on Wednesday night shot and killed a commercial motorcyclist along water works road in Ebony State for allegedly refusing to give him N50 bribe. The yet to be identified okada rider, was accosted by police officers of the anti-kidnapping squad of Ebonyi State Police Command at…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Police ‘intercept buses of armed men bound for Taraba’

Two buses carrying some persons with several arms and ammunitions have been intercepted by the police in Ebonyi State. The interception of the two Toyota buses, PREMIUM TIMES gathered, occurred near Onu-Ebonyi bridge along Abakaliki-Ogoja federal highway, Izzi local government area of the state. Also found with them were military…

Herdsmen

Herdsman arrested with AK47 rifle in Enugu

The Enugu state command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested a herder armed with an AK47 rifle at Ugbawka in Nkanu East Local government area of the state. The arrest followed a distress call by members of the community to the command. A statement by the spokesman of the…