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Anambra Assembly Crisis: ’25 lawmakers attend sitting’ presided by new speaker

The factional speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Ikem Uzoezie, Thursday presided over the sitting of the House with 25 members said to be in attendance. Rita Maduagwu was removed as speaker on Tuesday by 20 of the 30 members of the house who also elected Mr Uzoezie…

Anambra Assembly Crisis: Police teargas lawmakers, journalists, workers

The police on Thursday used tear gas to disperse lawmakers, staff and supporters of various factions of the Anambra State House of Assembly as the crisis in the assembly entered day 3. The House became factionalised on Tuesday with the controversial removal of the speaker, Rita Maduagwu, by about 20…

Removal of Anambra Speaker irreversible – Factional Speaker

The factional speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Ikemba Uzoezie, on Wednesday described the removal of the speaker of the house, Rita Maduagwu, as irrevocable and irreversible. Mrs Maduagwu was controversially removed on Tuesday by 20 out of the 30-member assembly. But, backed by some state officials, she…

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‘Impeached’ Anambra speaker holds sitting with 11 members

The speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Rita Maduagwu, who was purportedly impeached on Tuesday has regained access to the assembly premises. Mr Maduagwu, backed by some officials of the state government, held a sitting at the assembly chambers with 11 of the 30 members of the house…

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Anambra House of Assembly Speaker sacked

The Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Rita Maduagwu, has been removed from office. Ms Maduagwu was removed by 22 out of 30 members of the state assembly on Tuesday. Her removal followed a motion moved by a member of the House, Ikemba Uzoezie, and seconded by Onyebuchi Offor.…

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Man dies during sex romp with lover in hotel

A man, Obi Nwoda, died in an Awka, Anambra State hotel while having sex with his female lover, residents and the police have said. The incident, PREMIUM TIMES learnt, happened at the Desires and Leisure Hotel in Agu Awka where the man had lodged on Saturday. It was gathered that…

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2019: INEC omits name of Imo APC governorship candidate from provisional list

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday failed to publish any name as that of the governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State. The commission displayed the provisional list of governorship candidates for the 2019 general election. INEC’s refusal to publish any governorship candidate for…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Governor suspends aide for extortion

Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has suspended indefinitely his special assistant on transportation, Peter Oba, for constituting an illegal task force and extorting members of the public. Mr Oba was further directed to refund all he collected from his victims and return the vehicle number plates confiscated by the illegal…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Southeast governors disagree with police over Ekweremadu ‘assassination attempt’

Southeast governors have called for a thorough investigation of the attack on the Abuja residence of the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, and the tracking down and prosecution of all involved. Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi stated this on Wednesday in Abakaliki, the state capital. He said the governors do…

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Six killed in road accident in Ebonyi

Six persons were killed while nine others sustained injuries in a ghastly motor accident in Ebonyi State. Of the six dead victims, four were males while two are females. It was learnt that the two buses coming from opposite ends of the road had a head on collusion on the…

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Mixed reactions as Nigerian govt launches TraderMoni in Ebonyi

The Trader Money, an initiative of the federal government to empower petty traders under the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme (GEEP) in collaboration with the Bank of Industry, was on Monday launched in Ebonyi State. The programme powered by the Generating Demand Management Group (GDM) has the target of empowering petty…

A former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi [Photo: Concise News]

2019: Peter Obi meets Ebonyi governor, speaks on Igbo leaders criticism

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, on Monday said Igbo leaders and governors of the zone never disagreed with his nomination but disagreed with the process. Mr Obi who visited Governor David Umahi in the Government House Abakalikii said he was in the state…

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2019: Ebonyi APC aspirant dumps party, picks SDP governorship ticket

A House of Representatives aspirant under the All Progressive Congress (APC) Ndubuisi Chibueze-Agbo, has left the party and picked the governorship ticket of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Mr Chibueze-Ago, a former commissioner of education under the Martin Elechi administration, announced his exit from his former party at a rally…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

2019: Ebonyi governor Umahi pledges loyalty to Atiku/Obi campaign

The Ebonyi State Government has debunked insinuations on social media alleging that the state governor, David Umahi, has rejected his recent appointment as the South-east coordinator of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign. A state official also said Mr Umahi has pledged loyalty to Mr Abubakar’s presidential campaign. Mr Abubakar is…

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Five killed in Ebonyi/Benue land dispute

Five persons from Mgbo in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State have been reported killed during a dispute on Tuesday between the community and Agila community of Benue State. Residents of the area claimed the people of Agila invaded their two villages in Mgbo. The two border communities have…

Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi

2019: Why I criticised Peter Obi’s nomination as Atiku’s running mate – Gov. Umahi

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Tuesday said while he is not against the choice of former Governor Peter Obi as the running mate to the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, he disliked the process leading to his (Obi) selection. Mr Umahi stated this in an interview…

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Peter Obi: South East governors, leaders meeting deadlocked

A meeting of leaders of the South-east in Enugu has ended in deadlock, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The meeting was hastily convened on Saturday following the announcement of ex-governor Peter Obi of Anambra State as the running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday…

SPECIAL REPORT: Amidst inadequate funding, Buhari’s road construction projects across Nigeria continue (1)

As the sun slowly baked his skin, Saliu Babamale navigated his way slowly through Akerebiata road, a few kilometres away from Shao garage, on his way to the Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa-Birni Gwari expressway. Mr Babamale, 42, is a commercial driver plying the Ilorin-Jebba commercial route. The time was 12.40 a.m. and he…

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NUJ official dies during robbery attack in Ebonyi

Suspected armed robbers have killed the vice chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ebonyi State chapter, Samuel Nweke. He died along the Nkalagu axis of the Enugu-Abakaliki expressway while returning from Abeokuta, Ogun State, after attending the NUJ national delegate conference held on Friday. It was gathered that the…

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Ebonyi APC Clash: Death toll now three – Police

The death toll from the violent clash at Onueke, Ezza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State during the All Progressives Congress, National Assembly primaries has increased to three. Police spokesman in the state, Loveth Odah, confirmed this on Friday. She said two more dead bodies were discovered by the…

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Ekweremadu, Orji, Egwu others emerge PDP senatorial candidates

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, as well as former governors Theodore Orji and Sam Egwu of Abia and Ebonyi states res yesterday emerged as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party senatorial candidates.   Mr Ekweremadu defeated four other aspirants to emerge as the Enugu west senatorial district candidate,…

Imo PDP Governorship candidate, Emeka Ihedioha

Ihedioha emerges Imo PDP governorship candidate

A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in Imo. Mr Ihedioha polled 1,723 votes to defeat the senator representing Imo East senatorial zone, Samuel Anyanwu, who came second with 1,282 votes. Chairman of the primaries committee,…

Senator Sonni Ogbuoji

2019: Ogbuoji emerges APC governorship candidate in Ebonyi

A senator, Sonni Ogbuoji, has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State. He defeated eight other aspirants to pick the party's governorship ticket for next year's general election. The election took place at Pinnacle Hotel in Abakaliki, the state capital. The senator is currently…

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Controversy in Ebonyi as PDP withdraws clearance of aspirants

There is confusion in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State following the withdrawal of clearance certificates from some senatorial and House of Representatives aspirants. The aspirants were two weeks earlier disqualified by the state screening committee. They then headed to Abuja to lodge complaints with the National Working…

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Flood kills two in Enugu

Flood, caused by a heavy downpour, have killed two farm labourers in Enugu State. Two others were rescued alive. The incident, PREMIUM TIMES learnt, happened in Imeama Ezema Olo in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the labourers aged between 20 and 21 years were…