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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…

INVESTIGATION: Nigeria’s health centres still dysfunctional a year after govt began reconstruction

Primary health care system in Nigeria is dogged by multiple challenges despite billions of naira spent over the decades on health facilities by government at different levels. Less than 20 percent of the 30,000 public PHCs in the country is fully functional, a recent survey by a nongovernmental body, CISLAC,…

Nigeria Police

Manhunt for man suspected of killing son in Enugu

The police in Enugu State have launched a manhunt for a man, Onyenwe Ajah, who allegedly killed his son to death and then fled. Mr Onyenwe, according to the police, attacked his 38-year-old son, Ajah Kenneth, to death last week after the duo had a disagreement. The incident happened at…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Umahi rejects Ebonyi SSG’s resignation, announces his sack instead

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday rejected the resignation of Bernard Odoh as the Secretary to the State Government; and instead announced his sack. The governor said this when he received over 20,000 Ezza indigenes in the state who paid him a solidarity visit on Tuesday at the…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

JUST IN: Ebonyi SSG resigns

The Secretary to the Government of Ebonyi State, Benard Odoh, on Monday resigned his position. Mr Odoh was the All Progressives Grand Alliance's senatorial candidate in the 2015 general election which he lost to Obinna Ogba of the Peoples Democratic Party. He was appointed SSG by Governor David Umahi, the…

JAMB candidates protest alleged irregularities

About 95 students who reportedly registered to write the just concluded Joint Administration and Matriculation Board (JAMB) conducted exam in Ebonyi State, Friday protested alleged irregularities during the exam. According to them, the irregularities include not being allowed to write the exams in some of the centres in the state…

Police arrest man for beheading woman in Enugu

The Enugu state police command has arrested a man, Tochukwu Chianugo, for allegedly killing and beheading a woman, Sussana Enejere. The victim hailed from Ugbene Ajima in Uzouwani Local Government Area of Enugu state. She had reportedly gone to farm on Tuesday but did not return home prompting neighbours to…

Secondus

2019: ‘Don’t allow Amaechi deceive you’, Secondus tells South-east

The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, on Friday accused the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, of trying to deceive the South-east zone to support President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid in 2019. Mr Amaechi at a convocation lecture of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka on…

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Woman uses four-year-old baby to pay N100 debt

The Ebonyi state government has commenced investigation into how a mother used her four-year-old daughter to offset a debt of N100. The woman, Veronica Igwe, according to the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Ministry, was been invited for questioning and later handed over to the police. She allegedly…

Court

Judges’ arrest: Court strikes out suit against Buhari, AGF, SSS

A Federal High Court on Wednesday struck out a suit brought before it against President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation over the arrest and detention of some federal judges in 2016. Also joined in the suit, which was filed by an Abakaliki, Ebonyi State based Lawyer, Onu…

Unknown assailants attack social media critic

A social media activist in Ebonyi State, Chika Chika, who is known for criticising politicians in the state, was viciously attacked on Wednesday morning by unknown assailants. Mr. Chika had on Tuesday, prior to the attack, raised alarm on Facebook alleging that some people had been sent to 'warn' him…

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state

Gov. Obiano, deputy sworn in for second term

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has been sworn in for a second term in office. Also sworn in was his deputy, Nkem Okeke. The oath of office was administered to them by the Chief Judge of the state, Peter Umeadi. Shortly after being sworn in, Mr. Obiano in his…

Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏

Okorocha says APC unpopular in South-east, pledges to hold LG polls

After many botched promises, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Tuesday promised that the local government elections will hold in June. He also admitted that his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) is unpopular in the South-east of Nigeria. Mr. Okorocha made the disclosure at the Sam Mbakwe International…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Herdsmen/Farmers crisis can ignite war, Umahi, Miyetti Allah warn

The incessant loss of lives via herdsmen/farmers clashes is capable of igniting war if not carefully addressed, the Ebonyi State Government and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria have warned. Governor David Umahi and the National Chairman of Myetti Allah, Bello Bodejo, gave the warning in Abakaliki during…

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Three killed, others injured as farmers, herdsmen clash again in Ebonyi

At least three persons have been reportedly killed as farmers clashed with herdsmen in Igbeagu Community, Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The incident, according to sources, happened Monday morning in Anyanwuigwe village, in Igbeagu community. Police spokesman, Loveth Odah confirmed the incident. She said two herdsmen attacked a…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Ebonyi crisis: Governor orders arrest of own deputy Chief of Staff

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state on Thursday ordered the arrest of his Deputy Chief of Staff, Fidelis Okpata, and other ''political office holders and stakeholders'' from the warring Ekpomaka and Inyimagu communities pending the amicable resolution of the violent crisis which erupted in the area two days ago. Governor…

Ebonyi State Map

Six feared killed in Ebonyi boundary dispute

The renewed boundary dispute between the people of Enyigba, Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State and their neighbouring Alike community, Ikwo Local Government Area of the state has claimed six lives. Also, properties worth millions were destroyed when armed youths from Enyigba reportedly stormed Alike shooting sporadically at villagers…

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Umahi orders demolition of 100 houses

Governor David Umahi on Wednesday ordered the demolition of 100 houses within the Ebonyi State University. Compensations for those houses had been fully paid by the state government, he said. Mr. Umahi, while addressing the residents of Ophoke Nsulekpa during the demolition, said compensation had been fully paid by the…

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

2019: Imo Deputy Governor dares Okorocha

The Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, on Wednesday rejected the offer of a senatorial seat made to him by Governor Rochas Okorocha. The governor had on Monday declared interest to run for the Imo West Senatorial seat. He also hinted that he would ask his deputy to jettison his…

Four injured as farmers, herdsmen clash in Ebonyi

Farmers clashed with herdsmen in Akaeze, Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state on Tuesday with four persons sustaining injures. While three herdsmen were left with head injuries, one of the farmers received machete cuts on various parts of his body. The farmer is receiving treatment at the Emergency Ward…

Suicide: Man found hanging on a tree

A 40 years old man, Kenneth Ugwuattama, has been found dead hanging on a tree. He is believed to have committed suicide by hanging. His body was discovered hanging on a tree behind his house on Saturday by some family members. The deceased hailed from Iheakpu Obolloafor in Udenu Local…

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Police arrest two men with guns at pro-PDP rally

The Police in Ebonyi on Thursday arrested two men with guns and other dangerous weapons at a rally in front of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, secretariat. It was at a solidarity rally staged by the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Ebonyi State chapter, led by Onyeoma…

Cattle

Taraba govt agrees to review anti-open grazing law – Governors

The Taraba State Government has agreed to review the anti-open grazing law to address the concerns of herders in the state. The governor of the state, Darius Ishaku, and his Ebonyi State counterpart, David Umahi, disclosed this on Tuesday during a visit by a sub-committee of the National Economic Council…

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Police arrest suspect in killing at PDP rally

The Police in Ebonyi State have arrested a suspect over the killing of a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at a ward rally of the party in Nwofe Primary School, Agbaja in Izzi Local Government Area of the state. A spokesman of the police in the state, Loveth…