2023 Senate: The unease in Ebonyi over Umahi’s replacement

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

There are a lot of intrigues in Ebonyi state over who replaces the governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, in 2023 as prepares to run for Ebonyi South Senate seat. For Ebonyi state residents, stakeholders and politicians, the stakes have never been higher as the battle for who succeeds the state governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, gathers momentum ahead of 2023. Read More

Ebonyi governor, Umahi opens up on disrupting Peter Obi supporters’ rally

September 17, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Ebonyi state governor David Umahi, has denied his involvement in the disruption of the march by the supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, Saturday. A statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Strategy, Chooks Okoh, reads; “The attention of the Executive Governor of Ebonyi state has been drawn to some online publications and rumours making Read More

Court nullifies Ebonyi LG election over unlawful procedure

A Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki Thursday nullified the local government elections held on July 30, 2022 in Ebonyi state. The court sitting presided over by Justice Fatun Riman in a suit No:FHC/AI/CS/151/2022 nullified the election for its unlawful processes. The plaintiff included Otu Collins Eleri, Nelson Eze, Akaa Ikechukwu, Micheal Ali and Isu Amaechi. The trio had dragged Read More

Women groups condemn intimidation of Agomeze

August 22, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

About 300 women organisations under the auspices of the Feminist Womanifesto Group has condemn in strong terms what it called “the unjust expulsion, intimidation, oppression, threat to life, and victimisation of Mrs. Ann Agomeze, the senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for Ebonyi South zone. A statement signed by co-convener, Womenifesto, Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, demanded a reverse of Read More

ASUU: Ebonyi indigenes berate Umahi for saying ‘education not for everybody’

August 16, 2022 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-cultural in Diaspora (AEISCID) has accused governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state of killing education at all levels in the state, even as the group condemned a statement credited to the governor that “higher education is not for everybody.” Making comments on the ongoing ASUU strike, the governor was reportedly said: “University education is not Read More

Low turnout mars Ebonyi LG poll

Ebonyi state local government elections Saturday witnessed a low turnout in most polling units. As of 10:00 am when Blueprint reporter visited Oroke Onuoha ommunity primary school polling unit, Oroke Onuha playground unit, and stadium polling unit 003, both in Ebonyi local government area, it was observed that election materials had arrived and accreditation and voting commenced simultaneously. The State Independent Electoral Read More

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In Ebonyi, Obinna Ogba, others lose out as INEC lists governorship candidates

The speaker of Ebonyi state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, has emerged as the authentic governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ahead of 2023 general elections. Similarly, Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, not Obinna Ogba turned out to be the recognised guber candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) for the same general election in the state. Read More

Again, Umahi downplays court judgement as FHC throws out Ebonyi governor from senatorial contest

A Special Assistant to governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, Mr. Chooks Oko, Friday said the judgment of the Federal High court, Abakaliki was misleading. The Federal High Court sitting in the State recognised Princess Ann Agom-Eze, as the Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ebonyi South zone.  Umahi on losing APC Presidential ticket took over the Read More

Ebonyi: Again, indigenes reject Umahi’s zoning agenda, insist on competence, warn elders

July 18, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

As preparations for the 2023 general elections intensify, an Ebonyi diaspora group, Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-cultural in Diaspora (AEISCID) has admonished Ebonyi founding fathers never to allow themselves to be used as willing political tools by the Governor of the State, Engr. David Umahi. Umahi had while addressing a gathering of founding fathers of the state and other elders Read More

Breaking: PDP suspends deputy chair, 3 others in Ebonyi

Ebonyi state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Tuesday suspended its deputy chairman, Barr. Ifeanyi Nworie, alongside the party Treasurer, Obinna Iteshi, and two other persons for one month. Chairman of the party, Mr. Tochukwu Okorie, disclosed this during a press briefing at the party secretariat, located along Enugu expressway Abakaliki. Addressing journalists, Okorie said the affected persons were suspended Read More

No voter’s card, no empowerment, Ebonyi lawmaker threatens, scheme out constituents

Hon. Chinedu Ogah representing Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency of Ebonyi state has told his constituents that the only way to get empowerment from the government is by obtaining their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC). Oga disclosed this during breakfast and empowerment of Okada riders in his constituency as part of the activities marking his 46th birthday celebration. The celebration started on Read More

Afikpo North Chair, residents rejoice over nomination of daughter as Nwifuru’s deputy

June 25, 2022 Paul Okah, Abuja 0

Residents of Afikpo North Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi State are jubilant over the nomination of a two-term Vice Chairman of the LGA, Mrs Patricia Obila, as running mate to the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Hon Francis Ogbonnaya Nwifuru. In an exclusive chat with this reporter, the Chairman of Afikpo North LGA, Hon. Obiageri Oko Enyim, said Read More

Ebonyi PCC: How we saved family house from unlawful demolition – Official

June 25, 2022 Paul Okah, Abuja 0

The Federal Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission (PCC), Ebonyi State, Hon. Chukwu Donald Ogbonna, has said that the Commission has been saving Nigerians from becoming victims of administrative rascality. In an interview with Blueprint on Saturday, Hon. Ogbonna revealed that the latest intervention by the Commission was in the matter of a resident, Mr. Godwin Onwe, and the Nigeria Erosion and Read More

UNICEF, Ebonyi govt inaugurate oxygen desk committee

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Wednesday, inaugurated oxygen desk committee members in Ebonyi state. The committee was inaugurated to provide support for the development of a state oxygen plan that outlines the Ebonyi state plans for the sustainable scale-up of oxygen in the state. The inauguration of the committee was done in collaboration with the Ebonyi state Ministry of Read More

Man docked for N36m fraud in Ebonyi

June 22, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wednesday, arraigned one Chima Nnachi Emperor before Justice V.N Nwancho of the Ebonyi State High Court for allegedly collecting the sum of N36, 105,000 from one Chinyere Isaac Ibiam to process a Bureau De Change License but converted it to his personal use. The charge against him reads, Read More

2023: You can’t tell us presidential candidate to vote, Ebonyi indigenes blast Umahi

June 14, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural in Diaspora (AEISCID), a socio-cultural organisation with interest in politics and governance of the state, has described as “utmost disappointment, the disgusting and unfortunate diatribes of Ebonyi state Governor, Engr. David Umahi against the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo” after his lost at the All Progressives Congress presidential primary election. Umahi had reportedly said Ebonyi Read More

Gov’shp ticket: AEISCID warns NWC against contempt of court, manipulation in Ebonyi PDP

June 11, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A non-profit, socio-cultural organization interested in supporting and ensuring good and credible governance in Ebonyi state on the aiges of Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural in Diaspora (AEISCID), has warned the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against contempt of Court and manipulation by some ‘desperate politicians.’ The group urged the leadership of the PDP to be firm, Read More

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Gunmen kidnap Ebonyi government house cameraman, demand N50m ransom

June 9, 2022 Editor 0

Ebonyi Government House Cameraman, Mr Uchenna Nwube, has been abducted by suspected kidnappers on Okigwe-Aba-Enugu Expressway. Nwube, who was allowed access to his phone by the kidnappers, told journalists that he was kidnapped on Wednesday at about 7 p.m. “I was kidnapped today, June 8 while returning to Abakaliki from Aba and I had some people in my car. “Right Read More

Ebonyi: Big blow for Obinna Ogba as court declares rescheduled PDP governorship primary illegal

June 8, 2022 Editor 0

The Federal High Court in Ebonyi has nullified the rescheduled People Democratic Party’s (PDP), primaries in Ebonyi and declared Dr Ifeanyi-Chukwuma Odii as authentic gubernatorial candidate of the party for the 2023 polls. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the party rescheduled and conducted a fresh primaries on June 4 and 5 after its Initial primaries in Ebonyi Read More

PDP cancels May 28, 29 primary elections in Ebonyi

June 3, 2022 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday canceled the primary elections held on May 28 and 29, 2022 by the Silas Onu faction of the party in Ebonyi state. The national body had given an order stopping the election from holding in the state on May 29th, but Onu and his group went on to Read More

2023: Ebonyi indigenes mock Umahi over boast to defeat Atiku

May 30, 2022 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has express sadness and displeasure, even as they described as laughable the boasting by their state governor Dave Umahi to defeat the presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, if given ticket. Umahi, while reacting to Atiku’s victory during a visit of the NUJ and NWAOJ Presidents Read More

When will the Ebonyi communal war end?

May 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

In this piece, PAUL OKAH reports that wars have torn apart communities in Ebonyi state, including Abaomege and Ishinkwo, communities under Onicha local government area of the state, which have been involved in a communal war since 2020, over disputed ownership of a piece of land that has claimed lives and property of residents. Since the creation of Ebonyi state Read More

Ebonyi: Halts Umahi’s fresh loan request, AESID urges EFCC

May 18, 2022 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has expressed worries over the rising debt profile of Ebonyi state, urging the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop the fresh loan request by the state government. The group also faulted the plan by the state government to spend about N600 million on the forthcoming 7th year anniversary of Read More

Ebonyi is poverty capital of Southern Nigeria under Umahi – Indigenes

May 7, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has taken swipes at the impressive remarks accorded the Engr. David Umahi-led government in Ebonyi state by President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to the state, saying “she state still remains the poverty capital of the entire Southern Nigeria.” The Ebonyi indigenes said the claim was true according to the Read More