Elections: Ebonyi indigenes condemn attack on APGA guber candidate, demand CP’s removal

February 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural In the Diaspora (AEISCID) said it condemned strongly the reported assassination attempt on the life of the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state, Prof. Benard Ifeanyi Odoh, describing the attack as ‘cowardly.’ Prof. Odoh’s convoy was attacked while returning from a campaign rally at Ezzaegu community, Ishielu Local Read More

Ebonyi: Apologise to Ezza clan or get sued, group tells APC gov candidate

January 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural in the Diaspora (AEISCID) has given a 48-hour ultimatum for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, apologise and withdraw his alleged threats against the people of Ezza clan in the state. The Ebonyi indigenes siad it viewed, heard and read with utmost discontentment the utterances credited to Read More

Ebonyi: Ezza forum faults Orogwu over support for APC guber candidate 

January 29, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Some members of the Great Elite of Ezekuna (GEE), a socio-cultural group in Ebonyi state, has disowned one of its leaders for openly campaigning for the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Francis Ogbonna Erishi Nwifuru to succeed governor Dave Umahi in the state. The group said any support for Hon. Nwifuru to become the next Read More

No cause for alarm over delisting of PDP candidate’s names from INEC’s portal – Group 

January 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural In the Diaspora (AEISCID) has blamed dirty politics for the delisting of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate’s names from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) portal. The group which had earlier declared support for the Ebonyi state PDP’s governorship candidate, Chief Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, however, asked voters and party supporters to be calm over Read More

Ebonyi governorship poll: Shun zoning, tribalism, vote Odii, group declares support for PDP

January 14, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of March 11th, 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi state, a popular diaspora group, the Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural In the Diaspora (AEISCID) has declared total support for the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii. The group also called on people of the staate home and abroad to shun zoning arrangement, tribalism and Read More

Gunmen attack police checkpoint in Ebonyi, kill officer

December 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

A police officer was, Monday, killed when gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in Abakiliki, Ebonyi state, Nigeria’s south-east. The incident happened at about 8 p.m. Sources said the gunmen stormed the checkpoint on a motorcycle and opened fire on the police operatives. A resident of the area, Chika Mba, said two persons were killed during the shoot-out. “Two people died Read More

Ebonyi indigenes warn against attack on Bishop Nworie over 2023 comments

November 29, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural In the Diaspora (AEISCID) has commended the Catholic Bishop of Abakaliki diocese, Most Rev. Prof. Peter Chukwu Nworie for his courage demonstrated in counseling the body of Christ in general and the Catholic community in particular on the choices before them in the 2023 general elections. The Ebonyi indigenes, however warned against unnecessary attack Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand probe, redeployment of CP Garba over insecurity 

November 10, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural In the Diaspora (AEISCID) has asked the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba Ahmed, to immediately redeploy his Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi state, Garba Aliyu, and also constitute a committee to probe him over various allegations levelled against his office. The Ebonyi indigenes also gave the Inspector General 48 hours ultimatum to disband Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand unconditional release of Hon. Linus Okorie, faults Police

October 20, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural In Diaspora (AEISCID) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently call to order the governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, over the arrest of a two-term former member of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Linus Okorie, in the state. The group also called on the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, Read More

USAID, stakeholders lament acute shortage of teachers in Ebonyi schools

October 5, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

The USAID State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness, Wednesday, lamented the acute shortage of teachers in primary schools in Ebonyi state. The organisation alongside stakeholders in Ebonyi cried out on the decay in the primary school system. This was stated during a policy brief meeting on improving the quality of primary education in the state. It was organised in collaboration with Read More

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