2023: Why Nigeria needs Umahi – Commissioner

November 12, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Ebonyi state Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali, has said that the state governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, will bring his experience to bear in the development of different parts of the country if elected president, “following his record of infrastructural development, uniting dissenting voices in Ebonyi state”. In Read More

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Ebonyi varsity begins production of dialyzer, oxygen plants

November 4, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

King David Medical Science University (KDMSU) Uburu, a newly established institution by Ebonyi state government, has commenced production of dialyzer and oxygen plants for treatment of patients suffering from kidney and liver ailments. Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Jesse Uneke, disclosed this while briefing journalists at the university premises. Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state had few months ago Read More

Ebonyi govt gives reasons for demolishing church building

November 2, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Commissioner for Capital City Development, Ebonyi state, Onyekachi Nwebonyi Tuesday gave reasons why the Ministry demolished a church, Evangelical Church of West Africa,(ECWA) in Abakaliki the state capital. Nwebonyi explained that demolition of the church became necessary after the pastor in charge of the church refused  to adhere to the capital city master plan. Nwebonyi who disclosed this while briefing Read More

Ebonyi: Ex-lawmaker insists PDP followed party guidelines in conduct of congress

October 18, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

A former lawmaker, Linus Abba Okorie Sunday insisted that People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Ebonyi state chapter adhered to the guidelines and constitutions of the party in the just concluded congress. Hon Okorie a two time representative of Ohanivo in the House of Representatives was reacting to allegations made by Barrister Silas Onu, the immediate past caretaker publicity secretary and chairmanship Read More

PDP, APC get new chairmen in Ebonyi

October 17, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Congresses of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state on Saturday have produced new leadership for both party. While All Progressive Congress returned the caretaker Committee chairman, Mr Stanley Okoro Emegha, People’s Democratic Party got a new chairman, Mr Tochukwu Okorie. Emegha at the Congress polled 1,080 votes against his opponent Akanu Okoro that Read More

You are looking for ways to seal Ogba’s hotel, PDP tells Umahi

October 15, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi state chapter Friday alleged that governor David Umahi has been looking for ways to seal Senator Obinna Ogba’s hotel. The party has been temporary using the hotel premises, Salt Lake Hotels as it’s office in Ebonyi state since Elder Fred Udeogu’s caretaker Committee assumed duty. But Governor Umahi during the All Progressive Congress (APC) stakeholders Read More

APC congress: Group calls for level playing ground in Ebonyi

October 15, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A group under the aegis of Ohaziri Mba Renaissance Movement (OMRM) Thursday appealed to the national leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Mai Mala Buni to provide a level playing ground for party members to participate in the forth coming state congress of the party scheduled for Saturday. National coordinator of the group, Emmanuel Nwokedi, and the secretary, Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More

ALGON to partner NAWOJ in fight against GBV, social vices

October 6, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Chairman Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Ebonyi state chapter and Chairman Ohaozara Local government area has promised to partner the National Association Women of Journalists, (NAWOJ) Ebonyi state to end Gender Based Violence (GBV) in her council area. The chairman, Mrs. Nkechiyere Iyioku, disclosed this during a courtesy visit on her by members of NAWOJ in the state. Read More

Police burst kidnap syndicate, recover arms, vehicles in Imo

September 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the  Imo State Police Command has bursted a kidnap and armed robbery syndicate in the state, recovering arms and vehicles from the gang. In a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters Owerri, Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Hussaini said the breakthrough followed the kidnapping of one Okechukwu Mbata, 42 years of age, in 2019 and Kelechi Read More

APC chieftain chides Wike for attacking Umahi over Buhari’s 2023 comment

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state Chief James Aroh Nweke, has blasted Governor Nyesome Wike of River state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Elder Fred Udeogu over their reactions on Umahi’s statement on the type of President Nigeria needs in 2023. The Rivers state governor had verbally attacked  Umahi, asking Read More

I can never fall apart with Ayim, Egwu replies APC

September 20, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

The former governor of Ebonyi state and Senator representing Ebonyi North senatorial zone, Sam Egwu weekend told the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he and the former Secretary to the Federal government, Sen. Ayim Pius Ayim can never fall apart. Egwu disclosed this during state executive council meeting of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, at Salt lake Hotel Abakaliki. He said, Read More

Ebonyi group asks Umahi to tender apology over 2023 comments

September 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has described as unfortunate and disappointing comment credited to the state governor David Nweze Umahi wherein he prayed and expressed a wish for God to give Nigeria another President like Muhammadu Buhari as his successor in 2023. The group demanded that the governor should apologise to Nigerians. In a statement Read More

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More

Again, Augustine Ezeali Charity Foundation offers scholarship to undergraduates in Ebonyi

September 3, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In furtherance of the objectives for its establishment last year, the Augustine Ali Ezeali Charity Foundation (AAECF), founded by the Ebonyi State Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali, in memory of his late father, has offered scholarship to three indigent students from Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The beneficiaries include Nnali Christian Nnamdi Read More

Insecurity: POS agents as engendered species

September 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The introduction of cashless policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has led to a boom in Point Of Sale (POS) businesses, especially in remote areas, however, these POS agents are becoming easy targets for miscreants, who rob and sometimes kill them. PAUL OKAH reports. Standing in queues in banking halls or at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) is something Read More

Based on Supreme Court judgement, nothing like APC today – Udeogu

August 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

In this interview with AMARACHUKWU EGWUAGHA in Abakaliki, the caretaker chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Ebonyi state chapter, Chief Fred Udeogu, explains that there is nothing like APC in Nigeria today. Do we actually have APC in Nigeria now based on the legal perspective? There is nothing like APC legally in Nigeria today, based on judgment and the position Read More

Ebonyi PDP warns Catholic diocese against Umahi’s medical varsity gift, congratulates Bishop Nworie

August 20, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

People’s Democratic Party (PDP)  Ebonyi state chapter, Thursday warned the  Conference of Catholic Bishop of the gift of the newly built Medical University, Uburu . Governor David Umahi same Thursday handed the institution and its document as a gift to the church during  the episcopal ordination and installation of Rt. Rev. Peter Chukwu as the new Catholic Bishop of Abakaliki Diocese. Read More

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Ebonyi millers reject moves to impose leaders, insist on election

August 19, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Mill owners in Abakaliki rice milling industry have kicked against imposition of leadership on them. The business owner lamented how the general-manager of Ebonyi Rice World, Mathew Uguru, allegedly of hijacked the leadership structure of Ebonyi Rice Mill, Abakaliki, which stirred crisis in the market. Not minding that Ebonyi state government, had in June this year dissolved the caretaker committee Read More