Breaking: Uncertainty as Police arrest NUJ chairman

July 4, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The chairman of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ebonyi state chapter, comrade Tony Nwizi, has been reportedly arrested by the Police. Nwizi was said to have been arrested at the early hours of  Saturday from his Abakaliki resident, by men of the Nigerian police believed to have been sent by the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed. This was first disclosed Read More

In Ebonyi, Umahi sacks Chief of Staff in major cabinet reshuffle

June 30, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, Monday announced a major cabinet reshuffle. He sacked Chief of staff Dr. Emmanuel Offor Okorie, and appointed him as the chairman of Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation (EBBC) board. The change in position of some of the positions in his cabinet was contained in a radio announcement by the Secretary to the State Government (SGF) in the Read More

Breaking: Ebonyi, Cross River lead in gender-based violence – UNICEF

June 29, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Monday scored Cross River and Ebonyi state highest in Gender-Based Violence cases in Nigeria. UNICEF communication specialist, Enugu field office, Mrs. Ijeoma Onuoha-Ogwe, disclosed this in a two-day media engagement dialogue on ending violence against women and girls organised by National Orientation Agency (NOA), Ebonyi state with support from European Union-United Nations (EU-UN) spotlight initiative in Read More

Ebonyi community hails Umahi on road construction

June 26, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Residents of Ishieke community in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi state Thursday eulogised Governor David Umahi for the ongoing road construction in the area. The road known as Ishieke-Kpirikpiri road is the major link to Ishieke campus of Ebonyi State University (EBSU) Abakaliki, and has been in bad shape for years now. Governor Umahi, who waded in to salvage Read More

Only true democracy ‘ll end insecurity in Nigeria – Ebonyi lawmaker

June 12, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The member representing Ezza South/Ikwo federal constituency of Ebonyi state in the House of Representatives, Hon. Chinedu Ogah, Friday said only true democracy would end Nigeria’s insecurity. Ogah noted that allowing the masses to freely elect their leaders would equally curtail insecurity in the county. The lawmaker made this known, while addressing journalists in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital during this Read More

Breaking: Two Umahi’s appointees, 15 others survive Coronavirus, discharged in Ebonyi

June 8, 2020 Editor 0

Chief Clement Nweke, the Principal Secretary to Ebonyi state governor Dave Umahi and the state Commissioner for Finance Professor Ogbonnaya Chukwu has been successfully treated and discharged after contracting coronavirus, some barely two weeks ago. The duo were discharged on Monday with other 15 persons treated and certified negative of the pandemic at the virology center, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki Read More

No justification for rape – Ebonyi commissioner’s aide

June 7, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Media Aide to Ebonyi state Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali (P. Noble), Hon. Ogbonnia Nwachi, has labelled as “ignorant, insensitivity and high level of wickedness” the assertion of many Nigerians that women were raped because of  “indecent dressing”, saying that there should never be any justification for rape. In a statement he signed and made Read More

Breaking: Top govt officials test positive for Coronavirus as cases hit 75 in Ebonyi

June 4, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Up to five government officials (names witheld) in Ebonyi state have been infected with coronavirus disease names. Sources closer to the state government disclosed this to Blueprint but refused to mention their names for security purposes. They also revealed that some of them were affected alongside their spouses and relations. Meanwhile, a statement released by Ebonyi state Commissioner for Information Read More

Umahi transformed Ebonyi with direct labour policy- Commissioner

June 1, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Ebonyi state Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali, has said that the state governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, has dedicated five years in office to employ hitherto unemployed youths and lift the state out of recession by using the direct labour policy he emulated from China. In a statement he personally signed and made available Read More

I pity Nigerians who doubt Covid-19- Ex-Ebonyi commissioner

May 29, 2020 PAUL OKAH 0

Chief Donatus Ezeogo Aja, popularly known as Zentus, is a business mogul; a former governorship candidate in old Abia state; a former Commissioner for Border Peace and Conflict Resolution and former Commissioner for Environment in Ebonyi state. In this interview with PAUL OKAH, he gives an assessment of the administration of Governor David Nweze Umahi, the recent crisis in his Read More

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Community tackles Egwu over Federal College of Education, Isu

May 26, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

The people of Isu Okoma community in Ebonyi state are reportedly no longer happy with Dr. Sam Egwu, the senator representing Ebonyi north senatorial zone at the upper legislative chamber. Egwu reportedly attracted the anger of the community when he recently raised a petition in the senate on the Federal College of Education situated at Isu Okoma. He wanted the Read More

NECO gets new registrar

May 22, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Godswill Obioma as Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO). A letter dated May 15, 2020 with Reference No: FME/PS/396/C1/1/134 and signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated that the appointment which is for an initial tenure of five years, takes effect from 14th May, 2020, according Read More

Lawmaker condemns non-inclusion of Ebonyi in ambassadorial, judges nominees

May 14, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The lawmaker representing Ezza south/Ikwo federal constituency, Chinedu Ogah,Wednesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to include Ebonyi state in the list of those nominated as career Ambassadors. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday,   nominated 42 ambassadors-designate all of whom are career officers.  The nomination was contained in a letter he addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, requesting the confirmation Read More

Breaking: Reaction as Umahi reinstates suspended appointees, serves fresh warning

May 14, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Ebonyi state Governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi has reinstated suspended government appointees in the state. Umahi had three days ago slammed suspension on his appointees – including Coordinators of Afikpo North Local Government Area (LGA) and Ivo Development Centres (DCs), the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Matters and Rural Development. The governor also slashed the salaries of all political appointees Read More

Breaking: In Ebonyi, Umahi slams suspension on appointees over Covid-19 ‘laxity’

Ebonyi state Governor, Engr. David Umahi, has taken punitive measures against his appointees “for failing to effectively monitor some borders and entrances into the state, against the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic and ban on inter-state travels”. In a statement made available to Blueprint Sunday afternoon, which was signed by the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji, Umahi suspended all Read More

Husband, wife jerk up Covid-19 cases to 7 in Ebonyi

May 8, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state government, Friday, recorded more coronavirus cases – a husband and wife that came into the state from Oji river, Enugu state. The man, 26-year-old and the wife 19-year-old, both indigenes of  Ezza Inyimagu in Ekwulegu community,  Izzi local government area of the state were said to have tested positive of the pandemic which brought the total number of Read More

Breaking: Residents in panic mood as another Covid-19 case berths in Ebonyi

April 29, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Commissioner for Health in Ebonyi state Dr Daniel Umezurike has announced record of another coronavirus case in the state. Umezurike just disclosed this on Wednesday, same day Governor Dave Umahi directed junior civil servants to resume work across the state as from May 4, 2020. Already, many residents in the state have continued to state divergent views concerning the Read More

Revealed!: How first Ebonyi Covid-19 patient made contact with 300 people

April 27, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The first index case of Covid-19 in Ebonyi state, a 31-year-old commercial driver from Ukawu, Onicha Local Government Area (LGA) made contact with 300 people. While addressing Nigerians, Sunday night, April 26, watched by Blueprint Correspondent, the governor of the state, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, said the yet-to-be-named index case came into Ebonyi state from Ore, a town in Odigbo LGA of Ondo state, but was Read More

Breaking: Apprehension as 31-year-old businessman imports Covid-19 in Ebonyi

April 26, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state government, sunday night, said it has recorded  it’s first COVID-19 index case. This was revealed by Governor David Umahi in a live broadcast at the government lodge Abakaliki, the state capital. According to him, the carrier is a 31-year-old businessman from Ukawu, Onicha local government area of Ebonyi state who supplies food item with his hired purchase Sienna Read More

Finally, Umahi bows, begs Journalists in Ebonyi

April 26, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The government of Ebonyi state under the leadership of Governor David Umahi has apologised to Journalists, and has recalled back those he placed on live ban. Umahi had last Wednesday banned the state correspondent of Daily Sun Newspaper, Mr Chijoke Agwu and Mr Peter Okutu of Vanguard Newspaper from nearing any government premises. But in a statement issued by the state Read More

COVID-19: Why Ebonyi is yet to record any case – Commissioner

April 26, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Ebonyi state Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali, popularly known as P. Noble has commended the efforts of the state governor, Engr. David Umahi, in making sure that the Coronavirus pandemic does not spread to the state as Ebonyi is the only state in the South East yet to record a COVID-19 case. From the Read More

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119 suspected cases test negative for Covid-19 in Ebonyi

April 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Ebonyi state government on Friday disclosed its readiness to combat coronavirus, should it come into the state. Even as it noted that it remains free of the virus, especially as a 119 suspected cases of Covid-19 admitted at various times tested negative in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezurike, disclosed this at a joint press briefing Read More