UNICEF, NOA warns FGM community champions against partisan politics

September 15, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Wednesday warned its champions on ending Female Genital Mutilations (FGM) in Ebonyi communities against playing politics with their works. Director of National Orientation Agency, NOA, Ebonyi state, Dr Emmanuel Abah gave this warning during the training held for the champions from the five communities of Ishielu, and Ivo local government areas of the state. The Read More

2023: Look beyond party lines, APC stalwart tells Buhari

September 9, 2020 Editor 0

An All Progressive Congress (APC) Stalwart in Ebonyi state, Chief Chaka Nweze, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to look beyond party affiliations in choosing his successor when he completes his second term in office, in 2023. Nweze, the pioneer Secretary of the APC in the state, said the President should shun sentiments and other forms of distractions and search for Read More

In Ebonyi, NGO partners Journalists to end FGM

September 5, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Center for Social Value and Early Childhood Development (CESVED) weekend sought partnership of journalists in Ebonyi state to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The group during a two-day training workshop organised for journalists at Saltlake hotels, Abakaliki, the state capital enjoined the media to use its influence to reach out to the stakeholders to end FGM. Read More

Anambra: Emulate Umahi’s developmental strides, indigenes in Ebonyi tell next governor

September 4, 2020 Editor 0

Anambra indigenes residing in Ebonyi are requesting that the next governor of the state in 2021, emulate David Umahi of Ebonyi state in order to replicate his infrastructural strides. Ebonyi state Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development Hon. Charles Akpuenika made the disclosure in an interview in Abakaliki. He said the indigenes are yearning for the sort of infrastructural ‘wonder’ Read More

LG polls: Umahi hails ‘peaceful’ conduct in Ebonyi

August 29, 2020 Editor 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, Engr. David Umahi, Saturday, hailed the peaceful conduct of Local Government Area (LGA) elections across the 13 council areas of the state. Monitoring the elections across the 13 LGAs and 171 political wards in the State, it was observed that the  polls was violent free. The governor while addressing journalists shortly after casting his vote at Read More

Umahi charges stakeholders to take over security in their communities

August 26, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has called on stakeholders to take over the security of their communities. Umahi disclosed this in an enlarged security meeting with Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association leadership in Ebonyi state. The governor who briefed journalists through his deputy, Barrister Kelechi Igwe after the meeting issued an order to arrest any under aged cattle rearers Read More

Umahi to build 6 flyovers, awards road projects

August 25, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Monday said the state will commence the   construction of a flyover at the junction of the ongoing international airport at Ezza south local government area. He also said he would award the construction of 5 more flyovers in the state. The governor disclosed this during the celebration of 2020 Uburu New yam festival at Read More

Umahi empowers traders, SMEs, others with N119m in Ebonyi

August 24, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state government has approved the sum of One hundred and nineteen million naira (119,000,000) to empower small and medium enterprise owners, the industrial clusters and traders in the International market, Abakaliki. The empowerment is aimed toward helping them grow their business. Commissioner for Human Capital development and Monitoring Mrs. Ann Aligwe disclosed this to journalists on the humanitarian activities Read More

EBSU VC debunks resignation rumour, set to reduce workers salary

August 18, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Vice Chancellor of Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Professor Chigozie Ogbu, Tuesday denied the rumour of his resignation. News of prof. Ogbu resignation circulated all over the state and social media, but he however, said there was no such attempt. Addressing journalists in his office at EBSU, the VC revealed the intention of the institution to reduce salaries of her Read More

In Ebonyi, Judiciary workers embark on indefinite strike

August 13, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state Judiciary Workers Thursday, embarked on indefinite strike in order to drive home their demand for improved welfare packages. The strike according to a notice signed by zonal vice President South-east comrade Mark Ifezue and the secretary Nwachukwu Christian was to compel the state government to implement the Consolidated Judiciary Salary Structure a demand which they have been making Read More

Breaking: Another man sentenced to death in Kano

August 12, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

NGF ON B/HARAM, BANDITRY … Says Mailafia’s allegation on gov’s B’Haram membership weighty …DSS grills, releases ex-CBN boss over comments …I didn’t corroborate my claim – Mailafia …Banditry in North-west reducing – El-Rufai, Bello …Gunmen kill one, kidnap 2 in Katsina, police kill one in Delta By Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos, Hamidu Sabo, Katsina, Musa Umar Bologi, Abuja and Amaechi Okwara, Asaba  The Read More

Ebonyi indigenes criticise gov Umahi over 2023 succession comments

August 12, 2020 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has condemned in totality statement credited to the Ebonyi state governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi in which he reportedly vowed to sponsor crisis in opposition parties to make room for a fight while he sips champagne in the comfort of his bedroom.  The governor was said to have reportedly made the Read More

Participants in Ebonyi commissioner’s essay competition receive prizes

August 9, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Ebonyi state Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali (Chief P. Noble), has showered encomiums on the state governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, for giving him the opportunity to grow his political teeth with his appointment into office last year. In an exclusive interview with Blueprint Sunday, P. Noble revealed that, as part of activities lined up Read More

Ebonyi commissioner promises interventions

August 7, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Ebonyi state commissioner for project monitoring and evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali, has expressed gratitude to Governor David Nweze Umahi, over his appointment on August 7, 2019. Ezeali said he had disbursed N50, 000 to 10 Ebonyians (N5, 000 each) for the one year anniversary of his appointment and encouraged them to continue to showcase the works of the Read More

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I-invest opens equities market

August 7, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

New and experienced retail investors can now own a piece of the companies listed on The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) using the i-invest app on their smart phones from the comfort of their offices or homes. The secure investment app, which revolutionised fixed-income trading, now empowers investors in the equities market to execute trades during trading hours; it gives them Read More

Fake beggar nabbed, exposed in Ebonyi

August 6, 2020 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A fake blind woman identified as Nwakaego Nwaorie has been reportedly arrested by the Ebonyi state government. According to reports, the woman, who hails from Imo state, always beg for alms at Union Bank Junction in Abakaliki. It was gathered that Nwakaego usually applied rob ointment on her eyes, while one of her little children leads her by the hand. Details Read More

We’ll complete Ebonyi airport, other projects by 2022 – Umahi

August 6, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi of state, Wednesday assured that he will complete the ongoing international airport at Onueke, Ezza South local government area by 2022. Also to be completed are the College of Medicine Uburu; dualisation of the Abakaliki-Afikpo; Abakaliki-Enugu road as well as the stadium. The governor in a press statement signed by his special adviser on media, Read More

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Media group tasks politicians, office holders on exemplary leadership

August 5, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Media Initiative for National Advancement (MINA), has tasked politicians and public office holders and those seeking to occupy similar positions must learn to emulate and surpass the exemplary leadership of others in providing service to the people.                                    The Coordinator MINA, Mr Ene Okon, made the call in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, while unveiling plans Read More

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NYO seeks National Centre for Youth Devt

July 31, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A youth group, Nigeria Youths Organisation (NYO), Friday, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to institutionalise his administration’s quest for youth development by setting up a youth-centred Commission to be called National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD) to “exclusively carter for the interests of the youth.” The group noted that the Commission, if established, would serve as a platform for the Read More

Umahi sympathises with police, families of Ebonyi bullion van attack

July 30, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor David Umahi Thursday sympathised with the Nigerian Police and families of servicemen who lost their lives while in the service of the country. Armed robbers Wednesday afternoon killed four policemen escorting a bullion van loaded with money at Ezzangbo, Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state.The robbers first  aimed their  shot at the policemen in their  van.  Umahi consoled Read More

Residents proffer solution to cultism, perennial blackout in Afikpo

July 28, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Residents of Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state have suggested ways of ending cultism and the total blackout that has engulfed the town in the last ten years. In an essay competition held Tuesday on the Facebook page of a journalist, Prince Paul Okah, which was sponsored by a London based philanthropist, Mr Felix Clinton Ebuka, to mark Read More

Umahi suspends state, LG auditors-general

July 14, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Monday suspended indefinitely the State Auditor General, Innocent Nweda with immediate effect. The governor also suspended the Auditor General for Local Government, George Ukpai. Secretary to the State Government, Kenneth Ugbala announced this Monday in a statement issued in Abakaliki, the state capital. It stated that their suspension was as a result of their Read More