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

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Ezza people demand apology over comments on Effium communal crisis

April 26, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The people of Ezza in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state under the platform of Ezza Unity Forum (EUF) has condemned and rejected what they described as provocative statement and ethnic profiling of their people by governor Dave Umahi. The Ezza Unity Forum was reacting to a statement allegedly credited to the Ebonyi state governor where he described Ezza Read More

Effium killings: Ebonyi group demands re-arrest, prosecution of alleged 31 released detainees

April 12, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has expressed sadness over the recent attack of a community harbouring some victims of the massacre in Effium community, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state. In a statement released to newsmen Tuesday in Abuja by the AESID President, Ambassador Paschal Oluchukwu, urged Governor Dave Umahi-led government to bring the Read More

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Gunmen kill another Ebubeagu operative in Ebonyi

Gunmen Thursday night killed another operative of the Ebubeagu Southeast Security outfit in Ebonyi state. The deceased identified as Iboko Christian was said to have been killed by unknown gunmen who trailed him to his house in Nduogbuovu community in Izzi local government area of the state. Late Iboko is said to be a graduate but joined the outfit for his Read More

2023: We ‘ll take over more states in South-east – APC

March 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the general elections in 2023, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it will take over the remaining states being controlled by the opposition political parties in the South-east region. For now, two states of Imo and Ebonyi are currently under the APC while APGA governing Anambra, PDP is in charge of Enugu and Abia states. But speaking Read More

In Ebonyi, Umahi loses bid to stop court judgement on sack

March 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

A Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, on Monday, struck out the motion filed by sacked Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi, seeking for a stay of execution of the March 8 judgment. Justice Inyang Ekwo struck out the motion after Chukwuma Ma-Chukwu Ume, SAN, counsel for Umahi and his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, prayed the court for the withdrawal of the motion, and the Read More

After Ebonyi, we’re out to capture our mandate in Zamfara, Cross River – PDP

March 11, 2022 Patrick Ahanor, Benin City 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed optimism that a governor on its platform would be sworn-in in Ebonyi state following a Federal High Court judgement in Abuja which sacked Governor David Umahi of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Umahi’s sack followed PDP’s suit challenging his defection from the party having been elected on its platform. Though the governor has Read More

I was never banished from my community – Council Boss

March 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

Onyebuchi Ogbadu is the chairman of Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. In this interview with Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, he not only speaks on the choice of beneficiaries of yam seedlings given by federal government, he also spoke debunked the rumour of being ostracised from his community. About 90 persons benefited in the distribution of yam seedlings by the National Read More

Ebonyi: Despite impeachment moves, I remain loyal PDP member, deputy speaker breaks silence

The Deputy Speaker of Ebonyi state House of Assembly, Odefa Obasi Odefa, Saturday, reaffirmed his loyalty to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Odefa who is representing Onicha East constituency in the state for the fourth time said he remained loyal to PDP as the platform he has served his people 16 years. Briefing journalists in Abakaliki, Odefa said, “You may Read More

Ebonyi state under the grip of sit-at-home order

January 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ebonyi, one of the states in South-east zone has its raw deal of the sit-at-home order in January as almost every activities came to a halt. AMARACHI EGWUAGHA reports. The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) was meant to be a means indigenes of South-east zone adopted to get the attention of the federal government especially as Read More

Umahi lifts ban on political aspirations in Ebonyi

January 26, 2022 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi, Wednesday, lifted ban on political aspiration and consultation for 2023 general elections in the state. This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Uchenna Orji in Abakaliki during a press briefing on the outcome of the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting. He noted that the governor expressed determination to consult widely Read More

Umahi to decongest Ebonyi correctional centres

January 25, 2022 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Ebonyi state government, Tuesday, expressed concern on the over flow of persons in the Nigeria Correctional Service centres in the state. Consequently the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Cletus Ofoke, has been mandated to liaise with the state Controller of Corrections to get the full list of inmates awaiting trial with a view to decongesting the Read More

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Sit-at-home: Schools, banks, businesses shot in Ebonyi

January 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has taken a toll on Ebonyi as business activities including schools, banks and commerce have been shot down in the state. The order was given afresh following the ongoing trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the federal government on Tuesday. The state, which appeares to be one of the South-east Read More

Ebonyi council inaugurates education board to revamp sector

January 15, 2022 Paul Okah, Abuja 0

Following the declaration of a state of emergency on education by the Ebonyi state government, the Afikpo North Local Government Area (LGA) Chairman, Barrister Oby Oko-Enyim, on Friday, inaugurated the council’s education board.  The inauguration which took place in the LGA secretariat was the first of its kind, aimed at revamping the sector and salvaging the fortunes of children enrolled Read More

Why Umahi should take over from Buhari in 2023 – Ezeali

January 14, 2022 Editorial III 0

Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali is the Ebonyi state Commissioner for Business Development and CEO of P. Noble Hotels and Suites Limited. In this interview with PAUL OKAH, he speaks on the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, why the governor, David Umahi, deserves to be president in 2023, and other issues.  How do feel about your recent appointment as Ebonyi State Read More

2023: Ogba joins governorship contest in Ebonyi

The senator representing Ebonyi central senatorial zone, Obinna Ogba, Saturday declared his intentions to run for the governorship position of Ebonyi state come 2023. Ogba who is a second term representative of his zone at the red Chambers said his government would librate Ebonyi people from abject poorverty. He made his intentions known while briefing Journalists in his country home Read More

Eneanya ecstatic as Ogba declares for governorship contest in Ebonyi

January 1, 2022 Editor 0

A youth leader Mr. Emeka Eneanya has hailed Senator Obinna Ogba after declaring to contest for governorship position in Ebonyi state. On Saturday January 1, 2022, serving Senator Ogba declared his intention to contest under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. The senator representing Ebonyi Central senatorial district declared his intention while hosting party faithful. Mr. Eneanya reacting Read More

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Ebonyi: Lawmaker empowers 5,000 widows, others with stomach infrastructure

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal lawmaker representing Ikwo/Ezza South constituency, Chinedu Ogah, has empowered over 5,000 widows and other members of his constituency. The celebration, which is a yearly rituals and 26th edition of it with different kinds of empowerments was tagged “Stomach Infrastructure,” concentrating on feeding and clothing of widows and other members of his constituency. Celebrating with the people in his Read More

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

Nigeria leads anti-graft coding contest with over 1, 700 applications – UNODC

November 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigerian youths have topped contemporaries from Egypt, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa, in a month-long hackathon, launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The hackathon, launched in a bid to help countries foster youth innovation and employ new technologies in the fight against corruption, has received more than 1, 700 entries from Nigerian youths. In a 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