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

Anambra: APC’s chances of landslide victory certain – Buni

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, said the chances of his party in winning the forthcoming governorship election with a landslide victory has increased. Buni stated this Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating National Campaign Committee of the party head by governor Hope Uzodinma as chairman. Other party Read More

Anambra: APC appoints Uzodinma, Omo-Agege, 22 other govs to lead campaign

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed the Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma as chairman, National Campaign Committee to lead 22 other governors to campaign for the party. Other party leaders in the national campaign team include the Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Speaker Idris Wase, Minister of State for Petroleum Read More

Ebonyi 2023: Indigenes reject zoning, campaign for competence, credibility

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi state, indigenes of the state under the aiges of Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) have rejected zoning agreement, saying competence, capability and credibility should be the standard for anyone to succeed governor Dave Umahi. The group said: “Ebonyi people truly deserve nothing but the best, most credible and competent hand Read More

Two trucks crush 65-year-old man in Ebonyi

August 11, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Two trucks Wednesday afternoon crushed a 65-year-old man to death in Ebonyi state. The deceased simply identified as Papa Elijah was killed at Aforezuna junction on Tran-Saharan highway, Abakaliki. The incident happened when two truck drivers competing for space on the ever busy highway in the state lost control. While one of the trucks hit the deceased, the other one crushed him Read More

Benue, Ebonyi communities’ land dispute claims mother, 3 kids

August 10, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

No fewer than four persons have been reportedly killed in Okokolo in Apopogolo, Ado local government area of Benue state, following attack by suspected militia men from Ngbo, Ebonyi state. Chairman of Apa local government area, James Oche, who spoke with journalists Tuesday in Makurdi, said a child less than 1 year old, two children of less than five years, Read More

Partial compliance to IPOB sit-at-home in Ebonyi

August 10, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state recorded partial compliance to the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). There was vehicular movement, though not heavy, on the Enugu-Abakaliki expressway. Also, the popular international market was open to business activities partially. Some parts of the market, banks, and filling stations were however closed down. The order did not deprive students who were writing Read More

33-year-old man arrested for killing stepson in Ebonyi

August 4, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A 33 –year- old man, Martin Odanwu from Amaofia Ngbo, in Ohaukwu local government of Ebonyi state has been arrested for allegedly killing his 11-year- old stepson, Edeh Destiny. Odanwu was said to have beaten the boy to death after he saw him and his other children outside their home at odd hours. The incident occurred at Ohaukwu local government Read More

Anyim, Egwu, others accuse Umahi of fueling restiveness in Ebonyi

August 1, 2021 Amara EgwuAgha 0

Key stakeholders, weekend, took a swipe at Governor David Umahi over what they alleged as the state governor’s attempt to link elders of the state especially those of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the failing security situation in Ebonyi. In a communiqué by 38 stakeholders including lawmakers both at the state and federal level, the stakeholders noted that rather Read More

Umahi hands over 6 schools to Catholic mission

July 29, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Ebonyi state government Thursday handed over six schools to Catholic Church in the state. The government and the Church signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the hand over during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Permanent Site of King David Gifted Academy in Abakaliki, the state capital. The schools include; King David Gifted Academy, Vocational College, Government Technical College, Agba,  Government Read More

Health minister, UNICEF, others call for synergy to end FGM

July 28, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

The Federal Ministry of Health, Tuesday called for dialogue among actors in order to end Female genital mutilation (FGM). The minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who was represented by the head of gender, Adolesence/School of health and elderly division (GASHE) in ministry of Health, noted the need to come up with particular strategy to do away with FGM in Read More

Unemployment: APC governors to roll-out programmes against poverty, inequality

July 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have assured to roll-out programmes that would strengthen the capacities of APC governments at all levels to create jobs, stimulate economic activity, reduce inequality and poverty in country. The governors on the aiges of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) also acknowledged and commended the Ebonyi state governor David Nweze Read More

Ebonyi commissioner installs 18 solar street lights in Afikpo North

July 20, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Following rising insecurity in states across the country and protracted power supply issues affecting Afikpo North local government area, the Ebonyi state Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali, has installed 18 solar street lights in different communities in his constituency. Speaking with our reporter on Tuesday, Ezeali said his intention is to make sure that communities Read More

APC is one, let’s work together, Umahi tells members

July 19, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Monday called for a cordial relationship among members of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. There has been complaints by some members of the party who called themselves old APC members that they are not been carried along by the state government. But Umahi during the party stakeholders meeting held at the Ecumenical Read More

Onyema Ugochukwu, Jeremiah Abalaka: Where are they now?

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Many years after these three individuals made headlines in their various vocations, nothing has been heard about them again. ELEOJO IDACHABA asks where they could be at the moment. Onyema Ugochukwu Chief Onyema Ugochukwu is an economist, journalist, politician and the chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) at its creation in 2000 by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Ugochukwu had Read More

Gale of defections: Thin hope for PDP as fortunes plummet

…Defectors intimidated by govt instrument – Secondus …No, APC more transparent – Gombe gov ‘…Party’s 2023 chances slimmer’ …We aren’t losing sleep – PDP …Nemesis catching up with them – Ojo ‘…It’s gradually losing grip as main opposition party’  Ahead 2023 general elections, governors, lawmakers and other critical stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been leaving the party Read More

Survivors of rape, sexual exploitation, others, commit suicide-Report

July 9, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

European Union, United Nations, EU-UN spotlight initiative programme said that most survivors of harmful practices being done on girls and women ends up committing suicide. Chairperson Child protection Network Cross River state James Ibor, disclosed this on Wednesday during a 3-day capacity building on child protection case management and community dialogue for Ezza South local government area end VAC/VAWG community Read More

Climate change: Ebonyi to plant over 5m trees

July 9, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Ebonyi state government Thursday said it would plant over five million trees across the state to confront the adverse effects of climate change. The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Dave Umahi on Environment, Prince Sunday Ugwuocha, disclosed this to journalists in Abakaliki, during the flag of this year’s  free tree planting. Ugwuocha noted that the state free tree planting policy has Read More