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Market relocation: Umahi vows not to extend date

February 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state Wednesday vowed not to give traders in Abakaliki main market a second chance after the March 1st,2020 which is the final day for their relocation to the newly constructed international market on Tran-Saharan highway. Umahi had on several occassions shifted deadlines for traders’ relocation to the international market for more than two times in Read More

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Ebonyi: Group celebrates Valentine’s Day with less privileged

February 15, 2020 Editor 0

A social and philanthropic group based, the Progressives for Greatness celebrated this year’s St. Valentine ’s Day at the St. Vincent De Paul Old Peoples and Destitute Home, located within Abakiliki, Ebonyi state capital. The group’s President, Mr Okechukwu Mgbada, said during the visit that it was to let people know that the feast called for identifying with the less-privileged Read More

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Airport: Ebonyi group blasts Ezza-Ezekuna stakeholders over plight of farmers

February 7, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) Thursday condemned in strong terms the content of the communique issued by those it described as apologists of the state government from Ezza extraction under the auspices of Ezza-Ezekuna Stakeholders. The group said apologists have been threatening the peasant farmers whose ancestral lands had been forcefully acquired by the Ebonyi state Read More

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Afikpo North can survive without allocation from Abuja – Enyim

January 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

Chief Ogbonnia Oko Enyim is the chairman of Afikpo North local government area in Ebonyi state. In this interview with PAUL OKAH, he talks about the development agenda of Ebonyi state governor, Engr. Dave Umahi, plans for revenue generation in the local government, insecurity among other issues. The governor recently passed a vote of confidence on the 13 LG chairmen; Read More

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Ebonyi commissioner awards PhD scholarship to media aide

January 10, 2020 Editorial III 0

Following his unrelenting efforts in publicising the activities of the Ebonyi state government, the Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Ukie Ezeali (P. Noble) has given a scholarship award to his Chief Media Aide, Hon. Ogbonnia Nwachi, to study in any university of his choice up to PhD level. Making the declaration on New Year at the popular P. Read More

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Ebonyi lawmaker pays WAEC fee of 850 students

January 8, 2020 Editorial III 0

  A member representing Ikwo/Ezza south federal constituency comrade Chinedu Ogahs Tuesday gave out over N12million to students from his constituency to register for Senior Secondary West African   School Certificate Examination (WAEC). Addressing the students, Ogah said he vowed to use his salary and allowance to change the statue of the state as educationally disadvantaged state. He advised the students Read More

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Afikpo North chair sets records with salary bonus

January 7, 2020 Editorial III 0

The chairman of Afikpo North local government area, Chief Ogbonnia Oko Enyim, has set the record of being the first local government chairman in Ebonyi state to pay salary bonus to workers of the council, in the spirit of Christmas and New Year celebrations. In an interview with Blueprint Monday, chairman of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Read More

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How Ebonyi got Federal Collage of Education- Rep member

January 5, 2020 Editorial III 0

The member representing Ikwo/Ezza South Federal Constituency Hon. Chinedu Ogah on Saturday cleared to the controversy surrounding the location of a new Federal collage of education in Ebonyi state, saying he single-handedly attracted it. The federal government recently approved some federal colleges  of education with one to be situated in Ebonyi. Two serving senators of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have Read More

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New Year: Group preaches love, unity in Ebonyi

January 2, 2020 Editor 0

A social group based in Abakaliki, the Progressives for Greatness, has called on Nigerians to sustain the promotion of love, peace and unity as they enter into the new year. The group’s President, Mr Okechukwu Mgbada, made the call in Abakaliki during its occasion to end 2019 and usher 2020 while advising that the country will gain a lot when Read More

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Ebonyi achieved 100 percent education budget in 2019 – UBEC chairman

December 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

Ebonyi state government said it has implemented 100 percent of the budget estimate in 2019 for the educational sector. The state chairman of the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEC), Hyacinth Ikpor disclosed this in his office while speaking with Blueprint in Abakaliki. Mr Ikpo who  said  the state before  inception of the current  administration  could not access United Nations Educational Read More

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Shake-up as Ebonyi gov moves Commissioners

December 24, 2019 Editor 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday approved a minor cabinet reshuffle which affected two commissioners. A statement by his Media Assistant, Mr Francis Nwaze, in Abakaliki, stated that Commissioner for Human Capital Development, Dr Stephen Odoh, has been posted to the governor’s office. “Mr Uchenna Orji, Commissioner for Information and Orientation is to take over the Human Capital Read More

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Violation: How much Police generated from motorcycles in Ebonyi

December 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Ebonyi state Police command Tuesday said it has generated the sum of N600,000 from motorcycle riders who violated the ban of the use of motorcycle in the  state from 7 pm. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah said over 167 motorcycles have been impounded for violating the ban. Ebonyi state government had before now banned the Read More

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Ebonyi: Reps member urges FG to intervene in Ikwo communal clashes

December 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

 The member representing EzzaSouth/ Ikwo Federal Constituency of Ebonyi state Comrade Chinedu Ogah   has called on the federal government to urgently wade into the incessant communal crises that has bedeviled  Ikwo local government area of the state . Ogah who is the House committee Chairman on Reformatory Centers, made the call on Tuesday while presenting a motion before the floor Read More

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Ebonyi commissioner, others win NUJ state awards

December 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

Ebonyi state Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali (P.Noble), has been honoured with the award of Excellence in Human Empowerment by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ebonyi state council. The award ceremony, which held Thursday in Abakaliki, was part of the grand finale of NUJ Ebonyi state council 2019 press week, with theme “towards developmental Read More

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Ebonyi Govt denies inaugurating Bakassi Boys

November 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

Ebonyi state government Monday debunked  allegations that it formed a vigilante group called ‘Bakassi Boys’  that it will use to fight the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IBOP).  A group,  The Biafra Restoration Voice (TBRV) had alleged that Governor David Umahi  commissioned the said security group. But debunking the allegations, the state commissioner for Internal Security and Boarder Peace, Mr Read More

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Constituents applaud as Igariwey intervenes in Afikpo electricity woes

November 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

It was tears of joy and jubilation for the people of Afikpo North/South constituency of Ebonyi state when their two-term representative in the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Iduma Igariwey, revealed his latest effort in solving the electricity problems bedevilling the constituency. In a facebook post on Friday, alongside some pictures, the lawmaker said that he met with the Managing Read More

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Ogah assures constituency of quality representation

November 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

Member representing Ezza South/Ikwo federal constituency Comrade Chinedu Ogah of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has vow to ensure that Ebonyi indigenes are appointed into sensitive positions in the security agencies. Ogah revealed this on Friday in Abakaliki while speaking on his victory at the Appeal Court Enugu. “Ebonyi people have no Commissioner of Police, Director of DSS. It is Read More

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Ebonyi Cargo Airport: Land owners sue Govt to court

October 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Owners of farm lands at Umuezeoka, Umuoghara, and Okaleru communities in Ezza north local government of Ebonyi state, the proposed site of the state’s International cargo airport took the state government to court for taking over their land. They particularly mentioned the Attorney General of the state and the state House of Assembly as their respondents in a suit filed Read More

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Umahi vows to end sexual molestations in school for the blind

October 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Ebonyi state government Wednesday promised to provide a conducive environment for students of the state’s Special School for the blind Opefia in Izzi local government area of the state. The Special Assistant to Governor Dave Umahi on Women Affairs, Mrs. Chinyere Udoku gave the assurance when she visited the school. Before now, reports had it that female students of the Read More

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Umahi cautions journalists on freedom of speech

October 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

Ebonyi state Governor David Umahi has cautioned journalists in the state against the abuse of freedom of speech. Umahi who made the call on Thursday during a meeting with traders in the state at the Government house Abakaliki denied a publication that quoted him to have said “block my convoy and get killed”. “SA media you have to warn our Read More

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Ebonyi airport: Govt seeks natives’ collaboration

September 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Ebonyi state government Tuesday called on natives of Aguogboriga,Umuoghara community of Ezza North local government area of the state to support the siting of International Airport in the community. This is even as the government restated its readiness to adequately compensate those who may be displaced from the community as a result of the project. The land earmark for Read More

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Ebonyi: NYCN tackles police over ‘invasion’ of Umahi’s residence

September 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has condemned the ‘invasion’ of the Abuja residence of the Ebonyi state Governor, Dave Umahi by men of the Nigerian Police Force. The youths said the act was a calculated plan to plant incriminating weapons. Addressing journalists in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital, national vice chairman South-east of the NYCN Elder Sam Igwe urged Read More