Ebonyi: Group calls for urgent intervention in renewed Izzi/Ikwo communal hostility

June 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has condemned the renewed communal clashes between the people of Enyibichiri, Izzi in Abakaliki Local Government Area and Echialike, Ikwo, Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state over a lingered land dispute, demanding an end to the hostility. The Ebonyi indigenes also condemned in totality the abduction of some Izzi Read More

Sit-at-home: Casualties recorded, total compliance in Ebonyi

May 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state among other states in south-east zone Monday recorded total compliance of the sit at home order of Biafra. Major streets in the state like water works road, Ogoja road, Afikpo road were business activities are always going on were all deserted. Banks were closed, commercial motor parks were closed, fuel and gas station  and other business activities were all Read More

Breaking: In Ebonyi, Umahi fires Commissioners, others

May 28, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, Friday, dissolved the State Executive Council (SEC). Out of 109 of them, 83 were relived of their duties. Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Kenneth Ugbala, during a joint exco briefing in Abakaliki, said the dissolution was in two phases. He however pointed out that some key officers were not affected by the Read More

APC: Buni’s 12 months in the saddle under scrutiny

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the efforts of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of Yobe state governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, and some of the gains recorded in almost 12 months. Precisely by 25th of June it will be one year the current National Caretaker Committee of ruling party, Read More

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Hoodlums raise down 2 INEC offices in Ebonyi

May 19, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Hoodlums Tuesday night set ablaze two offices belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Ebonyi state. The offices affected were those in Ezza North and Ebonyi Local Government areas. A senior officer working with the commission who spoke on the condition of anonimity said that the hoodlums attacked the buildings  when workers had already gone home after the Read More

Gunmen kill 6 in Ebonyi, Kaduna communities, troops repel terrorists’ incursion, eliminate scores in Borno

Gunmen Monday killed two people and burnt seven houses, a car and motorcycle in Wawan Rafi II Village, Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state, the state government has said.  Announcing this in a statement, the state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan said:  “Security agencies have reported that armed bandits this morning attacked Wawan Rafi II village, in Read More

Ebonyi killings: Senator wants FG shoot at sight order implemented

April 1, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

The Senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone, Dr Michael Ama Nnachi, Thursday urged Security agencies to implement the shoot at sight order of President Buhari in the crisis areas of the state. Blueprint report that 25 persons at Nkalaha, Obegu, Amezu, Umuhuali, Egedegede communities in Ishielu local government area of the state were killed by suspected herders on Monday night. Read More

Only justice ‘ll end insecurity in Nigeria – Archbishop

March 29, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

The Archbishop of Methodist Archdiocese of Enugu, Rev. Christopher Edeh has  called on President Muhammadu Buhari to enthrone justice in the country to end insecurity.  According to him, “once  there is justice there is peace.” He  enjoined Buhari’s government to correct injustices in the country which he said gave rise to insecurity. Edeh disclosed this in Abakaliki  while speaking with journalists during the consecration of Read More

2023: It’s time for Igbo to lead Nigeria – Alex Otti

March 6, 2021 Editor 0

Dr. Alex Otti is an accomplished entrepreneur, philanthropist and economic guru. In this interview, Dr. Otti who was twice the governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia state, speaks on 2023 presidential moves, his political interest, among other issues. Excerpts: What’s your reaction to Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ’s order to banks and other financial institutions Read More

Breaking: Uneasy calm as Umahi’s appointee ‘kills’ 2 in Ebonyi

November 30, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Two persons have been reportedly killed in Oriuzo, Ezza North local government area of Ebonyi state over an alleged political differences. One Shedrak Nwode from Umuezoka, alongside a girl said to be his girlfriend was alledgedly shot dead by the Coordinator of Ezza North East development centre, Ikechukwu Nwafor, an appointee of Ebonyi state governor Dave Umahi. Sources who preferred Read More

Happening now: #EndSARS protesters shutdown Abakaliki, insist on meeting Ebonyi gov

October 15, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

#EndSARS protesters are currently blocking the road leading to old Government House Abakaliki, Ebonyi state Police Headquarters, State High court insisting that Governor Dave Umahi or his deputy Kelechi Igwe should address them. The protesters led by a popular Nollywood actress, Angela Okorie, refused being addressed by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and border peace, Stanley Okoro-Emegha. Two days 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

Nigeria records highest Coronavirus cases; Lagos, Ebonyi numbers soar again

June 19, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria on Thursday recorded the highest coronavirus cases since the pandemic hit the most populous African nation.. Specially, the country recorded 745 new cases of COVID-19. The latest figure shot the total number of infections in the country to 18,480. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Thursday through its official Twitter handle. NCDC said that the 745 Read More

Unions strike, lock Federal agric college in Ebonyi

June 2, 2020 Editorial III 0

Entrances leading into the Federal College of Agriculture Ishiagu (FECAI) Ebonyi state were Monday locked by unions in the institution in a peaceful protest over allegations of embezzlement leveled against three staffers of the institution. The unions under the aegis of the Joint Union Action (JAC) locked the institution’s entrance gates, administrative office, the provost lodge as the protesters numbering 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