Appeal Court reverses Ekwo’s judgment sacking Umahi, deputy

October 28, 2022 Paul Okah Abuja 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, Friday, vacated the March 8 FCT High Court judgement by Justice Inyang Ekwo, which sacked Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state and his deputy, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, from their respective offices, following their defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a unanimous decision by a three-man panel led by Justice Haruna Tsanami, Read More

2023 Senate: The unease in Ebonyi over Umahi’s replacement

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

There are a lot of intrigues in Ebonyi state over who replaces the governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, in 2023 as prepares to run for Ebonyi South Senate seat. For Ebonyi state residents, stakeholders and politicians, the stakes have never been higher as the battle for who succeeds the state governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, gathers momentum ahead of 2023. Read More

Ebonyi governor, Umahi opens up on disrupting Peter Obi supporters’ rally

September 17, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Ebonyi state governor David Umahi, has denied his involvement in the disruption of the march by the supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, Saturday. A statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Strategy, Chooks Okoh, reads; “The attention of the Executive Governor of Ebonyi state has been drawn to some online publications and rumours making Read More

2023: Umahi makes U-turn on Peter Obi

September 3, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi, has reversed his earlier statement on the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, (LP), Peter Obi. Umahi who stated this in an interview on Arise TV, expressed his satisfaction for the activities of Obi and promised to host him in a grand reception. Umahi described Obi as a friend and denied ever saying that the Read More

The Umahi metaphor

June 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

The joy was palpable. The resplendent signs of loaded anticipation and a certainty of an assured place in the society was unmistakable, as was the tinge of pride of an uncommon sense of achievement. The young lads cannot be wrong. They were strolling into the future riding on the fulfilled dreams of an evidently uncommon mind. The scene was the Read More

When media thumped up Umahi

June 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

The developmental stride of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has attracted so much recommendations. The latest is from the media after a recent media tour of some projects just before the APC special national convention to elect its presidential flagbearer. AMARA CHUKWU EGWUAGHA reports. Just as human beings fall in love with the opposite sex, in the same way Read More

Umahi qualified to succeed Buhari – NGE

President of Nigeria Guide of Editors (NGE), Mallam Mustapha Isah, Saturday, said Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state is eminently qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Isah noted that Governor Umahi is a performer, who could use the little available to him to achieve great things. Mr. Isah disclosed this during the inspection of governor Umahi’s projects by members of Read More

2023 presidency: Arthur Eze rallies support for Umahi

An elder statesman, Prince Arthur Eze, Sunday, called on delegates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to unanimously support Governor David Umahi in the forthcoming primary elections of the party, Eze who extolled the Governor for the massive transformation of the state and South East zone within a short space of time, explained that if given the necessary support Umahi Read More

Defections: Umahi, Igwe remain gov, deputy – Appeal Court

April 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Enug on Friday upheld the defection of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state and his deputy, Mr. Kelechi Igwe. The court dismissed the appeal filed by Sen. Sonni Ogbuoji and Mbam Ogodo seeking to remove the governor and his deputy for having no locus in their bid. In a lead judgement delivered by Justice Read More

Osinbajo, Tinubu, Umahi, others’ presidential bid hots up as Adamu emerges as APC National chairman 

After the intrigues and power play that characterised the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Saturday through Sunday morning, the battle for the presidential ticket has commenced in earnest. The convention affirmed a Nasarawa state governor and serving lawmaker, Senator Abdullahi Adamu as the  national chairman via a consensus arrangement. Adamu, who was President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice ahead of the convention, joined 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

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

PDP to Umahi: You have no reason to seize workers’ salaries

January 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ebonyi state chapter of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) has called on state government to release and pay every entitlement accrued to civil servants from Ohaukwu local government area of the state. Governor David Umahi had ordered that salaries of civil servants and political office holders from Effium axis of Ohaukwu LGA be withheld following the kidnap of five engineers Read More

NYCN hails Umahi, FCT minister on yuletide largesse

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has expressed appreciation to the Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi and Minister of State for FCT, Hajia Ramatu Tijani Aliyu for remembering the Nigerian youth during the Christmas season with largesse. The Nigerian Youth House has been a beehive of Christmas activities due to the various donations from the two caring and Read More

Ebonyi: Umahi presents 2022 budget estimate of N145bn

December 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Wednesday presented 2022 Appropriation Bill of N145,410,597.49 to House of Assembly. The governor tagged the budget:“Budget of Latter Rain”. Umahi stated that the state’s major revenue to finance the budget would come from the federal allocation while other revenues are expected to come from other revenue heads.He said 2022 estimates represents an increase of Read More

Missing officers: Umahi suspends civil servants from Effium communities

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Tuesday announced suspension of all civil servants from Effium community in Ohaukwu local government area of the state. The suspension followed the lingering crisis that recently resulted into the abduction of five construction workers and two security personnel in the area. Governor Umahi announced this suspension during a security summit on the security situation Read More

PDP slams Umahi over ‘sale of state-owned asset’

November 19, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Ebonyi state chapter Thursday berated the state government for the alleged planned sell of the state liaison offices across the country.In a statement by the state chairman of the party, Mr. Okorafor Tochukwu Okorie, he said the party viewed seriously what it termed the nefarious plot by the governor and his cronies to fritter away Read More

2023: Nigeria needs Umahi as president – Commissioner

November 12, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Ebonyi state Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali, has said Governor David Nweze Umahi “will bring his experience to bear in the development of different parts of the country, if elected president.” He said this in Abuja Friday, adding that since assumption of office, “Umahi has been able to 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

You are looking for ways to seal Ogba’s hotel, PDP tells Umahi

October 15, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi state chapter Friday alleged that governor David Umahi has been looking for ways to seal Senator Obinna Ogba’s hotel. The party has been temporary using the hotel premises, Salt Lake Hotels as it’s office in Ebonyi state since Elder Fred Udeogu’s caretaker Committee assumed duty. But Governor Umahi during the All Progressive Congress (APC) stakeholders Read More