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2019: Cleric declares for governorship in Ebonyi

The General overseer of Eternal Light World Christian Church, Prophet Adol Awam, on Monday declared intention to run for governorship position in the forthcoming 2019 general election in Ebonyi State.

President Buhari warns truck drivers against highway parking

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned truck drivers to stay away from roadside parking on Federal highways and establish private parking lots to avoid congestion and ease vehicular mobility across the country.

Lassa fever: Ebonyi government to campaign against rat consumption

In an effort to prevent further outbreak of Lassa fever, Ebonyi Government is to begin intensive campaigns against rat consumption in rural areas.

Police commence arrest on illegal firearms

As the 21-days ultimatum given by Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for people who are in possession of fire arms to surrender their weapons is expiring, Ebonyi state Commissioner of Police Titus Lamorde has said that the command will commence arrest of those who refused to surrender theirs.

INEC inaugurates security committee on 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has inaugurated a 13-member security sub-committee for the 2019 general elections in Ebonyi.

APC-led federal government has failed – Group

A group, Forum of Former Students Union Government Presidents, Ebonyi State, on Thursday, took a swipe at the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that the party had dashed the hopes of Nigerians, who were desperate for positive change in the country.

Police chief orders arms recovery in Ebonyi, insists bail is free

The Assistant Inspector General of Police, in charge of zone 6 Calabar, AIG Tilli Abubakar, has insisted that bail still remains free of charge.

2019: You can’t intimidate me with police – Governor Umahi tells APC

Ahead of 2019 general elections in Ebonyi State, Governor David Umahi has called on the leaders of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to think of other ways of winning elections instead of relying on police intimidation, saying that his administration would resist any attempt to intimidate it with security agents.

NiMet predicts cloudy, sunny weather for Friday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted partly cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country on Friday morning.

Southeast governors forge pact for 100% budget implementation, fiscal sustainability

Governors of the Southeast geopolitical zone have resolved to work more closely together in order to ensure full implementation of budgets and other fiscal policies of their various states for the good of the people of the region.

Governor Umahi orders arrest of own deputy chief of staff over violent crisis

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state on Thursday ordered the arrest of his Deputy Chief of Staff, Fidelis Okpata, and other ”political office holders and stakeholders” from the warring Ekpomaka and Inyimagu communities pending the amicable resolution of the violent crisis which erupted in the area two days ago.

INEC: Distribution of PVCs to begin mid May

The Independent National Electoral Commission says the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards to their owners will begin by the middle of May.

Federal govt urged to make science, technology development national priority

Prof. Onuegbu Ugwu of Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Abakaliki, has called on government to consider the development of Science and Technology (S&T) as a national priority.

2019: INEC inaugurates committees to drive elections projects plan

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ebonyi, on Tuesday inaugurated 19 different committees to drive the commission ‘s Elections’ Projects Plan (EPP), ahead of the 2019 general elections.


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Headteacher allegedly misappropriates N1.8m school fees

A 37-year-old Headteacher, Idowu Oniyide, was on Friday arraigned in a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court over alleged misappropriation of N1.8 million school fees.‎