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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arrests Ebonyi government house protocol officer over ‘N17 million fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a staff of the Protocol Unit of the Ebonyi State Government House, Abakaliki, over alleged N17 Million fraudulent transactions.

55-year-old arraigned for stealing, malicious damage

The Ebonyi State Police Command on Wednesday arraigned a 55-year-old man, Nwajoku Okemefuna, for alleged involvement in stealing and malicious damage.

EEDC: 4,000 megawatts can’t meet electricity needs of over 200m Nigerians

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company has said that the 4,000 megawatts generated in Nigeria daily cannot meet the electricity needs of Nigerians.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC explains eviction of two female corps members in Ebonyi

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), on Monday, gave further clarifications on the reason two female corps members posted to Ebonyi State were evicted from the orientation camp.

Mother, co-tenant nabbed for ‘child trafficking’ in Ebonyi

Two women, Mrs Onyinyechi Ofoke and Mrs Onyinyechi Nworie, are currently in the custody of the Central Police Station, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, for alleged child trafficking.

Three arraigned for stealing goats, fish in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Police Command, on Wednesday, arraigned three persons, Mbam Oliver, 35; Mbam Igbogu, 40; and Chukwuemeka Nwovu, 22, for allegedly stealing goats and fish.
The border closure has affected goods from other West African countries. Wikimedia Commons

Border closure: Why federal government’s decision is in Nigeria’s best interest – stakeholders

In August this year, the Federal Government shut down the country’s land borders in a bid to check smuggling of goods, especially rice, light arms, automobiles and other contraband cargoes from neighbouring West African countries into the country. This, it said, was aimed at facilitating the growth of local investment in rice production as well as checking the consumption of unhealthy food products by the citizenry.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC urges President Buhari to use Supreme Court victory to reconcile warring members

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use his electoral victory at the Supreme Court on Wednesday to reconcile warring members of the party across Nigeria.

IPOB, Police bicker as clash leaves senior officer hospitalised in Ebonyi

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Tuesday alleged that 17 of its members sustained gunshot injuries when they were attacked by a combined team of security agencies on Sunday in Ebonyi State.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police arraign six over illegal possession of firearms in Ebonyi

Ebonyi State Police Command, on Monday, arraigned six per­sons over unlawfully posses­sion of firearms in the state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor tells grumbling appointees to door open for them to quit

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has told his appointees that the door was open for them to quit instead of grumbling in his administration.

Stranger disappears with one-year-old child in Ebonyi

There was anxiety in the Ogbe Hausa area of Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, as a stranger reportedly disappeared with a one-year-old child, Esomchi Oyoke.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi: I am a very, very rich person

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has said that he became a billionaire at 25 years of age due to hard work and commitment to duty.

524 ongoing road projects across Nigeria – minister

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has said that a total of 524 road projects were ongoing in the different geo-political zones in the country.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Hard work made me billionaire at 25 – Ebonyi governor

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has said that he became a billionaire at 25 years of age due to hard work and commitment to duty.
Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki

Death of baby: Court awards N50m against Ebonyi federal hospital over medical negligence

A Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, presided over by Justice Akintayo Aluko has awarded a total of N50,200,000 as cost against Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (FETHA) now Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (AE-FUTHA) over medical negligence.
Assisat Oshoala

Nigeria vs Cote d’Ivoire: Ebonyi soccer fans call for Super Falcons probe

Soccer fans in Ebonyi on Tuesday urged the football authorities in Nigeria to probe the Super Falcons’ elimination from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics female football event.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor bemoans humiliation in America

David Umahi, Ebonyi State governor, on Tuesday narrated how he was recently humiliated along with other governors during a trip to the United States of America (USA).

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Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Itse Sagay applauds Senate’s leadership for commitment to service

Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACA), Prof. Itse Sagay, on Thursday applauded the leadership of the ninth Senate for its commitment to service of the country.
Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Senator Lawan: Senate yet to receive request from President Buhari for Ibrahim Magu’s confirmation

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday said the Senate is yet to receive any formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

Edo new police commissioner reads riot act to criminal elements

The new Commissioner of Police deployed to the Edo State Police Command, CP Lawal Tanko Jimeta, yesterday, said he would be firm in carrying out his duty in order to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizens of the state.
Chidi Izuwah

Federal government approves PPP projects worth $8 billion in eight years

Mr Chidi Izuwah, the Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has said that the Federal Government approved Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects worth eight billion dollars between 2010 and 2018.
Power

Federal government to review ownership of electricity distribution companies

The National Economic Council, NEC, yesterday resolved to review the status of the ownership structure of the power distribution companies in the country.