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Governor Umahi alleges plan to bomb lNEC offices in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi, on Thursday alleged of plans by some political thugs and people believed to be mercenaries by politicians to bomb the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the 13 local government area headquarters in the state.

Lassa fever: Death toll rises to 69, as disease claims 10 more lives –...

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the death toll from Lassa fever has risen to 69 as the disease claimed 10 more people in Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi and Plateau states.

IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu stopped Igbo governors from rigging election for President Buhari

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Friday claimed that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, stopped South East governors from rigging election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Election: AAP candidate steps down for Governor Umahi

The Gubernatorial Candidate of the Advanced Allied Party (AAP) in Ebonyi, Mr Ogbonnaya Okorie, resigned his membership of the party and defected to the People’s Democratic Party to support re-election of Gov. David Umahi.

Nigeria records 37 new Lassa fever cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that 37 new cases of Lassa fever were recorded in the country between February 4 and February 10.

Election: Governor Umahi orders security agents to shoot anybody with illegal arms

Following the incessant attacks and violent activities in some parts of Ebonyi State, Governor David Umahi, has ordered security agencies in the state to shoot any person caught terrorising the people with illegal firearms.

Nigeria records 37 new Lassa fever cases as death toll rises

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday confirmed 37 new cases of Lassa fever recorded between February 4 and February 10.
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PDP: President Buhari, APC arm twisting security agencies, INEC to rig polls

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, of arm twisting security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission to rig Saturday’s polls.

Governor Umahi suspends collection of personal income tax, other levies from markets

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Monday ordered the immediately suspension of the collection of Personal Income Tax and other illegal revenues from markets in the state.
Over 30 houses have been destroyed in pre-election related violence in some communities in Izzi local government area of Ebonyi state.

Political thugs set 30 buildings on fire in Ebonyi

Over 30 houses have been destroyed in pre-election related violence in some communities in Izzi local government area of Ebonyi state.

Police appeal for calm after Ebonyi attacks

Awosola Awotunde, the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi on Monday in Abakaliki appealed for calm from residents of the state over attacks by suspected political thugs in some communities in the state.

Lassa fever: Ebonyi records three deaths, treats 14 patients

The Virology center at Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA) built by Ebonyi state government has successfully treated and discharged 14 Lassa fever patients brought to the centre this year.

NCDC: Nigeria exceeds emergency threshold for Lassa fever

With 136 confirmed cases of Lassa fever, 31 death and 22.8 percent fatality rate, the Nigeria Center Disease Control (NCDC), said that Nigeria has exceeded the emergency threshold for Lassa fever.

Two arrested for allegedly planting explosives on Ebonyi bridge

Two persons have been arrested in Ebonyi state while allegedly planting improvised explosive devices, IEDs, on Idembia bridge Ezza South Local government Area of Ebonyi state.

INEC begins distribution of election materials in Ebonyi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ebonyi State, has begun the distribution of sensitive and non-sensitive election materials to the 13 Local Government Areas of the state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi AD candidate steps down for Governor Umahi

The governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Ebonyi State, Hon. Ozuma Peter, has stepped down for Governor David Umahi ahead of the March 2, 2019 governorship election in the state.

NBS: Price of cooking gas decreased in January

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the average cost of refilling a five kilogramme(kg) cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) decreased from N2,052.79 in December 2018 to N2,039.82 in January.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi angry as hoodlums inserted hot-iron in vice chairman’s private part

The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi, Mr Awosola Awotunde, has been directed to fish out the criminal suspects, who allegedly inserted a hot-iron inside the private part of the Vice Chairman of Ikwo Local Government Area of the state.

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Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.