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NHRC awards David Umahi as Nigeria’s best governor

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, on Monday, recognized Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State and Chairman of South East Governor’s Forum as the best Governor in Educational Reforms, Infrastructural Development and Respect for Human Rights in Nigeria.

Woman to die by hanging for killing co-wife, seven step-children

Ebonyi State High Court has sentenced Agnes Nwefuru to death by hanging after she was arraigned before the court for setting ablaze her co-wife Felicia Nwefuru and killing her seven step-children.
In 2016 while inspecting ongoing projects in the state, Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike said his administration had built over 200 roads and bridges in the state.

Rivers governor discloses who will succeed him in 2023

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said that he can only support the person who has the capacity to govern the State in the 2023 general elections.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his wife, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike after he was honoured by the Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality with the conferment of the title- “Dike Oha Ikwerre ” in Port Harcourt on Saturday

Ikwerre indigenes honour Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his wife, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike after he was honoured by the Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality with the conferment of the title: “Dike Oha Ikwerre” in Port Harcourt on Saturday
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APC chieftain makes U-turn, withdraws ‘third term suit’

An All Progressives Congress chieftain in Ebonyi state, Chief Charles Oko Enya, who filed a suit at a Federal High Court, sitting in Abakaliki, seeking for an amendment of the 1999 Constitution to allow Presidential Muhammadu Buhari seek a third term, on Wednesday, made a u-turn and withdrew the suit.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 3

President Buhari seeks confirmation of hajj commission members by Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday requested the Senate to confirm the appointment of the Chairman and Members of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi: I stand with President Buhari on border closure

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Monday, stressed that he supports the closure of the Nigerian border as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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Man bags two years imprisonment for vandalising Disco’s property

Justice Choebe Ayua of federal high court Abakaliki in Ebonyi State, on Monday, sentenced a twenty-eight years old man, Mr Christopher Achi to two years imprisonment for vandalising Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, electric cables at Ihenu Uburu Community of Ebonyi.
Code of Conduct Tribunal Sitting in Abuja

CCT: Ex-Senator, ex-Bayelsa speaker, others, arraigned before tribunal

Ex-Senator Emmanuel Onwe from Ebonyi State, a former Speaker of Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Friday Kombowei and four others have been charged before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on charges of breach of code of conduct for public officers.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

IPOB: Ebonyi governor formed Bakassi boys to attack us

Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state of forming Bakassi boys to confront and attack supporters or members of the group.
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Third term: APC member seeks constitution amendment for President Buhari

A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state, Charles Enya, has filed a suit, seeking the amendment of the constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari get another term in office.

Ebonyi government rejects poverty index position, says it is fake

Ebonyi State Government has rejected a national poverty index credited to the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, listing the State as the 7th poorest State in Nigeria in 2019, describing it as fake.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi seals buildings located on designated recreation areas

The Ebonyi State government says it has sealed off some buildings in Abakaliki built on areas designated as parks and recreational centres in the city’s master plan.
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.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army takes medical outreach to Ebonyi community

No fewer than 302 residents of Akpoha community in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State have benefitted from the Nigerian Army free medical outreach.

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.

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Yuletide: Army advises Nigerians to be security conscious

Maj.-Gen. Usman Yakubu, Commander Corps of Artillery, Kontagora has called on Nigerians to be more security conscious before, during and after the Christmas and New year festivities.

Insecurity: General Buratai tasks non-commissioned officers

The Chief Of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, has called Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) to display fresh innovations in tackling security challenges facing the country.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Minister harvests sugarcane at N64 billion Sunti sugar estates

The Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, has commended the Sunti Golden Sugar Estates for the level of investment made in the sugar sector in Nigeria.