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PDP sweeps Ebonyi council polls

The Chairman of Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission, EBSIEC, Jossy Eze, made the declaration in Abakaliki, saying that the Commission welcomed and adopted the results of the Chairmanship and Councillorship elections as announced by the various LGs returning officers.
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Ebonyi holds council polls amidst opposition boycott

The Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) on Saturday conducted local government poll to elect 13 chairmen and 171 councillors across the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest soldiers, 5 others over bullion van robbery

A crack team of Police detectives have arrested seven armed robbers including a serving and dismissed soldiers for alleged robbery of a bullion van in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State.
The Aba automated shoe factory is set to commence operations, September 2020.

Abia governor inaugurates board of shoe factory, to begin production soon

Governor Ikpeazu, while Inaugurating the committee in Umuahia, said shoe factory was established to put Abia in the mainstream of a competitive global shoe market and to consolidate the position of Aba in particular and Abia State in general as a global hub for shoe manufacturing and other leather products.
Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Supreme Court voids Senator Orji Kalu’s conviction, jail term

The Supreme Court, on Friday, quashed the judgement that convicted and sentenced the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment.

Ebonyi confirms two new cases of coronavirus

Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus disease in the State.
The Ebonyi State Executive Council has approved the sum of 1 billion naira for the procurement of relief materials and palliative packages to be distributed across the state to help residents ease the hardship of the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.

Ebonyi approves N1 billion coronavirus relief packages

The Ebonyi State Executive Council has approved the sum of 1 billion naira for the procurement of relief materials and palliative packages to be distributed across the state to help residents ease the hardship of the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.

Yellow fever claims 16 lives in Ebonyi

NO fewer than 16 lives have reportedly been lost to an outbreak of yellow fever virus in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
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Governor Umahi dissociates self from 2023 presidential ambition

Governor David Umahi has dissociated himself from the purported inauguration of a campaign platform known as ‘Southeast for President 2023’.
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Governor Umahi declares four-year action on industrial clusters, airport

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi on Friday said that building industrial clusters and a state-owned airport were among his vision for the state in the next four years.

Ebonyi elders council scribe dies after row with VIO officers

An elderly man has died in Ebonyi State after a row with vehicle inspection officials, the governor said.

Police confirm arrest of its officers in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of six of its officers over incompetence.

INEC declares PDP winner in presidential polls in Ebonyi

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the Peoples Democratic Party winner in the presidential polls held in Ebonyi State on Saturday.

INEC reassures Ebonyi people of credible, fair, free elections

Prof. Godswill Obioma, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ebonyi, has reiterated the commitment of the commission to conduct credible, transparent and violence-free elections in Ebonyi.

Atiku’s endorsement: Ohanaeze goofed – Orji Kalu

Former Abia governor, Chief Orji Kalu, has berated the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, for endorsing the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Abubakar Atiku.
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Election: Court affirms Uche Ogah as Abia APC governorship candidate

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday affirmed Mr Uche Ogah as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Abia for the March 2 elections .
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala tasks government on community development

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Minister of Finance, has called on the three tiers of government in Nigeria to pay serious attention to the development of the rural communities in the country.

Norsemen storm Aba, mull N13 million health centre

For about four days, early this month, members of De Norsemen Kclub Incorporated (DNKI) caused gridlock in Aba, the commercial city of Abia state with their 10th international convention.

Orji Kalu: It’s time to reflect as individuals, nation

Former Governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Kalu, has expressed hope that Nigeria is gradually taking its rightful position in the comity of nations.

Shell signs gas supply agreement for Aba power project

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria and its joint partners have signed a gas supply and aggregation agreement that will support the 140 Megawatts Aba Integrated Power Project in Abia State.

Shell trains, equips firefighters in Abia

Shell Nigeria Gas has re-trained 30 firefighters in Abia State and donated firefighting equipment to the state fire service.

2019: Abia community threatens to dump PDP

Residents of ‘Aba Ngwa’ community in Aba North/ South Federal Constituency of Abia have threatened to withdraw their support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if their grievances emanating from the just-concluded party primaries were not addressed.

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
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Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

In an effort to decongest correctional centres, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Thursday held a plea bargain session for some inmates at...

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Customers receive assistance from staff members at an Ethio Telecom branch in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia June 7, 2019. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri-File Photo

Ethiopia launches tender process to sell 40% stake in Ethio Telecom

Interested investors can now submit so called expressions of interest (EOI), the first of a series of stages that will lead to picking of a successful bidder, Zinabu Yirga, Deputy Director of Public Enterprises Holding and Administration Agency told a press conference in the capital Addis Ababa.
Governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of the Progressive Governors Forum have passed a vote of confidence on the Chairman, CECPC, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and his Committee Members for their outstanding performance in rebuilding the party.

APC governors pass vote of confidence on Mai Mala Buni, committee members

Governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of the Progressive Governors Forum have passed a vote of confidence on the Chairman, CECPC, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and his Committee Members for their outstanding performance in rebuilding the party.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their participation in the 2021 WNT Summer Series with a loss to the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) via two stoppage-time goals at the end of each half to leave the series without a win. They started with a loss to the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, drew with the Seleccao das Quintas of Portugal before the tie against the USWNT.

Super Falcons show improvement in loss to US Women

The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their participation in the 2021 WNT Summer Series with a loss to the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) via two stoppage-time goals at the end of each half to leave the series without a win. They started with a loss to the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, drew with the Seleccao das Quintas of Portugal before the tie against the USWNT.

PDP chieftain: Nigeria democracy collapsing under President Buhari

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and Patron of Professionals in PDP, Plateau State, Nde Isaac Wadak, said democracy in Nigeria has collapsed under the nose of President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Adedeji Zacch as the Executive Secretary of National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) for an initial term of four years.

Sugar: NSDC wants infrastructure for self-sufficiency

The Executive Secretary, National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Mr. Zacch Adedeji, has said basic infrastructure is key to hasten Nigeria’s desire for self-sufficiency in sugar.