Lassa fever outbreak: Ebonyi confirms 25 new cases, 10 dead

February 17, 2024 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state government has confirmed 25 new cases of lassa fever outbreak out of which 10 deaths have been recorded. This was contained in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the state Ministry of Health, Lucy Anyim. Anyim in the statement quoted the Disease Surveillance Notification Officer, Ministry of Health, Mr. Orogwu Sampson, to have said that Read More

Ebonyi bye-election: Court bars PDP candidate from contesting

The Federal High Court (FHC) Abakaliki Thursday nullified the candidacy of Barrister Silas Onu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the Saturday bye-election in Ebonyi South senatorial district. The district will on Saturday elect the person to replace David Umahi in the Senate. About eight political parties would participate in the bye-election but the Court in Abakaliki stopped the Read More

2023 elections: All eyes on Supreme Court as Yusuf, Lawal, Mutfwang, 3 others know fate

January 12, 2024 Admin I 0

  After months of suspense and tension generated by the validity or otherwise of the 2023 governorship elections across the country, the Supreme Court will, Friday(today), become the cynosure of all eyes as it delivers judgements in seven governorship appeals, starting at  9am. The affected states are Lagos, Kano, Zamfara, Plateau, Ebonyi, Bauchi and Cross River. The apex court had reserved Read More

Ebonyi: Over 500 APGA, PDP, LP members defect to APC

December 26, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

About 500 members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) on Christmas day dumped their parties for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state. The defectors were led by their leaders – Chidiebere Uguru, a former PDP youth leader in the community and Pastor Christian Nwokpoku of Amaeka community in Ezza Read More

Like Fubara, Nwifuru approves N100, 000 for Ebonyi workers as Christmas package

December 22, 2023 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi state Thursday publicly announced N100, 000 package to the state workers, to enable them celebrate the Christmas and New Year festivities. Governor Nwifuru gave the pledge during the maiden edition of the Renewed Hope Initiative Elderly Support Scheme (RHIESS) of the wife of the President, Mrs. Remi Tinubu, at the Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki. The Read More

Breaking: Appeal Court affirms Nwifuru as Ebonyi governor

November 24, 2023 Admin III 0

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, Friday, affirmed the election of Fran­cis Nwifuru as the duly elected governor of Ebonyi state in the March 18, 2023 governorship election. The three-member panel presided over by Justice Jummai Sankey, in its unanimous decision, dismissed the appeal filed by Chukwuma Odii of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The panel also resolved all the Read More

Ebonyi set to return missionary schools to owners – Nwifuru

November 21, 2023 Admin III 0

The Ebonyi state government will return all mission schools to their original owners by December, Governor Francis Nwifuru promised in Abakaliki Sunday. Nwifuru made the promise during a pastoral visit to him by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki, Peter Nworie, a most reverend. The governor acknowledged that the Catholic Church and others were tactical in improving the Read More

Gunmen set cars, motorcycles, other property in Ebonyi

Ebonyi state police command Monday confirmed the burning of about three vehicles, motorcycles, and a Tricycle at Ezzangbo junction, Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state. A viral video was seen online where commuter buses were set on fire along Enugu-Abakaliki expressed way by Ezzangbo junction. According to the video, the perpetrators were said to be members of IPOB/ESN. Confirming Read More

Ebonyi governorship tussle: PDP’smOdi rejects tribunal’s judgment, heads to Appeal Court

September 28, 2023 Kehinde Osasona Abuja 0

Mr Ifeanyi Odi, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the March 18, governorship election, has rejected the judgement of the Ebonyi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which upheld the victory of Governor Francis Nwifuru as winner. A three-man panel of the Tribunal sitting in Abuja, led by Justice Lekan Ogunmoye, had in it’s judgment on Wednesday, dismissed the petition Read More

Be careful of your actions, Ebonyi governor warns political appointees

September 12, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi state Monday admonished commissioners and principal officers on their attitudes while in office. The governor appreciated them for working with him and encouraged them to always reach out to others, not minding the situation in the country. He stated this during the flag-off of a 4-day orientation course workshop for Commissioners and Principal Officers of Read More

Ebonyi tribunal: LG boss, stakeholders predict victory for Nwifuru

August 14, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Chairman of Ohaukwu local government area, Hon. Ikechukwu Odon Saturday pledged support to the administration of Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi state. Mr. Odono alongside stakeholders of the local government embarked in a solidarity match weekend to show their love and support for the governor. Addressing journalists shortly after the exercise at the council headquarters, Mr. Odono, expressed gratitude to Read More

Ebonyi: Police kill 2 gunmen, arrest 2 0thers  

July 11, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

 The Ebonyi state police command, Tuesday, arrested two suspected gunmen, and killed two others. The gunmen were said to have attacked the Okposi community in the Ohaozara local government area of the state on Monday by sporadically shooting in the air. But the police, according to a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, got the Read More

Jubilation as first flight lands in Ebonyi

April 28, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

There was wild jubilation as the first flights landed at the Muhammadu Buhari International Cargo Airport, Ebonyi state. Two aircraft belonging to Air Peace landed at the airport on Thursday at 3:45 pm and 4:10 pm respectively. Their landing and taking off on the same day marked the beginning of commercial activities in the newly constructed International Airport by the Read More

Court upturns judgment awarding N30bn fine against Ebonyi

April 6, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

An Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Tuesday upturned the judgment of a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt which awarded over N30bn against Ebonyi state government and a garnishee order. The Federal High Court presided over by Justice S.D Pam had on 15th day of July, 2022 delivered judgment against Ebonyi state government in a suit Read More

March 18 2023 governorship election: Fintiri, Binani’s rivalry throws Adamawa into stalemate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared both the Adamawa and Kebbi state governorship elections inconclusive. This, the commission said, followed the margin of votes at the end of the contest in Adamawa. Before reaching the decision in the case of Adamawa, INEC had announced that Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 421,524, while the All Read More

PDP ready to win general elections – Odii

February 10, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ebonyi on Friday received scores of defectors from the All Progressives Congress in the state with a promise to win the forthcoming general elections. Receiving the defectors in Abakaliki, Friday, the governorship candidate of the PDP, Dr Ifeanyichukwu Odii said “PDP as a transformed party has brought lots of transformation to Ebonyi before the mandate Read More

2023: Fear grips Ebonyi LG Chairmen as EFCC probes N2bn road contracts

August 29, 2022 Paul Okah, Abuja 0

Things are not looking good for the local government system in Ebonyi State as chairmen of the 13 local government areas (LGAs) have reportedly gone into hiding after receiving invitation to appear, in turns, before officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). The invitation is for them to answer questions concerning what a source called “allegations of monumental Read More

How hoodlums set car, motorcycles ablaze in Ebonyi

November 11, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Hoodlums early hours of Wednesday set a car and two motorcycles ablaze in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state. The yet to be identified hoodlums according to an eye witness operated on bicycles at different locations in the state They set ablaze the car along Hilltop road close to Water walks road and a motorcycle at Hilton Junction near the former Read More

UN trains women on gender equality bill

October 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The United Nations Women under an intervention known as the EU-UN joint Spotlight initiative, has conducted a training for women in Film and Television international and Nigerian film/ TV industry professionals on ending violence against women, girls and gender equal opportunities bill. Spotlight Initiative is a multi-year program to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls and to Read More