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Ebonyi

    Umahi is the most friendly governor, say police

Umahi is the most friendly governor, say police

The Nigerian police has said David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, is the "most  police-friendly governor" in the country.The force, through Valentine Ntomchukwu, a deputy inspector-general in charge of the state command, presented Umahi with an award in recognition in Abakaliki.Ntomchukwu said the governor merited the award which was presented to him on Thursday particularly because of “what he has [...]

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    Lawmaker who performed ‘Melaye stunt’ was rejoicing over roads repaired by gov

Lawmaker who performed ‘Melaye stunt’ was rejoicing over roads repaired by gov

Maria Ude, a lawmaker in the Ebonyi state house of assembly, has dedicated two videos of her dancing to David Umahi, the state governor, for a construction work on a dilapidated road in the state.The two videos, which she released on May 7, feature her displaying various dance steps in a mansion believed to be hers.Her theatarics is a reminder [...]

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    PDP sweeps LG polls in Ebonyi

PDP sweeps LG polls in Ebonyi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the 13 local government chairmanship seats in Ebonyi state.The council polls held in the state on Saturday.According to NAN, the party also won all the councillorship seats in the 171 wards of the state.Jossy Eze, chairman of the Ebonyi state independent electoral commission (EBSIEC), while declaring the results on Sunday, said seven political [...]

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    Tight security in Ebonyi as LG election begins

Tight security in Ebonyi as LG election begins

Heavy presence of uniformed security operatives was noticed in Abakaliki and other parts of Ebonyi state as voting begins in the local government council election.Electoral materials for the election in the state have arrived in most polling booths and units across the state.NAN reports that the election materials and the Ebonyi state independent electoral commission (EBSIEC) ad-hoc electoral officials arrived in most [...]

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    We are very far from the electorate, Ebonyi gov tells appointees

We are very far from the electorate, Ebonyi gov tells appointees

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has charged politicians to strengthen their relationship with the electorate.He described as “unhealthy”, the situation when political appointees only relate with the people during the period of election.Umahi said this while swearing in the caretaker committee vice-chairmen of Afikpo south and Ishielu local government areas of the state.“I want us to make our politics [...]

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    Ebonyi gov orders arrest of road contractor over ‘poor job’

Ebonyi gov orders arrest of road contractor over ‘poor job’

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi  state, has ordered the arrest of the contractor working on the Okposi-Umuoghara- Ebiaji Road in Ezza north local government area of the state.Tonando Nigeria Ltd, the construction firm handling the project, is said to have collected a mobilisation fee of N200 million.But Umahi expressed dissatisfaction with the level of work done after inspecting the road project [...]

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    Six die in two Ebonyi road accidents

Six die in two Ebonyi road accidents

Robert Nneli, dean of basic medical sciences at the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ebonyi, died in a motor accident on Thursday.According to NAN, Stella Uchendu, sector commander of Federal Road Safety Corporation (FRSC) in Ebonyi, said the accident occurred at the 131 junction of the Abakaliki-Enugu federal highway.She said Nneli's accident and another occurred between 9 and 11pm.Uchendu explained that possible [...]

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    Fire guts accounts section of Ebonyi govt house

Fire guts accounts section of Ebonyi govt house

The accounts section of the Ebonyi government house was on Friday gutted by fire which disrupted activities within the complex.No life was reported lost in the fire which started around 9am.Kenneth Ugbala, senior special assistant to Governor David Umahi on internal security, told NAN that it took the combined efforts of workers and the state fire service to put out [...]

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    Ebonyi gov picks son of deceased aide as replacement

Ebonyi gov picks son of deceased aide as replacement

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has replaced his late aide, Emmanuel Anaga, who died in a fatal motor accident last Friday, with his son, Emmanuel (Jnr).Anaga served as the governor’s technical adviser on agriculture. He hailed from Ezzamgbo, Ohaukwu local government area of the state.The deceased’s Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) collided with a commercial bus, leaving him and three other [...]

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    FIRS seals ex-Ebonyi gov Egwu’s hotel over N5m tax debt

FIRS seals ex-Ebonyi gov Egwu’s hotel over N5m tax debt

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has sealed off Gracecourt Hotel & Suites, belonging to Sam Egwu, former governor of Ebonyi state.The revenue-collecting agency shut the facility over a tax debt of about N5 million.One of the sons of Egwu, who is currently the senator representing Ebonyi north senatorial district, was said to have attempted to prevent the enforcement team [...]

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    Ebonyi gov demands immediate sack of soldiers who assaulted physically-challenged man

Ebonyi gov demands immediate sack of soldiers who assaulted physically-challenged man

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has demanded the immediate dismissal of the two military officers who brutalised Chijioke Oraku, a physically-challenged man in Onitsha, Anambra state.He made the demand while receiving the victim, who is an indigene of the state, at the chambers of Government​ House, Abakaliki, on Tuesday.Umahi said the 21-day imprisonment given to the soldiers was not [...]

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    How will my 15 children cope, asks woman whose husband was killed in Ebonyi clash

How will my 15 children cope, asks woman whose husband was killed in Ebonyi clash

A 35-year-old woman, whose husband was killed during a clash involving residents of Azuoffia-Edda community in Abakaliki local government area of Ebonyi state, has lamented the effect of the loss of the breadwinner of the family.At least four people were killed while some houses, destroyed after people from three communities in neighbouring state of Cross River invaded Azuoffia-Edda.Emma Anya, spokesman [...]

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    Under my watch, no Ebonyi man will be killed again, says gov

Under my watch, no Ebonyi man will be killed again, says gov

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has lamented the attack on Azuoffia Edda community in Abakaliki local government area of the state.He condemned the incident, which led to loss of lives, vowing that no no longer will citizens be killed under his watch.People from three communities in Obubra local government area of Cross River state were accused of being behind [...]

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    Umahi seeks FG’s help over Ebonyi, Cross River communal clash

Umahi seeks FG’s help over Ebonyi, Cross River communal clash

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has appealed to the federal government to intervene in the communal clashes between Azuofia Idda in Izzi local government area of the state and Ohene in Cross River.Umahi made the appeal when he received Adamu Abubakar, general commanding officer (GOC) of 82 division Enugu, in Abakaliki on Saturday.The governor said the lingering boundary crisis [...]

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    Ebonyi gov: Life is all about war… I am ready to fight

Ebonyi gov: Life is all about war… I am ready to fight

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, on Wednesday said his administration would fight anyone who try to truncate democracy in the state.Umahi gave the warning while swearing in Mark Onu, the new caretaker chairman of Ohaozara local government area.He said all democratic tenets will be observed in the state no matter “whose ox is gored”.“I heard that some people zoned [...]

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    Ebonyi to partner with 50,000 farmers ‘to eradicate hunger’

Ebonyi to partner with 50,000 farmers ‘to eradicate hunger’

The Ebonyi state government says it will partner with over 50,000 farmers to boost agriculture and the state's internally generated revenue (IGR) before the end of the year.David Umahi, governor of the state, said this over the weekend when he received Zero Hunger Forum, an international group, in Abakaliki, the state capital.He said apart from the farmers, 8,000 civil servants [...]

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