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    Ebonyi guber candidate in 2019 election loses father

Ebonyi guber candidate in 2019 election loses father

Elechi Elechi, governorship candidate of the Action Peoples Party (APP) in the 2019 governorship election in Ebonyi state, has lost his father. The politician and businessman announced this in a statement issued on Friday. Elechi, who is the president/chief executive officer of Deep Sensors Global Enterprises (DSGE), Abuja, a firm with special interest in energy, corporate commodity procurement and engineering services, described [...]

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    Umahi distributes 68 SUVs to aides

Umahi distributes 68 SUVs to aides

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has given 68 sports utility vehicles (SUVs) to his aides. While distributing the cars to them on Tuesday, Umahi said it was baffling to see some of his aides grumbling despite earning salaries and having new vehicles. The governor reportedly said those castigating the system despite being a part of it were putting themselves in "a [...]

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    Umahi threatens to sack any aide who insults Buhari

Umahi threatens to sack any aide who insults Buhari

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says any of his aides that insults President Muhammadu Buhari or any governor will be sacked. David Nweze, special assistant to the governor on new media, quoted Umahi as saying this in a statement on Thursday. The governor said castigating the president and any governor does not add value to his administration. Umahi said, henceforth, any of [...]

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    Umahi sacks chief press secretary for comments on livestock programme

Umahi sacks chief press secretary for comments on livestock programme

David Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi State, has sacked Emma Uzor, his chief press secretary. Uzor's sack was announced on Tuesday on the Ebonyi state broadcasting corporation by Kenneth Ugbala, the secretary to the state government. Ugbala said the reason for the CPS’ sack had to do with national security, which caused embarrassment to Umahi as chairman of South-East Governors Forum. Uzor was [...]

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    Ebonyi govt to ghost workers: Return the illegal salaries and get amnesty

Ebonyi govt to ghost workers: Return the illegal salaries and get amnesty

The Ebonyi state government has offered amnesty to ghost workers discovered during a verification exercise carried out in the state. In exchange, the state is requesting the return of the illegal salaries received. The offer was contained in a statement signed by Emmanuel Uzor, chief press secretary to David Umahi, governor of the state. According to the statement, the amnesty period would last [...]

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    Umahi: Everyone in Ebonyi wants to be SSA, SA… my govt is not ‘come and chop’

Umahi: Everyone in Ebonyi wants to be SSA, SA… my govt is not ‘come and chop’

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says a lot people are jostling for different political positions in his administration. Speaking while swearing in the newly appointed head of service and senior special assistants at the government house, Abakaliki, on Thursday, Umahi said many people in the state were interested in "juicy political appointments". He said over 10,000 indigenes had applied for the [...]

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    EXTRA: In Ebonyi, permanent secretary hopefuls fail national anthem question

EXTRA: In Ebonyi, permanent secretary hopefuls fail national anthem question

Several permanent secretary hopefuls in Ebonyi failed to recite the national anthem and questions about the capital of states in an interview session on Tuesday. NAN reports that the oral interview, which came after a written test was supervised by David Umahi, Ebonyi governor and his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, who was the chairman of the interview committee. The interview session was televised [...]

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    Ebonyi bars APC from using stadium for rally

Ebonyi bars APC from using stadium for rally

The Ebonyi government has barred members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state from using the Abakaliki township stadium for their rally scheduled for Saturday. Emmanuel Uzor, chief press secretary to David Umahi, the governor, gave the directive on Thursday while addressing members of the state chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria. He said the stadium was undergoing reconstruction [...]

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    Medical doctor died in Ebonyi ‘after watching Nigeria-Argentina match’

Medical doctor died in Ebonyi ‘after watching Nigeria-Argentina match’

Emeka Ogah, chief medical director, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA), says Canice Ebirim, one of its consultants, died on Tuesday during the Super Eagles versus Argentina match. Ogah told NAN on Wednesday that Ebirim died within the period of the match. The CMD said he received the news of his death at about 9pm while the match was ongoing. Ogah said a friend [...]

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    Umahi warns traders: Observe IPOB sit-at-home order and lose your shops

Umahi warns traders: Observe IPOB sit-at-home order and lose your shops

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, has warned of the implications of obeying the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Uche Mefor, deputy leader of IPOB, had asked the Igbo to stay indoors on Wednesday in commemoration of ‘Biafra Day’. But speaking on Tuesday in Abakiliki, the state capital, Umahi said even though the south-east governors are not happy with [...]

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    Ebonyi builds additional fertilizer plant

Ebonyi builds additional fertilizer plant

The Ebonyi state government has commenced the construction and installation of another fertilizer plant. Ogbonnaya Chukwu, senior special assistant to the governor on investment, said the building of the new facility at the state-owned Ebonyi Fertilizer and Chemical Company Limited is to ensure that the state meets the "soaring demand" for various blends of NPK fertilizer produced in the country. According to [...]

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    EXTRA: Ebonyi bans phones, electronic devices at government house

EXTRA: Ebonyi bans phones, electronic devices at government house

The use of phones, voice recorders and other electronic devices have been banned at the Ebonyi government house, particularly inside the council chambers and the office of David Umahi, governor of the state. According to Daily Trust, the measure was taken after deliberations of council meetings were said to have been leaked to opposition parties. The newspaper said when Umahi met the [...]

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    Ebonyi governor declares public holiday for PVC collection

Ebonyi governor declares public holiday for PVC collection

Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, has declared Friday as a public holiday for civil servants to obtain their permanent voter cards (PVC) ahead of the 2019 elections. Hygenius Nwokwu, secretary to the state government, in a statement said the governor declared Friday a work-free day as a result of his deep concern for the success of PVC registration in the state. He said: [...]

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    Police: Four killed in herdsmen attack on Ebonyi community

Police: Four killed in herdsmen attack on Ebonyi community

The Ebonyi police command on Monday confirmed the death of four persons in an attack by herdsmen on Onunwakpu community in Izzi local government area of the state. Loveth Odah, the state police public relations officer, told NAN that the dead included three natives of the community and a herdsman. Odah disclosed that the incident had occurred when one of the victims [...]

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    Drama as Ebonyi gov orders arrest of his aides

Drama as Ebonyi gov orders arrest of his aides

In what came as a surprise, Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, ordered the arrest of government officials from two warring communities in Ikwo local government area of the state, on Thursday. Umahi gave the order in Abakaliki, the state capital, during an enlarged security meeting convened on the communal clash between Ekpomaka and Inyimegu communities of the area. The governor said he had [...]

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    Umahi asks traditional rulers to compile data on herdsmen

Umahi asks traditional rulers to compile data on herdsmen

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has directed traditional rulers to collate data on herdsmen operating in the state for easy identification and maintenance of peace.  Umahi gave the order at a meeting with traditional rulers and miners in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Friday. He said the data should include the names, location and contact phone numbers of the herdsmen. “Traditional rulers [...]

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