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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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    FG admits poor response to Lassa fever outbreak in Ebonyi

FG admits poor response to Lassa fever outbreak in Ebonyi

The federal government has admitted that it did not "respond appropriately" to the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi state.The disease claimed the lives of two doctors in the state on January 14.Isaac Adewole, minister of health, said the outbreak of other diseases like monkeypox, yellow fever and meningitis diverted the government's attention.Adewole spoke on Saturday during a visit to the [...]

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    Ebonyi schools shut down over Lassa fever outbreak

Ebonyi schools shut down over Lassa fever outbreak

The Ebonyi government on Thursday ordered the closure of all public and private schools to check the spread of Lassa fever that broke out in the state.John Eke, the commissioner for education, told NAN that the closure was part of proactive steps taken to contain the spread of the disease in the state.According to him, the government embarked on the [...]

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    Lassa fever kills two doctors in Ebonyi

Lassa fever kills two doctors in Ebonyi

Two resident doctors have died as a result of Lassa fever in Ebonyi state.Ariom Anthony Ifeanyi, secretary, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Ebonyi chapter, confirmed the development on Sunday."It's a sad day for NMA Ebonyi state as we lose two of our members same day to Lassa fever," he said in a statement."Dr Ali Felix has just been laid to rest [...]

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    Four kidnap suspects escape from custody in Ebonyi

Four kidnap suspects escape from custody in Ebonyi

Four kidnap suspects have escaped from the custody of the Ebonyi state police command.Titus Lamorde, the state commissioner of police, who confirmed this said the suspects fled on the night of October 22.Lamorde identified them as: Ogonna Alioke, Friday Nwangbo, Emeka Nwangbo and Ekene Omenyi.He said the suspects had kidnapped one Catherine Okorie and demanded a N10 million ransom from [...]

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    Ebonyi varsity student killed after ‘confronting armed robbers’

Ebonyi varsity student killed after ‘confronting armed robbers’

Chinedu Linus, a student of Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Abakaliki, has been killed by armed robbers.Loveth Odah, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident to NAN on Saturday.She said the gunmen killed Linus on Friday after they had robbed him.The robbers, who were said to be four, reportedly shot the deceased as he confronted them.Odah said while no arrest [...]

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    Campaign for Buhari’s second term begins in Ebonyi

Campaign for Buhari’s second term begins in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) held a rally in Abakaliki, the state capital, to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s return from medical vacation and to also drum support for his second term in 2019.The rally created heavy human and vehicular traffic along Afikpo and old Enugu roads, among others.Eze Nwachukwu, acting chairman of the party in [...]

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    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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