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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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    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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