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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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    Ebonyi gov: We’ll vote Buhari in 2019 but APC will never have breathing space

Ebonyi gov: We’ll vote Buhari in 2019 but APC will never have breathing space

Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says President Muhammadu Buhari has led well, so the Ebonyi people will vote him if he contests in the 2019 presidential election.Umahi, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said Buhari had won the hearts of Ebonyi people and had become the only recognisable figure in the All Progressives Congress (APC).The governor [...]

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    Ebonyi governor shares SUVs worth N279m among 18 traditional rulers

Ebonyi governor shares SUVs worth N279m among 18 traditional rulers

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has distributed 18 Prado Jeep vehicles worth N279 million to 18 traditional rulers in the state.The governor, who made the announcement during the distribution at Government House, Abakaliki on Saturday, said that about 80 traditional rulers in the state would benefit from the largesse.He appealed to traditional rulers who had not collected theirs to [...]

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    Ebonyi gov asks state varsity to sack staff ‘so they can farm’

Ebonyi gov asks state varsity to sack staff ‘so they can farm’

The Ebonyi government has urged the Ebonyi State University (EBSU) management to reduce the number of its staff for productivity and so they can be integrated into agriculture schemes.David Umahi, governor of the state, made the call on Wednesday in Abakaliki while swearing in the newly inaugurated 16-member governing council of the institution.He urged the board members to assist the school’s [...]

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    Ebonyi state bans sale of foreign rice

Ebonyi state bans sale of foreign rice

The Ebonyi government is to enforce its ban on the sale of foreign rice in markets and other outlets in the state.David Umahi, the governor, revealed this when participants of the armed forces command and staff college, senior course 39, Jaji, visited him in Abakaliki on Monday.According to the governor, the order would soon be enforced to ensure that the residents [...]

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    EBSU accounts frozen, varsity staff ordered to resume work or lose pay

EBSU accounts frozen, varsity staff ordered to resume work or lose pay

The accounts of Ebonyi State University (EBSU) Abakaliki has been frozen by the state government.David Umahi, Ebonyi governor, made the announcement on Wednesday during a state-wide broadcast at the government house. [...]

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    60-year-old man stoned to death in Ebonyi

60-year-old man stoned to death in Ebonyi

Members of an undisclosed church in Afikpo local government area of Ebonyi state have stoned Philip Ugwu, a 60-year-old man, to death.George Okafor, public relations officer of the command, told NAN in Abakaliki, capital of the state, on Monday that the incident occurred at Amebo-Ndebo village.Okafor said Abani Ugwu, wife of the deceased, reported the matter to the police.He added [...]

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    HURRAY! No more lassa fever in Delta

HURRAY! No more lassa fever in Delta

Delta state has been declared free of Lassa fever disease, Patrick Ukah, the commissioner for information, has announced.The commissioner made the information known in Asaba on Wednesday when he briefed journalists on some of the decisions made at the state executive council meeting.Nicholas Azinge, the commissioner for health, told the council that following the death of one person in the [...]

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    Ebonyi gov increases traditional rulers’ allowances

Ebonyi gov increases traditional rulers’ allowances

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has approved the increase of the state’s traditional rulers’ palace maintenance allowance from N40,000 to N100,000.Emma Anya, Umahi’s chief press secretary (CPS), disclosed this in a statement issued in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Monday.Anya said the increase took effect from August.“The ministry of local and chieftaincy matters is to ensure the implementation of [...]

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    Flood submerges five communities in Ebonyi

Flood submerges five communities in Ebonyi

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    Ebonyi NLC chairman hospitalised after ‘police beating’

Ebonyi NLC chairman hospitalised after ‘police beating’

Ikechukwu Nwafor, chairman of the Ebonyi state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), landed in the hospital after alleged assault from the police.Nwafor was said to have been beaten by personnel of the police command in the state when they foiled a protest on Thursday by labour leaders against the increase in the price of premium motor spirit (PMS) [...]

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Feb 23, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK314.75392.27331.90
LAGOS490600500
KANO500625525
PH500630530
ABUJA498620525
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