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    Gov Umahi retires perm secs in Ebonyi

Gov Umahi retires perm secs in Ebonyi

Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has ordered the immediate retirement of all permanent secretaries in the state’s civil service.Clement Nweke, the governor’s principal secretary, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Abakaliki, the state capital.According to the statement, only Rose Nwokporo, clerk of the state house of assembly, was exempted from the retirement exercise.“The affected officers are [...]

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    Militants invade Ebonyi town, kill policeman

Militants invade Ebonyi town, kill policeman

A policeman was killed on Friday when suspected militants invaded Afikpo town in Ebonyi state.George Okafor, the police public relations officer of the state, confirmed the attack to NAN, saying the militants came from the Ikoro-uko area of Cross River.He said the militants were about 20 in number and they came in two speed boats fitted with several general purpose [...]

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    Five killed in cult clashes in Ebonyi

Five killed in cult clashes in Ebonyi

The police command in Ebonyi on Monday confirmed the death of about five persons during clashes among two rival secret cult groups in the state.George Okafor, the command’s public relations officer, disclosed this to NAN in Abakaliki, capital of the state.“We have been arresting and prosecuting cultists in the state, but the present situation escalated due to a feud between [...]

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    Cholera claims 25 in Ebonyi

Cholera claims 25 in Ebonyi

Twenty-five people have lost their lives to the outbreak of cholera in Ebonyi state.Christian Achi, director, public health and disease control in the state ministry of health, confirmed the development, disclosing that five new deaths were recorded recently.Achi said a total of 256 persons had been affected by the outbreak since February when the first case was reported.He added that [...]

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    INEC to repeat demonstration of card readers in Ebonyi

INEC to repeat demonstration of card readers in Ebonyi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled March 14 for a repeat of the public demonstration of the smart card readers (SCRs) in Ebonyi state.Kayode Idowu, spokesman of the commission, made the disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday.He said INEC arrived at the decision when the electoral body met on March 9 to review the public demonstration of SCRs across [...]

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    My enemies budgeted N3bn for my impeachment, says Elechi

My enemies budgeted N3bn for my impeachment, says Elechi

Martin Elechi, governor of Ebonyi state, has alleged that those behind the impeachment proceedings against him have earmarked N3 billion to achieve their aim.Elechi said instead of utilising the money to develop the state, the “concerned individuals” channeled it towards his removal in order to allow one man to rule the state at all costs.He was speaking when the leadership [...]

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    Fire breaks out at Ebonyi assembly ahead of sitting

Fire breaks out at Ebonyi assembly ahead of sitting

Activities at the Ebonyi state house of assembly were almost disrupted on Tuesday due to a fire outbreak that engulfed parts of the account department of the legislative complex.A staff of the assembly who spoke to TheCable under anonymity said that though no life was lost in the incident, belongings were destroyed.He said the act could have been politically motivated in light [...]

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    Ebonyi police smash kidnap syndicate

Ebonyi police smash kidnap syndicate

The Ebonyi state command of the Nigeria police force has arrested a gang of kidnap suspects operating in different parts of the state.According to Chris Anyanwu, the command’s spokesman, the suspects were arrested during various operations and the items recovered from them include AK-47 riffle, live ammunition and the sum of N940, 000.He said a Mitsubishi L300 bus with registration number [...]

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    Ebonyi workers suspend 3-day industrial action

Ebonyi workers suspend 3-day industrial action

Public sector workers in Ebonyi, under the aegis of Trade Union Congress (TUC), resumed work on Monday after a three-day warning strike.Ikechukwu Nwafor, the chairman of the union in the state, told reporters in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi, that the suspension of the strike was in compliance with extant labour laws.He said the warning strike was to draw government’s attention [...]

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    Civil servants in Ebonyi begin 3-day warning strike

Civil servants in Ebonyi begin 3-day warning strike

Civil servants in Ebonyi have begun a three-day warning strike to demand for improved conditions of service.Ikechukwu Nwafor, chairman of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Labour side, told journalists in Abakaliki, the state capital, that the workers, among other issues, were demanding the immediate payment of the September 2011 workers’ salaries being withheld by the state government for embarking on a [...]

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    2 Ebonyi guber aspirants step down for Chukwu

2 Ebonyi guber aspirants step down for Chukwu

Two gubernatorial aspirants in Ebonyi, on the platform of the PDP, have dropped their ambitions to support the adoption of the minister of health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, by the state’s political stakeholders.The party’s stakeholders from the old Abakaliki caucus, comprising the current Ebonyi north and central senatorial zones, at a meeting on Monday adopted Chukwu as the zones’ consensus candidate.The [...]

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Gunmen kidnap Ebonyi lawmaker

The crisis rocking Ebonyi state took a new dimension on Thursday, as unknown gunmen abducted Hon. Samuel Nwali, the majority leader of the state house of assembly.Nwali was abducted in his residence at Abakaliki, the state capital.The assembly had moved a motion for the impeachment of Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku as speaker on Monday, a development that took many by surprise [...]

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Ebonyi house of assembly impeaches speaker

The Ebonyi State house of assembly on Monday impeached Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku as speaker.Following a motion moved by Hon. Chris Usulor, a representative of Ezza south constituency, seconded by Hon. Enyi C. Enyi of Ezza north-west, Nwazunku was impeached.Eighteen out of the 24 members of the assembly had lifted the suspension of three members of the house before carrying out the [...]

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    Abakaliki residents applaud security agents for hitch-free Easter celebration

Abakaliki residents applaud security agents for hitch-free Easter celebration

 Residents of Abakaliki have commended security agents for providing adequate security all over the state capital during the Easter celebration.The residents lauded the government for the deployment men of the Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at strategic places during the celebration.Mr. Felix Okpara, a civil servant, said there was 24-hour police patrol within the capital [...]

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