Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "David Umahi"

    Umahi asks FG to grant amnesty to treasury looters

Umahi asks FG to grant amnesty to treasury looters

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has asked the federal government to grant amnesty to public officers holders accused of looting.NAN quoted Umahi as saying this on Monday when he declared open a training on anti-corruption, ethics and integrity in Abakaliki.The event was organised for local government officials in the state.The governor advised the government to negotiate with suspects to [...]

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    Ebonyi suspends income tax, traders’ permit

Ebonyi suspends income tax, traders’ permit

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, has suspended the collection of consolidated revenue, income tax and property rates in the state until further notice.The governor, who announced this on Monday at a town hall meeting in Pa Ngele Oruta Stadium, said the suspension was to enable harmonisation and address grey issues of multiple taxations being collected by illegal tax collectors.Umahi also [...]

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    ‘I can’t join failed APC leaders in Ebonyi’ — Umahi denies dumping PDP

‘I can’t join failed APC leaders in Ebonyi’ — Umahi denies dumping PDP

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state has denied decamping from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Umahi added that “even if there is a need” for him to leave the PDP, he can never leave for the "kind of APC in Ebonyi state”.Umahi said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists regarding recent reports that he has [...]

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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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    PDP governor endorses Buhari for second term

PDP governor endorses Buhari for second term

David Umahi, Ebonyi state governor, wants President Muhammadu Buhari to re-contest in 2019.Umahi, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor, said he would also wish to go for a second term.He said this on Thursday while addressing state house correspondents after a meeting with Buhari.“Any first term governor would want to go for a second term. And if what you wish yourself, [...]

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    How a journalist was ‘beaten to stupor inside Ebonyi govt house’ over Facebook post

How a journalist was ‘beaten to stupor inside Ebonyi govt house’ over Facebook post

Charles Otu, an Ebonyi-based reporter was allegedly assaulted inside government house, Abakaliki, capital of the state, over a controversial Facebook post.Otu is said to be publisher of Conscience, a local newspaper, and also a correspondent of Guardian Newspaper.According to a statement on the attack, which happened on Friday, Otu has used his newspaper and Facebook as avenues to “expose the [...]

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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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    Ebonyi gov orders arrest of road contractor over ‘poor job’

Ebonyi gov orders arrest of road contractor over ‘poor job’

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi  state, has ordered the arrest of the contractor working on the Okposi-Umuoghara- Ebiaji Road in Ezza north local government area of the state.Tonando Nigeria Ltd, the construction firm handling the project, is said to have collected a mobilisation fee of N200 million.But Umahi expressed dissatisfaction with the level of work done after inspecting the road project [...]

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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 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 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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