Tag "Ebonyi"

    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Umahi heads sub-committee on farmers, herdsmen crisis

Umahi heads sub-committee on farmers, herdsmen crisis

Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has been appointed as head of a sub-committee to dialogue with the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and other groups of cattle herders in a bid to end the clashes between herdsmen and farmers.Last month, the national economic council set up a committee, headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, to look into [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Six states recorded 78 deaths from violence in first week of 2018

Six states recorded 78 deaths from violence in first week of 2018

In the early hours of Monday, January 1, the sky above Omoku community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) local government area of Rivers state, turned black.In one fell swoop, the community lost 17 people to what was suspected to be an attack by cultists.Unknown to Nigerians, that sad incident only "opened doors" for more worrisome killings in various parts of the country [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Two killed, policeman shot as violence breaks out in Cross River community

Two killed, policeman shot as violence breaks out in Cross River community

At least two people have been killed in an attack on Iso Bendege community in Boki local government area of Cross River state.One of the policemen deployed to restore peace in the community sustained gunshot injuries in the tragic incident which happened on Thursday.Irene Ugbo, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the incident, attributing it to a cult clash.Many residents [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    We’ll deal with those planning to disrupt Buhari’s Ebonyi visit, say police

We’ll deal with those planning to disrupt Buhari’s Ebonyi visit, say police

The Ebonyi police command on Monday warned the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and political parties’ supporters against disruptive acts during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit on Tuesday.Titus Lamorde, commissioner of police in the state, gave the warning in an interview with NAN in Abakaliki.He said the command was well equipped to deal with all forms of security challenges before, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    EXTRA: ‘Youthful’ Obasanjo dances in Ebonyi

EXTRA: ‘Youthful’ Obasanjo dances in Ebonyi

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was recently spotted displaying some dance steps in Ebonyi state.The elder statesman was in the state to visit the Ebonyi fertilizer blending plant in the Onuebonyi axis.The octogenarian looked younger and vibrant in his jean trousers, polo and white sneakers.He also had a fez cap on.His dance steps was watched by an audience of over ten [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Governors ask FG to hand over federal roads

Governors ask FG to hand over federal roads

The governors of the 36 states have asked the federal government to give them control over some of the federal roads in their states.This was part of their demands at the national economic council (NEC) meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.The council members had expressed concern over issues of roads construction, damage [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Umahi: Anyone who wants to foment trouble must be crushed

Umahi: Anyone who wants to foment trouble must be crushed

Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says anyone who wants to foment trouble must be crushed.Umahi, who is chairman of the south-east governors’ forum, said this while responding to the decision of he and his colleagues to proscribe the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).He told journalists in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Saturday, that Nnamdi Kanu, leader [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘This govt is absolutely unaccountable’ — the Facebook post that ‘landed Ebonyi journalist in trouble’

‘This govt is absolutely unaccountable’ — the Facebook post that ‘landed Ebonyi journalist in trouble’

Charles Otu, a journalist based in Ebonyi state, was on Friday brutalised by some persons allegedly working for David Umahi, governor of the state.The reporter said his attackers were sent to kill him over a controversial Facebook post, where he criticised the current administration in the state.The government is yet to react to the allegations but here is the post which [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

May 17, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45487.18428.32
LAGOS360495436
KANO360494435
PH361494430
ABUJA360495430
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement