Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Footballer killed as fans disrupt tournament final in Ebonyi

Footballer killed as fans disrupt tournament final in Ebonyi

A football player was on Thursday killed in a fracas involving police officers in the Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi.Several people were injured during the melee. The police were said to have attempted to prevent irate fans from attacking match officials.ASP Loveth Odaa, the command public relations officer (PPRO), confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN."The Ikwo Police [...]

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    UNDERCOVER: In Ebonyi, orphans and little kids are mining in the pits of death

UNDERCOVER: In Ebonyi, orphans and little kids are mining in the pits of death

Story HighlightsMining is a family business in some poor communities in Ebonyi Encouraged by their low rates, artisanal miners often engage child miners to work during school hours Some of the children working in Ebonyi mines and granite sites are orphans Ebonyi solid minerals ministry is handicapped, can't effectively curb child mining Children working at the stone crushing sites [...]

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    Buhari: I didn’t know some of my appointees from Adam

Buhari: I didn’t know some of my appointees from Adam

President Muhammadu Buhari says he did not know some of his appointees when he appointed them.Buhari said he came across names of some of his appointees from the records made available to him.He said this at a state dinner organised in his honour at Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital, according to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, his spokesman.The president is [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari bags two chieftaincy titles on visit to Ebonyi

PHOTOS: Buhari bags two chieftaincy titles on visit to Ebonyi

President Muhammadu Buhari has been conferred with the traditional title of Enyioma 1 (good friend) of Ebonyi by the state's traditional rulers council.The president was also conferred with the title of Ochi Oha Ndigbo (leader of all) of Igboland by the south-east traditional rulers.Buhari is in the region to commission projects in Ebonyi state.NAN reports that on arrival, the president [...]

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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 assembly moves to remove Elechi

Ebonyi assembly moves to remove Elechi

The Ebonyi state house of assembly has served an impeachment notice on Martin Elechi, governor of the state, over alleged misappropriation of public funds, gross misconduct and other offences.The motion for the notice that was served on Elechi was moved by Odefa Obasi, representative of Onicha south constituency, and seconded by Valentine Okike of Afikpo southeast constituency.Odefa was the head [...]

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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 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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