INEC declares Umahi winner of Ebonyi governorship election

By Peter Okutu ABAKALIKI – EBONYI state Deputy Governor and PDP governorship candidate, Engr Dave Umahi has won the April 11 governorship election in the state. Governor Martin Elechi and Dave Umahi Governor Martin Elechi and Dave Umahi Announcing the result at the INEC’s headquarters in Abakaliki, the State Collation Officer and Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi […]

Jonathan vs Buhari: How they stand in 36 States, FCT

State-by-state projection of their chances With the presidential election just around the corner, our correspondents write that the battle, which is a straight one between President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, may spring some surprises As Nigerians, nay the world, wait for the March 28 presidential election and the 10 competing political parties putting […]

Police arrest man over murder, sex with dead women in Ebonyi

By Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Abakaliki Monday, August 11, 2014 Police have arrested a 20-year-old man, Chukwuma (surname withheld), who allegedly specialised in killing women and having sex with their dead bodies in Ebonyi State.The suspect allegedly killed three women along farm pathways in the area and had sex with them. The state Police Public Relations […]

Impeachment: Ebonyi founding fathers meet Assembly members

By Peter Okutu ABAKALIKI—Founding fathers of Ebonyi State yesterday met with members of the State House of Assembly over the impeachment crisis that had trailed the legislature in the last one week. The meeting, which lasted over four hours, was held in efforts by the founding fathers to broker peace in the House. All members […]

2015: Youth urged to shun political thuggery in Ebonyi (Let the gov. lead by example)

Youths in Ebonyi State have been urged to shun any form of political violence such as thuggery in the forthcoming 2015 general elections. The youths were, howev­er, told to seek elective po­sitions as they were already leaders of today against the notion that they were lead­ers of tomorrow and should stop being used as thugs […]

Man dies having sex with student in Ebonyi

Tuesday, May 6, 2014     advertisement   From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Abakaliki   Amiddle-aged man (name withheld) yesterday died in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State while allegedly having sex with a female student of the state university. The incident, which happened in the girl’s room near Presco campus of the university threw residents into confusion as […]

20,000 jostle for employment forms in Ebonyi

No fewer than 20,000 applicants on Thursday besieged the Ebonyi Secondary Education Board in Abakaliki to obtain recruitment forms for teaching jobs. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the applicants scrambled to collect the forms from officials of the board. A source in the board who spoke on condition of anonymity said that obtaining […]

Ebonyi to expend 500m US Dollars on varsity devt

From JEFF AMECHI AGBODO, Abakaliki Ebonyi State Government has said that a total of 500 million US dollars would be spent on the development of the State University (EBSU), Abakaliki. The state governor, Chief Martin Elechi gave the figure during the flag-off ceremony of the distribution of 2013 instructional materials, assessment report booklets and commissioning […]

Elechi grants unconditional pardon to 15 prison inmates

» From JEFF AMECHI AGBODO, Abakaliki The governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Martin Elechi, has granted unconditional pardon and clemency to 15 indigenes of the state serving different jail terms in prisons in the country. They include eight inmates of the Abakaliki Federal Prisons convicted for offences such as stealing and burglary and seven inmates […]

Police smash kidnappers’ den in Ebonyi

From JEFF AMECHI AGBODO, Abakaliki The police in Ebonyi State have uncovered kidnappers’ hideout where victims were kept in Emezabi community, Ngbo in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state. The location at the boundary between Ebonyi and Benue states had served as hideout for kidnappers over the years where they kept their victims while […]

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