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23 Apr 2018
As schools resume in Ebonyi on Monday for the third term, Prof. John Eke, the Commissioner for Education, has expressed dissatisfaction at the poor turnout of pupils and students in some schools. Eke made this known when he monitored resumption of academic activities in selected public and private schools in Abakaliki. Eke, who decried the…
16 Apr 2018
For Sarah Elom, the desperate yearning for electricity began three years ago after she entered Junior Secondary School, and have to walk two miles daily to fetch water from the village stream before going to school. The early morning ritual affected her studies. After school, Elom will also take another turn to the stream and…
4 Apr 2018
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State yesterday sacked the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Bernard Odoh. He also announced the rejection of his resignation, which he tendered on Monday. In the letter, Odoh had disclosed that he resigned because he was not given a free hand to perform his duties. Although, Umahi had…
16 Mar 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has inaugurated a 13-member security sub-committee for the 2019 general elections in Ebonyi. The sub-committee was inaugurated by Mr Titus Sumba-Lamorde, the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi Command and chairman of the Inter Agency Consultative on Election Security (IACES), on Friday in Abakaliki. The 13-member sub -committee has the mandate…
28 Feb 2018
A clash between farmers and herdsmen in Akaeze, Ivo local government area of Ebonyi State yesterday left four persons from both sides seriously injured. While three herdsmen where left with serious head injuries, one of the farmers received machete cuts on various parts of his body. The farmer who sustained machete cut wounds, is receiving treatment at the…
23 Feb 2018
The Ebonyi Government seeking the assistance of the police in the case of an eight-year-old girl, allegedly sexually molested by her uncles. The step follows a complaint by the alleged victim’s cousin, Miss Esther Nwafor, that the uncles, a 35-year-old father of five, and the other, a 25-year-old father of one, had been molesting the…
19 Feb 2018
The Commissioner for Environment, Chief Donatus Njoku, yesterday refuted a trending report on the social media that Governor David Umahi had donated portions of land for the Federal Government’s proposed cattle colony in Ebonyi State. Briefing newsmen in Abakaliki, Njoku described the report as “absolute falsehood and a misrepresentation of the position of governor at…
13 Feb 2018
Three policemen posted to foster peace at the boundary axis between Ikwo Local Council and Cross River State were murdered by unknown gunmen at Ofunakpa in Ikwo Local Council of Ebonyi State. Though the Ebonyi police command was skeptical on the development at the time of filing this report, a police source told The Guardian…
2 Feb 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC), has commenced grassroots sensitisation tour to mobilise the electorate in the 13 local government areas of Ebonyi, to register in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). Mr Eze Nwachukwu, Acting APC Chairman in Ebonyi, led other members of the State Working Committee (SWC) to launch the campaign on Friday in…
18 Jan 2018
The Ebonyi Government on Thursday ordered closure of all public and private schools in the state to check the spread of lassa fever that broke out in the state recently.
15 Jan 2018
Ebonyi Government on Monday confirmed the death of two persons from a renewed Lassa fever outbreak in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Daniel Onwuzurike, who made the disclosure at an interaction with newsmen, noted that the deceased included a doctor and a nurse working at the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA). Onwuzurike said…
15 Jan 2018
The Ebonyi chapter of Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has appealed to Gov. Dave Umahi to rescind his blanket endorsement of State and National Assembly members from Ebonyi for the forthcoming 2019 general elections. The CDHR Ebonyi Chairman, Mr Emeka Anosike, made the appeal on Monday in Abakaliki, in an interview with newsmen.…

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