Ebonyi Lawmaker Disassociates Self From Alleged Fraud In Abakaliki Rice Mill

By Amauche Agbo, Abakaliki The member representing Abakaliki South Constituency, Deacon Joseph Umunu has disassociated himself from the alleged fraudulent activities leveled against him by the leadership of Abakaliki rice mill company led by Mr Linus Obeji The lawmaker was accused of carrying out fraud activities in some parts of the rice mill company and published in some sections of the media. While reacting on the development in Abakaliki, the lawmaker debunked the allegation, describing it as false, baseless and mischievous and urged the general public to discountenance it. The two term past Chairman of the mill noted that he never engaged himself in any fraud activities or whatsoever in the company, adding that he left the mill after he successful concluded his two tenures and faced his legislative business. He called on the leadership of the company […]

LG Chair Urges Nwifuru To Prioritize Health, Education, Rural Devpt

By Amauche Agbo, Abakaliki The Chairman of Abakaliki Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, Hon. Stephen Ebere Nwogba has urged Governor elect, Chief Francis Nwifuru to prioritize health, education, agriculture, rural roads and human capital development to better the lives of the people. Nwogba, in a chat with journalists at the council Headquarters, Nkaliki, expressed confidence that Nwifuru would deliver in his mandate as he is morally and physically fit coupled with his vast knowledge in leadership. While commending Governor Umahi for the legacy projects his administration attracted in the State and for believing in equity, justice and fairness, the Local Government chairman noted the incoming Governor would surpass Umahi and as such sustain those existing legacy projects in the State and called on Ebonyi people to throw their weight behind the incoming Governor for optimum performance. He called […]

May 29: No force’ll stop Ebonyi governor-lect, Nwifuru from being sworn in~Umahi

By Nwogha Ndubuisi Andy Governor, David Umahi of Ebonyi state on Saturday vowed that no force on earth would stop the All Progressives Congress, APC, governor-elect, Francis Nwifuru from being sworn in on 29th May 2023. Umahi made this known while addressing prominent leaders of the nation and stakeholders of Ebonyi State, during the burial of Michael Ekuma Nkama, father of the Minister of State for Health, Joseph Nkama. The burial of the deceased took place at Edda community, in Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The Governor also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the various financial assistance granted to Ebonyi State which he said led to the construction of valuable projects in Edda community, wherein the minister, Ekuma Nkama Joseph hails from. He equally applauded President Buhari for the approval of his ministerial nominee, which […]

FARECOD Founder, Rev Nwibo Fetes With Widows, Church Evangelists

By Oketa P Monday, Abakaliki The founder of Family Reformation and Community Development Initiative, FARECOD, and a minister of the Nigeria Reformed Church,Rev. Ambassador Joseph Nwankpuma Nwibo has empowered widows and some evangelists of the church. Ambassador Nwibo while declaring the event open, on Saturday, 6th May, 2023 at the Nigerian Reformed Church Headquarters, Abakaliki charged beneficiaries to remain worthy Ambassadors of Jesus Christ at their respective churches. The over 400 beneficiaries drawn from various churches were gifted with wrappers and other largesse were from Izzi, Ebonyi, Abakaliki and Ikwo Council Areas. In his remarks, Ambassador Nwibo explained that the foundation was established in the year 2003 through his initiative as one of the orphans who struggled to pass through education and to the glory of God, he’s now a student of Doctorate degree. He further explained that […]

Gov. Umahi Commiserates With Aide, Felix Otta Over Mother’s Death

By Agbo Amauche, Abakaliki Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State and senator elect of Ebonyi South zone has commiserated with his special assistant on ring road project, Engr Felix Anayo Otta and his family over the death of his mother Mrs Mary Nwophoke Otta. Gov. Umahi sent his commiseration message to the deceased family during the burial of the late matriarch at her Country home, Olua Enyigba in Abakaliki Local Government Area, Ebonyi State. Umahi represented at the burial by the State Commissioner for solid mineral Chief Chris Uchaji urged Otta and his family to be consoled in the loving memories of his dear mother whose life and times were remarkable, especially her commitment to the good up bringing of her children, praying God to give him and his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. The […]

Ebonyi Intl Airport Will Boost Security, Economic Development, Others — Umahi

By Amauche Agbo, Abakaliki Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has said Mohammed Buhari International Airport in the State would enhance adequate security, economic development and as well ease means of transportation especially their agricultural produce. Umahi stated this at the Muhammadu Buhari International Airport, Onueke, Ebonyi state shortly after arriving the state from Abuja on his one week official tour in the Country. He noted that the airport would help them to do direct import and export both within and outside the Country. The Governor who disclosed that he decided to step-down his senate Presidency ambition for Senator Godswill Akpabio, added that he did so in the overall interest of the country. He expressed optimism that the President-elect, Ahmed Bola Tinubu would reward Southeast zone with other tangible positions for sacrificing the Senate Presidency seat, expressed hope […]

Ebonyi Govt To Implement 65 Yrs Retirement Age For Teachers

By Amauche Agbo, Abakaliki Ebonyi State government under the watch of Governor David Umahi has expressed its readiness to implement retirement age of 65 years and length of service to forty years to teachers in the State in line with harmonized retirement age for teachers in Nigeria. The State Commissioner for information and orientation Barr. Orji Uchenna announced this while briefing newsmen after executive council meeting in Abakaliki, the State capital. According to orji, a circular on the implementation of the harmonized retirement age and length of service in the teaching profession in Nigeria was read in Exco by the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Dr. Zyjl Nwangele. Exco noted the content of the circular and the fact that Education is in the Concurrent Legislative List of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Exco approved that the […]

EBSU Embarks On Indefinite Strike

…Demands Improvement Of Workers Welfare, Others By Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki Ebonyi State University, EBSU has shutdown its activities indefinitely following the denial of 2-months workers salary and other beneficial welfare packages. The state owned University’s staff barricades the school gate with tag inscription ” EBSU On Strike” on Thursday, 11th May, 2023. According to the Joint Action Committees of Trade Union, JACTU, the decision was taken to press home the demand for improvement of workers welfare. Speaking with the Ebonyi State chairman, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian University, SSANU, Comrade Elias Odigbo, called on the state government to implement their promotion exercise with financial effect, hence, pay them their salaries and arrears. He said: “We are gathered here to express our grievances that the university is not fair to us. The people that were promoted was given only […]

Organ Harvesting Plot:Ekweremadu, Wife, Doctor Jailed

A judge at The Central Criminal Court, also known as the Old Bailey, has sentenced former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice and Doctor Obinna Obeta to jail. At a sentencing hearing on Friday, Ekweremadu was jailed for nine years and eight months, his wife Beatrice was sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment while Obeta received a 10-year prison term. The sentencing follows their conviction in March for organ trafficking. The Ekweremadus’ sick daughter, Sonia, was cleared of any wrongdoing. The three were found guilty after arranging or facilitating a young Nigerian man’s travel into the United Kingdom in a bid to obtain his kidney on behalf of Sonia. The jury said Ekweremadu, his wife and their doctor criminally conspired to bring the 21-year-old Lagos street trader to London to exploit him for his […]

10th Senate: Nwebonyi Canvasses Support For Akpabio’s Presidency

From Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki Ebonyi North Senator Elect, Barr Onyekachi Peter Nwebonyi has advocated for the support of the former Akwaibom State Governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio as the president of the 10th house of Senate. Nwebonyi in a statement issued by the media aide, Amb. Valentine Nwori, noted that the choice of Senator Akpabio against his counterpart, governor of Ebonyi state became necessary due to the standing rules of the Senate in its formation and election of her leader. According to him, the former Commissioner made this known to newsmen at the PorthHarcout Airport during the 2-day working visit of Nigeria president elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu at Rivers State. According to him, “During the visit, Chief Barr. Nwebonyi granted an interview, wherein, he enjoined his colleagues, Senators-elect across the country and particularly those from Southeast geopolitical zone to […]