Sunday, March 7, 2021



SSS operatives raid bandit camp, intercept ‘sophisticated weapons’ in Kaduna

The operatives of the Department of State Security service, SSS, have reportedly raided a forest camp belonging to a network of seven armed bandits in Kaduna State, recovering some sophisticated weapons during the operation.

Fake Chevron staff docked for N4.5m contract scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office on Wednesday March 3, 2021 arraigned a fake Chevron Nigeria staff, Uguru Ozoemena Justus, before Justice...

I didn’t defect to APC over presidential ambition – Umahi  

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has reiterated that he did not defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC, to contest for presidency in 2023.

Hajj Savings Scheme launched in Adamawa, Taraba, Ebonyi

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, in collaboration with the Jaiz Bank Plc., has launched the National Hajj Savings Scheme, NHS, in Adamawa, Taraba and Ebonyi states.

Southeast governors wade into Ozodinma, Okorocha squabble

The South-East Governors Forum has waded into the impasse between the Imo government and the state’s former governor, Sen. Rochas Okorocha.

Inflation rises to 16.47% in January – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, said inflation rose to 16.47 per cent (year-on-year) in January, and that the increase was 0.71 per cent higher than 15.75 per cent recorded in December 2020.

Bandits up, herdsmen down and the ugly dance to Rwanda, by Amir Bagwanje 

They are called bandits when they kidnap in Zamfara while the media tags them, Fulani herdsmen if the victims are from Ekiti or Ebonyi. The same evil but called different names. For decades, farmers in the North have painfully endured the destruction of their farmlands

Police vow to arrest suspected arsonists in Ebonyi community

The Ebonyi Police Command says it will investigate and arrest those suspected to be behind the fire that destroyed herders’ houses in Oshibo community in Ebonyi Local Government Area.

MURIC urges Nigerian govt to give herders bail-out fund

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has called on the Federal Government to give the cattle rearing industry enough funds to buy land for the establishment of ranches.

COVID-19 will end foreign medical tourism by Nigerians – Ex-Imo commissioner 

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and former Attorney General of Imo State, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, says the COVID-19 pandemic has some salutary effects on Nigeria as it would end foreign medical tourism by the elite.

Nigeria records 1,883 new coronavirus cases in one day

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 1,883 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections,  bringing the total number of infected people in...

Police Service Commission promotes 20,356 senior officers

The Police Service Commission, PSC, has approved the promotion of 20, 356 senior police officers, the spokesman for the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, said. In a...

Effium massacre: Ebonyi indigenes demand urgent deployment of military personnel

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora, AESID, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately deploy military personnel to Effium community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state where over 40 persons have been killed.

Ebonyi tribal clash claims 40 lives — AESID

Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora, AESID has claimed that no fewer than 40 people have been killed during a clash between between the natives of Effium, and Effium indigenes of Ezza extraction in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Effium mayhem: Gov. Umahi, Ohaukwu council boss must be probed – AESID

Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora, AESID, has called on the security agencies to probe Governor David Umahi and the chairman of the Ohaukwu Local Government Area, Clement Odah, over an alleged communal clash between the Effium and Effium indigenes of Ezza extraction, leading to the death of over 40 people.

AESID to Umahi: Explain ownership of N40bn hotel in Port Harcourt

Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora, AESID, has asked Governor David Umahi to speak up over a viral picture of a multi-billion Naira...

IG orders posting/redeployment of 21 Commissioners of Police [FULL LIST]

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the posting and redeployment of some Commissioners of Police to State Commands and Formations. This is contained...

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000 – NCDC

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria surpassed 100,000 on Jan.10 after 1,024 new cases were reported, bringing the total number of infections to 100,087. 

2023: Only competence will determine next Ebonyi governor – Indigenes

Ahead of the 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi State, some indigenes of the state under the platform of Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora, AESID, have said that competence and credibility to determine who will become the next governor of the state.

Nigeria records 1,544 new cases of COVID-19, 12 deaths

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 1,544 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC, on its verified website...

Miyetti-Allah denies attack on herdsmen in South East

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has said that Fulani herdsmen were neither under attack nor are they being forced to leave any part of the South-East, particularly Ebonyi state.

Gbajabiamila mourns ex-UniLag VC, Prof. Ibidapo-Obe

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed sadness over the death of a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oyewusi Obidapo-Obe.

The truth about viral video of ‘Igbos chasing Fulanis out of Ebonyi’, by Northern coalition

The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has disclosed that it investigated and discovered the truths in the allegations that Igbos were chasing Fulanis out...

Christmas: Ebonyi indigenes lambast Umahi for donating 300 bags of rice to Abuja rich man

A governance and accountability group, Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora, AESID, has criticised Governor David Umahi for allegedly donating no fewer than 300 25kg bags of branded rice to a serving Federal Director as Christmas largess.

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