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Ebonyi state founder Senator Ofia Nwali dies at 74

Ebonyi state founder Senator Ofia Nwali dies at 74

A Second Republic Senator and first black man to obtain Ph.D in Computer and Analytical Studies from Harvard University, Senator Dr. Martin Offia Nwali is dead. The former lawmaker died in the early hours of Monday during a brief illness, at the age of 74 ,in his country home, Ameka, Ezza South Local Government Area…

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We Give You 3 Days To Leave Southeast – Ohanaeze Youths To Herdsmen

We Give You 3 Days To Leave Southeast – Ohanaeze Youths To Herdsmen

Igbo youths under the aegis of the Ohaneze Youth Council (OYC), have issued a 3-day ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen in the southeast to vacate Igbo land or be forced out after Monday, May 2. The warning was contained in a communique signed and released in Enugu by the National Vice President of the group, Mazi…

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You Are Responsible For Southeast Backwardness – Ngige To Igbo Governors

You Are Responsible For Southeast Backwardness – Ngige To Igbo Governors

Chris Ngige, the minister of Labour and Employment has attributed the economically backward state of the southeast region to the lack of visionary leadership by political leaders in the region. Speaking at the Enugu state investment summit on Friday, April 8, Ngige faulted the governors of Southeast for not taking advantage of regional integration to grow the…

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9 die in road accident on Enugu-Abakaliki road

9 die in road accident on Enugu-Abakaliki road

About 9 people have lost their lives in a fatal auto crash that occurred along the Abakaliki-Enugu expressway on Tuesday, March 22. The sad incident which left 3 others with injuries happened when a trailer conveying chippings ran into a coaster bus on its way to Ikom in Cross River state from Lagos, Daily Post…

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Igbo group sets to look into erosion, marginalization, others

Igbo group sets to look into erosion, marginalization, others

The newly established Igbo socio-political and cultural organization, the Igbo Improvement Union, has set up various committees, including those of marginalization, erosion control and arts and culture in a bid to address problems confronting the Igbo nation. Rising from its meeting in Awka, promoters of the new organization said their first major task is to…

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Secondary School Vice-principal Slumps, Dies In Ebonyi

Benedict Kalu, the vice principal of Community Secondary School, Noyo Alike in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi state, slumped and died along Gunning road meat market, Abakaliki over the weekend. Kalu who hails from Abia state, was said to have been sick for some time now, had boarded a tricycle popularly to a nearby…

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South-East Communities Under Threat Of Erosion As Rain Begins

South-East Communities Under Threat Of Erosion As Rain Begins

With just two rains so far this year, many parts of the South East zone are already under the threat of devastating gully erosion, which has become a common feature in many communities in the zone. In past years, it was common to see many families abandon their homes whenever it rained because their homes…

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House Rents Skyrocket In South-East Communities

House Rents Skyrocket In South-East Communities

There is acute shortage of land in the Igbo states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, hence the increase in rent payable in the cities of the south eastern states. Apart from children, land and shelter are the second most valuable assets of any family in the southeast. As a result, it is a…

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Governor Umahi Suspends Special Adviser Over Revenue Fraud

Governor Umahi Suspends Special Adviser Over Revenue Fraud

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has suspended his special adviser on internally generated revenue (IGR), Jeremiah Oketa. According to reports, Okete was suspended on Thursday, February 4, for creating a separate bank account for payment of IGR without the consent of the state government. The special adviser was said to have connived with a…

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Southeast States Top WAEC Ranking

Southeast States Top WAEC Ranking

The analysis of the performance of states in the 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination has emerged with the southeast states again topping the chart with their candidates obtaining the most credits in at least five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics. The Punch reports that the details of the May/June WAEC examination were…

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