EBONYI : Man kills father, eats his neck

The Ebonyi State Police Command, yesterday, paraded a 30-year-old Nwode Chukwudi Awam, for beheading his father, Michael Awam, 56, and eating the victim’s neck at Egwudinagu Obegu village in Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police Chris Anyanwu, said: “The Ebonyi State Command has arrested…

NLC & TUC accuse National Conference leadership of changing rules

Labour rocked the National Conference today, alleging that the Secretariat of the Conference had amended the records of proceedings to allow it powers to appoint Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen of Committees.The allegation was made by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) during a joint press briefing held this morning in Abuja.The two groups later issued a press statement to protest against what they termed “the decision of the Conference leadership to unilaterally reverse a decision consensually taken by the entire membership of the

National Conference delegates trade tackles over security, true federalism and religion

More issues emerged today at the on-going 2014 National Conference in Abuja as the debate on the inauguration speech by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan continued.Issues bordering on national security, economic development, true federalism, restructuring of the polity, among others took centre-stage as delegates spoke passionately on the need for the country to look back before going forward.

50 killed as soldiers battle Fulani insurgents in Nasarawa

Barely 24 hours after the military deployed to contain the recent attacks that has claimed over 200 lives and displaced thousands of the Tiv people of Nasarawa and Benue states, success was Thursday recorded as troops killed over 50 Fulani insurgents in Keana local government area of Nasarawa State in a gun duel.Fulani insurgents numbering 10 were brought to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, DASH, Lafia, the state capital, by a police pick-up van and deposited at the mortuary while about 20 others were deposited at the general hospital Keana as well as several others still in the bush.

Gov Orji I must hand over to Ukwa/Ngwa person

ABIA State governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has said there was no going back in his promise to cede power to Ukwa/Ngwa people of the state, but urged them to help him realise the project.According to Governor Orji, ceding power to Ukwa/Ngwa people was the only way to ensure justice and fairness and eliminate marginalisation and ethnic cleavages, so everybody could have a sense of belonging.The governor spoke, yesterday, in Umuahia, when Ukwa/Ngwa professionals visited him to commend his development efforts in the state and to appreciate his decision to cede power to the area.

Gunmen kidnap Edwin Clark’s son

 By Emma Ogoigbe  Gunmen yesterday struck at Kiagbodo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, seizing and taking away Ebikeme Clark, son of elder statesman and Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark. A top police source in Delta, who confirmed the kidnap, said Ebikeme’s abductors emerged from the water in the evening and whisked…