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…

BREAKING: Court stops Financial Reporting Council from investigating Sanusi, CBN

Justice J.T. Tsoho gave the order on Friday in a suit filed by Mr. Sanusi through his counsel, Kola Awodehin. A Federal High Court in Lagos has given a preservatory order restraining the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN, from investigating the suspended Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi. Justice J.T. Tsoho gave the order on…

Abia students protest, demand Orji’s resignation over poor state of education, roads

by The City Reporters The City ReportersThe protesters were allowed into the state government house after hours of struggle Abia State University (ABSU) students have lashed out at Governor Theodore A. Orji for his inability to address the terrible state of education and dilapidated roads in the state. The students, who protested at the state…

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.

Selfish political interest of Orji Uzor-Kalu Bounces Back: Set To Snatch Ohanaeze Ndigbo Structures

by Kene Amazuoke Baring last minutes manoeuvres, the former governor of Abia State Dr. Orji Uzor-Kalu is set to bounce back to political reckoning through the forthcoming elections of the Apex Igbo socio-cultural group Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth and Women wings which is coming up on Saturday 5th and  Sunday 6th April 2014 in the Ohanaeze…