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August 20, 2018

Ebonyi govt executes major projects for Anglican Cathedral

The Anglican Bishop with Government officials during the flag off ceremony

  …Flags off road construction, asphalting of compounds, mounting of streetlights Anglican faithful in the Diocese of Abakaliki, especially those worshipping at All Saints’ Cathedral, Abakaliki, were literally wrapped in an envelope of joy and excitement recently following the flag off for the reconstruction of the road that leads to the cathedral by the Ebonyi State Government. Also to be constructed is the compound of the cathedral, which, according to the government, would be asphalted and mounted with solar-powered streetlights starting from the beginning of the new road to the church compound. Before then, the about 135-metre road that leads…

Sex scandal rock Ebonyi varsity

Sex scandal rock Ebonyi varsity

Lecturer sacked, another suspended over sex for grade, others Students of the Ebonyi State University; Abakaliki, have raised the alarm on the spate of sexual harassment and exploitation by some lecturers in the institution. They told Daily Sun that some lecturers in the school demanded sex and, in some cases, financial gratification before they could pass their courses. This is coming a few days after a male lecturer in the Department of History and International Relations (names withheld), was suspended by the management of the institution for alleged sexual misconduct with female students and other unethical practices. The suspended lecturer,…

Photo Report on the Biafra Protest, May 30 Sit-Home exercise

The weekday, May 30, sit-home exercise as projected by the autochthonal individuals of Biafra (IPOB), has come into being within the southeast. Photos creating the rounds everywhere social media show that a lot of individuals inside the region have complied with the order to remain home. only a few individuals are seen on the streets and businesses are latched down for the day. Below square measure photos of sure areas in Anambra state wherever the protest exercise is in progress. The streets inside the southeastern region are deserted. Many individuals inside the region have complied with the order to remain…

Economic crunch: People now steal pots of cooked food

Recent reports coming from Ilorin, the Kwara state capital  and Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi, suggest that cooked food theft is becoming a common occurrence for residents in the state. According to reports, cooking a pot of soup, especially in the open, is now an invitation to robbers, as cases of eagle-eyed hungry men absconding with cooked food still on the fire is now the order of the day. Investigations reveal that such incidences have occurred over five times in just a week, in areas such as Tanke, Basin, Sango, Offa Garage, and Kilanko, of Kwara State. The cooked food stealing…

3,000 Ebonyi women farmers ask herdsmen to leave their community

About 3,000 Ishiagu women in Ebonyi state yesterday, staged a peaceful protest to the Palace of the traditional ruler of the community, HRH Ezego Moses Ngele, against the destruction of farm crops by herdsmen. The women, comprising mostly peasant elderly farmers, marched peacefully to the palace of the monarch, where they demanded urgent action to end the alleged indiscriminate destruction of cash crops and other farm produce by herdsmen grazing their cattle in the area. Hide quoted text They chanted solidarity songs and brandished green leaves as they urged the traditional ruler to prevail on the herdsmen to stop using…

Blood, sorrows, tears as army, battle Pro-Biafra protesters

No fewer than 50 members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) were on Monday arrested for holding road show in Owerri, the Imo State capital to commemorate their anniversary. Mr Okechukwu Nwogu, a stalwart of MASSOB, who spoke to journalists in Owerri, regretted the arrest of members of the group whom he said were on a peaceful march to commemorate the 49th anniversary of Biafra and 17th anniversary of MASSOB. MASSOB members had kicked off their road show at Waterside Primary School Owerri from where they moved to Rotibi Street into Oguamana Street…

Travellers must read this: How ritualists murdered 24-yr-old female accountant in Port Harcourt

 Late Miss Anita Oluchi Okore Pa Kalu Elem Okore and his wife, Angelina, have remained inconsolable since their 24-year-old daughter, Miss Anita Oluchi Okore, was killed in Port Harcourt, Rivers State by three men believed to be ritualists. The unfortunate lady met her untimely and gruesome end when she traveled from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State to the Garden City to visit her elder sister, Dr Mrs Ugochi Igwe, in April 2015. Based on information pieced together by her father, Pa Kalu, Sunday Sun gathered that after the young lady alighted from the bus somewhere along the East-West road, Eleme, Port Harcourt, she…

Ebonyi disburses N200m to mission hospitals, others

Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State has disbursed N200 million grant to six rural hospitals in the state. The 16th tranche brought the total disbursement to rural hospitals since 2008 to N1.9 billion.  It is aimed at providing infrastructure to the hospitals, modern diagnostic equipment, training for health workers and mid-level manpower. The grant is also aimed at promoting maternal and child health, increasing immunization coverage, practicing free maternal healthcare and to enable the hospitals recruit skilled expert human resource such as doctors, nurses and other paramedics. The grants break down showed that N36 million was given to Mater Misericorde…