• I’ve immunity, can’t be in trouble with EFCC – Governor Umahi

    I’ve immunity, can’t be in trouble with EFCC – Governor Umahi

    Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi said today he is not in any form of in trouble with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over the diversion of the sum of N400 million allocated to the PDP in the state to compromise last year’s Presidential poll.

    The governor made the clarification in reaction to reports at the weekend suggesting that he used his firms, Osborn La-Palm Royal Resort Ltd and Brass Engineering & Construction Nig. Ltd.to divert the N400 million bribe allocated […]

  • Governor Umahi releases woman held in prison for stealing N400 cocoa yam

    Governor Umahi releases woman held in prison for stealing N400 cocoa yam

    A woman held at the Abakaliki Prisons for allegedly stealing cocoa yam worth N400 has been released on the order of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State.

    Umahi ordered her freedom after being briefed on Friday by the National Human Right Commission on the outcome of its investigation into the extra judicial killings of some inmates of the Abakaliki prisons during the August 18 attempted jail break.

    A statement on Sunday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Emma Anya, said the Chairman […]

  • Governor Umahi recalls suspended Ebonyi varsity lecturers

    Governor Umahi recalls suspended Ebonyi varsity lecturers

    It was gathered that the Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has recalled two suspended members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ebonyi state chapter.

    It came as the union called off its strike, embarked upon on Monday.

    The suspension of the strike and lifting of the suspension followed the intervention of ASUU South East regional leadership which brokered peace between the government and the union.

    Idenyi Ndubuisi, who is the chairman of the Union and his predecessor, Emeka Nwakpa, had on Monday […]

  • 16-year-old Nigerian Boy Builds Solar-powered Car and Presents it to Governor Umahi of Ebonyi State (Photos)

    16-year-old Nigerian Boy Builds Solar-powered Car and Presents it to Governor Umahi of Ebonyi State (Photos)

    A young Nigerian student has made a remarkable feat after constructing a solar powered car in Ebonyi State.

    A talented 16-year-old boy has made history after constructing a car and drove it to Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State. The boy identified as Master Ihere-serg Mascot also drove the car before the shocked eyes of many.

    Giving more details of the feat, Agwu Francis wrote: “A 16 years old boy Master Ihere-serg Mascot from Ebonyi State just presented a […]

  • NULGE commends Governor Umahi for increasing workers salary

    NULGE commends Governor Umahi for increasing workers salary

    Leonard Nkah, the President of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, Ebonyi State chapter, has commended Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State for approving 5 per cent pay rise for workers.

    Nkah said by the action, Umahi had proved to be a listening governor.

    Umahi announced the salary increase when he addressed the people on Saturday at the Abakaliki Township Stadium.

    The increase was put at 5 per cent.

    Nkah also said that a dedicated account would be opened where money would be […]

  • Governor Umahi increases workers pay, pardons 32 prisoners

    Governor Umahi increases workers pay, pardons 32 prisoners

    It was gathered that the Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Umahi, has announced the increase of workers salary.

    Umahi announced the news during this year’s 56th independence day celebration and Ebonyi at 20 held at the Abakaliki Township Stadiumon Saturday.

    Umahi, who also pardoned 32 prisoners  and commuted the death sentence of 14 others to life imprisonment, was full of praises for  the founding fathers of the state.

    He thanked a former Governor of the State, Dr. Sam Egwu, for mediating during the […]

  • Governor Umahi appoints AIG, 190 other aides, says no vacancy in 2019

    Governor Umahi appoints AIG, 190 other aides, says no vacancy in 2019

    Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Dave Umahi, yesterday, inaugurated 191 new sets of Special Assistants, tagged, ‘Technical Assistants’ by his administration.

    Among those appointed is Assistant Inspector-General of Police and a People Democratic Congress (PDC) governorship candidate in 2011, Chief Kevin Opoke, who has retired from service.

    The appointment is dominated by chieftains of the Labour Party (LP), All Progressives Congress (APC), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

    Speaking at the International Conference Centre, Abakaliki, […]

  • Governor Umahi sacks council caretaker chairmen, reshuffles cabinet

    Governor Umahi sacks council caretaker chairmen, reshuffles cabinet

    Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has sacked the 13 Local Government Council Caretaker Chairmen he appointed a year ago.

    This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Emmanuel Onwe.

    “The Caretaker Chairmen are directed to hand over to Heads of Personnel Management (HPMs) in their respective local government before the close of business on thursday 8th September 2013,” the statement said.

    The governor thanked the sacked officials for their services to the state and wished them well for the […]

  • Governor Umahi suspends Commissioner, asks unemployed Ebonyi youths to ‘come home and take jobs’

    Governor Umahi suspends Commissioner, asks unemployed Ebonyi youths to ‘come home and take jobs’

    Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Umahi, on Friday suspended the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters/Rural Development, Samuel Okoronkwo.

    The development, it was gathered, was connected to the lopsided selection of youths in the state for the Industrial Training Fund programme.

    Umahi has also directed the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Dr. Ignatius Unah, to take charge. He will be assisted by the most senior officer in the Local Government Ministry.

    The governor, who announced the suspension while declaring open […]