Ignore IPOB’s sit-at-home order, Ebonyi tells residents

But reacting to the order on Sunday, the Ebonyi government asked all markets and parks in the state to open for business, adding that failure to do so will attract “severe punishment”.

The government of Ebonyi state has called on residents in the state to disregard the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Recall that the proscribed separatist group had stated there will be a sit-at-home protest in the south-east on Tuesday.

Annoucing the order on Saturday, the IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful had disclosed that the sit-at-home order is in solidarity with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the group, who is scheduled to appear in court on January 18, 19 and 20 for the continuation of his trial.

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Umahi: Ebonyi can never be part of Biafra… we’re better in Nigeria

Ebonyi’s governor, Dave Umahi, believes the state “can never” be a part of the proposed Biafra republic.

The governor spoke during an event in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi, on Thursday.

“We are better in a fair and equitable Nigeria,” Umahi declared, adding that the state will not separate from the country and join Biafra.


Lassa Fever: New deaths recorded in Bauchi and Ebonyi as Nigeria’s death toll rises to 92

“In total for 2021, 17 states have recorded at least one confirmed case across 66 Local Government Areas,” it said. “Of all confirmed cases, 83 per cent are from Edo (43 per cent), Ondo (35 per cent), and Taraba (five per cent) States.

Bauchi and Ebonyi States have recorded new deaths from Lassa fever as Nigeria’s death toll from the disease since the beginning of 2021 rises to 92 according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The NCDC disclosed this in its latest situation report on the outbreak of the disease in the country on Tuesday, December 28.

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Man machetes sister-in-law, two others to death in Ebonyi

A middle-aged man, Chibuike Ochie, has allegedly killed his sister-in-law, younger sister and a laborer in Uburu community, in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ebonyi, Loveth Odah, confirmed the killings in a statement issued in Abakaliki on Monday.

Odah said that the incident occurred on Sunday in a farmland in Obegu, Uburu.
The police spokesperson said the man killed his sister-in-law, a younger sister and a hired labourer, who was working on their farmland.

According to her, it was reported that by 1640hrs of 24th of October, 2021, when the family of Ochie were in the farm including a hired labourer, one of their brothers, Chibuike Ochie, went into the farm and suddenly started macheting them.

“He succeeded in macheting Ogechi Ochie, 32, and wife of the elder brother and the younger sister, Margaret Ochie, 35 years old and the said labourer.
“The three persons were macheted to death on that farm and he escaped.


Abakaliki shutdown as residents obey IPOB-sit-at-home order

Abakaliki, the capital city of Ebonyi State, is currently on lockdown as residents of the state complied with the sit-at-home directive of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB.

The group last week gave the directive to protest the continuous detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. See more photos of the city currently deserted below…

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“It is in God’s hands – Governor Umahi speaks on Igbos standing a chance to pick up APC presidential ticket

“It is in God’s hands Ebonyi state governor and Chairman of the South East governors forum, Dave Umahi speaks on Igbos standing a chance to pick up APC presidential ticket

Governor Umahi, has said the emergence of an Igbo president come 2023 lies in the hands of God.

There have been calls for the presidency to move to the SouthEast come 2023. The two dominant parties, APC and PDP are yet to announce which should pick their presidential ticket for 2023.