[PHOTO NEWS] Buhari Bags Two Chieftancy Titles In Ebonyi

President Muhammadu Buhari has been honoured with two chieftaincy titles in Abakiliki, Ebonyi State, where he is currently on a 2-day working visit.

One of the titles, Ochioha NdiIgbo 1 (Igbo Warrior), was conferred on him by South East traditional council of rulers led by Eze Eberechi Dick, while the other, Enyioma 1of Ebonyi (A good Friend), was conferred on him by the Ebonyi traditional council of rulers led by Eze Charles Mkpuma.

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President Buhari Commences 2-Day Official Visit To Ebonyi, Anambra

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday arrived in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital on a two-day working visit to the state and Anambra state.

Buhari was earlier received at the Enugu airport by governors of Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi as well as top security officials.

Buhari, however, did not inspect the Guard of Honour mounted in his honour by soldiers of the Nkwoagu Military Cantonment, Abakaliki.

It will be recalled that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, threatened to assassinate him should he step foot on the South East.

According to the press release by IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful on Monday warned that “today will be recorded in history as a very bloody day should that Jubril masquerading as Buhari attempt to land on Biafran soil.”

In Ebonyi: Police Officer Allegedly Commits Suicide Over Transfer To Borno

A serving policeman attached to the Ebonyi State police command, Donatus Oyibe, has reportedly committed suicide at Ukwuakpu axis of Abakaliki.

Oyibe, a native of Ndiagu Ishieke in Ebonyi Local government area of the state was said to have jumped inside a deep well on Sunday night when he went to fetch water.

According to Sun newspaper, family sources say his death was connected with his recent transfer to Borno state, after his posting letter was released on August 28.

The deceased daughter, Ukamaka said that her late father took bucket to fetch water from the well but could not be seen for several hours. This she said created suspicion and tension that led to his search.

She added that when they reached the well, his bucket was seen and they looked inside the well only to discover that he has died.

“My father took a bucket that he was going to fetch water from our well on Sunday night but could not come back after some time that created suspicion and we started looking for him.

“I went to the well and saw his bucket. When I looked inside the well, I discovered that he has died”, she said.

The Police spokesperson, Loveth Ogah said she was not aware of the development at press time but promised to speak on the development when confirmed.

EFCC Gives Account Of Looted Funds In S/East

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has announced the recovery of N553.77m from corrupt politicians in the South Eastern part of the country.
The Zonal Head of Operations of the commission, Mr Johnson Babalola, made this disclosure at a news briefing on Tuesday in Enugu.
Babalola said the news briefing was held to acquaint members of the public on the activities of the commission in the past seven months.
He said that the commission recovered N300m, N82.5m and N60m from politicians in Ebonyi, Abia and Enugu States respectively.
“We have recovered N300m out of N400m in Ebonyi. In Abia, we recovered N82.5m out of N450m while we got N60m in Enugu out of N450m.
“However, we are facing some challenges in Anambra and Imo but the commission is working on them,” he said.
“Within the period, we received a total of 503 petitions from Nigerians out of which 333 were approved for investigation while others not under our the purview of the EFCC were referred to sister agencies.
“We charged 88 of such cases to court and have so far obtained five convictions,” he said.
Babalola said that the judiciary had been of immense help in line with its constitutional mandate in spite of the antics of the suspects.
“Some of them have sued us for fundamental rights violations and enforcement but the judiciary has been cooperating with us.
“We have not been found to have impugned on the rights of others,” he said.
He said that the then executive members of the PDP in Abia were under investigation for their alleged complicity in the 2015 campaign fund fraud.
“Recovering stolen funds from politically exposed persons is not easy. The people we are dealing with take painstaking efforts to perfect the fraud.
“Some of the money had left the shores of this country and we have written the foreign countries from here,” he said.
“We have discovered some of the bogus projects used by the corrupt politicians to corner the stolen funds and very soon we shall come out with our findings,” Babalola said