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Abia Workers Lament Over-taxation

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Abia State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has cried out against what it called “over taxation” by the Abia State Government, saying that the government’s new tax policy would further impoverish the workers. The State Chairman of NLC, Comrade Uchenna Obigwe said that even allowances are being taxed. …

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Ikpeazu, Okorocha Blame Miscreants For Killing Five Fulani Herdsmen

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Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and his Imo State counterpart, Rochas Okorocha, said the five Fulani herdsmen killed in a forest along the border of the two states was an act of kidnapping carried out by miscreants. The governors spoke on Monday in Umuahia while briefing newsmen on the outcome …

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Abia: Army Destroys Illegal Crude Oil Farm

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Soldiers of the 144 Battalion, Asa, Abia State have destroyed illegal crude oil reservoirs in a swamp located at Umuelechi community in Ukwa West council area of the state. The reservoirs are estimated to have the capacity to contain over 10,000 liters of crude oil drawn from a pipeline that …

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Supreme Court Orders EFCC To Prosecute Fmr. Abia Governor Orji Kalu Over Alleged N5.6bn Fraud

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The Supreme Court, on Friday, gave the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the go-ahead in prosecuting the former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu on a 107-count corruption charges. The charges border on the alleged complicity of the erstwhile governor in money laundering and illegal diversion of …

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Gunmen Kill Abia Monarch

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Traditional ruler of Ikeala Ahiaba Autonomous Community in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, HRH Eze James Nwabekee was, Monday, assassinated by unknown gunmen, reports have said. Abia State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ezekiel Onyeke Udeviotu confirmed the incident. According to him, the gunmen were four in …

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Fayose A Fearless Man Who Speaks The Truth All The Time – Ikpeazu

Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu says he learnt a lot from his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayodele Fayose, including virtues such as courage, identifying with the people and how to handle intricate political issues. These lessons, he says are helping him in his political journey. “Governor Ayodele Fayose is a …

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Appeal Court Declares Otti Winner Of Abia Governorship Election, Nullifies Ikpeazu’s Victory

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The Governorship Election Appeal Tribunal sitting in Owerri, Imo State, has nullified the election of Governor Okozie Ikpeazu of Abia State and declared Dr. Alex Otti of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the winner of the April 11 and April 25 supplementary elections. The five-member panel, headed by Justice …

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House Of Assembly Investigates Presence Of ‘Fulani Republic’ In Abia Community

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The Abia State House of Assembly has ordered an investigation into the alleged putting up of a sign post with the inscription “Fulani Republic” near the 14 Brigade Army Barracks, Ohafia Council Area of the State. The investigation by the House followed a petition brought by the member representing Ohafia …

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Soldiers Assault NAN Reporter In Abia

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Unidentified soldiers have beat up the Aba correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Ijendu Iheaka, over right of way. Narrating his ordeal, Iheaka said: “I got to a muddy portion of the road and even waited for the coming vehicle to pass before stepping in to wade through …

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Ikpeazu Submits List Of 20 Commissioner-Nominees To State Assembly

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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has submitted a list of 20 commissioner-nominees to the state House of Assembly for approval. The Speaker, Chief Martins Azubuike, read out the names on list on the floor of the House on Friday. He said that the House had received a letter from …

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NDDC Boss Meets President Buhari, Says No Money Was Missing As Claimed By Auditor-General

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Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC), Mr. Dan Abia, yesterday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari, describing as false the allegation by the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Ukura that N183.7 billion was misappropriated by the commission. Ukura had recently said that the NDDC had a case to answer, …

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Abia Gov Condemns Burning Of INEC Office By Suspected Political Thugs

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An inferno on Sunday morning gutted the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) office in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The fire destroyed documents, furniture and other valuables in the office leaving only the wall of the building and remains of materials made of …

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We Have Sent Robbers, Kidnappers Out Of Abia – Police Commissioner

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Abia State Commissioner of Police, Habila Joshak, said, yesterday, that armed robbers and child traffickers have relocated from the state as the police have made their businesses, unprofitable. Speaking with members of the Aba Federated Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, who called on him, at his office, …

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Abia To Sponsor 20,000 Youths In Agriculture

Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu says his administration will sponsor more than 20,000 youths in agriculture to make them self -reliant. Speaking in Umuahia, Ikpeazu noted that what the “youths desire is sustainable empowerment which begins with qualitative education.” He also disclosed that his administration would in the next …

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Abia Gets $200m Credit From AfDB For Water, Sanitation, Roads

Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia is the latest Nigerian State to get development facility from an international lender. According to the governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $200 million facility for the state to tackle water sanitation and roads. Just like Ania, Lagos has just gotten a $200 …

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Help, Buhari! Aba Needs You – Ikonne

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Prince Paul Ikonne has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the infrastructural dilapidation of Aba, the commercial hub of the southeast. Ikonne was keen on the rebuilding of Ariaria International Market which he said attracts traders from …

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APGA Rejects Abia Gov. Result, Urges Buhari To Probe Electoral Fraud In S/East

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The national leadership of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, on Sunday rejected the outcome of the governorship election in Abia State, insisting that just like the April 11 exercise in the state, Saturday’s supplementary election was marred by irregularities. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday declared Okezie Ikpeazu of …

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Imo vote Okorocha for second term as PDP’s Ikpeazu floors ex-Diamond Bank MD, Otti, in Abia

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared incumbent governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, winner of Saturday’s supplementary governorship election in the state. Mr. Okorocha, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), won in 20 out of the 23 Local Government areas in the state where the supplementary …

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Release Results Of Abia Guber Polls – Group Tells INEC

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A group of Abia leaders, under the aegis of the Ukwa Ngwa Elders and Ukwa Ngwa Professionals, has decried what they called “the intransigence of the Independent National Electoral Commission officials in attempting to manipulate the outcome of the April 11, 2015 gubernatorial election in Abia State in favour of …

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INEC Fixes April 25 For Elections Re-run In Imo, Abia

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed April 25 for the re-run of the governorship and state assembly elections in Imo and Abia States where elections were declared as inconclusive due to irregularities observed in the two states. Addressing journalists at the INEC headquarters, Owerri, on Wednessday, the state …

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