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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 ... Read More »

Help, Buhari! Aba Needs You – Ikonne


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 ... Read More »

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

Okezie Ikpeazu-Alex Otti

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 ... Read More »

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

Rochas Okorocha

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 ... Read More »

Release Results Of Abia Guber Polls – Group Tells INEC


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 ... Read More »

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

Imo_State on map

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 ... Read More »

Wait Till After Elections, INEC Tells Abia Residents Without PVCs


The Independent National Electoral Commission in Abia has advised residents who were unable to locate their Permanent Voters Cards to wait until after the elections to continue the search. The INEC Public Relations Officer in the state, Edwin Enabor, said this in Umuahia on Wednesday. He said nothing could be ... Read More »

2015: Wogu Promises To Build Power Plant In Owaza, Abia State If He Emerges Governor


The immediate past Minister of Labour and Productivity and governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, Chief Emeka Wogu, has promised to build a power plant in Owaza, Ukwa West council area of the state. He disclosed this while commissioning a borehole he ... Read More »

Gov Orji Wants Army Encouraged In Fight Against Terrorism


Abia State governor, Theodore Orji, has called on Nigerians to encourage the Nigerian Army in the battle against the current security challenges facing the nation. Governor Orji said encouragement and not criticism was what the soldiers needed now to be able to battle the Boko Haram terrorists tormenting the nation. ... Read More »

6 Paraded For Kidnapping In Ebonyi


Six persons suspected to be kidnappers were, weekend, paraded by the Department of State Services, DSS, Ebonyi State Command. The suspected kidnappers were those who allegedly abducted and killed former Coordinator of Okposi Development Centre in Ohaozara Local Government Area, Mr. Ihebunandu Okorie, in March. The state Director of DSS, ... Read More »

Abia CJ Removed By House Of Assembly


The Abia State House of Assembly has removed the chief judge, Justice Nnenna Chioma Oti from office, barely three months after her appointment after being accused of misconduct. The state lawmakers on Friday sacked the state’s first female CJ with 18 out of the 24 members voting in favour of ... Read More »

One Dies, 15 In Coma As Generator Fume Suffocates Worshippers


Fifteen persons have collapsed as a result of suffocation caused by fumes from a generator during an inter-denominational fellowship at the Young Peoples Christian Fellowship located along Eziukwu, by Milverton road Aba, Abia State, reports have said. The victims of the fellowship are said to be all indigenes of Arochukwu ... Read More »

Security Operatives Bust Kidnap Gang In Abia, Kill 3


A combined team of security agents destroyed a kidnap gang in Abia on Sunday, killing three members and freeing their victims unhurt. The gang, according to reports, had last Thursday abducted the state chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Chief Sunny Nwakodo, and was responsible for ... Read More »

Dangerous Hostility: Arewa Youths Warn Non-Northerners To Leave The North In Two Weeks


Southerners currently living in the North have been given a 2-week ultimatum to relocate to their respective states to make room for northerners who would be returning home. This ultimatum was given by a group of Northern youths under the aegis of Arewa Youth Development Foundation. According to Tribune report, ... Read More »

Gunmen Kidnap Woman In Abia


A woman has been abducted by gunmen believed to be kidnappers in Aba, Abia State. The woman who was driving an ash-coloured Toyota Camry car, Sunday night, was identified as Nkechi Ogbuka. She was said to have been abducted along Aba/Owerri road at about 8.45pm. The hoodlums were said to ... Read More »

Abia Commissioner Dies Of Gunshot Wound


Abia State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Kenneth Nwosu has died of gunshot wounds six days after he was attacked by suspected assassins. Nwosu was attacked by hoodlums on the night of Wednesday, July 9, 2014 along Umuajata/Amakama road while driving from Umuahia the capital city to his home at Olokoro ... Read More »

NULGE Flays Confab Over Scrapping Of LG


The South East zone of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has slammed the delegates to the ongoing National Conference for recommending the scrapping of local government system. The union noted that the decision will not only drag the country to a dark era but also work against the ... Read More »

Police Debunks Rumor Of Bomb Discovery In Abia


The Abia Police Command has debunked media reports of the discovery of bombs allegedly planted at Ohafia by suspected herdsmen, describing the report as false and magnified rumour. A statement by Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, in Umuahia, on Friday stated that “There were no bombs or Improvised Explosive ... Read More »

Sen. Abaribe Calls For Level Playing Ground For PDP Governorship Aspirants In Abia

Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe

Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, PDP governorship aspirant in Abia, has appealed to leadership of the party in the state to create level playing field for all its aspirants during the governorship primaries. Abaribe made the appeal in Umuahia on Friday at the party’s secretariat where he formally declared his intention to ... Read More »

486 Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Arrested By The Army In Abia


Army authorities at the 144 Battalion, Asa in Ukwa West local government of Abia state on Sunday arrested 486 persons suspected to be insurgents from some northern states. State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Eze Chikamnayo disclosed this on Monday, while briefing newsmen at the military base in Asa ... Read More »