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Security Operatives Bust Kidnap Gang In Abia, Kill 3

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Cruel Murder: Top Businessman Killed, Corpse Abandoned In Car

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A top businessman in Aba has been murdered by unknown assassins and his corpse abandoned in his car. Leadership reports that the deceased, Felix Udensi Okwuobasi, the proprietor of a chain of fast food outlets in the high-brow Okigwe Road area, was accosted by the gunmen as he was driving into ... Read More »

Crisis Looms In Five States Over Patience Jonathan’s Candidates For Governorship

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No fewer than five governors are in a “cold war” with First Lady Patience Jonathan over her alleged moves to impose their successors. In the crises are Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Abia, Bauchi, and Kwara states, where the First Lady is believed to have anointed some aspirants for the ... Read More »

2015: Orji Worried By Long List Of Abia Governorship Aspirants

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Gov Theodore Orji of Abia has expressed worry over the long list of governorship aspirants from Ukwa/Ngwa area for next year’s general elections. Orji who spoke on Saturday in Umuahia at the Ngwa Patriots’ Forum, said there were at least five aspirants from each of the nine local government areas ... Read More »

Actor Chris Nkulor Suffers Kidney Failure, Lost Weight Dramatically

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Prolific Nollywood actor Chris Nkulor is undergoing serious health problems and has drastically lost weight. According to the information made available by Nigeriafilms, the Abia State born actor is suffering from kidney failure and urgently needs to undergo a kidney transplant surgery abroad. While battling for survival Nkulor has dramatically ... Read More »

NUJ Calls For Release Of The Sun Editor Arrested By The Police

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Saturday called on the Nigeria Police to release the Associate Editor of the Sun Newspapers, Ebere Wabara, who was arrested at his residence in Lagos on March 28, allegedly on the orders of Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia. “The arrest and detention of Ebere ... Read More »

Orji Unveils Easter ‘Cantata’ Carnival In Umuahia

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Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia on Friday unveiled the first Abia Easter Carnival tagged Cantata. The carnival, scheduled to begin on April 21, will take place in the state capital. Speaking during the ceremony, Orji said the event would be an opportunity to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the state. “The carnival will not focus entirely ... Read More »

I’ve Not Made Up My Mind On Partisan Politics – Ihejirika

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The immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (retd.), on Wednesday said that he was yet to decide whether to participate in partisan politics or not even as he declared that he was committed to the progress of the country. Speaking in an interview with newsmen in his ... Read More »

119 Students Escape Death As Fire Razes Female Hostel In Abia

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It was yet another lucky escape for students of the Federal Government Girls College Umuahia as 119 girls escaped death when a school hostel housing them was razed by fire. No life was lost in the fire incident as the students were said to be in their classrooms observing their ... Read More »

2015: Gov Orji Eyes Abia Central Senatorial Seat

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Gov Theodore Orji of Abia on Saturday declared his intention to run for the Senate in the 2015 general elections. Orji made the declaration at a civic reception jointly organised in his honour by the people of Ikwuano, Umuahia North and Umuahia South LGAs. He said that his decision was ... Read More »

FG To Empower Women, Girls

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The federal government has shown its commitment to the empowerment of women and girls with the implementation of its two-year-old programme, the Girls and Women Initiative in Nigeria (G-WIN). The programme aimed at opening access to life changing opportunities for girls and women in diverse spheres and walks of life, ... Read More »

2015: Gang Up Against Jonathan, PDP Will Not Succeed – Orji

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Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia said the current political gang up against Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and President Goodluck Jonathan, ahead of the 2015 general elections would not succeed. Orji said this when he interacted with newsmen on the political manoeuvres by some past leaders to stop Jonathan’s second term ... Read More »

Abia NUT Resumes Strike As Govt Reneges On Agreement

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The 2013/2014 academic calendar for public primary and secondary schools in Abia might be distorted following the  indefinite strike by the state branch of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT). This follows a confirmation by the state Chairman of NUT, Mr Enoch Omeoga, that the union had resumed the strike which it suspended ... Read More »

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