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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

GOV. THEODORE ORJI OF ABIA, ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM JOURNALISTS SHORTLY AFTER HE PRESENTED THE STATE 2014 BUDGET OF N149.6 BILLION TO THE STATE ASSEMBLY IN UMUAHIA ON MONDAY (30/12/2013)

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

GOV. THEODORE ORJI OF ABIA, ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM JOURNALISTS SHORTLY AFTER HE PRESENTED THE STATE 2014 BUDGET OF N149.6 BILLION TO THE STATE ASSEMBLY IN UMUAHIA ON MONDAY (30/12/2013)

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 »

Abia To Construct Airport, Seaport Through PPP Initiative, Says T.A Orji

GOV. THEODORE ORJI OF ABIA, ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM JOURNALISTS SHORTLY AFTER HE PRESENTED THE STATE 2014 BUDGET OF N149.6 BILLION TO THE STATE ASSEMBLY IN UMUAHIA ON MONDAY (30/12/2013)

Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia, on Monday, said the proposed Umuahia Airport and a seaport would be constructed through the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) initiative. Orji made the disclosure in Umuahia while fielding questions from newsmen after presenting the state’s 2014 Appropriation Bill to the House of Assembly. The lawmakers had asked Orji to explain how the government ... Read More »

Yuletide: Orji Grants Pardon To 12 Prisoners

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Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia has approved the release of 12 persons serving different jail terms in various prisons in the state. A statement issued on Monday in Umuahia by Chief Kalu Umeh, the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of the state, noted that the gesture was “in commemoration of ... Read More »

Police Parade 30 Suspects For Child Trafficking, Robbery In Abia

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30 suspects involved in different crimes arrested from some parts of Abia State were yesterday paraded by the State Police Command. Speaking while the suspects were paraded, state Police Commissioner, Mr. Mohammed Tilli Abubakar disclosed that they were arrested for alleged robbery, car snatching and baby sales. Nineteen of the ... Read More »

Handball: Four States Claim NYG Semi-Final Berth.

Niger, Rivers, Abia and Borno yesterday in Abuja qualified for the male handball competition’s semi-finals at the ongoing National Youth Games (NYG). Six states were reportedly involved in the competition, with Abia, Osun and Rivers in Group A and Sokoto state, Niger and Borno in Group B. Abia had beaten ... Read More »

Abia Demolishes Hospital Building Notorious For Selling Babies

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The five storey building housing Ezuma Hospitals, Aba, alleged to be notorious for sales of babies has been demolished by the Abia State government. A branch of the hospital in Owerri, the capital, was last week raided by the police who rescued 16 teenage pregnant girls held there. This came ... Read More »

Orji Sets Up C’ttee To Check Sales Of Babies In Abia

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Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia on Thursday inaugurated an inter-agency committee to check sales of babies by unscrupulous social homes in the state. Speaking at the inauguration at the Government House, Umuahia, Orji said that his administration was determined to ensure sanity in the activities of social and motherless babies’ homes ... Read More »

All Is Set For Work To Begin On Construction Of Abia Airport, Says Commissioner

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The Abia Commissioner for Transport, Chief Ikechukwu Emesobum, on Monday said an airport would be constructed in the state before May 29, 2015. Emesobum told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia that all the formalities for the acquisition of land and other preliminary arrangements to get the site ... Read More »

15 Suspected Robbers, Kidnappers Paraded In Abia

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15 suspects allegedly involved in various crimes, including armed robbery, kidnapping, child trafficking and impersonation, who were arrested by the Abia State Police Command in October, were yesterday, paraded in Umuahia. Parading the suspects at the Police headquarters, the commissioner, Mr. Usman Abubakar, assured residents of the state that the ... Read More »

Abia Demolishes Umuahia Market Built In 1935

The Umuahia main market that was built at the city centre during the colonial era has been demolished by the Abia State Government. In an effort to decongest the city centre, the state government constructed a new market at Ubani Ibeku, near Umuahia. Traders were given up to October 19 ... Read More »

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