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

Abia State

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 ... Read More »

Soldiers Assault NAN Reporter In Abia


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 ... Read More »

Ikpeazu Submits List Of 20 Commissioner-Nominees To State Assembly

Okezie Ikpeazu

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 ... Read More »

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


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, ... Read More »

Abia Gov Condemns Burning Of INEC Office By Suspected Political Thugs


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 ... Read More »

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


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, ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 »