Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Abia

    Abia police arrest suspected killers of Bakassi vigilantes

Abia police arrest suspected killers of Bakassi vigilantes

The Abia state police command has arrested three kidnap suspects involved in the killing of four members of the state vigilance group known as Bakassi in Aba, says Leye Oyebade, Abia police commissioner.The deceased were reportedly attacked in February by the assailants who allegedly ambushed them on Aba-Owerri road in February.The Bakassi men were said to be returning to their office [...]

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    Abia varsity students protest scrapping of management science courses

Abia varsity students protest scrapping of management science courses

Students of the college of management sciences (COLMAS) of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in Abia, on Thursday protested against the federal government’s policy scrapping seven courses in the college.The affected courses are Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Economics, Entrepreneurial Studies, Industrial Relations and Business Administration. [...]

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    Varsity VC to NANS president: People like you should be fished out and arrested

Varsity VC to NANS president: People like you should be fished out and arrested

Francis Otunta, vice chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, in Abia State, has urged the police to arrest Chinomso Obasi, president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), for "telling lies" about him.Otunta said this while reacting to Obasi’s newspaper publication, which called for his resignation over alleged incompetence and corrupt practices in the university. [...]

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    Abia speaker resigns after 24 hours in office

Abia speaker resigns after 24 hours in office

Kennedy Njoku, the ninth speaker of the Abia state house of assembly, has resigned his appointment less than 24 hours after he was elected.Njoku was elected around 4:10pm on Thursday following the impeachment of Martins Azubuike over alleged gross financial misconduct and autocratic leadership style.Njoku, who announced his resignation at the resumption of plenary on Friday, thanked members for their [...]

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    Generator fumes kill environmental health officer, wife in Abia

Generator fumes kill environmental health officer, wife in Abia

The Abia state police command on Thursday confirmed the death of an environmental health officer and his wife in Aba south local government area after inhaling generator fumes.Nta Ogbonnaya, the public relations officer of the command, told NAN that the couple died in Bende, their local government area of origin where they had gone to observe the yuletide holidays.Ogbonnaya said [...]

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    Abia assembly impeaches speaker

Abia assembly impeaches speaker

Twenty of the 24 members of the Abia state house of assembly have impeached Martins Azubuike, the speaker.The aggrieved lawmakers elected Kennedy Njoku, representative of Osisioma Ngwa north constituency, to take over the leadership of the assembly.Azubuike, a three-term lawmaker, was said to have fallen out with the powers that be in the state.He was elected speaker in June; and in just [...]

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    Pensioners beg Ikpeazu to pay 3 years’ arrears

Pensioners beg Ikpeazu to pay 3 years’ arrears

Pensioners of Abia State University Teaching Hospital have urged Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of the state, to use part of the refund given to the state from Paris debt deductions to settle their three years pension arrears.Victor Nwogwugwu, chairman of the hospital’s pensioners, made the appeal in an interview with NAN.He said the government should use part of the N10 billion [...]

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    Aggrieved delegates set man ablaze at PDP primary in Abia

Aggrieved delegates set man ablaze at PDP primary in Abia

A man identified as Onyemaechi was burnt alive during an outbreak of violence at the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia state.Ogbonnaya Nta, spokesman of the Abia state police command, confirmed the incident to NAN, but did not give details of how Onyemachi was killed.Nta said the deceased was a member of staff of Isialangwa north [...]

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    Many injured as herdsmen attack Abia community

Many injured as herdsmen attack Abia community

Suspected herdsmen with firearms attacked a community in Abia state on Friday, leaving scores of people critically wounded.Ogbonnaya Nta, police spokesman in the state, confirmed the incident to journalists, and said the command had commenced investigation."Ndi Okereke Abam in Ovukwu Autonomous community in Arochukwu local government area was invaded on Friday by suspected armed herdsmen," he said.Narrating the incident to [...]

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    EFCC arrests Ogah, self-declared governor of Abia

EFCC arrests Ogah, self-declared governor of Abia

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Uche Ogah, who declared himself governor of Abia state after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued him a certificate of return.He was picked up at the premises of the magistrates’ court on Lagos Island in the early hours of Monday, for alleged fraud, but was later released a few hours [...]

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    Ikpeazu floors Ogah at appeal court, continues as Abia governor

Ikpeazu floors Ogah at appeal court, continues as Abia governor

The appeal court in Abuja has set aside the judgment of Okon Abang of the federal high court sacking Okezie Ikpeazu as the governor of Abia state on June 27, calling it "a rape of democracy".In a series of judgements on six appeals by Okezie Ikpeazu, Uche Ogah, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Friday Nwosu, the five-member panel of [...]

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    UPDATED: Court defers judgement on Ikpeazu-Ogar governorship tussle

UPDATED: Court defers judgement on Ikpeazu-Ogar governorship tussle

The appeal court sitting in Abuja has reserved judgement on an application challenging the jurisdiction of the court to a hear the appeal of Okezie Ikpeazu, the Abia governor sacked by a high court.Ikpeazu was sacked by the court due to "discrepancies" in his tax documents at the instance of Uche Ogar, whom he contested the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    Ikpeazu running Abia as an illegal governor, says Keyamo

Ikpeazu running Abia as an illegal governor, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, a lawyer, says it is "constitutionally abnormal" and "illegal" that Okezie Ikpeazu, whose election was invalidated by the judgement of a federal high court sitting in Abuja, is still governor of the state.On June 27, the court had had deemed Ikpeazu unqualified to have been elected governor, and declared that Uche Ogah, who came second at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary‎, should [...]

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    Your removal is in order, court tells Ikpeazu

Your removal is in order, court tells Ikpeazu

Okon Abang, justice of a federal high court, Abuja has refused to suspend his order removing Okezie Ikpeazu as Abia state governor.He ordered Ikpeazu to pay N40,000 as compensatory damages to ‎Uche Ogah for "slapping the court in the face".‎Abang gave the ruling in a post-judgment application filed by  Wole Olanipekun (SAN), counsel to Ikpeazu, challenging the judgment of the [...]

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    Court affirms Ikpeazu’s election, says tax document weren’t forged

Court affirms Ikpeazu’s election, says tax document weren’t forged

A federal high court in Owerri, Imo state, has affirmed the election of Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, ruling that the governor’s tax document were not forged.Friday Nwosu, one of the governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia, had filed a tax forgery suit againstIkpeazu.But the court dismissed the suit, saying Nwosu could not substantiate the [...]

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    Court refuses to set aside order sacking Ikpeazu

Court refuses to set aside order sacking Ikpeazu

‎Okon Abang, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, says he will not set aside his previous order removing Okezie Ikpeazu as governor of Abia state.Ikpeazu, through Wole Olanipekun (SAN), had filed an application asking the court to vacate the order.But in a ruling on Monday, Abang said that he would not set aside the order, but that he would [...]

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April 24, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK310.33397.81337.26
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