Sunday, December 10, 2017

Abia

    FMC Umuahia records first kidney transplant in south-east

FMC Umuahia records first kidney transplant in south-east

The first kidney transplant in south-east has been carried out at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia, Abia state.The transplant was done on two patients in the hospital between Thursday and Saturday last week.The first transplant was performed on one Oji, a 37-year-old businessman from Abia state, while the second was carried out shortly afterwards on one Charles aged 68 [...]

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    FCT residents to soon start paying for infrastructure, says minister

FCT residents to soon start paying for infrastructure, says minister

Bello Muhammad, minister of the federal capital territory, says residents may have to pay for infrastructure in no distant time.Speaking while on an inspection tour of ongoing road projects in Abuja on Tuesday, Muhammad said government can no longer continue to fund infrastructure in the city.Muhammad said while it was possible in the past to develop the FCT, the current [...]

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    APGA ready to take over Abia in 2019, says Otti

APGA ready to take over Abia in 2019, says Otti

Alex Otti, chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia state, says the party is ready to win all the local government areas in the state in 2019.Otti said this on Wednesday at a rally which the Abia chapter of the party organised to celebrate the successful re-election of Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra state.Obiano, the only APGA [...]

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    We are taking roads to places that have not had any in 60 years, says Ikpeazu

We are taking roads to places that have not had any in 60 years, says Ikpeazu

Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia state governor, says his administration will pay more emphasis on infrastructural development in Aba, commercial city of the state.In a documentary by The Osasu Show, hosted by Osasu Igbinedion, Ikpeazu said his government has come to realise that to drive growth and economic development in the state, factors that facilitate trade and commerce must be given priority.He [...]

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    Abia PDP ‘in squalor while Ikpeazu’s associates are buying latest cars’

Abia PDP ‘in squalor while Ikpeazu’s associates are buying latest cars’

Don Ubani, spokesman of the Abia state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of the state, of neglecting members of the ruling party in Abia.Ubani said Ikpeazu, a member of the PDP, had left stakeholders in the state to be “suffering and smiling in abject penury” while very few close to him swim in [...]

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    Ikpeazu urges US to stamp made-in-Aba goods

Ikpeazu urges US to stamp made-in-Aba goods

Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia state governor, has called on the US government to put a “stamp of recognition” on goods produced in the state.Ikpeazu made the call when Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, paid him a courtesy visit on Monday.He said the Aba industry currently has over 250,000 manufacturers engaged in the production of various wares which are of international [...]

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    Australian tutors training public school teachers in Abia, says Ikpeazu

Australian tutors training public school teachers in Abia, says Ikpeazu

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, says there is no good example of what a public school should be in the state.In a documentary by The Osasu Show, hosted by Osasu Igbinedion, Ikpeazu said his government is doing everything possible to boost the education sector in the state.To achieve this goal, the state government reportedly brought in teachers from Australia [...]

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    Abia PDP: Ikpeazu won’t get automatic ticket in 2019

Abia PDP: Ikpeazu won’t get automatic ticket in 2019

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia state says Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of the state, will not get an automatic ticket.Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Johnson Onuigbo, chairman of the party in the state, said all public offices in the state were open.Onuigbo said there would be a "level playing ground" for all aspirants."All offices for 2019 elections are open [...]

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    Abia judicial commission splits into two

Abia judicial commission splits into two

The Abia state judicial service commission (JSC) has split into two, with one faction loyal to Theresa Uzokwe, chief judge of the state, and the other, Umeh Kalu, attorney-general and commissioner for justice.Last year, Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of the state, dissolved the commission after members of the state house of assembly accused JSC members of “incompetence”.Ikpeazu subsequently constituted a new commission [...]

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    Ikpeazu lifts Aba curfew

Ikpeazu lifts Aba curfew

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, has lifted the 6pm to 6am curfew imposed on the commercial city of Aba.Enyinnaya Appolos, the governor's chief press secretary, who disclosed this, said it is as a result of the improved security situation in the city.On September 12, Ikpeazu declared a curfew,  following clashes between some members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and [...]

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    Abia CP: We recovered weapons from Kanu’s residence

Abia CP: We recovered weapons from Kanu’s residence

Anthony Ogbizi, commissioner of police in Abia state, says lethal weapons, including petrol bombs and one double-barrel gun, were recovered during last Sunday’s raid on the residence of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Ogbizi said this on Thursday during an interactive session with reporters in Umuahia, the state capital.He said the items were recovered during a joint [...]

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    Abia AG donates mattresses as ‘IPOB members’ overcrowd prison

Abia AG donates mattresses as ‘IPOB members’ overcrowd prison

Umeh Kalu, attorney-general of Abia state, has donated a hundred mattresses because of the increase prison inmates owing to the arrest of suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Several persons were arrested during the Operation Python Dance II that was launched in the south-east by the Nigerian army.Kalu said he was aware that the prisons have been overstretched [...]

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    Ooni ‘renames’ IPOB, says Biafra agitators are not terrorists

Ooni ‘renames’ IPOB, says Biafra agitators are not terrorists

Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the ooni of Ife, has referred to the Biafra group led by Nnamdi Kanu as the Indigenous People of Brighter Nigeria (IPOBN).He said this on Friday when he paid a courtesy visit to Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state.The monarch expressed disapproval with the proscription of the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), saying members of [...]

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    Abia schools reopen after delayed resumption

Abia schools reopen after delayed resumption

Schools in Abia state have resumed for the 2017/2018 academic session after a week-long crisis in the state led to the extension of the holidays.The schools were to resume on September 18 but had to wait an extra week as a result of the security situation in the state.There had been a breach of security in Abia, following a face-off [...]

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    Troops, NDLEA recover arms from ‘drug baron’ in Abia

Troops, NDLEA recover arms from ‘drug baron’ in Abia

Troops of sector 1, sub-sector 4 and operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have recovered arms from the home of one Maxi Ota Benjamin, a suspected drug baron, in Abia state.The suspect who is now at large resides in Amirima compound, Achara Ihechiowa community in Arochukwu local government area of Abia.In a statement on Sunday, Sagir Musa, deputy director [...]

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    Umuahia residents celebrate return of peace

Umuahia residents celebrate return of peace

Hundreds of residents in Umuahia, Abia state, on Tuesday held a rally to celebrate the return of peace in the state.All through last week, there was tension in the state, following a face-off between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and security agencies.But Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of the state, confirmed Tuesday that “fragile” peace had returned to the [...]

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