Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Abia

    Death toll in Abia pipeline explosion hits 24

Death toll in Abia pipeline explosion hits 24

The death toll from an oil pipeline explosion in two Abia communities in Osisioma local government area of the state has risen to 24.NAN reports that as at Friday when the incident occurred, 19 persons, including a nursing mother, died on the spot.Anthony Ogbizi, Abia commissioner of police, gave the new figure during a press briefing in Umuahia on Saturday.“When we [...]

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    Police seize imported military uniforms in Aba

Police seize imported military uniforms in Aba

The Abia state police command have seized a large number of military uniforms stashed in a warehouse in Aba, Abia state.Anthony Ogbizi, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this while speaking with reporters on Tuesday at the Umuahia central police station.He said the military uniforms were imported from China by one Uche Iruoha, who shipped them in a container to Apapa port, [...]

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    Again, Alex Otti to contest Abia governorship election

Again, Alex Otti to contest Abia governorship election

Alex Otti, the 2015 governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia, has declared his intention to run again in 2019.Otti on Friday said he is seeking election as governor to restore Abia to the path of growth and socio-economic development.“I have decided to contest again for the governor of the state because the Pharaohs of Abia [...]

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    Abia police arrest teenager who sold her baby for N670,000

Abia police arrest teenager who sold her baby for N670,000

Abia police have arrested members of three suspected child trafficking syndicates, including 17-year-old Gift Daniel, who sold her two-day-old baby boy for N670, 000.Anthony Ogbizi, the police commissioner, said this on Monday while briefing journalists in Umuahia on the activities of the command.Ogbizi said the command arrested no fewer than 22 other suspected criminals following raids by his men in [...]

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    Police arrest Biafra agitators during ‘peaceful march’ in Aba

Police arrest Biafra agitators during ‘peaceful march’ in Aba

The police say it arrested 47 members of Biafra Independence Movement (BIM) and Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in Aba.Anthony Ogbizi, Abia police commissioner, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Aba. He said the persons arrested, including men and women, were being held in Aba.He said although they were peaceful during their [...]

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    Lassa fever kills Abia doctor

Lassa fever kills Abia doctor

Ndukwu Chizaram, a doctor at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia, Abia state, has reportedly died of Lassa fever.Innocent Orji, president of the association of resident doctors (ARD) in the state, said Chizaram took ill and was diagnosed with the disease after attending to an 11-month old baby who later died.The baby was, however, not confirmed to have been infected with [...]

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    NJC recommends compulsory retirement of Abia chief judge

NJC recommends compulsory retirement of Abia chief judge

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the compulsory retirement of Theresa Uzokwe, Abia state chief judge.In a statement on Wednesday, Soji Oye, spokesman of the NJC, said it was discovered that Uzokwe received N825,000 to rule in favour of a litigant and subsequently signed a garnishee order for N109, 612, 500.The spokesman said the council also recommended the retirement [...]

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    NJC voids suspension of Abia chief judge

NJC voids suspension of Abia chief judge

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has declared the suspension of Theresa Uzokwe, chief judge of Abia state, as unconstitutional.In a statement on Wednesday, the body said it had also queried and suspended Obisike Orji, the newly appointed acting chief judge of the state.The council said the decision was reached during its emergency meeting on Wednesday.Below is the statement signed by [...]

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    Ikpeazu sends Aba cobblers to learn shoemaking in China

Ikpeazu sends Aba cobblers to learn shoemaking in China

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, has reportedly sent 30 cobblers, commonly known as shoemakers in Aba, commercial city of the state, to China to master the art of shoemaking.In a documentary by The Osasu Show, hosted by Osasu Igbinedion, some of the beneficiaries expressed their joy for the opportunity granted them by the governor.The project, titled 'Made in Aba [...]

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    Ikpeazu appoints acting chief judge for Abia

Ikpeazu appoints acting chief judge for Abia

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, has appointed Obisike Oji as the acting chief Judge of the state.He announced the new appointment hours after the state house of assembly suspended Theresa Uzokwe, the chief judge.Obisike was sworn in at the executive council chambers of the governor’s office on Friday.Ikpeazu said the appointment became expedient following receipt of a resolution of [...]

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    Abia chief judge accused of tyranny, suspended by state assembly

Abia chief judge accused of tyranny, suspended by state assembly

The Abia house of assembly on Friday suspended Theresa Uzokwe, the chief judge of the state, for alleged acts of tyranny and gross misconduct.The suspension followed a petition presented on the floor of the house on matter of urgent public importance by Mezie Nwubani, the member representing Ukwa West constituency.The petition was dated January 22 and captioned 'Justice Theresa Uzokwe’s [...]

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    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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