Thursday, July 18, 2019

Abia

    Six commissioners retained as Ikpeazu dissolves cabinet

Six commissioners retained as Ikpeazu dissolves cabinet

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, has dissolved the state executive council.Enyinnaya Appolos, the chief press secretary to the governor, in a statement, said that six out of the 27 commissioners were not affected by the dissolution.He listed them as: Eziuche Ubani, commissioner for works; John Okiyi-Kalu, commissioner for information, and Aham Uko, commissioner for environment.Others are Obinna Oriaku, commissioner [...]

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    Abia PDP rejects senatorial result, asks INEC to fix a rerun

Abia PDP rejects senatorial result, asks INEC to fix a rerun

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia state has rejected the result of the election conducted in Abia north senatorial district.During an emergency meeting of the state working committee headed by Johnson Onuigbo, chairman of the party, the PDP said a critical review of the election showed that it was inconclusive and should be so declared by INEC.The party alleged [...]

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    Abia APGA: Police arrested a man with result sheet showing PDP won election

Abia APGA: Police arrested a man with result sheet showing PDP won election

The Abia state chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) says it has uncovered plans by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the February 16 election in the state.In a statement, Augustine Ehiemere, APGA state chairman, alleged that the police arrested one Gaius on Friday with result sheets showing the ruling PDP had won in the state.He said [...]

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    Aggrieved persons storm INEC office in Abia, burn uncollected PVCs

Aggrieved persons storm INEC office in Abia, burn uncollected PVCs

Uncollected permanent voter cards (PVCs) were burnt when yet to be identified persons attacked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Isialangwa south local government area of Abia state.The incident is coming two weeks to the general election.“The fire was brought under control, but the room housing the PVC's was damaged & uncollected PVCs burnt. So, the PVCs may [...]

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    Kidnappers release Abia APC chairman after 72 hours

Kidnappers release Abia APC chairman after 72 hours

Donatus Nwankpa, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state, who was kidnapped on Monday, has been released. According to Punch, Nwankpa was released on Thursday in good health.Benedict Godson, publicity secretary of the APC in the state, said party members pleaded with the abductors to release their chairman as he was a good man.We thank God for his [...]

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    Abia APC chairman kidnapped hours to Buhari’s arrival

Abia APC chairman kidnapped hours to Buhari’s arrival

Donatus Nwankpa, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.The incident happened hours before President Muhammadu Buhari was expected to flag off his campaign in the state.The driver of the APC leader was also said to have been kidnapped but his personal assistant reportedly escaped.Igbere TV, an online platform based in Abia, quoted [...]

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    FG, Abia enter partnership to build Enyimba economic city

FG, Abia enter partnership to build Enyimba economic city

The federal government and Abia state have entered a partnership to build the new Enyimba economic city project.At the signing ceremony of the definitive agreement which held at the presidential villa on Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari said such initiatives were exactly what his administration was looking for to create employment for the people and boost the economy.The president assured the [...]

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    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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