Sunday, November 18, 2018

Abia

    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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    IGP deploys 500 mobile policemen to Aba

IGP deploys 500 mobile policemen to Aba

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has deployed 500 police mobile force men to Aba, Abia state, to restore calm in the city.Taiwo Lakanu, the assistant inspector-general of police (AIG) operations, disclosed this on Friday during a duty tour of the Aba police area command.He said the mobile policemen have assumed duty on the instruction of the IGP.“You can see [...]

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    Ikpeazu further extends curfew in Aba

Ikpeazu further extends curfew in Aba

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia, has further extended the curfew in Aba to Sunday.On Tuesday, the governor declared a three-day curfew following the clash between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Nigerian army.The curfew which was later extended to Friday would now end on Sunday.In a statement on Friday, Enyinnaya Appolos, chief press secretary to the [...]

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    Army has agreed to withdraw soldiers from Aba and Umuahia, says Ikpeazu

Army has agreed to withdraw soldiers from Aba and Umuahia, says Ikpeazu

The Nigerian army has agreed to withdraw soldiers from Aba and Umuahia in Abia state.Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia state governor, made the announcement of the planned withdrawal during a press conference on Thursday.Troops had been deployed to the state for a military exercise tagged Operation Python Dance II.The military action had escalated tensions in the state and resulted in clashes between members [...]

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    PHOTOS: Police station burnt down in Abia

PHOTOS: Police station burnt down in Abia

The Ariaria police station in Aba, Abia state, has been burnt down.Although there are conflicting reports about what led to the incident, the station was said to have been attacked on Thursday morning.Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and soldiers have repeatedly clashed since Operation Python Dance II, a military exercise, began in the state.The attack on the police [...]

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    Ikpeazu extends curfew in Aba to Friday

Ikpeazu extends curfew in Aba to Friday

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, has extended the three-day curfew imposed on the commercial city of Aba to Friday.On Tuesday, the governor declared a three-day curfew following the clash between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Nigerian army.The curfew, which starts from 6pm to 6am, was supposed to end on Thursday.But in a statement on Wednesday, Ikpeazu called on [...]

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