Saturday, July 20, 2019

Abia

    Ikpeazu: Otti wants to grab power at all costs

Ikpeazu: Otti wants to grab power at all costs

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Part (PDP) at the April governorship election says Alex Otti, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), is "desperate to grab power at all costs".Ikpeazu was declared winner of the election, held on April 12 and 26, after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said he polled 264,713 to defeat [...]

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    IRONY: Ikpeazu presented N96.97bn Budget 2016 shortly before appeal court ‘sack’

IRONY: Ikpeazu presented N96.97bn Budget 2016 shortly before appeal court ‘sack’

Life is full of ironies. Okezie Ikpeazu woke up on Thursday, December 31, 2015, as governor of Abia state and readied himself for a date with members of the state house of assembly, where he was to present a N96.7billion budget 2016 for approval.But little did he know that budget could end up a mirage; and if it didn't, there was a [...]

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    Petrol price rises to N200/litre

Petrol price rises to N200/litre

Some independent petroleum marketers in Umuahia, capital of Abia state, are selling petrol between N170 and N200 per litre.At the black market located at strategic points in the city, the commodity sells for N300 per litre.A NAN correspondent, who monitored the situation in the area, said few independent marketers selling the commodity at the approved pump price of N87 per [...]

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    UPDATED: Abia tribunal affirms Ikpeazu’s victory

UPDATED: Abia tribunal affirms Ikpeazu’s victory

The election petition tribunal sitting in Umuahia, capital of Abia state, has upheld the election of Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of the state.The tribunal dismissed the petition of Alex Otti, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the April 11 election, for lacking in merit.In an 85-minute judgment delivered by Usman Bwala, chairman of the panel, the tribunal said that [...]

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    Fire guts INEC office in Abia

Fire guts INEC office in Abia

An inferno gutted the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Obingwa local government area of Abia state on Sunday.The fire destroyed documents, furniture and other valuables in the office leaving only the wall of the building and remains of materials made of steel.Chinyere Akwarandu, an official of the local government council, who witnessed the incident, said a [...]

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    Ikpeazu, Abia gov, slashes salary by 50% to pay workers

Ikpeazu, Abia gov, slashes salary by 50% to pay workers

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, on Monday announced the slashing of his salary and travel allowance by 50%.Ikpeazu said the situation would remain so until the backlog of workers’ salaries and allowances owed are cleared and promised to do everything to ensure that such entitlements are  paid as and when due.He made this known at government house, Umuahia, during the [...]

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    Orji slashes ABSU tuition fees by 20 per cent

Orji slashes ABSU tuition fees by 20 per cent

The Abia State University (ABSU) on Tuesday confirmed a 20 per cent reduction in its school fees, beginning from 2014/2015 academic session.An increase in the tuition fees in 2012/2013 session had put pitched the university authorities against the students.The students staged peaceful demonstrations, saying the hike in the tuition fees was government’s attempt to deny them their right to education.While a student [...]

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    THE DOSSIER: Abia battles ‘zoning or merit’

THE DOSSIER: Abia battles ‘zoning or merit’

The race to succeed Governor Theodore Orji of Abia state is getting as fierce as it can be ─ not without the questions over what should be the criteria to determine his successor.The discussion so far has centred on one parameter: zoning.It is the turn of Ukwa/Ngwa people, according to official sentiments, which many critics have argued is effectively relegating to [...]

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Police arrest 37 suspected kidnappers in Onitsha

The Abia State command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Friday arrested 37 suspects allegedly involved in kidnapping operations across the state.Geoffrey Ogbonna, spokesman Abia State police confirmed the incident to Reuters, but said investigations were ongoing."Police, acting on a tip-off raided their den," he said."We arrested 37 suspected kidnappers and they are still being screened as the investigation continues."He [...]

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    Imo commends Orji for reinstating non-indigenes

Imo commends Orji for reinstating non-indigenes

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has commended his Abia counterpart for reinstating sacked Imo indigenes working in Abia.The commendation is contained in a statement signed by the senior special assistant to Okorocha, Mr Sam Onwuemedo, on Thursday in Owerri."The government of Imo State has received with delight the report that the Governor of Abia State, Chief Theodore Orji, has [...]

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July 12, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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