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    Abia motorcyclist shot dead ‘over N100 bribe’

Abia motorcyclist shot dead ‘over N100 bribe’

Chimaobi Nwogu, a commercial motorcyclist, has reportedly been shot dead at a military checkpoint at Ohanze, Obingwa local government area of Abia state. He was said to have been killed for refusing to part with a N100 bribe. Geoffrey Ogbonna, police public relations officer in Abia, confirmed the death of Nwogu to NAN on Thursday. He said relatives of the deceased reported the incident at [...]

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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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Abia to ‘completely cease dependence on federal allocation’ by 2022

The Abia state government says it will completely cease to depend on federal allocation from 2022 when the return on the government’s current investment in oil palm will be sufficient enough to finance the state. John Okiyi, Abia state commissioner for Information, said that the present administration had planted 7.7 million high-yielding tenera palm seedlings, which will start yielding within the [...]

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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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    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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    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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    How ‘soldiers killed two people’ in Abia and fled with their bodies

How ‘soldiers killed two people’ in Abia and fled with their bodies

Two people suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were on Thursday morning shot dead by soldiers in Abia state, an eyewitness has told TheCable. The two men, according to the eyewitness, were shot along Bank Road, a few metres from the government house in Umuahia. Although TheCable could not establish what led to the incident, the eyewitness said: [...]

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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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    Alex Otti, are you for real?

Alex Otti, are you for real?

BY ENYINNAYA APPOLOS On Monday, February 16 2015, Alex Otti, as the governorship candidate of APGA, at one of his campaign meetings in Aba, told his audience, largely members of the Aba Chamber of Commerce, that he has attracted International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) grant of $100 billion for an industrial park in Aba. He explained to his audience that the grant from [...]

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    EXTRA: Obasanjo places order for made-in-Aba shoes

EXTRA: Obasanjo places order for made-in-Aba shoes

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has made an order for made-in-Aba shoes. He made the order at the 2016 edition of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum, which held in Lagos, on Saturday. A panelist at the forum, Obasnajo told Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state and 'chief marketing officer of made-in-Aba products', to send the shoes to him. He also commended the governor for [...]

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    Female children as young as 10 have sex in Aba, research shows

Female children as young as 10 have sex in Aba, research shows

Godwin Uwaoma, a health practitioner, says girls in Aba, Abia State,start having sex from the age of 10, increasing their chances of contracting HIV. Uwaoma, the chairman of the thematic working group at the Nigerian Faith Based Advisory Council for AIDS (NFACA), told NAN that a 2014 research revealed the development. He said that the study was conducted to find out the [...]

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    Aba, Ibadan, Maiduguri, Pretoria will ‘lead’ middle class growth in Africa

Aba, Ibadan, Maiduguri, Pretoria will ‘lead’ middle class growth in Africa

Nine Nigerian cities have been named as part of cities to drive middle class growth in sub-Saharan Africa between 2015 and 2030. According to Euromonitor International report, rising urban income in Aba, Ibadan, Maiduguri, Ilorin, Lagos, Kaduna, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt, and Benin, will play major roles in middle class growth across the region. Kenya's Kisumu, Mombasa and Nairobi, are projected to [...]

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    Policeman killed as trailer collides with patrol van in Imo

Policeman killed as trailer collides with patrol van in Imo

A road accident involving a trailer and a police patrol Hilux truck at Naze along Owerri/Aba Road in Imo state, led to the death of a policeman and injuries of five others, including three officers. The deceased was attached to the Safe Highways Patrol team of the Imo police command headquarters in Owerri. The trailer driver and his conductor were also said [...]

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    Armed robbers attack Enyimba players in Kogi

Armed robbers attack Enyimba players in Kogi

Suspected armed robbers attacked players of Enyimba Football Club of Aba in the Okene area of Kogi state on Monday. The players were heading to Kaduna for the Super 4 tournament when the incident happened. The champion of the Nigerian premier league confirmed the attack through some messages posted on Twitter, saying players and officials were “stripped of their valuables”. Below are the [...]

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    Israel-based Aiyenugba ‘scared’ for his life

Israel-based Aiyenugba ‘scared’ for his life

As the rockets and missiles are firing in Israel and Gaza Strip, Nigeria and Bnei Yehuda of Israel goalkeeper, Dele Aiyenugba says the security situation is scary and is forcing him to reconsider his future in the country. Aiyenugba says even though he's safe at present in Tel-Aviv, where he is based — a distance of 71 kilometers from Gaza — he [...]

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