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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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    INEC: All burnt PVCs in Abia, Plateau will be reprinted before elections

INEC: All burnt PVCs in Abia, Plateau will be reprinted before elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will reprint all the permanent voter cards (PVCs) burnt in its office in Qua’an Pan local government area of Plateau state.It also said it has reprinted all the ones burnt in its office in Isiala Ngwa south local government area in Abia state, and delivered them for collection.The two INEC offices were [...]

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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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    APC chairman in Adamawa LG kidnapped hours to governorship rally

APC chairman in Adamawa LG kidnapped hours to governorship rally

Hamisu Mijinyawa, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Demsa local government area of Adamawa state, has been kidnapped.Othman Abubakar, spokesman of the state police command, disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday, saying efforts were in place to secure his release.Mark Dauda, an official of the APC in the state, said Mijinyawa was abducted on Wednesday few hours to [...]

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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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    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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    How dismissed police officer masterminded kidnap of  Abia Mopol commander

How dismissed police officer masterminded kidnap of Abia Mopol commander

In what appeared like a Nollywood movie, Solomon Aniefiok, unit commander of Mopol 55 in Aba, Abia state, was kidnapped on January 14.Wielding AK47, the kidnap gang led by Ifeanyi Ekpelulor, a police recruit, attacked their victim by the roadside.They collected an undisclosed ransom before Aniefiok was freed.Irked by the development, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), was said to [...]

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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