Friday, July 12, 2019

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    Uzor Kalu: I’ll run for deputy senate president… nobody in APC can stop me

Uzor Kalu: I’ll run for deputy senate president… nobody in APC can stop me

Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia state, has indicated interest in contesting the position of the deputy senate president in 9th national assembly.Kalu, who is also Abia north senator-elect, wants the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the position to the south-east in the interest of equity and justice.Speaking with journalists at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday, [...]

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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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    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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    What use is a self-seeking senator?

What use is a self-seeking senator?

It is election campaign season and there’s a proliferation of sponsored articles by contesting politicians seeking to sway the public on their electability.The pattern is such that as we approach 2019, you will come across more often, articles extolling politicians for having such attributes as a “solid credential”, “experience”, “contacts”, and my favorite, “political sagacity”, etc.There’s no doubt that these [...]

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    Army: No! We are not leaving Abia

Army: No! We are not leaving Abia

The Nigeria army says it is not pulling its troops out of Abia state.In a news conference on Thursday, Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, said the army had agreed to pull its troops out of Aba and Umuahia – the two most volatile areas of the state.He also said he was working to ensure the total withdrawal of troops [...]

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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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    Nnamdi Kanu has been placed under house arrest, says lawyer

Nnamdi Kanu has been placed under house arrest, says lawyer

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says his client has been placed under house arrest by the Nigerian army.Soldiers surrounded Kanu’s home in Umuahia, Abia state on Tuesday, two days after they had clashed with his supporters in the area.In a statement issued shortly after the incident, Ejiofor said he got a distress [...]

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    Ekiti gets N4.7bn, Abia N5.7bn as another tranche of Paris Club loan refund is released

Ekiti gets N4.7bn, Abia N5.7bn as another tranche of Paris Club loan refund is released

The ministry of finance has released another tranche of Paris Club loan refund to two states.Although the ministry is yet to release full details regarding the funds, it was learnt that Ekiti state got N4.772 billion while Abia got N5.715 billion.The refund is as a result of over-deductions from statutory financial allocations to the 36 states between 1995 and 2005 [...]

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    Ikpeazu dissolves cabinet, retains chief of staff, two commissioners

Ikpeazu dissolves cabinet, retains chief of staff, two commissioners

Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia state governor, has dissolved the state executive council.The dissolution was contained in a statement signed and posted on the state government’s official website by Onyii Wamah, the permanent secretary, government house, on Friday.According to the permanent secretary, the governor retained Sunny Nwakodo, his chief of staff, and Obinna Oriaku, the commissioner for finance.Also retained is Umeh Kalu, [...]

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    Ikpeazu is still Abia governor, supreme court rules

Ikpeazu is still Abia governor, supreme court rules

The supreme court has upheld the election of Okezie Ikpeazu as Abia state governor.On June 27, Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court, Abuja,  ordered Ikpeazu's removal on the allegation that he submitted false tax documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).This followed a suit filed by Uche Ogah who placed second in the PDP governorship primary election [...]

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    FIRS seals off 13 firms in Abia over tax default

FIRS seals off 13 firms in Abia over tax default

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has sealed at least 13 firms in Abia state over tax defaults.An enforcement team of the agency led by Ruth Mandeun stormed Umuahia, the state capital, on Wednesday with court warrants against defaulting firms.The task force had within two days of its operations in Umuahia metropolis, sealed 13 firms for default on tax arrears [...]

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    Ikpeazu floors Ogah at appeal court, continues as Abia governor

Ikpeazu floors Ogah at appeal court, continues as Abia governor

The appeal court in Abuja has set aside the judgment of Okon Abang of the federal high court sacking Okezie Ikpeazu as the governor of Abia state on June 27, calling it "a rape of democracy".In a series of judgements on six appeals by Okezie Ikpeazu, Uche Ogah, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Friday Nwosu, the five-member panel of [...]

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    UPDATED: Court defers judgement on Ikpeazu-Ogar governorship tussle

UPDATED: Court defers judgement on Ikpeazu-Ogar governorship tussle

The appeal court sitting in Abuja has reserved judgement on an application challenging the jurisdiction of the court to a hear the appeal of Okezie Ikpeazu, the Abia governor sacked by a high court.Ikpeazu was sacked by the court due to "discrepancies" in his tax documents at the instance of Uche Ogar, whom he contested the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    Ikpeazu’s tax certificate not fake, says Abia revenue agency

Ikpeazu’s tax certificate not fake, says Abia revenue agency

The Abia State Internal Revenue Service (ASIRS) on Monday said that the tax certificate it issued to Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of the state, was not fake.On June 27,  Okon Abang, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, nullified the election of Ikpeazu on the grounds that he filed a forged tax certificate to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Who is Uche Ogah, the ‘prayer warrior’ otherwise known as Ikpeazu’s nightmare?

CLOSE-UP: Who is Uche Ogah, the ‘prayer warrior’ otherwise known as Ikpeazu’s nightmare?

Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah was, on the last day of June 2016, anointed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as governor of Abia state - through the issuance of a certificate of return.An Abuja federal high court had on Monday, June 27, ruled that winner of the 2015 governorship election and sitting governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, filed false tax returns - [...]

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