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“A virtuous woman adds years to your life” – Orji Uzor Kalu writes as he celebrates wife on her birthday
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“A virtuous woman adds years to your life” – Orji Uzor Kalu writes as he celebrates wife on her birthday

Former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has celebrated his wife, Ify, on her birthday. Taking to his official social media account on Tuesday, October 26, Senator Kalu described his wife as a virtuous woman, a friend, adviser and companion. He wrote: "My Dearest Ify," A good wife is Royal in the Heart. She is a crown to her husband, and pride to the home where she was raised. She is called a W.I.F.E because she is a Woman In Full Effect Today, I celebrate my friend, my love, my companion, my adviser, my wife and more. Having you in my life has been a tremendous experience, through thick and thin you have always been there to provide your support The merit of having a great wife is endless. Behind every successful man, there isn't just a woman but a prayerful...
We must apologise to Nigerians – Gov Ikpeazu admits Nigerian leaders’ failure
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We must apologise to Nigerians – Gov Ikpeazu admits Nigerian leaders’ failure

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has admitted that Nigerian leaders have failed in giving the masses dividends of democracy, hence, the need to apologize to them. Governor Ikpeazu, speaking with Vanguard in Abuja on Sunday, said they have failed to make Nigerians “feel a sense of belonging”. During the interview, the governor also revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023 must have the willingness to visit all the 109 senatorial districts across the country at least three times a year. He stressed that Nigeria’s next president must possess the quality of transparency, stating that the winner of the forthcoming 2023 presidential election must be able to explain his/her abilities and inabilities. He said: “The president we need in 2023 is one that is capab...
Abia seeks partnership with French Govt on agriculture, other developments
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Abia seeks partnership with French Govt on agriculture, other developments

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has canvassed for greater cooperation between the State and the French Government to help develop the agriculture sector, micro small and medium scale enterprises as well as the Enyimba Economic City Project. Speaking in Paris during a meeting with the French Minister For Trade and Commerce, Franck Riester, Governor Ikpeazu who applauded the existing relationship between the French Government and the people of Abia State, called for greater engagement in the areas of livestock farming with particular focus on Efi Igbo, vocational training for Abia youths who are willing to engage in agriculture, aquaculture, processing and export of agricultural products as well as support for development of the MSMEs in the state with particular reference to those e...
Abia govt confirms attack on commuters, denies abduction of ABSU students
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Abia govt confirms attack on commuters, denies abduction of ABSU students

Abia State Government has expressed sadness over report of an attack on commuters by hoodlums operating along Ihube, Okigwe LGA of Imo State. It was gathered that some students of Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu, were attacked by hoodlums while returning from a religious programme on Saturday in Imo State. A statement by the state government also confirmed the unfortunate loss of one Master Ede Donald and said that three students sustained injuries during the attack. The state Commissioner for Information, Abia State, John Okiyi Kalu while reacting to the incident stated that Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the state Commissioner of Police, Mrs Janet Agbede, to liaise with her counterpart in Imo State to swiftly arrest the hoodlums and bring them to justice. Kalu als...
Train youths on skill acquisition to tackle Nigeria’s problem – Abia Deputy Gov. Chukwu
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Train youths on skill acquisition to tackle Nigeria’s problem – Abia Deputy Gov. Chukwu

The Deputy Governor of Abia State, Ude Oko Chukwu has tasked leaders on the empowerment of the people in the field of skills acquisition and agricultural productions to salvage Nigeria from myriads of problems ranging from unemployment, banditry, kidnappings etc facing her. Oko Chukwu who spoke during the Catholic Politicians and Captains of Industry Forum with the theme, “State of the Nigerian Nation: CPCIF Chats On Way Forward For The Common Good, appealed to the participants to device means that can be used to tackle some of the problems facing the country such as skills acquisition and Agricultural productions which are readily available and can create employment opportunities if well harnessed. Chukwu made reference to the case of Abia State, where issues of unemployment were re...
Ikpeazu extols Catherine Nnaji, as Abia first female Chartered Accountant leads professional body
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Ikpeazu extols Catherine Nnaji, as Abia first female Chartered Accountant leads professional body

Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has congratulated Mrs Nwamara Catherine Nnaji, the first female chartered accountant from Abia State, as she was invested as the 10th National Chairperson of the Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria (SWAN) in Lagos. Gov. Ikpeazu, who was the special guest of honour at the investiture and inauguration of the new executive of the body of SWAN, described Nnaji as a worthy ambassador of the state, adding that a her emergence has etched Abia State in the annals of history. He said, “It is a celebration of the achievement of women. I am here to celebrate the first from Abia State. Those who know Nnaji these last 40 years will not be surprised about the height she has attained today. On behalf of the people of Abia, I want to tell you that you ...
Ex-Abia Commissioner of Sports, Uche Mpamah is dead
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Ex-Abia Commissioner of Sports, Uche Mpamah is dead

A former Commissioner for Sports in Abia State, Uche Mpamah, has been confirmed dead. The late Mpamah died of undisclosed illness on Saturday. The deceased served as Commissioner under the administration of former Governor Theodore Orji now the Senator, representing Abia central senatorial district in the National Assembly. The late ex-Commissioner hailed from Obuohia Obi-Ibere, Ibere clan in Ikwuano Local government area in Abia central zone of the state. Until his demise, the late Mpamma was a grassroots and consummate politician, and contested for the House of Representatives ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during its 2018 primaries for the Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency seat of Abia state. The deceased was also a one-time elected Chairm...
Details emerge on how Senator Orji was allegedly stopped from travelling
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Details emerge on how Senator Orji was allegedly stopped from travelling

Fresh facts have emerged on the report making the rounds in the media that former Governor of Abia State, Senator T.A. Orji was arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside his son, Engr Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji. This is just as a reliable source has confirmed to DAILY POST that the federal lawmaker and his son were neither arrested nor detained. A security operative who was privy to what happened told DAILY POST that the former Governor, who was on his way out of the country for vacation was merely reminded by EFCC operatives at the airport that his name was still on their “No Flight” list, and was therefore requested to return home. An Abia State government official who was also familiar with the incident corroborated the security operati...
Gov Ikpeazu calls for new Nigerian constitution
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Gov Ikpeazu calls for new Nigerian constitution

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has re-echoed the call for a new Nigerian constitution, which will evolve from the will of the people and not foisted on Nigerians like the present 1999 Constitution. Ikpeazu posited that the new Constitution will restructure the country and devolve more powers to the federating units, entrench resource control by the states, establish federal, state, and local government police formations and be more responsive to the protection of the rights of all citizens, as well as provide a level playing field where all Nigerians will be treated equally. The Abia Governor made these calls today as Keynote Speaker at the 5th Osasu Show Symposium with the theme, “State of the nation, the Peoples Constitution” held at the International Conference Centre in ...
Nigerian Army deny report of revenge mission in Abia
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Nigerian Army deny report of revenge mission in Abia

The Nigerian Army have denied report of engaging in a revenge mission in some communities in Ohafia Local Government Area, Abia State.   Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima who also faulted an allegation that six soldiers were killed, added that the army is aware of a fake report trending on social media that the soldiers were killed in a clash with members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN)/ Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).   Yerima admitted that troops carried out routine clearance operations, but said they were in line with the rules of engagement and respect for fundamental human rights of the citizens aimed at restoring socio-economic activities.   The statement read;   “The NA wishes to debunk the allega...
Nigerian Army lied, man arrested not ESN Commander – Nnamdi Kanu
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Nigerian Army lied, man arrested not ESN Commander – Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday reacted to the arrest of Eastern Security Network, ESN, Deputy Commander. Kanu said the man arrested by the Nigerian Army was too old to be recruited into the ESN. The Nigerian Army had claimed it arrested the ESN Deputy Commander, Awurum Eze in Aba, Abia State. Awurum’s arrest was disclosed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, on Wednesday night. The IPOB leader, however, described reports of the alleged arrest by the Nigerian Army as false. Kanu in a statement by IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, said Awurum was handed over to the Nigerian forces as an ESN Commander after a misunderstanding with a traditional ruler. “The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)...
Abducted Abia University Student Regains Freedom
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Abducted Abia University Student Regains Freedom

The abducted student of Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) has regained her freedom. Governor Ikpeazu made the announcement last night, 3 days after the student and others were attacked by unknown gunmen along Okigwe-Uturu road. The Abia state Governor also promised to take justice to those who abducted the student. The statement read; “It is with exceedingly great joy and a very pleasant sense of relief that I announce that the only kidnapped ABSU student who was still in custody of the hoodlums that abducted some people few days ago along the Okigwe-Uturu Road has been freed. “I spoke with her and her mother minutes ago and want to thank God, our security agents and the management of ABSU for a job well done leading to this good news. “Our administration has since taken...
Wanted Abia Major Drug Supplier Arrested With 100kg Cocaine, Cannabis
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Wanted Abia Major Drug Supplier Arrested With 100kg Cocaine, Cannabis

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested Chibuike Apolos, a major supplier of illicit drugs in Abia State, on Wednesday during an early morning raid of his hideout at Mbausi in Isialangwa North area of the state. Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said on Wednesday in Abuja that Apolos has been on the wanted list of the Abia State Command of the NDLEA since February following the arrest of one Chima Ukeleonu, the suspect behind the video that went viral in January 2021, showing a young man hawking illicit drugs on the street. According to him, it was due to the development that the 38-year-old Apolos was put on wanted list. “Following his arrest in the early hours of Wednesday, the Abia State government has already marked his house that serves as his ...
Abia state governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Ukpai Agwu Ulkpa is dead
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Abia state governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Ukpai Agwu Ulkpa is dead

The Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Agwu Ukpai, has died. The state Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi-Kalu, announced the death of Mr. Ukpai. Okiyi-Kalu said Ukpai died in the early hours of on Tuesday March 30. The statement reads “It is with sadness and a deep sense of loss that Abia State Government wishes to announce the death of Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai, PhD, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, who passed on in the early hours of today after a brief illness. Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, is in deep shock as he mourns the untimely exit of Chief Ukpai who has been a long-term associate, friend and irreplaceable partner in progress. He will be sorely missed by everyone in Government in particular and Abians in Gen...
I Won’t Go To Court, Aba People Have Been Cheated — Mascot Kalu Says
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I Won’t Go To Court, Aba People Have Been Cheated — Mascot Kalu Says

The candidate of APC in the just concluded Aba North/South Federal Constituency bye-election Abia State, Hon. Mascot Uzor Kalu has said despite losing the election, his party is not prepared to challenge the victory of the PDP’s Chimaobi Ebisike in court While adding that he has abundant evidence to prove that the election was manipulated against his party, Hon. Mascot Kalu insisted that Aba people were robbed of the opportunity of effective representation. "We were winning in more than 400 polling units and they kept using thugs to harass the INEC officials and scare our voters. Our voters ran for their lives. In a city with over 497,000 voting strength, less than 15,000 votes were recorded in the entire election. "I commend the INEC and security agents who were overwhelmed a...
Ikpeazu Commends Soldiers Over Killing Of “Unknown Gunmen” In Abia State
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Ikpeazu Commends Soldiers Over Killing Of “Unknown Gunmen” In Abia State

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has commended Nigerian soldiers for their gallantry in killing some gunmen that attacked them, pledging its commitment to the protection of lives and properties. The State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, who stated this, warned youths of the state not to put themselves in harm’s way by attacking security agents under any guise. “It is a good development; we welcome every necessary measure to protect the good people of Abia state. We call on our young men and women not to put themselves in harm’s way by attacking security agents under any guise. We also urge them not to allow themselves to be used by politicians for any reason to cause insecurity. Abia state government will do everything possible to protect law-abiding cit...
3 Policemen Shot Dead At Abia Police Checkpoint
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3 Policemen Shot Dead At Abia Police Checkpoint

Gunmen have attacked a Police checkpoint in Agu Eze amaogudu, Abiriba, Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State, killing three policemen. The dead officers were identified Inspector Austin Ugwu, Inspector Longinus Ugochukwu, PC Ama Ifeanyi. The Deputy Governor of Abia State, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, who in company of security agents, visited the community, assured residents that the State Government will deploy all necessary resources available to ensure their protection. Speaking to the people at Orie Akwa square in the community, Sir Oko Chukwu, who was accompanied on the visit by the state commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, called for community vigilance and support to security agents. He said, “The government is saddened by the unfortunate attack of th...
Two Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested in Ogun
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Two Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested in Ogun

Men of Ogun state police command in the early hours of Saturday, February 27, arrested two armed robbery suspects while operating at Shagamu interchange area of Lagos/Ibadan expressway. The two suspects, Solomon Aghofure a 30 years old indigene of Delta state, and Emmanuel Mathew a 37 years old indigene of Abia State were arrested when the police patrol team of Shagamu division were on routine patrol of the expressway at about 1:30 am. The suspects and their gang who have already positioned themselves at the interchange in readiness for attack on the commuter plying the road opened fire on the passing patrol team led by the DPO, CSP Okiki Agunbiade. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, reads in part   ''The team engaged ...
Police Arrest Perpetrators Of Abayi Police Station Attack
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Police Arrest Perpetrators Of Abayi Police Station Attack

The Police in Abia State Command successfully neutralised (4) four attackers, arrested (8) eight persons and recovered arms and ammunition from hoodlums who carried out an unprovoked attack on Abayi Police Station, Aba in Osisioma Ngwa LGA of Abia State in the early hours of 23rd February, 2021. It is worth noting that the hoodlums numbering about two hundred persons, armed with AK47 rifles and matchetes invaded the station and set part of it ablaze with the aid of petrol bombs and other explosives. Following the attack, two officers, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Vincent Gonze and Sergeant Emmanuel Okoronkwo unfortunately paid the supreme price. The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu NPM mni commiserates with the family and friends of the deceased officers....
“Made In China Shekau” – Aisha Yesufu Blasts Nnamdi Kanu
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“Made In China Shekau” – Aisha Yesufu Blasts Nnamdi Kanu

Aisha Yesufu has blasted Nnamdi Kanu after he called her a "talkative lunatic" because of her comments condemning ESN for attacking herdsmen in Abia. Nnamdi Kanu, on Sunday, Jan 31, had shared a video on his Facebook page showing how the Eastern Security Network, ESN, operatives invaded the camp of some herdsmen in Isiukwuato, Abia State, to chase them and kill their cows. Reacting to Kanu’s video, Yesufu, condemned the incident, adding that no one has the monopoly of violence. She tweeted: "This is absolutely not acceptable. We cannot have security outfits taking laws into their own hands & maiming, killing & destroying properties. This is not acceptable. We must always remember no one has a monopoly of violence and intolerance and we can all be mad. Let the law guid...
Noble Igwe Appointed Made-In-Aba Ambassaor
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Noble Igwe Appointed Made-In-Aba Ambassaor

Abia State has appointed Noble Igwe as a Made in Aba Ambassador. The media entrepreneur took to Instagram to share the good news alongside his appointment letters. He was commended for his "activities over the years fully supporting the growth of entrepreneurship In Aba and using multiple channels to promote the growth of the Made In Aba brand" Noble hails from Anambra State, he was born and raised in Aba and married from Abia state. Sharing letters of his appointment via his Instagram handle, he wrote; "Nwa ABA Welcome the newest Ambassador in town. I grew up in ABA and today, they have shown me how proud they are of me. See Slides Yay!"  
Video: Nigerian woman disrupts her husband’s secret wedding to another woman in Abia
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Video: Nigerian woman disrupts her husband’s secret wedding to another woman in Abia

A Nigerian woman disrupted the secret wedding of her husband to another lady in Umuahia, Abia state last weekend. In a video shared by SaharaTV, the distraught woman said she and her husband got married 17 years ago and they have four children. She said she knew about her husband's relationship with the lady for years but was didn't act on it until he decided to tie the knot with her. The woman stormed the wedding venue and disrupted the wedding proceedings. She stated that her husband's other woman cannot come and reap where she didn't sow. Watch the video below..   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi)
Six Corpers Test Positive For COVID-19 In Abia
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Six Corpers Test Positive For COVID-19 In Abia

Six graduates taking part in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abia State have reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus. This was disclosed by the State Information Commissioner, John Okiyi-Kalu on Tuesday in a press statement while reacting to a social media report on the mandatory testing of Corps members posted to the state by the COVID-19 team before they were allowed entry into the orientation camp in Bende LGA. Okiyi-Kalu said that the discovery was made by the state’s surveillance team on COVID-19. According to the commissioner, the State government is supporting the NYSC medical team with the state’s medical team; epidemiology, Surveillance and rapid response personnel. Okiyi-Kalu said that the six persons have been treated and discharged in line with the...
Reduce Our School Fees, We Don’t Need The N30k Cash – Abia Students To Ikpeazu
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Reduce Our School Fees, We Don’t Need The N30k Cash – Abia Students To Ikpeazu

Students in Abia state under the aegis of Abia Joint Students Leaders have appealed to the state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu to reverse the decision to offer them the sum of N30,000 bursary to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. The students urged the governor to instead covert the sum to their fees and deduct from source, saying this will be more impactful to them. In a statement made available to ABN TV, signed by the leaders of various student union bodies, they also called on the governor to consider offering students from other institutions such us Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Abia State College of Education (Technical) Arochukwu, Abia State College of Health sciences and management technology, Aba, Abia State teaching hospit...
Ikpeazu Begs Hoodlums To Return Looted Equipment In Abia State
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Ikpeazu Begs Hoodlums To Return Looted Equipment In Abia State

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has pleaded with hoodlums to return items looted at Abia State Dental Center, Aba, and Primary Health Authority office in Aba South LGA. In a statement made available on Friday by the Commissioner of Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, said the equipment include, vaccines, X-ray machines, sterilizers, air conditioners, fans and other equipment as well as disposables and consumables items. The statement added that those who looted the items to return them within seven days to the relevant offices or call the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health Matters, Mr Joe Chinwendu on 0803 764 9306 with information on the location of the items. The Statement Reads, "Abia State Government has noted with dismay the destruction and looting of Abia...
Fulani Herdsman Not Planning Attack On Abians – Commissioner Of Police, Agbede
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Fulani Herdsman Not Planning Attack On Abians – Commissioner Of Police, Agbede

The Abia state Commissioner of Police CP Janet Agbede dispelled rumours that Fulani are grouping to launch an attack on Abians. Addressing a press conference in Umuahia, the state capital on Wednesday the CP described the rumour as false. She said “This rumor is not only false but the Handwork of those intending to cause more tension and confusion across the state. I wish to reassure the law-abiding citizens and residents in the state to go about their lawful businesses as the law enforcement agencies are ever ready to protect their lives and properties". She also called out to hoodlums who took advantage of the #EndSARS protest in the state to loot public and private properties to return them or be ready to face the full rot of the law.
Ikpeazu Declares Tuesday Public Holiday To Clean Up Abia
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Ikpeazu Declares Tuesday Public Holiday To Clean Up Abia

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has declared Tuesday 27th day of October, 2020 as a public holiday to enable citizens participate in cleaning upstate. This according to the government is following the littering of the state after the #EndSARS protest in Aba and Umuahia the state capital. The time of this exercise is between 8.00am to 3:00pm. In a statement signed by the Chief of Staff to the governor, Dr. ACB Agbazuere, Abians are advised to come out with packers, brooms, wastebaskets, and other kits with take part in the exercise. "In view of the wanton destruction of property and other infrastructure during the #EndSARS PROTESTS and littering of debris all over the state, Abia State Governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, Ph.D has approved the general cleaning of our major...
“The Level Of Deprivation Is Unbearable” — Alex Ikwechegh Supports #EndSARS
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“The Level Of Deprivation Is Unbearable” — Alex Ikwechegh Supports #EndSARS

A prominent Business man and philanthropist in Abia State, Alex Mascot Ikwechegh, have declared his support for protesting Nigerian youths. Igbere TV reports that the youths have been on the streets for over 10 days to call for an end to police brutality and operations of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force. Mr Ikwechegh, in a statement on Monday made available to Igbere TV said “the Nigerian political class has in no way availed the average Nigerian youth with any form of opportunity to strive and succeed in his endeavours.” Expressing his pain over Nigeria's current economic, the Philanthropist said that political machinery does not in any shape or form, protect the average Nigerian. The statement read; “Intuitively, the world ...
Actor Alex Ekubo Bags A Chieftaincy Title In Imo State
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Actor Alex Ekubo Bags A Chieftaincy Title In Imo State

Nollywood actor Alex Ekubo has been rewarded with the title of a chief in Imo State following his illustrious contribution to the industry. The delighted actor took to his Instagram page to share a photo of his installment ceremony and wrote: Allow me to Re-introduce myself, I Alexx Ekubo of Arochukwu, Abia State – has just been coronated IKUKU Of Amumara Town, Mbaise. IMO State. At the just concluded Iri-Ji (New Yam Festival). Coronation by – Eze Umara 3 of Amumara Town, Mbaise kingdom. Imo State Special thanks to High Chief Nwachinemere 1 of Mbaise, vint agedeluxeinteriors for welcoming me & honoring me in his home town among his kindred. I Love you forever & ever Obara’m. Pls moving forward when you see me Address me as a CHIEF, it’s official IKUKU is not a “nick n...
2023: I’ll build a 20th century economy if Nigerians make me President- Orji Uzor Kalu
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2023: I’ll build a 20th century economy if Nigerians make me President- Orji Uzor Kalu

Former Abia state governor and current Senate chief whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, says he will build a 20th-century economy in Nigeria if Nigerians make him president come 2023. Kalu said this on a programme at a radio station in Umuahia, Abia state capital while speaking on his presidential ambition in 2023. According to him, he is more than capable to do the job of a president.  “Yes, if you give me the presidency, why not, I will take. I am capable of doing the job. The problem is who is capable of doing the job. For now, I am focusing on my constituency; there is a lot of job to be done. If you give me opportunity, I will like to go back to the Senate for a second term, but if the people of Nigeria want me to be president, they will show the hand. I can do the job. I can build a 20th...
5666 Teachers Sacked By Abia State Government
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5666 Teachers Sacked By Abia State Government

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, Ph.D. has received the Report of the Committee on the supposed employments without waiver at the Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB). The Governor has equally noted the submissions of the Committee to the effect that out of the 5,853 people said to have been employed between 2018 to 2020, Only 187 people were employed with waiver, leaving 5,666 people as employed without waiver. The Governor has consequently directed as follows: That the Suspended Executive Secretary of Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB), Mr. Lawrence Ogbonna, be retired compulsorily with immediate effect.That, in case, any of the 5,666 people employed without waiver, was asked to start work by anybody, such a person should stop forthwith, havin...
COVID-19: Abia Relaxes Lockdown, Work Resumes, Worship Centres, Markets To Open
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COVID-19: Abia Relaxes Lockdown, Work Resumes, Worship Centres, Markets To Open

According to a statement made available on Friday morning by the Secretary to State Government/Chairman, Abia State Covid-19 Committee, Barr. Chris Ezem, the Abia State Goverment decided to ease the COVID-19 lockdown in the state after consultations and considerations, including advice from medical experts. It stated that the COVID-19 lockdown in the state has been relaxed in the following ways: 1. All markets in the state shall open only 3 times a week viz: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9am to 3pm daily. Relevant markets leadership have constituted a 17-man Enforcement Team that shall ensure provision of a minimum of 20 litres bucket with tap for running water, in addition to soap and sanitizers by each trader, and the wearing of face masks by both sellers and buyers i...
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Abia farmers get improved maize seeds, chemicals, inputs

The Abia State Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) has procured improved varieties of maize seeds, chemicals and other inputs to make the programme successful in the state. At the flag-off of the ADP 2020 Anchor Borrowers Planting cropping season, the Programme Manager of the ADP, Chief Israel Amanze, said with the new variety, the state would now have fresh maize within 60-70 days of planting. The initiative is in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Maize Association of Nigeria (MAN).He said 4,000 maize farmers were registered in the state CBN- MAN Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP), adding that Extension Agents had been deployed all over the state to give technical assistance to the farmers. Also the ADP Director of Technical Service, Mrs. Nnenna Uche...
One Dead As Billboard Falls In Aba (Photos)
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One Dead As Billboard Falls In Aba (Photos)

A man has been confirmed dead in Abia State after being crushed by a billboard which fell during a storm in the state. The incident which occurred on Wednesday April 1 at Osisioma Junction in Aba, left another seriously injured and fighting for his life. It was further gathered that two occupants of a tricycle popularly known as Keke Napep, were pulled out from the crushed vehicle by construction workers with heavy-duty equipment. Here are more photos below from the scene of the incident;  
Enyimba players attacked by armed robbers
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Enyimba players attacked by armed robbers

Enyimba’s team bus was attacked by armed robbers on Thursday, as they returned from a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game. The Peoples Elephant had beaten Adamawa United 2-0 in Gombe and were travelling back to their base in Aba, Abia State. They were attacked in Okigwe, Imo State. The incident left forward, Cyril Olisema injured with minor cuts. “They were telling us to stop, be as we noticed they were not law enforcement, we told our driver not to stop. “He sped up and one of them stoned the window with iron, so it broke and injured [Olisema],” Defender Stephen Egbe told ESPN.
Grant Nnamdi Kanu Presidential Pardon To Attend Parents’ Burial – Ohaneze To PMB
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Grant Nnamdi Kanu Presidential Pardon To Attend Parents’ Burial – Ohaneze To PMB

Ohanézè Ndígbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC) on Friday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to grant Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Leader, Nnamdi Kanu presidential pardon and allow him entry into the country to attend his parent’s burial. President General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Secretary, Okwu Nnabuike made the recommendation in a joint statement. Mr Kanu has been on self-exile since 2017 when the Army invaded his Umuahia country home during operation python dance. His parents who died last year are to be buried next weekend. His father, Eze I. Ọ. Kanu was until his death the Traditional Ruler of his Afaraukwu community, Umuahia, Abia State. There have been reports of millitary presence around the community since the announcement of the late Kanus’ burial. But Oha...
Army Can’t Prevent Us, Nnamdi Kanu From Attending Parents’ Burial – IPOB
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Army Can’t Prevent Us, Nnamdi Kanu From Attending Parents’ Burial – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, yesterday said no amount of intimidation and harassment by the Nigerian Army and other security agencies will prevent its members from going to pay the last homage to the deceased parents of their leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in Isiama Afaraukwu, Umuahia, Abia State. IPOB also asked the world to take notice of the intimidation and harassment of the people if Afaraukwu by the Nigerian Army after allegedly killing their traditional ruler and son, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife. IPOB described what the Nigerian Army is allegedly doing in Isiama Afara Ukwu as terrorism at its height and brazen display of military might at defenceless citizens while the allegedly fall weak in the face of the Book Haram insurgents. “One thing is certain to come 1...
America rapper, James Gyton gets Chieftaincy title in Abia State
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America rapper, James Gyton gets Chieftaincy title in Abia State

American-born music star, James Guyton,who recently traced his origin to Nigeria has been given an Igbo name, Chiwetara by His Royal Highness Eze E.C.O Udoka (KSM), the Eme II of Ofeme Ancient Kingdom, Abia State. Acccording to a statement from the Palace of HRM Eze Udoka, Guyton will also be conferred with the High Chieftaincy title of “The Nwaannedinamba of Ofeme,Umuahia.” In a letter directed to Guyton and signed by the Palace Secretary, Chief Onyemachi, “the conferment is in recognition of your uncommon integrity and your philanthropic work in Nigeria”. According to the release,” the entire members of the community are delighted to welcome home our African-American son and are equally pleased with your acceptance. You are highly welcome home”. In preparation for the grand o...
“Aba Is Dead” – Jane Ogbauta Gives Ikpeazu 100-Day Ultimatum To Fix Roads Or….
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“Aba Is Dead” – Jane Ogbauta Gives Ikpeazu 100-Day Ultimatum To Fix Roads Or….

A civil right activist and the founder, Women For Change Initiative and Equity, Lady Jane Ogbauta has described Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia state as dead, saying women must do something to put the government of the state on its toes. Ogbauta who had recently led a protest in Aba comprising women from various parts of Abia said no amount of Intimidation can deter her and other women. In a chat with ABN TV on Sunday, she vowed to mobilise no fewer than 10,000 women after the expiration of the 100 she gave the Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu to a street protest in Aba. The activist stated that the protest was as a result of worsening situation of infrastructure in Aba especially roads, saying if nothing is done between and this time next year, things could de...
Ikpeazu-led Government Has Weaponized Hunger In Abia – Alex Otti
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Ikpeazu-led Government Has Weaponized Hunger In Abia – Alex Otti

Alex Otti, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the last 2019 general elections in Abia state, has declared that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, administration has weaponized hunger and poverty against the people of the State. Otti who made the declaration in a press statement issued to reporters in Aba on Sunday evening, by his Media Assistant, Ferdinand Ekeoma, decried the insincerity of Ikpeazu-led government towards the welfare of Abia civil servants and pensioners. He again, claimed that despite tranches of bailout funds and Paris Refund Club accrued to Abia by the federal government for the payment of Salary arrears owed to State workforce, as well as execution of infrastructural projects, the governor had de...
Abia @ 28: Minister Of Mines & Steel, Ogah, Congratulates Ikpeazu
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Abia @ 28: Minister Of Mines & Steel, Ogah, Congratulates Ikpeazu

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel, Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, has congratulated Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State as the state clock 28 this year. Abia, a Southeastern state, was created on August 27, 1991 from the old Imo State with Umuahia as state capital. In statement personally signed by him  on Tuesday, the Minister expressed optimism that the state would achieve its goals, despite challenges facing it at the moment. The 2019 APC governorship candidate in Abia, therefore, called on the people of the state not to lose focus, but remained determined and work with the leaders towards achieving the said goals. Full Statement, “I want to personally congratulate His Excellency Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu and the good people of Abia State on this occasion of the 28th ...
Nigerian man accuses soldiers of assaulting and forcefully shaving off his hair with scissors in Aba
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Nigerian man accuses soldiers of assaulting and forcefully shaving off his hair with scissors in Aba

An aggrieved Nigerian man has called out some soldiers in Aba, Abia State, for allegedly assaulting and forcefully shaving off his hair with scissors over "nothing".   Showing off some injuries he sustained from the assault, Egbule Obinna disclosed that the soldiers wore masks during the encounter which occurred while on his way to his daily business. He wrote as he shared the video;   THIS IS NIGERIA TODAY A COUNTRY WITH NO HUMAN RIGHT WE ARE ALL IN CHAINS ...I NEED ALOT OF REPOST TO THIS LETS FIGHT AGAINST INJUSTICE AND INHUMANITY IN NIGERIA ....FOR NOTHING THIS HAPPENED NOW THE ARE PICKING YOUNG MEN HERE AND KILLING AND CYTTING THEIR HAIR FOR NOTHING
Suspected Fulani herdsmen abduct Bayelsa-bound travelers in Edo, demand N30m
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Suspected Fulani herdsmen abduct Bayelsa-bound travelers in Edo, demand N30m

Three ladies traveling from Lagos State to Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, were on Sunday reportedly abducted by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.   The abducted ladies were identified as Okuboere, Seifefa and Amara, and the incident reportedly occurred at about 12p.m along the Hausa-Fulani settlement in Okada area of Edo State. Narrating how the incident occurred, the abducted victims' sister-in-law Princess Grace, said;   “My sisters-in-law, Bayelsa state, Okuboere, Seiyefa and their friend Amara from Abia State have been kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen along Okada Road in Edo State about 12 in the afternoon. “They were on their way driving down from Lagos to Yenagoa with two children in the vehicle. “The criminal herdsmen were said to have shot at ...
Super Eagles Striker, Samuel Chukwueze Visit In Abia State
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Super Eagles Striker, Samuel Chukwueze Visit In Abia State

Super Eagles Striker, Samuel Chukwueze, has landed in Abia State. The Abia born football star who featured in the just concluded African Cup of Nations, in Egypt, stormed his home state, Friday. He was spotted at a wedding ceremony in Umuahia, the Abia State Capital, on Saturday. During the wedding, fans of Chukwueze took over the stage struggling to have a feel of him. Igbere TV reports that the Super Eagles striker was part of Diamond FC, a football academy with its root in Umuahia.
ABSUTH workers suspend 7 months strike
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ABSUTH workers suspend 7 months strike

The Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH) has announced a suspension of the seven-month-old strike by the joint workers union with immediate effect. The Assistant Director, Public Relations Department of the hospital, Mr Joe Onwuka, announced the suspension in a statement he issued to newsmen in Aba on Tuesday. Onwuka said that the decision to suspend the action followed an agreement reached by the union with the hospital management and state government. “A communique, endorsed by all the leaders of the various industrial unions in the hospital, has consequently urged the workers to immediately resume duties from Wednesday, July 3,” he further stated. He said the union agreed to suspend the strike as a mark of respect for Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu’s personal intervention i...
Abia Police Declare Sergeant Wanted Over Death Of 21-Year-Old
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Abia Police Declare Sergeant Wanted Over Death Of 21-Year-Old

The Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Mr Ene Okon, has declared one Sergeant Collins Akpugo, who allegedly shot and killed Mr Chukwuikem Onuoha, wanted. The commissioner also added that a reward of N500, 000, awaits anyone with useful information about the fleeing policeman’s whereabouts. Akpugo had on June 4, 2019, shot Onuoha to death at Afaraukwu community in Umuahia North Local Government Area, when the deceased reportedly ask him to dim the light of his vehicle. But in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, the CP stated that Akpugo was declared wanted because the five days of grace given to him to surrender himself for Police disciplinary actions had elapsed. The statement also added that the gun Akpugo allegedly used for...
Police Arrest 22 Suspected Cultists In Abia
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Police Arrest 22 Suspected Cultists In Abia

The suspects were arrested in a bush at Umuhutte Ahiaeke Ibeku in the Umuahia North Local Government Area of the state during their initiation ceremony. Policemen attached to the Abia State Commissioner of Police Crack Squad have arrested 22 suspected cult members. In a statement made available to Southern City News on Tuesday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, stated that the suspects were arrested by the cops acting on a tip-off. Ogbonna said the suspects were members of the Neo Black Movement of Africa, also known as Aiye. He added that the suspects were arrested in a bush at Umuhutte Ahiaeke Ibeku in the Umuahia North Local Government Area of the state during their initiation ceremony. The statement read in part:- “The suspects are u...
Abia Teachers Embark On Indefinite Strike Over Non-Payment Of Salaries
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Abia Teachers Embark On Indefinite Strike Over Non-Payment Of Salaries

Following the backlog of salaries owed to primary and secondary school teachers in Abia State, the leaders of the teachers union on Monday announced an indefinite, crippling academic activities in the schools. Our source revealed that the State Government is making frantic effort to resolve the industrial action and get the teachers back to the classroom.
How A Robber Robbing With Toy Gun Was Taken Down By Police Officer In Ebonyi
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How A Robber Robbing With Toy Gun Was Taken Down By Police Officer In Ebonyi

An armed robbery suspect, Onyekachi Mmerole from Isiukwuato, Abia State was weekend, shot along Ivo-Osso Edda High Way by a police officer, while robbing some members of the public with his gang in the State, Vanguard reports. He was shot by police officers from Ebonyi State command during the robbery operation. Onyeka and his gang had been terrorizing the area robbing the unsuspecting public, especially travellers but on 25th of May, a citizen of the state alerted high way police patrol team while the robbery was going on and the police rushed to the scene. Vanguard gathered that the 30-year-old suspect was shot by the police on the right side of his waist and as the policemen rushed to arrested him, they discovered that what he (suspect) had on him was a toy gun while his gang memb...

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