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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...
APC Planning To Rig Abia By-election With Security – Ikpeazu Cries Out
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APC Planning To Rig Abia By-election With Security – Ikpeazu Cries Out

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has raised alarm over what he called plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress APC to manipulate the outcome of this weekend by-election in Aba North/South Federal Constituency. The by-election, which is slated to hold on Saturday, March 27, 2021, is to fill the vacant seat for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency following the death of Hon Ossy Prestige, who represented the Constituency. Ikpeazu made the allegation in a statement made available by his Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu According to The statement, Gov. Ikpeazu said the plan of the APC is to overheat the polity as a prelude to calling for full deployment of the military which will in turn create room for them to deploy armed hoodlums with fake Army uniforms to man...
200 Gunmen Camped In Abia By APC To Unleash Mayhem – Gov. Ikpeazu Raises Alarm
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200 Gunmen Camped In Abia By APC To Unleash Mayhem – Gov. Ikpeazu Raises Alarm

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has raised the alarm over alleged presence of Gunmen brought in from outside the State and camped at an undisclosed location. The hoodlums, who are said to be up to 200, are allegedly armed with guns. On Wednesday, the state government raised the alarm in a statement by Honorable Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu and sent to us. According to the statement, the hoodlums were brought into the State by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cause mayhem in the forthcoming Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency election. The statement also alleged that hoodlums are disguised in fake military uniforms made available to them by an "Abia born retired Army General who only recently joined the opposition party". The statement re...
Governor Ikpeazu Does Not Intend To Join APC – PDP
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Governor Ikpeazu Does Not Intend To Join APC – PDP

The People's Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday, said Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State does not have any desire to join the All Progressives Congress, APC. MCI had reported that former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu said Ikpeazu promised to join APC. Reacting over the report in a statement made available to MCI Hon. Chief Fabian Nwankwo, Publicity Secretary of PDP described the report as rumour and urged PDP loyalists in the state to continue supporting Ikpeazu. Nwankwo further advised Senator Kalu to prevail President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle growing insecurity, Economic Retrogression, social Injustice and decay of infrastructure in the country. MCI recalls that few weeks ago, Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State deca...
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...
Aba Town Hall set on fire by an angry mob in spite of a curfew (videos)
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Aba Town Hall set on fire by an angry mob in spite of a curfew (videos)

There are reports of the Aba Town Hall being set on fire by an angry mob in spite of the curfew imposed in the city by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu yesterday October 20.   Some of those at the scene were heard shouting "it is happening, enough is enough" as the Town Hall burnt. Watch the video below;   View this post on Instagram   Aba Town Hall has been set on fire by a mob. Some of those present at the scene were heard saying “it is happening, enough is enough”. . . This is coming amid a curfew imposed in the city by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on Oct 21, 2020 at 8:30am PDT
ASUP: Abia Government Owes Polytechnic Lecturers 20 Months Salaries
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ASUP: Abia Government Owes Polytechnic Lecturers 20 Months Salaries

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has sent a petition to the National Human Right Commission over 20 months unpaid salaries by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia. Anderson Ezeibe, National President of ASUP, stated this in a letter addressed to the Executive Secretary of the commission and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja. Mr Ezeibe said that the governor had refused to pay salaries to its members in Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, for the past 20 months. “We are compelled to bring to the attention of the Commission the refusal of the Abia State Government (proprietor of the institution), Governing Council and Management of the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba to honour its contractual obligations to our members in the institution for a cumulative period of 20 ...
Ikpeazu’s COVID-19 Positive Aides Clash With Hospital Staff In Abuja
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Ikpeazu’s COVID-19 Positive Aides Clash With Hospital Staff In Abuja

Some aides of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, who had earlier tested positive for Coronavirus, on Thursday clashed with hospital staff at a private facility in Abuja where their principal is currently undergoing treatment. Trouble started when the governor’s aides arrived the hospital facility and insisted on accessing their principal, who had equally tested positive for the dreaded Coronavirus, but were barred from seeing him. The hospital management were said to have resisted their move and assured that the governor was recovering, but all plea fell on deaf ears. This led to few minutes of altercation including verbal exchange between the aides and hospital staff. A source in the hospital, who craved anonymity, said it took the intervention of “special security force”...
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Governor Ikpeazu, Wife and Children test Negative for COVID-19

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state,  his wife Nkechi, and their children have tested negative for COVID -19 just as two of his aides have tested positive for the virus. A statement released by the state governor says the test was carried out on his family and aides on Saturday, May 30. “Leading this battle from the front, as your Governor, I and all members of the first family subjected ourselves to COVID-19 tests on Saturday, May 30, 2020, and the results came out negative today. Unfortunately, the results of two of my aides, who also subjected themselves to COVID-19 tests were positive, while others turned in negative results. We are confident that within days, the currently asymptomatic positive patients who are now isolated will be successfully nursed back to good healt...
Coronavirus: Governor Ikpeazu orders curfew in Abia State
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Coronavirus: Governor Ikpeazu orders curfew in Abia State

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has ordered a curfew in Abia State following the recently confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the state.   The  6pm - 6am curfew which will take off from Sunday April 26, will last for 7 days and is expected to help in thorough contact tracing with special emphasis on the three local government areas of Ukwa West, Ikwuano and Umuahia North.   It was further gathered that the 2 Coronavirus cases in the state who are above 70 years and with underlying illness, are currently stable and responding to treatment.   A press statement from the Abia state government reads;   1. We are all aware that Abia has registered 2 Covid-19 cases at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Umuahia. Though the patients are above 70 years in age and have ...
Ikpeazu Issues Ultimatum to Abia Electoral Commission to Conduct LG Election
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Ikpeazu Issues Ultimatum to Abia Electoral Commission to Conduct LG Election

The Abia State Executive Council has directed the Abia Independent National Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) to provide details of the cost and required logistics support to conduct local government elections in the seventeen local government areas of the state on or before September 30th, 2020. This is coming after the opposition All Progressives Congress(APC) and All the Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA) in Abia, frowned at the existence of Transition Committee chairmen in the seventeen local government areas in the state. The parties claimed that the development has paved way for those in political offices to continue looting the funds meant for the development of the local areas. But the Abia SEC in a press statement made available to reporters on Saturday ...
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 ...
Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu Pays Billionaire Arthur Eze A Visit At His Residence
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Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu Pays Billionaire Arthur Eze A Visit At His Residence

Anambra State-born multi billionaire businessman and philanthropist, Prince Arthur Eze, has extolled the virtues of Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, saying he represents the future of Ndi Igbo. Eze, who spoke when Governor Ikpeazu paid him a visit at his Enugu residence, at the weekend, said that Governor Ikpeazu has the character of a true Igbo leader like that of late Dr. Sam Mbakwe, Governor of Old Imo State. “You’re a good man. Your humility makes people to love you. You also respect people. This is why Abia people love you. And they voted you again as their Governor. Please don’t change this good character. “You have Igbo character like that of late Sam Mbakwe of old Imo State. Mbakwe took good care of Imo State when he was governor and you are doing the same thing...
Ogah Denies Collecting Money From Ikpeazu, Vows To Retrieve His “Stolen Mandate”
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Ogah Denies Collecting Money From Ikpeazu, Vows To Retrieve His “Stolen Mandate”

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election in Abia, Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, has denied receiving money from Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu to forgo his plan of filing a suit against him at the Governorship Election Tribunal. We learnt that there's been a rumoured report that Ikpeazu had settled Ogah with some money as part of a “post-election settlement deal” allegedly entered into earlier. However, in a statement personally signed by Uche Ogah on Thursday, he said he was still going to challenge the outcome of the March 9 guber poll, insisting that it was no election but a “charade”. In the statement, which was made available on Friday, the governorship candidate maintained that his party, APC has since rejected the results and called ...
Okezie Ikpeazu Shares Free Kerosene In Abia Ahead Of Governorship Election
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Okezie Ikpeazu Shares Free Kerosene In Abia Ahead Of Governorship Election

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Abia State yesterday endorsed as its candidate for the March 9 governorship election, was seen distributing free kerosene in Umunkpeyi, Abia State. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu branded Tanker was seen distributing free kerosene to people.
CONFED CUP: Enyimba Players Cry Out For Unpaid Bonuses
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CONFED CUP: Enyimba Players Cry Out For Unpaid Bonuses

Enyimba players have cried out to Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu to settle their outstanding bonuses before they hit Rabat, Morocco for the crucial semifinal return leg clash against RAJA next week. Enyimba go into the game with a 0-1 deficit from the Aba first leg, but the players are confident that they can turn the table if well motivated. News coming out of the club’s camp indicate that the players and their technical crew are dying in silence as they are owed series of match bonuses. Efforts made to get some of them speak on the details of the matter however proved abortive as they were afraid of being reprimanded by the Enyimba management who are said to be on top of the situation. The players challenged the Abia State Governor to pay them all their arrears and leave the M...
We Supported IPOB Proscription To Save Lives, Douse Tension In South East – Ohanaeze
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We Supported IPOB Proscription To Save Lives, Douse Tension In South East – Ohanaeze

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-political organisation, has said its decision to support the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, by South East governors saved a lot of lives and doused tension on the region. The organisation said the decision saved both the region and Nigeria from a major blood bath and crisis, following the clash between IPOB members and soldiers, hence it decided to throw its weight behind the ban. President-General of the organisation, John Nnia Nwodo, said people, especially youths, misunderstand the action of the South-East Governors in proscribing activities of the IPOB. Speaking in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, Nwodo noted that the governors took the action “out of a genuine desire to safeguard the lives of young people.” Notin...
IPOB: Southeast Govs Are Confusionists – Junaid
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IPOB: Southeast Govs Are Confusionists – Junaid

For trying to renounce their role in the proscription of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), second republic lawmaker, Junaid Muhammad, has described the Southeast governors as a bunch of confusionists. Muhammad made the remark in response to an alleged declaration by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, that southeast governors only banned IPOB, without declaring it a terrorist organisation. It could be recalled that the governor had reportedly disclosed that “my duty and responsibility as at that day was to make sure that I avert bloodshed of monumental proportion. But in an interaction, the second republic lawmaker maintained that “owing to the fact that the southeast governors sat and held a meeting to proscribe the activities of IPOB as a result of their violent nature of a...
IPOB Declares Kanu, Father, Mother Missing
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IPOB Declares Kanu, Father, Mother Missing

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has formally declared Nnamdi Kanu, his parents, Eze Israel Kanu and Ugoeze Kanu, missing. In a statement in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Wednesday by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group urged the international community to prevail on the Federal Government to produce Kanu. The statement alleged that 28 persons were killed in Kanu’s compound after the alleged military invasion of his Afara-Ukwu home in Umuahia, Abia State. The group said, “We, the Indigenous People of Biafra worldwide, under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to demand the urgent attention of the United Nations mission in Nigeria and especially that of the government of the United Kingdom to prevail on the present regime of P...
South-South, South-East Govs Meet Over Power Devolution, State Police
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South-South, South-East Govs Meet Over Power Devolution, State Police

The South-South and South East governors said on Sunday that they would continue to demand for the devolution of powers and resources to the states and also the institutionalisation of state police. The governors, who met in Port Harcourt on the platform of the South-South, South-East Governors’ Forum, said that the demand was necessary now that there was a national consensus on the issues. The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, added that two regions would continue to be worse off without the will to exploit the political economic complementarities for political and economic and social fortunes. “As we go into the business of this meeting, let us be confident in the rightness of our course and clear in our considerations that we have been and would continue to be worse off...
Osinbajo Arrives Abia, Conferred With Chieftaincy Title Of Enyioha Ndigbo 1
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Osinbajo Arrives Abia, Conferred With Chieftaincy Title Of Enyioha Ndigbo 1

VP Osibanjo arrives Abia for one day visit The Executive Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has arrived Umuahia, the capital of Abia State, for a one day State visit. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is pleased to welcome the Vice President to Abia again, after he visited in February to flag off the SME clinic at Aba, the commercial and economic hub of Eastern Nigeria and SME capital of Nigeria... While in God's own state, the Vice President will pay homage to the Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers at Okpara Auditorium, where he will be conferred with a Chieftaincy Title by the Abia monarchs. After the brief event, the Vice President will commission the Abia Investment House built by the Governor Ikpeazu administration. The final event of th...

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