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Ex-Governor Kalu’s trial: Abia state accountant on the run

An accountant in Abia Government House, Akpan Udoh, who is scheduled to testify in the ongoing trial of former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, is now on the run, the prosecution told a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday.

Abia government partners Chioma Ajunwa on grassroots sports development

Abia State Government has entered into a partnership with the 1996 Olympic Gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa-Opara, toward the development of grassroots sports in the state.

Governor Ikpeazu: Why we embark on Enyimba Economic City project

Abia State Government says it is building a multi-million naira Enyimba Economic City that will industrialise and boost the economy of the state.

Court adjourns Uzor Kalu’s alleged N3.2bn fraud case

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has adjourned continuation of trial until March 6 in the N3.2bn fraud charge preferred against ex-governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Abia govt to offer skills training to Libya deportees

Abia State government has disclosed that it would offer skill acquisition training to five of its citizens who were deported from Libya as illegal migrants.

Asiwaju Tinubu should accelerate reconciliation of aggrieved APC members – Ex-Governor Orji Kalu

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has called on the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to accelerate the mandate of reconciling aggrieved members of the ruling party.

2019: My work will speak for me – Governor Ikpeazu

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has expressed optimism that performance should be the deciding factor in the choice of a second term in the 2019 governorship election.

Federal govt to revamp Umunnato General Hospital

Succour has come the way of residents and indigenes of Umunnato in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State as the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, at the weekend promised to upgrade the abandoned Umunnato General Hospital.

Restore Justice Uzokwe as Abia CJ or face legal action – SERAP tells Governor Ikpeazu

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State to “immediately withdraw his illegal appointment of Justice Obisike Orji as the acting Chief Judge of the state and restore Justice Theresa Uzokwe, who was unlawfully removed by the State House of Assembly, back to her position as Chief Judge.”

Abia govt set to close substandard schools

Abia State Government is set to close substandard schools as a strategy to improve education standards.

Abia govt votes N3.4 billion Paris fund for salaries, pensions

Abia state government has voted 60 percent or N3.4 billion of the third tranche of Paris fund refund for the settlement of outstanding workers’ salaries as well as pensioners’ arrears.

No Abia State Polytechnic worker sacked – govt

The Abia State Government has refuted a section of media reports alleging that it sacked more than 500 workers of Abia State Polytechnic (Abiapoly) last Friday.

Abia, federal govts terrorising Nnamdi Kanu’s community – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has raised alarm over an alleged collaboration between the Federal and the Abia State governments to continue to terrorize and intimidate the people of Afaraukwu, Ibeku Umuahia, the home town of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

We support re-activation of NDDC advisory committee – Governor Ikpeazu

The Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has pledged to support the re-activation of the Advisory Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) made up of governors of the NDDC mandate states and two other members appointed by Mr. President.


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