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Operation Python Dance: Troops prevent inter-communal clash in Abia communities

Troops of Operation Egwu Eke III, also known as Operation Python Dance 3, have prevented inter-communal clash between two communities in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia.

Election: Lack of funds affecting parties’ campaigns – ADP candidate

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) governorship candidate for Abia State, Okey Udo, says lack of fund is a major challenge confronting political parties in their campaigns ahead of the general elections.

Election: Senator Orji warns Governor Ikpeazu’s kinsmen against aabotaging charter of equity

Senator Theodore Orji has said that the Abia charter of equity under which Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu became the first person from Ngwa stock to emerge governor of Abia is all inclusive and not just limited to the office of the state chief executive.

Six-hour fire razes down Guinness Brewery in Aba

A wild fire on Friday engulfed parts of the Guinness Nigeria Plc, Aba Brewery, Abia, razing bottles, chemicals, office structures and furniture to ashes.

Governor Ikpeazu inaugurates Abia university governing council

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has inaugurated the Governing Council of Abia State University, Uturu, headed by former a Senate president, Adolf Wabara.

Senate confirms INEC REC, ICRC chief

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Monday Udo Tom as Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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Election: Abia monarchs urge politicians to think about Nigeria’s future

A cross-section of traditional rulers in Abia have advised political office seekers in the country to put the interest of Nigeria above their personal ambition.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is working to crash the price of cooking gas in the country.

NBS: Price of cooking gas decreased in December 2018

The National Bureau of Statistics said the average cost of refilling a five kilogramme (kg) cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) decreased from N2,084.74 in November 2018 to N2,052.79 in December 2018.

Election: Some voters express frustration over inability to collect their PVCs

Some eligible voters in Osisioma, Aba South and Aba North Local Government Areas of Abia have expressed frustration over their inability to collect their PVCs from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Recruitment: Police commission receives 315,032 applications

The Police Service Commission (PSC) said it received 315,032 applications in the ongoing recruitment of 10,000 constables into the Nigeria Police Force at the close of the portal on Jan. 11.

Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB will participate in elections in Abia, Ebonyi

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday declared that the decision of his group to boycott the 2019 elections will have Abia and Ebonyi states’ governorship elections as exceptions.

Elections: Abia PDP candidate denies endorsing opponent

Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) candidate for the Bende Federal House of Representatives in the forthcoming general election, Dr. Chima Anyaso, has said he never endorsed his opponent, a candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Benjamin Kalu for the seat.
President Buhari inaugurates APC Women and Youth Campaign Team at the State House on 3rd Dec 2019-5

President Buhari set to tackle illegal taxation on foodstuff dealers

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that the Federal Government will look into the issue of illegal tax collections with a view to encouraging more private sector businesses to thrive in the country.
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Adams Oshiomhole: South East can’t trust PDP again after 16 years betrayal

The National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allegedly betraying the Southeast zone in spite of the massive support it enjoyed in the zone for the 16 years it was in power.
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President Buhari pledges to end illegal tax collections

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja pledged that the federal government will curb illegal tax collections with a view to encouraging more private sector businesses.

Operation Python Dance: GOC urges troops to respect human rights, foster peaceful co-existence

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Abubakar Maikobi, has urged troops of operation Egwu Eke III to respect human rights and foster peaceful co-existence.

PDP defectors rally support for APC in Abia

Former Chairman of Ohafia local government in Abia state, High Chief John Ogboso, has described Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led Abia State government as a failure as dividends of democracy had not been felt in Abia state in the past 8 years.
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CP: Major political parties guilty of destroying campaign billboards

The Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Chris Ezike, has accused “major” political parties in the state of being responsible for the destruction of campaign billboards.

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Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen

NBA asks President Buhari to stop Justice Onnoghen’s trial, follow due process,

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has demanded an end to the trial of Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari promises youths ministerial slots if re-elected

Tony Nwoye, Director of Youth Mobilisation, All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, says youths will be heads of Ministries and Parastatals if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected.
General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Election: General Olonisakin reiterates military’s neutrality

The Chief of Defence Staff, Lt.-Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, on Monday in Abuja reaffirmed military’s commitment to neutrality in the forthcoming general elections in the country.

Court of Appeal fixes date to entertain Justice Onnoghen’s appeal against trial

The Court of Appeal Abuja on Monday fixed January 24 to hear a notice of appeal seeking to restrain the trial of the Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Federal government doles out N6.7 million rewards to outstanding researchers, innovators

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, doled out N6.750 million to researchers, innovators and investors who distinguished themselves at the just concluded Technology and Innovation Expo 2019 which took place in Enugu.