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EFCC re-arraigns ex-Governor Orji Kalu, raises charges to 39 counts

A former Governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu, was on Tuesday re-arraigned at a Federal High Court in Lagos on an amended 39-count bordering on fraud.

Opposition accuses Abia government of exploitation on billboards

Opposition political parties in Abia state have accused the government of deliberately imposing exorbitant fees on installation of political campaign billboards across the seventeen local government areas of the state.

Supreme Court affirms three Bakassi Boys’ death penalty

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the death penalty imposed on three members of Bakassi Boys vigilante group in 2006.

Policemen, soldiers exchange gunfire in shoot out in Aba

It was more of a Hollywood war film yesterday in Aba, Abia State, as soldiers believed to be attached to the Forward Operation Base and Mobile Policemen engaged in heavy shoot out over alleged assault on one of them.

Governor Ortom: Like June 12, ranching will also be accepted nationwide

Governor Samuel Ortom has stated that no matter how long it took, ranching as the best method of animal husbandry will eventually be accepted nationwide.

EFCC files amended corruption charges on ex-Governor Orji Kalu

The EFCC on Wednesday, filed an amended 39-count charge before a Federal High Court Lagos, against a former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu in an alleged N3.2 billion fraud.

Anglican Church asks federal government to tell Nigerians whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, parents

The Aba province of the Anglican Church, weekend asked the Federal Government to tell Nigerians the whereabouts of Eze Israel Kanu, father of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, his wife, Sally and the IPOB leader himself.

Anglican Church asks President Buhari to resign

After reviewing the alleged gross incompetence being displayed by the Presidency in providing security for the citizenry, the Umuahia Diocese, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office and forget about vying for re-election.

Contractor: Enyimba Stadium pitch needs N60 million to be ready

The CEO of Monimichelle Sports Facility, Ebi Egbe, contractors renovating the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba, has said he would need 60 million Naira from the Abia State Government to get the pitch ready for use.

10 feared dead in Abia, Cross River communal clash

A bloody communal clash between the people of Isu clan in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State and their neighbours from Utuma in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State is feared to have left 10 persons dead and scores of houses reportedly set ablaze.

Alleged N3.2 billion fraud: EFCC’s presents 16th witness against Orji Kalu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday called its 16th witness before a Federal High Court in Lagos in the ongoing trial of a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, standing trial on charges of N3.2 billion fraud.

Abia government deploys medical team to contain Lassa fever outbreak

The Abia State Government has announced that it has deployed medical response team at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Umuahia, the state capital to contain the outbreak of Lassa fever at the hospital.

Official: Abia government‘ll stop depending on federal allocation by 2022

Abia State Government will cease to depend on federal allocation from 2022 when the return on government’s current investment in oil palm will be sufficient enough to finance the state.

Abia government launches healthcare prepaid cards for residents

Abia State Government said it had developed healthcare prepaid cards to meet the health needs of citizens irrespective of status and location in the state.

Governor Ikpeazu: Abia government’s wage bill drops to N2.1bn

Abia State Government said its monthly wage bill had dropped to N2.1 billion from about N2.8 billion it was in 2015.Abia State Government said its monthly wage bill had dropped to N2.1 billion from about N2.8 billion it was in 2015.

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.

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Suspected Boko Haram members attack mosque in Borno

Those who sustained injuries in the incident have been taken to the hospital while security operatives have cordoned off the scene of the attack.