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Abia governor introduces daily street collection of wastes in Aba

In a bid to rid Aba and environs of waste, the Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has said it will begin street by street collection of wastes from 5pm on a daily basis.

Abia governor sacks environmental agency chief over poor sanitation

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has sacked the General Manager of Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA), Mr Okechukwu Apugo.

Aba governor takes over waste management

Scandalised by the filthy state of parts of the two cities in the state; Aba and Umuahia, the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has declared emergency on environmental sanitation.
The Abia State House of Assembly has set up ad hoc committees to investigate agencies and boards of the State Government.

Abia Assembly begins screening of commissioner-nominees

The leadership of the Abia State House of Assembly has begun the screening of 24 commissioner-nominees submitted to it for confirmation by Abia Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

Nnamdi Kanu: Combined security forces besieged my country home

Leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kalu, claims that “a combined security forces” besieged his country home in Isiama Afara-Ukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State.

Abia governor forwards commissioners designate list to state assembly

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has finally forwarded 24 names to the State House of Assembly for confirmation as commissioners in the State Executive Council.
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Abia governor orders contractor back to site over poor job execution

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has ordered Tunnelend Construction Company (TCC) back to the site to undertake a full reconstruction of the Unuaro/Ekwereazu Road in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state.

I will complete projects in my second term – Abia governor

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has promised to complete ongoing projects awarded in the first term of his administration in his second term.
The immediate past Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday physically attacked in Nuremberg, Germany, where he had gone to attend the new yam festival by some members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB)

Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB’s attack on Senator Ekweremadu, warning to Igbo leaders

Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, insisted, yesterday, that the attack on the former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg, Germany, was a ‘courageous act’ and ‘polite warning.’

Abia youths wants ex-finance commissioner probed

A group of Abia Youths under the auspices of Abia Youth Vanguard (AYV) has called on the Governor Okezie Ikpeazu led government to probe the activities of his ex-finance commissioner.
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Abia to clear workers’ unpaid salaries

Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, says that his administration is going to clear the arrears of workers’ salaries soon.

IPOB asks Abia governor to provide evidence of arrest of killer-soldier

The Indigenous People of the Biafra (IPOB) has asked Abia Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to provide pictorial evidence of the acclaimed arrest of killer of the commercial motorcyclist in his state.
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Abia speaker condemns extra-judicial killings of commercial tricyclist

The Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, MNSE, has condemned the killing of Mr Chimaobi Nwaogu, a commercial tricycle operator in Aba, by one Corporal Ajayi, for allegedly refusing to part with N100 bribe at a military checkpoint in Ohanze, describing it as “tyranny of the gun by some bad eggs among security agencies paid with taxpayers money to protect lives and property of the citizens”, saying, “such barbaric acts are not welcome in a peaceful State like Abia”.
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Abia governor tasks women to take up skills for family sustainability

Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State Governor has challenged women in the state to learn a skill to complement the roles and the income of their husbands in the families.

Work begins at Abia dry port site after 15 years

After 15 years, work has begun at the Isiala Ngwa Inland Container Depot (ICD), with Abia Government deploying excavators to clear port site.

Nkechi Ikpeazu calls for speedy trial of persons accused of child rape, defilement

Wife of Abia State governor, Nkechi Ikpeazu, has called on the State Judiciary to immediately try all pending cases against persons accused of child rape, defilement or abused women in the state.

Senator Kalu: How Nelson Mandela stopped Obasanjo’s third-term ambition

Former Abia State Governor Senate Chief Whip, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, on Thursday revealed how the late South African leader, Nelson Mandela, put pressure on former Nigeria President, Olusegun Obasanjo, to drop his third-term presidential agenda.
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Governor Ikpeazu extends hours of tricycle operations in Abia

Abia State Governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, has approved the extension of the hours of operation of tricycle operators, popularly known as Keke to 9 pm every day in Aba and Umuahia.

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The United Arab Emirates authorities paid for the flight tickets and coronavirus testing for some Nigerians evacuated from the country on Wednesday, the head of the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said .

PDP demands Ibrahim Magu’s prosecution for ‘fraud’

The Peoples Democratic Party has demanded the prosecution of the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, over alleged fraud.
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Zack Orji: No marriage is perfect

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Court declines to stop probe of Senator Okorocha by EFCC, Imo government

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, declined a request by former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for an interim injunction to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and panel of inquiry that was set up by the state government, from further investigating alleged financial infractions he committed while in office.

Nigerian government postpones 2020 WASSCE indefinitely

This was announced by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while speaking to State House Correspondents the weekly Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.