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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a massive probe into alleged looting of over N150 billion by the immediate past governor of Abia State, Chief Theodore Orji, and members of his family.
The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has signed the 2020 Appropriation Bill into Law after the State House of Assembly had on Tuesday passed into law the sum of N137, 419, 617, 116 (One Hundred and Thirty Seven Billion, Four Hundred and Nineteen Million, Six Hundred and Seventeen Thousand, One Hundred and Sixteen Naira) as next year’s budget for the State.
Eze Chikamnayo, a three-time Commissioner for Information in Abia state and the House of Assembly candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for Umunneochi State constituency seat in the last 2019 election, has dumped his party (SDP) for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
The Majority Leader of the Abia House of Assembly, Solomon Akpulonu, has decried non-implementation of its laws and resolutions at the executive as the major challenge confronting the seventh Assembly.
Traditional Rulers in Abia North Council Area of Abia State have carried their complaints of what they described as being marginalized politically to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji.
The Abia State University, Uturu, said on Monday that there was no rift between it and the state House of Assembly, contrary to speculations in some quarters.
Abia State House of Assembly has urged Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to consider as top priority the payment of the counterpart fund that would enable the state benefit from the United Nations General Assembly 74th Conference Fund.
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.
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.
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”.
The Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Chinedum Orji, MNSE, has reiterated his commitment to the empowerment of youths in the State, saying that nations will fare better and the world will be more peaceful and secure if particular attention is paid to the empowerment of youths through skills acquisition.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has been lauded on its quest to grant autonomy to State Houses of Assembly.
The Abia State House of Assembly has set up ad hoc committees to investigate agencies and boards of the State Government.
The inauguration of the seventh Abia State House of Assembly has been shifted to Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Abia State, Austin Meregini, popularly known as Ugolee, says it will be bad if South Easterners are denied the position of Senate president in the 9th National Assembly.
Former Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Chief Agwu Agwu, yesterday, said President Muhammadu Buhari scored more votes in the South-East because the people of the zone voted to win his support for a president of Igbo extraction in 2023.
Fire has razed the popular Burutu Market in Delta State, destroying properties worth millions of naira.
Prof. Ademola Tayo, the Vice Chancellor of Babcock University says the institution has put together a team of researchers to find treatment for the raging coronavirus pandemic.
Nurses and midwives under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, in the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, who are working in the institution’s isolation centre has ordered a sit at home for its members saying the order was necessary due to negligence of their welfare by relevant stakeholders.
Mikel Arteta is keen to bring the Brazilian to north London from Barcelona, where he is expected to be surplus to requirements once he returns to the Camp Nou from his loan at Bayern Munich.
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the harassment and arbitrary arrest of the journalist, Rotimi Jolayemi, also known as Oba Akewi on the orders of the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, over a poem read during a radio programme the minister considers critical of him.
La Liga president Javier Tebas said Sunday he hopes the resumed season will start on June 11 with the Seville derby, “one game for all of Spain”.
Senegal legend El-Hadji Diouf says Nigeria’s Austin Jay Jay Okocha is the most talented footballer Africa has ever produced.
A UK court has ruled that Nigeria’s $1 billion suit against Royal Dutch Shell and Eni, oil giants, cannot go on because it does not have jurisdiction over the case.
As part of their continued efforts to support the fight against the scourge of coronavirus in the country, the Senior Pastors of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr. Paul and Dr. Mrs. Becky Enenche, on Friday visited the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.
Britain will reopen thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.