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Imo North bye-election: Drama as APC committee breaks into factions

The seven-man panel mandated by the interim national leadership of the All Progressives Congress to conduct primary to produce the party candidate ahead of next month bye-election for Imo North senatorial district has broken into factions.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

ISOPADEC: Forensic audit uncovers N12.3 billion unaccounted funds

A forensic audit report on the financial records of Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, ISOPADEC, yesterday, disclosed that N12.3 billion spent by the commission cannot be accounted for between 2007 to 2020.
The Aba automated shoe factory is set to commence operations, September 2020.

Abia governor inaugurates board of shoe factory, to begin production soon

Governor Ikpeazu, while Inaugurating the committee in Umuahia, said shoe factory was established to put Abia in the mainstream of a competitive global shoe market and to consolidate the position of Aba in particular and Abia State in general as a global hub for shoe manufacturing and other leather products.
Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Supreme Court voids Senator Orji Kalu’s conviction, jail term

The Supreme Court, on Friday, quashed the judgement that convicted and sentenced the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment.

Imo: What Emeka Ihedioha ought to have done

The recent reaction of the sacked governor of Imo state, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, to the Supreme Court confirmation of Senator Hope Uzodimma as the duly elected governor of Imo state, was at best a self-deluding inglorious voyage totally blind to the truth, and at worst a hate speech.
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APC hails Cosmas Iwu over Imo assembly lone seat

Members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State have commended the Director General of the state campaign council and former Secretary to the State Government, Chief Cosmas Iwu, for ensuring that the party got a seat at the state house of assembly.
Imo Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the state governor-elect, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, to carry the youth along when he is sworn-in.

Imo governor tasks corps members on rebuilding agenda

The governor, who spoke through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths and Social Development, Chibuzor Obinna, particularly charged the corps medical personnel among them to identify with and join the new NYSC Health Initiative for the Rural Dwellers (HIRD).
Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has charged the leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association to always speak truth to power and engage the Government regularly.

Imo governor targets N1 billion IGR monthly

The Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, is targeting to increase the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from the current N800 million to N1 billion monthly.
Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has charged the leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association to always speak truth to power and engage the Government regularly.

Imo makes Igbo language compulsory in schools

The state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, who spoke during the matriculation ceremony of the state College of Nursing and Midwifery, Orlu, said the learning and teaching of Igbo language would be compulsory for all students in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state.
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Imo government set to honour Sam Okwaraji

As part of events lined up for his 30th memorial anniversary of the late Super Eagles midfielder, Samuel Okwaraji, the Imo State Government has announced the partnership with the Sam Okwaraji Foundation.

Imo government drags Senator Okorocha to court for ‘incitement’

A Magistrates’ Court in Owerri has summoned the former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, to appear before it on October 8 to explain why he should not be convicted for alleged incitement.
Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has charged the leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association to always speak truth to power and engage the Government regularly.

Imo governor criticised over plans to build 27 stadiums

An Owerri-based lawyer, Emperor Iwuala, has faulted plans by Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo to build 27 stadiums across the state.

Atiku’s endorsement: Ohanaeze goofed – Orji Kalu

Former Abia governor, Chief Orji Kalu, has berated the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, for endorsing the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Abubakar Atiku.
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Election: Court affirms Uche Ogah as Abia APC governorship candidate

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday affirmed Mr Uche Ogah as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Abia for the March 2 elections .
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala tasks government on community development

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Minister of Finance, has called on the three tiers of government in Nigeria to pay serious attention to the development of the rural communities in the country.

Norsemen storm Aba, mull N13 million health centre

For about four days, early this month, members of De Norsemen Kclub Incorporated (DNKI) caused gridlock in Aba, the commercial city of Abia state with their 10th international convention.

Orji Kalu: It’s time to reflect as individuals, nation

Former Governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Kalu, has expressed hope that Nigeria is gradually taking its rightful position in the comity of nations.

Shell signs gas supply agreement for Aba power project

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria and its joint partners have signed a gas supply and aggregation agreement that will support the 140 Megawatts Aba Integrated Power Project in Abia State.

Shell trains, equips firefighters in Abia

Shell Nigeria Gas has re-trained 30 firefighters in Abia State and donated firefighting equipment to the state fire service.

2019: Abia community threatens to dump PDP

Residents of ‘Aba Ngwa’ community in Aba North/ South Federal Constituency of Abia have threatened to withdraw their support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if their grievances emanating from the just-concluded party primaries were not addressed.

Abia government restates commitment to improved healthcare delivery

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has reiterated the commitment of the state government towards improving the health sector by promoting effective healthcare service delivery.

Official: Abia won’t protect fraudulent staff from EFCC

Abia State government yesterday welcomed the ongoing probe of some accounts officers by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged fraudulent practices, saying that the affected civil servants would answer for their deeds.

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Gunmen attack police station, kill cop in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen on Sunday attacked a police station in the Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State and shot dead a mobile police officer.

Eight killed in Gombe land tussle – council chief

The Chairman of Shongom Local Government Area in Gombe State, Yohanna Nahari, has said eight persons were killed in a land tussle in the area.
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Abia governor: Education the best way to fight insecurity

Speaking at the Grand finale of schools quiz competition organized by a Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Ray Nkemdirim Foundation in Umuahia, Ikpeazu said education play a pivotal role in shaping the youths positively for the future.
Hamza Al-Mustapha, ex-chief security officer to Sani Abacha, former head of state, says Nigeria doesn’t have any excuse for inadequate power supply.

Hamza Al-Mustapha: Nigeria has no excuse for inadequate power supply

Hamza Al-Mustapha, ex-chief security officer to Sani Abacha, former head of state, says Nigeria doesn’t have any excuse for inadequate power supply.
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President Buhari tasks new army chief, others to collaborate and end insecurity

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