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The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia state has been set ablaze by hoodlums.

Hoodlums raze INEC office in Abia

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia state has been set ablaze by hoodlums.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia government reviews curfew in Aba, Umuahia

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has announced a review of the curfew imposed on Aba and Umuahia, warning of collateral consequences.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu: Thuggery portends danger to nation’s democracy

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu, has said the use of thugs during elections portends great danger to the nation’s democracy.

Akwa Ibom, Abia border crisis claims seven lives

No fewer than seven indigenes of Ikpanya clan in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have been reportedly killed after days of attacks launched by assailants from Ugbo community, Arochukwu in Abia State
President Muhammadu Buhari has offered condolences to the people of Arochukwu Kingdom in Abia State on the death of the Eze Aro of Arochukwu, Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro, CFR.

President Buhari mourns Arochukwu monarch

President Muhammadu Buhari has offered condolences to the people of Arochukwu Kingdom in Abia State on the death of the Eze Aro of Arochukwu, Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro, CFR.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has said that “no murderer will go unpunished.”

IGP: No murderer will go unpunished

The IGP who reiterated that the Force will not tolerate any further attack on its personnel or any citizen by any individual or group under any guise whatsoever said this in a statement made available to Daily Independent by the Force Spokesperson, Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, on Sunday.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 16 over attacks on security operatives, facilities in South East

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested sixteen (16) suspects for complicity in a series of violent and unprovoked attacks on security operatives and facilities in some states of the Federation, particularly in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.
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NSCDC rescues Abia girl chained by mother

Personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, in Abia State have rescued a teenage girl from Umuokoro Obinkita in Arochukwu Local Government Area, simply identified as Ada who was chained by the neck and limbs and locked away in their house by her mother.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Governor Ikpeazu: New road to enhance economic ties between Abia, Akwa Ibom

The inauguration of new link road to Akwa Ibom, which was built by the Abia State Government, would provide fresh impetus to economic activities between the two neighbouring states.

2023: Arochukwu PDP stakeholders debunk news of Philip Nto’s governorship ambition

Stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Arochukwu Local Government Area, have dismissed as a malicious and blatant lie, the media report that the Provost, Abia State College of Education (Technical) Arochukwu, Dr. Philip Nto, had declared for the 2023 governorship race of the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police recover another stolen child in Abia

The Nigeria Police, Abia Command, has confirmed the recovery of Master David Okoye, who was abducted from his mother’s shop on Aug. 21, 2020 by an unknown young man.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

PPRO: Police recovers another stolen child in Abia

The Nigeria Police, Abia Command, has confirmed the recovery of Master David Okoye, who was abducted from his mother’s shop on Aug. 21, 2020 by an unknown young man.
Staff unions at Abia State College of Education Technical Arochukwu, have expressed deep and unreserved appreciation to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for magnanimously paying the staff three months salary arrears.

ASCETA staff unions commend Abia governor for payment of salaries

Staff unions at Abia State College of Education Technical Arochukwu, have expressed deep and unreserved appreciation to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for magnanimously paying the staff three months salary arrears.
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APC rejects results of Abia local poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the results of Dec. 18 local government councils election in Abia, calling for its cancellation.

PDP wins 17 chairmanship seats in Abia

The Abia State Independent Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) 17 chairmanship candidates, as winners of the just concluded local government councils election.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Nigerian government to resuscitate six abandoned power plants in Abia North – minister

The Minister of Power, Alhaji Saleh Mamman, has assured that the Federal Government was going to resuscitate the six abandoned power plants located in Abia North zone of Abia State.

Senator Kalu flags of road projects in Abia North

The ambience of Arochukwu community Local Government Area located in Abia North of Abia State adorned a merrily look on Saturday as the Chief Whip of the Senate ,Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, performed the groundbreaking for the construction of 2km road in the local government.
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Group blasts ASCETA provost over attack on APC chieftain

A group, Abia Youths for Good Governance (AYGG), has lambasted the Provost of Abia State College of Education (Technical) Arochukwu, Dr Philips Nto, for his attack on a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Dan Okeke.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.

Senator Kalu commends Nigerian government, Abia leaders for N12 billion Ohafia-Arochukwu road project

Former governor of Abia, Dr Orji Kalu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the reconstruction of section two of Ohafia to Arochukwu road in Abia North Senatorial District.

Nigerian government approves N12.088 billion for Ohafia-Arochukwu road

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday approved the release of the sum N12.088 billion for the construction of the Section two of the Ohafia to Arochukwu road.
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

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Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Ogoni apologises to Rivers governor over 2015 election

The senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Barry Mpigi, rendered the apology on behalf of the ethnic group at an event held in honour of the governor’s contributions to the development of the area in Bori, Khana Local Government Area.
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Edwin Clark: Nigeria will remain one

Hundreds of youths under the aegis of Omo Oduduwa United led by political thug turned agitator, Sunday Igboho, had converged in Osogbo on Saturday, marching through the streets in agitation for a Yoruba Nation.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Rail track vandals arrested in Kaduna

The Police Command in Kaduna State on Saturday said it had arrested five suspected rail tracks vandals and recovered two trucks loaded with locomotive rail track sleepers.
The Police in Ogun State on Friday arrested and detained the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri, for alleged assault.

Ogun ex-deputy speaker: Governor Abiodun not behind my impeachment

The former Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri, has absolved the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, of being party to his impeachment as the number two lawmaker in the state assembly.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has claimed that it is “absurd” to think that the club may not be competing in next season’s Champions League.

Real Madrid boss hints at exit

Zinedine Zidane hinted on Saturday he could leave as coach of Real Madrid at the end of the season, saying he believes “there comes a time when it’s the moment to change”.

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The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA arrests 100 suspected drug traffickers in Edo

The Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested no fewer than 100 suspected drug traffickers with a seizure of 238,168 kilogrammes of illicit drugs.
Nigeria's Kaduna state has signed a deal with medical delivery firm Zipline that will allow drone shipment of Covid-19 vaccines without significant state investment in cold-chain storage, the company said on Wednesday.

Cross River government to deploy drones for medical supplies

Speaking on Monday during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the company in Calabar, Governor Ben Ayade said Cross River said, “In 90 days, we will start the delivery of essential drugs to hard to reach areas facilitated by drone delivery systems.”
Uefa have approved reintegration measures for nine clubs after renouncing their involvement in the European Super League.

Champions League final set to hold in Portugal

Portugal has been described as ‘increasingly likely’ to host the Champions League final for the second year running as a result of ‘failed’ talks so far between UEFA and the English FA.

BUK students protest ‘killing’ of student on campus

Students of Bayero University, Kano, on Monday, held a protest following the report of the killing of a student at its new campus.
President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, have described Nigeria’s constitution as illegal.

Afenifere: Nigeria will continue to suffer without restructuring

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has said that Nigeria will continue to suffer insecurity and downturn among others if the country is not restructured before 2023.