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NUJ honours Arise TV, CBN, Mele Kyari, others

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has concluded arrangements to bestow on Arise News Channel its Press Freedom Platform Award.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

By-election: Abia governor makes case for Aba people

Ahead of the March 27, 2021, by-election for the Aba North/Aba South federal constituency seat in the House of Representatives, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, has urged the stakeholders in the area to support an indigene of Aba as their candidate for the position.
The member representing Ikwuano constituency in Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Stanley Nwabuisi, has said 28 of his constituents have allegedly been killed by attackers from neighboring communities in Akwa Ibom State.

Boundary crisis: 28 of my constituents killed by Akwa Ibom invaders – Abia lawmaker

The member representing Ikwuano constituency in Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Stanley Nwabuisi, has said 28 of his constituents have allegedly been killed by attackers from neighboring communities in Akwa Ibom State.
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Abia assemblyman: 7 PDP, APGA assemblymen ready to join APC

The Deputy Minority Leader and member representing Bende North in Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Chijioke Chukwu, said no fewer than seven members from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the House will between now and April, defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Chinedum Orji, has called on his colleagues at the assembly and all the appointees of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to work hard to ensure the governor succeeds in office.

Abia speaker canvasses support for Governor Ikpeazu

Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Chinedum Orji, has called on his colleagues at the assembly and all the appointees of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to work hard to ensure the governor succeeds in office.

Governor Ikpeazu: I have forgiven those who wished me dead

Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, says he has forgiven those who wished him dead while he was receiving medical attention for COVID-19 disease.
The delegation of the traditional rulers was led by Eze Love Nwogu, Chairman, Aba North Traditional Rulers Council, alongside Eze Dr. I. O Ikonne.

Aba North traditional rulers meet speaker over alleged political marginalisation

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.

Abia lawmakers urge federal government urgent intervention on roads

The Abia House of Assemby has called on federal lawmakers from the state to draw Federal Government’s attention to the deplorable condition of federal roads in the 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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World Skills Day: Abia speaker restates commitment to youth empowerment

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.
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Abia lawmakers commend President Buhari over assembly’s autonomy

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.

Abia Assembly moves against government agencies, boards

The Abia State House of Assembly has set up ad hoc committees to investigate agencies and boards of the State Government.

APGA members defect to PDP in Abia

There was a major political exodus in Abia State on Monday when no less than 3,000 chieftains of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) jumped ship to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
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Senator Orji’s son emerges Abia speaker

Hon. Chinedum Orji representing the people of Umuahia Central State Constituency has been elected Abia State House of Assembly Speaker

PDP youths endorse Governor Ikpeazu for second term

The Ikwuano/Umuahia PDP Youth Forum, has endorsed Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, for second term in 2019, saying he has shown that he has the interest of youths at heart.

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Pastor’s wife: How my husband was kidnapped in Akure

The wife of a pastor, Otamayomi Ogedengbe, who was kidnapped at his church located in Irese, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, has called on the security agencies in the state to secure the release of her husband.
Chief Justice Luke Malaba had been due to retire on Saturday when he turns 70, but Mnangagwa's ruling ZANU-PF party used its majority in parliament to amend the constitution, allowing the president to extend the retirement age of senior judges to 75 years if they proved they were in good health.

Zimbabwe chief justice’s tenure extended, lawyers challenge decision

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended the tenure of the chief justice by five years following contentious changes to the constitution that allowed for the extension and are being challenged in court by lawyers.
Japan's vaccination programme chief Taro Kono attends a news conference on the country's preparations to begin vaccinating health workers, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan February 16, 2021. REUTERS-Issei Kato

Japan vaccine chief blames drug approval system for slow inoculation drive

Japan's COVID-19 vaccine chief has blamed a rigid drug approval system for a slow inoculation campaign that is relying on only one approved shot, as a fourth wave of infections raises worries amid preparations for the Summer Olympics.
Atletico Madrid hosted Real Sociedad at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday evening in a game crucial to their La Liga title hopes, and pulled off a big 2-1 win.

Atletico boss: Real Sociedad goal made us suffer

Atletico Madrid hosted Real Sociedad at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday evening in a game crucial to their La Liga title hopes, and pulled off a big 2-1 win.
This was part of a press release signed by MURIC’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola and made available to journalists on Tuesday.

MURIC: Nigeria needs to recruit more policemen, soldiers

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the Federal Government to recruit more policemen, soldiers and other security agents as a means of bringing the spate of insecurity to a halt.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue suspect from mob action, recover bus in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State has rescued one Ugo Nweke from an angry mob that caught him allegedly trying to steal a commercial bus at Abakpa-Nike in the Enugu metropolis.
Interim Controller-General, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), John Mrabure, has charged officers of the service to strengthen security-watch over custodial centres across the country.

NCoS promotes 6,332 officers

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has promoted 6,332 officers and men of the service, following the approval of the Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB).
Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid have reacted to the sanction by UEFA for their involvement in the aborted Super League.

Super League: Barcelona, Juventus, Madrid react to UEFA sanction

UEFA yesterday announced that nine of the 12 Super League clubs had agreed to a “Club Commitment Declaration” and accepted a five per cent cut in their European revenue for one season.
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Father Mbaka shuts Adoration Ministry for 30 days

Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka on Tuesday announced the shutdown of Adoration Ministry for 30 days.
SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer, is in talks with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to secure licences needed to launch Starlink, its internet satellite service in the country.

SpaceX plans to launch satellite internet service in Nigeria

SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer, is in talks with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to secure licences needed to launch Starlink, its internet satellite service in the country.