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Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has warned workers in the state that the coming months will not be easy despite the health challenges already posed by the global pandemic COVID-19.

Abia governor goes after ‘criminal herdsmen’

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed security agents in the state to bring to justice all those involved in criminal activities, including the herdsmen fingered in recent kidnappings in some areas of the state.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia government relaxes curfew

The Abia State Government has relaxed the curfew imposed on Aba and Umuahia cities following the hijack of the EndSARS protest by hoodlums who razed public and private properties in Aba.

Abia declares developer of collapsed building wanted

The Abia State Government has declared the developer of a collapsed building at No. 85 Azikiwe road, Aba, one Mr Emmanuel Ohaka, wanted for alleged complicity.

Abia governor orders probe of alleged maltreatment of workers by Chinese firm

The Internet went agog on Wednesday when a private investigator with the handle, @Truthfully83, in a series of tweets accused the company of physical assault on the workers, sexual harassment and bad working conditions, among others.
The Commissioner for Environment in Abia State, Chief Solomon Ogunji, is dead.

Abia environment commissioner passes on

The Commissioner for Environment in Abia State, Chief Solomon Ogunji, is dead.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Suspected coronavirus patient nabbed in Abia, moved to isolation centre

A suspected COVID-19 patient who had reportedly sneaked into the state from a neighbouring state has been found and taken to an isolation centre in Amachara hospital, Umuahia.

Abia relaxes coronavirus lockdown ahead of Easter

The Abia State Government has relaxed its lockdown for three days to enable residents to restock foodstuffs in their homes ahead of the Easter celebration.

Abia governor orders distribution of coronavirus lockdown palliatives to residents

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the state’s inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 pandemic to commence distribution of palliative materials to the 17 council areas of the state, from Tuesday 7th April 2020.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia to impound vehicles defying restrictions

Abia State government has directed the Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency, TIMAAS and the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to impound vehicles who defy the order on the restriction of movement in the state.

Abia council boss slumps die in Umuahia

The transition Committee Chairman of Arochukwu council area of Abia State, Engr. Onyekachi Okoro, has reportedly died as he slumped at his residence at Umuahia.

Abia governor signs 2020 appropriation bill into law

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.

Abia government warns resident of erosion-prone areas to vacate to safer grounds

The Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, has warned occupants of erosion-proned areas in the state to vacate, so as to forestall dangerous effects to the habitants of the areas.

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 government speaks on non-payment of teachers, others’ salaries

The Abia State Government has admitted that it is owing some of its workers including teachers months of unpaid salaries.

Governor Ikpeazu sacks transition committee chairmen

The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has reportedly sacked three out of the seventeen Transition Committee Chairmen that he recently appointed to oversee the affairs of various local government areas of the state.

Abia: ‘Hoodlums’ planning to burn INEC offices in six LGAs

About one week to the governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections scheduled for March 9 2019, tension has taken over Abia State as hoodlums plot to burn down offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in six Local Government Areas.

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.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo rejects grazing colonies

The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has rejected the proposal by the Federal Government to establish grazing colonies for Fulani herdsmen across the country, saying the recent killings of people by the herdsmen in Benue and Taraba states have exposed the dangerous path, which Nigeria would be walking through such a gamble.

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Borno: Nigerian troops engage Boko Haram terrorists in shootout

Nigerian soldiers on Sunday morning stopped traffic along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway for three hours as they engaged Boko Haram terrorists in a shootout.
Arinola Ganiu, a professor of Immunology at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, was emphatic in his condemnation of unabated environmental pollution, like other South – West stakeholders who spoke in a survey.

South-West stakeholder express concern over unabated environmental pollution

Arinola Ganiu, a professor of Immunology at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, was emphatic in his condemnation of unabated environmental pollution, like other South – West stakeholders who spoke in a survey.

CBN: New policy on offshore remittances will reduce cost, tackle round-tripping

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35 years after his execution in an alleged coup plot in 1986, the family of late General Mamman Jiya Vatsa has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to grant him a state pardon.

1986 Coup: Mamman Vatsa family appeals to President Buhari for state pardon for late...

35 years after his execution in an alleged coup plot in 1986, the family of late General Mamman Jiya Vatsa has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to grant him a state pardon.
Paul Pogba admits playing for Manchester United “is not easy”, but he is keeping his sights set on “the big stuff” after enduring more semi-final heartache at the hands of rivals Manchester City.

Manchester United ‘in the dark’ over Paul Pogba’s intentions this summer

Manchester United are reportedly still unsure about Paul Pogba’s intentions this summer, the Frenchman’s current contract set to expire at the end of next season.

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Seven Benue schoolgirls sent home over ‘spiritual attack’

At least, seven female pupils of Universal Basic Education (UBE) Junior Secondary School in Nyiman layout of Makurdi in Benue State have been sent home to their parents after they suffered a spiritual attack popular referred to in Tiv parlance as ‘Iyor genen.’
Julio Borges, designated by opposition leader Juan Guaido as his chief overseas envoy, told reporters that the gold was refined in Mali and then resold primarily in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Mali, Emirates facilitated Venezuelan gold trade in 2020 – opposition

Venezuela sent gold to Mali in 2020 via Russian-owned planes to exchange for euros and U.S. dollars that President Nicolas Maduro’s government used to remain afloat despite U.S. sanctions, an opposition representative said on Wednesday.

Estate firm denies paying Fulani to acquire arms

Akintayo Adaralagbe, the Managing Director/CEO of the Abuja-based firm, while reacting to allegations that a video of him paying Fulani was to encourage them to buy weapons was false but a payment to compensate over 52 families who had settled, for over 30 years, on a land the company bought at Phase 24 in Luge, Abuja.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate seeks amendment to university teaching hospitals act

The Senate is seeking to amend the University Teaching Hospitals (Reconstitution of Boards, etc) Act No..10 1985, so as to include the Federal University Lafia, Teaching Hospital.
FMDQ Securities Exchange has posted 13.66 per cent turnover growth in the Fixed Income and Currency (FIC) for the month of July.

FMDQ Exchange admits Parthian Partners N20 billion commercial paper

The FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited has announced the registration of the Parthian Partners Limited ₦20.00 billion Commercial Paper (CP) Programme to its platform.