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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 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”.

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.

Election: Governor Ikpeazu orders local council chiefs to protect INEC offices

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Sunday directed all the 17 Transition Council Chairmen in the state to protect all facilities of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in their areas.

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.

Policemen, soldiers exchange gunfire in shoot out in Aba

It was more of a Hollywood war film yesterday in Aba, Abia State, as soldiers believed to be attached to the Forward Operation Base and Mobile Policemen engaged in heavy shoot out over alleged assault on one of them.

No Abia State Polytechnic worker sacked – govt

The Abia State Government has refuted a section of media reports alleging that it sacked more than 500 workers of Abia State Polytechnic (Abiapoly) last Friday.

Governor Ikpeazu orders immediate payment of workers’ salaries

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has ordered the immediate commencement of payment of backlog of salaries to teachers and pensioners in the state, the state Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, has said.

How Abia govt will spend third tranche of Paris Club refund – commissioner

The Abia State Government has expressed willingness to prioritise the payment of outstanding pensions and teachers’ salaries, using the expected third tranche of the Paris Club refund.

Paris Club refund: Abia govt prioritises payment of pensioners, teachers

Abia State Government has expressed its willingness and commitment to prioritise the payment of outstanding pensions and teachers salaries, while disbursing the expected third tranche of Paris Club refund.

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