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Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia governor expresses commitment to completion of dry port

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia says the state government is ready to deploy necessary resources toward the realisation of the Dry Port project at Ntigha, near Umuahia.
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.

Work begins at Abia dry port site after 15 years

After 15 years, work has begun at the Isiala Ngwa Inland Container Depot (ICD), with Abia Government deploying excavators to clear port site.

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.
Uche Sampson Ogah

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 .
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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.
Nigeria Police

Why I killed my pastor friend – evangelist

A self-acclaimed evangelist, Mr Prosper Peter, on Tuesday said he plotted the killing of his friend, Kelechi Iwuanyanwu, a pastor in a new generation church in Umuahia, for many decades.

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.
Chris Akomas

Abia ex-deputy governor decries alleged abandonment of Isialangwa dry port

Former Abia Deputy Governor Chris Akomas has decried the alleged abandonment of the Federal Government’s dry port (Inland Containers Depot) situated at Ntigha in Isialangwa North Local Government Area of the state.

IGP Ibrahim Idris urged to investigate policemen in alleged extra-judicial Killing

The people of Ntigha Okpuala in Isiala Ngwa North local government of Abia State have called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to ensure a thorough investigation of the alleged killing of three young men by mobile policemen and prosecute those found culpable.

Abia APGA faction declares for PDP, commends Governor Ikpeazu

The Chief Reagan Ufomba faction of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State has dumped the party for the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

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.
Okezie Ikpeazu

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.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend a session during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 11, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque-Pool-File Photo

Canada’s premier says he discussed border with Joe Biden, but no deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday he has spoken with U.S. President Joe Biden about how to lift pandemic-related border restrictions between the two countries but made clear no breakthrough has been achieved.

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Natacha Akide, better known as Tacha, has joined several Nigerians to speak up against the recent banning of Twitter in the country.

Tacha: Twitter ban a rehearsal for complete internet gag

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Natacha Akide, better known as Tacha, has joined several Nigerians to speak up against the recent banning of Twitter in the country.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

NCPC boss: President Buhari has done alot in uniting Nigeria

The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev Dr. Yakubu Pam, said President Muhammadu Buhari has done alot to unite Nigeria and improved on the living condition of the people despite the challenges confronting the country.
Jude Bellingham became the youngest player to appear in a European Championship match as the 17-year-old England midfielder came off the bench against Croatia.

England teen becomes youngest player to appear at Euros

Jude Bellingham became the youngest player to appear in a European Championship match as the 17-year-old England midfielder came off the bench against Croatia.

DPR to open mini gas distribution centres across all local council areas

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it is planning to launch liquified natural gas (LNG) micro-distribution centres across the 774 local government areas (LGAs).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police dispel report of armed Fulani invasion of Ekiti market

The Ekiti State Police Command has dispelled reports that armed Fulani bandits had stormed Ado Ekiti, the state capital.