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The suspect, Godwin Iboro, was arrested last Wednesday when one of the young men he had brought from Nigeria reported the sudden death of a colleague to the Amasaman police.

Confessions of kidnap gang who raped victims

A suspected armed robbery and kidnap gang, who specialised in raping female victims and kidnapping of rich lawyers as well reverend fathers who keep church money in Enugu, Imo and Abia states, has been smashed by the operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

Governor Ikpeazu: Supreme Court verdict challenge to do more

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has described his victory at the Supreme Court as an indication that his mandate is divine and a challenge to do more.
The Majority Leader of the Abia House of Assembly, Solomon Akpulonu, has decried non-implementation of its laws and resolutions at the executive as the major challenge confronting the seventh Assembly.

Executive arm does not obey our laws, resolutions – Abia assemblyman

The Majority Leader of the Abia House of Assembly, Solomon Akpulonu, has decried non-implementation of its laws and resolutions at the executive as the major challenge confronting the seventh Assembly.

Abia governor introduces daily street collection of wastes in Aba

In a bid to rid Aba and environs of waste, the Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has said it will begin street by street collection of wastes from 5pm on a daily basis.

Abia governor sacks environmental agency chief over poor sanitation

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has sacked the General Manager of Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA), Mr Okechukwu Apugo.

Aba governor takes over waste management

Scandalised by the filthy state of parts of the two cities in the state; Aba and Umuahia, the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has declared emergency on environmental sanitation.
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Gunmen kidnap ex-council boss in Abia

A former Transition Committee Chairman of Aba South council area, Abia State, Chief Chukwudi Dike, has been abducted by kidnappers.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Abia killing: Nigerian Army dismisses killer soldier, hand over to police for prosecution

The 82 Division of the Nigerian Army has dismissed Lance Cpl. Ajayi Johnson, who allegedly killed a commercial motorcyclist, Mr. Chimaobi Nwogu, at Umoukereke Ngwa in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State recently.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army demotes, dismiss soldier who ‘killed’ okada rider in Abia

The Nigerian Army has provided an update on the soldier who allegedly shot and killed a motorcycle rider, Chimaobi Nwaogu, of Umuokereke-Ngwa, in Obingwa LGA, Abia State.

IPOB wants military checkpoints dismantled in Southeast

Following recent activities of officers of the Nigerian army in the Southeast, Abia in particular, members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has expressed rage over the killing of a commercial motorcycle operator by a happy-trigger soldier in Aba over his alleged refusal to pay N100 daily illegal toll at Ohanze, in Obingwa LGA of Abia State.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army detains suspected Abia killer soldier

The 82 Division of the Nigerian Army has detained one Lance Cpl. Ajayi Johnson, suspected to have killed a commercial cyclist at Umuokereke Ngwa in Abia.
Chinedum Orji

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”.

Police: How commercial motorcyclist was killed in Aba over alleged N100 bribe

The police command in Abia State have confirmed Wednesday’s alleged killing of a commercial motorcyclist, also called “okada operator,” at Umuokereke Ngwa community near Aba.

Epileptic power supply will end in Aba – ex-minister

Former Minister of Power and Steel and Chairman of Geometric Power Limited (GP) Prof. Bartholomew Nnaji has promised that the perennial and inconsistent power supply in Aba would soon end.

Police kill one, injured two in shootout with ‘robbers’

Operatives of the Abia State Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have killed a member of a robbery gang terrorising Obingwa Local Government Area and its environs.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor Ikpeazu inaugurates commissioner, council chairmen

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, on Wednesday, swore-in Okiyi Kalu as the state’s Information Commissioner.

Governor Ikpeazu hails Senator Abaribe’s emergence as senate minority leader

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has described Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe’s emergence as Senate Minority Leader as a recognition for his year’s of active contribution and commitment to the cause of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and national development.

Abia government to shut substandard private schools

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has said that his administration would clamp down on substandard private schools in the state.

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FCT trains rural farmers on plantain, banana production

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Everton seek to lure Emmanuel Dennis from Club Brugge

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Iran reports record low turnout for general election

Iran’s interior minister said on Sunday that 42.6 percent of eligible voters turned out for the country’s parliamentary election, a record low in such polls since the Islamic revolution.