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Abia government begs teachers to call off strike

Abia state government has urged teachers in the state to resume classes, by March 1, 2020, saying that it had paid one million Naira between December 2020 and January 2021, to settle arrears of salaries, owed teachers in the state
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Abia warns NURTW, others against creating crisis in the state

The Abia State Government on Monday warned the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Self Acquired Tricycle Owners Association (SATOA) members against unleashing mayhem in the state.

PDP wins 17 chairmanship seats in Abia

The Abia State Independent Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) 17 chairmanship candidates, as winners of the just concluded local government councils election.
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.
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Igbo Presidency: Ohanaeze denies appointing General Gowon to negotiate on their behalf

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has denied the allegation that it appointed former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd) to negotiate Igbo Presidency on its behalf.
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.
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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.

Abia: We have confidence in indigenous contractors

The Abia State Government says it has implicit confidence in indigenous contractors and will continue to engage them along with ‘Grade A’ contractors in road construction in the state
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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 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.

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.

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A man sifts through cocoa, removing unwanted debris, at a cocoa cooperative in Gagnoa, Ivory Coast. Jacob Silberberg/Getty Images

Police rescue 68 children working on cocoa farms in Ivory Coast

Police in Ivory Coast have rescued 68 children working on cocoa farms, most of whom were trafficked from neighbouring Burkina Faso, authorities said.

General Abdulsalami denies link with bandits

Former Head of State, Retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Monday in Minna denied having any link with bandits or terrorist groups in Niger State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid el-Fitr: Police ready to provide security in Niger

The Police Command in Niger has assured the residents of the state that the police will provide adequate security before, during and after the Eid el-Fitr in the state.
Palestinians react as Israeli police fire stun grenades at the compound that houses al-Aqsa Mosque [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Hundreds injured in renewed fighting at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque

The Red Crescent organisation on Monday reported that 215 people were injured, four of them serious, with over 150 sent to hospital after the fight at al-Aqsa Mosque.
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COAS: Defeating emerging security threats requires attitude change

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has stated that for the military to defeat the current and emerging threats, they need to have change of attitude.

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Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to launch 500 new buses next week

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to introduce 500 small new buses to the state by next week Thursday in a bid to provide alternatives to local motorcycles.
A woman wearing a protective face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walks in a local shopping street in Tokyo, Japan, May 7, 2021. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan extends coronavirus emergency in Tokyo

Japan extended on Friday a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the end of May to stem a surge in novel coronavirus cases, but Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated that it was still possible to host the Tokyo Olympics just months away.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Ondo cult clash: Police arrest 20 suspects

The Ondo State Police Command said on Friday that it had arrested no fewer than 20 persons in connection with the cult clash that occurred in Owo, the headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of the state.
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Recruitment: NDLEA releases candidates list for final screening

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has released shortlisted names for the final screening of qualified candidates for narcotic officers and narcotic assistants cadres.
A farmer prepares to collect a cocoa pod at a cocoa farm in Alepe, Ivory Coast December 7, 2020. REUTERS-Luc Gnago-File Photo

Study finds around 15% of Ivory Coast’s cocoa farms are in protected forest

Around 15% of cocoa farms in the world's top grower Ivory Coast are in protected forest areas, potentially breaching standards expected in upcoming European Union law, a study commissioned by the country's sector regulator found.