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Abia government to profile herdsmen for easy identification

The Abia State Commissioner for Homeland Security, Dan Okoli, says that herders in the state will henceforth be profiled as part of the measures to prevent future conflicts with farmers.
First generation Nigerian novelist and traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu community in Orumba, Anambra State, Eze Chukwuemeka Ike, (the Ikelionwu IX) has died, aged 89.

Nigerian novelist Chukwuemeka Ike passes on at 89

First generation Nigerian novelist and traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu community in Orumba, Anambra State, Eze Chukwuemeka Ike, (the Ikelionwu IX) has died, aged 89.

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.

Police nab five ‘kidnapper’ in Abia

The hoodlums had terrorised the people of Isiala Ngwa North and Isiala Ngwa South local governments and commuters within the Isiala Ngwa axis of the Enugu/Port Harcourt Expressway.

Abia records Lassa fever outbreak

Lassa Fever outbreak has reportedly hit a community in Umuahia South local government area of Abia State.

Abia says not Banana Republic as it demolishes illegal stalls

Abia state government declaring the state not a ‘Banana Republic’ has commenced the demolition of illegal structures at the old Umuahia main market, located at the city centre, otherwise called Isi-Gate.

Abia governor promises socio-economic development in new year message

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has reiterated the state government’s commitment to sustain socio-economic development through implementation of improved policies and programmes in 2020.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

Former minister urges Nigeria to improve on immunisation coverage

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

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.

Yuletide: APGA berates Abia governor over workers’ salaries, pension arrears

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Abia State chapter, has carpeted Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu over the alleged inability of his government to pay accumulated salaries and pension arrears owed Abia workers and senior citizens respectively.

Police commission approves promotion of 623 officers to next rank

The Police Service Commission (PSC), has announced the promotion of 623 officers comprising 40 Commissioners of Police, 98, Deputy Commissioners of Police, 150, Assistant Commissioners of Police and 335, Chief Superintendents of Police. PSC of...

NSCDC deploys operatives to flash points ahead of Christmas festivities

Abia State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps says it has deployed its operatives to major fashpoints and dark spots in major towns and cities in the state to beef up security during the Christmas and New Year festivities.
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.

Senator Orji Kalu’s company asks appeal court to set aside judgment ordering its winding...

SLOK Nigeria Limited has approached the Lagos division of the Court of Appeal to set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court ordering its winding up and forfeiture of its assets to the Federal Government.
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MASSOB asks South East governors to give Nnamdi Kanu’s parents state burial

Leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB), Uchenna Madu, has urged South East governors and other Igbo leaders to rally and give a befitting state burial to the deceased parents of Nnamdi Kanu.

Cleric tasks Nigerians to eschew hate speech

As the year 2019 is gradually winding to an end, a religious leader and an Overseer of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mr Okoro Ndukwe, has warned Nigerians against employing hate speech news of the season.
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 conducts free medical outreaches in North East

Troops of the Nigerian Army in continuation of the crackdown on criminal syndicates have encountered and overpowered several terrorist elements in the north east theatre of operation even as free medical outreaches by the Army have been extended to some communities as part of non kinetic military efforts to win support of the people.
Mr Babatunde Irukera, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi, says that he is contesting in the Kogi governorship election to fulfil his vision for the development of the state.

Commission takes enlightenment to young consumers

In a bid to increase consumer awareness and arrest consumer abuse in the country, the Federal Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCPC), the government body empowered to protect consumers, took consumer enlightenment to young consumers through a national young consumer contest.
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has warned contractors working for it to brace up and discharge their obligations fully as the Commission will no longer pay for jobs that are not verified and certified.

NDDC warns contractors, inspects projects in Abia

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has warned contractors working for it to brace up and discharge their obligations fully as the Commission will no longer pay for jobs that are not verified and certified.

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The state’s Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, stated this in Kaduna on Friday.

Kaduna sets up committee to collate data on Almajiris

The Kaduna State Government said it has set-up a committee to collate data on the Almajiri population in the state.
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VAR: Premier League referees set to use pitchside monitors

Premier League referees have been told to start using pitchside monitors for decisions where it is felt they should have the final say.

Court reaffirms Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s sack over forged NECO certificate

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, on Friday, reaffirmed its earlier order sacking Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young People’s Party (YPP) as the senator representing Anambra South.

DMO: Nigeria public debt stands at N26.2 trillion

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the total public debt as at September 2019 stood at N26.215 trillion.
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has opened up on why he refused to sign for English Premier League side Arsenal after the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Victor Osimhen ‘happy’ to stay at Lille despite transfer interest from Liverpool

Lille forward Victor Osimhen has said that he is happy at the club, despite interest from Premier League giants Liverpool.