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The Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Osuji, told newsmen in Umuahia that the South African went to a hospital in Aba and was treated of malaria, adding that he is now hale and hearty and had returned to work.

Abia, hotel deny South African engineer had virus

Following the stampede at the Hotel du Golf, Aba, Abia State on Friday over the suspected case of a foreigner with the dreaded Coronavirus, the state government and the management of the hotel have categorically denied that a white South African lodging in the hotel is infected with the virus.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia: We are battle ready for coronavirus

Abia State Government says it is assured above many states of the federation in its readiness to contain the dreaded Coronavirus scourge should it manifest in the state.

NDLEA arrest two suspects over sale of hard drugs in Abia communities

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Abia State Command, have arrested two persons for dealing on hard drugs at Umuokoro and Ndiolumbe communities in Isiala Ngwa South council area of the state.

Senator Ohuabunwa, David Ogba disagree over move to declare convicted Senator Kalu’s seat vacant

As the incarceration of Orji Uzor Kalu, the Senator representing Abia North Senatorial district continues to generate passions and emotion, as two principal political actors in the district, ex-Senator Moa Ohuabunwa of PDP and businessman, Chief David Ogba Onuoha of APC have disagreed over the call in some quarters to declare the seat vacant and conduct a bye-election for the zone.
Briefing journalists in Umuahia, Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Aham Uko, stated the exercise is designed to checkmate the rising cases of irregular names on the pension scheme, which had also made it difficult for the payment of pensions.

Abia begins biometric data-capturing of pensioners

Abia State government has commenced the biometric-data capturing of all pensioners to ascertain the actual number of genuine pensioners on the state’s payroll.
League leaders Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi will hope to extend their lead in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) when they confront 18th placed Jigawa Golden Stars in one of the matchday 18 fixtures at the Sani Abacha stadium, Kano.

NPFL: Plateau United extend lead at top of table as Enyimba thrash Sunshine Stars

Plateau United extended their lead at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League following a hard fought 2-1 home win against Nasarawa United at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday.

Monarch urges Nigerians to raise alarm on the spate of killings in Nigeria

Worried by the spate of killings linked to Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria, a royal father in Abia State, HRH Eze Cyril Ogbenna has urged Nigerians to speak out against the atrocities of these Herdsmen by letting some strategic international institutions and nations to know about them.

Abia governor seeks partnership with AfDB to transform state into industrial hub

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, Wednesday, told the African Development Bank that a thriving entrepreneurship industry and agricultural base in the State are the foundation for the creation of a potentially viable industrial hub.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Union seeks minister’s intervention over lingering crisis

The Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions (ASURI) Reformed Group, South East Zone, has urged the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, to intervene in the age-long crisis rocking the national leadership of ASURI.
The League Management Company (LMC) has fined Abia Warriors the sum of N5m for the match violence that disrupted the Nigeria Professional Football League match-day 20 fixture against Enyimba in Umuahia.

Abia Warriors bag N5 million fine for violence in derby match

The League Management Company (LMC) has fined Abia Warriors the sum of N5m for the match violence that disrupted the Nigeria Professional Football League match-day 20 fixture against Enyimba in Umuahia.
Abia Warriors of Umuahia have been fined N5, 000, 000, 000 (five million naira) only as a result of fans violence that marred the club’s Matchday 20 against Enyimba.

LMC slams N5 million fine on Abia Warriors for crowd violence

Abia Warriors of Umuahia have been fined N5, 000, 000, 000 (five million naira) only as a result of fans violence that marred the club’s Matchday 20 against Enyimba.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Abia group threatens Senate with mass action over jailed Senator Orji Kalu’s seat

A group of farmers in Abia North Senatorial District of Abia State under the aerie’s of Isun Cooperative Society with bias in agriculture has given a 21 day ultimatum to the leadership of the Senate to declare the seat of their district vacant or face mass action.
Nollywood actor and production manager, Frank Dallas, is dead.

Nollywood actor dies in hotel room in Abia

Following his sudden demise, the National President of AGN, Mr Emeja Rollas, has declared three days of morning and prayed in honour of the late actor.
Ahead what has been dubbed the second Abia Derby, head coach of Abia Warriors, Emmanuel Deutsch, has promised a better showing from his team when they face rivals, Enyimba in the return leg on Sunday.

Abia Warriors striker expresses shock at Emmanuel Deutsche’s resignation, counsels fans

Abia Warriors striker Hammed Yakub has expressed shock at the resignation of coach Emmanuel Deutsch who resigned his position after the team’s 4-1 loss to Enyimba on Monday in Okigwe where the abandoned fixture was completed.
Stanley Dimgba kept his feet on the pedals of his fine scoring form, controlling Cyril Olisema’s chipped pass to send in a low strike and give Enyimba the lead four minutes before the interval. Three minutes later, youngster Anayo Iwuala spearheaded a swift break to set up Victor Mbaoma, who picked his spot from the edge of the box, handing Fatai Osho’s side a two-goal lead at the break.

Victor Mbaoma: Anger propelled Enyimba to emphatic win over Abia warriors

Mbaoma speaking in a chat with newsmen said the scenario didn’t really go down well with the players of Enyimba who felt the only way to make their fans happy is to record a win that will boost the morale of the fans and also placate the chairman of the club who sustained injuries as well.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

IPOB: Only thriving industry in Nigeria is terrorism

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Monday, condemned in its entirety the alleged killings of innocent people in Delta State by Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, saying that the only thriving and booming industry in the present administration is terrorism industry by herdsmen.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Minister to meet with LMC over violence rocking NPFL

Nigeria’s Minister for sports and youth development, Mr Sunday Dare, has confirmed he will be meeting with the League Management Company over the persistent violence rocking the Nigeria professional football league.
Akwa United striker Orok Akarandut has stated that the Nigerian topflight league has witnessed remarkable improvement lately but still wants the league organizers to do more especially in the area of Live broadcast to better project the players in the Nigerian Professional football league.

Akwa United stun Rangers in Enugu

Akwa United picked up their fourth away win in the NPFL following Sunday’s 2-1 win over Rangers Int’l FC in Enugu.

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Ogun postpones lockdown directive till Friday

The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, disclosed this on Monday, in his address to the people of the state shortly after inspecting 128-bed isolation centres located within the premises of HID Awolowo Model School, Ikenne Remo.
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CISLAC, Transparency International demand total accountability of coronavirus intervention fund

A civil society organization, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, in conjunction with Transparency International, TI, Monday called for accountability in the use of COVID-19 intervention fund in the country.

Samuel Kalu gets club‘s permission to return to Nigeria

Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu has been granted permission by his French club Girondis Bordeaux to reunite with his family amid the Covid-19 crisis.