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Elections: APC, PDP, seven other parties to constitute 9th House of Reps

Going by the official list of members-elect for the 9th House of Representatives assembly, a total of nine political parties will have representatives in the chamber.

Abia elections: Governor Ikpeazu wins governorship poll

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been declared the winner of the 2019 gubernatorial election in Abia State.

Election: Ex-Governor Kalu wins Abia North Central senatorial seat

Chief Orji Kalu, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has emerged the winner of Saturday’s National Assembly poll in Abia North Senatorial District.

Female lifeless body found in Abia community

Residents of Umuabai Afara road in Umuahia the Abia state capital have been thrown into confusion as they woke up Friday morning to meet lifeless body of a yet-to-be-identified lady.
Okechukwu Enelamah

Federal government kicks off road for tax refund projects

The Federal Government has flagged-off its roads for tax-refund initiative with Dangote Construction handling a 16-kilometre Ofeme Community road network in Ohuhu in Umuahia North local Government, Abia State.
Mr Abugu Warefade, beneficiary of the distribution of the starter packs materials in Warri done in the bid to create awareness in the impacted communities across the Niger Delta States, held on Febuary,8 2019.

Amnesty: 177 persons benefit from various communities

No fewer than 177 persons profiled from various communities for each of the 20 distribution centres across states in the Niger Delta have benefitted from the amnesty programme.

Official: Abia government to engage 300 youths in pipeline security

Hope Uwaga, a Commissioner in Abia State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, has said the government will engage about 300 youths to safeguard petroleum pipelines across the state.
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.

Court okays suit for trial of Femi Fani-Kayode, Eyinnaya Abaribe over Nnamdi Kanu

A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe and others are to be prosecuted over an alleged involvement in how Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), escaped from the country.

Abia government takes delivery of shoe making equipment

Abia State Government has taken delivery of the first sets of shoe making equipment for full automation, as part of its commitment to making the state the hob of technology in Nigeria.

Police begin investigation to unravel killers of Umuahia priests

The Abia Police Command said on Monday that it has commenced an investigation into the suspected murder of two priests and a woman at Umuobia Housing Estate, Umuahia.

Nnamdi Kanu’s sudden ‘return’ stirs fresh worries in South East

A curious combination of tension and excitement has enveloped the South East following the sudden “resurfacing” on Friday of the Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Nnamdi Kanu Israel

Nnamdi Kanu alive, spotted in Israel – brother

The controversy surrounding the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was finally laid to rest as he was spotted in Israel and confirmed by his younger brother, Emmanuel Kanu, on Friday.
Eze Israel Kanu

Abia community demands whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu’s father

The Afaraukwu-Ibeku community in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia has demanded the whereabouts of Eze Israel Kanu from the community in the aftermath of the 2017 “Operation Python Dance II” in Abia.
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APC Primary: Muhammadu Buhari secures 455,656 votes in Abia

President Muhammadu Buhari recorded a landslide victory in the presidential primary election of the All Progressives Congress held in Abia State, polling 455,656 votes, Prof. Chris Nwamuo, the Chief Returning Officer for the exercise, has said.

Governor Ikpeazu resolves to open up neglected Umuahia South

The long neglected Umuahia South of Abia state is to receive attention as Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has resolved to construct more access roads in the area.

Fulani herdsmen have been given license to kill – Uche Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should be held responsible for the killing of innocent Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen across the country.

Stakeholders demand action on herdsmen menace in Abia

Stakeholders and members of the Farmers, Herdsmen Conflict Resolution Committee in Abia State have expressed worry over the inability of the committee to take decisive action towards stopping the menace of herdsmen in the state.

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Iraqi Anti-government demonstrators block a road with debris and burning tires in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on January 19, 2020. (Photo by – - AFP)

Iraq protests swell with youth angry at slow pace of reform

Protests escalated across Iraq’s south and its capital Baghdad on Sunday as demonstrators sealed off streets with burning tyres in outrage at the government’s slow pace of reform.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

A new case for a Commonwealth based on trade

The United Kingdom’s exit of the European Union is now all but certain. Only the passage of time will reveal what their new relationship shall be. But with this new arrangement, I – like many other Commonwealth leaders – also seek a new settlement: not only of closer relations between the UK and my own nation, but of unleashing trade within the club in which we together shall remain.
Samuel Chukwueze's contribution was not enough to help Villarreal from bowing to a 2-1 loss against Espanyol on Sunday.

Samuel Chukwueze in action in Villarreal loss against Espanyol

The Nigerian forward, who was in action for the duration of the encounter, made his 19th league appearance at the Estadio de la Ceramica but could not add to his La Liga tally of three goals and an assist this season.
President Muhammadu Buhari today on Sunday paid a visit to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in Scotland, on the sidelines of Uk-Africa Summit. 2

President Buhari visits Prince Charles — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday paid a visit to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in Scotland, on the sidelines of Uk-Africa Summit.

Police arrest girl for faking own kidnap in Lagos

It was gathered that on January 9, at about 5.30 pm, the suspect conspired with her boyfriend Emmanuel, and Okpe, to produce a short video of her being blindfolded and driven to a bush in a truck.