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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.

UTME: JAMB releases list of suspended CBT centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the list of Computer Based Test (CBT) centres suspended for aiding examination malpractices across the country.
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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.
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.

Senator Orji: Atiku Abubakar is solution to Nigeria’s security, economic woes

Theodore Orji, the senator representing Abia Central in the Senate, has described the Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, as the only solution to the present security and economic challenges facing the country.

Education secretaries laud Okezie Ikpeazu for paying primary school teachers

Local Government Education Secretaries in Abia State have applauded the state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, for paying salary of primary school teachers in the state to date.

Okezie Ikpeazu approves employment of seven teachers for community school

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has approved the employment of seven PTA teachers with NCE certificates engaged by the Ezulerim Community Nursery and Primary School in Umuahia South local government area.
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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.
The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over “disappearance” of Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, recorded partial compliance in some parts of the south-east.

IPOB: Banks, markets defy sit-at-home order in Umuahia

Commercial banks, markets and business outlets in Umuahia, the Abia capital, opened for business on Friday, defying the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra.

2019: PDP stalwart urges party to organize credible primaries

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member, Mr Chukwuemeka Iheuwa, has urged the party’s leadership to ensure that it fulfilled its promise to conduct credible primaries ahead of 2019 general elections.

Man, two sons found dead hours after daughter’s wedding

The rustic village of Itaja-Obohia, Olokoro, Umuahia council area of Abia State, was, weekend, thrown into mourning as a man and his two sons died mysteriously less than 24 hours after giving out his daughter in marriage.

IPOB sit-at-home order: Police lead Army, NSCDC in show of strength

The Police Command in Abia on Monday led detachments of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in a show of strength in Umuahia, ahead of the IPOB sit-at-home order for Wednesday, May 30.

Anglican Church asks President Buhari to resign

After reviewing the alleged gross incompetence being displayed by the Presidency in providing security for the citizenry, the Umuahia Diocese, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office and forget about vying for re-election.

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.

Female NSCDC official, husband arrested for gunrunning

The Imo State Police Command on Thursday paraded an official of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Imo Command, Mrs Gloria Ogbonna, 35, and her husband Chukwuma Ogbonna, 50, both from Umuoba, Umopara in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State, for alleged gunrunning.

Lagos fake lawyer caught after 15-year practice

Fifteen years after allegedly acting as counsel, the law has caught up with a fake lawyer, Chris Elisha, at the Ojo Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State.

Scholarship is best method to promote self-reliance – Governor Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has described the yearly scholarship instituted by his immediate predecessor and Senator for Abia Central senatorial District, Senator Theodore Orji, as the best method of promoting employment and self-reliance.

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As more people continue to use popular agricultural pesticide, Sniper, to commit suicide in the country, the National Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has ordered agro-dealers to withdraw the product from open markets and supermarkets.

NAFDAC bans sniper in open markets, supermarkets

As more people continue to use popular agricultural pesticide, Sniper, to commit suicide in the country, the National Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has ordered agro-dealers to withdraw the product from open markets and supermarkets.
The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday arrested oil thieves along Bakana creeks, Port Harcourt in Rivers state.

Nigerian Navy arrests 19 suspects, recovers five boats, 168 drums of diesel

Operatives of the Nigerian Navy (NN) on Wednesday arrested 19 suspected oil thieves including two women and recovered five boats laden with 168 drums of 300 litre each of AGO.
Neymar testified to Brazilian prosecutors for five hours on Thursday in the wake of rape allegations made by a 26-year-old woman.

Neymar serves Paris Saint-Germain quit notice

Brazil international Neymar has told Paris Saint-Germain that he is no longer comfortable at the club and wants to return to Barcelona.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan has appointed Festus Adedayo as his special adviser on media and publicity.

Senate President Lawan appoints Festus Adedayo as spokesman

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has appointed Festus Adedayo as his special adviser on media and publicity.

Imo Assembly lawmakers want Senator Okorocha probed over alleged N5 billion university project

Members of the Imo State House of Assembly on Wednesday urged the state governor, Emeka Ihedioha, to probe the immediate past governor, Rochas Okorocha, for allegedly using N5b belonging to the state government to build a private university for himself.