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Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC condemns arrest of sex workers in Abia

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday has decried the recent arrest of sex workers and closure of brothels in Umuahia, the Abia capital, on the orders of the state government.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Official: Abia to utilise $200 million World Bank facility to construct roads, drainage system

Chief Eziuche Ubani, the Commissioner for Works in Abia, has said that the $200m World Bank facility, being expected by the state government, will be judiciously utilised to construct 506 kilometers of roads and drainage system in different parts of the state.

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.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Firm donates class room block to school in Abia

Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, the Nigeria affiliate of Chevron Corporation, and its Agbami partners on Thursday donated a model classroom block to Community Model High School, Isieke-Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia.

FEC approves N4.6 billion for construction of seven model schools

The Federal Executive Council on Thursday approved N4.6 billion for the construction of seven model schools to be located in the six geo-political zones of the country.

Group wants NDDC to extend skill acquisition to PLWD in Abia

Participants in the two-week training for Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWD) in Abia have appealed to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to extend the skill acquisition programme to more physically-challenged persons in the state.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia civil servants urges Governor Ikpeazu to stop being insensitive to our plight

Workers in Abia State civil service have demanded more commitment of the state government to welfare and plight of workers in the state.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia to get federal government’s N2 billion basic healthcare provision fund

Dr. John Ahukanna, the Commissioner for Health in Abia, said on Monday that the state would get over N2 billion from the Federal Government’s Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHPF).
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN raises alarm on alleged deceitful activities of pentecostal pastors

Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Agomoh, chairman, Abia State chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has raised the alarm on activities of some Pentecostal pastors who use their callings to deceive their congregations.
Abia Warriors Emmanuel Deutsch

Emmanuel Deutsch returns as Abia Warriors coach

Abia Warriors have named Emmanuel Deutsch as their new head coach; replacing Henry Makinwa who resigned on Thursday.

Abia guber: We are not aware of Alex Otti’s petition in tribunal – APGA

The APGA candidate is asking the tribunal to cancel the results of 15 local government areas in Abia, which he (Otti) claimed, were marred by over voting, and order for a rerun.
Abia Warriors head coach Henry Makinwa has thrown in the towel after irreconcilable differences between him and the management of the team.

Henry Makinwa resigns as Abia Warriors coach

Abia Warriors head coach Henry Makinwa has thrown in the towel after irreconcilable differences between him and the management of the team.
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National open darts championship kicks off in Umuahia

The week-long National Open Darts Championship kicked off on Thursday in Umuahia, the Abia capital, with 10 states participating.
Abia Warriors on Sunday ended their home goal drought with a 1-0 win against visiting Yobe Desert Stars of Damaturu in the Week 15 encounter of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

Abia Warriors pip Yobe Desert Stars in Umuahia

Abia Warriors on Sunday ended their home goal drought with a 1-0 win against visiting Yobe Desert Stars of Damaturu in the Week 15 encounter of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

Candidates urge JAMB to upgrade computers for calculations

Some candidates in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) have called for the upgrade of the computer systems to provide mathematical calculations for the examination.

Federal government rejects IMF report on sovereign wealth fund

The latest report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ranking Nigeria as the world’s second worst user of sovereign wealth funds is “fundamentally flawed”, the federal government says.

Lassa fever: Expert advises on proper storage of food items

Dr Chigozie Ubani, a medical practitioner in Umuahia, has advised Nigerians to ensure proper storage of food items in order to control the current outbreak of Lassa fever in the country.
The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

Federal government appoints new medical directors for FMC Umuahia, UCTH

The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

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The trio of Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins and Samuel Kalu could miss Super Eagles next Total Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash against Guinea at Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Super Eagles players to pocket $95,000 each if they win Afcon title

In a bid to motivate the Super Eagles players to win the African Cup of Nations in Egypt, a massive $95,000 bonus each awaits the players from the group stage matches up till the final match if they lift the cup on the 19th of July at the 80,000 capacity Cairo International Stadium.
Gboyega Oyetola

Osun government denies receiving Paris Club refund

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, said it was absolute falsehood for any group of people to claim that some amount of intervention fund has been made available to the Gboyega Oyetola administration.
Screenshot of former president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan on his way to penitentiary after a judge ruled on June 25 that he would have to await his trial in jail.

Armenian ex-leader arrested on allegation of abuse of power

A former president of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, was arrested on Tuesday on an allegation that he abused his power in authorizing a violent crackdown on protests more than a decade ago.
The Ethiopian army brigadier general accused of leading a failed coup against a regional government has been killed in a firefight with the security forces, a spokesman for the Ethiopian prime minister’s office has said.

Official: 13 security personnel died in Ethiopia’s coup attempt

An Ethiopian official said no fewer than 13 security personnel working for opposing sides died from injuries during the failed coup attempt to overthrow the governance structure of Ethiopia’s populous Amhara regional state.
Sunday Adefonou Anani

Togolese cook jailed for life for killing boss

The Lagos State High Court on Tuesday sentenced a Togolese cook, Sunday Adefonou Anani, to life imprisonment for the murder of his boss and Chief Executive Officer of Credit Switch Ltd, Ope Bademosi.