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September, 2017

  • 14 September

    Ogbizi Apointed New Abia Police CP

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    Anthony Ogbizi has been appointed the new police commissioner for Abia State. He takes over from Adeleye Oyebade, whose house was reportedly attacked on Thursday by members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB. The new Commissioner of Police condemned the razing of Ariaria Police Station in Aba and expressed his …

August, 2017

  • 11 August

    Ikpeazu’s Chief Of Staff Dies In London

    Chijioke Nwakodo, the Chief of Staff to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, is dead. Nwakodo, 56, died in a London hospital on Thursday evening, his younger brother, Mr . Obidike Nwakodo, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Umuahia. Nwakodo further said that the news of his …

July, 2017

  • 18 July

    Abia Receives N5.715b Paris Club Refunds

    Obinna Oriaku, Abia state commissioner of finance, on Tuesday said the state has received a sum of N5.715 billion in the second tranche of the Paris club refunds from the federal government. Oriaku, who said this after meeting with the state labour leaders, noted that N5.715 billion was received instead of the …

  • 16 July

    Abia Speaker Allegedly Orders Orderly To Shoot FRSC Officers

    Chikwendu Kalu, Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly has allegedly ordered the shooting of some officers of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, for stopping a car that his wife was in. The incident occurred on Saturday along Umuikaa/Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway. Eyewitnesses told SUNDAY PUNCH that Kalu ordered some policemen to carry out …

June, 2017

  • 21 June

    Police Kill ‘Obere’, Notorious Criminal

    The police in Abia State have killed a notorious kidnapping and armed robbery kingpin, Samuel Kanu, also known as Obere, in a shoot out. Kalu’s gang were said to be responsible for the murder of Chuks Mbaeri Okebata, a former US-based army officer, policemen and eight members of the Abia …

May, 2017

  • 12 May

    Supreme Court Affirms Ikpeazu’s Election

    Okezie Ikpeazu is the duly elected governor of Abia state, the Supreme Court affirmed, on Friday. A five-man Supreme Court panel, led Walter Onnoghen, chief of justice of Nigeria (CJN), faulted an earlier ruling by the High Court, which sacked Ikpeazu. The lower court, presided by Justice Okon Abang, based …

March, 2017

  • 19 March

    Abia Govt. Sacks 16 Polytechnic Workers

    The Abia State Government has sacked 16 non-academic workers of the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba. The governor of the state, Okezie Ikpeazu, approved the dismissal. The Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ikechi Mgbeoji, said the affected workers ‘were found wanting after a recent verification of 524 WAEC results of Abia State …

December, 2016

  • 30 December

    Abia Speaker Resigns After One Day In Office

    By Adebayo Williams Newly elected Abia State House of Assembly speaker, Kennedy Njoku, has resigned. He announced his resignation just one day after he was elected. The Deputy Speaker, Cosmos Ndukwe, descibed Njoku’s decision as shocking. John-Pedro Irokansi, clerk of the house, called for an election to be conducted to fill …

  • 29 December

    Abia House Of Assembly Elects New Speaker

    The Abia House of Assembly on Thursday, elected a new Speaker, Kennedy Njoku, representing Osisioma-Ngwa North Constituency. Njoku’s election followed the removal of a former Speaker Chief Martins Azubuike, representing Isialangwa North Constituency. The Deputy Speaker of the House, Dr Cosmos Ndukwe, who presided over the plenary, said that 20 …

November, 2016

  • 23 November

    Stray Cow Hits Car, Family Escape Unhurt

    By Bright Bassey A stray cow has hit a car in which a family of four was travelling in in Aba, Abia State. The cow damaged the car’s windshield, according to reports. The affected family came out of their Toyota Camry car unhurt. The incident happened along 7-Up Breweries road, …

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