Wednesday, 6th December 2023

Abia State

11 Mar
A lawmaker in Abia, Chief Obinna Ichita, has said that the 2023 Appropriation Act passed by the state House of Assembly did not capture the State Government’s automatic promotion to Local Government workers.
9 Mar
Barely three days to the governorship and state Assembly elections this Saturday, prominent members of the Labour Party in the Abia State have thrown their weight behind the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Okey Ahiwe, promising to work for his success at the polls. The group, which comprises various grassroots coordinators of Labour Party, issued…
7 Mar
Abia State Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections, Dr. Alex Otti, has predicted his party’s presidential candidate, who was allegedly rigged out of victory, will reclaim his mandate through the courts. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed…
6 Mar
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in March 11 governorship election in Abia State, Okechukwu Ahiwe, has pledged a fresh start and to do “completely new things in the state,” because he knows the issues and “will hit the ground running” on assumption of office.
3 Mar
There are fears that the 2023 National Population and Housing Census may fail in Abia State like past ones were alleged to be.
27 Feb
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the rescheduled Presidential and NASS elections in seven local government areas in Abia.
26 Feb
Despite an impressive turnout of voters, late arrival of voting materials and presiding officers at Umuahia, Aba and other areas marred yesterday’s elections in Abia State.
25 Feb
Director-general of the World Trade Organization Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has arrived at her polling unit in Umuda Isingwu village, Umuahia, Abia state. Okonjo-Iweala complained officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were not present when she arrived at the polling place. She added that she has been waiting for an hour alongside other electorates,…
10 Feb
Worried by the fire incident of February 8, at line 27 off Ngwa road market, which affected two shops, the Abia State government has ordered immediate ban on roasting of fish and other animals as well as cooking within the major markets in the state.
31 Jan
Following the death of the Abia State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Prof. Uche Ikonne, the party, yesterday, zoned the governorship seat to, Isiala Ngwa North Council in Abia Central Senatorial zone.
25 Jan
The governorship candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne is dead. Ikonne died on Wednesday in Abuja, Dr Uche-Ikonne Chikezie said in a statement on behalf of his family. "I regret to announce the death of my dear father, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, who died at the National…
25 Jan
Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has promised to industrialise Abia State to make it one of the major exporters of manufactured goods.


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Turkey has become internationally isolated and must dial down its rhetoric if it wants to win key concessions from the European Union, a top European official said Wednesday in Istanbul. Nacho Sanchez Amor, the European Parliament's rapporteur on Turkey, said Ankara's abrasive talk on foreign affairs was one of the main impediments to improving relations…
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Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Command, on Wednesday, arraigned one Abdulhamid Isah before an Ikeja High Court over alleged $63,599 fraud. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Isah is facing a three-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretences, stealing, and retaining proceeds of criminal conduct. NAN also reports that…
25 mins ago
The Presidency has accused the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi, of hypocrisy following his comments about President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s delegation to COP28. Reacting to the number of Nigeria’s delegates at COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Obi, in his X handle on Sunday said…
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The president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, has said that social safety nets and insurance policies will be provided for workers who may lose their jobs during the global energy transition. Ajaero made this disclosure at ongoing COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) where the NLC organised a side event with…
39 mins ago
The Minister of State for Defence, Dr Bello Matawalle, has visited victims of the recent accidental bombing by the Nigerian Army in Agabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Matawalle, alongside the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Ibrahim Kana, led a high-level delegation to visit and express the Federal Government’s condolences to the victims,…
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Boris Johnson on Wednesday apologised for "the pain and the loss and the suffering" caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, as he began giving evidence at a public inquiry into his government's handling of the health crisis. The former prime minister, who has faced a barrage of criticism from former aides for alleged indecisiveness and a…
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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday swore in two new cabinet members into the State Executive Council. This was announced in a statement issued by the governor's spokesperson, Gboyega Akosile on X. "Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed two Cabinet members. One is Mr. Abiodun Ogunleye as the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Energy and…
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The Minister of Works Sen. Engr. David Umahi has assured that the abandoned Bodo-Bonny road & bridge project being handled by Julius Berger construction company in Rivers State will be completed in record time. In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister of Works Barr. Uchenna Orji on Wednesday, Umahi gave…
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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja okayed Chief Barr Kenneth Udeze as the national chairman of the opposition Action Alliance (AA) party. The court presided by Justice James Omotosho dismissed the suit brought against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and three other chieftains of the party. Suing on behalf of the party, Honourable…