4 dead as street traders, govt officials clash in Aba


ABA—No fewer than four persons were feared dead, weekend, in Aba, Abia State, when street traders at New Market clashed with officials of Aba Urban Renewal Committee over the order to relocate to Good Morning Market. The post 4 dead as street traders, govt officials clash in Aba appeared first

Police, NDLEA Nab Suspected Criminals In Abia

Security operatives in Abia State have intensified efforts to curb crime in the state by ensuring that all hoodlums and criminal hideouts are exposed within few seconds of available information. The Police Command in the state has combed Ekenobisi, Umuokpara, in Umuahia, the Abia State Capital, to apprehend a suspected

Abia Artisans Appeal To Government For Infastructure

The artisans in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State, have appealed to the State Government to provide infrastructure and create an enabling environment for accessing credit facilities amongst others.The Southeast Region Artisans, made the call on Sunday.

APGA Supporters Protest NASS Tribunal Ruling In Abia

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) supporters have staged a protest against the National Assembly (NASS) Tribunal judgment that confirmed the elections of Some NASS members from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Describing the judgment as an ‘injustice and reap to democracy’, the angry protesters carried placards with various inscriptions – “God, come to

Abia Govt. Begins Recall Of Disengaged Non-Indigene Staff

The Abia State Government has started executing the implementation process of total reabsorbing of the non-indigene staff that were disengaged some years back.Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, during an interactive session with them at Umuahia, said that government was willingly to recall all of them in a systematic procedure, so as not

Abia Police To Partner With Public To Reduce Security Challenges

As part of its strategy towards effective performance in crime prevention, the Abia State Police Command intends to work with the public in designing solutions to the security problems across the state. During a town-hall meeting  at Umuahia, participants from various cadres in the society stressed the need for a community partnership

Photos From Annual Nude Virgin Dance That Held In Abia Yesterday


A community in Abiriba Kingdom, Abia state is said to always have an annual virgin dance which is called Obina Dance of Abiriba Iri Ndi (new yam) festival. During the festival, unmarried and undefiled young women of Amanta in Ameke community of Abiriba Kingdom (also called Nmaku Eziali maidens) participate

France Donates Books To N/Army Language Institute

The Nigerian Army has received a boost in its fight against insurgency, as the French government donated books to the Nigerian Army Language Institute (NALI), in Ovim, Isikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State.The Commandant of NALI, Col.

Abia Governorship Tribunal Concludes Trial

Abia State Governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Umuahia has concluded trial on the matter between the petitioner, Dr Alex Otti, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Following the opening and closing of the defence by the third respondent, INEC,which tendered the certified true

Rep Urges FG, NASS To Investigate Brutality By Security Officials

A member of the House of Representatives has expressed the urgent need for the Federal Government and the National Assembly to investigate the increasing cases of brutality by security officials against Nigerians in different parts of the country. Speaking in Abuja, the lawmaker said recently security officials stormed the Ariaria

Agricultural Institute To Tackle Cassava Viral Diseases

The National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) in Umudike, Abia State, has set up a pre-emptive initiatives known as West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE) to tackle issues of cassava viral diseases which is currently ravaging East Africa. While addressing participants from other West African countries and other research fellows on

John Fashanu Endorses Orji Kalu For Fifa Presidency

Former football international, John Fashanu, says he is convinced former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, has the requirements of contesting for FIFA presidency. In an interview with Channels Sports on Tuesday morning, Fashanu confirmed that the former governor is yet to decide but he believes he is a

Tribunal begins in Abia after burning down of INEC office

Alex Otti The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Umuahia on Monday, commenced hearing of the petition against the declaration of Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu as governor of Abia following the burning of INEC office in Obingwa LGA.

Abia Tragedy: Governor Asks NDLEA To Carry Out Duty With Extreme Care

The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has asked the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Nigeria to approach their jobs with restraints, caution and extreme care.  Governor Ikpeazu gave the caution on Monday while condemning the recent sporadic gun firing at the Power line, Ariaria market in Abia State,

#AbiaDecides: INEC Office Burnt By Political Thugs


Hoodlums in Abia State today stormed Obingwa Local Government of Abia State with guns, cutlasses, and knivers and razed down the INEC building in the area. Residents of the community suspect that the fire disaster was politically motivated as the August 10th date fixed for the commencement of the state election tribunal is

Suspected Party Hoodlums Set INEC Office On Fire In Abia State

Unidentified assailants suspected to be members of a political party have set fire on a building housing the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Mgboko, headquarters of Obingwa Local Area Council in Abia State. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, who has inspected the scene of the fire incident, totally

INEC office burnt down in Abia

Governor Ikpeazu and Alex Otti The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission at Obingwa Local Government of Abia state has been burnt down.