Agriculture key to Abia’s development, says Ogbonnaya

Sam Obinna Ibe/Umuahia Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State Govenror The immediate past Deputy Chief of Staff, office of the deputy governor of Abia State, Chief Charles Ogbonnaya, Eastern Nigeria has stated that placing a priority on agricultural holds the key to the survival of Abia and Nigeria now that revenue

Abia Governor Ikpeazu Slashes His Salary & Travel Allowance by 50% Over Unpaid Workers’ Salaries


Abia State governor Okezie Ikpeazu, has cut his own salary and travel allowances by half, in solidarity with workers in the state who are being owed salaries. Ikpeazu’s pay cut will persist until the backlog of workers’ salaries and allowances owed are cleared, Channels TV reports. The governor revealed the

Gov. Ikpeazu slashes his salary by 50%

Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State Govenror The Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, who has shunned the sycophantic title of ‘His Excellency’, made another populist move today, by announcing a slash of his salary by 50 per cent.

Abia APGA Frowns At State Assembly Inauguration’s Indefinite Suspension

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State, South-east Nigeria, has frowned at the suspension of inauguration of the 6th Abia State of House of Assembly. The 5th Assembly is expected to round off their constitutional obligations as legislators to usher in the 6th Assembly that constitute 24 members.

25-yr-old Man Sets Self, House Ablaze


TRAGEDY struck, yesterday, at 12 Bonny Street, Umuahia, Abia State, as a 25 year-old man set himself and the family house ablaze. The man, Tochukwu Ogbonna, alias Mbe (meaning tortoise), had attacked his mother with a machete, inflicting severe injuries on her.

Abia House Of Assembly Gets New Speaker


Sam Obinna Ibe/Umuahia The Deputy Speaker, Abia House of Assembly, Alwell Asiforo Okere, representing Ukwa East, Abia State in eastern Nigeria on Monday evening was elected and sworn in as the new Speaker.

I’ll step on toes, Abia governor says

Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State Govenror The newly sworn-in Governor of Abia state, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, on Saturday said that his government was ready to step on toes to change the status of the state for good.

Governor Orji Performs Last Inspection Visit At Abia Mall

Abia State Governor has made a last inspection visit to the Abia Mall developing site on Thursday, to ascertain the progress of the ongoing project. The project was initiated by Governor Theodore Orji to boost economy, enhance infrastructural development, as well as trade and commerce within Nigeria’s South-east region.

Channels National Kids Cup To Continue Checks On Age Cheat

The technical committee of the Channels National Kids Cup has vowed to remain steadfast in the fight against age cheats at the football competition. At the press briefing that flagged off the competition, the Chairman of the Main Organizing Committee, Steve Judo, reminded the participants that the company’s policy of

Channels National Kids Cup To Promote Grassroots Football, Education

The main organising committee of the Channels National Kids Cup has announced that ‘Season Seven’ of the competition would be used to promote football and education in schools. During the flag-off ceremony held on Thursday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos State, the chairman of the committee, Steve Judo,

Gov. Orji inaugurates handover committee

Sam Obinna Ibe/Umuahia Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State Abia state governor, Theodore Orji, Eastern Nigeria on Friday afternoon inaugurated a 10-man transition committee members that will see to the smooth hand over to the new government.

Abia Governor Commissions High Court Complex

Abia State Governor Theodore Orji has commissioned the High Court Complex built by the administration to provide adequate office accommodation for the judiciary. The two buildings located at Aba ,the commercial city and Umuahia were completed within two years and  aimed to lay solid foundation for good governance  and bridge the gap

2015 Elections, One Of The Most Rigged In Nigeria – Observer


A Legal Practitioner and observer during the 2015 elections, Ikechukwu Ikeji, says the just concluded election was one of the most rigged elections he had ever witnessed in Nigeria, despite being considered free and fair. Speaking on a breakfast show, Sunrise Daily on Channels Television on Monday, Mr Ikeji accused INEC officials of

2015 Polls: We‘re Still Compiling List Of Offences For Prosecution – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says that it has commenced the compilation of all electoral offences recorded in the 2015 general elections with a view to prosecuting those found wanting. There is a caveat, however, as the electoral umpire notes that the successful prosecution of the offenders would depend

Ikpeazu Receives Certificate Of Return

Sam Obinna Ibe/Umuahia Okezie Ikpeazu: receives certificate of return The governor-elect of Abia State, eastern Nigeria, Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, the winner of 2015 governorship election in the state has been issued with his certificate of return alongside his deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu by the Independent National Electoral

INEC Begins Post-Mortem Of General Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started the process of reviewing the just concluded general elections. The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr Kayode Idowu, in an interview with Channels Television, said in the review, the commission would be examining areas which it had problems with in the