Tag: Aba

Okezie Ikpeazu: Is Abia on the March Again Or…? (1) By Jude Ndukwe

Since the creation of Abia State in 1991, development has no doubt been slower than Abians expect, and this can be attributed to a lot of factors which range from politics to near-absent or constantly dwindling internally generated revenue and federal allocations. Compared to other neighbouring states who have the[Read More…]

JUST IN: Python Dance: We Are Not Withdrawing Troops From S/East – Army

Contrary to reports in the media also carried by this platform, the Nigerian Army has debunked claims that it is withdrawing troops from the southeast, especially Abia State.   In a press release by the Director, Army Public Relations, Gen. Sani Usman, the army said the exercise will continue as[Read More…]

Widespread Violence: IPOB Tension Hits Jos, Residents, Traders Scamper for Safety

DailyTimes Newspaper is reporting that residents and traders in Jos metropolis scampered for safety on Thursday at about 5:15pm. The panic started at Katako market situated in Jos north. The Special Task Force STF Media Officer Captain Umar Adams said the panic was ignited by rumor mongers who are bent[Read More…]

VIDEO: Irate Youths Allegedly Throw Stones, Bottles at Army Vehicle

A video has emanated online, allegedly showing irate youths including a child, throwing stones and bottles at a Nigerian Army Armoured Personnel Carrier, APC, in Abia State. According to the account which posted the video online, the youths were members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, protesting the house[Read More…]

Women Disown Mama Taraba For ‘Insulting’ Chibok Girls’ Parents In Aso Rock

A group, the Taraba Women For Democracy Network has expressed its dismay over some comments in the media attributed to the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Taraba state, Aisha Alhassan. The group in a statement signed by Asabe Jonathan ,Amina Danboyi,Catherine Adi-Adebayo, the Conveners said “She[Read More…]

Olusegun Adeniyi: The Man from Biafra

Most people, according to Robert Greene in his “48 Laws of Power”, have an overwhelming desire to believe in something. And principally for that reason, those smart enough in the business of emphasising “enthusiasm over rationality and clear thinking” have been able to wield considerable power. That is the way[Read More…]

Abia Governor Moves To Demolish Illegal Structures In Aba To Restore Original Master Plan

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has said he is set to commence the much expected demolition of illegal structures in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state. Ikpeazu in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Godwin Adindu, called on members of the public whose structures[Read More…]

2nd Niger Bridge Represents A Strategic National Infrastructure – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan Monday commissioned the much awaited 2nd Niger Bridge connecting the South-Eastern States and the other parts of Nigeria as part of one of the promises he made the region during the Presidential Elections. The President said the Bridge represents a strategic national infrastructure, with great socio-economic prospects[Read More…]