Tag: Abia state

‘I have nothing personal against Nnamdi Kanu’ – Governor Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State says he will engage with the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, for peace to reign. He said he would speak with Kanu, not on the basis of IPOB, but as a citizen of Abia State “I am the[Read More…]

Lawmakers suspend constitution review hearing in Imo and Abia States

The House of Representatives has suspended its constitution review hearing in Imo and Abia States, Deputy Speaker of the House, Idris Wase, has said. Wase, who is also the Chairman, House Special Committee on Constitution Review, announced the suspension in a statement he personally signed on Sunday. The statement read, “The[Read More…]

“We now have in our midst bandits” – Ikpeazu says ban on Open grazing must be enforced

The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has said that it is imperative that the ban on open grazing in the southern region is enforced. The ban is part of the resolutions reached by the governors of the southern region after a meeting held in Asaba, Delta State. According to[Read More…]

Gunmen attack another police station in Abia

Unidentified gunmen have attacked a police station in Bende local government of Abia State in the early hours of Thursday and razed the station. NewsWireNGR gathered that the attackers burnt all the vehicles parked in the station before razing the building. The police station is situated at the outer gate[Read More…]

Just In: Voters flee as explosion rocks polling unit in Aba

Voters and electoral officials fled in different directions when explosion rocked the polling unit at Umuola Hall, Ward 8, Ogbor Hill, Aba North Local Government Area of Abia State, on Saturday. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is currently conducting a bye-election in Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency. Ossy Prestige,[Read More…]

Abia State Government gives 7 Days ultimatum to street traders in Aba

Abia State government has given street traders at Obikabia and Opobo junctions, Ogbor Hill in Aba, seven days to vacate the streets and move into approved markets in the city. The state Commissioner for Environment , Mr Tony Nwamuo, gave the ultimatum when he led a taskforce team to the[Read More…]

Abia state government to sanction workers over ‘dreadlocks, colored hair and indecent dressing’

Abia State civil workforce have been warned that ‘indecent dressing’ would no longer be condoned in the service. The state Head of Service, Onyii Wamah, warned that wearing of dreadlocks, coloured hairdo, etc, would no longer be tolerated. He spoke on Saturday during the 2019 promotions, confirmation and conversion examinations,[Read More…]

Abia State University Students decry N15,000 ‘Pandemic Prevention Fee’ imposed by school management

Abia state university students are to pay a required N15,000 ‘pandemic prevention fee’ before resuming school on November 9. NewsWireNGR confirms that this information was sent to the students via a communique that was released on the 21st of October.  It came out after the state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, on[Read More…]

Abia State Government relaxes curfew

The Abia State Government has relaxed the curfew imposed on some cities after hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protest in the state. According to a statement issued on Saturday by the Commissioner for Information, John Kalu, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu directed that the curfew in the state be relaxed to now take effect[Read More…]

New details emerge on the arrest of Abia lawyer allegedly detained by DSS without trial

New details have emerged surrounding the continued incarceration of Emperor Gabriel Ogbonna, the lawyer detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) allegedly on the orders of Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu. Arrested on March 24, 2020 by the DSS on allegations of cybercrime and terrorism, Mr. Ogbonna was granted[Read More…]