Tag: Abia state

Just In: Gov. Ikpeazu Declares Curfew In Aba As Soldiers Invade City

The Abia state Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has declared a three-day curfew in Aba, a commercial city in the state following the Nigerian army’s inversion of the state. A statement issued on Tuesday by the state government, Governor Ikpeazu expressed concerns over the launch of a military exercise tagged, Operation[Read More…]

In Abia State, Governor Ikpeazu Sacks Commissioners, SSG, Special Assistants

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has dissolved the state executive council. The dissolution was contained in a statement signed and posted on the state government’s official website by the Permanent Secretary, Government House, Onyii Wamah, in the late hours of Friday, June 16, 2017. According to the permanent secretary, the[Read More…]

Supreme Court Affirms Okezie Ikpeazu’s Election As Abia Governor

The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Okezie Ikpeazu as the Abia State Governor, faulting the ruling of the Justice Okon Abang-led Federal High Court which had nullified his election for tax evasion. A five-member panel of justices at the Supreme Court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria,[Read More…]

Abia State House of Assembly Speaker, Impeached

The Abia State House of Assembly yesterday impeached its speaker, Martins Azubuike. Bishop Kennedy Njoku, who is representing Osisioma North State Constituency, was elected to replace Azubuike. The removal of the former speaker came during yesterday’s emergency session of the House, which was presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Cosmos[Read More…]

“I Did Not Make Mistake ” – Former Governor Kalu Begs Igbos, Explains Why APC Is Beneficial

Former Gov. Orji Kalu of Abia says it is more beneficial for the South-East to join the All Progressives Congress (APC), in order to benefit from being in the mainstream national politics. Kalu said this during an interaction with journalists at his `Camp Neya’ country home at Igbere in Bende[Read More…]

Ex-Abia Governor Orji Uzor Kalu Rearraigned For Corruption Joins APC

Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, has formally joined the All Progressives congress. Kalu was received by the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee of the party at the National Secretariat on Wednesday.kalu-defects-to-apc He said he has succumbed to pressures from his friends and well wishers to contribute[Read More…]

“If Kalu Made Me Governor, How Come He Has Been Unelected Into The Senate 3 Times” – Dirty Fight Between Former Abia Governors

A former governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu says he bears no grudge against his estranged political godson, Senator Theodore Orji, but vowed never to have any dealing in life with his successor, adding that he has no reason at all to envy Orji. Kalu spoke while being[Read More…]

“Triumph of The Rule of Law” – PDP Praises Judiciary For Upholding Ikpeazu’s Election

The Peoples Democratic Party has expressed appreciation to the judiciary over the Appeal Court judgment that upheld the election of Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, by setting aside the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice Okon Abang. The party in a statement by its[Read More…]

Ohaneze Youth Say Festus Keyamo Has Mouth Diarrhoea For Saying Ogah Be Sworn In As Governor

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has flayed Senior lawyer, Festus Keyamo, over calls that Dr Uche Ogah be sworn in as the Governor of Abia State. Recall that Justice Okon Abang of an Abuja Federal High Court had on June 27 invalidated the election of embattled governor of Abia[Read More…]

Festus Keyamo Says It Is “Constitutionally Abnormal” And “illegal” For Okezie Ikpeazu To Continue Presiding Over Abia

Festus Keyamo, a lawyer, says it is “constitutionally abnormal” and “illegal” that Okezie Ikpeazu, whose election was invalidated by the judgement of a federal high court sitting in Abuja, is still governor of the state. On June 27, the court had had deemed Ikpeazu unqualified to have been elected governor,[Read More…]