Tag: Abia

Abia is 6th in HIV prevalence ranking in Nigeria — US envoy

The U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires (CDA), Kathleen FitzGibbon, has said that Abia had the sixth highest HIV prevalence rate in the country with an estimated 58,341 cases.FitzGibbon said this in Umuahia on Tuesday, at a stakeholder meeting organised by CDA, in collaboration with Catholic Caritas Foundation (CCF) and the Abia[Read More…]

Disregard IPOB stay-at-home order, Abia govt tells residents

The Abia State Government has asked residents to disregard the sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The government’s directive is contained in a statement issued in Umuahia by the Commissioner for Information, Chief Okiyi Kalu. IPOB on July 30 ordered sit-at-home in the South-East every Monday,[Read More…]

A primary school in Aba has been shut down after a suspected explosive device was discovered

“Suspected explosives” have been discovered inside Union Primary School, Afaraukwu in Umuahia North LGA of Abia State The pupils of the school had found a bag and informed their teachers who alerted the school authorities. Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, disclosed that the government is working[Read More…]

Insecurity: Abia Governor imposes curfew on Umuahia, Aba

The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has imposed a curfew on Umuahia and Aba metropolis of the state between 10pm and 6am. John Kalu, the commissioner for information, disclosed this in a statement to this effect on Monday. The Governor said the decision is a result of security reports[Read More…]

Bye-Election: Abia restricts movement in two LGAs

The Abia state government has declared restriction of movement in Aba north and Aba south LGAs for the bye-election scheduled to take place on Saturday. In a statement issued on Friday, John Okiyi, Abia commissioner for information, said the restriction will start from 8pm on Friday and end at 6am[Read More…]

Abia Governor dissolves state executive council

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has dissolved the State Executive Council. The Governor also recalled his Chief of Staff, Dr Anthony Agbazuere.  Agbazuere was suspended following a video which captured him spaying money on controversial prophet identified as Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere a.k.a. Odumeje. In a statement signed by the Chief Press[Read More…]

Abia Governor bans revenue collection on major roads

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has banned the collection of revenue along major roads to check activities of touts in the state. Mr Ikpeazu made the announcement in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, and made available to journalists in Aba on Saturday The governor noted[Read More…]

Doctors in Abia threaten strike over assault on members by security operatives

The Abia State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association has threatened to go on strike over the assault on its members by some security men in the state. NMA revealed this in a statement made available on Friday, October 23, lamenting that some medical personnel on duty were harassed by[Read More…]

Abia Government Finds Missing Suspected COVID-19 Patient

Abia government on Saturday said that the suspected coronavirus case which it declared wanted on April 17 has been found and placed in an isolation center in the state. Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, the Commissioner for Information made the disclosure in a statement he issued in Umuahia on Saturday. Okiyi-Kalu said[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…]