How Abia state disbursed 3rd Tranche of Paris Club Refund Disbursement of 3rd Tranche of Paris Club Refund by Labour-led CommitteeThe trade unions-dominated Committee on the disbursement of the 3rd tranche of Paris Club Refund to Abia State concluded its work yesterday and shared the funds as follows:Salaries and Pensions: N3.2bInfrastructure projects: N2.5bTotal Received: N5.7bThe portion allocated to the settlement of...... read more
Prison Break: 36 prisoners escape in Akwaibom state At about 1147hrs on Wednesday, 27 December 2017, there was an attack on kitchen staff that were on duty at Ikot Ekpene Prison in Akwa-Ibom State by some prisoners. They seized an axe from fellow inmate attached to the kitchen, inflicting a deep cut to inmates’ head in the process and...... read more
PDP National Convention: Online Media Reports On Metuh False Our attention has been drawn to misleading reports being sponsored in certain online media suggesting that the former National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh was barred from accessing the VIP stand at the party's national convention in Abuja.  This is completely false as the former publicity secretary, who...... read more
Buhari calls for calm and respect for the constitution in zimbabwe   President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm, peace and respect for the constitution in Zimbabwe. In a statement signed by Femi Adesina, special Adiviser to the president on media  and publicity, the President urged all political and military stakeholders in Zimbabwe to avoid any action that may plunge the country...... read more
Governor Ikpeazu lifts Curfew in Aba Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed that the curfew imposed on Aba, the commercial nerve center of the state, in the wake of the recent threat to public peace be lifted with effect from today, 18th October 2017. The Governor wishes to also express his appreciation to Aba residents,...... read more
Fire Outbreak: Ikpeazu pledge to assist Victims The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, on Wednesday 18th October, visited the scene of the recent fire incident in Ehere community along Ikot Ekpene road in Aba, where a petrol laden truck caught fire and destroyed over 25 shops. The truck which was on its way to discharge petroleum...... read more
Buhari signs bill establishing University of Petroleum Resources President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja pledged continued support for the socio-economic development of the Niger Delta region. Giving the assurance at a brief ceremony in the State House to sign the bill establishing the University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, into law, the President said “this administration is fully...... read more
Call your men to order, Ikpeazu tells Army Commander The unwholesome activities of some men of the Nigerian Army who have formed the habit of subjecting members of the civil populace in the state to corporal punishments, and most times, extortion of money for no just cause has reached the Government of Abia State. This is more prevalent along the Bende...... read more
No ongoing immunization of school children in Abia The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, wishes to urge the general public to disregard rumors of immunization of our school children by a military medical team. According to the release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Enyinnaya Appolos, the Governor adviced Parents and guardians to immediately...... read more
Restructuring Nigeria: Decentralization of National Cohesion - John Nwodo Ohanaeze President General's paper at Chatham House today wednesday Sept 27   Protocols.Let me begin by extending my deep sense of gratitude to the Royal Institute of International Affairs, for inviting me to participate in this current series of discussions on, Next Generation Nigeria: Accountability and National Cohesion. The involvement of...... read more
Video clip of alleged human rights violation trending on social media is being investigated - Army The attention of the Headquarters 82 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a video clip trending on social media and other platforms purportedly showing troops humiliating some people at a check point in Abia State, Nigeria. The issue is being investigated with the view to ascertain the source and the...... read more
No Fracas Betwen NUJ Abia State and Soldiers on Patrol in Umuahia - Army The attention of 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, has been drawn to social media publications alleging that troops on patrol in Umuahia town have invaded the NUJ Press Centre in Umuahia at about 10.00am today. While it was true there was an issue between some soldiers on routine patrol, the magnitude is...... read more
Invasion: Call the military to Order, NUJ tells Buhari The Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call the military to order following the invasion of the NUJ Umahia office. The Union alleged that the military men destroyed work tools, furniture, documents and property yet to be quantified In a Statement collectively signed by Comrade Chris Isiguzo and...... read more
Ikpeazu declares 3 days curfew in Aba Abia State has for the past few days been the focus of security searchlight occasioned by the reported skirmish between some groups in the State, especially Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) with men of the Nigerian Army. Government notes and has observed the frenzy of activities of members of IPOB within Afara – Umuahia, the ancestral home...... read more
Python Dance: Ohaneze Ndigbo takes a stand On the 8th of September 2017, Major General D D Ahmadu, Chief Of Training And Operations of the Nigerian Army announced an exercise called Operation Python Dance II which he said was going to take place in the five South Eastern States to address "rampancy of assassinations, attack on security personnel,...... read more
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