Oko Chukwu extolls ex lawmakers input in Abia development Deputy governor of Abia state, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu has tasked ex legislators of Abia State House of Assembly not to relent in their contribution to the development of the state.  Sir Oko Chukwu who spoke at his Umuahia government House lodge when he granted audience to former members of the...... read more
Be professional in your conduct, Abia CP charge officers Abia State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Anthony Ogbizi, has charged the newly promoted officers of the command to demonstrate strict professionalism in the discharge of their duties. Ogbizi also admonished them to shun acts of indiscipline and corrupt practices and to serve the people with the fear of God. The commissioner...... read more
For 6th Time, Court Frees Dasuki, Says Detention Illegal   For the sixth time since 2015, the court again on Monday declared the detention of Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), former National Security Adviser, by the Department of State Services (DSS) illegal. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, described the continuous detention of Dasuki by the DSS since...... read more
Church member reports RCCG to CAN over land grab A member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Mr Kayode Akinagba Joseph, has petitioned Bauchi state branch of the church to the Christian Association of Nigeria, allegedly encroaching on his land located near the church. In his letter of complaint to the religious body, a copy of which was...... read more
Police Rescue Mikel Obi’s Father, Driver From Kidnappers The police in Enugu on Monday rescued Pa Michael Obi, the father of Super Eagles Captain, Mikel Obi, from kidnappers. It was gathered that Pa Obi and his driver, one Ishaya John, were rescued unhurt from the hideout of the kidnappers at Egede Udi forest of Enugu State along old Egede-Affa...... read more
Berom Militia to blame for Plateau crisis, says Miyetti Allah   SouthEast Zone Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Gidado Siddiki has dissociated the group from the incessant crisis rocking Plateau State allegedly targeted at Christians. In a press statement signed on behalf of members and made available yesterday in Awka, Anambra state, Siddiki claimed that evidence...... read more
Man beaten to death by in-laws, over plan to marry another wife   A 45-year-old man, Ademuyiwa Adelogba, was on Wednesday night allegedly beaten to death by his in-laws in Ifira Akoko, Akoko South East Local Government Area of Ondo State, over a domestic disagreement with his wife. Adelogba was said to have been lynched and beaten to death by his in-laws after...... read more
Abia Speaker berates calls for scrapping of anti-open grazing laws Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Mr. Chikwendu Kalu has berated calls for the scrapping of the anti-open grazing laws duly enacted by some State House of Assemblies, saying those who made the call are ignorant and lack adequate knowledge of the power of the State Assemblies. In veiled reference...... read more
June 12: Buhari Deserves To Be Honoured – Maduka   Chris Maduka, a political scientist and National President of the New Tone In Leadership Foundation, has said that the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day by President Muhammadu Buhari is proper. Maduka, who spoke to DAILY INDEPENDENT on Tuesday, also applauded the honour done to the late Chief Moshood...... read more
GTBank: Innoson ‘Disowns’ Information On S’Court Judgment   Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman of Innoson Motors, has reportedly said that there was no Supreme Court judgment against GTBank as earlier stated. Innoson had earlier deleted his declaration on social media that the apex court has ordered GTBank to pay him N14 billion within 14 days. This was followed by...... read more
ASOPADEC Set To Commission 80 Projects In Abia Communities   Abia State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ASOPADEC) is set to inaugurate over 80 projects in Abia communities by August. Speaking shortly after a one-day orientation seminar for staff of the commission, the commissioner, Chief Uzo Ihuka, said the inauguration was part of activities to mark their first year anniversary...... read more
Lagos suicide: LASEMA seeks useful information     The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) on Monday called for useful information concerning the alleged suicide on the 3rd Mainland Bridge lagoon in Lagos. The General Manager of LASEMA, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, in Lagos that there had not been any concrete information regarding the incident making the round....... read more
Open grazing: Group urges S’East governors to emulate Abia  An interest group, Voice from the East, has urged all the South East governors, like Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Delta and Rivers to emulate Abia State government in banning open grazing. The   group also wants every Nigerian to reject open grazing in their land and chase  away   herdsmen from their...... read more
Traditional ruler applauds HKCF effort in Abia The paramount ruler of Omoba Kingdom in Isialangwa South Local Government area of Abia State, His Royal Highness Eze Nwakanma Nwankpa has applauded the Hand washing sensitization campaign carried out in the state by HELP KEEP CLEAN Foundation. Eze Nwakanma was full of praises to the President of the foundation, Queen...... read more
Abia Assembly passes anti-grazing bill into law The Abia House of Assembly on Tuesday passed into law, the Control of Nomadic Cattle Rearing and Prohibition of Grazing Routes/Reserve Bill, 2016. The Bill, which sought to control nomadic cattle rearing and prohibit grazing routes in Abia and for other matters incidental thereto, was sponsored by Mr Martins Azubuike, member...... read more
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