Abia PDP/APGA face-off;State Government condemn shooting,call for investigations Abia State government has described as disappointing the shooting of one Mr. Frank Dickson of Oboro in Ikwuano Local Government Area of the State by a security guard attached to the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Dr. Alex Otti during a face-off with the People's Democratic Party,...... read more
APC chieftain, 7,000 members defects to the ruling party( PDP) in Yobe Alhaji Ibrahim Gero, achieftain of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) and 7000 members of the party in Yobe state have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP). Speaking on behalf of the defectors at a campaign rally on Monday in Karasuwa, Gero said he and his colleagues dumped...... read more
Traders at the New Umuahia Industrial Market endorse Okezie Ikpeazu for Governor The entire traders doing business at the Umuahia Industrial Market have endorsed the candidature of Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu for the Governorship of Abia State.  The traders conveyed the endorsement during a solidarity rally organised in honour of Dr. Ikpeazu at the open arcade of the market on Saturday, March 7, 2015. ...... read more
INEC "card reader" test records success Following the success recorded despite glitches at the field test of the card readers that will authenticate Permanent Voter Cards, through biometrics at the polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the six geo-political zones across the country, it appears the card readers would be used during the general elections....... read more
INEC shifts collection of PVC The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has shifted the collection of the Permanent Voter Cards,PVC. The exercise which was meant to end on March 8,will now end on March 22. Details soon...... read more
Abia Civil Servants adopts Okezie Victor Ikpeazu PhD, in the PDP Governorship candidate in Abia State The Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu yesterday, Friday, March 6, 2015 held an interactive session with Civil Servants in Abia State.The session, which was held at the Michael Okpara Auditorium in Umuahia, saw the PDP Candidate hold a frank discussion with the civil...... read more
PDP WOMEN WING HOLDS PRESIDENTIAL RALLY IN UMUAHIA The Women Wing of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP,has held a campaign rally in Umuahia, the Abia State capital. The event attracted first lady Dame Patience Jonathan. Factnewsonline was there.The event which attracted women leaders of the political party from across Nigeria,was held at the Umuahia Township Stadium. The stadium was filled...... read more
INEC to conduct field test of card readers in 12 states The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said it will test run the card  readers in 12 states of the federation on Saturday March 7, to verify their functionality ahead of the general elections.In a statement by the Commissions Secretary, Ishiaku Gali, the field testing will take place in two states...... read more
Military required for the general elections; INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC, has said that the services of the military and other security agencies will be used where needed within the confines of the constitution and Military Act to maintain peace during elections.The Electoral Commission stated that over 700,000 ad hoc staff have been deployed for the general...... read more
Candidates urged to keep peace pact Ahead of the 2015 general elections,Abians have urged political office contestants in the state to abide by the "peace pact" signed.This comes against some inciting statements in recent weeks which has been credited to some candidates and their supporters.Residents of Umuahia, the Abia State capital have stressed the need for political...... read more
Abia guber and nass candidates sign peace pact As part of efforts geared towards achieving a hitch free and peaceful elections in Abia State, candidates of political parties in the state contesting for the gubernatorial and national assembly seats at the forth coming general elections have signed a "peace pact".The signing of the pact which took place at the...... read more
Ohaneze Ndigbo President, Gary Igariwey presents endorsement document for President Jonathan to Governor T.A Orji in Umuahia. The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio cultural organization has endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan as their presidential candidate for the February 14, 2015 general election.Disclosing this during their visit to Governor Theodore Orji who is also the Chairman, South East Governors' Forum and South-East Zonal Coordinator, Goodluck-Sambo Presidential Campaign organization, to intimate him of...... read more
Abia gov’s son denies speakership ambition The first son of Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State, Chinedum, onTuesday said he had no intention to become the Speaker of the AbiaState House of Assembly in 2015.Chinedum said this during a political stakeholders’ meeting ofIkwuano/ Umuahia federal constituency, which held at the Ikwuanocountry home of the National Vice Chairman,...... read more
Is Aba/Abia really "in love" with Alex Otti? No matter how busy the ant is, the lion is always the king of the forest.-Igbo wise saying.I read an article titled "why Abia has fallen in love with Alex Otti" written by one Ifeanyi Amanze and had a good laugh. Does this Ifeanyi actually know Aba people that his note...... read more
Okezie Victor Ikpeazu endorsed by Abians in the UK, Ireland and Europe Abians in the UK, Ireland and Europe have endorsed Okezie  Victor Ikpeazu Ph.D as the next Governor of Abia State after an extensive review of all the candidates jostling for Abia Governorship position in the forthcoming 2015 elections. The group led by Mr Uche , pledged their total support for Okezie Ikpeazu...... read more
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