COVID-19: Abia is God’s Own state   -John Okiyi Kalu Have you ever said “we are God’s people and Coronavirus and other killer diseases will not affect us in Jesus name?" If yes, you said exactly what Governor Ikpeazu said in that interview: “Abia is the only state in the Bible and God will protect us”. Does...... read more
OPINION: Ikpeazu and the Haul of Critics - Mkpa   According to an anonymous quote “An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.” “You have to lift a person up before you can really...... read more
Rebuilding Aba Infrastructure: Unveiling Ikpeazu’s Plan for Ngwa Road Area   In a previous note I stated that Abia’s infrastructure deficit has never been the result of previous administrations not attempting to construct roads but more because those road projects were rushed for momentary applause and they didn’t last, hence, instead of adding to the road infrastructure capital of the state,...... read more
Why Are They Afraid Of IKUKU in Abia? By Dickson Ogbonna In every city, nation or society, some great men exist who are forces to reckon with. Such people are feared and respected  by many due to influence they exude. We have in Abia State such a man whose towering profile and acceptability is second to none. This man...... read more
Payment of Minimum Wage and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu's Continued Commitment to Workers' Welfare By Jude Chijioke Ndukwe When President Muhammadu Buhari signed the new Wage Bill into Law in April 2019, federal workers rejoiced as they were sure of increase in their wages but the same could not be said of most workers of States in the federation. This is because there were palpable fears...... read more
OPINION: The Untold Story of Ongoing Faulks Road, Aba, Project (2) By John Okiyi Kalu Details of the scope of work is as follows: 1. 4.8km length dualized road from Brass junction to Express junction making up a total of 9.6km road of 8m width on each side. 2. 10km drainage covering the full length of the road all the way through...... read more
OPINION: The Untold Story of Ongoing Faulks Road, Aba, Project (1) By John Okiyi Kalu Prior to the inauguration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in 2015, the dominant image of infrastructure deficiencies in Aba, the commercial nerve center of Abia State, also known as Enyimba City, was the perennially dilapidated “Ukwu Mango” area of Faulks (Ariaria) Road, along with the fabled Ama Ikonne...... read more
Good talk, Aisha Buhari; but who will bell the cat? By Banji Ojewale No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable — Adam Smith (1723-1790), Scottish economist and philosopher ABOUT the time First Lady, Aisha Buhari, was again emerging from ‘the other room’ to deliver one of her...... read more
Orji Kalu stole from Ndigbo; We don't shield thieves in Alaigbo like other ethnic groups Charles Ogbu wrote...   Sometimes, just reading commentaries on trending stories fills me with more disgust than those stories themselves. How do you describe a situation where SOME people from a region crying of marginalization start churning out all manner of conspiracy theories in defense of a politician who stole 7...... read more
The putrid odor of NDDC projects in Abia Written by John Okiyi Kalu, Abia Commissioner for Information When the NDDC team led by the Acting Managing Director, Dr Joi Nuneih, visited Governor Okezie Ikpeazu yesterday, I focused mainly on the woman leading the team. From the moment she started speaking, I sensed honesty and desire to right wrongs. I...... read more
ABIA GIANT STRIDES IN TRADE AND COMMERCE   By Kennedy Onyenma The place of Abia State as one dominant in trade and commerce is indisputable but what has lacked over the years is either the will to drive the raw inner potentials or the vehicle to deliver the obviously obscured talents unto global cynosure. Interestingly, we have seen...... read more
Opinion: A tale of Two Abia Defeated Guber Candidates - Uche Olehi In life,you sometime get what you want. Dr Uche Ogah,by this time last year was warming up to be AbiaGovernor.He would later get the nods of his party (that's APC). Election was contested and won in 2019. He finished second !Ogah was nominated Minister by PMB.Today his 'level' and profile (politically)...... read more
THE DANGERS OF A SINGLE STORY OF ABA By Okorafor Okorafor Ukiwe Few days ago I published two videos I made of my experience in Aba, Abia State and I was entertained with insults and push backs by some persons. Leaving Port Harcourt to Aba was a journey I took two days to prepare for mentally because of the gory...... read more
Alex Otti and the Fading Howl of a Dying Fox   By Jude Ndukwe  In recent times, the perpetually failed governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Mr Alex Otti, has embarked on a rush of meaningless scurrilous attacks against all those he perceives as his political nightmare who have stopped his inordinate political ambition of ever becoming the governor...... read more
ABHA Investigations: Nothing Laudable about Lloydant’s Puerile Defence   By Destiny Emmanuel Nwogu I have read the response of Lloydant Business Services, one of the firms heavily indicted in the investigations carried out by three different Ad Hoc Committees of the 7th Abia State House of Assembly, on Abia State University, Uturu, (ABSU), Abia State Polytechnic, Aba (AbiaPoly) and...... read more
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