News - Abia State

Abia Police Nab Notorious Child Trafficker

6 days ago /
Nation 

The police in Abia State, South East Nigeria say it has re-arrested a notorious woman child trafficker in the state, Lilian Achumba, popularly known as Mma.

Acting Chief Judge Of Abia State Sworn In

1 week ago /
Judiciary  

The government of Abia state has obeyed the directive of the national judicial council (NJC) to swear in the most senior judge in the state by swearing in Justice Onuoha Arisakalu Ogwe as the state acting chief judge to replace the suspended chief judge, Theresa Uzokwe.

BREAKING: Former VP Ekwueme Buried Amid Tributes

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

After a week-long series of events in honour of late elder statesman, Alex Ekwueme, his remains have finally been laid to rest amid tributes. Top government officials, close friends and family, gathered at his hometown; Oko in Anambra state, where he was buried on Friday. Some of those present to witness the...

House Of Reps Amend Federal Character Commission Act To Protect Women’s Right

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives is amending the federal character commission act to give Nigerian women the option of indigeneship of either husbands or fathers.

NJC Nullifies Suspension Of Abia Chief Judge

2 weeks ago /
Judiciary  

The National Judicial Council has declared as unconstitutional the suspension of the Abia State Chief Judge, Justice Theresa Uzokwe.

NJC Declares Suspension Of Abia Chief Judge Unconstitutional

2 weeks ago /
Judiciary  

The National Judicial Council on Wednesday declared the suspension of the Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, as unconstitutional. This was part of the resolutions arrived at an emergency meeting of the Council headed by its Chairman and Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Justice Uzokwe was suspended on...

Abia Government Collaborates With FG To Improve Health Services

2 weeks ago /
Health 

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu says his administration’s intervention will support the federal government in the health sector geared towards ameliorating the sufferings of the people.

Leadership Responsible For Nigeria’s Woes, Says Sule Lamido

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

A former Governor of Jigawa State and member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sule Lamido has blamed the numerous challenges facing Nigeria on leadership. Lamido stated this in Umuahia, Abia State capital when he visited the state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu. He said the non-inclusion governance is what has given rise to various...

Abia Farmers/Herdsmen Resolve To Keep The Peace

3 weeks ago /
Nation  Security 

In Abia state, South East Nigeria, the Farmers / Herdsmen conflict resolution committee, set up by the state government has resolved to resist any action that will attract a breakdown of law and order ‎in the state. Addressing members of the committee which include farmers, leaders of herdsmen, traditional rulers, security...

Court Adjourns Trial Of Ex-Abia Governor, Orji Kalu

1 month ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has adjourned the trial of a former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu to January 22 and 23rd. Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned the proceedings after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) failed to produce one of its major witnesses in court. The former...

Bishop Urges FG To Deal Decisively With Herdsmen Killings

1 month ago /
Security 

Reactions are still trailing the spate of killings in different parts of Nigeria by suspected herdsmen.  In a homily during the dedication of St. Mark's Catholic Church Uburu, Ihechiowa, in Abia state, the catholic bishop of Umuahia diocese, Lucius Ugorji, called on ‎the federal government to take a decisive action against...

Abia Women Protest Attack By Herdsmen

1 month ago /
Nation 

Thousands of women from Bende Local Government Area of Abia state, south east Nigeria, stormed the government house Umuahia, on Wednesday protesting the destruction of their farm lands by herdsmen.  The peaceful march came the same day a similar protest took place in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. Represented by his principal...

President Buhari Congratulates Enyi Of Aba At 89

1 month ago /
Entertainment 

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Enyi 1 of Aba, Dr Isaac Ikonne, who turned 89 on Monday. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the President congratulated the people and government of Abia and joined the Abia State Traditional Council and the Ohanaeze...

BREAKING: Reps Adjourn Public Hearing On Ceding Of Waterways

1 month ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has adjourned the public hearing on the ceding of the nation’s waterways to some foreign companies till January 9, 2018. The hearing was adjourned after the proceedings which lasted for about 20 minutes on Thursday at the National Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The House Committee on Public...

Niger Delta Ministry Builds Classrooms In Niger Delta States

1 month ago /
Nation  Niger Delta 

As part of its mandate to improve and develop the niger delta region, the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs has constructed blocks of classrooms in selected secondary schools in Bayelsa, Imo And Abia States. Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani said the projects were a demonstration of the commitment of...

Osinbajo Says MSME Is New Business Direction In Nigeria

1 month ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is a new orientation on how to grow business in Nigeria. Speaking at a meeting convened to review the implementation of the micro small and medium enterprises clinic in the out-going year, Professor Osinbajo congratulated the implementing agencies for quality service delivery. The review session was...

Osinbajo Speaks On Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises

2 months ago /
Nation 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is a new orientation on how to grow business in Nigeria. Speaking at a meeting convened to review the implementation of the micro, small and medium enterprises clinic in the out - going year, professor Osinbajo congratulated the implementing agencies for quality service delivery. The review...

Police Arrest Nine Suspected Kidnappers, Bag Snatchers In Aba

2 months ago /
Nation 

Six suspended kidnappers and three bag snatchers and shoplifters were on Monday arrested by a combined team involving the Inspector General’s Intelligence Response Team in Aba, Abia State. Commissioner of Police in the State, Anthony Ogbizi, while parading the suspects at the command headquarters in Umuahia said that there was no...

Umuahia Kidney Transplant Patients Discharged

2 months ago /
Health  Nation 

The two patients who had free kidney ‎transplant at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia Abia State, have been discharged, with a promise of free medication and monitoring by the hospital for the next one year. Briefing newsmen at the hospital, the Chief Medical Director, Abali Chuku who said the patients are doing...

Umuahia Records First Kidney Transplant

2 months ago /
Health 

The Federal Ministry of health has recorded another giant stride, as the Federal   Medical Centre, Umuahia, Abia State, has successfully conducted two kidney transplants, the first time in the south east geo-political zone of the country. Speaking with newsmen shortly after the surgeries, the chief medical director of the Hospital,...


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