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Gov. Ikpeazu Calls For Enforcement Of Anti-Open Grazing Law
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Gov. Ikpeazu Calls For Enforcement Of Anti-Open Grazing Law

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has called on security agencies in the State to assist government in enforcing the Anti-Open Grazing Law of Abia State. The Governor made the call at Michael Ọkpara Auditorium, Umuahia, while flagging-off the State wide sensitization workshop against criminal activities in Abia communities. According to him, enforcing the law would help reduce the issue of farmers/herders clashes in the State. Governor Ikpeazu who was represented by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu, requested the cooperation of stakeholders to ensure government fights and wins the war against criminality in the State. He charged critical stakeholders especially, the Traditional Rulers to live up to expectations, stating that the security of the State is also in their ...
Gov Ikpeazu Commends Catholic Community for Supporting his Govt
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Gov Ikpeazu Commends Catholic Community for Supporting his Govt

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has extolled the virtues of the Catholic Bishop of Aba Diocese, the Most Rev Professor Augustine Ndubueze Echema, saying the cleric has brought great stability to the diocese. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said this during a Special Church Service to mark the 1st anniversary of the Episcopal consecration and the installation of the Catholic Bishop of Aba Diocese held at Christ The King Cathedral, Aba. The Governor also thanked the Bishop and the entire Catholic community in the state for their prayers and support to his administration. Ikpeazu reiterated the determination of his administration to relentlessly pursue his development agenda for Abia State. The Chief Executive Officer of the State also during the Special Church Service unveile...
Ikpeazu Condemns Destruction Of Farmlands In Bende By Herdsmen
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Ikpeazu Condemns Destruction Of Farmlands In Bende By Herdsmen

Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has condemned the alleged destruction of farmlands in Bende, Abia North by suspected Fulani herdsmen. This is even as the Governor frowned at attack on livestock allegedly belonging to herdsmen. This governor's position is contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, and made available to ABN TV on Monday. The Governor while alleging that criminal herdsmen grazing their cattle in the open in Abia have masterminded recent brazen kidnap of innocent citizens around Abia North Senatorial Zone of the State urged security agencies to fish out those behind criminal activities in the area. The release read in part, "Consequently, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed security agents in the state to b...
Abia State Governor, Ikpeazu Dissolves LG Service Commission
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Abia State Governor, Ikpeazu Dissolves LG Service Commission

Barely about one week after the dissolution of Abia State Executive Council, the governor Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has dissolved the State Local Government Service Commission. This is contained in a release signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr Chris Ezem on Sunday. Though no reason was given for the action, the Governor, however, thanked all the former members of the Commission for their services, wishing them well in their future endeavors. Recall that the dissolution of the state Executive Council recently saw the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Chris Ezem and the Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice retained. Also, the suspended Chief of Staff to the governor, Dr. ACB Agbazuere was recall...
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Kalu’s Visit: I Don’t Owe Ikpeazu, PDP Any Explanation – Cosmos Ndukwe

The Abia State Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Cosmos Ndukwe has said that he does not owe the State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) any explanation for hosting an All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator, Orji Kalu in his home. Ndukwe stated this following the controversies, negative comments and reactions that had trailed the visit of Dr. Orji Kalu, the Senator representing Abia North and a former Governor of the State to his (Ndukwe) Akanu Item country home, in Abia, a visit which the Commissioner was said to have termed a ‘condolence visit’ rather than a political one. Among those who have criticized the Commissioner were Promise Uzoma Okoro, deputy chairman of the State’s Bende local government council. He said Ndukwe was an...
Abia State Governor, Ikpeazu Promised To Join APC – Orji Uzor Kalu
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Abia State Governor, Ikpeazu Promised To Join APC – Orji Uzor Kalu

According to the Senator and former Governor of Abia State, He was asked about His opinion on the issue to party defection that is going on currently in Nigeria. He said that David Umahi has made the promise to join APC many years ago before he finally joined this month. he also said that the current governor of Abia state Okezie Ikpeazu has also promised to join APC. In his words he said that party is just an identity to win election, he encouraged those around him that the brotherhood should continue despite the party affiliations. ‘Ikpeazu promised to join APC during his supreme court trial’ – Orji Kalu Senate Chief Whip and Senator representing Abia North has hinted that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu would soon dump the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressive Congress, APC. ...
Reduce Our School Fees, We Don’t Need The N30k Cash – Abia Students To Ikpeazu
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Reduce Our School Fees, We Don’t Need The N30k Cash – Abia Students To Ikpeazu

Students in Abia state under the aegis of Abia Joint Students Leaders have appealed to the state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu to reverse the decision to offer them the sum of N30,000 bursary to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. The students urged the governor to instead covert the sum to their fees and deduct from source, saying this will be more impactful to them. In a statement made available to ABN TV, signed by the leaders of various student union bodies, they also called on the governor to consider offering students from other institutions such us Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Abia State College of Education (Technical) Arochukwu, Abia State College of Health sciences and management technology, Aba, Abia State teaching hospit...
Ikpeazu Cries Over Poor State Of Federal Roads In Abia
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Ikpeazu Cries Over Poor State Of Federal Roads In Abia

Abia state Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has called on the federal government to urgently intervene in the deplorable state of federal roads in the state. The Governor in a series of tweets via his official twitter handle @GovernorIkpeazu, noted that almost all roads linking Abia to other states are in total disrepair. He expressed concern over the untold hardship this has caused road users and business owners. "Abia as a State bordered by seven other States is replete with a number of federal roads cutting across the State into other States. However, almost all of such roads are in a state of total disrepair, causing untold hardship to road users from across the country. "I call for the urgent intervention of @NigeriaGov in revamping these roads which include: Aba-PH segment of...
Abia: Gov. Ikpeazu reveals plans for Proposed University of Science and Technology
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Abia: Gov. Ikpeazu reveals plans for Proposed University of Science and Technology

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has received the report of the Exploratory Committee on the Establishment of Abia State International University of Science and Technology, Aba. The Governor while, speaking after he was officially presented the document by the chairman of the committee, Prof Anya.O.Anya, at a virtual session, said, “Time has come for the people of Abia to embrace science and technology in order to remain relevant in the ever-evolving world.” He also said that the project will fill a very important void of redefining the state and equally make a way for the present and future generation. The governor, who made it clear that, he is mindful of the huge financial burden that comes with such a gigantic project, noted that by the grace of God, the idea will ...
5666 Teachers Sacked By Abia State Government
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5666 Teachers Sacked By Abia State Government

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, Ph.D. has received the Report of the Committee on the supposed employments without waiver at the Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB). The Governor has equally noted the submissions of the Committee to the effect that out of the 5,853 people said to have been employed between 2018 to 2020, Only 187 people were employed with waiver, leaving 5,666 people as employed without waiver. The Governor has consequently directed as follows: That the Suspended Executive Secretary of Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB), Mr. Lawrence Ogbonna, be retired compulsorily with immediate effect.That, in case, any of the 5,666 people employed without waiver, was asked to start work by anybody, such a person should stop forthwith, havin...
Governor Ikpeazu Diagnosed With Diabetes, But In Stable Condition
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Governor Ikpeazu Diagnosed With Diabetes, But In Stable Condition

Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has been confirmed to have diabetes as medical personnel do all they can to save his life from Coronavirus. On Tuesday, MCI had  reported that kidney failure had further complicated the treatment of the Abia governor, who was moved to Abuja for better care. A source close to the governor on Wednesday however, told us that, "Abia State governor has diabetes but is in a stable condition "When he arrived from Abia, he was not allowed into the premises of the private hospital he was taken to, the hospital sent a full team to go to his house with a dialysis machine to treat his kidney disease. The doctors are now also treating him for diabetes." It was gathered that medical personnel including close and trusted aides are all keeping a close w...
Governor Ikpeazu Speaks From Isolation Center Over His COVID-19 Infection, Advice Citizen To Be Cautious
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Governor Ikpeazu Speaks From Isolation Center Over His COVID-19 Infection, Advice Citizen To Be Cautious

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, who recently tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday has urge the citizens to he cautious. The governor said this while speaking from isolation where he restated his stance that testing positive to the virus is not a death sentence. Speaking on his health status, governor Ikpeazu said he is stable and in high spirits. In a statement made available by his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka on Monday, the governor said “As your Governor, I have a responsibility to do what is right and keep our people fully updated about my health status.” Ikpeazu in the statement also urged the people of the State not to panic but continue to take issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. He also appealed to Abians to take all necessary precaut...
Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Hands Over To Deputy
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Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Hands Over To Deputy

Gov. Ikpeazu has tested positive to COVID-19 and has since gone into isolation, as required by relevant NCDC protocols, and he is being managed by a competent team of medical practitioners with a view to nursing him back to good health. In a statement made available on Monday by Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi, said the Governor has directed his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his full resumption of duties. The statement reads in parts; "Recall that on Saturday, 30th May, 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members of the state Executive Council (EXCO) and those of the inter ministerial committee on COVID-19 to submit themselves for the same test. On Tuesday, 2nd ...
Abia state Commissioner for Environment, Solomon Ogunji is Dead
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Abia state Commissioner for Environment, Solomon Ogunji is Dead

Abia Commissioner for Environment, Solomon Ogunji, has died. A statement from the state Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi-Kalu, said Ogunji died in the early hours of Saturday May 23 in Aba at the Abia State Teaching Hospital. According to Okiyi-Kalu, Ogunji died after a brief illness associated with high blood pressure. The statement reads “It is with great sadness and a deep sense of loss that we announce the demise of a member of Abia State Executive Council and the Honorable Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Solomon Ogunji, who passed away on Saturday, 23rd May 2020, at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, after a brief illness related to high blood pressure. “Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, who received the sad news with shock yesterday ...
Orji Uzor Kalu to remain in Prison Despite Supreme Court Ruling Nullifying his Conviction
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Orji Uzor Kalu to remain in Prison Despite Supreme Court Ruling Nullifying his Conviction

Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu is to remain in Kuje prison despite last Friday's ruling by the Supreme court nullifying his 12-year-conviction. Recall that the Apex court on Friday May 8, nullified the December 2019 judgment which sentenced Kalu, and one Ude Udeogo, to 12 years and 10 years imprisonment respectively, after both men were found guilty of diverting N7.6 billion belonging to the state government during their time in office. Many of Kalu's associates had expected him to have been released from Kuje prison and reunited with his family. However this is yet to happen as the Apex Court did not issue any order for Kalu’s release because he did not file any application for such. The judgment only covers the appeal from Udeogu who challenged the propriety of a...
You Are Nothing But APC’s Mole In PDP – Timi Frank Replies Governor Ikpeazu
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You Are Nothing But APC’s Mole In PDP – Timi Frank Replies Governor Ikpeazu

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has replied the Abia state governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, describing the governor as a mole in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor who issued a statement on Sunday attacking the former APC spokeman over his earlier statement that most PDP governors were not committed to the opposition politics in Nigeria. But responding back to Ikeazu through another statement on Monday, Comrade Frank, said rather than apologise for the misadventure, "the Abia state governor's shallow defence as to why he chose to jet out with the President at the expense of his party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting buttressed the belief in some quarte...
“Aba Is Dead” – Jane Ogbauta Gives Ikpeazu 100-Day Ultimatum To Fix Roads Or….
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“Aba Is Dead” – Jane Ogbauta Gives Ikpeazu 100-Day Ultimatum To Fix Roads Or….

A civil right activist and the founder, Women For Change Initiative and Equity, Lady Jane Ogbauta has described Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia state as dead, saying women must do something to put the government of the state on its toes. Ogbauta who had recently led a protest in Aba comprising women from various parts of Abia said no amount of Intimidation can deter her and other women. In a chat with ABN TV on Sunday, she vowed to mobilise no fewer than 10,000 women after the expiration of the 100 she gave the Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu to a street protest in Aba. The activist stated that the protest was as a result of worsening situation of infrastructure in Aba especially roads, saying if nothing is done between and this time next year, things could de...
Ikpeazu-led Government Has Weaponized Hunger In Abia – Alex Otti
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Ikpeazu-led Government Has Weaponized Hunger In Abia – Alex Otti

Alex Otti, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the last 2019 general elections in Abia state, has declared that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, administration has weaponized hunger and poverty against the people of the State. Otti who made the declaration in a press statement issued to reporters in Aba on Sunday evening, by his Media Assistant, Ferdinand Ekeoma, decried the insincerity of Ikpeazu-led government towards the welfare of Abia civil servants and pensioners. He again, claimed that despite tranches of bailout funds and Paris Refund Club accrued to Abia by the federal government for the payment of Salary arrears owed to State workforce, as well as execution of infrastructural projects, the governor had de...
Abia @ 28: Minister Of Mines & Steel, Ogah, Congratulates Ikpeazu
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Abia @ 28: Minister Of Mines & Steel, Ogah, Congratulates Ikpeazu

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel, Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, has congratulated Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State as the state clock 28 this year. Abia, a Southeastern state, was created on August 27, 1991 from the old Imo State with Umuahia as state capital. In statement personally signed by him  on Tuesday, the Minister expressed optimism that the state would achieve its goals, despite challenges facing it at the moment. The 2019 APC governorship candidate in Abia, therefore, called on the people of the state not to lose focus, but remained determined and work with the leaders towards achieving the said goals. Full Statement, “I want to personally congratulate His Excellency Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu and the good people of Abia State on this occasion of the 28th ...
Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu Pays Billionaire Arthur Eze A Visit At His Residence
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Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu Pays Billionaire Arthur Eze A Visit At His Residence

Anambra State-born multi billionaire businessman and philanthropist, Prince Arthur Eze, has extolled the virtues of Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, saying he represents the future of Ndi Igbo. Eze, who spoke when Governor Ikpeazu paid him a visit at his Enugu residence, at the weekend, said that Governor Ikpeazu has the character of a true Igbo leader like that of late Dr. Sam Mbakwe, Governor of Old Imo State. “You’re a good man. Your humility makes people to love you. You also respect people. This is why Abia people love you. And they voted you again as their Governor. Please don’t change this good character. “You have Igbo character like that of late Sam Mbakwe of old Imo State. Mbakwe took good care of Imo State when he was governor and you are doing the same thing...
Biafra: All I Know About Nnamdi Kanu – Gov. Ikpeazu
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Biafra: All I Know About Nnamdi Kanu – Gov. Ikpeazu

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has lashed out at the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. Ikpeazu said Kanu lies too much and was not a straight forward person, adding that he is equally worse than a chameleon. The governor spoke while featuring in an interview with British Broadcasting Cooperation, BBC Igbo. Ikpeazu said the elusive IPOB leader, who speaks from both sides of his mouth never consulted him or any South East governor before taking any action. The governor insisted that Igbos do not want Nigeria to break up as they are ready to rule the country when the time comes. According to Ikpeazu, ”Nnamdi Kanu hates South East governors, he does not want to associate with us despite the love we have for him. ”Whenever you talk with Nna...
N3.2b Fraud: Court Admits Exhibits Against Former Abia State Governor
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N3.2b Fraud: Court Admits Exhibits Against Former Abia State Governor

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos has admitted in evidence two documents tendered against a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Idris admitted the two documents, the first titled, “Financial Regulations of Abia State and another one containing details of salaries paid to Dr. Kalu while in office as Abia state governor. The EFCC had attempted to tender the documents on Monday but the move was opposed to by defence team led by Chief Awa Kalu (SAN). The lawyer argued that apart from not being certified, the documents were not front- loaded by the prosecution as mandated by Section 379 (1) (a) (5) of the Evidence Act. He further argued that there was also an indication that the documents are not f...
Justice Abang A Disgrace To Nigeria Judiciary – Fayose
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Justice Abang A Disgrace To Nigeria Judiciary – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the controversial Federal High Court Judge, Okon Abang, as a disgrace to the judiciary in Nigeria, saying that the judge was acting more like a persecutor in the case of former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, such that he ridiculed Nigeria by causing an accused to be brought to court on a stretcher. The governor, who said it was clear that Justice Abang was out to satisfy the sinister aim of Metuh’s persecutors, said; “In saner climes, all that is needed as proof of inability to stand trial due to ill health is a doctor report from duly recognized health institution and one wonders whether medical report from federal government owned Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, N...
Group Carpets Governor Ikpeazu Over Suspension Of CJ Uzoma
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Group Carpets Governor Ikpeazu Over Suspension Of CJ Uzoma

A civil rights group, Access to Justice, has faulted the suspension of Abia State Chief Judge, Theresa Uzoma, and the subsequent appointment of Justice Obisike Orji as Acting Chief Judge. Meanwhile the state House of Assembly had on January 26, suspended the chief judge for alleged acts of tyranny and gross misconduct. A statement by the group’s director, Joseph Otteh argued that the state House of Assembly had no powers to suspend the chief judge or any judge in the state’s judiciary. “In purporting to do so, the executive and legislative arms overreached their powers, and also usurped the role and jurisdiction of the National Judicial Commission (NJC). “The purported suspension of Justice Uzokwe and the so-called appointment of Justice Orji as acting chief judge is a brutal v...
Again, Court Adjourns Trial Of Former Abia State Governor, Oriji Kalu
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Again, Court Adjourns Trial Of Former Abia State Governor, Oriji Kalu

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday adjourned the trial of the former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu to January 22 and 23rd. The Jugde, Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned the proceedings after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) failed to produce one of its major witnesses in court. Kalu is being tried on a 34-count-charge alongside one of his aides, Udeh Udeogu and his company, Slok Nigeria Limited for allegedly diverting the sum of N2.9bn from the coffers of the Abia State Government. They have, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The prosecuting counsel, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told the court that the witness in question, one M.A. Udoh had been evasive, and the anti-graft agency was having difficulty bringing him to court. Jaco...
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Why I Must Go To Heaven – Gov Ikpeazu

Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, says although being a governor is good, his earnest desire is to go to heaven when Jesus Christ comes again. The governor stated that going to heaven was more important to him than anything on earth, adding that he did not mind losing everything but his soul must meet with his maker on the last day. Ikpeazu spoke at the 2018 edition of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church Eastern Nigerian Union Conference on prayer, fasting and evangelism on Sunday in Aba. “You can have all kinds of problems. Sickness, wants, needs and challenges may come but know that all of them are designed to take your attention away from your redeemer who is coming soon,” he said. The President, SDA, West Central Africa Division, Pastor Elie Weick-Dido said the church...
Fulani Herdsmen : Ikpeazu Rejects Colony Proposal By Nigerian Government
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Fulani Herdsmen : Ikpeazu Rejects Colony Proposal By Nigerian Government

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has rejected the Federal Government’s proposal of establishing colonies for cattle herders in Abia State. Ikpeazu stated that Abia state will not cede any part of her territory to Fulani herdsman as colony for cattle. The governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Enyinnaya Appolos,said, ”We reject any plan to establish cattle colonies for herdsmen in Abia State. “We don’t have enough land for our agricultural activities and our people want more land. “Giving away any part of Abia land as a colony to herdsmen, wherever they may be from, will be most unjust and unfair treatment to Abia State and her people who are largely farmers. “Such alien land occupation will also cause unrest and crisis that may grow beyon...
WASSCE: Ikpeazu Congratulates Abia School Children, Vows To Prioritize Teachers Welfare
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WASSCE: Ikpeazu Congratulates Abia School Children, Vows To Prioritize Teachers Welfare

The Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has congratulated students of the state who wrote the 2017 West African School Certificate Examination for emerging as the overall best performers in the recently released result from the West African Examination Council. In a release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Enyinnaya Appolos, Ikpeazu applauded the students and their teachers for a job well done and vowed to prioritize the welfare of teachers within the state’s school system. Ikpeazu also called on the newly inaugurated state scholarship board to ensure that the best performing student from each of the 17 local government areas is given tertiary education scholarship to study in any school in Nigeria. He assured that his administration will continue to work hard to ensure that th...
Kano Will Lose Status Without Igbo, Others – Ganduje
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Kano Will Lose Status Without Igbo, Others – Ganduje

The Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, on Wednesday said Kano would not have risen to become a commercial nerve centre to reckon with without the presence of the Igbo and other ethnic nationalities. He also blamed the elite for the ongoing agitations by some sections of the country to secede. Ganduje made the comments when the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, visited him over the death of Danmasanin Kano, Alhaji Maitama Sule. On the elite, he said, “Sometimes, you can have knowledge without wisdom; that is the basis of what is happening to our present elite. That is why we have these ethnic agitations. It has no wisdom. “Your coming to Kano to console us tells a lot across the divide. It speaks much about the national integration we are trying to achieve.” H...
Invest In Abia, Get Land Title Documents In 24hrs — IKPEAZU
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Invest In Abia, Get Land Title Documents In 24hrs — IKPEAZU

ABA—ABIA State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has said that it takes only 24 hours for an interested investor to get a certificate of occupancy to any land in the state. Ikpeazu, who stated this in Aba while receiving the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, said Abia remains the most investor friendly state, boasting of an industrial area strategically located with guaranteed power and access to neighbouring states. The governor, who outlined some of the projects embarked upon by his administration, disclosed that the state has acquired a 9,000 hectare industrial layout with a certificate of occupancy which is available for investors interested in Aba. He said, “We have acquired a 9,000 hectare land with C of O, if you want an industry today; I have a place,...
Ikpeazu Donates Vans, Bikes To Police In Abia
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Ikpeazu Donates Vans, Bikes To Police In Abia

Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, today, Tuesday doinated five Hilux Vans and five Motorcycles to Abia Command of the Police in a bid to encourgae the Force to sustain its fight against crimes in the state. Ikpeazu who made the presentation when he received a delegation of the DIG, Valentine Ntomchukwu in the Executive Chambers of Government House, Umuahia, appealed to the gear up momentum in the fight against the now becoming rampant criminal activities in the state masterminded by mainly the young people. He also, promised his administration would begin the construction of the proposed Police building in Umuahia next month and would be completed in record time.
Orji Uzor Kalu’s 400-Room Mansion In Igbere, Abia State
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Orji Uzor Kalu’s 400-Room Mansion In Igbere, Abia State

Welcome to Camp Neya, the 400-room estate owned by former Abia state governor Orji Uzor Kalu. Named after his daughter Neya Uzor Kalu, the huge estate which comprises of several units of eye-popping buildings and other exotic structures was built in 1998 at Uzor Kalu’s home town of Igbere Bende LGA in Abia State. IGTV reports that Camp Neya which is in a world of it’s own houses over 400 rooms comprising: – over 36 jumbo sized sitting rooms – 12 room presidential lodge – Governors lodge for all the 36 states and FCT – A 5000 capacity conference hall – a banquet hall – a Karaoke hall – 22 Kitchens – 102 toilets – 76 Bathrooms – 187 bedrooms – a golf course – a foothball pitch – an olympic sized swimming pool – one indoor swimming pool – basket...
Ikpeazu Gives Toyota Siena To A Female Commercial Driver In Umuahia
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Ikpeazu Gives Toyota Siena To A Female Commercial Driver In Umuahia

Mrs Blessing Ekwueme, an indigene of Umuosu in Ubakala, Umuahia south LGA, is a female commercial driver operating daily from Aba to Umuahia. She drives a commercial vehicle owned by another person and must have been praying and working hard to own her own vehicle. Today God answered her prayers. To encourage her in her business, the Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has given her Toyota Siena of her own to continue in the business of her dream- transportation.
South East Governors Meet In Enugu, To Meet Buhari For Release Of Nnamdi Kanu
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South East Governors Meet In Enugu, To Meet Buhari For Release Of Nnamdi Kanu

South East Governors Forum Meeting: South East governors met at the Government House, Enugu yesterday & agreed to immediately meet with the various and appropriate authorities of federal presence to address the issues of IPOB, MASSOB, Nnamdi Kanu's detention, ecological problems of the South East, various water dams that have been abandoned in the zone, power and security challenges and other concerns of the people of the area. Presenting its communique after the meeting, the Chairman of the South East Governors Forum, His Excellency, Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi State noted that the governors are very committed to addressing these challenges, adding that action is already being taken in that regard. He also disclosed that the South East governors agreed to meet with all stakeho...
Nigeria Has No Business With China If Aba Is Developed – Osinbajo
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Nigeria Has No Business With China If Aba Is Developed – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has commended the economic drive of Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu in the buy Made-in-Nigeria goods campaigns, saying that Nigeria had no business with China if Aba was generally developed. Osinbajo also said Aba was “very strategic and important to the country in terms of manufacturing and production.” The Acting President spoke while receiving a delegation of some top functionaries of Abia State Government, Aba businessmen and industrialists led by Ikpeazu and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments, Okey Enalemah at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday. The meeting which dealt on the measures to fully realize the potentials of the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, SMEs in the country was a follow up to the launch of the Micro Sm...
Let Aba Produce NYSC Uniforms – Ikpeazu, Takes Samples To NYSC DG
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Let Aba Produce NYSC Uniforms – Ikpeazu, Takes Samples To NYSC DG

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has urged the management of the NYSC to give Aba tailors and shoe makers the chance to produce the complete NYSC uniform from the caps to the boots. Governor Ikpeazu made this request during his visit to the Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Sule Kazaure at the headquarters of the corps in Abuja yesterday. The Governor who has been on a series of economic diplomatic shuttles with a view to expanding and deepening the business potentials of Aba and Abia State told the DG that the Aba garment and leather industries are fully prepared, ready and able to deliver all the uniforms to be worn by corp members across the country. As a demonstration of his seriousness, the Governor presented the DG with samples of each of the components of t...
2019 : APC Woos PDP Governors
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2019 : APC Woos PDP Governors

There are strong indications that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is making serious efforts towards gaining more grounds in the South-East and South- South ahead of the 2019 general elections. The targets of the federal ruling party are some governors in the geo-political zones.The APC performed woefully in the two zones in the 2015 general elections, losing most of the areas, save for Imo State to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). That is in addition to Anambra State, which has been in the hands of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). To this end, New Telegraph gathered that top leaders of the party are dangling carrots of automatic re-election to some first term governors in the two zones. With the exception of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who has ...
Abia State Governor Personally Delivers Some Made in Aba Shoes Ex President Obasanjo Ordered
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Abia State Governor Personally Delivers Some Made in Aba Shoes Ex President Obasanjo Ordered

The former President was at a function in Lagos some weeks back and ordered some Made in Aba shoes. Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, personally delivered the shoes to Obasanjo at his home in Ogun state yesterday. More photos after the cut ... Speaking while delivering the goods, the Governor said: "Sir, you made an order for made in Aba shoes through me when we met last in Lagos two weeks ago, I am here today to deliver the shoes to you sir. These shoes, including the one I am wearing are made by our people in Aba. We want you to wear them and tell others about them. As promoters of made in Aba products, we have taken it upon ourselves to promote made in Aba goods by wearing them and by telling others about them." In his remarks, General Obasanjo said: "Governor, I can’t thank y...