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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...
Supreme Court Upholds Okowa, Ikpeazu, Bello, Ishaku’s Elections
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Supreme Court Upholds Okowa, Ikpeazu, Bello, Ishaku’s Elections

Share The Supreme Court wednesday upheld the elections of four governors, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia State), Chief Darius Ishaku (Taraba State) and Alhaji Abubakar Bello (Niger State). The apex court in unanimous decisions in the different appeals against the governors’ elections, held that appellants failed to substantiate claims of irregularities and electoral malpractices against the declaration of the governors as winners of the March 9 governorship election in their respective states. The Supreme Court in arriving at its decisions in the various appeals held that it could only interfere in the decisions of the lower courts when it was able to establish that such judgments were perversed or occasioned...
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...
Ill-Health Stalls Metuh’s Trial
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Ill-Health Stalls Metuh’s Trial

The trial of former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Olisa Metuh, was stalled on Monday at the Federal High Court, Abuja, due to his ill–health. Metuh, who is standing trial alongside his company, Destra Investment Limited, was not in court, as Mr Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), his counsel told the court that his client was on admission at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Hospital. Ikpeazu, also presented a letter written to that effect by Dr O.C Ekwuegwu. He prayed the court for an adjournment to enable his client heal so that he would be fit enough to attend his trial. Counsel to EFCC, Sylvanus Tahir, argued that the application was a ploy to further delay the case. He, however, said that he conceded to an adjournment even though reluctantly and asked the cou...
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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...
I’ve ordered Ex-President Jonathan To Appear In Court Wednesday – Justice Okon Abang
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I’ve ordered Ex-President Jonathan To Appear In Court Wednesday – Justice Okon Abang

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday confirmed that he had signed a subpoena compelling former President Goodluck Jonathan to appear in court on Wednesday to testify in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh. This confirms the story published on Tuesday that the judge signed the subpoena to be served on Jonathan after retiring back to chambers at the end of Monday’s proceedings. The judge confirmed this on Tuesday during the resumed trial of Metuh and his company, Destra Investments Limited, on seven counts of money laundering involving alleged cash transaction of $2m and fraudulent receipt of N400m meant for procurement of arms from the Office of the National Security Adviser. ‎Confirming the summo...
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu Lifts Curfew In Aba
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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu Lifts Curfew In Aba

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has lifted the 10p.m. to 6a.m. curfew imposed on Aba on September 12, as a result of improved security situation in the commercial city. Governor Ikpeazu, via a statement issued in Umuahia, on Wednesday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Enyinnaya Appolos, commended Aba residents for compliance during the period the curfew lasted.  The governor commended the residents of Aba for complying with the curfew order and urged them to remain law abiding in order to ensure lasting peace in the city.He thanked security agencies for their efforts during the period the curfew lasted and protection of lives and property in Aba. The Abia State Government imposed the dusk-to-dawn curfew, following clashes between some members of pro-Biafra group and the milit...
Ikpeazu, Amaechi, Dakuku, Others Suggest Ways Out Of Growing Poverty
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Ikpeazu, Amaechi, Dakuku, Others Suggest Ways Out Of Growing Poverty

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, yesterday agreed on the need for the federal government to grow the socio-economic life of the nation by diversifying the economy. They spoke in Abuja at a symposium titled “The new economy and its impact on the less privileged citizens’ put together by The Osasu Show (TOS), a television programme anchored by Miss Osasu Igbinedion. Contributing to a discussion on ending poverty and bridging the inequalities gap through infrastructure development and social protection mechanisms, Governor Ikpeazu said the greatest problem in Nigeria was social mobilisation and social engineering. He regr...
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...
Maitama Sule Was A Stabilizing Influence – Ikpeazu
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Maitama Sule Was A Stabilizing Influence – Ikpeazu

The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has described the late Alhaji Maitama Sule as a major stabilizing influence in Nigeria, stressing that the late Ambassador will surely be missed. In a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Enyinnaya Appolos, Governor Ikpeazu condoled his Kano State counterpart, Alhaji Umar Ganduje, the emirate council and people of Kano State on the death of the frontline nationalist and statesman. He said: “Alhaji Sule was a major stabilizing influence in Nigeria. We will surely miss him at this time but give God thanks for allowing us share same space with him for 88 years. “On behalf of myself and the good people of Abia State, I pray that God will grant the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the loss.”
Ikuku Regrets Making Ikpeazu Governor
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Ikuku Regrets Making Ikpeazu Governor

IKUKU BRAWL INSIDE, AS HE REGRETS MAKING IKPEAZU GOVERNOR ------------------------------- Since after our report yesterday of the grand plan by Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu to abandon PDP and cross carpet to APC, a move which is still on going, more revelation has come pointing to the fact that Hon. Engr. Chinedum Orji alias Ikuku is deeply regretting making Gov. Ikpeazu governor. It is no longer news that Ikuku was the one that pressured his father Senator T.A Orji to accept the then Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu as the gubernatorial candidate of PDP in 2014, but it seems the relationship has turned bitter/sweet and may finally explode soon. Abia Facts Newspaper learnt that despite the face value smiles, deep down Ikuku is brawling and regretting his actions in 2014. The deep down anger of Ikuku i...
Abia State: Ikpeazu And Ogah Know Fate Today
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Abia State: Ikpeazu And Ogah Know Fate Today

The Lingering legal tussle between Abia State incumbent governor, Okezie Ikpeazu and his Challenger, Uchechukwu Ogah is expected to come to an end today. The Supreme court is set to deliver its judgement. Please people monitoring this as it happens should keep us updated as the matter proceeds in court. The legal battle between Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu and Uche Ogah will come to an end today at the Supreme Court after two years. The issues The subject matter between the duo who are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was the governorship primary election conducted on December 8, 2014. The declared result of the said primary was as follows: Iheanacho Okezie, 1 vote; Marc Wabara, 3 votes; Okey Emuchay, 3 votes; Ikpeazu Okezie, 487 votes; F.N. Nwosu, 5 votes; Uc...
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.
Ikpeazu’s Men Fight Dirty Over Demoted Headmistress
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Ikpeazu’s Men Fight Dirty Over Demoted Headmistress

A verbal war has ensued in the political camp of the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, over the recent demotion of a headmistress to classroom teacher by the state government. The headmistress of a primary school at Amaetiti Asaga Ohafia, in Ohafia Local Government Area, located in the Abia-North Senatorial District, Mrs. Maryellen Ezichi, was reportedly demoted to a classroom teacher for demanding the payment of the backlog of salary arrears owed teachers when the wife of the governor, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu, visited the school to inaugurate the government’s free meal programme. The first salvo was reportedly fired on Monday by Don Ubani, Gov. Ikpeazu’s kinsman from Abia-North and the Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abia State, who accused the governor’s appo...
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...
Court Rejects Metuh’s Bid To Call Dasuki As Witness
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Court Rejects Metuh’s Bid To Call Dasuki As Witness

ABUJA – The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, refused to summon the detained ex-National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, retd, to explain why he gave N400million to former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, prior to the 2015 presidential election Trial Justice Okon Abang dismissed as lacking in merit, the request which Metuh filed through his lawyer, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN. Metuh is answering to a seven-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him and his firm, Destra Investment Limited. The anti-graft agency alleged that the defendants had before the election, received N400million from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, without executing any contract. It said the fund wh...