Abia State

  • General NewsDeputy President of Senate mourns ex-Abia governor

    Deputy President of Senate mourns ex-Abia governor

    The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Barau Jibrin, has condoled with the family of Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu,the first civilian Governor of Abia, who died on Thursday. Barau said this in a condolences message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Ismail Mudashir, in Abuja on Thursday. He said that Onu was a consummate patriot who served his…

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  • General NewsObi mourns late Ogbonnaya Onu

    Obi mourns late Ogbonnaya Onu

    Mr. Peter Obi, the 2023 Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has mourned the passing of Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, former Minister of Science and Technology. Obi stated this in a condolences message, signed by his media aide, Mr. Victor Obienyem, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Onitsha. He described Onu’s death as a “significant loss to the…

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  • General NewsTinubu mourns former minister, Ogbonnaya Onu

    Tinubu mourns former minister, Ogbonnaya Onu

    President Bola Tinubu has expressed his deepest condolences to the Onu family over the passing of Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, who died on Thursday at 72. This is contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Thursday in Abuja. “The President mourns the first civilian governor of Abia State, a former…

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  • General NewsAnambra residents mourn former Abia governor, Ogbonnaya Onu

    Anambra residents mourn former Abia governor, Ogbonnaya Onu

    Some Anambra residents have expressed shock at the demise of the first civilian governor of Abia State and former Minister of Science and Technology under former President Muhammadu’s administration, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Onu died at a hospital in Abuja on Thursday after an undisclosed illness. Some residents told NAN in Awka on…

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  • General NewsOrji Kalu mourns Ogbonnaya Onu, says he was consummate politician, selfless philanthropist

    Orji Kalu mourns Ogbonnaya Onu, says he was consummate politician, selfless philanthropist

    A former Abia governor, Sen. Orji Kalu, has expressed sadness over the passing of the first civilian governor of the state, Dr. Ogbannaya Onu. Kalu, in a condolence message issued by his media office in Abakaliki, described Onu, a frontline politician, author, engineer, and former Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, as a nationalist with passion for the unity and…

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  • AgricultureNALDA distributes agricultural inputs in Abia, Kebbi, Yobe

    NALDA distributes agricultural inputs in Abia, Kebbi, Yobe

    The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has distributed agricultural inputs to farmers in Abia, Kebbi, and Yobe. The Executive Secretary of the agency, Mr. Paul Ikonne, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He said the inputs were aimed at assisting farmers to maximise crop cultivation for improved yields and increased food production. He said that…

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  • DefenceNSCDC dismantles illegal oil bunkering site, impounds boats

    NSCDC dismantles illegal oil bunkering site, impounds boats

    The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has dismantled an illegal oil bunkering site at Inhandu Community of Ukwa East Local Government Area in Abia State. The Corps Public Relations Officer (CPRO), Mr. Babawale Afolabi, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Afolabi said that a large local pour-put boat for conveying locally refined petroleum products…

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  • SportsWe’ve developed comprehensive programme to boost rural sports – Otti

    We’ve developed comprehensive programme to boost rural sports – Otti

    Gov. Alex Otti of Abia said on Friday that his administration has evolved a comprehensive programme to boost grassroots sports in the state. Otti said this during the kick-off ceremony of the maiden edition of the Abia Governor’s Secondary Schools Unity Games at the Umuahia Township Stadium. The governor said that the programme would involve the development of sports infrastructure,…

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  • AgricultureWe‘ve planted 3000 trees in Abia communities–LIFE-ND coordinator

    We‘ve planted 3000 trees in Abia communities–LIFE-ND coordinator

    The Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise for Niger Delta (LIFE-ND) says it has planted over 3000 stands of economic trees across communities in Abia. The State Project Coordinator, LIFE-ND, Dr. Uchenna Onyeizu, spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia on Thursday in commemoration of World Forestry Day, also known as the International Day of Forests. World Forestry Day…

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  • General NewsOtti commissions 30-km Arochukwu-Ndiokereke-Okobo-Ozuabam Road for rehabilitation

    Otti commissions 30-km Arochukwu-Ndiokereke-Okobo-Ozuabam Road for rehabilitation

    Gov. Alex Otti of Abia, on Wednesday, formally commissioned the 30-kilometer Arochukwu-Ndiokereke-Okobo-Ozuabam Road for rehabilitation. In a speech at the ceremony held at Amuvi, Arochukwu Local Government Area (LGA), Otti said that the project indicated the government’s commitment to improving the living conditions of its citizens. He said that the state government was intentional about rehabilitating the economically viable roads…

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  • General NewsFood crisis: Otti urges leaders to embrace technology

    Food crisis: Otti urges leaders to embrace technology

    Gov. Alex Otti of Abia has advised Nigerian leaders to urgently devise strategies to migrate from food deficit to food sufficiency to avert impending food crisis in the country Otti advised on Thursday at the National Root Crop Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Umuahia, during the 2024 edition of the institute’s Annual Research Review and Planning Workshop. Otti was represented at…

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  • judiciaryAlleged N7.6bn fraud: Appeal Court strikes out FG’s bid to retry Sen Orji Kalu

    Alleged N7.6bn fraud: Appeal Court strikes out FG’s bid to retry Sen. Orji Kalu

    The Court of Appeal in Abuja has struck out the bid by the Federal Government to begin fresh prosecution of former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, in the N7.6 billion fraud and money laundering case brought against him. The appellate court threw away the government’s move in a judgment delivered in Abuja by Justice Joseph Oyewole on Wednesday. Oyewole held…

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  • PoliticsGov.Otti, Abia indigenes, eulogise new Supreme Court Justice Uwa

    Gov.Otti, Abia indigenes, eulogise new Supreme Court Justice Uwa

    Gov. Alex Otti of Abia State has attributed the elevation of Justice Chidiebere Uwa as Justice of the Supreme Court to her sterling performance and qualities in the discharge of her responsibilities. Otti said this at a dinner in honour of Uwa in Abuja. The event was organised by “Ama-Ala Abia,”  a sociocultural group of Abia indigenes based in Abuja.…

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  • economyAba IPP assures of reliable power supply by March

    Aba IPP assures of reliable power supply by March

    The Aba Independent Power Project (IPP), Geometric Power Limited (GPAL), a generating and distribution company, has assured that it will provide reliable power supply to Aba Ring-Fenced Area (RFA) by the third week of March 2024. Prof. Barth Nnaji, the Chief Executive Officer of Aba Independent Power Project (IPP) Geometric Power Limited, gave the assurance on Friday at a media…

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  • NEWSGov. Otti highlights importance of job creation in stimulating economic growth

    Gov. Otti highlights importance of job creation in stimulating economic growth

    Gov. Alex Otti of Abia has emphasised  the significance of the government’s intervention in stimulating economic growth through increased job creation in the south-east geopolitical zone. Otti spoke when he met with the Joint Body of the South East Council of Traditional Rulers and representatives of Igbo Archbishops and Bishops in Nvosi, Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area, on Friday.…

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  • NEWSSEDC: Traditional ruler calls for govt’s adequate funding, monitoring of proposed SEDC

    SEDC: Traditional ruler calls for govt’s adequate funding, monitoring of proposed SEDC

    Eze Ikwunna Ukwu, traditional ruler of Etiti-Ugwueke, Abia State, on Friday called for adequate funding and strict monitoring of the fiscal administration of the proposed South East Development Commission (SEDC) when it is established. He said this would ensure efficiency and accountability. The Senate recently read the SEDC Bill for the third time, waiting for its presidential assent. SEDC is…

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  • Arts & Culture

    Unubiko Foundation hands over renovated school, court, others to Community

    In line with its objective of promoting infrastructure development in communities as well as in promoting justice and peace, the Unubiko Foundation will this Tuesday hand over the renovated Amaelu-Abam Customary Court to the community. In addition, on December 25, 2022, the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Atan-Abam; the Atan-Abam Women Development Centre and the renovated Ovukwu Abam Secondary School, Atan-Abam,…

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