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Abia LGA Poll: Aspirants Reject Exercise On Christmas Eve; High Fee By ABSIEC


By Ignatius Okpara ABIA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Candidates of various political parties in the forthcoming local government election in Abia state, have rejected the Christmas Eve date, fixed by the state Independent National Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) for the bye-election. The parties’ flag bearers insisted that the 24th December date for the exercise is unacceptable […]

Abia: Court Reserves Ruling On Gov. Ikpeazu’s Appeal


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Court of Appeal, Abuja Division has reserved judgment on the appeal brought before it by Abia State Governor Okozie Ikpeazu. The ongoing legal tussle started when on June 27, 2016 Justice Abang Okon of a Federal High court sitting in Abuja, sacked the Governor for filling […]

Abia: Justice Abang Declines Ruling On Ikpeazu’s Stay Of Execution Application


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Okong Abang of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has declined in giving judgment on a stay of execution suit before him, on the earlier sack ruling he delivered on Abia State Governor, Okozie Ikpeazu. In his ruling Friday, Justice Abang directed the plaintiff, Governor […]

Abia PDP Chieftains Groan, Accuse Governor Ikpeazu Of Marginalization, neglect

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu

By Ignatius Okpara, Umuahia Crisis is brewing in the Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over alleged marginalization and neglect of members by Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu. AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered that some members of the State Working Committee (SWC) and party stalwarts are embittered with the Governor, who they accused of tactically […]

Bayelsa Polls: Lawyers Seek Probe of Military Involvement in Electoral Malpractice


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – civil rights organisation, Lawyers in Defence of Democracy, has asked the Federal Government to investigate the alleged role of security agencies, particularly the military “in the whole episode of electoral corruption in Southern Ijaw” during the Bayelsa State governorship election. Such investigation, it advised, must also look at the role […]

Abia Election Tribunal Upholds Ikpeazu’s Victory

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu Tuesday recorded victory at the State’s Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, the state capital, as his election has been upheld by the lower court. Ikpeazu is the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), while one of his main challengers and petitioner, is Mr. Alex Otti of […]

Tailor Stabs Colleague To Death With Scissors in Abia


BY IGNATIUS OKPARA, Umuahia – The entire Umuwaya area of Umuahia, the  Abia State capital was thrown into tension and mourning friday,as a young vibrant tailor, Mr. Anthony Kalu, was stabbed to death with Scissors by his colleague, identified as John Iheanyi. The ugly incident AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered, took place at No 39, Kaduna Street, […]

Governor Orji Sacks his Chief Press Secretary

Gov. Theodore-Orji, Abia State

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Abia State Governor, Theodore Ahamafula Orji, has sacked his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Mr. Ugo Emezue. The former CPS, was relieved of his job on Wednesday by the state chief executive through an announcement made by the Chief of Staff to the governor, Chief Cosmos Ndukwe. However, reasons for Mr Emezue’s sack […]

Aba Council Boss Scores Gov. Orji’s Administration High On Sanitation

Governor, Theodore Orji of Abia State

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu The Transition Committee Chairman of Aba North local government of Abia state, Barr. Chizuru Kanu has applauded the state Governor, Theodore Orji for his support to the State Environment Protection Agency (ASEPA). Speaking with newsmen Tuesday in Aba, Kanu, noted that the governor’s vision in creating the Aba zone of the agency […]

Kidnappers free Abia Commissioner’s Wife

Nigeria's police boss, MD Abubakar

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Wife of the Abia state Commissioner for Sports, Evangelist Esther Chigbu, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on the 8th of October, 2013 and eve of her husband’s swearing in by Gov. Theodore Orji, was on monday freed by her abductors. A close source to the police in the area disclosed to […]

Abia, Imo Clash over Okorocha’s Planned Birthday Bash in Aba

Gov. Theodore-Orji, Abia State

The African Examiner, Abia State Government has declared that it will not be drawn into unnecessary matters with Imo state government over mundane issue that has to do with the purported birthday event of Gov. Rochas Okorocha in Aba. Ugochukwu Emezue Chief Press Secretary to the Abia state Governor in a statement made it clear […]

Your Assignment Will Be Challenging, Gov Orji Warns New Commissioners

Cross section of the newly sworn-in Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries taking their oath of office during the swearing-in ceremony in Umuahia: Photo: Ibeabuchi Abarikwu

The African Examiner Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji has urged the newly appointed commissioners in the state to ensure that they provide fresh ideas and a new drive to facilitate the realisation of his administration’s legacy projects across the state. The governor said it is expected that they come up with new insights and […]

Orji building sustainable economic foundation for Abians

Nnaji Obed Asiegbu, Special Assistant on e-Governance and Strategy to Abia State Governor

By Nnaji Obed  Asiegbu The onus of developing Abia State lies on her citizens and that is why His Excellency, Governor Theodore Orji in his Independence Day speech urged all Abians to support his administration’s effort at bequeathing an enduring legacy for future generations. Governor Orji through his legacy projects in the State is seeking […]

Abia State Govt Hands over Subsidized Bus Scheme To Public

Gov. T A Orji during the presentation of subsidized bus scheme to members of the public

The African Examiner, As part of effort to make life easy for traders relocating into the new Umuahia main market Umuahia, the State government has handed over four brand new coaster buses to the transport committee of the market for easy transportation to and fro the market. Handing over the buses to the chairman of […]

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