Suspected hoodlums cause panic in Umuahia

There was tension in Umuahia, the Abia State capital following the invasion of suspected hoodlums enforcing the sit-at-home order in the city. Banks, filling stations and other business centres had opened for the day’s business while there were human and…

Hoodlums raze another INEC office

Hoodlums on Sunday night razed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State. According to a statement by National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee Festus Okoye, the burnt office was…

Gunmen kidnap 18 Kano traders in Kogi

Unknown gunmen in Kogi state have kidnapped 18 traders from Kano state who were on a commercial journey to Abia state. The victims, all from the popular Kantin Kwari textile market, were traveling to Aba in Abia state to buy…

Ikpeazu tests positive for COVID-19

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.  A statement by Commissioner for Information in the state, John Kalu, said the governor has since gone into isolation as is the standard practice and handed over to…

Policeman, kidnapper die in Abia shootout (Punch)

A police officer attached to the Anti-Robbery Squad of the Aba Area Command, Abia State, Anyanime Udobat, lost his life during a shootout with an alleged kidnapper on Wednesday. It was gathered that the incident happened in the Aro Ngwa…

Soldiers brutalise men wearing dreadlocks in Abia (Punch)

Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State, was on Saturday thrown into panic as masked soldiers reportedly arrested, flogged and shaved off the hair of young men wearing dreadlocks and those with bushy and tinted hair. It was gathered that…

INEC tenders final exhibits to Abia governorship election petition tribunal (Guardian)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday tendered its final exhibits to the Abia Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia. The exhibits were tendered by Counsel for INEC, Mr Emeka Eze, and they included forms EC8A and EC8B…

Ikpeazu dissolves cabinet, retains six commissioners (Punch)

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has dissolved the state executive council. Mr Enyinnaya Appolos, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, in a statement, said that six out of the 27 commissioners were not affected by the dissolution. He…

Abia owes health workers 13 months’ salaries — NMA (Punch)

The Nigerian Medical Association on Thursday said the Abia State Government owed doctors and other health workers at the Abia State Teaching Hospital up to 13 months’ salaries, while members of the state Hospital Management Board had not been paid…

My friend snatched taxi driver’s car at gunpoint –Suspect (Punch)

A suspected car thief, Joseph Sunday, arrested by the operatives of the Abia State Police Command, has confessed that one Alozie, now at large, reportedly robbed a taxi driver of his car at gunpoint. Sunday was arrested together with two…

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