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June 21, 2018

Quit notice: Don’t panic, we are monitoring situation in the North – South-East Governors

South-East Governors on Monday re-assured Ndigbo residing in different parts of the country of their safety.   The Governors, who met in Enugu said they were in constant touch with the Northern Governors over the October 1 ultimatum issued to Igbos in the area. Chairman of the Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, who read the communique issued after the meeting, said the position of the Northern governors was commendable.   “Ohanaeze Ndigbo briefed us and of course we have been in touch with the federal government; we have also been in constant touch with our colleagues in the…

Why I was impeached – Abia Ex-Speaker, Martins Azubuike

Six days after being ousted from office, Martins Azubuike, ‘former Speaker of Abia House of Assembly, said his uprightness cost him the job. Azubuike, who made the disclosure at a reception by his community Umunneato-Ngwa, said he was impeached because he refused to consent to sharing of funds meant for projects. “I chose to deploy available funds to projects and not sharing it among members. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the group comprises three sister-local government areas of Osisioma Ngwa, Isiala Ngwa North and Isiala Ngwa South of the state. He told the audience that he committed no…

Aba can be the Japan of West Africa – Odenigbo Lecturer

Soon, all roads will be leading to the Enyimba City for made-in-Aba Products – shoes, handbags, belts, and a lot more. Additionally, the army, police, navy and other uniformed forces can, once again, look to Aba rather than China for their paraphernalia. This is because Aba’s electricity woes is nearly at an end and this has raised hopes that the creative City will bounce back as the industrial hub of the South-East, Nigeria’s success story and Africa’s Japan. This disclosure was made at this year’s Odenigbo lecture  “Nkuzi Odenigbo” delivered by Former Minister of Power Prof. Barth Nnaji, a Professor…

Stop using projects as excuse for non-payment of salaries, pension – Workers tell Ikpeazu

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Abia, yesterday urged the state government to settle workers’ salary arrears. A communiqué issued by the State Chairman, Comrade Uchenna Obigwe and the acting Secretary, Comrade John Onaga, after the state executive council meeting, in Umuahia, warned Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to stop using projects embarked upon by his administration “as a hindrance to pay workers’ salaries”. It said “Abia workers are currently passing through hard times due to non-payment of salaries”, calling on the Governor to “as a matter of urgency, address the issue of pension arrears owed to pensioners in the State which…

South East Governors, others, meet over Pro-Biafra protests

As Pro-Biafra demonstrations erupt in many parts of the South East, Governors, Ministers, National Assembly Members and Religious Leaders from geopolitical zone have decided to put heads together, quickly, before things get out of hand. An emergency meeting of major stakeholders, including traditional rulers and Ohaneze Ndigbo  would be convened at Enugu, today, (Sunday) with the aim of looking into the activities of the protesters whose recent demonstrations had nearly paralysed businesses in the zone. Briefing journalists shortly after a closed-door meeting of South East Governors, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, said he and his colleagues were concerned about the…

Abia guber: PDP wins, APGA rejects result

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, the winner of the governorship election in Abia State. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Ikpazu polled 264,713 votes to defeat the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Alex Otti, who polled 180,882 votes at the end of the re-run election in nine local government areas, April 25. Supplementary, election was fixed after the Returning Officer, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, declared the April 11 governorship poll in the state in conclusive. Ikpeazu hails from Obingwa…

Rochas Okorochas declared winner in Imo Guber rerun poll as PDP takes Abia State

Okorocha secured 416, 996 votes to beat the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Emeka Ihedioha, Deputy Speaker who polled 320, 705. The Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha retains his seat for another four years as he won the governorship rerun election on Saturday, April 25 under the aegis of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Okorocha secured 416, 996 votes to trump the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Emeka Ihedioha, Deputy Speaker who polled 320, 705. However,  the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu beat All Progessives Grand Alliance (APGA) aspirant Dr. Alex Otti with…