• Abia governor to know fate at Appeal Court today

    Abia governor to know fate at Appeal Court today

    The appeal filed by Sir Friday Nwosu against the judgment of the Federal High Court, Owerri, which cleared Ikpeazu of allegations of submission of false information and forged tax documents, will today be heard by a five man panel at the Court of Appeal, sitting in Owerri.

    The appeal which was earlier slated to be heard on December 5 and 6 was brought back to  December 2.

    Our source also said judgment may be  delivered on the appeal today to allow parties […]

  • Abia Senator awards scholarships to 240 individuals

    Abia Senator awards scholarships to 240 individuals

    Senator representing Abia Central District, Theodore Orji, has expressed worry over the decreasing yearly budgetary allocations to Nigeria’s education sector as he described the sector as the most important.

    Orji said budgetary allocation to the sector dropped by N123, from N492 billion to N369 billion in 2016, adding that these allocations are less than the UNESCO recommendation of 26 per cent of education budget.

    Orji said: “It is imperative to prepare intellectuals who will proffer everlasting solution to Nigeria’s economic and political challenges and I want […]

  • Abia PDP loses treasurer

    Abia PDP loses treasurer

    According to reports reaching ADELOVE, Chief Steve Omoga, Treasurer of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State has died at the age of 58.

    Publicity Secretaryof the party, Chief Don Ubani, confirmed the development in a telephone interview on Thursday.

    Late Omoga reportedly slumped after playing lawn tennis at the Umuahia Sports Club on Wednesday evening and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia.

    One version of the report claimed that the deceased died on the way to the hospital, while the […]

  • Former Abia Governor Orji Kalu resigns from PPA

    Former Abia Governor Orji Kalu resigns from PPA

    Eminent businessman and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has resigned his membership of the Progressive Peoples Alliance.

    Kalu said he took the decision after wide consultations with political associates, followers, loyalists and well-wishers.

    This was contained in a letter personally signed by Kalu, dated November 14, 2016 and addressed to the National Chairman of the PPA.

    The letter, which was made available to the media on Tuesday, reads: “It is with a heavy heart and full of precious memories, […]

  • Crisis hits Abia APGA, chairman suspended

    Crisis hits Abia APGA, chairman suspended

    Crisis has hit the leadership of Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) with the State Working Committee (SWC) suspending the party’s state chairman, Rev Austin Ehiemere.

    The party anchored its reason on gross misconduct and violation of the party rules.

    The party’s secretary, Sunday Onukwubiri, who announced the suspension in Umuahia, said Ehiemere was alleged to be working against the directives of the national chairman of the party.

    According to Onukwubiri, the national chairman of the party had directed […]

  • Abia Governor Ikpeazu sues for peaceful, free, fair LG polls

    Abia Governor Ikpeazu sues for peaceful, free, fair LG polls

    Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has applauded various political parties in Abia State for their keen interest in the upcoming local government election slated for December 17, 2016.

    The governor particularly commended the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for conducting peaceful primaries across the state and urges winners and losers to continue to conduct themselves peacefully.

    The governor, who also received information on skirmishes witnessed at some locations condemned all acts of violence, regardless of the reason, as the […]

  • NJC clears Justice Abang of any wrongdoing in Abia, PDP judgements

    NJC clears Justice Abang of any wrongdoing in Abia, PDP judgements

    According to reports, the National Judicial Council has cleared Justice Okon Abang of any wrongdoing in the June 27 judgement against the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

    The NJC also said Mr. Abang did no wrong in his June 29 ruling where he endorsed a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, led by former Borno State Governor, Ali Sheriff, as authentic.

    In separate letters to four different petitioners who had written against Mr. Abang, the NJC said it found “no proof of […]

  • Abia: Appeal Court adjourns Nwosu, Ikpeazu suit indefinitely

    Abia: Appeal Court adjourns Nwosu, Ikpeazu suit indefinitely

    A five-man panel of the Court of Appeal, Owerri Division, hearing appeals on the tax forgery suit filed against Abia Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has  adjourned indefinitely.

    This appeal was to  determine  a pending  motion filed by Sir Friday Nwosu, which urged  the Supreme Court to take over the matter or order the panel to expeditiously determine it. Ruling on the suit, Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeal, Owerri, Justice R.C. Agbo told parties in the suit that he had to […]

  • Police nab 28-year-old ‘native doctor’ with human parts in Abia

    Police nab 28-year-old ‘native doctor’ with human parts in Abia

    According to reports, the Police in Abia State have arrested a 28-year-old man, who claimed to be a native doctor, for allegedly being in possession of some human parts.

    The Commissioner of Police in the state, Leye Oyebade, told newsmen in Umuahia on Tuesday that the suspect was arrested for “unlawful possession” of a human skull and bone.

    Oyebade said that the suspect was arrested in his home in Olokoro, in Umuahia South Local Government Area of the state, following a tip-off […]

  • Soldiers seize 50,000 litres of stolen crude oil in Abia

    Soldiers seize 50,000 litres of stolen crude oil in Abia

    Soldiers of the 14 Brigade, Ohafia, stationed at Owaza, Ukwa West Council area, Abia state, have recovered a truck with 50,000 litres of stolen crude oil at Umuebulengwu community.

    It was gathered that the oil thieves had loaded the truck with Registration number, XD 531 KHE, at the river bank in Ohando community from where they abandoned it at Umuebulengwu area.

    Conducting newsmen round the area, Commanding Officer, 14 Brigade Ohafia, Brigadier General Lawrence Fejokwu, displayed a storage tank, wooden boats and […]

  • Kidnap suspect in police net after collecting ransom in Abia

    Kidnap suspect in police net after collecting ransom in Abia

    Operatives of the Abia Police Command have arrested a kidnap suspect identified as Ugochukwu Nwafor after he reportedly collected a ransom of N2m deposited in a Sport Utility Vehicle along Ibeku Ngwa axis of Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway.

    It was learnt that the suspect had earlier sent a threat through text message to one Mr. Silas Kanu on his GSM number from another mobile phone, demanding N2m from him or else, he would face the risk of being kidnapped.

    Worried about the development, […]