Tuesday, February 16, 2021



Alleged sodomy: NAPTIP arrests teacher for assaulting 2 boys in Kano

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, has arrested a 35-year-old teacher, Ibrahim Mohammed, of Unguwar Kadawa Quarters Kano for allegedly sodomising two under-aged boys.

COVID-19: Ikpeazu announces discharge of one index case in Abia

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Friday announced the recovery and discharge of one of the two index cases in the state.

COVID-19: Abia Govt extends lockdown indefinitely

Abia government on Friday announced an indefinite extension of the ongoing lockdown in the state, which will commence from April 20, as part of its effort to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak in Abia.

Group berates Senate, says its wrong for Kalu to retain seat in prison

The Global Centre for Conscious Living Against Corruption, on Thursday, aid that it was morally wrong for the Senate to allow its Chief Whip, Orji Kalu who bagged a 12-year jail term to continue to represent Abia North Senatorial District from prison.

ABU develops new insect-resistant seed for beans production

The Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria’s Institute for Agricultural Research has developed a new variety of seed that resists 'Moruka Testulalis, an insect that affects the growth of cowpea (beans).

NAHCON concludes airlift of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

The last batch of intending Nigerian pilgrims for the 2019 pilgrimage has departed Abuja on Flynas XY5821 to Saudi Arabia with 301 pilgrims on Tuesday.

Anchor Borrowers: decry We cannot access funds, Abia rice farmers cry out

Rice farmers in Abia have expressed dismay over their inability to access fund  under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) established by the Central Bank of Nigeria’s, CBN.

Tribunal: Ikpeazu to open defence July 29

Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu will open his defence before the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia on July 29. The Justice Lekan Ogunmoye-led...

Presidency says Buhari gets key endorsements in South-East

President Buhari who kicked off a two-State campaign tour of Abia and Imo on Tuesday got two critical endorsements for his second term bid.

How Nigerian airport cleaner turned wealthy pastor 

Founder of Omega Power Ministry, OPM, Worldwide, Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, has revealed the secret behind his success after working as an airport cleaner, security man and a recharge card vendor.

Nigeria appoints new justice into Supreme Court, 5 chief judges for states

The National Judicial Council, NJC, on Friday announced the appointment of a justice of the Supreme Court and chief judges for Abia, Benue, Ogun,...

I am a politician with a clean record – Bafarawa

A frontline presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Attahiru Bafarawa, said he left N13 billion in the Sokoto State Government’s treasury after...

8.2m pupils covered by Buhari’s school feeding programme – Presidency

A statement issued by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President in Abuja on Wednesday said the target of 5.5 million pupils was reached last year.

Former Abia commissioner defects to APC

A former Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Abia, Anthony Agbazuere has left the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr...

Night market: NAFDAC confiscates over N5m worth of products in Abia

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Abia State office, confiscated food and drug products worth over N5 million between October...

Abia unrest: Jonathan preaches peace, restraint

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has called for peaceful coexistence and restraint on all sides in the on-going crisis ignited by the push by some...

Senate to meet security chiefs over Abia, Plateau tensions

The President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki has urged all Nigerians to maintain peace and avoid statements or actions that can threaten the...

IPOB members to face murder charges – Police commissioner

The new Police Commissioner in Abia state, Anthony Ogbizi, has said that suspected members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, recently arrested, would be...

Abia: Army examines assaults on social media videos

The Nigerian Army says it is investigating a video being circulated on the social media, which shows Army personnel assaulting some civilians. Channels Television cannot...

Osinbajo orders 24-hour power supply to Ariaria Market

The acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, has directed the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to ensure that Ariaria Market in Aba in Abia...

Osinbajo to South East leaders: Shun tit-for-tat

The acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday met with Southeast governors and other leaders of thought from the region and urged them not to...

2017 budget contains massive road, railway projects – Dogara

Massive infrastructural developmental projects will commence as soon as the presidency signs the 2017 Appropriations bill into law, Speaker of the House of Representatives,...

Senate summons Amaechi for excluding South East in rail projects

The Senate has summoned the minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, to explain why the eastern corridor of the country’s rail lines was excluded from...

Supreme Court affirms Gov. Ikpeazu’s victory

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the election of Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as governor of Abia. Delivering the judgment, Justice...

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