More than 500 beneficiaries of Onyejeocha medical outreach laud minister 

December 22, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The ongoing 5-day free medical and surgical outreach sponsored by Barr. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, the Minister (State) of Labour and Employment, has been lauded as a model of altruism by well-intentioned Nigerians and Abians.  The 16th edition of the initiative which was flagged off Thursday, has so far seen over 500 individuals struggling with various health challenges benefitted from the initiative.  Read More

As Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha celebrates a life of courage, compassion, purposeful leadership, by Nnenna Agbai

November 23, 2023 Nnenna Agbai 0

On this auspicious day, as her family, well wishers, associates, and aides gather to honour the exceptional life and accomplishments of the esteemed Honourable Barrister Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, the Minister (State) for Labour and Employment, we are enveloped by echoes of admiration and reverence for an indisputably woman of substance, a courageous politician, and a personality of outstanding repute. Hon. Onyejeocha’s Read More

Obi ‘s campaign director, Yesufu knocks Otti for ‘lavishing N927m on refreshments, others’

November 21, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A human rights activist and presidential campaign director of the Laboured Party in 2023 election, Aisha Yesufu has knocked Governor Alex Otti of Abia state over huge amount his government claimed it spent within three months on refreshments, meals, settlement of honorarium, allowances, and welfare packages. Yesufu warned that business as usual in governance could never be the way to Read More

Abia government speaks on ‘spending 1bn on meals’

November 21, 2023 Admin III 0

Abia state government has said the office of the governor did not spend close to N1 billion on feeding and welfare in the third quarter period, as reported on some social media platforms. A press statement signed by Kazie Uko, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Alex Otti, explained that it has only spent a total of N223,389,889.84 on Read More

Ex-Abia governor to Onyejocha: Allow Kalu to work for Nigerians

October 25, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Acting governor of Abia State, Rt. Hon. Stanley Ugochukwu Ohajuruka has counseled the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejocha to take the path of honour and peace and allow the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu to work for Nigerians.  Ohajuruka who spoke with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday Read More

Kalu: Abia group accuses Labour minister of ‘fighting every APC leader’

October 25, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Abia Youths Coalition Movement has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to immediately sack the minister of labour and employment, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejocha for allegedly “showing ingratitude.” In a statement signed by the President of the Movement, Mr. Chibuzor Agbara and made available to journalists in Abuja Wednesday, the Youths described the minister as a confusionist who is fighting everything Read More

Appointment of proposed ‘Mayor of Aba’ unconstitutional, aberration, indigenes warn Alex Otti 

October 20, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The umbrella body of the 24 indigenous communities of Aba North and Aba South, in Abia state on the aegis of Indigenous People of Aba Ngwa, has warned the state governor, Alex Otti,  over his proposed proposed appointment of a ‘Mayor of Aba’, describing the move as “not only unconstitutional, but also an aberration.” The Aba indigenes also said that Read More

Don’t set Abia on fire, ex-Commissioner warns Otti over appointment of non-indigene as Aba city mayor

October 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The immediate-past Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Abia state, Chief Eze Chikamnayo, Esq, has cautioned the incumbent state governor, Alex Otti, against acts and comments that could set the state on fire. Chief Chikamnayo was reacting to comment credited to Governor Otti regarding appointment of a non-indigene as the Mayor of Aba City. In the report, Alex Otti announced Read More

Breaking: Tribunal upholds Otti’s victory as Abia governor

October 6, 2023 Admin III 0

The Abia State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia has upheld the victory of Governor Alex Otti. This came after the it struck out the petition filed by the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Okey Ahiwe for lacking in merit. Okey and his party had filed a petition seeking for the removal of Otti as the state governor Read More

Insecurity: Deliver Abia tribunal judgments via Zoom, anti-terror Coalition tells CJN

October 2, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the increasing activities of secessionist groups in the South-east, Nigeria’s anti-terror group, the National Coalition Against Terrorism (NCAT) has asked the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Olukayode Ariwoola to immediately direct election appeal tribunals in Abia State, especially to deliver their judgments electronically. According to the coalition, there is need to ensure the safety of justices on such Read More

Alex Otti must apologise over ‘unwarranted attack’ on Aba Anglican Church’s leadership, says PDP

September 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Abia state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has described as ‘improper, unwarranted and unacceptable’ alleged attack by the state governor on the leadership of the Anglican Church of Aba Diocese. The opposition party was reacting to Alex Otti administration’s response to the Church advice contained in a communique issued after its 17th Synod which advised it to fix Read More

Abia is now hostile, by Chibuike Godwin Onyendilefu 

September 5, 2023 Chibuike Godwin Onyendilefu  0

No regime can within its constitutionally allowed tenure, address all the issues of a state, no matter how skilled and benevolent it is. The imperative of allowing periodic elections  in any democratic space is to ensure that fresh ideas and energy are brought to push further the frontiers of democratic deliverables for the overall benefit of the citizens  Accordingly, every Read More

Abia elections: Igbokwe distances self from petition against Reps’ deputy speaker, Kalu

August 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Action Alliance candidate for Bende federal constituency, Abia State in the February 2023 general elections, Ifeanyi Igbokwe has distanced himself from the ill-fated struggle to upturn the victory of the deputy speaker, Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu at the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting at Umuahia, the State capital. Appearing on a Radio programme on Rapid FM in Umuahia after Read More

Abia APC in dilemma over replacement of NWC vacant position 

August 12, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Abia state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is currently in dilemma over the choice of person to replace the late National Welfare Officer of the party, Barrister Friday Nwosu. The development is coming even as some stakeholders of the party faulted non-compliance with party constitution in the names so far submitted as replacement. It was gathered that Read More

In Abia, Alex Otti inaugurates new commissioners, strikes crucial warning

July 7, 2023 Admin III 0

Abia state governor, Alex Otti, on Friday, warned the newly appointed commissioners against corruption and non performance. The governor during the swearing in of the commissioners at the government house charged them to place the interest of the state above every other consideration, adding that they should have no excuse for failure. “You have not been appointed to represent the Read More

Otti parades big stick, announces suspension of top government officials in Abia

June 30, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Abia state governor, Alex Otti, has issued a directive for the immediate suspension of permanent secretaries across Ministries, Agencies, and Departments (MDAs). This was disclosed in a statement by the governor’s chief press secretary, Katie Oko on Thursday. The statement further highlighted that the Head of Service has also been placed on suspension. The statement reads, “Following the inauguration of Read More

My plans for Abia Warriors – New Club Chairman

June 28, 2023 Admin III 0

Newly appointed Acting Chairman of Abia Warriors Football Club, Innocent Oweh, has told sports journalists that he is driven by the passion and desire to turn the club into a ‘true professiinal club’. Oweh also revealed that the welfare of the players and officials also sit high in his programmes for the Umuahia side. “When I assumed office, I met Read More

Otti gives another directive 48 hours after inauguration as Abia governor

May 31, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Abia state governor, Dr. Alex Otti, has ordered the suspension of all transport levies previously enforced on tricycles (keke), buses, taxis, and other commercial vehicles that operate on Abia roads. The directive was announced by the governor’s Special Adviser on media and oublicity, Ferdinand Ekeoma, on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. The statement reads, “The government believes that the present method Read More

Kano judge speaks on ‘sacking’ Alex Otti as Abia governor-elect

May 20, 2023 Admin III 0

The presiding judge of Kano Division of the Federal High Court, Justice Muhammad Nasir-Yunusa, has stated that the candidates who participated in the 2023 general election in Abia were not parties before his court. The judge on Friday denied nullifying the candidature of the Abia Governor-elect Alex Otti. He, however, said it nullified the election of the candidates for Kano Read More

Abia 7th assembly brouhaha: None of them is sanctimonious

May 4, 2023 Izuchukwu Nwokoma 0

Having followed the drama that has engulfed Abia State House of Assembly lately, I make bold to submit that the events that have so far played out have further exposed that the 7th Abia House of Assembly, disappointed their constituents and Abians in general, thus failing to lift Abia. As lawmakers, the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria makes Read More

Breaking: Abia assembly speaker impeached

May 2, 2023 Admin III 0

Abia state Assembly on Tuesday impeached it’s speaker, Hon Chinedum Orji. His impeachment was reportedly signed by 18 of the 24-member of the House. As at the time of filling this report, the details of his impeachment were still sketchy but his removal followed a motion moved by Hon. Chukwudi Apugo (Umuahia East), and seconded by Hon. Okey Igwe (PDP, Read More