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

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

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

Otti makes fresh appointment

July 12, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Abia state governor, Dr. Alex Otti, has made new appointments within his administration, enlisting the services of 30 individuals. Noteworthy among the appointees are musician J Martins and retired professional footballer Kanu Nwankwo. This was disclosed in a statement by the the governor’s chief press secretary, Kazie Uko, on Wednesday. These appointments have immediate effect. The following list provides details 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 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

Appeal court suspends judgment against Alex Otti

May 27, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Court of Appeal in Kano has suspended the judgment delivered by a Federal High Court that invalidated the primaries which resulted in the selection of Alex Otti and other Labour Party (LP) candidates in Abia state. The decision, handed down by Justice Mbaba on Saturday, includes the granting of Alex Otti’s application to appeal as an interested party. Consequently, Read More

Breaking: Court nullifies Alex Otti, others’ candidature

May 19, 2023 Admin III 0

The candidacy of the Abia State Governor-elect, Dr. Alex Otti, has been invalidated by Justice M.N. Yunusa presiding over a Federal High Court in Kano state. Justice Yunusa nullified the candidacies of all individuals who participated in the 2023 general elections on the platform of the Labour Party (LP) in Abia and Kano States. The court publicly disclosed a copy Read More

In Abia, Otti unveils full transition council squad *See full list

April 14, 2023 Admin III 0

Abia state governor-elect, Dr. Alex Otti, has constituted members of his transition council for handover from the incumbent governor Okezie Ikpeazu. This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday, April 13, 2023, by the governor-elect Special Adviser on Media, Ferdinand Ekeoma. According to the statement, the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is to Read More