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Gunmen kidnap Abia Catholic priest after morning mass

Gunmen kidnap Abia Catholic priest after morning mass

A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Godfrey Chimezie, of the St. Theresa’s Parish, Umuahia, Abia State, has been kidnapped. The incident happened on Enyiukwu Road, Ohokobe, Afaraukwu Ibeku, in the Umuahia North Local Government Area of the state. Eyewitnesses said some gunmen intercepted the priest, who had just concluded a morning mass at the St. Gabriel...

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Eze Enweremadu’s family fixes Dec 17 for monarch’s burial

Eze Enweremadu’s family fixes Dec 17 for monarch’s burial

The family of foremost traditional ruler in Abia State, Eze Bernard Onyenguzo Enweremadu, Ezeukwu of Ngwaukwu, has fixed December 17 as date for the burial of their late patriarch. This is even as the family has lauded the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State for the support given them...

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Police arrest 6 notorious abductors in Abia

Police arrest 6 notorious abductors in Abia

Six suspected notorious kidnappers terrorising parts of Aba metropolis in Abia State have been arrested by the police Intelligence Response and Tactical (IRT) operatives in Aba. They were said to be involved in violent armed robbery and kidnapping in the commercial city and beyond, and were monitored and arrested at the weekend in their various hideouts....

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2023: Group insists Abia gov must come from North

2023: Group insists Abia gov must come from North

Abia North Citizens Forum has said governorship of the state should return to the zone in 2023. In a communique signed by its leader, Ambassador E. O. Philip and eight others, at  the end of its meeting, at the weekend, the forum said Abia State is built on a tripod, insisting that equity and fairness demand that...

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Soldiers kill 11 gunmen in Abia state

Soldiers kill 11 gunmen in Abia state

Soldiers of the 144 Battalion, stationed at Ariaria junction in Abia state on Wednesday, killed 11 gunmen who engaged them in a fierce gun battle. This is coming 48 hours after three policemen were ambushed and murdered by hoodlums in Abiriba, in Ohafia council area of the state. The gunmen, said to be numbering about...

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Nigerian Union of Teachers, ABIA STATE CHAPTER SUSPENDS STRIKE

Nigerian Union of Teachers, ABIA STATE CHAPTER SUSPENDS STRIKE

The Abia state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers has suspended its strike action in the state. A statement by the state chairman of the NUT, Comrade Kizito A. Kalu, and theState Secretary Mrs. Nnenna Okonkwo, stated the decision was reached following the intervention and extensive deliberation by the NUT, National leadership on the...

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ABIA State RATED HIGH ON SECURITY ARCHTECTURE

ABIA State RATED HIGH ON SECURITY ARCHTECTURE

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, has received an award of excellence as the best governor with an Improved State in Security (South) in 2020. The assessment/evaluation result from the Business Day Newspaper in the National Discourse and Good Governance Awards ceremony for the year 2020 organised in Abuja, showed that Ikpeazu clinched the award...

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