ABIA GUBER: Wild jubilation as S’Court upholds Ikpeazu’s election

  S’Court affirms gov’s election Umahi, South-East PDP hail judgment     The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, yesterday dedicated his victory over Mr. Uche Ogah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Supreme Court to the people of the state, who he said stood by him all through the period of litigations. Reacting to the Supreme Court’s judgment ruling yesterday, which affirmed his election in the last governorship election held in the state, Ikpeazu stated that the victory was a re-affirmation of the mandate given to…

Abia FC emerges Ebonyi Fed Cup champions

An Abia-based football club, Ngwa United FC of Aba, have won the 2017 Ebonyi Federation Cup competition, played on Sunday at the Abakaliki township stadium. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the team beat Cynosure FC of Port Harcourt 4-3 on penalties after full time scores stood at 1-1. The Aba-based team was led by a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Nnameka Nwokoro, who is also the proprietor of the club. NAN further reports that no trophy was presented to the winners. Nwokoro, a priest at Our Lady Queen of…

NDLEA nabs grandmothers on way to US, S’Arabia, with cocaine, heroin

Nigeria’s antidrug agency, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested two grandmothers for attempting to unlawfully export narcotic drugs to New York, United States, and Medina, Saudi Arabia, the agency said in a statement yesterday. The suspects were said to have ingested 108 wraps of substances that tested positive to heroin and cocaine during outward screening of passengers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. The grandmothers blamed their involvement in drug trafficking on financial hardship, said spokesman of the agency Mitchell Ofoyeju. He said NDLEA preliminary…

NDLEA nabs grandmothers on way to US, S’Arabia, with cocaine, heroin

Nigeria’s anti-drug agency, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested two grandmothers for attempting to unlawfully export narcotic drugs to New York, United States, and Medina, Saudi Arabia, the agency said in a statement to the media yesterday.  The suspects was said to have ingested 108 wraps of substances that tested positive for heroin and cocaine during outward screening of passengers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.  The grandmothers blamed their involvement in drug trafficking on financial hardship, said spokesman Mitchell Ofoyeju. He said NDLEA preliminary…

Trump to visit Israel, S’Arabia, Vatican

Donald Trump has said he will visit Israel, the Vatican and Saudi Arabia in his first foreign trip as US president. Trump will travel overseas in late May before heading to Brussels for a Nato meeting and a G7 summit in Sicily. The news comes a day after Trump hosted Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, where he promised to facilitate a peace deal with Israel. The trip is meant to signify Trump’s tour of capitals of three major monotheistic religions. “Tolerance is the cornerstone of peace,” Trump…

APC targets 250,000 membership strength in Abia

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Donatus Nwankpa, has said that the party was targeting a membership strength of 250,000 ahead of the 2019 general elections. Speaking in Umuahia during a stakeholders’ meeting on Sunday, Nwankpa disclosed that about 100,000 members have already been registered while the membership registration and validation exercise was continuing to ensure that the party hits the desired target. Speaking on efforts to further reposition the party, the chairman said several committees, among which were the Contact and Mobilization, Finance and…

2019: Abia APC gives Ikpeazu quit notice

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State have reaffirmed their unwavering determination to wrest power from the Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led state government. The stakeholders added that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led administration has not lived up to the expectations of Abians. According to the group, the membership of the APC in Abia State is fast growing and as such, the party was prepared to take over Abia State in 2019. These remarks were made yesterday at the APC Caucus meeting held at Isi-Court event centre, Umuahia….