Abia commissioner presents 2018 budget breakdown to State Assembly for approval

THE Abia State Commissioner of Finance, Obinna Oriaku, Wednesday presented a budget breakdown of 2018 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly for approval. Presenting the budget Oriaku, Oriaku told the lawmakers that the breakdown provides in detail the financial policies and proposals embodied in the budget of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu presented to them on December 22, 2017. Oriaku said...

​Plateau governor denies ceding land for cattle colonies

The Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has debunked a report trending in the state that his government had ceded parts of Riyom, Barkinladi and Bokkos local government areas of the state for the establishment of cattle colonies. The rumour created tension especially in the affected local government areas. A former governor of the state, who is also the senator for the...

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu sworn in Hon Justice Obisike 

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has sworn in Honorable Justice Obisike Orji as the acting Chief Judge of Abia State. This followed the suspension of the substantive Chief Judge of the state, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, by the state house of assembly over allegations of official misconduct leveled against her.

​Abia Assembly Suspends Abia Chief Judge Justice Theresa Uzokwe

Abia State House of Assembly has Suspended Hon Justice Theresa Uzoamaka Uzokwe,the Chief Judge of Abia State. The Suspension of the Chief Judge of Abia State was carried out by the House of Assembly at its Emergency sitting this Morning  at the Assembly Complex Umuahia  PUO REPORTS that the Suspension followed a unanimous Resolution by the Members of the Abia State...

Cycling is key to maintain good health – Gov Okezie Ikpeazu

  Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has called on Abians to make out time to engage in cycling to keep fit and maintain healthy lifestyle that will promote higher life expectancy in the state.   He said this at the weekly cycling exercise organized by the office of the wife of the Governor in partnership with the Cycling Federation of Nigeria.   He...

Obasanjo Letter: APC response ‘cooked up’ — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday said the indicator presented by the All Progressives Congress, APC, Federal Government in an “attempt to justify its claimed achievements”  in almost three years of governance were “cooked up” and will be unhelpful to President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2019 elections. PDP was responding to a statement issued by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, on...

APC panel proposes power devolution

The All Progressives Congress (APC) panel on restructuring has recommended devolution of power to states and the scrapping of local governments as a tier of government. It recommended resource control, state police, independent candidacy and merger of states. Panel chairman and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai submitted its report  to National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun in Abuja yesterday. Oyegun said with the report...

Obasanjo’s Buhari verdict generates more storm

The storm ignited by former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s “special statement” in which he castigated the Muhammadu Buhari administration is yet to subside. The reactions have been mixed, with some people hailing him and others knocking him for advising the president not to run for a second term. Former Abia State Governor Orji Uzor Kalu and Senate Committee on Police Affairs Chairman...

Former Lagos Sports Commission Chairman, Deji Tnubu, is Dead

Immediate past Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Deji Tinubu is dead. Tinubu who is also a former board member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) slumped and died while playing football at the retreat organised for Lagos Commissioners and Special Advisers with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode present at the event in Epe. Although no official statement from Lagos State as at...

Amendment to Electoral Act Causes Discomfort in Presidency, INEC

As Senate empanels c’ttee to reconcile differences in Bill Damilola Oyedele in Abuja The House of Representatives’ amendments to the Electoral Act, which effected a change in the election order, has caused ripples and discomfort in the presidency and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), THISDAY has learnt. The amendment to Section 25 of the Electoral Act, 2010, which the House members...