Ikpeazu, family move to revive reading culture in Abia

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and his siblings are to establish a library in honour of their late father, Ishmael Ikpeazu, to revive reading culture among youths. On completion, the library will be stocked with contemporary books on diverse spheres of academics, leadership and global developments. It will be fully equipped with science laboratory…

COVID-19: Abia receives 3 ambulances from BUA

By Ugochukwu Alaribe UMUAHIA— As part of its support for the fight against Covid-19 in the country, BUA Group has presented three ambulances to the Abia State government. While receiving the vehicles at Government House, Umuahia, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu thanked BUA Group for her timely intervention in the battle against the pandemic. He noted that…

Abia to partner NALDA on Back -to-Farm programme

By Gabriel Ewepu THE Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, moves to partner with National Agricultural Land Development Agency, NALDA, on Federal Government’s Back-To-Farm programme. The Governor disclosed  when he received delegation of NALDA, led by the Executive Secretary, Prince Paul Ikonne,  on a working visit to the State. He also disclosed that his…

Police probe beating of officer inside Aba Church 

By Eric Ugbor ABA— ABIA  Commissioner of  Police, Mrs Janet Agbede, has ordered an investigation into the activities leading to the beating of a police officer, Inspector John Onunaku, last Wednesday, at the Christ the King Cathedral, CKC, Aba, Abia State. Agbede made this disclosure during an interview with Vanguard in Aba on Monday. Vanguard…

Abia state PDP Chairman, Johnson Onuigbo is dead

Abia state People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, Johnson Onuigbo is dead. According to the Sun, a source close to the family who wouldn’t want his name in print confirmed the death of the party chairman whose tenure could have expired on April but for the COVID-19 pandemic. READ ALSO: Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares Thursday, Friday public…

Kidnappers abduct commissioner’s father in Abia

By Ugochukwu Alaribe Kidnappers Tuesday night reportedly abducted a community leader in Ugwuati community, in Ukwa West council area of Abia State, Chief Chilaka. The 75-year-old community leader is said to be the father of a serving commissioner in Abia State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, ASOPADEC. According to a family source, over 72 hours…

Gunmen kidnap ex-customary court judge in Abia

By Ugochukwu Alaribe Gunmen, yesterday, kidnapped a former customary court judge in Abia State, Chief Godwin Mejuru, at Okeikpe, headquarters of Ukwa West council area. Vanguard gathered that Mejuru was on his way to Obehie town when the gunmen seized him at Okeikpe along the Azumini- Obehie road. Family sources said that the kidnappers were…