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WAEC: Abia emerge best ranked state second year running

Abia State has emerged the best ranked state in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) school examination for the second year running. The state recorded the highest number of candidates who obtained five credits, including English Language and Mathematics. In the May/June 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) statistics, Abia state retained the…

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Arm Robbers, Governor Ikpeazu’s Convoy In Heavy Shootout

Arm Robbers, Governor Ikpeazu’s Convoy In Heavy Shootout

Gunmen and security officials in the convoy of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state were involved in a shootout on Wednesday night, April 13, in the commercial city of Aba. According to a report on Vanguard, the gunmen were armed robbers, who were operating at the time the governor’s convoy passed. Eye witnesses said the…

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You Are Responsible For Southeast Backwardness – Ngige To Igbo Governors

You Are Responsible For Southeast Backwardness – Ngige To Igbo Governors

Chris Ngige, the minister of Labour and Employment has attributed the economically backward state of the southeast region to the lack of visionary leadership by political leaders in the region. Speaking at the Enugu state investment summit on Friday, April 8, Ngige faulted the governors of Southeast for not taking advantage of regional integration to grow the…

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Okorocha, Ikpeazu Address Fulani Herdsmen Attack

Okorocha, Ikpeazu Address Fulani Herdsmen Attack

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Governors Rochas Okorocha and Okezie Ipkeazu of Imo and Abia states respectively in a joint security council meeting in Umuahia, the Abia state capital on Monday, April 11, have disclosed how miscreants killed five Hausa-Fulani herdsmen In his argument, Okorocha stated that the miscreants were not out…

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South-East Communities Under Threat Of Erosion As Rain Begins

South-East Communities Under Threat Of Erosion As Rain Begins

With just two rains so far this year, many parts of the South East zone are already under the threat of devastating gully erosion, which has become a common feature in many communities in the zone. In past years, it was common to see many families abandon their homes whenever it rained because their homes…

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Cultists Behead Students, Use Heads As Goal Post In Abia

Cultists Behead Students, Use Heads As Goal Post In Abia

Suspected cultists have beheaded two undergraduates of the Abia state university, Uturu. Daily Post reports that the deceased identified as Ebuka Nwaigbo, a 300 level student of the department of estate management, and Samuel Ethelbert, a 300 level student of the department of political science, were living at Chi-Doo Lodge along the Uturu-Afikpo road. Their…

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Soldiers Confiscates Newspapers With Biafra Reports In Abia

Soldiers have reportedly seized newspapers containing reports on the pro-Biafra agitation from vendors in Aba, Abia state. According to a report on The Nation, the newspapers were both unsold and new editions of New Republic, Vesym, Freedom Journal and The Authority. The soldiers believed to have come from 144 Battalion, which is under Ohafia 14…

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Bricklayer Commits Suicide In Enugu

Bricklayer Commits Suicide In Enugu

The Enugu state police division has confirmed the death of Akabuike Onyedika, a bricklayer who committed suicide. However, the major cause of him committing suicide is still under investigation. Daily Post, reports that Onyedika committed suicide by hanging himself on a cashew tree which was located inside a nearby bush shortly after he returned from…

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House Rents Skyrocket In South-East Communities

House Rents Skyrocket In South-East Communities

There is acute shortage of land in the Igbo states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, hence the increase in rent payable in the cities of the south eastern states. Apart from children, land and shelter are the second most valuable assets of any family in the southeast. As a result, it is a…

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Biafra: 13 Corpses Found In Borrow Pit In Aba

Biafra: 13 Corpses Found In Borrow Pit In Aba

The International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law, Intersociety and the South East Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs) have raised alarm over “ceaseless killings of unarmed citizens in Nigeria by security agents”. In a letter addressed to Abdulrahman Bello Dambazzau, the minister of interior, and Major Gen Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin,…

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