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10 arrested for attempting to snatch ballot boxes in Abia

Ten youths have been reportedly arrested from different locations in Bende local government area of Abia State for allegedly attempting to snatch ballot boxes The suspects were arrested following a tip-off from youths in the area who alleged that they were unknown and armed. They were handed over to army personnel on

All burnt PVCs in plateau, Abia will be reprinted before elections — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) says it will print and make available Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) to registered voters whose cards were affected by the fire disaster in its Plateau and Abia state offices. It adds that election will hold as scheduled in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau and

Police arrest 51 suspected IPOB members of ‘Judaism’

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) have arrested 51 persons suspected to be members of proscribed  Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) but operating as members of “Judaism’’, in Umuahia, Abia state. The  Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abia state police Command, DSP Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed the arrest on Wednesday in an interview with

Fire destroys 156 shops in Aba Market

Fire has gutted about 156 shops at the timber and furniture section of Nkwo Ngwa market in Aba South Local Government Area of Abia, leaving many families in grief for their losses. Okechukwu Lawrence, chairman of the market traders’ association, told newsmen at the market on Sunday that he was informed

2019: INEC records over 13m new voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has registered 13,013,989 new voters from its nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) between April 2017 and Aug. 20 2018. A consolidated CVR report released on Friday in Abuja by the commission revealed that 3,981,502 voters were registered in 2017, while 9,032,487 were registered

Police arrests 43 Kidnap, murder suspects in Abia

The Abia State Police Command has arrested 43 suspects for various criminal offences including kidnapping, armed robbery, murder and defilement, within 40 days. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Anthony Ogbizi, disclosed this on Monday while briefing journalists in Umuahia on the efforts of the command to rid the state of violent

SSS arrests senator eyinnaya Abaribe

State Security Services (SSS) has arrested Senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe, representing Abia state on Friday afternoon. His colleague, Dino Melaye, and his party, PDP, confirmed the arrest in separate interviews. Mr. Melaye said he received information that Senator Abaribe was picked at from the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja where he reportedly went

Man kills mother over love affair with sister

A 22 year old man identified as Agaezichi Ogbonna, has on saturday allegedly killed his mother over a love affair with her sister at Akpaa Mbato community, Obingwa council area of Abia State. According to family sources Agaezichi was having a love affair with his mother’s sister, but his mother, Blessing,

Lagos fake lawyer caught after 15-year practice

After fifteen years of allegedly acting as counsel, the law has caught up with a fake lawyer, Chris Elisha, at the Ojo Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State. The police at the Ojo division arrested the 49-year-old on Tuesday following a suspicion raised by a lawyer, Nnamdi Nwafor. Elisha had appeared in the court