Posted on Thu 25 Sep 2014, 08:47 AM

If speculations making the round are reliable, the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, General Azubuike Ihejirika will soon be joining the race for the Abia State governorship seat.

The news gained prominence with posters of the retired army general posted all over major streets of Umuahia, the state capital.

Gen. Ihejirika who hails from Ovim in Isikwuato Council area is favoured by the zoning arrangement to take the governorship to Abia North senatorial zone. 

Posted on Thu 25 Sep 2014, 07:56 AM

From Paul Ibe

The Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, has faulted the recent creation of additional 30,000 polling units by chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, almost five months to the 2015 general polls, calling for immediate cancellation of the exercise.

Other groups have called for the immediate sack of Prof. Jega for what is termed a grand design to further marginalize the South East and give undue electoral advantage to the North.  

Posted on Wed 24 Sep 2014, 05:41 PM

from Uzonna Ononye

Throughout the meetings and consultations held between 2002 and 2003 before APGA participated in its first election, the dream was to provide an alternative platform for the people of the South East to actualize, harness and realize their political dreams.  At that point, producing the President was important but not so expedient.  The party wanted to dominate the Igbo speaking part of the country and provide a voice that can reenact the pre-civil war leadership in the sociopolitical cum economic affairs of Nigeria. 

Posted on Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10:24 AM

From Paul Ibe, Enugu

The Enugu State Government says it has concluded plans to demolish a building erected by an Enugu based non-governmental organization, St. Joseph’s Institute at Independence Layout, Enugu for not possessing the necessary land documents.

The Institute, had built a storey building in  the said land, adjacent to the Enugu State House of Assembly which was duly allocated to the South East zonal office of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA by Enugu state government.

Posted on Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10:24 AM

From Steph Clem

It is becoming obvious that former governor of Abia State Orji Uzor Kalu might have to wait longer before he is re-admitted into the people’s Democratic Party from his home state as the latest effort by the reconciliation committee for the South East to reconcile him with the party met stiff resistance by members.

Posted on Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10:02 AM

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has boasted that the All Progressives Congress, would show President Goodluck Jonathan, and his Peoples Democratic party government the exit door from Aso Rock come 2015.

He advised the President to start preparing his handover notes as the opposition party was already putting finishing touch to take over the mantle of leadership.

The Imo governor, stated this when he played host to APC  council chairmen from the 36 states, who were in Owerri to join him in celebrating his 52nd birthday.

Posted on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 04:32 PM

From Steph Clem

As the people of Abia South senatorial zone of Abia state continue to make underground politicking to shop for a replacement for Governor Theodore Orji in 2015, they have been told to play purposeful politics and not play to the gallery.

Special Adviser to Gov. Orji on Political Matters, Chief Amah Abraham who stated this in Umuahia, said, since the Peoples’ Democratic Party in the state and the governor announced the zoning of the seat to Abia South, all that the aspirants have been doing is to spend money on perceived stakeholders.

Posted on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 04:18 PM

The federal government on Tuesday disclosed that only 3 percent of the 923,768 Sq meters of lands in Nigeria are duly documented, titled, and registered.

Secretary to the government of the SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, made this known in a keynote address he delivered at the South –East Stakeholders’ Workshop on Land Reform held in Enugu.

Posted on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 03:59 PM

from Paul Edozie

The Police in Abia state have paraded two nurses working in an hospital being used as baby factory in Aba, Abia state.

The command also paraded four pregnant inmates, one of whom was the mother of a two year old baby, rescued during a raid of the hospital by the security operatives.

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