Latest News, Events and Happenings in Abia News.en-us7.4m pupils benefitting from school feeding programme—Osinbajo President, Yemi Osinbajo, says that no fewer than 7.4 million pupils are benefitting from the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme of the Federal Government.Osinbajo, represented by Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to Government of t <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Ohanaeze laments poor FG’s presence in Igboland Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday lamented the poor federal industrial presence in Igbo land in general and the South East in particular. The group noted that there is virtually no federal establshment to provide jobs f <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Senate mulls excising “Culture and Tourism’’ from Information Ministry Senate during the week urged the Federal Government to consider excising culture and tourism from the Federal Ministry of Information to ensure the harnessing of tourism potential in the country.The Senate also mandated its Committee on Informat <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The Igbo In The Politics Of Nigeria, by Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi me acknowledge without any reservation whatsoever, that I am honored by the invitation to deliver this year&rsquo;s convocation lecture from an outstanding institution named after the great Zik of Africa. In the course of this lecture, with the t <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Ajaokuta: 301 lawmakers sponsor bill against commercialisation &#8211; A Bill for an Act to amend the Public Enterprise Act to review the list of enterprises to be privatised passed second reading on Thursday at the House of Representatives.Ajaokuta-Steel-CompanyThe <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Stella Oduah: Why Igbo deserve the South East Development Commission a National case for my regional development bill at the SenateThe truth is&#8202;&mdash;&#8202;that every part of Nigeria suffers one form of neglect or the other but some are more unequally yoked than the others. A case in point are the Igbo <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Amaechi, Ohanaeze disagree over Igbo presidency Vincent UjumaduAWKA&mdash;MINISTER of Transport, Chief Chibuike Amaechi and the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, yesterday, disagreed on the quickest way for the Igbo to produce president. While Amaechi, who was the convoca <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 FG to revoke licences of 2 ICDs over lack of progress Federal Government has said it will revoke the licences of two of the seven licensed Inland Container Depots, ICDs, also known as Inland Dry Ports, IDPs, approved to operate in the six geographical areas of the country following lack of commitmen <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 2019: Group throws weight behind Udensi as Abia State Gov Gabriel EwepuABUJA- A group called South-South and South-East Democratic Valiant Youth, SS&amp;SEDVY, has thrown its weight behind Chief Chikwe Udensi to be elected as Abia State governor in 2019. UdensiThis assurance was made known by the Natio <br>VanguardBestNairaWed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Oil communities storm NASS, protest against land re-acquisition fees by Shell Henry UmoruABUJA&mdash;OIL Producing Communities under the aegis of Landlords of Shell Oil Producing Communities of Niger Delta, yesterday, stormed the National Assembly, protesting the non-payment of land owners by an oil company, Shell Petroleu <br>VanguardBestNairaWed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 ISINGUZO: Not recommening a white man for sack, cost me plum position this encounter, Managing Director/Chairman Executive Officer of DOTECON Nigeria Limited Dr. Nnadozie Isinguzo narrates how he capitalised on his deprived background to become the first Ph.D. holder in his community, top player in the Oil and Gas s <br>VanguardBestNairaWed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Save us from robbery attacks, kidnapping, Abia residents cry out to CP Ugochukwu AlaribeABA&mdash;Residents of Umudukwu community in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, have sent a save our soul message to the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Anthony Ogbizi, over what they described as incessant armed robb <br>VanguardBestNairaWed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Ikpeazu revolutionises health care service in Abia, set to pilot telemedicine in the state Anayo OkoliUMUAHIA&mdash;IN his determined effort to increase Abia people&#8217;s access to quality health services in the state, especially in the rural areas, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has approved the introduction of E-health delivery service, t <br>VanguardBestNairaWed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Ikpeazu reconciles Umuahia South political leaders;Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has lauded political leaders of Umuahia South Local Government of the state for adhering to his pleas for them to bury their political differences and come together as one family.GovernorIkpeazu <br>VanguardBestNairaTue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Abia Governor’s wife plans sickle cell clinics for 17 LGAs Nkechi Ikpeazu, Wife of Abia Governor, said her pet project, Vicar Hope Foundation planned to establish sickle cell clinics in all the 17 Local Government Areas of the state.Nkechi IkpeazuIkpeazu said in New York that the disease was the most n <br>VanguardBestNairaTue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100