DCP Usman Alkali Baba Photo Credit: Independent Newspaper According to the news that was published by Punch Newspaper yesterday, it has been alleged that the students of Abia State Polytechnic, for the past two days have been protesting, as they blocked Aba to Owerri Road, thereby preventing vehicular movement in the area and causing gridlock.
Remember that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was arrested and extradited to Nigeria a few months ago. Due to the arrest of their leader, the IPOB has directed its supporters to observe sit-at-home protests every Monday as a way of pushing for the release of their leader.
Amongst the 36 states in Nigeria there are a few states which can be described as the core Igbo states in Nigeria. Let's take a look at how those 6 states got their names; 1. Abia State This State is located in the south east, it is mostly populated by the Igbo people.
The Spiritual Leader of Uma Ukpai Evangelistic Association (UUEA), Reverend Dr. Uma Ukpai in a video on YouTube narrated how some people from his village reacted to the Hummer Jeep he brought home. According to the Reverend, the Hummer Jeep he brought home was the first in his hometown.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in 2017, commissioned the Osisioma flyover bridge, the first capital project in Abia State, designed to reduce traffic and boost economic activities in Aba. However, the project is yet to be completed up until this period. According to Channels TV, the flyover project was commissioned by Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, as he stated that funds for the project have been provided, assuring that work on the project will not stop until it is completed.
Peaceful protest is an integral part of every society. It is a way through which people show their disapproval or condemnation of certain issues or developments in their environment. This common practice is arguable to be as old as history itself. However, protesting in Nigeria has recently recorded incidents of armed security officers who ought to guide the protesters, directly shooting at them.
The emergence of the Aba Women Riot in 1929 which saw women in Southeast revolt against the British Government following the tax that was imposed on them, and the riot which some people described as a rebellion act is the first major revolt in West Africa which led to the death of over 30 women.
(Opinion) Governor Ikpeazu Should Complete the Flyover Project to Boost Economic Activities in Abia.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in 2017, commissioned the construction of the Osisioma flyover in Aba, Abia state. However, such project is yet to be completed up until this moment. According to Channels TV, governor Ikpeazu commissioned the Osisioma flyover bridge, with the intention of reducing traffic and boosting economic activities in Aba.
Traders in Aba, Abia state that is operating through the Enugu/Ph expressway has lamented and cried out over the unmoving traffic jam that has kept their businesses at bay for some days now, and also escalated the stress of trekking home from their various shops upon them as everywhere is stuck up.
While watching European football, we have seen a variety of world-class stadiums, yet some of us (Nigerians) pay less attention to what we have in our backyard. In Nigeria, I am glad to state that we are not left behind when it comes to standard football pitches, as the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has been working hard to ensure that we have the best football stadiums available.
Police operatives allegedly shot into a crowd of protesting students of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, who were demonstrating at the institution’s campus on Thursday. Photo Credit: Peoples Gazette The students were protesting the rape of their colleagues by officers of the police Rapid Response Squad (RRS), "Punch Newspapers" reported.
Enyimba Football Club of Aba announced Finidi George as the new technical adviser of the team on Wednesday. At the unveiling done in Aba, it was revealed that the former Super Eagles winger will be at the dugout of the Aba Elephants for the next two years. Olusolasportspedal looks at the challenges and expectations before him as he becomes the new man to pilots the affairs of the club from the dugout.
The aftermath of the EndSARS protest in Abia State resulted in the burning of public offices and destruction of government owned properties in Aba on 21 October 2020. Days after the destruction and burning of the facilities, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu visited the affected areas and promised to help rebuild the structures.
Police officers attached to the Aba divisional headquarters of the Abia State command of the Nigerian police force on Thursday were spotted shooting live bullets at the students of the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba. The Students were protesting against the Police over the alleged rape of a female student of the institution by three randy Police officers after allegedly taking her away from her lodge located at Immaculate street, Aba.
According to a picture that was shared online yesterday and has since then been going viral, it has been alleged that a parcticular page in the handbook of the National Youth Service Scheme, has been seen warning corp members against kidnappers and also giving them safety precautions to always follow while traveling.
Officers of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), have been captured on camera, opening fire at students of Abia State Polytechnic, who were protesting around the location of the campus, in the city of Aba, for the alleged rape of their female colleague. Pictures of the scenes.
Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia defeated highly rated Aba based non-league side Uchecaria FC by a 5 -1 scoreline in a pre-season friendly played at the Okigwe Township Stadium Okigwe Imo State Nigeria. The game which was an early kickoff saw the visiting non-league outfit Uchecaria FC take the lead in the in the 29th minute through Simon Jonah and were able to lead their more illustration opponents through the rest of the first half.
No less than nine people, including the younger brother of the Guma Local Government Area Chairman of Benue State, traders, and church attendees were feared dead in three days of fresh attacks on communities in Guma Local Government Area of the state by suspected herdsmen. However, the Benue State Police Command claimed that only four persons were killed.
Onorogun Jude IghravweA professor and Popular historian A.Adu Boahen has revealed in one of his books "African Perspectives On Colonialism (Baltimore, 1987)" that it's not enough to call it the Aba Women Riot as it's being generally called but Aba Women Rebellion. This is not the first time an historian has argued about the real name of the popular Aba Women Riot.
Enyimba Football Team, or simply Enyimba, is a Nigerian football club headquartered in Aba that competes in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL). In Igbo, their moniker translates to "People's Elephant," and it's also the nickname for Aba. Founded in 1976, the club rose to popularity in the 2000s and is often regarded as Nigeria's most successful football club, having won two African Champions League crowns, eight Nigerian titles, and four Federation Cups since 2001.