The need to fix Aba- Ikot-Ekpene Road

>By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu Aba- Ikot-Ekpene Road is unarguably strategic to the economy of Abia State. The road links Aba, the economic heartbeat of the state to Akwa Ibom ancd Cross Rivers State and extends to the neighbouring Central African country, Cameroon . Traders from these neighbouring states form buck of the businessmen that patronise […]

Abia governorship crisis and the proliferation of certificates of return

By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu Since the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC issued the controversial Certificate of Return to Uche Ogah, the document has become an object of ridicule. Every now and then, people , especially on the social media, are flaunting one manner of certificate or the other and lay claims to the governorship position […]

Abia: Enough of these distractions

By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu The greatest want of the world is the want of men – men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as […]

Appraising Abia Town Hall Meetings

By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu The recent town hall meetings in Abia State afforded both the government and people of Abia State numerous opportunities. There was no better platform to explain the challenges faced by the government than the meeting. A state which federal monthly allocations have dwindled to as low as N1.8billion deserves to convene […]

Opinion: The new Abia mindset

  By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu Before now, several issues bore negative testimonies on Abia (the God’s On State), especially Aba, the state’s commercial heart beat. The refuse situation of Aba got to a point that one celebrated columnist, who later became a member of the lower chamber of the national assembly named the refuse dumps […]

Opinion: Rededicating Abia to God

  By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu At a point in a people’s history, they pause, appraise their recent and current activities, identify areas they have erred, pray and renew their commitments to God. Instances abound biblically where devotion to God, and the quality of spiritual life,were renewed .At these various instances,substantial turning to God took place,and […]

Boosting Abia economy through Inland Container Depot

By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu The sharp and continuous fall of oil prices globally has forced governments to deploy the resources and potentials that abound within their territories to achieve economic growth. Abia State is keying into this trend and this informed the recent inauguration of Inland Dry Port Project Implementation Committee. The depot is sited […]

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