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The Aba automated shoe factory is set to commence operations, September 2020.

Abia governor inaugurates board of shoe factory, to begin production soon

Governor Ikpeazu, while Inaugurating the committee in Umuahia, said shoe factory was established to put Abia in the mainstream of a competitive global shoe market and to consolidate the position of Aba in particular and Abia State in general as a global hub for shoe manufacturing and other leather products.
Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Supreme Court voids Senator Orji Kalu’s conviction, jail term

The Supreme Court, on Friday, quashed the judgement that convicted and sentenced the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment.

Atiku’s endorsement: Ohanaeze goofed – Orji Kalu

Former Abia governor, Chief Orji Kalu, has berated the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, for endorsing the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Abubakar Atiku.
Uche Sampson Ogah

Election: Court affirms Uche Ogah as Abia APC governorship candidate

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday affirmed Mr Uche Ogah as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Abia for the March 2 elections .
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala tasks government on community development

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Minister of Finance, has called on the three tiers of government in Nigeria to pay serious attention to the development of the rural communities in the country.

Norsemen storm Aba, mull N13 million health centre

For about four days, early this month, members of De Norsemen Kclub Incorporated (DNKI) caused gridlock in Aba, the commercial city of Abia state with their 10th international convention.

Orji Kalu: It’s time to reflect as individuals, nation

Former Governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Kalu, has expressed hope that Nigeria is gradually taking its rightful position in the comity of nations.

Shell signs gas supply agreement for Aba power project

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria and its joint partners have signed a gas supply and aggregation agreement that will support the 140 Megawatts Aba Integrated Power Project in Abia State.

Shell trains, equips firefighters in Abia

Shell Nigeria Gas has re-trained 30 firefighters in Abia State and donated firefighting equipment to the state fire service.

2019: Abia community threatens to dump PDP

Residents of ‘Aba Ngwa’ community in Aba North/ South Federal Constituency of Abia have threatened to withdraw their support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if their grievances emanating from the just-concluded party primaries were not addressed.

Abia government restates commitment to improved healthcare delivery

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has reiterated the commitment of the state government towards improving the health sector by promoting effective healthcare service delivery.

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Denmark team doctor: Christian Eriksen was ‘gone’ after cardiac arrest

Morten Boesen Denmark team doctor says Christian Eriksen was “gone” after a cardiac arrest but medical test results have been normal so far.
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Danish FA: Christian Eriksen ‘stable’ in hospital

Christian Eriksen is talking and remains “stable” in hospital, the Danish football federation on Sunday confirmed.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor: Cattle grazing routes not reflection of the times

Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has questioned the workability of a return to open grazing, practised during the First Republic as directed by President Muhammad Buhari.
Manchester City produced a ruthless attacking display to beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and increase the pressure on Frank Lampard.

Frank Lampard admits to mixed emotions watching Chelsea win Champions League

Speaking while working as a pundit for the BBC during their coverage of England’s Euro 2020 opener against Croatia, Lampard praised the job Thomas Tuchel has done since replacing him at Stamford Bridge in January and said he was pleased as a “Chelsea person” when they beat Manchester City in the Champions League Final last month.
L-R: Dr. Simon B. Harry, Director, Corporate Planning and Technical Coordination, National Bureau of Statistics; Dr Amarakoon Bandara, Senior Economic Advisor at UNDP; H.E. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals; Mr. Edward Kallon, United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria; Engr. Ahmad Kawu, Secretary of Programme, Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals; and Hon. Mukadam Asiwaju Asiru Idris, Kogi State Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, at the Launch in Abuja

Nigeria launches SDGs Implementation Plan 2020-2030

The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) has launched the Nigeria Sustainable Development Goals Implementation Plan 2020-2030, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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Shehu Sani: A submissive legislature will enable dictatorship

Speaking at the 2021 national conference of the Nigerian Progressives’ Coalition in Abuja, Sani said that a submissive legislative will only enable a governance style in which the whole nation will bow to the whims of one person.
Ghana coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor has decided against complaining about his unpaid salaries.

Ghana coach wary of Morocco threat ahead of friendly meeting

Ghana coach CK Akonnor believes his side will have to go the extra mile to get a good result in their international friendly clash with Morocco on Tuesday.

Somalia’s Puntland moves to ban female genital mutilation

Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region has taken a first step towards banning female genital mutilation (FGM) in a country where almost all women and girls are forced to undergo the internationally condemned practice.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN election committee ready to conduct credible polls – chair

The Electoral Committee Chairman, Prince Jambright B.T Sumanu said his committee is ready to conduct a credible 2021 Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) election in Kebbi state.
FILE PHOTO - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko delivers a speech in Minsk, Belarus May 26, 2021. Press Service of the President of the Republic of Belarus-Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Belarus introduces prison sentences for taking part in protests

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday signed into law prison sentences for people taking part in protests or insulting state officials, part of an unprecedented crackdown by the veteran leader since a disputed election last year.