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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.
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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 .
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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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Italy midfielder Marco Verratti is close to regaining fitness after missing his country’s opening Euro 2020 match with a knee problem, the team’s medical chief said on Sunday.

Marco Verratti close to return for Italy at Euro 2020

Italy midfielder Marco Verratti is close to regaining fitness after missing his country’s opening Euro 2020 match with a knee problem, the team’s medical chief said on Sunday.
Twitter CEO and Co Founder, Jack Dorsey addresses students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), on November 12, 2018 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Twitter chief: Nigerians will lead Bitcoin ‘revolution’

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter, a microblogging platform, says “the people of Nigeria will lead bitcoin” revolution.
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Joe Biden suggests Russia might be weaker than it seems

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday that “autocrat” Vladimir Putin was right to say that relations were at their lowest point in years though he suggested that Russia might be weaker than it seemed and that Moscow had overreached in the Middle East.
Chelsea defender Antonio Ruediger insists Germany need to get a little dirty in their Euro 2020 opener against France on Tuesday in order to subdue the world champions’ forward firepower.

Euro 2020: Antonio Rudiger ready to ‘get dirty’ vs France

Chelsea defender Antonio Ruediger insists Germany need to get a little dirty in their Euro 2020 opener against France on Tuesday in order to subdue the world champions’ forward firepower.

Lagos taskforce demolishes markets, workshops in Festac

Weeping, sorrow, disappointment and regrets filled the atmosphere in Festac Town, Lagos, on Sunday, as a Lagos State task force demolished the popular Agboju Market, shanties and other illegal buildings on the town’s Buffer Zone.

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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Tension in Kwara community over killings by gunmen

The killing of not less than four persons including two brothers, in two days, by gunmen, suspected criminal Fulani Herdsmen in Asa Local Government Area, LGA, of Kwara State, has created heightened tension and fear among residents of the area.
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Paris, France, called on European countries and global financial institutions to consider reducing devastating effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on African economies by restructuring debt portfolios, opting for complete reliefs and releasing vaccines to the continent, which is still behind in protecting majority of its citizens.

President Buhari vows to deal with attackers of security personnel

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration will act firmly and decisively ‘‘against any and all persons fomenting or carrying out attacks on our Police Force and other security personnel”.
Chelsea are making a frantic effort to replace Tammy Abraham with the Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland.

Erling Haaland welcomes Chelsea transfer this summer

The Champions League holders are currently exploring the possibility of a deal for the Borussia Dortmund striker before the end of the transfer window.
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NDLEA arrests two drug peddlers, seizes codeine, diazepam

The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two drug dealers, Martins Ejiofor, 31 and Bala Mohammed, 33, with 24.450 kilogrammes of substances suspected to be illicit drugs.
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‘Notorious cult leader’ arrested for ‘killing’ Rivers pharmacist

A suspected notorious cult leader, Nwimene Kapeh, who fled after he allegedly beheaded a pharmacist in Zaakpor community, Khana local government area of Rivers State, has been arrested by the police.