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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.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has lamented the under-utilisation of the capacity of police lawyers.

IGP condemns attack on police officers in Oyo

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has commended the Divisional Crime Officer II, Eruwa Police Division, ASP Adeyemo Ogunyemi, for his uncommon restraint and professionalism in the face of unprovoked attack as shown in a viral video where a woman identified as Kehinde Afolake was seen assaulting him unchallenged and without retaliation, while he was carrying out the COVID-19 enforcement duties at Gbolagunte, Okeola area of Eruwa, Ibarapa, Oyo State on 1st May 2020.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday flagged off the COVID-19 Drive-Walk Through Testing programme in the state aimed at controlling the spread of the virus.

Governor Makinde: I am ready to donate my blood for post-coronavirus studies

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state says he would volunteer to donate his blood for post-Covid-19 studies by experts in Nigeria.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC tasks Kebbi government on minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Kebbi State Government to set up a committee on consequential adjustment of all categories of workers’ salaries in the state.

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.

Oyo government shuts community school in Olodo

Oyo State Government on Monday shut Community Grammar School, Olodo with immediate effect.

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.
Seyi Makinde

Seyi Makinde: My plans for Oyo State

The Oyo State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Seyi Makinde, has promised to turn around the economy of the state if elected governor.

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.

Remi Oseni: Oyo ADC has murdered sleep

One of the gubernatorial aspirants in Oyo state chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Engr Remi Oseni, has declared that the party has shot itself in the leg with the recent substitution of Dr Bamidele Ajadi’s name with that of Senator Olufemi Lanlehin by the National Working Committee (NWC) last Friday as claimed.
Abiola Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi: Why Oyo government reconstructed Yinka Ayefele’s Music House

The Oyo State Government has explained its role in the ongoing reconstruction of the façade of the Music House, owned by the Gospel Musician, Mr. Yinka Ayefele, which was partially demolished in August, this year.

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.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

EU, UNICEF flag-off maternal, child week in Kebbi

Kebbi State Government, in collaboration with European Union (EU), United Nations Child’s Fund (UNICEF) and other international donors have flagged-off Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week and also commissioned a Dalijan Primary Healthcare Center, Kebbi State.

Kebbi government urges communities to live peacefully

The Kebbi State Government has urged the people of Kwaddage and Kwakware communities in Suru local government areas of the state to live in peace with one another for the overall development of the state.

NBS: Kebbi records lowest number of reported crimes in 2017

The National Bureau of Statistics says Kebbi State has the lowest percentage of 205 total crime cases reported representing two per cent of cases in 2017.

Kebbi government to immortalize two indigenes killed in Plateau

The Kebbi State Government says it will immortalize two of its indigene, Zayyanu Gwandu and Zayyanu Shalla, victims of Jos crisis who were killed on June 24 on their way from Bauchi to Abuja.

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Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

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SEC to launch incubation programme for fintechs

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced plans to launch a regulatory incubation (RI) programme for fintechs operating or seeking to operate in the Nigerian capital market.
A 35-year-old housewife, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro, has explained why she sold her two children to a yet to be identified Port Harcourt, Rivers State couple for N300,000.

Woman explains why she sold her two daughters for N300K

A 35-year-old housewife, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro, has explained why she sold her two children to a yet to be identified Port Harcourt, Rivers State couple for N300,000.
Patrik Schick scored what could be considered as one of the best goals of the tournament as the Czech Republic stunned Scotland 2-0 at Hampden Park in Monday’s Euro 2020 fixture.

Euro 2020: Patrik Schick scores wonder goal as Czech stun Scotland

Scotland will now attempt to get its first point in an international tournament for the first time since 1998 on Friday when it takes on England at Wembley Stadium in Home Nations clash. The Czechs will look to make it two straight wins when they play Croatia, also on Friday.

Expert advises couples to try mediation before divorce

A mediation advocate, Valentino Buoro, says mediation has helped to resolve many broken marriages that were on the verge of divorce.
The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, made this known on Tuesday, while receiving a delegation from the Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG), led by its Governor, Buah Saidy.

CBN plans to reduce Nigerian imports by 35 percent

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disclosed plans to reduce the country’s import bill by about 35 percent.