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Court sentences man to prison for stealing water tank

A Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun, on Monday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Akintunde Segun, to one year imprisonment for stealing a water tank belonging to the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).
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.

Ogun PDP gets new executive committee

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, deepened on Friday, as the faction loyal to Senator Buruji Kashamu, inaugurated its new state executive members to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.
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.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Ogun doctors begin three-day warning strike amid coronavirus

The Association of Resident Doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, says its members will commence a three-day warning strike on Monday.
Donating the food items on behalf of the State Government, the Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, said the security forces in the State are partners in the development agenda of the State.

Ogun extends stimulus package to security personnel

As part of efforts to appreciate the role being played by security personnel during the lockdown in Ogun State as well as mitigate its economic effects on their families, the State Government has donated some food items to officers across all security outfits operating in the State.
Nigeria’s first COVID-19 mobile testing booth has been launched in Ota, Ogun State. The booth was designed by the founder of the Flying Doctors, Dr. Ola Brown.

Ogun launches coronavirus mobile testing boot

Nigeria’s first COVID-19 mobile testing booth has been launched in Ota, Ogun State. The booth was designed by the founder of the Flying Doctors, Dr. Ola Brown.

Ogun suspected kidnapper arrested in Onitsha

A 20-year old man, Chinwetalu Oranu, has been arrested by the Anambra state police over alleged abduction of one Obiora Okonkwo in Agbara industrial layout, Ogun State.
The Lagos State Deputy Governor-elect, Dr Obafemi Hamzat has lost his father, Oba Mufutau Olatunji Hamzat.

Lagos deputy governor-elect loses father

The Lagos State Deputy Governor-elect, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, has lost his father, Oba Mufutau Olatunji Hamzat.
The Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has accused Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun of disliking people of Ijebu extraction in the state.

Oba Adetona: Governor Amosun doesn’t like Ijebu

The Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has accused Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun of disliking people of Ijebu extraction in the state.
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Four feared killed as farmers, herders clash in Ogun

About four persons have been reportedly killed as suspected herdsmen and farmers clashed in Iwoye area of Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Prince Dapo Abiodun

Ogun primary, junior secondary education to be tuition-free under Governor-elect Abiodun

The incoming administration of Prince Dapo Abiodun in Ogun State plans to make Primary and Junior secondary school education tuition-free.

Court remands two men for attempting to murder APC chairman

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that two men be remanded in prison for attempting to murder the Ogun State APC Chairman, Chief Derin Adebiyi.

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.
Dapo Abiodun

Dapo Abiodun: I’ll increase Ogun IGR by 50 percent, if elected

The All Progressives’ Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ogun, Mr Dapo Abiodun, has promised to increase the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) by 50 per cent within his first year in office, if elected.
Adewale Ajayi

Ogun monarch traces lineage to Ile-Ife, pledges to work with Ooni

The Akarigbo of Remo Kingdom in Ogun State, Adewale Ajayi, has traced his lineage to Ile-Ife and pledged to work with the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to promote unity among the Yoruba.

Buruji Kashamu: I remain Ogun PDP governorship candidate

The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu, on Saturday said the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, should be held responsible “for breach of public peace and safety should there be a breakdown of the law and order in Ogun State” before the 2019 general elections.
Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu of the People Democratic Party, PDP, has emerged the factional governorship candidate of the party for the 2019 governorship election.

PDP: Ladi Adebutu is our Ogun guber candidate

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday clarified that Ladi Adebutu is its candidate for the forthcoming governorship election in Ogun State.

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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.
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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.
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Report: Barcelona approach Manchester City for defensive duo

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PDP dissolves Plateau executive, appoints caretaker committee

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has approved the dissolution of Plateau State Executive Committee of the party.
Popular Nigerian Singer, Tiwa Savage has bemoaned the poor supply of electricity in the country.

Tiwa Savage: I’m eager to find love again

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Troops of the 72 Special Forces Brigade in Makurdi, Benue state, have stopped 73 men from going to Imo state from Nasarawa.

Troops block 73 men going to Imo with motorcycles from Nasarawa

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British premier: G7 summit a chance to learn coronavirus lessons

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the other leaders of the world’s most advanced economies on Friday that their G7 summit was a chance to learn lessons from the coronavirus pandemic and ensure they do not repeat the errors made during it.