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Imo North bye-election: Drama as APC committee breaks into factions

The seven-man panel mandated by the interim national leadership of the All Progressives Congress to conduct primary to produce the party candidate ahead of next month bye-election for Imo North senatorial district has broken into factions.

PDP sweeps Ebonyi council polls

The Chairman of Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission, EBSIEC, Jossy Eze, made the declaration in Abakaliki, saying that the Commission welcomed and adopted the results of the Chairmanship and Councillorship elections as announced by the various LGs returning officers.
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Ebonyi holds council polls amidst opposition boycott

The Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) on Saturday conducted local government poll to elect 13 chairmen and 171 councillors across the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest soldiers, 5 others over bullion van robbery

A crack team of Police detectives have arrested seven armed robbers including a serving and dismissed soldiers for alleged robbery of a bullion van in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

ISOPADEC: Forensic audit uncovers N12.3 billion unaccounted funds

A forensic audit report on the financial records of Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, ISOPADEC, yesterday, disclosed that N12.3 billion spent by the commission cannot be accounted for between 2007 to 2020.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unfortunate the silence of security agencies in apprehending those that ‘want to destroy the state.’

CSO: Governor Wike’s suspension of council chairmen, abuse of power

The Rivers State Civil Society Organization, RIVSC, has condemned the suspension of three local government chairmen by Governor Nyesom Wike.
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.
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Rivers governor issues new directives to coronavirus taskforce

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has directed officials of the Local Government Task Force to identify hotels operating during the lockdown for demolition, following the spread of the coronavirus disease in the country.
The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, has commenced testing for COVID-19 in Rivers State.

UNIPORT teaching hospital commences testing for coronavirus

Speaking, Prof. Henry Ugboma, the Chief Medical Director of UPTH, stated that two Polymerase Chain Reaction, PCR, machine used for testing COVID 19 are in the facility ready, thanking the FG in collaboration with Shell SPDC for supporting the hospital with the medical equipment.
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.
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has ordered the closure of largest beef and livestock market in the State located in the Trans-Amadi area of Port Harcourt indefinitely.

Governor Wike: Senior police officer sabotaging lockdown in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused a Deputy Commissioner of Police in the state of sabotaging the lockdown imposed on the state to check the spread of the coronavirus in the state by issuing illegal letters to companies to operate.

Ebonyi confirms two new cases of coronavirus

Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus disease in the State.
Governor Nyesom Wike acted illegally by suspending the chairman of Abua-Odua local Government Council, the Civil Rights Council said.

Rivers: Full congregation not allowed in churches on Easter Sunday

The Rivers State Government has reversed its decision to allow churches in the state hold services on Easter Sunday.

Imo: What Emeka Ihedioha ought to have done

The recent reaction of the sacked governor of Imo state, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, to the Supreme Court confirmation of Senator Hope Uzodimma as the duly elected governor of Imo state, was at best a self-deluding inglorious voyage totally blind to the truth, and at worst a hate speech.
The suspect, Godwin Iboro, was arrested last Wednesday when one of the young men he had brought from Nigeria reported the sudden death of a colleague to the Amasaman police.

Confessions of kidnap gang who raped victims

A suspected armed robbery and kidnap gang, who specialised in raping female victims and kidnapping of rich lawyers as well reverend fathers who keep church money in Enugu, Imo and Abia states, has been smashed by the operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
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APC hails Cosmas Iwu over Imo assembly lone seat

Members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State have commended the Director General of the state campaign council and former Secretary to the State Government, Chief Cosmas Iwu, for ensuring that the party got a seat at the state house of assembly.
Imo Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the state governor-elect, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, to carry the youth along when he is sworn-in.

Imo governor tasks corps members on rebuilding agenda

The governor, who spoke through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths and Social Development, Chibuzor Obinna, particularly charged the corps medical personnel among them to identify with and join the new NYSC Health Initiative for the Rural Dwellers (HIRD).
Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has charged the leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association to always speak truth to power and engage the Government regularly.

Imo governor targets N1 billion IGR monthly

The Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, is targeting to increase the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from the current N800 million to N1 billion monthly.

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Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: I have been unable to speak with President Buhari

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, said he was yet to speak directly with President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in the State.

#EndSARS: Enugu government exempts essential, emergency workers from curfew

The Enugu State Government has exempted health, essential, and emergency workers from the curfew imposed on the three Local Government Areas (LGAs) that make up Enugu metropolis.
Streaming service Quibi said on Wednesday it intends to wind down its operations and start a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch.

Hollywood-backed Quibi to shutter six months after launch

Streaming service Quibi said on Wednesday it intends to wind down its operations and start a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch.

S&P cuts Zambia to default after Eurobond payment missed

S&P Global Ratings Services cut its assessment of Zambia’s debt to selective default after it said it couldn’t meet payments and skipped a coupon on its Eurobonds last week.
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#EndSARS: Nigerian stock market investors lose N113.1 billion

The Nigerian stock market could not sustain the bullish performance recorded earlier in the week as the market, Wednesday, plunged by 0.75 per cent following the curfew announced by the Lagos State as a result of the protest by Nigerian youths against police brutality, tagged #EndSARS.