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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.

Official: Abia won’t protect fraudulent staff from EFCC

Abia State government yesterday welcomed the ongoing probe of some accounts officers by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged fraudulent practices, saying that the affected civil servants would answer for their deeds.

Abia guber: Paul Ikonne demands cancellation of APC primary

One of the governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state, Prince Paul Ikonne, has petitioned the National Secretariat of the party, demanding outright cancellation of the just concluded primary in the state, even as he alleged that the exercise was marred with irregularities.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

Abia govt approves four new study centers for NOUN

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has confirmed receipt of a letter from Abia state government approving its request for a suitable location to establish a study center in the state.
The Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has been cleared by the Peoples Democratic Party Governorship Screening Committee to participate in the primary election ahead of the 2019 governorship election.

Abia guber: PDP clears Okezie Ikpeazu

The Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has been cleared by the Peoples Democratic Party Governorship Screening Committee to participate in the primary election ahead of the 2019 governorship election.
The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over “disappearance” of Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, recorded partial compliance in some parts of the south-east.

IPOB: Banks, markets defy sit-at-home order in Umuahia

Commercial banks, markets and business outlets in Umuahia, the Abia capital, opened for business on Friday, defying the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra.

Ex-Governor Kalu: Stop playing politics with religion, tribe

Former Governor of Abia State and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, Saturday asked Nigerians to stop play politics with religion.

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Polish police on Friday announced the seizing of 160 kilograms (350 pounds) of cocaine hidden inside several shipments of bananas delivered to a branch of the French retail chain, Carrefour.

Cocaine worth $8.2m found in Poland banana shipment

Polish police on Friday announced the seizing of 160 kilograms (350 pounds) of cocaine hidden inside several shipments of bananas delivered to a branch of the French retail chain, Carrefour.
Zambia's President Edgar Lungu has ordered a reshuffle of the southern African country's top police brass to facilitate a probe into the killing of two protesters last week, his spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Zambian court throws out second challenge to president’s re-election bid

Zambia’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that President Edgar Lungu can stand for re-election in August, throwing out a second opposition challenge to his eligibility on the basis of the constitutional two-term limit.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab arrives at BBC Broadcasting House in London, Britain December 13, 2020. REUTERS-Simon Dawson

UK: Some countries are using coronavirus vaccines as a geopolitical tool

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Friday there was no doubt some countries were using vaccines as a diplomatic tool to secure influence but Britain did not support so-called vaccine diplomacy
Some gunmen on Thursday attacked Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria in Kaduna State, abducting some lecturers and their family members.

Kaduna polytechnic suspends academic activities after bandits attack

Authorities of the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria have announced the suspension of all academic activities in the institution hours after the school was invaded by bandits who kidnapped some staff and ‘many’ students.
The UK will donate at least 100 million surplus COVID vaccine doses to other countries within the next year, Boris Johnson has pledged.

Britain to donate 100 million surplus coronavirus vaccine doses

The UK will donate at least 100 million surplus COVID vaccine doses to other countries within the next year, Boris Johnson has pledged.

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Ex-Akwa-Ibom attorney general: Why EFCC is after me

A former attorney general and commissioner for justice in Akwa Ibom State, Uwemedimo Nwoko (SAN), said his current travails with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may not be unconnected with his role against the anti-graft agency probing the government of former Governor Godswill Akpabio.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: IPOB, ESN’s witch doctor arrested

The police command in Imo says its officers have arrested a 40-year-old IPOB and ESN’s witch doctor, Uzoamaka Ugoanyanwu.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister solicits military protection for rail projects

Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has called on the Nigerian Army to provide security protection for the workers on Kaduna-Kano, Kano-Maradi and Maiduguri-Port Harcourt rail lines projects that will begin soon.
William Troost-Ekong

William Troost-Ekong leaves Super Eagles camp

Super Eagles stand-in captain William Troost-Ekong has quit the team’s training camp in Vienna, Austria, so as to have further checks on the injury that has ruled him out of tomorrow’s rematch against Cameroon.

NBA: Twitter suspension illegal

The Nigerian Bar Association has threatened to challenge in court, the decision of the Federal Government to suspend the operations of microblogging site Twitter in the country.