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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.

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U.S. President Joe Biden and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend a session during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 11, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque-Pool-File Photo

Canada’s premier says he discussed border with Joe Biden, but no deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday he has spoken with U.S. President Joe Biden about how to lift pandemic-related border restrictions between the two countries but made clear no breakthrough has been achieved.
Popular Nigerian comedian, Debo Adebayo, better known as Mr. Macaroni, has tasked the youths to get their PVCs and take voting seriously come 2023.

Mr. Macaroni: President Buhari’s supporters have lost their humanity

Nigerian Comedian, Debo Adebayo, better known as Mr. Macaroni, has stated that those supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had lost their humanity.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says it will begin full operation of the standard gauge railway service from Lagos to Ibadan on Tuesday.

Lagos-Ibadan train service to begin full operation on Tuesday

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says it will begin full operation of the standard gauge railway service from Lagos to Ibadan on Tuesday.
22. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Ondo governor: Why Amotekun will transform into state police

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Saturday said that the State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps would eventually transform into a State Police overtime.
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Murtala Muhammad’s son joins APC four years after quitting politics

A son of a former Nigerian Head of State, Murtala Muhammad, Abba Risqua, on Saturday, joined the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) at an occasion to mark the Democracy Day in Kano.

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The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has suspended sponsorship of conference attendance for Nigerian lecturers over allegations of fraudulent practices by many the beneficiaries.

Rector: TETFund earmarks N78 billion for ASCETA

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has over the years earmarked up to N78billion for academic staff development at the Abia State College of Education Technical, Arochukwu, (ASCETA) in Abia State.
Chelsea will have to wait until at least the summer to try and secure the signings of top attacking targets Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner.

Manchester United reach Jadon Sancho transfer agreement over £80 million deal

Still, United are yet to agree a transfer fee but have started negotiations with Dortmund, who rate the forward at £80m.

APGA youths kick as Atiku/Soludo posters flood Abuja

Ahead of the 2021 governorship primaries in Anambra State, campaign posters of former vice president Atiku Abubakar and former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo have flooded the streets of Abuja.
FILE PHOTO - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko delivers a speech in Minsk, Belarus May 26, 2021. Press Service of the President of the Republic of Belarus-Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Belarus introduces prison sentences for taking part in protests

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday signed into law prison sentences for people taking part in protests or insulting state officials, part of an unprecedented crackdown by the veteran leader since a disputed election last year.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government employs 4,452 monitors for social investment programme

The federal government has offered engagement letters and tablets to 4, 452 trained independent monitors of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP).