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To give made in Nigeria goods a better platform to thrive especially in the international market, the World Trade Summit & Expo has been changed to Nigeria International Week, Asia Edition.

Speaking on the recent update, the President of FOW World, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George said that while there will be more focus on marketing Made in Nigeria products and ideas, every other thing remains the same including the date and venues of the event.

Tragedy struck in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Monday when a truck fell off a heavy duty vehicle and crushed people suspected to be students of the Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo.

Sources said that the vehicle which was coming from Port Harcourt fell off the heavy duty vehicle and crushed people who were standing on the road side.

Our correspondent learnt that the incident happened opposite the Polytechnic’ s main gate on the ever busy Owerri – Port Harcourt expressway.

United Bank for Africa UBA and Federal Ministry of Information and Culture have joined the list of partners from Nigeria making sure the 2017 and Asia edition of the World Trade Expo is a success and beneficial to Nigerian investors.

Making this known to newsmen in Abuja, Nigeria, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George, the President of FOW World, who are the organizers of World Trade Expo 2017, said the new partners will be bringing a lot to the table as all hands are on deck to ensure the events are successful.

The Igbo National Council has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the 19 northern states, following the call by the Arewa Youth Council that the Igbo people living in the region should leave on or before October 1, 2017.

The pan -Igbo group said a state of emergency would forestall chaos that may occur after the expiration of the notice to quit given to the Igbos.

Tragedy struck at Oforola, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State on Saturday, as three persons died when a building collapsed in the community .
Those who died were identified as Mr. Massy Okpomechinan and two of his children, while six others narrowly escaped death.
Our correspondent, who visited the scene of the incident in the early hours of Saturday, saw youths of the community pulling out the corpses from the debris.
The wife of the deceased, Mrs. Felicia Okpomechina , who alerted her family before the building collapsed , was rushed to a nearby hospital .