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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.

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 National Industrial Court sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital , on Wednesday , issued an order of perpetual injunction restraining the state government and its agents from further slashing of pensions due to the pensioners of the state .

Delivering judgment in suit number NICN / OW / 144/ 2017, which was instituted by the pensioners against the state government, Justice Olufunke Anuwe said that the state government did not have the right to alter pensions due to pensioners.

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 .


A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State, Barrister Kingsley Ononuju has been released after spending four days in his abductor’ s den.

Ononuju , a former Special Adviser on New Partnership For Africa ’s Development to the immediate past governor of the state , Ikedi Ohakim, was abducted on Thursday after he left his Owerri residence located at Oguta Street in the Aladimma area of the state capital at 8 pm .