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Otti Hosts Super Falcons Players From Abia



The Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti, has hosted four Abia-born Super Falcons players in his country home at Isiala Ngwa South LGA of the state.

The governor made this known on his X (formerly Twitter) handle on Wednesday.

Sharing photos Otti said, “Yesterday, I received our Super Falcons players from Abia State (Uchenna Kanu, Esther Okoronkwo, Christy Ucheibe, and Glory Ogbonna), who made their mark at the just concluded FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

“Although luck may not have been on their side to advance to the Quarterfinals, their performance showcased their resilience and character.

“The accomplishments of these players highlight the progress and development of women’s football in Nigeria and further elevate the profile of Nigerian football on the international stage.

” I am sure their achievements will inspire the girl child in Nigeria and Abia in particular, thus paving the way for even greater success in the future.

Otti, his wife, Pricilla, and some of his aides played host to the Falcons, with the governor and his wife praising the players for displaying uncommon gallantry and patriotism at the just concluded FIFA Female World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

The Abia Governor, who commended the Falcons players for making Abia State and Nigeria proud through their wonderful outing, said they had become role models for youths in Abia and Nigeria at large.

The Falcons players honoured were Glory Ogbonna who hails from Isiala Ngwa South LGA, Christy Ucheibe from Isuikwuato LGA, Uchenna Kanu from Uzuakoli, Bende LGA, as well as Esther Okoronkwo.

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FG Clarifies Renaming of Murtala Muhammed Expressway



Minister Of Information
– FG denies renaming Murtala Muhammed Expressway after Wole Soyinka
– New road inaugurated by President Tinubu named Arterial Road N20
– Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged

The Federal Government has dispelled rumors that the Murtala Muhammed Expressway in Abuja was renamed Wole Soyinka Way.

The government clarified that the renaming of the expressway was never considered by the current administration.

Instead, a new road was inaugurated by President Bola Tinubu on June 4, 2024, which was named Arterial Road N20.

This new road connects the Outer Northern Expressway to the Northern Parkway and was named after Prof. Wole Soyinka.

The confusion arose from a proposal by the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, during the inauguration, which was approved by President Tinubu. ”

The government emphasized that the Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged, honoring the legacy of the former Head of State, Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed.

Therefore, the Arterial Road N20 is named after Prof Soyinka.

The Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged, the government stressed.


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Rivers State on Edge as Youths Storm LG Headquarters Amid Tenure Crisis



Rivers State Governor
– Tension rises in Rivers State as youths occupy LG headquarters
– LG chairmen refuse to vacate office despite expiration of tenure
– Police deploy security operatives to maintain peace

Tension mounted in Rivers State on Monday as youths occupied the Degema Local Government Area headquarters, demanding that the council chairmen vacate office.

The youths, who were seen singing war songs, barricaded the entrance and vowed to remain until Wednesday.

The crisis follows the expiration of the tenure of local government chairmen in the state, with the chairmen refusing to step down citing a new law passed by the state House of Assembly.

The law empowers them to extend their tenure by six months, a move opposed by Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

In a similar development, youths stormed the Asari-Toru Local Government Area headquarters, occupying the building and vowing to resist any attempt by the council chairman to remain in office.

The situation was tense but peaceful, with security operatives deployed to maintain order.

Meanwhile, the outgoing chairman of Eleme LGA, Obarilomate Ollor, warned those eager to throw him out of office not to come close to the council, threatening to unleash terror on such invaders. “Some people are ganging up, they want to use force to enter into the local government, If you go there against the law, what you will see you will not believe it.”

The police have urged everyone to maintain peace in the state, with the spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, saying “Our men were on a show of strength this morning. We are still monitoring the situation.”


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