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Uche Ogbuagu Promises To Help Youths IDENTIFY Their Talents As He Spends 25m On Football Tournament

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The member representing Ikeduru State Constituency at the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Uche Ogbuagu has promised to help youths of Ikeduru to discover their talents.
Ambassador Ogbuagu made the promise on Sunday shortly after the finals of Ikeduru Alive Football tournament which he sponsored and also assured that he would support whatever that is legitimate that would engage youths to discover and rediscover themselves.
The law maker advised youths contemplating to go into crime to rethink and embrace better legitimate options to showcase their God given talents and promote the common good of society.
The ₦25m Ikeduru Alive Football tournament came to a close on Sunday at Iwuanyanwu Stadium Iho with Bright Stars of Akabo emerging the winner after defeating Blue Stars of Iho through penalty shootout.
The prizes won by deserving players and officials include Best Player, Highest Goal Scorer, Best Goal Keeper, Best behaved Coach, Best Behaved Team, Best Referee and Best Goal of the Tournament Awards in addition to the Youngest Player Award of the Tournament which was won by 13year old Lambert Ugonna of Atta 2 and the Best Coordinator Award.
The Best Player, Highest Goal Scorer and Best Goal Keeper received Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (₦250,000) each and enrollment into a reputable club side while the Best Behaved Team received cash prize of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (₦250,000) and football boots to all players.
The winner of the tournament took home cash prize of ₦1m, second team grabbed ₦500,000 while the third went home with ₦300,000.
The Honorable member explained that the ₦25m price tag of the tournament included the whole cost of the tournament as compiled and determined by the organizers and coordinators of the competition as it took account of a different prizes won by the players and officials, logistics, branding, media and the budgeted expenses to be used to facilitate the movement and fixing of identified talents in football clubs.
He said the explanation became necessary to make the public understand that the tournament amount included various expenses involved as no one team was expected to take the whole amount alone.
Speaking in an interview, Dr. Gab Onyekuru praised Amb. Ogbuagu for sponsoring the tournament and said that he personally decided to identify with the project in order to encourage the Law Market in the good works he is doing for the Local Governments and his good representation of the people.

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Breaking News: Uche Obguagu, 5 other Imo Assembly Members suspended.

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Few minutes ago, the member representing Ikeduru State Constituency in Imo State House of Assembly, Amb Uche Ogbuagu among other five House Members were suspended by the leadership of the House.

Lead Express gathered that the House Members after emergency sitting resolved to suspend the House members.

At the time of filing this report, this paper had not learnt the reasons behind the sudden suspension.

The six House Members suspended were; Hon.Uche Ogbuagu, Hon. Philip Ejiogu, Hon. Kennedy Ibeh, Hon Dominic Ezerioha, Hon Crown Onyemaechi.

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BREAKING: Army renames Operation Lafiya Dole in North-East

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has approved the renaming of the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in the North-East from Operation Lafiya Dole to Operation Hadin Kai, the Nigerian Army has said.

This was contained in statement on Friday signed by Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima.

The statement was titled, ‘Nigerian Army Renames Operation In The North East, Seeks Inclusiveness’.

It read, “The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru has approved the renaming of the ongoing Counterinsurgency Operation in the North East from Operation Lafiya Dole to Operation Hadin Kai.

“This is premised on the fact that the Nigerian Army has made a lot of progress over the years and needs to re-align for better efficiency.

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“Also affected in the re-designation are the Army Super Camps which now reflect the nomenclature of the formations and units followed by the name of the locations they occupy while sub-units are redesigned as Forward Operating Bases followed by the name of their locations. All these changes are with immediate effect.

“The renaming is in line with the COAS Vision of having ‘A Nigerian Army that is Repositioned to Professionally Defeat all Adversaries in a Joint Environment’.

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BREAKING: Five dead as gunmen set ablaze Imo police area command

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Tension heightened in Imo State, on Monday, as unknown gunmen razed the Okigwe South Police Area Command situated in Orieagu in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

A police officer at the headquarters, who spoke to our correspondent in the evening, said that on arrival, the gunmen opened fire on the cops who challenged them.

It was learnt that the invaders freed all the suspects in the cells and carted away arms.

The source said that no fewer than five policemen were shot dead by the attackers as they torch the security facility.

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The source said, “Our area command headquarters in Okigwe south is on fire. Six policemen shot dead. They also freed the suspects before igniting a fire on the facility.”

When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said that five policemen were killed while one was missing during the attack.

He disclosed that the command had launched an investigation into the onslaught.

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