BLACK LIVES MATTER: U.S. POLICE OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING GEORGE FLOYD, FACES 40 YEARS JAIL SENTENCE

Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted on all charges by a jury in the Hennepin County court.   The 12 jurors found him guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death in May 2020. The maximum sentence for second-degree unintentional murder is imprisonment of not more than 40 years. The maximum sentence for third-degree murder is imprisonment of not more than 25 years. The maximum sentence for second-degree manslaughter is 10 years and/or $20,000. -CNN News

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IFEANYI UBAH FORMALLY DECLARES FOR ANAMBRA 2021 GOVERNORSHIP

Chief Promoter and Founder of Afa Igbo Efuna Movement, Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, on Monday, formally declared his intention to contest the Anambra State 2021 Governorship election. The oil magnate who represents Anambra South in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly made the declaration during a ‘Thank you’ rally hosted at the DCC Field Nnewi. While thanking the people of Nnewi North for electing him Senator in 2019, he formally informed them that he will run for Governor in the November 2021 election. A similar rally is billed for…

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UNION BANK UNVEILS UNIONPRO TO BOOST TRADE AND COMMERCE

As part of efforts to boost trade and commerce in Nigeria, Union Bank has unveiled UnionPro, a proposition designed to provide tailored financial services and solutions to supermarkets and large retail chain stores. With UnionPro, large retailers can now access a single platform offering a wide bouquet of solutions to enrich their businesses and optimise their offerings. These solutions include agency banking; point-of-sale (POS) terminals; in-store ATM deployments; web payment gateways and access to Union360 – a secure web-based solution that offers an end-to-end single point for payments and collections.…

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CHADIAN PRESIDENT, IDRISS DEBY KILLED IN BATTLE

Chad’s newly re-elected President Idriss Deby has died of injuries suffered on the frontline while fighting rebels in the north of the Sahel country, an army spokesman said on Tuesday. Deby, 68, “has just breathed his last defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield” over the weekend, army spokesman General Azem Bermandoa Agouna said in a statement read out on state television. General Mahamat Kaka, the son of the deceased Chadian leader, has been named interim head of the state, the army spokesman said.

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FOOTBALL, A PANACEA FOR NATIONAL UNITY: THE SENATOR ORJI UZOR KALU EXAMPLE

By Sam Ogbonna Most often, the unity of Nigeria as a nation has been a burning issue, but a quintessential leader, pillar of sports (football), Senator Orji Uzor Kalu even before he was elected and sworn – in on May 29, 1999 as the 7th Chief  Executive and Second Executive Governor of Abia State had proved himself a sports philanthropist extraordinaire in Nigeria and beyond. OUK, a one-time member of National Sports Commission (NSC) in the 80s, chiseled his name in the stone of history as the youngest member ever…

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