Friday, September 20, 2019

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    Tribunal upholds election of Akwa Ibom governor

Tribunal upholds election of Akwa Ibom governor

The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, on Thursday affirmed the victory of Udom Emmanuel, governor of the state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Emmanuel, who contested the March 9 election under the Peoples Democratic Party, winner of the exercise but Nsima Ekere, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rivak, filed a petition challenging [...]

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    Group asks France to avoid strengthen Boko Haram

Group asks France to avoid strengthen Boko Haram

The Save Humanity Advocacy Center (SHAC) has warned France to be mindful of members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect in order not to undermine Nigeria.The group was reacting to a recent report by New York Times, which claimed the insurgents bought some sophisticated weapons from France.Addressing a news conference on Tuesday, Ibrahim Abubakar, executive secretary of SHAC, warned France [...]

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Emmanuel hosts oil companies, targets more jobs for A’Ibom people

Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom state governor, on Tuesday hosted multinational companies comprising Mobil Producing Nigeria, Vitol and BlackRhino in Uyo, expressing the desire for more partnership to create job opportunities in the state.He said at least 5,000 jobs will be created as the state partners with international oil companies to end gas flaring and ensure the provision of power supply [...]

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    Group acsuses APC youth of planning to foment trouble ahead of verdict on guber poll

Group acsuses APC youth of planning to foment trouble ahead of verdict on guber poll

The Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM), a  socio-political group, has raised the alarm over what it called the "grand plot" by youths of the All Progressives Congress disrupt and cause violence at the governorship election tribunal on Thursday.The  tribunal fixed Thursday for judgment on the Akwa Ibom governorship election petitions.At a press conference in Uyo, the state capital, on Wednesday, the [...]

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    Akwa Ibom boosts economic ties with Netherlands

Akwa Ibom boosts economic ties with Netherlands

The Akwa Ibom state government has boost its economic ties with the kingdom of Netherlands.During a cocktail reception held in honor of  Jan van Weijen, the new consul general, at the Dutch Embassy grounds in Lagos, similarities between Netherlands and Akwa Ibom were enumerated."Akwa Ibom like Holland remains an emerging Port nation with opportunities in tourism, agriculture, aviation, water technology and [...]

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    Wildlife society honours Buratai

Wildlife society honours Buratai

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has been honoured with the "Fellow Wildlife Society Of Nigeria Honour Award".The award was received on behalf of Buratai by Anthony Omozoje, general officer commanding 2 division, Nigerian Army, at the Wildlife Society of Nigeria annual conference, 2019.The conference, which was organised by the Wildlife Society of Nigeria took place at the Otunba Subomi [...]

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    Coalition hails army’s super camp strategy , asks Borno, Yobe leaders to support the military

Coalition hails army’s super camp strategy , asks Borno, Yobe leaders to support the military

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has applauded the Nigerian Army's super camp strategy, describing it as a “masterstroke” that will flush out the remnants of Boko Haram from the north-east.At a press conference  on Sunday, Gabriel Onoja, coordinator of the group, hailed the military's latest approach.The strategy entails the concentration of fighting forces in strongholds called super camps [...]

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    Akwa Ibom rolls out programmes for 32nd anniversary

Akwa Ibom rolls out programmes for 32nd anniversary

The government of Akwa Ibom has rolled out activities for the celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the state.Charles Udoh, commissioner for information, disclosed this while speaking with reporters in his office on Friday.The commissioner said the celebration, which is scheduled to commence on Saturday, September 21, will feature projects inauguration by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.The projects to be commissioned include [...]

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    Senatorial poll: Ekpeyong floors Akpabio at tribunal

Senatorial poll: Ekpeyong floors Akpabio at tribunal

The election tribunal has upheld the victory of Christopher Ekpenyong as the winner of Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district at the national assembly.Akpabio had challenged the Independent National Electoral Commission's (INEC) declaration of Ekpeyong as winner of the February 23 election.The court dismissed all the preliminary objections filed by Akpabio, holding that the petitioner's evidence was too weak in [...]

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    Kidnapped Ondo prof found dead

Kidnapped Ondo prof found dead

Gideon Okedayo, the professor of mathematical science at the Ondo State University of Science and Technology who was kidnapped last week, is dead.Temidayo Temola, chairman of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian University (SSANU) of the institution, confirmed the death of Okedayo to journalists on Tuesday.He said the police informed the school authorities of the development on Monday night.Temola said the [...]

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    Ondo LG chairman bought tyres for buses — and he’s celebrating it

Ondo LG chairman bought tyres for buses — and he’s celebrating it

Abayomi Adesanya, chairman of Okitipupa local government area of Ondo state, has inaugurated four new tyres of a refurbished bus in the area.Adesanya, who took to Facebook to share the information, said the bus which the tyres were bought for had been abandoned for the past seven years.“The chairman of Okitipupa LG, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya has purchased (4) brand new [...]

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    Ondo senator involved in road crash

Ondo senator involved in road crash

Nicholas Tofowomo, lawmaker representing Ondo south senatorial district, was involved in a car accident on Friday.TheCable gathered that the accident happened at Igbara-Oke town around 12 mid-day.Tofowomo, Banji Okunomo, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) publicity secretary in the state, and two other members of the party were heading to Lagos when the accident happened.A source said the lawmaker and others involved in the [...]

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    Ondo university prof kidnapped in Edo

Ondo university prof kidnapped in Edo

Gideon Okedayo, a professor of the department of mathematical science at the Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa, has been kidnapped.Details of the incident are still sketchy but TheCable gathered that he was kidnapped along Auchi road in Edo state.Dayo Temola, a member of staff of Osustech, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday.“With utmost shock [...]

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Group rejects APC’s statement on Udom Emmanuel’s performance

The Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM), a socio-political group, has condemned the statement credited to the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the performance of Udom Emmanuel, the governor in the first 100 days since his reelection.At a media briefing, Solomon Abasiekong, the group's secretary general, said the action of APC shows ignorance.Abasiekong maintained that soon after his re-election, [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gov asks state university to equip undergraduates with entrepreneurial skills

Akwa Ibom gov asks state university to equip undergraduates with entrepreneurial skills

The curriculum of the Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) will include entrepreneurship training to equip undergraduates with the skill-set to become employers of labour and not white collar job seekers, after graduation.Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom, announced this while declaring open the first Akwa Ibom Education Summit and Exhibitions held at Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio Hall, Udo Udoma Avenue, Uyo.The [...]

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    Xenophobia: Group accuses Ramaphosa of poor handling of obligations to foreigners

Xenophobia: Group accuses Ramaphosa of poor handling of obligations to foreigners

A London-based civil society group, Global Amnesty Watch (GAW), has called out South Africa president, Cyril Ramaphosa, "over his sluggish handling of xenophobic attacks in the country'.In a statement signed by head of Africa Affairs, John Tom Leva, on Wednesday in London, the group urged him to address “xenophobic anti-foreigners attacks on nationals of other African state”.According to the group, [...]

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