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Emmanuel’s three-year investment in Akwa Ibom’s future

BY AKAN OKONWhen Mr Udom Emmanuel was sworn in as the Governor of Akwa Ibom in 2015, he made certain promises. Specifically, he believes the state is blessed with abundant [...]

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My re-election will end godfatherism in Adamawa, says gov Bindow

    My re-election will end godfatherism in Adamawa, says gov Bindow

Mohammed Bindow, governor of Adamawa, says his re-election would end "the politics of godfatherism in the state".Bindow said this while addressing delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and party [...]

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Akwa Ibom workers ‘will vote massively’ for Udom in 2019

    Akwa Ibom workers ‘will vote massively’ for Udom in 2019

Ekere Akpan, head of service in Akwa Ibom, says workers and people of the state will massively vote for Udom Emmanuel, to continue as governor of the state come 2019.Akpan said [...]

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Udom Emmanuel: May affliction not happen in A’Ibom again

    Udom Emmanuel: May affliction not happen in A’Ibom again

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, says God will not allow affliction to rise in the state for a second time.Emmanuel said this during a programme in commemoration of [...]

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Flood management: Why Maihaja deserves a national honour

    Flood management: Why Maihaja deserves a national honour

BY DAVID ONMEJENatural and human-made catastrophic events appear to be steadily increasing in intensity and frequency. Proper preparation, response, and recovery are vital if humanity and its vital systems are [...]

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Missing World Cup was the hardest thing for me to deal with, says Ikeme

    Missing World Cup was the hardest thing for me to deal with, says Ikeme

Carl Ikeme, former Super Eagles goalkeeper, says it was painful to miss the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Ikeme, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017, told BBC that his inability to join the Super [...]

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The real story of Victor Moses and his journey from Kaduna to the world

    The real story of Victor Moses and his journey from Kaduna to the world

On the quiet streets of Kaduna, an eleven-year-old tackled his friends on a football field, carefully nursing his passion one kick at a time. Like most kids his age, dreaming [...]

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2019: Is the PDP not just joking?

    2019: Is the PDP not just joking?

Thoughts about Nigerian politics would always wear you out. And that is regardless of whether you are thinking about the politicians or the electorate.In the colony of politicians, the import [...]

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Pensioners block convoy of finance minister over 14 years’ arrears

    Pensioners block convoy of finance minister over 14 years’ arrears

Some senior citizens on Tuesday staged a protest at the ministry of finance over 14 years pension arrears owed them by the federal government.The protesters demanded the payment of [...]

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Boko Haram ‘gone forever’

    Boko Haram ‘gone forever’

Some female supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari stormed the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday to say the Boko Haram sect is gone forever.The women under the aegis of the [...]

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CBN says banks will pay N10,000 fine if money transfer exceeds four minutes

    CBN says banks will pay N10,000 fine if money transfer exceeds four minutes

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says banks will pay a fine of N10,000 for every money transfer that exceeds four minutes.The apex bank made this known in a circular, [...]

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Saraki: Leadership driven by empathy

    Saraki: Leadership driven by empathy

Since he ascended the third highest office in Nigeria, Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki has been the anchor of Nigeria’s Democratic ship and has used the senate as vehicle to [...]

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Ex-police commissioner accuses Shehu Sani of forgery

    Ex-police commissioner accuses Shehu Sani of forgery

Sani Magaji, a retired police commissioner of Akwa Ibom state, has accused Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, of forgery, vowing to take him to court.In a petition to Adams Oshiomhole, [...]

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Wike intervenes in planned relocation of Shell from Rivers to Lagos

    Wike intervenes in planned relocation of Shell from Rivers to Lagos

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has waded into the face-off between youth in the state and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) over the planned relocation of the [...]

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Kwara youth to hold mass rally for Saraki

    Kwara youth to hold mass rally for Saraki

Some youth under the aegis of  Olanrewaju Oba Youth Forum (TOOYF) are planning to hold a mass rally for Senate President Bukola Saraki in Kwara state.Abdulmajeed Oba, a youth leader [...]

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Some people are ‘out to tarnish the image’ of Charles Dokubo

    Some people are ‘out to tarnish the image’ of Charles Dokubo

A group known as the Integrity Youth Alliance says some people are out to tarnish the reputation of Charles Dokubo, coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.In a statement on Wednesday, Kelvin [...]

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How Akwa Ibom governor is creating wealth

    How Akwa Ibom governor is creating wealth

BY UMOH EFFIONGA good way to measure the effectiveness of a leader in the discharge of his duties is to evaluate his/her time in office. Looking back at how Akwa [...]

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‘How Emmanuel empowers Akwa Ibom youths’

    ‘How Emmanuel empowers Akwa Ibom youths’

BY ANIEDI OKONSince the emergence of Udom Emmanuel as the Akwa Ibom State governor, he has put in place different infrastructures to help the indigenes of Akwa Ibom. He has [...]

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Sagay: FG can fund 2019 polls without national assembly’s approval

    Sagay: FG can fund 2019 polls without national assembly’s approval

Itse Sagay, chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says the federal government can invoke the doctrine of necessity to fund the 2019 elections if the national assembly fails [...]

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PDP will win 2019 presidential election, says Saraki

    PDP will win 2019 presidential election, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday boasted that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win the 2019 presidential election.Saraki said this in Ilorin at a meeting with PDP members [...]

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