Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Akwa Ibom

    APC loses 800 ‘hungry’ members to PDP in Akwa Ibom

APC loses 800 ‘hungry’ members to PDP in Akwa Ibom

Over 800 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nsit Ubium local government area, Akwa Ibom, on Saturday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).‎ ‎ Leading the defectors to the PDP, the APC chairman in the council area, Aniefiok Ekah, said that the defectors had ‎endured severe hunger in APC and could therefore no longer continue to tolerate such. ‎ Ekah, who [...]

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    Masked gunmen kill Akwa Ibom LG secretary on Easter Sunday

Masked gunmen kill Akwa Ibom LG secretary on Easter Sunday

Four unidentified gunmen have killed Ime Atakpa, the newly sworn-in secretary of Ukanafun local government area of Akwa Ibom.Atakpa was shot when he was on his farm in his backyard at Ukanafun on Sunday.His wife, Imo, who disclosed this to journalists, said they went to Ukanafun for Easter service.She said, prior to the church’s service, they decided to check on [...]

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    Abductors of Turkish expatriates ‘demand N200m ransom’

Abductors of Turkish expatriates ‘demand N200m ransom’

Abductors of two Turkish expatriates in Akwa Ibom have demanded N200 million to release them.The victims were abducted on Monday, April 10, abducted from their room in Airstrip Hotel in Eket local government area of the state.A security source told NAN that the abductors had been in touch with the BKS Construction Company in Onna local government where the expatriates [...]

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    Two Turkish expatriates abducted in Akwa Ibom

Two Turkish expatriates abducted in Akwa Ibom

The police in Akwa Ibom say two Turkish construction workers were expatriates abducted by gunmen in their hotel rooms at Eket, Eket local government of Akwa Ibom on Sunday.Chukwu Okechukwu, spokesperson of the command, told NAN in Uyo on Monday that the Turkish nationals worked for BKS Construction Company in Onna local government area of the state.He said that they [...]

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    Akwa Ibom students shine at 20th JETS competition

Akwa Ibom students shine at 20th JETS competition

Akwa Ibom has emerged winner of the 20th national Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists (JETS).The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the national science-based competition for primary and secondary school students got underway from Tuesday to Friday in Lagos. [...]

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    Ibibio must be taught in secondary schools in Akwa Ibom, says Udom

Ibibio must be taught in secondary schools in Akwa Ibom, says Udom

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom, has instructed that Ibibio language be included into the curriculum of all government-licensed secondary schools in the state.Udom said this at the sixth inter-house sports competition of Tower of Ivory schools, Ediene Abak, on Monday. [...]

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    Court sacks Akwa Ibom senator, orders refund of all allowances

Court sacks Akwa Ibom senator, orders refund of all allowances

A federal high court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, has ordered the removal of Bassey Akpan, lawmaker representing Akwa Ibom north-east senatorial district.Akpan was ordered to refund all salaries and allowances earned during his stay in the senate.The court also declared that Bassey Etim, a former member of the house of representatives, should replace Akpan.Etim lost the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    UniUyo postpones examinations over armed robbery attack

UniUyo postpones examinations over armed robbery attack

An armed robbery attack on campus has forced the University of Uyo (UniUyo) to postpone the first-semester examinations.Godfrey Essien, the school's director of information, said the attack took place around 3 a.m. on Monday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. [...]

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    Workers shut FRCN Akwa Ibom over non-payment of 11 months’ salaries

Workers shut FRCN Akwa Ibom over non-payment of 11 months’ salaries

Artists on the payroll of Radio Nigeria, Atlantic 104.5 FM, Uruan, Akwa Ibom state, on Thursday shut down the station over accumulated salaries.The protesters carried placards with inscriptions: ‘The artists of Atlantic 104.5 FM want the release of our February 2016 to January 2017 salaries, Else there will be no broadcast’, ‘Pay us our 11 months’ salary, we are very [...]

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    Udom Emmanuel presents N365bn budget, says ‘in recession, Akwa Ibom is experiencing a lifting up’

Udom Emmanuel presents N365bn budget, says ‘in recession, Akwa Ibom is experiencing a lifting up’

Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom state governor, says the state is experiencing a lifting up, when Nigeria is experiencing a casting down.Emmanuel said this while presenting a N365 billion budget for the 2017 fiscal year, before the state assembly.He said the budget would be useless without committing it to the hands of God."I am not unaware that we live in a [...]

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    2 women killed, 17 injured as stalls collapse at Akwa Ibom market

2 women killed, 17 injured as stalls collapse at Akwa Ibom market

Two women were killed while 17 persons sustained various degrees of injuries following the collapse of market stalls at Urua Edet-Obo, a market at Ikot Akpatek in Onna local government area of Akwa Ibom state.Murtala Mani, state police commissioner, confirmed the tragic incident in a telephone conversation with reporters.“Two women died during the tragedy, caused by the collapse of an [...]

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    ‘More than 200 bodies’ in the mortuary after Uyo church building collapse

‘More than 200 bodies’ in the mortuary after Uyo church building collapse

At least 200 people have been killed in the building of Reigners Bible Church that collapsed in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, on Saturday.The confirmation was given by Etete Peters, a professor and chief medical director of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, where the victims were rushed to."We only lost one person in the hospital except those that were brought dead. [...]

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    UPDATED: ’18 killed’, governor escapes as church building collapses in Uyo

UPDATED: ’18 killed’, governor escapes as church building collapses in Uyo

At least 18 worshippers have been killed in a building inside the Reigners Bible Church, along Uyo Village Road, collapsed in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state on Saturday.Emmanuel Udom, governor of the state, was billed to be in the auditorium when the tragedy occurred, but he arrived late and instead joined in the rescue of victims.The incident occurred during the bishopric [...]

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    Udoh, Wema Bank official, appointed Akwa Ibom commissioner of information

Udoh, Wema Bank official, appointed Akwa Ibom commissioner of information

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has appointed Charles Udoh as commissioner of information and strategy.Until his appointment, Udoh was the head of brand and marketing communications at Wema Bank Plc.He has had a varied and extensive experience spanning over two decades within the financial services sector.Udoh started his career as a trainer and consultant at the Financial Institutions [...]

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    ExxonMobil engineer in Akwa Ibom killed in tyre blast

ExxonMobil engineer in Akwa Ibom killed in tyre blast

A senior ExxonMobil staff in Eket, Akwa Ibom state, has been killed by a blast that occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.The deceased was identified as G. Okorocha, the chief engineer (aviation department), who was in charge of servicing of aeroplanes and helicopters in the company.An official of the company told NAN that Okorocha was killed by a blast from [...]

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    CCT relocates to Akwa Ibom for trial of 50 govt officials

CCT relocates to Akwa Ibom for trial of 50 govt officials

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) will relocate to Akwa Ibom state between December 6 and December 9 for the trial of 50 public officers in the state.Danladi Umar, chairman of the tribunal, disclosed this in a statement he issued on Wednesday.According to Umar, the defendants comprise former special advisers and local government councilors who served between 2008 and 2009.He [...]

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April 24, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK310.33397.81337.26
LAGOS386490410
KANO385489410
PH390500420
ABUJA387500418
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