Saturday, May 26, 2018

Akwa Ibom

    Foundation for Thompson and Grace Medical University laid in Akwa Ibom

Foundation for Thompson and Grace Medical University laid in Akwa Ibom

Thompson and Grace Medical University (TGMU), a “world class medical university” will promote scientific research and boost Nigeria’s foreign direct investment (FDI), key stakeholders of the project have said.The groundbreaking ceremony of the medical university took place in Akwa Ibom on Friday, playing host to a delegation of Nigerian and German government officials as well as professionals in the medical [...]

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    After business trip to Asia, Ayade says economic change coming to Cross River

After business trip to Asia, Ayade says economic change coming to Cross River

Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, says the state will soon witness economic change.Ayade said this on Sunday after returning to the country from an investment trip in Asia.He had spent three weeks in the continent in a bid to seek opportunities to boost the economic fortunes of the state.The governor said the various factories at the different stages of [...]

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    Army kills ‘notorious’ cultist behind murder of two policemen in Akwa Ibom

Army kills ‘notorious’ cultist behind murder of two policemen in Akwa Ibom

The 2 brigade of the Nigeria army says its troops raided a cultists hideout, killing its leader, Akaninyene Jumbo, on January 15, after trailing him to the border between Akwa Ibom and Abia.The army said this in a statement issued on Tuesday by Umar Shuaib, the brigade assistant director of information.Shuaib said: "The gallant troops of 2 Brigade Nigerian Army [...]

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    Four inmates shot dead, 36 escape in Akwa Ibom jailbreak

Four inmates shot dead, 36 escape in Akwa Ibom jailbreak

Four inmates were on Wednesday shot dead during a jailbreak at Ikot Ekpene Prison in Akwa Ibom state.Thirty-six prisoners escaped from the facility in a well-coordinated operation by the inmates.Ogbajie Ogbajie, spokesman of the Akwa Ibom command of the Nigeria Prison Service, said the inmates first attacked kitchen staff before escaping through the rear entrance of the prison.“At about 1147hrs on [...]

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    Masquerade ‘crushed to death’ in Akwa Ibom

Masquerade ‘crushed to death’ in Akwa Ibom

An unknown driver has reportedly crushed a masquerade in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom state.According to The Sun, the incident occurred along Nwanniba road in the state capital on Thursday.A witness was quoted to have said a motorist on high speed while trying to avoid another vehicle on the road, rammed into some masqueraders and their troupe along the Nwanniba dual carriage way."The 'Ekpo' [...]

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    APC kicks as PDP sweeps Akwa Ibom LG polls

APC kicks as PDP sweeps Akwa Ibom LG polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the elections held in 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom state.The polls took place on Saturday.In a statement on Sunday, Aniedi Ikoiwak, chairman of the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC), said the party also won all the 329 councillorship seats in the state.Ikoiwak said details of election would be made [...]

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    Akwa Ibom bishop among 19 persons ‘arrested for robbery, kidnapping’

Akwa Ibom bishop among 19 persons ‘arrested for robbery, kidnapping’

The Nigerian army says its military exercise in the south-south and and south-west regions of the country is yielding positive results.The troops said this while announcing the arrest of a bishop and at least 18 other persons allegedly involved in robbery, kidnapping and cult activities in Akwa Ibom state.According to Aminu Iliyasu, deputy director, army public relations, the suspects were [...]

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    New governor’s lodge: Group to hold protests in A’Ibom, Lagos

New governor’s lodge: Group to hold protests in A’Ibom, Lagos

Akwa Ibom Conscience, a non-partisan association, is set to hold a peaceful protest to express its disapproval with the decision by Udom Emmanuel, the state governor, to construct a new governor’s lodge in Lagos.In a statement by Inibehe Effiong, the protest convener, the group described the project as a waste, given the economic situation in Akwa Ibom.According to the statement, [...]

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    UNIUYO ejects herdsmen from school campuses

UNIUYO ejects herdsmen from school campuses

Enefiok Essien, the vice-chancellor, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom, has issued a two-week ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to remove their cattle from the institution’s campuses.Godfrey Essien, director, public relations, UNIUYO, in a statement, said the VC gave the ultimatum during a meeting with Fulani herdsmen led by Farouk Allah, in Uyo on Monday. [...]

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    Like OBJ, PDP chieftain tears membership card as many defect in Akwa Ibom

Like OBJ, PDP chieftain tears membership card as many defect in Akwa Ibom

Over 500 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ikono local government area in Akwa Ibom on Sunday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).The defection in Ikono, generally regarded as the cradle of the Ibibio, was the latest defection to hit the PDP in the state in recent times.Among those that defected were four former councillors, Iboro Akpan, [...]

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    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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