Friday, February 24, 2017

Akwa Ibom

    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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    Akwa Ibom fires 5,000 teachers recruited by Akpabio

Akwa Ibom fires 5,000 teachers recruited by Akpabio

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has approved the dismissal of 5,000 teachers employed under the administration of Godswill Akpabio, former governor of the state.Vowing not to bow to sentiments, Emmanuel explained that lapses were noticed in the foundation of the recruitment process.He blamed a syndicate for the issuance of fake appointment letters to thousands of unqualified applicants.“It was [...]

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    Police arrest 3 ‘pipeline vandals’ in Akwa Ibom

Police arrest 3 ‘pipeline vandals’ in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom police command has arrested three suspected pipeline vandals in Eket local government area of the state.The suspects, Nelson Semiyefa from Bayelsa; Victor William and Nseobong Dickson, both from Akwa Ibom, however, denied being vandals and criminals.Briefing reporters on the arrest, Murtala MANI, the state police commissioner, said the suspects were found with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) capable [...]

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    A’ Ibom monarch’s wife gives birth to a baby in kidnappers’ den

A’ Ibom monarch’s wife gives birth to a baby in kidnappers’ den

Ubong Assam, wife of the traditional ruler of Esit Eket in Akwa Ibom, was delivered of a baby girl while in custody of her kidnappers.NAN quoted a family source as saying the monarch’s wife gave birth to the baby in an unknown hideout of her abductorsThe kidnappers abducted the traditional ruler’s wife and her four children in the Akpautong neighbourhood [...]

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    Kidnappers demand N100m to free pregnant wife, 4 kids of Akwa Ibom monarch

Kidnappers demand N100m to free pregnant wife, 4 kids of Akwa Ibom monarch

Abductors of the pregnant wife and four children of Edidem Ubong Assam, the paramount ruler of Esit Eket, on Wednesday asked for a ransom of N100 million.The victims were abducted in the palace of Akpautong on Friday.NAN quoted a source close to the monarch’s family as saying the kidnappers have opened up for negotiations.“There is tension and anxiety in the [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap pregnant wife, 4 kids of Akwa Ibom monarch

Gunmen kidnap pregnant wife, 4 kids of Akwa Ibom monarch

The pregnant wife of Ubong Assam, the paramount ruler of Esit Eket in Akwa Ibom, and four of the monarch’s children, have been kidnapped.Asuquo Abia, secretary, traditional rulers council, Esit Eket, told NAN that the gunmen invaded the palace of the paramount ruler in the wee hours of Friday morning.He said they shot sporadically for over five hours before whisking [...]

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    9,000 Akwa Ibom workers involved in ‘salary scam’

9,000 Akwa Ibom workers involved in ‘salary scam’

At least 9,000 employees in the Akwa Ibom state civil service are to be prosecuted for alleged fraudulent drawing of salaries from more than one pay point in the state.Udom Emmanuel, governor of the state, disclosed this to reporters on Monday in Uyo, the state capital.Emmanuel said the massive fraud was uncovered in the preliminary bio-metric exercise recently conducted by [...]

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    DPR seals NNPC filling station for ‘hoarding fuel’

DPR seals NNPC filling station for ‘hoarding fuel’

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Akwa Ibom state said it had sealed the NNPC mega filling station in Uyo, for allegedly hoarding petrol.Bassey Nkanga, controller of operations in charge of Akwa Ibom and Cross River, told NAN on Sunday that the mega station had amassed the product in its storage tanks, but refused to sell it to members [...]

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Exchange Rates

Feb 23, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK314.75392.27331.90
LAGOS490600500
KANO500625525
PH500630530
ABUJA498620525
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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