Monday, September 24, 2018

Akwa Ibom

    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    APC candidate quits Akwa Ibom rerun election

APC candidate quits Akwa Ibom rerun election

Victor Okon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the March 12 Akwa Ibom rerun election, has withdrawn his candidacy.Okon, vying for the Oron/Udung Uko constituency, made his decision known at a news conference held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, on Friday.He said his withdrawal from the Saturday Akwa Ibom House of Assembly rerun election was personal.“After due [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    S’court: Umana didn’t prove case against Udom

S’court: Umana didn’t prove case against Udom

The supreme court on Monday explained its reasons for upholding the election of Emmanuel Udom, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as governor of Akwa Ibom state.The apex court held that Umana Umana, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the April 11, 2015, governorship election failed to prove his allegations of malpractices and violence‎ in the poll [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Akwa Ibom to relocate Uyo Prison

Akwa Ibom to relocate Uyo Prison

The Akwa Ibom state government on Tuesday announced its plans to relocate Uyo Federal Prison to a more conducive environment.Enobong Uwah, commissioner for housing and urban renewal, disclosed this at the state house of assembly during the defence of the 2016 budget.Uwah said the prison authorities had informed the government of the need for relocation.“The ravine has eaten deep into the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Lassa Fever spreads to Akwa Ibom, kills 53-year-old woman

Lassa Fever spreads to Akwa Ibom, kills 53-year-old woman

The current outbreak of Lassa Fever has spread to Akwa Ibom state, killing a 53-year-old woman.Dominic Ukpong, commissioner for health, confirmed this in Uyo, capital of the state, at the inauguration of a taskforce on the eradication of the virus.He disclosed that there were two suspected cases of the virus and that one of the suspected victims had absconded, while the second [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Akwa Ibom assembly elects Luke as new speaker

Akwa Ibom assembly elects Luke as new speaker

The Akwa Ibom house of assembly on Monday elected Onofiok Luke as its new speaker.Luke, who represents Nsit Ubium constituency emerged as speaker following the nullification of the election of Aniekan Uko, the former Speaker.Last week, the appeal court sitting in Abuja nullified the election of the former speaker.Luke was nominated by Nse Essien, member representing Onna and seconded by [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    DPR seals 35 petrol stations in Akwa Ibom

DPR seals 35 petrol stations in Akwa Ibom

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), on Monday said it had sealed 35 petrol stations in Akwa Ibom for selling fuel above the approved pump price of N87.Asuquo Antai, DPR operations controller in the state, disclosed this in an interview with NAN, saying the stations were sealed in Uyo, Eket, Ikot Abasi and Nsit Ubium areas of the state.Antai said [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘Two killed’ as militants raid Akwa Ibom market

‘Two killed’ as militants raid Akwa Ibom market

Gunmen suspected to be militants struck at a popular market in the Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom state on Saturday.Moses Phillips, a resident of the area, who witnessed the incident, told NAN that two middle-aged women were killed, while an unspecified number sustained injuries in the attack.He said the militants, dressed in military camouflage, emerged from the river [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    APC to appeal tribunal’s judgment of A’Ibom gov poll

APC to appeal tribunal’s judgment of A’Ibom gov poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday said it would appeal against the judgment of the governorship election petition tribunal in Akwa Ibom state.Amadu Atai, state chairman of the party, disclosed this to journalists in Uyo, capital of the state.Atai said the party was expecting outright cancellation of the governorship election since it nullified the elections in 18 out of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Tribunal orders fresh gov poll in 18 A’Ibom LGs

Tribunal orders fresh gov poll in 18 A’Ibom LGs

‎The Akwa Ibom governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday declined upholding the election of Emmanuel Udom as the winner of the April 11 governorship election in Akwa Ibom state.However, the tribunal held that though the election was not free of flaws, it "complied with substantially with provisions of the law".It therefore resolved that Udom scored the highest [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

September 24, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement