Sunday, November 18, 2018

Akwa Ibom

    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    ‘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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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‘APC planning to take Akwa Ibom by force’

Uche Secondus (pictured left), acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to upturn the governorship election of Akwa Ibom state.Secondus alleged that the Department of State Security (DSS) has become a tool in the hands of the federal government, saying the service had asked some of its personnel to [...]

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    Akwa Ibom assembly dissolves LG councils

Akwa Ibom assembly dissolves LG councils

The Akwa Ibom state house of assembly has dissolved the 31 local government councils in the state.Aniekan Uko, speaker of the assembly, announced this in Uyo, capital of the state, on Thursday, directing the chairmen to handover all government properties to the councils’ head of service by Friday.He said the development was in line with the 1999 constitution as amended, [...]

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    DPR to demolish 150 illegal petrol stations in Akwa Ibom

DPR to demolish 150 illegal petrol stations in Akwa Ibom

Asuquo Antai, controller of operations, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), revealed on Thursday that it would demolish over 150 illegal petrol stations in Akwa Ibom.Antai told NAN that the stations, which were built on unsuitable sites, had no licence to operate.He said though some of the station owners have commenced the regularisation of their documents, the development was unhealthy.“We are [...]

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    I will collapse if I see N5bn, says INEC commissioner

I will collapse if I see N5bn, says INEC commissioner

Austin Okojie, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) of Akwa Ibom state, has denied the allegation that he was offered a bribe of N5billion to rig the forthcoming general election in favour of a particular party.Okojie said this in Uyo on Tuesday during a meeting with accredited media professionals who are in the state for the election.“Five days of my being [...]

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    Gas explosion kills 5 in Akwa Ibom

Gas explosion kills 5 in Akwa Ibom

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has confirmed that five persons died during a gas explosion at Afaha Ukwa in Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom state.Asuquo Antai, DPR’s operations controller in Eket, disclosed this on Thursday during an interview with NAN.While eight persons were involved in the incident, which happened last week, five of them – three males [...]

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    Mass defection looms in Akwa Ibom PDP

Mass defection looms in Akwa Ibom PDP

This is not the best of times for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom state, as its influential members are threatening to pull out of the party over what they described as undemocratic acts of Godswill Akpabio, the governor of the state.The aggrieved members include 22 governorship aspirants, known as G22, all the senators from the state; the [...]

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    Akpabio pardons 8 prisoners, donates N10m to inmates

Akpabio pardons 8 prisoners, donates N10m to inmates

Godswill Akpabio, the governor of Akwa Ibom state, has granted amnesty to eight prisoners serving various sentences in Uyo, Calabar, Ikot-Ekpene and Port Harcourt in the spirit of the New Year celebration.Akpabio made the announcement when he visited Uyo prisons on Friday.He converted the death sentence of six other inmates to life imprisonment and also donated N10 million to other [...]

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    PDP zones Akwa Ibom gov slot to Eket

PDP zones Akwa Ibom gov slot to Eket

The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday announced that it had zoned the Akwa Ibom governorship slot to Eket senatorial district.“After a review of the decision of the enlarged state executive committee of Akwa-Ibom state, the National Working Committee (NWC), has accepted and fully endorsed the decision to zone the Akwa-Ibom state governorship position to Eket senatorial zone,” Olisa Metuh, national [...]

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November 16, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
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KANO359476420
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