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    Akwa Ibom threatens to withdraw licence of schools that reopened online

Akwa Ibom threatens to withdraw licence of schools that reopened online

Akwa Ibom state government has threatened to withdraw the licences of schools that have commenced online classes for the third term. Nse Essien, commissioner of education, said the government has not authorised the resumption of schools either physically or virtually. He said he had been informed that some schools have already started online classes and have asked parents to pay their wards' [...]

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    COVID-19: 68 travellers prevented from entering Akwa Ibom

COVID-19: 68 travellers prevented from entering Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom government says it has intercepted 68 travellers who wanted to "invade the state" through its borders. Udom Emmanuel, the governor, disclosed this when he hosted the state caucus of the national assembly in Uyo, the state capital. The governor said the travellers "mainly from distant states" were liaising with their collaborators within the state to come into Akwa Ibom. He [...]

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    ‘Corpse of COVID-19 patient smuggled from Lagos’ intercepted in Akwa Ibom

‘Corpse of COVID-19 patient smuggled from Lagos’ intercepted in Akwa Ibom

A corpse "smuggled into Akwa Ibom state from Lagos" has been intercepted and buried by the state COVID-19 regulations enforcement team. The corpse was buried in accordance with the protocol for burial of an infected corpse, while the persons who transported the corpse have been quarantined pending the outcome of their test for COVID-19. Dominic Ukpong, Akwa Ibom commissioner for health, disclosed [...]

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    COVID-19: Akwa Ibom records one death, three new cases

COVID-19: Akwa Ibom records one death, three new cases

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom, says another COVID-19 patient has died in the state.  Giving a COVID-19 situation report in the state on Thursday, Emmanuel said the new death brings the death toll from the disease to two. The governor said the state now has six active cases, adding that three new cases were recorded within the week as a result of [...]

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    DSS ‘arrests’ journalist accused of defaming  Akwa Ibom commissioner

DSS ‘arrests’ journalist accused of defaming Akwa Ibom commissioner

The Department of State Services (DSS) has reportedly arrested Kufre Carter, a sports journalist based in Akwa Ibom state. According to a group known as the Peoples Alternative Fronts (PAF), Carter was arrested over the allegation that he defamed Dominic Ukpong, commissioner for health in the state. In a statement on Wednesday, Eze Aloysius, PAF secretary, said the alleged blackmail had to do [...]

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    Akwa Ibom discharges three COVID-19 patients

Akwa Ibom discharges three COVID-19 patients

Three COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Akwa Ibom state. The patients were reunited with their family on Sunday after testing negative for the disease twice. Two of the patients, Ememobong Udofa, a pharmacist, and Otobong Asuquo, a medical doctor, who spoke with journalists, expressed their appreciation to the state COVID-19 medical team. Asuquo described his treatment as "top-notch" and advised residents to [...]

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    COVID 19: We are yet to receive FG’s financial support, says Akwa Ibom

COVID 19: We are yet to receive FG’s financial support, says Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom state is yet to receive financial support from the federal government for the fight against COVID-19. According to Emmanuel Ekuwem, secretary to the state government who is chairman of the state’s COVID-19 management committee, officials of the state have heard that funds have been released to some states to support them in their efforts to stem the spread of [...]

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    Akwa Ibom doctor dies after displaying symptoms of COVID-19

Akwa Ibom doctor dies after displaying symptoms of COVID-19

Dominic Essien, a medical doctor, has died in Akwa Ibom state after displaying symptoms of COVID-19. In a statement on Friday, Nsikak Nyoyoko, the state chairman of the Nigerian Medical Associaton, confirmed his death. Essien, a private medical practitioner, was said to have been sick with history of fever, cough, and shortness of breath for one week. His case reportedly worsened on Thursday [...]

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    Akwa Ibom rejects COVID-19 cases in the state, says ‘there are no symptoms’

Akwa Ibom rejects COVID-19 cases in the state, says ‘there are no symptoms’

Akwa Ibom has rejected the reported positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, saying they are not exhibiting any symptoms.  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had on Wednesday announced the new cases which added to the total cases of 174 recorded in Nigeria as at then. But Dominic Ukpong, Akwa Ibom commissioner for health, has said the state wants the NCDC [...]

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    Akpabio is uncommon failure… I’m ashamed of him, says Akwa Ibom senator

Akpabio is uncommon failure… I’m ashamed of him, says Akwa Ibom senator

Christopher Ekpenyong, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, has described Godswill Akpabio as "uncommon failure". Ekpenyong said this on Thursday in Abuja while speaking with journalists after he was sworn in as the senator representing the district. He defeated Akpabio, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the rerun election that was held last Saturday. The former deputy governor said while Akpabio was [...]

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    Akpabio: Don’t blame me for irregularities in rerun in Akwa Ibom… I’ve no interest in it

Akpabio: Don’t blame me for irregularities in rerun in Akwa Ibom… I’ve no interest in it

Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, says he has no interest in the ongoing rerun election for Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district. The minister, who was the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the initial poll, insisted he has withdrawn from the poll, contrary to a directive from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Akpabio had informed INEC he is withdrawing [...]

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    Journalist imprisoned for ‘taking pictures’ of Akwa Ibom task-force officials

Journalist imprisoned for ‘taking pictures’ of Akwa Ibom task-force officials

Mary Ekere, a journalist in Akwa Ibom state, has been remanded in prison for allegedly taking photos of task-force officials who were raiding a city spot. The task force is said to be under the environmental & waste management agency of the state headed by Prince Ikim. Ekere, who covers the state house of assembly for The Post, a local newspaper, is [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gov asks lawmakers to probe assault on man who ‘insulted’ LG chairman

Akwa Ibom gov asks lawmakers to probe assault on man who ‘insulted’ LG chairman

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has asked the state assembly to probe the assault on a man who was attacked for allegedly insulting a local government chairman in the state. A video, which captured two men flogging a man whom they accused of insulting Imoh Williams, chairman of Abak local government area in the state, went viral on Wednesday. While [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gov suspends LG commission chair over ‘unauthorised recruitment’

Akwa Ibom gov suspends LG commission chair over ‘unauthorised recruitment’

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has suspended Valentine Attah, chairman, local government service commission, from office with immediate effect. Attah’s suspension was contained in a press statement titled “suspension from office” and dated May 15. The statement was signed by Emmanuel Ekuwem, the secretary to the state government, and made available to journalists in Uyo on Thursday. Ekuwem said the suspension [...]

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    EFCC vs Usoro: Court vacates bench warrant against Akwa Ibom officials

EFCC vs Usoro: Court vacates bench warrant against Akwa Ibom officials

A federal high court in Lagos has vacated the bench warrant issued against three government officials of Akwa Ibom state who were accused of money laundering. On March 1, Mohammed Aikawa, the presiding judge, had ordered the arrest of Nsikan Nkan, commissioner for finance; Uwemedimo Nwoko, attorney-general and commissioner for justice; Mfon Udomah, accountant-general of the state and Margaret Ukpe, an [...]

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    CBN grants banking licence to La Fayette microfinance

CBN grants banking licence to La Fayette microfinance

Apparently determined to build on its success over the years, Advans-La Fayette Microfinance Bank has secured a national microfinance banking licence from the Central Bank of Nigeria. A member of the Advans Group, La Fayette was licenced as a financial institution by the apex bank in 2012 and started offering a complete range of financial services and means of payment for [...]

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