Friday, September 21, 2018

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    Akwa Ibom churches as parastatals

Akwa Ibom churches as parastatals

Religion was not quite a major divisive issue in the community in which we lived in the Old Cross River State in my days as a student there. On Sundays, students felt free to attend church service either within the campus or outside. I do not recall any major religious upheaval in the largely Christian community that the old Cross [...]

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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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    Gunmen attack expatriates in Akwa Ibom, kill policeman

Gunmen attack expatriates in Akwa Ibom, kill policeman

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers attacked a van conveying some expatriates in Akwa Ibom state on Tuesday, killing the police orderly.Chukwu Ikechukwu, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed the incident, described it as unfortunate.“It is unfortunate that we lost one of our men today to armed robbers,” NAN quoted him as saying.Ikechukwu did not disclose the [...]

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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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    Court sacks Akwa Ibom senator, orders refund of all allowances

Court sacks Akwa Ibom senator, orders refund of all allowances

A federal high court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, has ordered the removal of Bassey Akpan, lawmaker representing Akwa Ibom north-east senatorial district.Akpan was ordered to refund all salaries and allowances earned during his stay in the senate.The court also declared that Bassey Etim, a former member of the house of representatives, should replace Akpan.Etim lost the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    2baba bows to pressure, cancels Feb 6 protest

2baba bows to pressure, cancels Feb 6 protest

Innocent Idibia, Nigerian musician, better known as 2baba, has announced the cancellation of the protest scheduled for Monday.The musician has been under intense pressure to shelve the demonstration, which would have been the largest and fiercest citizen action since the anti-fuel subsidy removal protest of January 2012."After due consultations, it has become clear that the One Voice protest scheduled to hold [...]

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    4 killed, houses burnt in A’Ibom, Cross River boundary crisis

4 killed, houses burnt in A’Ibom, Cross River boundary crisis

Four persons were feared dead and scores of persons injured in the renewed boundary crisis between Oku Iboku community in Akwa Ibom and Ikot Offiong in Cross River states.Bassey Essien Bassey, a former vice-chairman of Itu local government area, confirmed the incident to NAN.Bassey said several persons sustained injuries, while over 20 houses were burnt, including a filling station.He said [...]

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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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    Buhari: Uyo church building collapse is a tragedy that affects us all

Buhari: Uyo church building collapse is a tragedy that affects us all

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the families of victims of the building collapse that occurred at the Reigners Bible Church International, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, on Saturday.The tragedy is believed to have resulted in the death of more than 200 — possibly more than 300 — people."This evening I spoke with Gov @MrUdomEmmanuel to commiserate with him on the tragic collapse of the [...]

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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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