Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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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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    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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    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 gov tells Fashola to improve electricity

Akwa Ibom gov tells Fashola to improve electricity

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has charged the federal government to put in place the necessary infrastructure that would ensure the distribution of electricity throughout the country.Speaking when he recieved Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, in Uyo, capital of the state, Emmanuel emphasised the importance of electricity.He also expressed delight that the federal government was [...]

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    We never said any state can’t pay salaries, BudgIT replies Akwa Ibom

We never said any state can’t pay salaries, BudgIT replies Akwa Ibom

BudgIT, a data simplifying civic organisation, says it never at any point in its state of states report, claim that any state cannot pay salaries, but only presented publicly verifiable facts.After releasing its state of states factsheet, the Akwa Ibom state government referred to BudgIT's analysis as voodoo analysis.In its response, shared with TheCable, BudgIT said its report was as [...]

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    Akwa Ibom says BudgIT’s report on states is ‘voodoo analysis’

Akwa Ibom says BudgIT’s report on states is ‘voodoo analysis’

Akwa Ibom state government says BudgIT, a data simplifying civic organisation, carried out voodoo analysis, in its state of states report, which posits that 33  states cannot meet recurrent needs.In a statement signed by Ekerete Udoh, the state's chief press secretary, the state claimed that no intellectually astute state would place Akwa Ibom at the bottom of a list on the [...]

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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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    There will be flooding, NiMet warns 10 states

There will be flooding, NiMet warns 10 states

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has urged 11 state governments to take proactive action against imminent flooding.The appeal was contained in a statement signed by Eva Azinge, head of corporate communications, public relations unit, National Weather Forecasting and Climate Research Centre of NiMet.“The affected states are: Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Kaduna, Kwara, Nasarawa, Yobe and Zamfara,” [...]

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    NSE launches job portal ahead of ‘transparent’ recruitment

NSE launches job portal ahead of ‘transparent’ recruitment

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has launched an online job portal for recruitment across the country, with a promise to be transparent in its recruitment process.The exchange said the portal was meant “to attract top talent and optimize its recruitment process”, while enhancing its recruitment capability, increasing turnaround time and providing a consumer-friendly candidate experience.NSE, as an employer, said the recruitment [...]

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    Police: Avengers not behind Akwa Ibom explosion

Police: Avengers not behind Akwa Ibom explosion

The Akwa Ibom police command has confirmed that a gas pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) exploded, but denied that militants were behind the incident.The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the militant group leading attacks on installations, had claimed responsibility for the attack.Mudoch Agbinibo, spokesman of the group, had said the attack took place in Nsit-Ibom local government [...]

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