Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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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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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    Can anything good come out of Akwa Ibom?

Can anything good come out of Akwa Ibom?

To summarize things, the narratives of Akwa Ibom State have been written in the negative in recent years. Controversy of corruption; rumours of ruins and facts of failure have been at the centre of the narratives. Sometimes the rumors run out of gas and everything follows normal order. Sometimes the corruption controversy lingers and no one is convicted. Sometimes that fatal failure to deliver [...]

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    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 [...]

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