Friday, June 14, 2019

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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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    APC candidate quits Akwa Ibom rerun election

APC candidate quits Akwa Ibom rerun election

Victor Okon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the March 12 Akwa Ibom rerun election, has withdrawn his candidacy.Okon, vying for the Oron/Udung Uko constituency, made his decision known at a news conference held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, on Friday.He said his withdrawal from the Saturday Akwa Ibom House of Assembly rerun election was personal.“After due [...]

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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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    Police hunt down Kidnappers who ‘suffocated victim to death’

Police hunt down Kidnappers who ‘suffocated victim to death’

The police in Akwa- Ibom state killed two of a three-man suspected kidnap gang in a gun battle at Idu-Uruan in Uruan local government area of the state.The suspected kidnappers were said to have abducted an elderly woman, Grace Bassey (74) in her residence at Use in Adadia village in the local government.Cordelia Nwawe, the state's police public relations officer, [...]

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    Buhari sacks NDDC chairman

Buhari sacks NDDC chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Bassey Dan Abia (pictured, middle), managing director and chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and appointed Ibim Seminitari as acting head of the commission.Seminitari served as commissioner of information in the administration of Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state.Abia, an indigene of Akwa Ibom state, was appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2013.There [...]

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