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Four suspected armed robbers face mob justice in Akwa Ibom

Four suspected armed robbers found themselves on the receiving end of jungle justice after they reportedly broke into residential homes to rape, wound and steal property worth millions of naira in Akwa Ibom state, FIRST REPORTS has gathered. Three of the unidentified suspects were waylaid, subjected to heavy beating and thereafter set alight at about 4 am Wednesday morning while the fourth was fished out from his hiding place and clobbered into a coma by irate community youths, witnesses said.

  1 month ago ago
Four suspected armed robbers face mob justice in Akwa Ibom

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: A’Ibom senator spends 3 weeks in kidnappers’ den, Crisis looms ahead of 2023 polls

Family panics as A’Ibom senator spends third week in kidnappers’ den An abducted senator, Nelson Effiong, is still in the captivity, the family has said. On Sunday, September 5, 2021, around 9pm, three armed men kidnapped Effiong, a resident of Oron Local Government area of Akwa Ibom State, who represented Akwa Ibom South Senatorial district in the eight national Assembly.

  2 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: A’Ibom senator spends 3 weeks in kidnappers’ den, Crisis looms ahead of 2023 polls

ECONOMY-FINANCE

VAT: Why Gov Udom May Be Right For Saying That Decentralisation Of VAT Collection Will Favour States

The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Governor Udom Emmanuel recently made it known that decentralisation of Value Added Tax, VAT collection will favour every single state in the country. In recent weeks, the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS has been in a legal tussle with Rivers State and Lagos State governments over VAT collection.

  2 months ago ago
VAT: Why Gov Udom May Be Right For Saying That Decentralisation Of VAT Collection Will Favour States

EDUCATION

Obi Cubana responds as a university uses his name in a recent examination.

The name of a Nigerian businessman and socialite, Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana emerged in a just conducted examination by Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa, Anambra State. Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, Obi Cubana was a striking feature in the current university's examination.

  2 months ago ago
Obi Cubana responds as a university uses his name in a recent examination.

POLITICS

Be Wary of Those Seeking Power Through Violence, Blackmail - Gov Emmanuel

Governor Udom Emmanuel has advised the people of the Akwa Ibom to be wary of those plotting blackmail and violence as tools in their quest to attain political power in 2023, saying such politicians do not wish the people well. Addressing a crowd of supporters, last Friday at Onna Sports Stadium during the grand finale of the inauguration of the local government steering committees for a peace advocacy machinery, Maintain Peace Movement, MPM, he expressed his belief that power is not attained through blackmail and violence but by divine providence.

  2 months ago ago
Be Wary of Those Seeking Power Through Violence, Blackmail - Gov Emmanuel

POLITICS

How Akpabio, Enang & Udoedehe groups elected 3 factional Chairmen in Akwa Ibom APC Congress

The outcome of APC State Congresses held on Saturday showed that parallel congresses were held in some states. Photo credit: Vanguard According to a report by PUNCH, three factions loyal to the chieftains of APC in Akwa Ibom State held parallel congresses across the state on Saturday.

  1 month ago ago
How Akpabio, Enang & Udoedehe groups elected 3 factional Chairmen in Akwa Ibom APC Congress

POLITICS

Can The Northern Group Supporting Akpabio for 2023 Presidency Gather Northern Votes For Him?

Do you see the Nigerian Youths Leadership Initiative (NYLI), the northern group that recently endorsed the former governor of Akwa Ibom State and current Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio for the office of President of Nigeria come 2023, being able to deliver the northern votes for the senator?

  2 months ago ago
Can The Northern Group Supporting Akpabio for 2023 Presidency Gather Northern Votes For Him?

ENTERTAINMENT

BBNaija Ex-Housemate, Queen Finally Meets With Belinda Effah

Queen who is one of the Big Brother Naija 'Shine ya eye' housemates received massive support from Nollywood actress, Belinda Effah when she was in the house. Belinda was one of her strongest supporters who always post about Queen and follows her activities in the house. Queen was evicted on Sunday.

  2 months ago ago
BBNaija Ex-Housemate, Queen Finally Meets With Belinda Effah

POLITICS

I Will Only Declare Nyesom Wike A Performing Governor If He Joined The APC - Godswill Akpabio

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and incumbent Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio has stated that he will only declare Nyesom Wike a performing Governor if he joined the APC. (Photo Credit - Peoples Gazette) Nyesom Wike is the executive Governor of Rivers State and he is one of the most respected and revered chieftains of the People's Democratic Party.

  2 months ago ago
I Will Only Declare Nyesom Wike A Performing Governor If He Joined The APC - Godswill Akpabio

ENTERTAINMENT

All These Kissing And Touching Is a Stupid Act, Is Not Good For You - Whitemoney Advises Queen

The Big Brother Naija housemate Whitemoney has advised his colleague, Queen, to stop kissing and touching other male housemates because it may affect Queen's political ambition in the future. They were in the garden when this conversation takes place, As the camera focus on them, Whitemoney was heard Telling Queen to stop kissing and touching with fellow male housemates.

  2 months ago ago
All These Kissing And Touching Is a Stupid Act, Is Not Good For You - Whitemoney Advises Queen

ENTERTAINMENT

BBN: Reactions As Queen Channels Her "Inner Royalty" In New Photos

One of the most incredible thing about the biggest reality TV show in Nigeria is that it serves as a platform and a voice for young talents to showcase whatever craft it is that they are good at and this year is not different. One of the now ex housemate of the season six of the Big Brother Naija "Shine ya Eyes" edition is Queen Mercy Atang who went by name "Queen" while in the Big Brother Naija House.

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BBN: Reactions As Queen Channels Her

SOCIETY

Monarch And Two Others Arrested Over Alleged Selling of Transformers

Photo credit : Opera News A monarch along with two others have been arrested in Akwa lbom state over their alleged roles in selling two 500KVA transformers meant for community electrification. This development was disclosed to newsmen by the state's police spokesman - Mr Odiko Macdon in the state capital - Uyo on Friday.

  1 month ago ago
Monarch And Two Others Arrested Over Alleged Selling of Transformers

ENTERTAINMENT

Big Brother Naija Housemates, Queen, Emmanuel and Angel, celebrate Akwa Ibom Day

Housemates of Big Brother Naija, Queen Emmanuel and Angel, celebrate Akwa Ibom Day yesterday. These three Big Brother Naija housemates are from Akwa Ibom. In the video, we can see the three Big Brother Naija housemates, Queen, Emmanuel and Angel, are happy as they celebrate Akwa Ibom day.

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Big Brother Naija Housemates, Queen, Emmanuel and Angel, celebrate Akwa Ibom Day

ENTERTAINMENT

Nse Ikpe-Etim is 47 years old today.

Nse Ikpe-Etim, a multi-award-winning Nigerian star actress, is celebrating her 47th birthday today, October 21st, 2021. The actress celebrated her 47th birthday on Instagram with an amazing photo that she titled "Forty-Seven." She's still a diva. Ikpe-Etim is the first of six children and was born on October 21, 1973.

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Nse Ikpe-Etim is 47 years old today.

POLITICS

Opinion: PDP zoning chairmanship ticket to the North might grant South automatic presidential ticket

Matters arising indicated that the governors of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) have resolved to zone the party's national chairmanship ticket to the north, this emergence was coming from their recent meeting held at the Akwa Ibom governor's residence in Abuja on Wednesday. At this point, the concentration has portrayed that since the party had zoned the national chairman of the party to the north, it was, however, left with the option of zoning its presidential ticket to the south, so that the fair play will be reflected in the doctrine of the party.

  2 months ago ago
Opinion: PDP zoning chairmanship ticket to the North might grant South automatic presidential ticket

POLITICS

Senator Effiong Nelson kidnapped by unknown gunmen at his lounge along Oron Road, Uyo

An unknown gunmen has kidnapped the immediate past Senator representing Akwa Ibom South (Eket Senatorial District), Senator Nelson Effiong, at the Red Chamber. It was gathered the Oron-born Senator was seized by three unknown gunmen at about 9:00pm on Sunday night at his lounge, a popular sit-out along Oron Road, Uyo, the state capital.

  2 months ago ago
Senator Effiong Nelson kidnapped by unknown gunmen at his lounge along Oron Road, Uyo

POLITICS

Akwa State Passes Anti-grazing Law

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom has signed into law the anti-grazing bill thereby, prohibiting open-grazing of livestocks in the state. According to information made known by the media head to the Akwa Ibom State government, the governor signed into law the anti-grazing bill and also formed committee on gender violence and traffic offences.

  2 months ago ago
Akwa State Passes Anti-grazing Law

SPORTS

Kpakor Bemoans Nigeria's Failure To Adopt European Football Calender In 30 Years

Former Nigeria midfield enforcer, Moses Kpakor says it is shameful Nigeria has yet to catch up with the European football calendar after three decades of try. In a chat to this writer on the back of Akwa United's early ouster from the CAF Champions League, the 56-year-old who played all his club football in the domestic league from 1983 to 1998, reckons it is the reason Nigerian clubs have continued to perform poorly in continental football.

  2 months ago ago
Kpakor Bemoans Nigeria's Failure To Adopt European Football Calender In 30 Years

ENTERTAINMENT

BBNaija S6- Emmanuel emerged Head of House

Big Brother Naija (Shine ya Eye) Akwa Ibom state born housemate Emmanuel Umoh emerges as the seventh Head of House (HoH), thereby having his immunity from the nomination for possible eviction next Sunday. Emmanuel has taken over from Jaypaul and Jackie B who won the double HoH challenge.

  2 months ago ago
BBNaija S6- Emmanuel emerged Head of House

SOCIETY

Villagers exhume corpse in Akwa Ibom over inability to pay fine

Aniedu Thompson Okon, the chairman of Usung Atiat village in Akwa Ibom State's Ukanafun Local Government Area, allegedly exhumed the corpse of a 61-year-old Aniefiok Daniel Effiong 61 for the deceased's failure to pay a specified fine for an alleged offence committed while he was alive.

  1 month ago ago
Villagers exhume corpse in Akwa Ibom over inability to pay fine