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POLITICS

One Tactical Action Secondus Took After PDP NEC That May Later Affect Wike And Those Opposing Him

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP held its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting to ratify the zoning of party posts. Surprisingly, the meeting was peaceful and the party successfully ratified the recommendation of the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led zoning committee. The PDP leaders agreed that the North and South should swap posts ahead of the national convention scheduled to hold in October.

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One Tactical Action Secondus Took After PDP NEC That May Later Affect Wike And Those Opposing Him

POLITICS

OPINION:The Silence Of Wike And His Allies Should Worry PDP After Saying North Can Run For President

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is one of the most influential Governors in Nigeria who has a major say in the affairs of his party. Wike and his key allies especially those from the South: Governors Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State and some other key PDP members pushed for the North to get the post of National Chairman.

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OPINION:The Silence Of Wike And His Allies Should Worry PDP After Saying North Can Run For President

RELIGION

Udom, Akpabio And The Uyo - Ikot Ekpene Road

By Udo Silas Now let me be clear. The reason for this piece is two-fold. Firstly, to call out Udom Emmanuel for the blatant and malicious lie that he met the Uyo-Ikot Ekpene Road at 20 percent completion; secondly, Udom Emmanuel’s ingratitude and continued disdain for a man whom God used to bring him from obscurity to statehood.

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Udom, Akpabio And The Uyo - Ikot Ekpene Road

POLITICS

Akwa Ibom Youths take to the streets to thank Gov Emmanuel for empowering them

Hundreds of Akwa Ibom youths embarked on what they termed “a thank you walk”, aimed at registering their gratitude to State Governor Udom Emmanuel for his commitment to the empowerment and political inclusion of youths. The youths who were led by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth Matters, Comrade Aniefiok Wilson Iwaudofia, and accompanied by his Counterpart on Marketing and Brand Management, Mr Ime Uwah started the walk from the Youth House, Ewet Housing Estate and rallied across major Streets in Uyo the State Capital, Friday.

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Akwa Ibom Youths take to the streets to thank Gov Emmanuel for empowering them

HEALTH

Photos: Goodluck Jonathan Commissions A Project In Akwa-Ibom State

Former President Goodluck Jonathan commissioned a General Hospital in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa-Ibom State, on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. The former president also attended the 2021 National Physicians' Week organized by the Nigerian Medical Association in Uyo after commissioning the project. Jonathan disclosed this on his verified Facebook page on Tuesday evening.

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Photos: Goodluck Jonathan Commissions A Project In Akwa-Ibom State

POLITICS

Two Major Decisions Taken By South-South Governors During Their Meeting In Rivers Yesterday

Yesterday, the members of the South South governors forum met in Rivers state to deliberate on issues affecting the region as a whole. The governors who were in attendance during the meeting include; Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), and Douye Diri (Bayelsa).Photo Credit: Channels TV

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Two Major Decisions Taken By South-South Governors During Their Meeting In Rivers Yesterday

POLITICS

Gov Emmanuel orders clampdown on anti-grazing law violators, illegal traders

Governor Udom Emmanuel Wednesday directed that a special taskforce be set up to enforce the ban on open grazing. It was reported that open grazing has been labelled a criminal activity in Akwa Ibom state. It was prohibited after the 55-year-old governor on 15 September 2021 signed into law the anti-grazing bill which was passed by the State House of Assembly a day before.

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Gov Emmanuel orders clampdown on anti-grazing law violators, illegal traders

POLITICS

Gov Emmanuel returns from the US, dissects Nigeria’s current situation

Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel has hailed the three-day retreat organised by the Global Peace Foundation together with Vision Africa, held at Warrenton, Virginia, United States of America. He said the 3-day Inclusive Security Retreat was timely and expressed optimism that something good will come out of it for Nigeria.

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Gov Emmanuel returns from the US, dissects Nigeria’s current situation

POLITICS

5 Major Issues Addressed By South-South Governors In Port Harcourt Yesterday

The South-South Governors Forum met in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Monday, October 4, 2021. The meeting was hosted by Governor Nyesom Wike at the Rivers State Government Secretariat. Four governors were present at the meeting aside from the host. They include Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Godwin Obaseki (Edo) and Douye Diri (Bayelsa).

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5 Major Issues Addressed By South-South Governors In Port Harcourt Yesterday

EDUCATION

Akwa Ibom State declares Tuesday, October 5 work-free day for Teachers

The Akwa Ibom State government has declared today, Tuesday, October 5, 2021, as a work-free day for teachers both in public and private schools. According to the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Idongesit Etiebet, the holiday will allow teachers to join their counterparts all over the world in celebrating Teachers’ Day.

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Akwa Ibom State declares Tuesday, October 5 work-free day for Teachers

JUSTICE

VAT: Wike's Move Gains More Support As Other States Resolve To Join Supreme Court Suit

The ongoing VAT battle between some southern states and FIRS has been a major source of concern for everyone. At the moment, the case is currently in the Supreme Court awaiting a final resolve. However, from the looks of things, other state governors have thrown their weight behind Wike and have also decided to join in the suit.Photo credit: Channels TV

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VAT: Wike's Move Gains More Support As Other States Resolve To Join Supreme Court Suit

POLITICS

Why Governor Ben Ayade Should Not Be Blamed For Not Attending South-South Governors Forum Meeting

The absence of Governor Ben Ayade at the just concluded meeting of the south-south governors forum has continued to generate a lot of controversy among members of the general public. Photo Credit: Vanguard However, this article will explain two reasons why he may have been absent from the meeting and why he should not be blamed as well.

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Why Governor Ben Ayade Should Not Be Blamed For Not Attending South-South Governors Forum Meeting

POLITICS

Gov Emmanuel requests FG to reimburse costs for Uyo-Ikot Ekpene Road project

Governor Udom Emmanuel has asked for a refund from the federal government after completing the Uyo-Ikot Ekpene Road in Akwa Ibom state. He said the road which was started during the administration of his predecessor and current Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, is a federal project.

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Gov Emmanuel requests FG to reimburse costs for Uyo-Ikot Ekpene Road project

POLITICS

THE SUN AWARDS: A'Ibom Shines, As Deputy Governor Bags Lifetime Achievement Award

By Lawrence Ekong LAGOS:  Excitement and glowing tributes have continued to trail the performance of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, especially his infrastructure development and Industrialisation efforts in the last six years of his administration, as his Deputy, Mr. Moses Ekpo bagged the Sun Newspaper Lifetime Achievement Award.

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THE SUN AWARDS: A'Ibom Shines, As Deputy Governor Bags Lifetime Achievement Award

POLITICS

3 Incidents That May Have Led To The Rumoured Defection Of Akwa Ibom Governor To APC

One issue that has been trending in the political scene in Akwa Ibom state is the statement by the special adviser to The President, Senator Ita Enang where he recently predicted that the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel would soon be joining the All Progressives Congress.

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3 Incidents That May Have Led To The Rumoured Defection Of Akwa Ibom Governor To APC

ECONOMY-FINANCE

UNN Founder's Day: Industrialization, Infrastructure Panacea for Development -Gov Emmanuel

Industrialization and infrastructural development have been identified as critical panaceas for national development, especially in a developing nation like Nigeria. Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, who was the Guest Lecturer at the 61st Founder's Day Lecture of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN ) held yesterday, Thursday, at the Princess Alexander Auditorium, stated this while speaking on the theme: Changing The Narrative of Development Through Industrialization and Infrastructure.

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UNN Founder's Day: Industrialization, Infrastructure Panacea for Development  -Gov Emmanuel

SOCIETY

Cult clash claims four lives in Akwa Ibom communities

Four persons were said to have been killed on October 17, 2021, in Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun Local Government areas of Akwa Ibom State when suspected members of Iceland and Debam confraternities clashed in the areas. It was also gathered that the killings have shattered the fragile peace in the two communities after almost two years of respite which was occasioned by the amnesty granted to repentant cultists in 2019 by the governor, Udom Emmanuel, before the 2019 general elections.

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Cult clash claims four lives in Akwa Ibom communities

POLITICS

Ex-President Jonathan hails Gov Emmanuel over healthcare facility reconstruction

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has applauded Governor Udom Emmanuel for maintaining peace and security in Akwa Ibom state, amid an onslaught of crises in the country. The former leader of Africa’s most populous nation spoke Tuesday at the commissioning of phase 1 of the reconstructed Ikot Ekpene General Hospital in Ikot Ekpene local government area.

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Ex-President Jonathan hails Gov Emmanuel over healthcare facility reconstruction

POLITICS

South-South governors launch regional security outfit

South-South governors have approved a joint regional security outfit, just like Amotekun and Ebube Agu of the south-west and south-east region, respectively. The five governors of the south-south states of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo and Rivers took the decision at the meeting of the BRACED (south-south) Governors Council held at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday 4 October.

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South-South governors launch regional security outfit

HEALTH

Nigerians Health Is Very Crucial To National Security- Jonathan

The former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has called on the Government to strengthen the Health Sector and Infrastructures in the country nothing that the health of Nigerians is very important to the National Security. Jonathan, speaking at the commissioning of the remodeled Ikot Ekpene General Hospital phase 1, commended Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel for refurbishing and equipping the old medical facility.

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Nigerians Health Is Very Crucial To National Security- Jonathan