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Communities laud federal government over Calabar-Itu highway construction

South South and South East communities have commended the Federal Government for approving the award of outstanding portion of dualization of Calabar-Odukpani-Itu-Ikot Ekpene highway project.

Rain destroys make-shift structure for Governor Emmanuel’s father’s burial

Barely five days to the funeral of late Mr. Gabriel Emmanuel Nkanang, father of Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, a mysterious rain had destroyed a make-shift structure built to accommodate dignitaries for the ceremony.

Governor Emmanuel: I’ll not use state money for my father’s burial

The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has assured the people of the State that he would not use state funds for the burial of his father slated for 15th February 2020 as work has commenced on the rehabilitation of roads leading to the governor’s village.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 45-year-old man for attempting to murder his wife in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command is currently investigating a 45-year-old man Christopher Lament for attempting to murder his wife Comfort Christopher.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police uncovers baby factory in Akwa Ibom

The Police in Akwa Ibom State has busted child trafficking and theft syndicate who take possession of pregnant girls until delivery and sell out the babies reportedly at the rate of N400,000 and N300,000 for male and female respectively, in Oruk Anam council of the oil-rich state.
In a bid to tackle future disease outbreaks in the country, the Lagos State biosafety laboratory has began operations, the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said.

Health expert faults Lagos government over advisory on coronavirus

The U.S.-based expert, Olubayo Okelana, reacting to the advisory video done by the commissioner, Akin Abayomi, said one of the measures stated for prevention of the disease is faulty as it would only expose more people to risk of contracting the disease.
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Coronavirus: WHO deploys experts to support Nigeria’s response plan

Dhamari Naidoo, an official of the World Health Organisation (WHO), says the agency has deployed a team of experts to support Nigeria’s response plan on coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: WHO lists nine high-risk states in Nigeria

WHO Technical Officer on Health Emergence Programme, Ms Dhamari Anidoo, on Friday listed some states in Nigeria that are highly prone to coronavirus infection.

Police arrests fake Army captain, NYSC certificate racketeer

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Akwa Ibom state police command has arrested a fake Army captain identified as Kingsley Nelson, a native of Abak Local Government Area of the state.
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Senate confirms NASC, NCC nominees

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of nominees to serve as Chairman and Members of the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC).

NCC activates 122 toll-free emergency number in 18 States

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said the Commission has activated its 112 toll-free Emergency Telephone Number at Emergency Communication Centres (ECCs) in 18 States.

Why we grant foreign airlines multiple destinations – minister

The Minister for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has said the Federal Government grants foreign airlines multiple entry points into Nigeria to decongest passenger traffic at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor appoints Akwa Ibom indigene executive secretary

Breaking the barrier of tribal difference, Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, today approved the appointment of Barrister Akaninyene Ekanem Akpan as Executive Secretary in the Ekiti State Civil Service.
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Efforts on to revamp ALSCON – BPE chief

Director-General of the Bureau for Public Enterprise, BPE, Mr Alex Okoh, has said that efforts were on to resolve the lingering legal tussle over the Aluminium Smelting Company of Nigeria, ALSCON, Ikot-Abasi, Akwa Ibom State in order to revamp the firm.
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Speaker Gbajabiamila administers oath on four new Reps members

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has administered the oath of office on four new members of the House of Representatives.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan with Senator Christopher Ekpenyong, representing Akwa-Ibom North-West Senatorial District, during Ekpenyong's swearing in at the National Assembly on Thursday, January 30, 2020. 1

Senate swears in Chris Ekpenyong — in pictures

The Senate on Thursday swore-in Senator Christopher Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Akwa-Ibom North-West Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
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Senate swears in Senator Ekpenyong

The Senate on Thursday swore-in Senator Christopher Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Akwa-Ibom North-West Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

We have plans to construct Port Harcourt-Maiduguri railway – minister

Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has announced plans by the Federal Government to construct the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail line. He said the President has also approved the building of two new seaports. One in Bonny, Rivers State and the other in Warri, Delta State.

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