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Council autonomy: Akwa Ibom council boss faults NFIU guidelines

Chairman of Itu Local Government Area, Etetim Onuk, has described the much talked about Local Government guidelines issued by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) as the proverbial case of giving something with the right hand and collecting it with the other hand.

Concerns as federal government stops work on Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekpene road project

Indigenes of Akwa Ibom have raised concerns over the stoppage of dualization work on the multi-billion naira Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekpene federal road project linking the state with Cross River state.
APC Speaker of Akwa Ibom House of Assembly Nsen Ntuen

Akwa Ibom APC assemblymen finally sacked

Two days to the expiration of tenure of the current state legislatures countrywide, a federal high court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, and presided over by the Justice Fatun Riman, has sacked all former PDP members of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly who defected to APC late last year.

Military repel attack on Cross River community

Military and other security personel attached to the Calabar/Itu bridge head along Cross River and Akwa Ibom States boundary have repelled suspected attackers from entering Ikot Offiong in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State.

Renewed communal clash claims two lives in Cross River

Two persons have been murdered following a renewed communal clash between the people of Oku Iboku in Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom State and Mbiabo in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State.
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Elections: APC, PDP, seven other parties to constitute 9th House of Reps

Going by the official list of members-elect for the 9th House of Representatives assembly, a total of nine political parties will have representatives in the chamber.
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Nigerian among 19 UN officials perished in ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

Apart from Canada-based professor of Literary Arts, Carleton University, Pius Adesanmi, who died carrying a Canadian passport, the other Nigerian, Abiodun Bashua, who had a UN passport, was among 19 UN officials who perished in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airline crash on Sunday.

Elections: Nigeria Army embarks on ‘Operation Show of Force’ in Akwa Ibom

The 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Uyo in Akwa Ibom has embarked on a joint show of force parade.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Elections: How Atiku Abubakar won in Akwa Ibom

Atiku Abubakar of the PDP beat Muhammadu Buhari of the APC in Akwa Ibom.
5G signal

Ex-NCC chief calls for 5G spectrum policy with minimal constraints

The former Acting Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Chairman of the Commonwealth ITU Group, Dr Bashir Gwandu, has said it is important that Africa has access to the right 5G Spectrum and also minimal constraints for its use.

Tricycle operator nabbed for allegedly defiling 10-year-old girl

A tricycle operator, one Edet Edem, is currently in police custody for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl (name withheld) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

ITU: 3.9 billion people to use internet by end of 2018

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) estimates that at the end of 2018, 51.2 per cent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, will be using the Internet, according to its latest 2018 global and regional ICT estimates
5G signal

NCC holds stakeholders forum on emerging 5G technology

Stakeholders in the telecommunications sector on Tuesday in Abuja held a one-day stakeholders forum to brainstorm on Nigeria’s readiness for 5G and High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) technology.
Governor Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom Assembly crisis: Udom Emmanuel seeks Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the Akwa Ibom Assembly crisis to ensure continuous peace in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to embark on real campaign and not to beg, insult and force voters.

Muhammadu Buhari: Do real campaign, don’t beg, lie or insult

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to embark on real campaign and not to beg, insult and force voters.
Senator Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters

Ita Enang: Muhammadu Buhari directed us to campaign on issues

Senator Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters, said that the presidency had directed All Progressives Congress (APC), candidates should base their campaigns on issues in the 2019 elections.

CLO cautions against withdrawal of police from Akwa Ibom Assembly

A human rights group, the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), has cautioned against the withdrawal of police from the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly premises, saying such moves could leave room for an attack by hoodlums.

Police vacate Akwa Ibom Assembly premises

The Police on Friday ended their siege on the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly as all entrances to the complex, which had been barricaded since Tuesday morning, are now open.

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