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The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom’s N14 billion World-Bank drainage billed for completion in December

The over two decades’ flood challenge, affecting 17 villages in Uyo, Ibesikpo and Nsit Ibom councils of Akwa Ibom State, will be completed before the end of 2021, the state Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has assured.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom governor inaugurates projects in three council areas

No fewer than ninety five intervention projects were on Thursday inaugurated at Etinan, Nsit Ibom and Nsit Ubium Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom by Governor Udom Emmanuel.
Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary, Mr. Onofiok Luke, has explained why the federal government has so far not been able to curb the the worsening spates of insecurity in the country.

House member: Lack of coordination reason for rising insecurity

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary, Mr. Onofiok Luke, has explained why the federal government has so far not been able to curb the the worsening spates of insecurity in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill three members of kidnap gang that got N2 million ransom for dead...

Three suspected kidnappers have been killed in a gun battle with a Special Squad of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. -Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has said that the Army will soon move against separatist agitators such as Sunday Igboho and Asari Dokubo.

COAS lauds Akwa Ibom governor on security, others

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for the level of security and peaceful co-existence in Akwa Ibom state.
PANDEF National Chairman, Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd)

Akwa Ibom Reps lawmaker mourns ex-military administrator

Mr Onofiok Luke, a member House of Representatives from Akwa Ibom has mourned the former military administrator of the state, Retired Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga.Mr Onofiok Luke, a member House of Representatives from Akwa Ibom has mourned the former military administrator of the state, Retired Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Why engagement with youths has to be transparent, honest

Engagement with the Nigerian youths has to be transparent and honest in order to build a progressive society and nation, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

PCN seals 439 illegal pharmaceutical premises in Akwa Ibom

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, PCN, has sealed a total of 439 pharmaceutical premises comprising 42 Pharmacies and 397 Patent Medicine Shops in Akwa Ibom state for various offences.
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

Nigerian health workers begin strike September 13

Health Workers on Monday gave the Federal Government ultimatum to address all their demands before September 13 or they will proceed on strike.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, inadequate facilities

Nigerian resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

NiMet predicts cloudiness, thunderstorms Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.
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Nigeria records lowest daily virus cases in three months

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 221 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: No date yet for resumption of schools

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says no date has been fixed yet for full schools’ resumption even though the federal government had continued to engage stakeholders.

Akwa Ibom council polls: Protests trail ‘imposition’ of candidates by PDP

A storm of protests has broken out in Akwa Ibom State over alleged imposition of unpopular candidates on the faithful by the hierarchy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

SMEDAN to empower women along agric value chain – chief

The Director General of the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, has reiterated the agency’s resolve to ensure women are empowered to achieve improved productivity and livelihood sustainability along the agricultural value chain.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria extends eased lockdown by four weeks

Federal government yesterday extended the ease of lockdown in the country by another four weeks, saying coronavirus was now in 536 of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
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APC withdraws from Akwa Ibom council polls

Indications have emerged that the All Progressives Congress, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, would not participate in the forthcoming local government polls billed for October 31, 2020.
Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel

Governor Udom: 3G cameras monitor Akwa Ibom borders

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom, says his government makes use of technology to monitor human infiltration through the state borders.
Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom intercepts, buries corpse smuggled from Lagos

The Commissioner for health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong who disclosed this at a meeting of the State Incidence Management Committee held at the Ibom Specialist Hospital, Uyo at the weekend said the corpse was buried in accordance with the protocol for burial of an infected corpse.

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The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom’s N14 billion World-Bank drainage billed for completion in December

The over two decades’ flood challenge, affecting 17 villages in Uyo, Ibesikpo and Nsit Ibom councils of Akwa Ibom State, will be completed before the end of 2021, the state Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has assured.
22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

NDDC: Minister moves to stop Tompolo, Niger Delta militants

Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has initiated frantic moves to stop the leader of Niger–Delta agitators, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, from fulfilling his threat of a catastrophe in the oil region if the government did not inaugurate the substantive board of the interventionist agency by June 6.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Gunrunner, cultists, drug dealers arrested in Delta

A 42-year old man, Francis Ogono, has been arrested in Jesse, Delta State, by the police for allegedly supplying guns to suspected cultists in the area.
Google’s philanthropy arm Google.org has pledged $25 million to empower women and girls in Africa.

Google union pushes company to drop deadnames from ID badges

The Alphabet Workers Union launched a campaign Tuesday to push Google to allow employees to use their chosen names on ID badges. The move comes after Phares Lee, a transgender man who works at a Google data center in South Carolina and is employed by security subcontracting firm G4S, asked to have his deadname removed from his badge and was denied.
Nollywood actress, Kemi Lala Akindoju, has spoken of how disturbing it was that elected leaders pretended as if all was well, despite the widespread insecurity and killing of citizens.

Nollywood actress blasts Nigerian leaders on insensitivity to citizens’ insecurity

Nollywood actress, Kemi Lala Akindoju, has spoken of how disturbing it was that elected leaders pretended as if all was well, despite the widespread insecurity and killing of citizens.

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NNPC reports N39.85 billion surplus for February 2021

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has declared N39.85 billion trading surplus for the month of February 2021 representing a massive 314.24 percent leap from the N9.62 billion surplus it recorded in January 2021.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia governor faults exclusion of South-east from security council

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has faulted the exclusion of persons from South-east geopolitical zone in the security architecture of Nigeria, describing such as a worrisome development.
22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

NDDC: Minister moves to stop Tompolo, Niger Delta militants

Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has initiated frantic moves to stop the leader of Niger–Delta agitators, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, from fulfilling his threat of a catastrophe in the oil region if the government did not inaugurate the substantive board of the interventionist agency by June 6.
The International Office of Migration has appointed Nigeria’s candidate, Ugochi Daniels, as Deputy Director-General for Operations.

IOM appoints Nigeria’s Ugochi Daniels as deputy chief

The International Office of Migration has appointed Nigeria’s candidate, Ugochi Daniels, as Deputy Director-General for Operations.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

Jubilations in Maiduguri as General Yahaya emerges new army chief

The announcement of Maj. Gen. Faruk Yahaya as the new chief of army staff (COAS) yesterday drew pulsating jubilations at the headquarters of Operations Hadin Kai in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.