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Akwa Ibom rerun: Voters apathy in Akpabio’s polling unit, two others

Voting has started in Ukanafun Uwa East, Ukana Ukot Etan village Hall and Independent High School, Ukana (Godswill Akpabio's polling unit).
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Akwa Ibom rerun: APC thugs are destroying PDP ballot papers – commissioner

The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Prince Ukpong Akpabio, has lamented that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has hijacked election materials from most of the polling units in Essien Udim Local Government Area (LGA).
Senator Godswill Akpabio

SERAP asks ICPC, EFCC to prosecute Senators Akpabio, Misau for ‘diversion of constituency projects’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, Acting Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), urging them to “jointly and urgently invite senators Godswill Akpabio and Isa Misau for interrogation and further questioning over alleged diversion of constituency projects.”
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Senator Akpabio: INEC manipulated Akwa Ibom North west senatorial election

Senator Godswill Akpabio has insisted the Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial district election was massively manipulated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirm ballot papers for house of representatives during the electoral preparation at a local office of INEC in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria, on February 22, 2019, a day before postponed voting day.Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

Observers: 25 people killed in national elections

Nigeria is said to have lost no fewer than 25 lives during last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Official: INEC to engage 19, 028 adhoc staff for polls in Akwa Ibom

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom, said it planned to use 19, 028 ad hoc staff for the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
Abdullahi Baffa

TETFund: We disbursed N134 billion to tertiary institutions in 2018

The Tertiary Education Fund (TETFund) has said it disbursed N134 billion to universities, polytechnics and colleges of education as intervention funds in 2018.

DPR intensifies surveillance on illegal gas facilities in Akwa Ibom

The Department of Petroleum Resources, Eket Field office, Akwa Ibom, says it has intensified surveillance on illegal gas facilities in the state.

NAF institute, 13 others enlisted in TETFund largesse

The Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has given approval for 14 new public tertiary institutions to be enlisted as beneficiaries of different interventions of TETFund.

TETFund urges beneficiaries to embrace transparency

Fourteen new public tertiary institutions in Nigeria have been enlisted as beneficiaries of the interventions of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), which brings the total number of beneficiaries to 216.

Governor Emmanuel sacks commissioners for welcoming Senator Akpabio

Two commissioners in Akwa Ibom who received a senator, Godswill Akpabio, at the airport in Uyo have been sacked by Governor Udom Emmanuel.

Peter Obi: Why I didn’t give my sister ostentatious burial

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has explained why, contrary to the expectations of many, he did not give his elder sister, Lady Bibiana Adani, an ostentatious burial.

ASUP calls for suspension of rector, bursar of Federal Polytechnic Ukana

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Federal Polytechnic, Ukana brach in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has called on the Governing Council of the school to suspend the institution’s rector, Prof. Balama Obomanu, and bursar, Mr. Sunday Okpo, over alleged corruption.

Wood loggers’ damage to transmission line in Enugu

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced the cut-off of power supply to Nsukka town in Enugu State as a result of damage done to the Oji River-Nsukka transmission line by activities of wood loggers in Ukana town, Nineth Mile-Nsukka road, Enugu.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC will not condone two passengers in front seat – spokesperson

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has restated its stand on the ban of two passengers occupying the front seat of commercial vehicles across the country.

Greece boosts border patrols as Turkey says will release refugees

Greece on Friday boosted border patrols after Turkey said it would no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe, officials said.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope cancels more official appointments over cold

Pope Francis postponed his official appointments Friday and was working from home, the Vatican said, a day after cancelling a scheduled appearance at mass because of “a mild ailment”.
Luigi Di Maio said ‘jackals’ speculating on masks and disinfectant would be severely punished. Francesco Fotia-AGF-Rex-Shutterstock

Italy urges tourists not to cancel trips because of coronavirus outbreak

Italy urged tourists spooked by the new coronavirus Thursday not to stay away, but efforts to reassure the world it was managing the outbreak were overshadowed by a sharp rise in case numbers.

NGO adopts first primary school in Ilorin with N100 million development fund

A non-governmental organization in Ilorin, Kwara state, Waziri Gobir Foundation, has offered to adopt the first primary school in Ilorin Emirate, Okesuna Local Government Education Authority School A and B, Ilorin.