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Maikanti Baru

Ibe Kachikwu, Maikanti Baru advocate gas economy for Nigeria

Dr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporate (NNPC) and Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu said the huge gas deposit in the country was a veritable tool for economic diversification.

APC: PDP jittery over imminent defeat in Akwa Ibom

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has claimed that the recent unsubstantiated allegations against the leaders of the ruling party, in Akwa Ibom State, was an indication that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is already jittery of defeat in the 2019 general elections.
Yekini Nabena

APC: PDP panicking over imminent defeat in Akwa-Ibom

The All Progressives Congress says the accusation by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP that some of its members were involved in violence in Akwa Ibom State were borne out of panick that it may lose the 2019 general elections.

Police give Akwa Ibom youths five days to surrender arms

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom on Friday appealed to aggrieved youths of Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun local government areas to lay down their arms within five days and embrace peace.

Militants kill police sergeant rescuing comatose abducted woman

Militants have killed one Police sergeant, Shedrach Stephen, during a rescue operation in Akwa Ibom State.

Police rescue kidnapped INEC worker, minor, 7 others

The police in Akwa Ibom have rescued Mr Otobong Ukpong, an employee of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) kidnapped on June 5 on his way to work, a minor and seven others.

Cultists kill one, injure three bus passengers in Akwa Ibom

A passenger travelling with an Akwa Ibom Transport Company bus, has been shot dead while three others were wounded by suspected cultists at Ikot Mkporikpo axis of the Abak-Iwukem road in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

Akwa Ibom urges cultists, militants to shun violence, embrace peace

The Akwa Ibom State Government has warned militants and cultists fomenting crisis in Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo Local Government Areas to shun violence and embrace peace.

Ikot Ekpene senatorial district not neglected – Akwa Ibom government

The Akwa Ibom State Government has debunked allegation that Governor Udom Emmanuel administration has neglected Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in terms development.

2019: Abak communities endorse NDDC chief’s governorship ambition

The people of Abak Five in Akwa Ibom State have endorsed the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Obong Nsima Ekere as sole candidate for the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Three killed in Akwa Ibom cult clash

Eket, which has significant presence of workers of Mobil Producing Nigeria, a subsidiary of the American oil giant, ExxonMobil, is among the four local government areas mostly affected by perennial cult-killings and related violence in the state.

Police declare 59 wanted in Akwa Ibom

The Police in Akwa Ibom State on Sunday declared wanted 59 persons alleged to be ring leaders and sponsors of insecurity within Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo Local Government Areas of the state.

Kidnappers abduct INEC official in Akwa Ibom, demand N10m ransom

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission in Akwa Ibom, Mike Igini, has confirmed the kidnap of Otobong Ukpong, serving in Ukanafun Local Government Area office of the commission.

Minister: Federal government to complete all abandoned road projects in Niger Delta

Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, has said that the Federal Government has intensified efforts to ensure early completion of all abandoned road projects in Niger-Delta region by the previous governments in the country and all ongoing road projects in the region for the benefit of the people of the region.

Federal government blames uncompleted projects in Niger Delta on paucity of funds

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, has blamed paucity of funds for the numerous uncompleted projects in the Niger Delta.

Police kill leader of criminal gang in Akwa Ibom

The police in Akwa Ibom State have killed the leader of a criminal gang notorious for terrorising people in Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun local government areas.

Kidnap kingpin shot dead in Akwa Ibom

Another kingpin of a kidnap and murder squad that have been terrorising Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo communities in Akwa Ibom state has been shot dead.

NNPC to inaugurate 614km AKK gas pipeline project

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said arrangements were underway for the historic groundbreaking of the 40inch x 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna–Kano (AKK) gas pipeline and stations.

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Group warns Yobe APC members against anti-party activities

Members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the Yobe South have been told that the party would no longer tolerate indiscipline or anti-party activities from them.

CAF to decide new AFCON hosts on January 9

The Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) executive committee will hold an extraordinary meeting on 9 January to choose new hosts for the 2019 Nations Cup.
President Buhari participates at the African Youth Congress against Corruption Summit in Abuja on 9th Dec 2018-1

Muhammadu Buhari: TSA, BVN, Executive Orders aided anti-corruption war

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his commitment to tame corruption, but he is worried that looters of the nation’s resources had continued to explore ways to compromise law enforcing institutions in a bid to pervert the course of justice.

Uche Nwosu: No amount of blackmail can stop my support for Muhammadu Buhari

The governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), Uche Nwosu, has restated that no amount of cheap blackmail will dissuade him and his followers from supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection.
Abiola Ajimobi

Abilola Ajimobi: Post-primaries disaffection in APC not intractable

Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Chairman of the North-West National Peace and Reconciliation Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that the post-primaries disaffection among members of the party is not intractable.