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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.
The Akwa Ibom state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ini Okopido, has passed on.

Akwa Ibom APC chairman passes on

The Akwa Ibom state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ini Okopido, is dead.
Super Eagles’ defender, Jamilu Collins believes that the Africa Cup of Nations semifinal game against Algeria will be highly technical and they must follow the coach instructions to beat the Northern Africans.

NFF, Paderborn celebrate Jamilu Collins at 26

The Nigeria Football Federation and recently relegated German club Paderborn, have sent birthday greetings to Super Eagles left-back Jamilu Collins who turned 26 years on Wednesday.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

High turnout of students as schools resume for exit class in FCT

There was a high turnout of students as schools resumed in Abuja following the Federal Government’s directive that schools should reopen for students in exit classes.
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NUC begins assessment of universities ahead resumption

The National Universities Commission (NUC) said it is collecting data from universities to assess their readiness for resumption of academic activities.
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.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 386 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria has recorded 386 new COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Saturday.
The Commissioner for Education, Prof Nse Essien, announced the suspension when he led some management staff of the ministry and other stakeholders in the education sector to assess the situation, with a view to proffering a lasting solution.

Professor Essien appointed new Akwa Ibom university vice chancellor

Professor Nse Essien has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU), Ikot Akpaden.

Akwa Ibom health workers suspend two-week-old strike

Akwa Ibom State Health Workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, have suspended the industrial action they embarked upon two weeks ago over the non-implementation of Consolidated Health Salary Structure.
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APC rejects creation of new electoral wards in Akwa Ibom

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Akwa Ibom State chapter, has rejected the creation of thirty-nine new electoral wards by the State Independent Electoral Commission, AKISIEC.

NAPTIP: We have secured over 500 convictions, rescued over 18,000 victims

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has secured the conviction of over 500 traffickers and rescued over 18,000 victims across the country from 2004 till date.
The first 14-day lockdown was instituted by Governor Udom Emmanuel to commence on April 3rd and expired on 5 pm of Thursday, April 16th just before the state chief judge, Justice Godwin Abraham, announced the extension of the lockdown by another 14 days as well as inaugurating a special court for the trial of offenders of Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations, 2020.

Akwa Ibom refunds deducted June salaries to workers

Workers in oil-rich Akwa Ibom state have cause to smile as the state government has approved the payment of July salaries, complete with refunds of monies deducted from workers’ Consolidated Akwa Ibom Enhanced Salary Structure (CONAKESS) in June 2020.
Nigeria has re-opened 14 airports months after recording more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases and 858 deaths.

Nigeria re-opens 14 airports as coronavirus cases escalate

Nigeria has re-opened 14 airports months after recording more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases and 858 deaths.

2023: Akwa Ibom leaders move to support Igbo Presidency, insist on restructuring

Akwa Ibom Leader Vanguard has stressed the need for Nigeria to zone the presidential seat for 2023 to South East forsake equity and political inclusiveness, in order to achieve the much-needed peace and development in the country.
Port Harcourt international Airport

14 Nigerian airports resume flight operations

The airports are the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja; Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Port Harcourt International Airport, Omaguwa; Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 20 ‘cultists’ for alleged murder in Akwa Ibom community

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command said it has arrested twenty suspected cultists for alleged murder in Inen Ikot Eteye, Ikot Inyang and Inen Ikot Owuk villages of Inen clan in Oruk Anam local government areas of the state.

Akwa Ibom lawmakers confirm eight commissioner nominees

The Akwa Ibom House of Assembly has confirmed eight commissioner nominees sent to the House for confirmation by Gov. Udom Emmanuel.

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he is making efforts to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang “happy” with clouds still hanging over his future.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang emerges Arsenal Player of the Season

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been voted Arsenal’s 2019/2020 Player of the Season, finishing ahead of Bernd Leno and Bukayo Saka who were second and third respectively.
Mr Justice Derefaka, Technical Adviser, Gas Business and Policy Implementation to Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says the National Gas Transportation Network Code (NGTNC) will “Go-Live” on Monday

Official: National gas transportation network code to go-live Monday

Mr Justice Derefaka, Technical Adviser, Gas Business and Policy Implementation to Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says the National Gas Transportation Network Code (NGTNC) will “Go-Live” on Monday
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest two suspects over rape of four underage girls in Niger

The Police command in Niger has arrested two suspects over alleged rape and abuse of four female students of Islamiya school in Maitumbi area of Chanchaga Local Government Area of the state.

Edo guber: US expresses worry over deteriorating political climate, security interference

The U.S. has expressed worry over reports of deteriorating political climate in Edo State and interference by security forces in political matters, ahead of the September 19 governorship election.
Pompeo’s office imposed sanctions on Bi Sidi Souleymane, leader of the Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation (3R) rebel group.

US imposes sanctions on Central African rebel leader

The U.S. has imposed sanctions against a rebel leader in the Central African Republic, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said in a statement on Friday.