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Ufot Ekaette: A long public service

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Till his demise in Abuja on September 25, Chief Ufot Joseph Ekaette, CFR (1939-2019) achieved many firsts in his life time. He was the longest serving Principal Secretary to the Head of State,...

Thu Dec 12th, 2019     Read More →

Interim management for NDDC, Buhari’s idea — Akpabio

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AkpabioMinister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has said the constitution of the Interim Management Board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was President...

Sun Dec 8th, 2019     Read More →

National Assembly passes N10.59 trillion 2020 budget

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The Senate yesterday passed the 2020 budget, approving NIO.59 trillion as aggregate expenditure.The approved figure is N263.946 billion higher than the N10.330 trillion presented to the National...

Fri Dec 6th, 2019     Read More →

Gov. Emmanuel’s father dies at 90

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Governor Emmanuel Udom, of Akwa Ibom state BY Chioma Onuegbu GOVERNOR Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has lost his father, the Late elder Gabriel Emmanuel Nkanang. A statement from the government...

Wed Dec 4th, 2019     Read More →

Okowa deplores gender violence as ministry gets 180 cases, prosecutes 18 offenders

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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State yesterday deplored the rising cases of gender-based violence (GBV) in the country.The governor, who described the situation as ritualistic, made the remarks...

Tue Dec 3rd, 2019     Read More →

Ufot Ekaette: Quintessential servant

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Ufot Ekaette The 70s must have been the golden era of Nigeria’s public service. That was the era when the Permanent Secretaries most of whom were trained abroad or at the University of...

Tue Dec 3rd, 2019     Read More →

Coalition writes Secondus over detention of journalist, others by PDP governors

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A Coalition of Rights Group has called on the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, to intervene in the detention of Agba Jalingo, a journalist, and other...

Sat Nov 30th, 2019     Read More →

Ode to a princess: Adeline Oruigoni (1954-2019)

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Life is a marketplace, where sons and daughters of Eve come and go as traders. Come what, the Prince and the beggar must depart the land of sojourn to account for their transactions at the...

Sat Nov 30th, 2019     Read More →

Israel pledges to strengthen bilateral relations with Nigeria

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Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Shimon Ben-Shoshan The Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Shimon Ben-Shoshan, has pledged to strengthen bilateral relations between Israel and Nigeria in terms of...

Thu Nov 28th, 2019     Read More →

At summit, governors, IGP offer solution to insecurity

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Special Adviser to Akwa Ibom Governor on Security, Fubara Duke (left); Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki; his Delta counterpart, Ifeanyi Okowa; Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; and...

Thu Nov 28th, 2019     Read More →

Monarch tasks council helmsmen on revenue generation

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The newly-crowned clan head of Oniong in Onna Local Council of Akwa Ibom State, Etebom Samuel Efik, has advised local councils nationwide to expand their Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR) base...

Wed Nov 27th, 2019     Read More →

Avoid exposure to security risks, Emmanuel cautions corps members in Akwa Ibom

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Governor Udom Emmanuel has cautioned corps members serving in Akwa Ibom to avoid actions that could expose them to security risks during their Community Development Service (CDS).He gave the...

Tue Nov 26th, 2019     Read More →

Pastor defiles daughter in church vestry, threatens to curse her if she tells

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…Aborts three pregnancies for him with the help of her mother By Harris Emmanuel & Chioma Onuegbu An Akwa Ibomite, Fortune, aged 20 has revealed that the first time her father defiled...

Sun Nov 24th, 2019     Read More →

Upbeat swing for Annang Festival of Arts 2019

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Masquerades displaying at Annang Festival With a mission to preserve the Anaañ history, language and culture, as well as promote its cultural heritage, Nto Annang Foundation (NAF) is set...

Sat Nov 23rd, 2019     Read More →

Dad married daughter, had sex with her weeks after boyfriend was killed

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A father who allegedly married and had sex with his biological daughter has confessed to killing her boyfriend, authorities say. Larry Paul McClure, 55, and Amanda McClure, 31, are both charged...

Wed Nov 20th, 2019     Read More →