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PNDPC tasks FG on N-Delta peace, devt

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By Emem Idio YENAGOA—A Niger Delta advocacy group, Pan Niger Delta Peoples Congress, PNDPC, has urged the Federal Government to treat issues in the Niger Delta as top priority to ensure...

Wed Aug 23rd, 2017     Read More →

S-South, S-East govs hail Buhari

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By Innocent Onoja UYO—Governors of the eleven states making up the South-South/South-East geo-political zone have felicitated with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu...

Wed Aug 23rd, 2017     Read More →

Robbers storm Uyo with strange tricks, residents complain

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By Chioma Onuegbu UYO—RESIDENTS of Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State, have cried out over the invasion of the city by robbers, who masquerade as commuters, robbing their victims inside...

Tue Aug 22nd, 2017     Read More →

Drama, as minister hands over snakes smuggled from Cameroon to UNIUYO

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By Emma Una CALABAR—THERE was noticeable tension in Calabar, Cross River State, as the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jubril, handed over 145 snakes and reptiles to the...

Tue Aug 22nd, 2017     Read More →

A-Ibom inaugurates c’ttee over high cost of garri

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By Chioma Onuegbu Uyo —THE Akwa Ibom State Government has set up a four-member Cassava Seed Multiplication Committee to interface with stakeholders in cassava value chain in order to scale...

Tue Aug 22nd, 2017     Read More →

Dialogue: N’Delta monarchs, leaders divided over appointments by militants

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By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South BAYELSA—TWO Niger Delta monarchs named by a coalition of Niger Delta militant groups as members of the Pan Niger Delta Peoples’ Congress,...

Mon Aug 21st, 2017     Read More →

Burial ceremony turns bloody in A-Ibom, as cultist kill one

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By Emmanuel Ayungbe UYO—A burial ceremony went awry in Udianga Enem, Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, weekend, as cultists, armed with sophisticated weapons, invaded the...

Mon Aug 21st, 2017     Read More →

Nigeria’s debt reaching critical levels — NEITI

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By Michael Eboh .40% of FAAC disbursements used for debt servicing ABUJA — The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, Sunday, expressed concern over Nigeria’s...

Sun Aug 20th, 2017     Read More →

FG, 36 states, FCT share N2.56trn in 6 months

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ABUJA—THE Federal Government, 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have so far shared N2.56 trillion in the first half of 2017 from the Federation Account, an...

Sun Aug 20th, 2017     Read More →

After 104 days on medical vacation…Finally, Buhari returns

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After 104 days on medical vacation in the United Kingdom, UK, President Muhammadu Buhari, at exactly 4:48 yesterday afternoon, stepped down from the plane that brought him back, at the...

Sun Aug 20th, 2017     Read More →

Remembering Okokon Ndem

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The words of Okokon Ndem come in handy here as some continue the fight against injustice. We all abhor a system that marginalises individuals and groups. It is also true that while we cry for...

Sat Aug 19th, 2017     Read More →

N2.4B Govt House Suit: A-Ibom Govt agrees owing contractor N048.66 Bn

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By Dennis Udoma UYO – Akwa Ibom State Government has said that, it owes Otto Trinity Studios, over N48.66 Billion for the work done during the construction of the State Government House...

Sat Aug 19th, 2017     Read More →

Quit order to Northerners, Yoruba: Militants can’t speak for N’Delta — Leaders, stakeholders

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…Say they want restructuring, not breakup …S-South APC chieftains allege political sabotage By Emma Amaize, Samuel Oyadongha, Festus Ahon, Egufe Yafugborhi, Emmanuel Una Godwin...

Sat Aug 19th, 2017     Read More →

30th Anniversary: Akwa Ibom declares fasting

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The Akwa Ibom Government has declared a one-day fast on Sept. 1, as part of activities marking the 30th Anniversary of the creation of the state. Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State Akwa...

Fri Aug 18th, 2017     Read More →

FG asks Court to return Nnamdi Kanu to Prison

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…Counters IPOB boss’ request for variation of bail condition The Federal Government has urged a Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail it granted leader of the pro-Biafra...

Fri Aug 18th, 2017     Read More →