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APC CONVENTION: Pressure mounts on Oyegun to contest

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IN spite of his decision to jettison any ambition of re-contesting for the chairmanship of All Progressives Congress APC, the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun is under pressure to...

Sat May 5th, 2018     Read More →

Aviation minister again in uncharted flight path

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Nigeria Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika is a trained pilot who knows that flights are conducted along well laid out flight paths between two destinations. This is so for effective management of the...

Sat May 5th, 2018     Read More →

Boat mishap: Family of eight, 14 others perish in A-Ibom

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By Harris-Okon Emmanuel UYO—A family of eight, husband and wife with six children returning to Akwa Ibom to resume schools were among 22 persons that died in a boat mishap in the...

Fri May 4th, 2018     Read More →

NYSC DG decries poor state of facilities in A-Ibom camp

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By Chioma Onuegbu THE Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brig-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, has decried the poor state of facilities in Akwa Ibom Orientation Camp at Ikot Itie...

Thu May 3rd, 2018     Read More →

A-Ibom Assembly wades into MAN, host communities crisis

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By Harris-Okon Emmanuel UYO—Akwa Ibom House of Assembly has waded into the crisis between the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, MAN, Oron and its host communities over the closure of the access...

Thu May 3rd, 2018     Read More →

Nigeria sitting on time bomb without restructuring—Anyaoku, Lekwot, Nwodo, Adebanjo, others

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…eulogise late Sen Adesanya By Clifford Ndujihe, Dapo Akinrefon & Gabriel Olawale SOME—eminent Nigerians, yesterday, called for urgent restructuring of Nigeria to fiscal federalism...

Thu May 3rd, 2018     Read More →

Toady Nigeria is in a worse state, I have never seen it since the civil war – Atiku

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By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo – Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has challenged Nigerians to rise up to change the APC led-government if they truly desire to continue to have a...

Wed May 2nd, 2018     Read More →

May Day: Labour has failed Nigerians —Wike

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By Samuel Oyadongha, Simon Ebegbulem, Egufe Yafugborhi, Harris-Okon Emmanuel & Chioma Onuegbu Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has said that labour has failed Nigerians by refusing to act...

Wed May 2nd, 2018     Read More →

Power station: A-Ibom community demands employment of indigenes

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By Chioma Onuegbu UYO—AFAHA Ube Itam community leaders in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State housing the 132KVA transmission substation have decried the non-employment of their...

Tue May 1st, 2018     Read More →

Why we use local contractors in road construction — Akwa Ibom Works Commissioner

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Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Works, Akparawa Ephraim Inyang-Eyen in this interview explains some issues surrounding the activities of the state government in the past few years with regard to...

Tue May 1st, 2018     Read More →

Navy impound 642 bags of rice from smugglers in A-Ibom

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By Harris-Okon Emmanuel UYO—No fewer than eight suspected smugglers are now cooling their heels in the cell of the Nigerian Police at Oron in Akwa Ibom State even as 642 bags of rice have...

Mon Apr 30th, 2018     Read More →

Half of Nigeria’s 36 states insolvent, survive on FAA – Report

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THE Economic Confidential, EC, has released its Annual States Viability Index, ASVI, showing that 17 states are insolvent as their Internally Generated Revenues, IGR, in 2017 were far below 10 per...

Mon Apr 30th, 2018     Read More →

32 State Govts undermine N1trn insurance premium income target

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THERE are indications that the insurance industry may not meet the N1trillion premium income target set for 2020 following the refusal by many states to implement Group Life Insurance for their...

Mon Apr 30th, 2018     Read More →

Some people are blocking payment of N1.8trillion owed NDDC — Ekere, MD

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BY GBENGA OKE Mr. Nsima Ekere is the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. Before he was appointed to run the Commission, Ekere was Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State....

Sun Apr 29th, 2018     Read More →

Insecurity : We are not in control of either the soldiers or the police – Yari

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Abuja – Chairman of Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum (NGF), Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara, says state governors can not enforce maximum security in their domains because they...

Sat Apr 28th, 2018     Read More →