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Return schools back to missions - Attah

By Abasifreke Effiong AKWA IBOM - A Former governor, Obong Victor Attah, has encouraged the Akwa Ibom State Government to hand back schools it took from churches to the missions that started those schools. Attah made the call at the first Akwa Ibom Education Summit held at Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio ...

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Uyo will be uneasy for 'yahoo boys' - EFCC

By Abasifreke Effiong AKWA IBOM - The Uyo zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will be uneasy for internet fraudsters better known as "yahoo boys" to operate in Akwa Ibom State. The zonal head of the EFCC, Mr. Garba Dugum, said the Uyo zonal office is curr...

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EFCC arrests Fidelity Bank Employee For Allegedly Stealing N137M

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, has arrested one Kehinde Olumide Agbabiaka, a sales agent of Fidelity Bank Plc. His arrest was sequel to a petition jointly penned by the bank’s Regional Security Officer and the Cluster Control and Compliance Manager, in wh...

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Youth group sues FG over NDDC Board composition

A Non-Governmental-Organisation (NGO), Incorporated Trustees of Concerned Niger Delta Youth Initiative (CNDYI) has dragged the federal government before the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over the composition of the Board and Management of the Niger Delta Development Commi...

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Nigerian Army Officer launches foundation to cater for widows, youths

AKWA IBOM - A Nigerian Army Officer, Kingsley Edem Byron has rendered assistance to widows and youths in Akwa Ibom State through his newly launched foundation, called Kingsley Byron Foundation (KBF). The foundation under its HOPE project recently distributed wrappers, toiletries and food items to a...

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We will audit NDDC's finances - Minister of Niger Delta

ABUJA - The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said his ministry will audit financial records of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) beginning from the year 2000. The NDDC is an interventionist agency of the federal government with the mandate to formulate and ...

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Five months old fetus can survive in Ibom Specialist Hospital - Mgt

By Abasifreke Effiong AKWA IBOM - The Ibom Specialist hospital will write a record-breaking story in obstetrics and gynaecology when it is able to tend its first 20 weeks fetus to full maturity. New management of the hospital says it has the expertise and facility to tend a 20 weeker. The hospita...

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A'Ibom amateur technicians stun the world with models of heavy-duty automobiles

By Abasifreke Effiong AKWA IBOM - Recently, social media platforms were awash with a video of a-15 year old amateur technician from Akwa Ibom State, demonstrating a model of an excavator he fabricated. The video attracted the attention of big companies, notably, Mantrac Nigeria Caterpillar Company ...

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11,400 TEACHERS IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS MAY LOSE JOBS IN AKWA IBOM

UYO - The Akwa Ibom State Government says it will close down 1,200 private schools operating illegally in the State, this month. "The closure will be disastrous to pupils in the affected schools, if the State government goes on with it", Mr. Samuel Ufuo, former chairman of the Akwa Ibom State House...

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NFIU guidelines: Local gov't councils in A'Ibom forfeit two months allocations

Abasifreke Effiong AKWA IBOM - Local Government councils in Akwa Ibom State have not received its allocations for the months of June and July from the Federal Account and Allocation Committee (FAAC). The 31 local government councils have temporarily forfeited the money to the federal government du...

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BREAKING Army officer kidnapped in Zaria

An officer of the Nigerian Army simply identified as Lieutenant Falana, has been reportedly abducted by suspected kidnappers this morning, Tuesday 3rd September. The Dune gathered that Falana was abducted opposite Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Kano. "The kidnappers zoomed off with his (Falana...

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Gov Emmanuel consoles Senator Ekpenyong on wife's demise

AKWA IBOM - Governor Udom Emmanuel has commiserated with Senator Chris Ekpeyong over the demise of his wife Dr. Grace Ekpeyong. The State Governor who was accompanied on the condolence visit by the Deputy Governor, Mr. Moses Ekpo, Director General Divine mandate Otuekong Idongesit Nkanga, National ...

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Illegal bunkering is on the increase in Delta - NPDC

Kelvin Onyekachukwu DELTA - The Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC/ND Western OML 34 AMT (Asset Management Team) has said that activities of illegal bunkers are increasing in its area of operations in Delta State. The Manager, Government, Community Relations and Security, Mr. Aiguedo Shei...

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Okowa's aide to pirates: Steer clear from Delta

Kelvin Onyekachukwu DELTA - The newly appointed Senior Special Assistant on Security Matters to the Delta State Governor, Comrade Ezekiel Daniel, has warned pirates to steer clear from the waterways of Delta. Daniel said the State government will not condone any criminal acts. "Anyone caught will...

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