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The Oron Union Central Executive, headed by the President General, Sir Essang Nsa Bassey, KJW, has acknowledged and praised the remarkable achievements of Hon. Engr. George Henshaw, Transition Chairman of Okobo Local Government Council. The union recognized his unwavering commitment to advancing grassroots development and his tireless efforts in meeting the needs of the community, demonstrating exceptional leadership and dedication to public service. During a courtesy visit on June 10, 2024, the President General of Oron Union Sir Essang Nsa Bassey, KJW, also called for a robust partnership and collaboration between the local government and the union, aiming to achieve…

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The Senate has pardoned and recalled Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi who was suspended on March 12, 2024. The recall process was initiated on Tuesday after a motion moved by Deputy Minority Leader Senator Abba Moro who expressed regret on behalf of the suspended senator. He pledged to assume full responsibility for Ningi’s actions, acknowledging the gravity of the suspension. The senator’s conduct during the period of suspension has been a matter of scrutiny and debate within the legislative body. The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, announced the unconditional recall of Ningi after a brief plea by some lawmakers. Akpabio…

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Four years after Muhammadu Sanusi II was deposed as the Emir of Kano, Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has reinstated him to the throne. “With the full support of the kingmakers, I have approved the reappointment of Mallam Sanusi Lamido,” the governor said to cheers at the Art Chamber of the Kano State Government House around 5:16 pm on Thursday. Emir Sanusi II, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, was known as Lamido Sanusi before becoming king. Governor Yusuf reinstated him right after signing the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 into law. The new…

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Oro is a complex society with a rapidly growing population of people. Oro has different and distinct ethnic languages, thus’ uniting these complex groups into one unified political entity. Oro was one of the most secure and peaceful nation in Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria. However contemporarily, this endowed nation suddenly plugged into waves of kidnapping and other heinous crimes such as armed robbery and piracy. Over now, Oro has been plagued by several incidences of banditry and social unrest among other issues. Although banditry is not something new to the country, the situation has worsened with even the supposedly…

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The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs has commended Dr. Uwemedimo Udo for the high-quality projects he has executed during his tenure as the Chairman of Uyo Local Government Transition Committee in the past six months. Chairman of the Committee, Rt. Hon. Mfon Idung, made the commendation on Monday when he led the lawmakers on an inspection tour of the Council to assess the number of projects and achievements recorded so far under Dr. Udo’s administration. Idung, shortly after he inspected the new 18-room Technical Building for staff of the Directorate of Works,…

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has sent his warmest felicitations to Honourable Aniekan Umanah on his birthday today. In a message released by his Chief Press Secretary, Ekerete Udoh, Governor Eno eulogized the former State Commissioner for Information and immediate past House of Representatives Member for Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika Federal Constituency, for his passion and dedication to selfless service to the state and his people. “Your selfless devotion to service, humility and the copious skills and talents you put in the execution of assigned tasks, are commendable. “ I have known you for over twenty years, and I can…

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Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday, adjourned the trial of Ismaila Mustapha, (a.k.a Mompha) till July 1, 2024 just as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presented its fifth witness,  EFCC, PW5, Ezekoli Ozoemenam, a staff of Fidelity Bank Plc. The Lagos Zonal Command of the EFCC, had on January 12, 2022 arraigned Mompha alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, on an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy to launder funds obtained through unlawful activity, retention of proceeds of criminal conduct, laundering of funds obtained through unlawful activity, failure to disclose…

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Gunmen have kidnapped the Paramount Ruler of Mbo Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom state, HRM Ogwong Okon A. Abang at his palace in Ebughu. Though the abductors are yet to contact the family of the victim for a possible ransom, the Akwa Ibom State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of the monarch. The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) of the command, ASP Timfon John, who confirmed the incident, said the Commissioner of Police, Ayilara Waheed Adedamola and other Service Commanders, including the Commissioner for Internal Security, have moved down to Mbo local council to ascertain the situation.…

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The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) disbursed a total of N1,149.816 trillion which came in as revenue in January 2024 to the federal government, states, and local government areas. The allocation, shared during the May 2024 FAAC meeting comprised distributable statutory revenue of N284.716 billion, distributable Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue of N466.457 billion, electronic money transfer levy revenue of N18.024 billion, and exchange difference revenue of N438.884 billion. This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting for April 2024, a statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations…

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The founder of Stanbic IBTC and ANAP Foundation, Atedo Peterside, says the urgency with which the President Bola Tinubu-led administration wants the naira to appreciate against the dollar and other foreign currencies is not the best approach to return the currency to a stronger position. Peterside, who was on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday, exonerated the current administration from the depreciation of naira, but insists that hurrying to make the currency gain strength won’t work out. According to him, the best approach would be for the central bank to stabilise the naira to a level where they can sustain it for…

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