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Playing his dual roles as Akwa Ibom State Governor and a reconciliation Pastor, Governor Umo Eno, this morning, hosted Paramount Rulers drawn from 29 out of the 31 local government areas of the State, to find lasting solutions to the lingering issue arising from the amended Akwa Ibom State Traditional Rulers’ Law, at the State Executive Council Chambers. The Paramount Rulers of Ibeno and Ini Local Government Areas respectively were absent on health grounds. In an athmosphere of peace and unity, the Governor thanked the Paramount Rulers and assured them of his government’s readiness to work with them to find…

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a three-count charge against popular Instagram celebrity Pascal Okechukwu also known as Cubana Chief Priest for allegedly spraying and tampering with the naira at a social event contrary to the provisions of the Central Bank Act of 2007. Cubana Chief Priest will be arraigned on Wednesday, April 17th, 2024 before Justice Kehinde Ogundare of the Federal High Court, Lagos. Channels Television obtained a copy of the charge which was filed on April 4th by EFFC’s prosecutor Rotimi Oyedepo (SAN) alongside seven other lawyers representing the chairman of the Commission. In Count…

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Ifim Ibom Ibibio, the highest traditional institution in Ibibio land has given its backing for the amendment of the Akwa Ibom State Traditional Rulers Law 2023. In a statement, Ifim Ibom Ibibio says its decision to have the law amended without distorting its intended purpose to enhance the prestige of the state traditional institution, is to further strengthen certain areas that will engender goodwill among all traditional rulers. Accordingly, Ifim Ibom Ibibio has raised a memorandum to the State government regarding some areas of the law which attracted contentions – with its views, interests and positions clearly stipulated, including the…

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Stakeholders of Oro ethnic nationality of Akwa Ibom State have reaffirmed their support for Pastor Umo Eno. The stakeholders, drawn from the political class, the traditional institution, the academia, youth and women’s organizations, made the declaration, Thursday, at the residence of a former deputy Governor of the State, Sir Etim Okpoyo,in Oron, during a “Thank You “ Visit to the Federal Constituency. While moving a motion for the Vote of Confidence on the Governor, the Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Traditional Rulers Council and Paramount Ruler of Udung Uko Local Government Area, Odidem Bassey Etim Edet said the Governor has demonstrated…

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The Edo State government has pulled down security posts around former deputy governor, Philip Shaibu’s house along Aideyan Street, G.R.A, Benin, the Edo State capital. The state commissioner for communication and orientation, Chris Nehikhare who spoke to Newsday on Monday, explained that the security post was not part of Shaibu’s residence. He noted the state government had given the former deputy governor the privilege to enjoy extra security presence around his house before now, however, that has since been withdrawn following his impeachment from office. Nehikhare said the state government had recently embarked on a series of demolition exercises, to…

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Organised Labour has demanded N615,000 as the new minimum wage for workers to cope with the many economic realities and high cost of living in Nigeria. The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) confirmed the development to Newsday on Sunday. The new wage of N615,000 monthly was reached after consultations between the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). The labour unions said the current minimum wage of N30,000 can no longer cater for the wellbeing of an average Nigerian worker, lamenting that not all governors are paying the current wage award which will expire by April, five years after…

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Arsenal’s Premier League title hopes suffered a massive blow as Aston Villa struck twice in the closing stages to boost their top four bid with a dramatic 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Mikel Arteta’s side would have gone back to the top of the table with a victory, but instead they surrendered the initiative to Manchester City after conceding two goals in the last six minutes. Leon Bailey put the visitors ahead and Ollie Watkins doubled their lead as Villa boss Unai Emery enjoyed a second sweet win this season over the club that sacked him in…

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Manchester City moved to the top of the Premier League as lowly Luton were eased aside 5-1 at the Etihad, while Newcastle thrashed Tottenham 4-0 on Saturday. Amid a gruelling schedule, Pep Guardiola could hardly have wished for a kinder fixture in between the two legs of his side’s Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid. Guardiola made six changes from a thrilling 3-3 draw in the Spanish capital on Tuesday and City seemed set for a stress-free afternoon from the moment they opened the scoring after just two minutes. Erling Haaland’s shot deflected in off the unfortunate Daiki Hashioka into…

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It was a moment of emotions and excitement on the floor of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly as the honourable member representing Mbo state constituency and the Chief Whip of the Akwa Ibom State House Of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (sir) Effiong Johnson kjw in a matter of urgent importance, rise to send a special thank you message on behalf of the Oro people to His Excellency the Governor pastor Umo Eno for re-awarding the Oron/Okobo, Nsit Atai road to an indigenous construction company (Hensek Integrated company) for immediate construction. The member while thanking the Governor who made the…

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He emphasised the strategic importance of Rivers State, warning that if the state sneezes, the entire nation catches cold. In a rare twist of events in Rivers State politics, former Governor Peter Odili has endorsed Governor Siminalayi Fubara as the political leader of the state, praising him for defending the interests of the people. Odili, who served between 1999 and 2007, stated that Fubara, having secured his electoral victory both through the ballot and the courts, is now the political leader of the oil-rich South-South state. Odili spoke on Thursday at the commissioning of a Primary Healthcare Centre donated by…

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