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Re: All is well in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District.

By Anietie Ekong. Reading through the article by Aniekeme Finbarr, a Personal Assistant on Media to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, one is left wondering whether he means well for the Governor or is an agent provocateur on a mission to destroy the good relationship presently existing between the Senate …

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APC Crisis: Senator Abe Begs Amaechi, Others

The immediate past representative of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe has pleaded with Transportation Minister and other top officials of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State to end the in-fighting and let peace return to the party. He said that no …

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Blackout: TCN confirms collapse of national grid

The national grid on Thursday experienced its first collapse in 2020 resulting in blackout across the country. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) confirmed the development in a statement on its Twitter page which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. “There was system disturbance which …

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Hope Uzodinma Receives Certificate Of Return As Imo Governor-Elect

Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has received the Certificate of Return from the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) as the governor-elect of Imo State. He was awarded the certificate on Wednesday in Abuja, barely 24 hours after the Supreme Court nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha as …

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A’ IBOM STATE GOVT ORDERS CONTRACTORS BACK TO SITE

..ASSURES ON IMPROVED FUNDING  The State governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has ordered all contractors handling projects in the state to resume work at their different sites. He also made it compulsory that soil test should be conducted on all projects sites with proper documentation to ascertain quality and suitability of …

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Two weeks after wedding, Imam discovers his wife is a man

A Ugandan Imam has been suspended for unknowingly tying the nuptial knot with a fellow man, Daily Monitor reports. Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, the Imam of Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque in Kayunga District, was suspended as investigations into the shocking incident commenced. According to regional Kadhi Sheikh Abdul Noor Kakande, the …

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2023: Reset the Zoning Clock for Oro governorship – Ita Awak

By Joseph Atainyang    A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Engr Ita Awak has joined the debate for the 2023 gubernatorial election in Akwa Ibom State, praying the post be unanimously given an Oro person.Awak who was reacting to a position canvassed by a journalist and human rights person, …

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BEFORE WE BEHEAD THE ‘CULTIST’

By Joseph Atainyang The ongoing debate on the topic of cultism is entirely interesting. Nothing could make it more exciting than the fact that Akwa Ibom is God’s own state. A state completely named after the Almighty God and wholly dedicated into His care truly deserves protection from rot. With …

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Obasanjo – I want to do things that will make God show me mercy

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday dedicated his achievements both in the military and as a civilian president to God. Obasanjo spoke at a Thanksgiving Service organised for him by the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter, saying God has been faithful to him. The Thanksgiving Service was held at …

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Pope Slaps ‘Exuberant Admirer’ At Saint Peter’s Plaza

An image of Pope Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of an admirer late Tuesday had social media abuzz with comments on the pontiff’s prompt riposte. Francis had greeted children before the Nativity scene on Saint Peter’s plaza and was turning away when the woman cried out something, …

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A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT AT NEW YEAR

My Dear Compatriots, NIGERIA’S DECADE Today marks a new decade. It is a time of hope, optimism and fresh possibilities. We look forward as a nation to the 2020s as the opportunity to build on the foundations we have laid together on security, diversification of our economy and taking on the curse …

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NDDC abandoned $70m in bank for 13 years – Akpabio

The cleansing process in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is unfolding a lot of corruption in the commission – Firms and banks, who are afraid of being indicted, are coming forward to make refunds of money abandoned in accounts for many years – The minister of Niger Delta Affairs, …

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Akpabio: massive looting left NDDC in serious debt

Niger Delta Affairs Minister Godswill Akpabio has attributed the high-level of indebtedness of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to massive looting of the agency under previous administrations.Senator Akpabio told The Nation in Abuja that those who were saddled with the responsibility of managing NDDC over the years had used …

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Your Excellency, PEOPLE ARE DROPPING YOUR NAME.

In a matter of hours, Oron Union will elect a new set of officials to pilot its affairs for the next two years.There’s no point explaining how important the 94 year old Union is to Oro people both at home and in the Diaspora. It has grown to become almost …

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