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Akwa Ibom Governor Inspects Drainage Construction Sites In Uyo

  The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has made an inspection visit to some drainage construction sites under construction in Uyo, aimed at addressing challenges of flooding. The development is coming in response to recent flooding in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State in south-south Nigeria, as a result of heavy rainfall in the city. It is one ...

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Photo: Nigerian man sentenced to life in prison for drug trafficking in Indonesia, prosecutors to push for death sentence

An Indonesian court on Monday July 6th sentenced 33 year old Nigerian man Uzoma Elele Alpha (pictured above) to life imprisonment for possessing banned substances – methamphetamine and marijuana – worth an estimated $451,400. Uzoma was arrested at his apartment at the Margonda Residence tower in Depok in December 2014 during a raid by authorities from the immigration office. The ...

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National Assembly members know what is good for APC – Tambuwal

The Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday said the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress as a result of the leadership row in the National Assembly would soon be over. Tambuwal, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, is heading one of the committees set up to find an amicable settlement to the crisis. He spoke with ...

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Buhari sacks DG DSS, service chiefs may go

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sacked the Director General of the Department of State Service, Mr. Ita Ekpenyong. The Director of Communications in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji Haruna Imrana, announced the appointment of Mr. Lawal Musa Daura as the Acting DG of the DSS. The terse statement was issued by Imrana on ...

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Okonjo-Iweala spent $2.1bn without approval, says FG – Punchng.com

The National Economic Council, chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday accused a former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, of spending $2.1bn from the Excess Crude Account without authorisation. “We looked at the numbers for the Excess Crude Account. The last time the former Minister of Finance and Coordinating ...

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US Gay Marriage: Mugabe Proposes To Obama

According to Awdnews.com, the Zimbabwean president challenged President Obama in his weekly interview with Zimbabwe’s national radio on Saturday. “I’ve just concluded since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance thus if it becomes necessary , I shall travel to Washington, D.C., get down on my knee , and ask his [Obama’s] hand. ...

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Protest in Afaha Oku over land *as communities place injunction

The people of Afaha Group of villages, comprising of Iba Oku, Afaha Oku and Nduetong Oku communities on Wednesday went to the streets of Uyo Village road, protesting and calling on the State Government to steer away from their land, Ekpene Ntong at Afaha Oku.   The protest which started at 10.am lasted for about three hours and saw elderly ...

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Obong University in Akwa Ibom gets NUC approval for new courses

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has given approval to Obong University in Akwa Ibom State, to commence five new programmes. The institution located in Etim Ekpo Local Government is one of the two privately-owned universities in Akwa Ibom State. The five new programmes which are to be offered at the Bachelors level include: Public Administration, International Relations, Political Science, Peace ...

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Indonesia military transport plane crashes in Medan; 37 dead

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country’s third-largest city of Medan, killing at least 37 people. North Sumatra police chief Eko Hadi Sutedjo told reporters Tuesday that the plane was carrying 50 people based on its manifest. He says 37 bodies have been transported to a Medan hospital. Air ...

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Aso Rock conducts audit of security personnel – Punch

Authorities of the Presidential Villa, Abuja have ordered a comprehensive audit of security personnel and forces deployed in the seat of power. The audit may have been necessitated by the ongoing inter-agency rivalry in the Villa. According to a memo signed by the Aide-De-Camp to the President, Lt. Col. Lawal Abubakar, the exercise was needed for “accountability and deployment.” The ...

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