Akwa Ibom, Nigeria Newswire

Akwa Ibom, Nigeria Newswire

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  1. Osinbajo, Jonathan, others eulogise Alaafin at 80Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Vanguard

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi as a true leader who has served the YorA1bA race with complete faithfulness and sacrifice. Alaafin He made this known on Saturday in Ibadan during the launch of a book 'The Alaafin of Oyo' in commemoration of the monarch's 80th birthday.

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  2. Calabar ponzi operator nabbed over N1bn fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 18 | Vanguard

    The Zone 6 Police Headquarters, Calabar, Cross River State capital, was turned into a mini-carnival yesterday, as "investors" in a Swiss Gold Ponzi scheme turned out to get a glimpse of the scheme operator, Mrs. Lizzy Efa, arrested while trying to flee from the country, after raking in about a billion naira. Vanguard learned that Mrs. Efa was taken to Calabar after her arrest at the border between Nigeria and Cameroon in Bakassi.

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  3. Supreme Court raises oil revenue for Rivers, Bayelsa, A-IbomRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | Vanguard

    By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor A buja -Three oil-producing states of the Niger Delta on Wednesday, got a landmark judgment at the Supreme Court of Nigeria that would substantially boost their revenue from oil production with effect from the date of the judgement. The three states: Rivers, Bayelsa and Akwa-Ibom, had approached the Supreme Court for the interpretation of Section 16 of the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Act in suit number SC964/2016 filed on their behalf by their lead Counsel, Mr. Lucius Nwosu, ,SAN.

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  4. NBS says prices of kerosene, gas increased in SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | Vanguard

    The National Bureau of Statistics , said the average price per litre paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene increased to N297.28 in September from N288.75 recorded in August. The bureau said the price of Kerosene increased by 2.95 per cent month-on-month and 12.40per cent year-on-year.

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  5. Why Gov Emmanuel prefers minor projects, by Works CommissionerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | Vanguard

    Uyo-Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Works, Mr. Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, has said that the state governor, Udom Emmanuel, preferred to execute small projects that impact lives, instead of building gigantic structures that do not add value to the economy of the state. Inyang-Eyen made the assertion against the backdrop of insinuations that the governor was not executing gigantic projects like his predecessor, Sen Godswill Akpabio.

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  6. Wily WatsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 14 | Jamaica Observer

    Ackera Nugent appears set to capture Jamaica's first medal at the Youth Olympic Games when she races in Stage Two, Heat Three of the girls' 100 metres hurdles today at 2:45 pm . Also, Jamaica's World Youth 400 metres champion Antonio Watson of Petersfield High moved into medal contention by winning Heat Two, Stage One of the boys' 200 metres in 21.33 seconds, the second fastest time heading into Stage Two; and boys' team captain Shanthamoi Brown has faint hopes for a medal after advancing in the boys' 400 metres hurdles in eighth spot.

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  7. Mayorkun storms University Of Calabar students as MTN Pulse Campus Invasion continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 13 | Vanguard

    For five days, Calabar converged at the University of Calabar, Cross River, for the Pulse Campus Invasion. It was five days out of the ordinary hustle and bustle of school activities and MTN Nigeria fired on all cylinders to make it a superlative experience for all.

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  8. Nugent in medal hunt at Youth OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 13 | The Gleaner

    Collin Reid photo courtesy of Jamaica Olympic Association Jamaica's Ackera Nugent wins her 100m hurdles heat in 13.46 seconds at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina on Thursday. Ackera Nugent appears set to capture Jamaica's first medal at the Youth Olympic Games when she races in Stage Two, Heat Three of the girl's 100 metres hurdles today at 2:45 p.m. .

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  9. South South stakeholders to honor Pinnick in UyoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 10 | Vanguard

    Football stakeholders in the South South zone would tomorrow roll out the drums to honor president of the nation's soccer governing body, Amaju Melvin Pinnick in Uyo ahead of the AFCON 2019 qualifier between the Super Eagles and Libya. Amaju who is also the first Vice President of the Confederation of African Football is being honored by the zone over his numerous achievements as NFF president and for breaking the jinx of incumbents at the Glass House not doing a second term after winning the September 20 elections in Katsina.

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  10. Nigeria's main opposition party announces candidate ahead of 2019 electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 7 | Mail & Guardian

    Abubakar comes from the Muslim-majority north, and his nomination follows an unwritten rule in Nigeria that the presidency should alternate every two terms between a candidate from the north and south. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will run for re-election in February 2019 against former vice president Atiku Abubakar, a Muslim from the country's north who was nominated on Sunday as the main opposition party's poll contender.

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  11. Nigeria's Buhari to face political heavyweight opponent in re-election bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 7 | Yahoo!

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will run for re-election in February 2019 against former vice president Atiku Abubakar, a Muslim from the country's north who was nominated on Sunday as the main opposition party's poll contender. Buhari, a 75-year-old former military ruler, was the sole candidate for his ruling All Progressives Congress party, so his confirmation by some 7,000 delegates gathered in the capital Abuja was a mere formality on Saturday.

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  12. Africa's oldest president, campaigns for another term in CameroonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 4 | The Economist

    ON THE campaign trail Paul Biya's motto is " La Force de l'ExpA rience ". It is a slogan that few would dispute.

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  13. Nigeria:Governor Ayade Gets Opposition Governorship TicketRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 30 | AllAfrica.com

    All delegates from the 18 Local Government Areas of Cross River States have overwhelmingly voted for Governor Ben Ayade at today's Peoples Democratic Party 's primary elections. The primaries were held at the UJ Esuene Stadium Calabar and Gov Ayade was the sole aspirants, others having been disqualified by the national zonal screening committee.

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  14. Keep hoping, but no 'change' in Nigeria's politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 29 | Vanguard

    It is not all the time people start a conversation with you only to have insight into your opinion on what is wrong with the motherland Nigeria. When they do, you would naturally think it should not be a big task for any patriotic citizen.

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  15. MultiChoice releases profile of 20 Students for its 'Talent Factory Academy'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 29 | Vanguard

    MultiChoice has released the profile of 20 students selected as the first intakes of the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy. The candidates were chosen after a two-month long process of shortlisting candidates from over 3,000 entries from Nigeria and Ghana.

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  16. Envoy scores China, Nigeria relations highRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 29 | Vanguard

    Chinese Consul General in Lagos, Ambassador Chao Xiaoliang has expressed satisfaction at the enhanced bilateral relations between Nigeria and China since two years he assumed office as Consul General of the Peoples' Republic of China to Nigeria, saying that more and more Chinese citizens and enterprises are springing up almost on a daily basis in Nigeria. Xiaoliang said this during the celebration of 69th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Lagos, while disclosing that China and Nigeria strategic partnership is enjoying a most comprehensive and rapid developmental cooperation.

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  17. Strike Day 2: Labour disrupts activities at Lagos airport, pickets banksRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 29 | Vanguard

    As the nationwide strike by Organised Labour over a new minimum Wage entered second day yesterday, labour leaders stormed the ever busy Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos and disrupted the flight operations of some airlines, leaving passengers stranded. Similarly, some commercial banks that opened for operations in the state especially in Marina, were picketed and their operations shut down.

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  18. Gov Emmanuel reshuffles cabinet, swears-in 4 Commissioners, 1 Special AdviserRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 29 | Vanguard

    GOVERNOR Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has sworn-in four commissioners and a Special Adviser into office with a minor cabinet reshuffle. They include Honourable Uno Etim Uno, Prince Ukpong Akpabio and brother to Senator Godswill Akpabio, Mr. Udo Ekpenyong, Otuekong Raphael Bassey and Pastor Sunny Ibuot from Urueoffong /Oruko, Essien Udim, Ukanafun,Nsit Atai and Ikot Ekpene local government areas respectively.

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  19. 30 Biblical differences between spiritual boys versus spiritual men...Read the original story

    Monday Sep 24 | Nigeriaworld

    He said there were Spiritual Boys as opposed to Spiritual Men among the newly-converted souls. "Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly-mere infants in Christ..." The Great Apostle to the Gentiles began in I Corinthians 3:1.

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  20. 2019: I'll review revenue allocation formula if elected president- TambuwalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 23 | Vanguard

    Presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has pledged to embark on a holistic review of the current revenue allocation formula, if elected president in the 2019 general election. Tambuwal also said he would look into the financial records of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to ensure transparency and accountability.

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