ARFAN Akwa Ibom Sends SOS To FG Over Oil Spill Compensation

By Udeme Utip Members of Artisan Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN) operating in Atlantic coastline of Akwa Ibom have sent a save our soul (SOS) to Federal Government to Intervention in the issue of oil spill compensation to alleviate the suffering of fishermen in the area. The SOS which was endorsed by the state secretary…

Herdsmen Killings: Senate Sets Up Committee To Find Solutions

To meet with security operatives on way forward eager to address the mindboggling attacks by herdsmen on communities across Nigeria, the Senate rose from its sitting on Thursday, raising an ad choc committee to look into the contentious issue and proffer solutions. President Muhammadu Buhari had already given a matching order to the security operatives…

Sponsored Terrorists Behind Fulani Herdsmen Attacks –Ijaw Youths

Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), worldwide has described as “suspicious” and a “deliberate plot,” the recent armed attacks and killings in some communities in the South East and North Central by persons alleged to be herdsmen. it said those involved in the attacks were terrorists sponsored to disguise as Fulani herdsmen to kill and promote tribal…

FUEL DIVERSION: DPR SEALS 4 GAS STATIONS IN AKWA IBOM

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Akwa Ibom chapter on Tuesday sealed four gas stations for allegedly diverting 33,000 litres of petrol meant for Enugu to Akwa Ibom. Mr. Bassey Nkanga, the DPR’s Operation Controller in Charge of Akwa Ibom and Cross River said the foot was recorded during surveillance of stations within state capital.…

A’IBOM FIRST LADY SEEKS FEYReP AND LEWA TIE

The wife of Akwa Ibom Governor, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel has called for a synergy between her pet project, Family Empowerment and Youth Reorientation Programme (FEYReP) and Legislators Wives Association (LEWA) towards sensitizing and re-orienting Akwa Ibom People especially the womenfolk on the need to be economically independent. Mrs. Emmanuel stated this when she received…

Bill To License Hotels, Tourism Establishments Underway In Akwa Ibom

A bill for a law to classify, register and license hotels, night clubs, eateries and event centers in Akwa Ibom State has passed through second reading in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly. The bill entitled Hotels and Tourism Establishment and Licensing Bill 2016 is sponsored by the member representing Mbo State Constituency in…

I’m Not Done Scrutinizing 2016 Budget, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will not hurriedly assent to the 2016 budget as passed by the National Assembly but would critically review the document before assenting to it. This was contained in a statement endorsed by Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the President on media and publicity. Speaking at a meeting…

NNPC Withheld N824.7b Oil Revenue In 6 Months Of Buhari’s Administration –NRGI Report

Reports says despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s attempt at ensuring transparency in the oil sector, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, still withholds billions in oil revenues from the federal government account. The report by the Natural Resource Governance Institute, titled “NNPC still holds blank check” said that within the first six months of the Buhari…

Stop Criticising, Proffer Solution, Isine Challenges Journalists

A front line journalist in Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria, Mr. Ibanga Isine, has challenged his colleagues in the profession to go beyond just criticizing the policies of Government to proffering solutions and problem solving to move the country forward economically and otherwise. The media guru who throw the challenge during an interactive session with…

A\Ibom Ex-Deputy Donates CBT Centres For JAMB Exams

Determined to promote computer education in the Nigerian school system, the former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Dr. Christopher Ekpenyong, has invested massively in ICT sector since 2002. His computer-based Gastric Information Technology and Management Institute (GITMI) at Ikot Ekpene and Uyo, according to him, accommodated over 10,000 candidates, who participated in the just…

Buhari Approves Additional Crude Oil To End Fuel Scarcity – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Tuesday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has given approval for the corporation to take additional crude oil volume to guarantee the country’s supply of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) petrol. In a statement titled “NNPC determined to end fuel scarcity,” its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Garba Deen…