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…

APC Cannot Win Election In Rivers State –Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday said the All Progressives Congress (APC), is not in a position to win any election in the state. The governor, according to a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media, also alleged that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, was…

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…

Kpomo Eaters Beware!

An unnamed South East Nigerian business man had imported treated animal hide as raw material for production of leather products, from a certain source.  He left the materials in a cold storage facility, returning to find it had become bloated ‘Kpomo’, enticing and salivating. This is what independent research has revealed. A government official, who…

A’Ibom First Lady Sees Ability In Disabled Persons

Wife of the Akwa Ibom State Governor and founder of Family Empowerment and Youth Reorientation Programme (FEYReP), Mrs. Martha Emmanuel has reasoned that people in the state living with disabilities should not be discriminated, saying that such persons have unharnessed talents embedded in them and needs encouragement to attain their full potentials. Mrs. Emmanuel was…

FRSC Mobile Court: Truck Driver Sentenced To 12 Months Imprisonment

A truck driver, Mr. Joshua Gabriel, an indigene of Abia State, was on Tuesday charged for dangerous driving by mobile court mounted by Federal Road Safety Commission and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour along Calabar-Itu Road. The magistrate of the mobile court, Glory Udonna, said the driver contravened section 21 of the…

FG Exports 328,897mbs Of Crude In Four Years

The Federal Government exported 328, 897 million barrels of crude oil in the last four years, the Nigerian Extractive Industrial Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has said. The agency,  in a paper  titled:  ‘’NNPC offshore processing and swap arrangements: Revenue loss to the nation’’ obtained at the weekend, showed that the Federal Government allocated 655,235million barrels of…

Zenith Bank Extends Reach With Retail, Innovative Products

Zenith Bank Plc, a leading lender, is looking beyond corporate banking, expanding its retail banking units. The bank is leveraging on high technology and innovative products to consolidate its net-worth clientele and the unbanked at the retail-end of the market, writes SIMEON EBULU. Defining the goal and identifying the operating ones environment in any endeavour…

AKSG Targets 25 Years Lifespan For Roads

Roads in Akwa Ibom State constructed under the administration of Udom Gabriel Emmanuel would last for a minimum of 25 years without major repairs.  The State Commissioner of Works, Mr. Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, has declared. The commissioner who made the declaration in a chat with newsmen in Uyo, the state capital said this explains why much…

Non-oil Revenue May Rise To $25b In 2025 –NEPC

Earnings from non-oil export are expected to jump from $2.7 billion to $25 billion by 2025, the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has predicted. It said this would be achieved through its new strategy tagged: ‘Zero Oil Plan’. Its Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, described the plan as a strategy to mobilize…

4 Dead, 24 Arrested In Rivers As INEC Cancels Elections In 8 LGAs

Four persons have been reportedly killed and about 30 arrested in the March 19, 2016 rerun elections marred with violence prompting cancellation of elections in eight of the 23 local council areas in he state. Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in Calabar, Baba Bolanta, who was deployed to supervise the elections confirmed the killings in…

FG Redeploys 22 Directors From Budget Office, 162 Officials From MDAs

Twenty two senior staff of the Budget Office in the Ministry of Budget and National Planning have been redeployed to other ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in a renewed effort to reposition the federal civil service in Nigeria for effective service delivery. In the redeployment which has affected 184 senior staff service-wide, four (4) Directors,…