CAN to Buhari; Ban Miyetti Allah

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ban the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), an umbrella association of herdsmen in the country.   According to the PUNCH, the association also called on the president to “completely scrap” the suspended ‘Ruga’grazing scheme.     CAN made the request at the Church leaders stakeholders’ summit, themed, ‘RUGA: The church’s response in the 21st century,’ which was held in Lagos on Saturday.   Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, was quoted as saying the association came up with the…

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UCCDA HELMSMAN ASSURES ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD TAKE-OFF

…REALLOCATES PLOTS TO ALLOTTEES By Aniekan Ebong The Chairman of Uyo Capital City Development Authority, Otuekong Enobong Uwah said plans have been concluded for take-off of the new Residential Estate located at Ediene Ikot Obio Imo along Idoro Road to be known as Martha’s Vineyard. Prince Uwah gave the assurance in his office during a meeting with the Allottees of the Estate for revalidation and reallocation of their plots. The UCCDA helmsman who expressed Government readiness to facilitate development of the Estate said when developed will meet thee housing needs…

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Let me have details of your complaint – Enobong Uwah

…responds to allegations of bribe taking by UCCDA By Osondu Ahirika The Chairman of the Uyo Capital City Development Authority, UCCDA, Prince Enobong Uwah has charged anyone with genuine complaints about the UCCDA to make the details available to him with a firm assurance it will be addressed. Prince Uwah made the call in a response he personally posted to a facebook post by the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Explorer Newspaper, an Uyo based tabloid, Mr Augustine Akpan, alleging that, the UCCDA abdicated on its responsibility of…

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A’IBOM TRANSPORT COMMISSIONER TO PUT AN END TO TOLL GATE SAGA.

The Akwa Ibom State commissioner, Ministry of Transport and Solid Mineral, Rt. Hon. (Chief) Uno Etim Uno has promised Eket Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom motorcycle transporters Association (AMOTA) that he (Uno) will put an end to the toll gate saga in the state. Commissioner Uno made the promise recently, when the Association led by the state President of AMOTA, Deac. Okon Edet, paid a solidarity Visit to the Commissioner in his Uyo residents. While promising to liaise with the Chairmen of the affected local government areas, commissioner Uno, acknowledged…

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GOV. UDOM EMMANUEL ADMINISTRATION IS AGAINST ILLEGALITY Says Transport Commissioner

… As transport Ministry supports the issuance of driving license to keke/Motorcycle riders in A’Ibom The new commissioner for ministry, transport and solid minerals, Rt. Hon. (Chief) Uno Etim Uno has made it known to Akwa Ibom transporters and Akwa Ibom people in general that the State Governor, Deacon, Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, is against illegality in the State. Chief Etim Uno stated this today in his office when he played host to the sector commander, Federal Road Safety Commission, Akwa Ibom State Command Mr. Sunday Ogenekoro, and Chairman Akwa Ibom…

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HOW EFCC ARRESTS COUNCILOR, DIRECTOR, ORS FOR DIVERTING WORKERS’ SALARIES

Officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), have arrested Hon. Abubakar Maigishiri, a serving Councilor, Social Welfare, Tureta LGA; Danjuma Ibrahim, a Cashier with Ministry of Social Welfare and Community Development, Sokoto State, Tukur Yabo, Director of Works and Housing, Tureta Local Government Area and Sambo Abdullahi, a staff of the same Ministry for their alleged involvement in the criminal diversion of N980,000 public funds. According to the report, they were arrested on July 25, 2019 following investigation of a petition alleging that some employees of Sokoto Marshal…

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ZAMFARA APC PRAY FOR PEACE IN THE STATE

The members of the leading political party in Nigeria, All Progressive Congress (APC), tagged G8, on Sunday expressed support to current efforts by the administration of Gov. Bello Matawalle to restore peace in the state. According to News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports, the group, which also held special prayers in Gusau for the restoration of peace and security to the state, said it was in support of the dialogue with bandits initiated by the government. The Representative of Sen. Kabiru Marafa at the event and also the factional state APC…

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AKHA MOVES TO CURB RAPE, OTHER VIOLENCE CRIMES IN AKWA IBOM STATE

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has initiated moves to ensure stiffer punishment for persons convicted of rape and other violent crimes in the State. The House at its plenary on Thursday, described as worrisome, the rising cases of rape and other violent crimes in Akwa Ibom State and noted that the need for capital punishment against offenders was important. The position came, following a Bill for a Law to Eliminate Violence in Private and Public Life, Prohibit all forms of Violence Against Persons and to Provide Maximum Protection…

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LUKE TAKES EXXONMOBIL ON IMPROVED LOCAL CONTENT

– as company seeks robust partnership with lawmaker The member representing Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Hon. Onofiok Luke, has urged ExxonMobil to improve the local content component of its operations in Akwa Ibom and in Nigeria. The lawmaker said the company should make a deliberate effort to make indigenous companies understand the processes and steps to take to be eligible to handle major projects in the country. “Let our people have a piece of the pie; let our people know what it takes to play…

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UDOM EMMANUEL SWEARS IN 19 COMMISSIONERS, 2 SPECIAL ADVISERS & 4 PERM SECTS

***Assigns portfolios to commissioners and special advisers By John Ernest. The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Deacon Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, after the swearing in of the commissioners, special advisers and new permanent secretaries yesterday, has assigned portfolios to 19 commissioners and 2 special advisers he inaugurated. Speaking at the Inauguration ceremony which took place at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Uyo, Governor Udom charged the new Executive Council members in the state to demonstrate hardwork, commitment and loyalty in line with their path of office. While advising them to discharge…

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