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Akwa Ibom Moves To Curb Illegal Mining, Seeks Control Of Solid Minerals

INIOBONG EKPONTA, Uyo Following the low level of minerals exploration and exploitation in the country, governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has called on the Federal Government to handover the development of solid minerals to States. Governor Emmanuel stated

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Famine Looms In Akwa Ibom Communities Ravaged By Militants

By INIOBONG SUNDAY, Uyo Fear of mass hunger and malnutrition has enveloped a large swathe of Akwa Ibom State spread across five Local Government Areas, where activities of militants and cultists have forced local residents to flee for safety in

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Easter: Gov Emmanuel, CAN, Others Sue For Unity, Peace In Nigeria

INIOBONG SUNDAY, Uyo Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and other Christian leaders have stressed the need for collective resolve to salvage the country through spiritual interventions. The governor in a State-wide broadcast,

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A’Ibom: Surrender Your Arms, Gov Emmanuel Warns Militants

As FG’s Special Squad Arrives To Battle Militants By INIOBONG SUNDAY, Uyo Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has warned militants, cultists and local militias currently holding sway in parts of the State, to heed calls by security agencies

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Fractured Akwa Ibom APC Waiting For Tinubu’s Reconciliation Team

BYBINIOBONG SUNDAY, Uyo Ahead of the crucial 2019 general elections, the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, is yet to mend the cracks that have perennially work against the fortunes of the party in every elections

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Akwa Ibom Under Siege As Cultists, Militants Take Over

In several communities in Akwa Ibom State, residents are fleeing their ancestral homes to strange lands and IDP camps as over 30 cult groups have gone on rampage, wreaking havoc on the state. By Iniobong Sunday, Uyo On Thursday March

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Akwa Ibom: Youths’ Leader Shot Dead By Suspected Militants

INIOBONG SUNDAY, Uyo Barely 48 hours after the State government outlawed activities of no fewer than 33 cults groups in Akwa Ibom State, suspected militants of the Icelaand group have shot dead one Udeme Daniel Akpan. Until his gruesome murder

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Don Advocates Mass Action To Stop Jumbo Pay For NASS Members

INIOBONG SUNDAY, Uyo Worried by over-bloated pay to members of the National Assembly, Prof. Gabriel Umoh, has rallied the civil society groups and other concerned Nigerians to embark on a mass protest against the huge cash portfolio for the lawmakers.

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NGOs, A’Ibom Govt Move To Curb Violence Against Women

INIOBONG SUNDAY, Uyo The African Human Development Centre (AHDC) working in collaboration with ActionAid Nigeria has lamented the ordeals of domestic violence and other human rights abuses against women in Nigeria. Speaking after undertaking a fact-finding tour to some rural

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A’Ibom Clampdown On Militants, Cultists’, Imposes Curfew In 5 LGs

By INIOBONG SUNDAY, Uyo   Disturbed by unrestrained siege in some communities by militants drawn from different cult groups in Akwa Ibom State, governor Udom Emmanuel has approved the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew in five Local Government Areas affected

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