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Of Gov Emmanuel Udom and Godswill Akpabio; the role of former governors in our democracy

I have been following recent development in Akwa-Ibom State. It all started less than 2 weeks ago with news of Gov. Udom sacking Hon. Udo Ekpeyong, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs. 1,214 more words

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​We’ve sold 2m pencils, says Akwa Ibom Governor

No fewer than two million high-quality pencils have been sold by the Akwa Ibom State Government, since the commencement of pencils’ production in the state a year ago, Special Adviser to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on Technical Matters and Due Process, Mr. 195 more words

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Another NYSC Member Shot Dead in Akwa Ibom

A National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member has been shot dead in Akwa Ibom State, the police have said.

A statement issued on Monday by the police in the state said the Corps member was shot on Sunday in Eket by unknown assailants who were on a motorcycle. 125 more words

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Akwa Ibom governor sacks commissioner

The Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has sacked the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Udo Ekpenyong.

The Commissioner for Information, Charles Udoh, confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. 114 more words

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​28 criminals still at large after Akwa Ibom jail break — controller general

The controller general of Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS, Jaffaru Ahmed, has reported a jail break that led to the escape of 28 inmates from Ikot Ekpene prisons on Wednesday, December last year. 292 more words

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​Despite producing most oil, Akwa Ibom has no NNPC, DPR offices - Governor Udom

Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel has expressed his disappointed on the part of the Federal Government, accusing Abuja of neglecting his state.
While speaking on Tuesday at a prayer meeting organised by the state government in Uyo to usher in the New Year, the Akwa Ibom governor said despite being the largest producer of oil in the country, has not seen many development projects from the federal government for years. 350 more words

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