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Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom faults UK government’s travel advice to its nationals

Akwa Ibom State government has said it is baseless and unfair for the UK government to include it on its list of “unsafe states” in Nigeria. The UK government recently advised its nationals against travelling to Akwa Ibom and 20 other states in Nigeria, due to security concerns. The UK…

Street children in Uyo, Akwa Ibom Photo by Cletus Ukpong

There’re too many children on Akwa Ibom streets — Activists

Three young women – Sifon Udo, founder, Smartmothers Foundation, an NGO tackling teenage pregnancy in Akwa Ibom; Uduak Ekong, chairperson, Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Akwa Ibom State; and Imaobong Akpan, a blogger – discuss challenges facing child development in Akwa Ibom, at a PREMIUM TIMES roundtable, Uyo, to…

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Nigerian teenagers engage in sex for money to buy sanitary pad – Group

Two Nigerian teenagers reportedly became pregnant for men whom they had sex with just so they could buy sanitary pad for them. The incident happened in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria’s South-South, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. And the teenagers are said to be from poor families. A campaigner against teenage pregnancy revealed this…