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2018 Calabar Carnival to host over 30 countries – Official

The countries have indicated interest to participate in the 2018 edition of the carnival.

Niger Delta youth protest

Niger Delta youth protest alleged hijack of pipeline surveillance contract

This is the second time angry youth are staging a protest against the alleged company in recent weeks.

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Again, Senate discusses Akwa Ibom assembly crisis

A senator updated the Senate on the crisis in the state House of Assembly.

Nigerian Navy

Navy begins `Operation Ex Toru-Gbown’ in Bayelsa, Delta

Ex Toru-Gbown means ‘water protection’ in Ijaw Language.

Godswill Akpabio

Akwa Ibom governor accuses Akpabio of being behind the state assembly crisis

Mr Akpabio has however, dismissed the accusation.


Shell awards scholarships to 1,035 students, undergraduates in Rivers

The company would also sponsor professional chairs in Geophysics at the Centre of Excellence in Marine and Offshore Engineering at the Rivers State University.

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Akwa Ibom Violence: Governor wants police commissioner redeployed

The assembly has been thrown into crisis since the sacking of some lawmakers.

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Akwa Ibom governor leads security officials to chase away APC lawmakers

The lawmakers last week announced the “removal” of the speaker after their seats were declared vacant

Groups protest renewal of power distribution firm's licence

Why customers are protesting against us – Benin Disco

Civil Society Organisations in the state have constantly protested against the operation of BEDC.

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki

Obaseki presents N175bn 2019 budget proposal to Edo Assembly

The proposed budget is tagged: “Budget of Socio-Economic Inclusion.”

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DPR discovers ’50 illegal filling stations in Akwa Ibom’

The department is working with law enforcement agencies and the state government to dismantle illegal filling stations in the state.

Victor Attah (left) with Governor Udom Emmanuel (right) at the state banquet organised in Uyo to mark Mr Attah's 80th birthday1

Akwa Ibom names airport after ex-Governor Victor Attah

The airport, managed by the state government, is one of the busiest in Nigeria’s South-south region.

John AkpanUdoedehe

2019: Akwa Ibom APC guber aspirant makes u-turn, accepts primaries result 

Mr Udoedehe, a former senator, had earlier rejected the governorship primary won by Nsima Ekere.

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CLO cautions against withdrawal of police from Akwa Ibom Assembly

The police on Friday vacated the assembly after initially barricading the road leading to the complex.


Amidst Assembly crisis, Akwa Ibom gets new police commissioner

Mr Kimo takes over from John Abang, whose transfer is linked to the crisis in the state House of Assembly.

Police vacate Akwa Ibom assembly premises

Police sealed it off three days ago following a crisis over the defection of five lawmakers.


Why Akwa Ibom Assembly can’t obey court order on sacked lawmaker – Governor’s aide

There has been tension in the oil-rich state because of the crisis in the state assembly.

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Senate asks police to vacate Akwa Ibom Assembly building

The Senate says police should provide security but vacate the compound.

Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Mr Onofiok Luke

Court stays action on own order sacking lawmaker who defected from PDP to APC

Mr Ituen and four other lawmakers are locked in an epic battle with the speaker over their defection

Groups protest renewal of power distribution firm's licence

Groups protest renewal of power distribution firm’s licence

The protesters say the distribution company has under-performed.

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Senate to investigate Akwa Ibom Assembly crisis

The police on Wednesday sealed off the Assembly

Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Mr Onofiok Luke

APC says it will no longer recognise Akwa Ibom Speaker

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has been sealed by police officers.

Magnus Abe

Why I’m having political battle with Amaechi – Magnus Abe

Mr Abe accused Mr Amaechi of running a one-man show.

Nigerian police force

Police seal off Akwa Ibom House of Assembly

The police have not given reasons why the state assembly has been sealed off.

Ibrahim Idris

UPDATED: I haven’t received official information on my reported transfer – Akwa Ibom police commissioner

Both the PDP and the APC accuse the commissioner of taking side in the conflict.