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#2019Inauguration: Governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel

For The Record: Full text of Akwa Ibom governor’s inaugural speech

Emmanuel Udom was inaugurated for a second term on Wednesday.

Nigerian publisher, Betty Irabor

Nigerian publisher Betty Irabor speaks on depression, suicide attempt

Mrs Irabor said she was placed under suicide watch, at some point.

#2019Inauguration: Governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel

Governor Emmanuel calls on Akpabio, APC leaders to join him in building Akwa Ibom

Mr Emmanuel, in his inauguration speech, said the “fleeting passion of politics” should not be allowed to “break the cords of our brotherhood”.

#Inauguration2019: Governor Nyesom Wike

Wike takes oath of office for second term as Rivers governor

The governor says his administration would consolidate on his first term achievements to make Rivers the greatest state in Nigeria.

Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. [Photo credit: Thisday Live]

Okowa, deputy take oath of office

The colourful ceremony was witnessed by many prominent indigenes of the state, including James Ibori, a former governor of the state

Arcbishop Cletus Bassey

Why we can’t sanction pastors who accuse children of being witches – Former CAN leader

Cletus Bassey says many of the churches involved in such practices are ‘magic houses’.

Street children in Uyo, Akwa Ibom Photo by Cletus Ukpong

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

Activists discuss challenges facing child development in Akwa Ibom, at a PREMIUM TIMES roundtable in Uyo, to mark the Children’s Day.

Edwin Clark

Buhari felicitates with Edwin Clark at 92

The president described the octogenarian as a man of strong convictions who does not hesitate to speak his mind on national issues.

Admiralty University of Nigeria

Navy University inaugurated, matriculates 231 students

The Navy says the institution will enhance the quality of its human capacity.


Delta govt commences concession of Asaba airport

“As a government, we are committed to building an effective and efficient airport,” the Delta governor said.

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson

Dickson demands principle of rotation as governors elect new chairman

The 36 state governors under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors Forum will elect a new chairman on Wednesday.

Edo State House of Assembly

Edo Assembly passed 70 bills, 188 resolution in four years – Speaker

The sixth session of the legislature was inaugurated in June 2015.

Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. [Photo credit: Thisday Live]

Delta approves payment of salary arrears to LG workers, teachers

The approval was given for the payment of the old minimum wage arrears owed from April 2011 to June 2012.

Cross River Map

Minister inaugurates housing estate in Bakassi, Cross River

The government says the houses are for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Bakassi LGA.


Tribunal rejects PDP candidate’s plea to recount ballot papers in Edo

The tribunal ruled that there was no provision in the Electoral Act as amended for the recounting of ballot papers after the declaration of election results.

Godswill Akpabio

We never expelled Akpabio – PDP

The party stated that there was no record showing the existence of such punitive action against the senator by his ward or local government executive committee.

Governor Udom Emmanuel during the swearing-in of Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem as the Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government, SSG.

9th National Assembly: We’ll not defect, PDP senator assures governor

“With three senators and 10 House of Representatives members intact, we will not defect,” the senator said.

Gov. Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom governor gives condition for appointment of commissioners

The Akwa Ibom governor wants all his officials to have farms.

Former Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva

Rape: Judge recuses self from trial of ex-Bayelsa governor’s aide

The defendant accused the judge of bias in a petition to the NJC

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Eight years after monarch’s gruesome murder, police hunt down suspects

The monarch was killed on January 30, 2011, in his palace by unknown assailants.

Facebook logog on a smartphone

Nigerian university suspends student for calling vice chancellor ‘foolish’ on Facebook

The spokesperson of the university told PREMIUM TIMES the student may be recalled or expelled from the university when the case is “determined”.

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

Bayelsa govt commends INEC for shifting governorship election date

INEC on Thursday announced a shift in date for the governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi States.

Godwin Obaseki of Edo State

Obaseki swears-in 14 new Permanent Secretaries

“If I find that you violate any clause of the oath you have taken today, I will not hesitate to sack you, I mean it.”

Gov Wike

Gunmen kidnap five oil workers in Rivers

The victims were abducted within the Oil Mining Lease OML) 55 in Akuku Toru LGA of Rivers State.

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who succeeded Adams Oshiomhole.[Photo credit: YouTube]

I won’t share Edo money to greedy politicians – Obaseki

The governor says Edo money is meant for the development of the state.