Friday 30 June 2017

Breaking: Female lawyer emerges NBA chairman

Mrs Eno-Obong Bassey Akpan has emerged the Chairman of NBA, Uyo branch. In today’s election, she polled a total of 203 votes to her rival’s (Obong Patrick Usen’s) 125 votes.
The new NBA boss has spent 27 years at the bar. She was called to the Bar in1990. She graduated from the Nigerian Law School with a second Class Upper Division. After graduation, she had a brief stint in litigation. She branched out into corporate practice, and thereafter into NGO work. She has an MBA degree. She also has a Diploma in Transitional Justice and Human Rights from the Institute of Justice and Reconciliation in South Africa. Currently, she is running an LLM programme in the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
Congrats to the gentleman in skirt. Below is her acceptance speech after her victory.

Akwa Ibom boy who went viral for singing Davido’s ‘IF’ loses mother

The five-year-old Akwa Ibom boy, Utibe who went viral on social media for singing Davido’s hit track ‘IF’ has lost his mother. The little kid caught Davido’s attention after the video of him singing the song went viral.

Cristiano Ronaldo Welcomes Twins

Cristiano Ronaldo is officially a father of three. The Real Madrid player welcomed twins recently, the soccer star announced by sharing a sweet photo to his Facebook page Thursday.
Despite earlier reports of Ronaldo expecting twin sons, the proud new dad is photographed holding one baby in a blue romper and one baby in a pink dress. Ronaldo has yet to confirm the sexes or names of the babies.

Thursday 29 June 2017

Tax Chief Charge NPFL Players on VAT Wonder Goal

From left, Assistant Director of FIRS in Ogun State, Mr. Kolawole Olalekan who represented the FIRS Chairman at the presentation of the Match Day 22 VAT Wonder Goal award to Remo Stars Salefu Ochowechi in Shagamu on Wednesday.To the right is LMC Head of Special Projects, Harry Iwuala
Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) Mr. Babatunde Fowler has urged players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to continuously improve on their skills to attain the best possible height in their career.

Governor's aide, Aquila strikes again, plans to inaugurate factional NANS/JCC Exco tomorrow

The Student Community in Akwa Ibom State is about to be embroiled in another series of crisis instigated by the Special Assistant to Gov. Udom Emmanuel on Student Matters, Comrade Otobong Aquila Akpan.

Controversial penalty deny Akwa United in Sagamu

Victor Mbaoma scored a controversial penalty in the 88th minute to helped bottom placed Remo Stars salvage a 2-2 draw against in-form Akwa United at the Gateway International stadium in Sagamu on Wednesday.

Kidnap kingpin, Evans drags IGP, 3 others to court over detention

Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, the suspected billionaire kidnapper, has dragged the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and three others before the Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged illegal detention.

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Former Governor of Taraba, Suntai is dead

Former Governor Dambaba Suntai of Taraba State who survived an air crash at the Yola Airport in Adamawa State in 2012 has died. Suntai died at home where he was undergoing rehabilitation for brain injuries arising from the plane crash. May his soul rest in peace.

Akwa Ibom announces date for LG polls

The Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC) has fixed November 11, 2017 as the day for the Local Government Elections in the state. This was made known by the Chairman of the electoral body, Mrs Gloria Ukpong during a meeting with top political stakeholders across all the registered political parties in the state. There have been growing agitations for the governor to conduct LG elections two years after he was elected into office. The tenure of the current transition committees is expected to expire on Monday 3rd July, 2017 but it is believed the tenure will be extended by another six months.

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Epic throwback: Photo of first set of Nigerian military officers

Behold the first 30 Nigerian military officers.

We will not underrate Remo Stars, says Akwa United coach

As Akwa United Football club look set to confront Remo Stars FC in one of matchday 26  fixtures of the Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL on Wednesday in Shagamu, Coach Abdu Maikaba has said that his team will treat their host with respect despite their position on the log.
Musa Newman's goal helped the Promise Keepers to a 1-0 in Uyo when the two teams met in February.

Tyson Fury wants to fight Anthony Joshua in Nigeria, says I am the "Nigerian Nightmare"

British boxer, Tyson Fury, says he wishes to fight Anthony Joshua in Nigeria. The self-titled ‘Gypsy King’ said this in a chat with iFilmTV.  Fury said, “It may not be at Wembley, the fight might be in Nigeria in Lagos. I’ve heard they’ve got a 180,000-seater there.

Evans: From fame to shame

Nothing in him gives him away as a felon. His gentle mien, slender physique and innocuous looks could make you vouch for his innocence. But all these, as it has turned out, belied his notoriety and bestiality. His name stands in contradistinction to the path he followed. Chukwudubem, an Igbo name, means "God, lead me". His second name, Onwuamadike which appears to be his family name, means "death knows no king".

Monday 26 June 2017

Who Wants to be a Millionaire suspended indefinitely, Frank Edoho says emotional goodbye

After 13 years of enriching Nigerian, Popular TV game show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire will be going off air indefinitely. The suspension of the programme was announced on Sunday in a series of tweets on the show’s official Twitter page, @WWTBAM. Though details behind the indefinite suspension are still unclear, reports said the game’s major sponsor, MTN Nigeria, had pulled out.
“Goodbyes are tough, aren’t they? @frankedoho ‘s final words as #WWTBAM begins a hiatus today is filled with so much emotions,” the tweet read.
“Unfortunately, tonight’s episode is our last- for now. #WWTBAM is going on a temporal break.”

Udom constitutes new boards, Attah's former strongman, Ntukudeh, Uwem Ita Etuk, ors make list

Governor Udom Emmanuel has constituted two new boards. Former Commissioners, Uwem Ita Etuk and Prince Godwin Ntukudeh have made the list. Also appointed as member of board is a former heavyweight in the Obong Victor Attah's government, Mr. Israel Utit.

MUST READ: Why you should be a “pussy” eater

Saw this on social media, and I thought it necessary to share it with you guys…have an interesting read…
Sucking pussy is one thing some men in this part of the world see as a taboo, an abomination and 'unafrican'. To them, it is a No No; they say how can they use the same mouth they use in eating and praying to their creator to suck a woman's toto. Aru! Smh! It's quite unfortunate that we still have these kind of men among us.

Billionaires Only: Dangote celebrates sallah with fellow billionaires on his yatch

Dangote Group boss, Aliko Dangote celebrated Sallah with his fellow Billionaires, Femi Otedola, Sam Njoku, Niyi Adebaye, Segun Awolowo and Tunde Ayeni. The amount of money in these pictures will burst your kidney. We ain’t talking about a Billion Dollar Here! see another more pic below…

“Wike wanted beating up a Commissioner who told him the hard truth”, sacked Rivers State Commissioners open up

One of the commissioners who was affected by the Rivers State executive council dissolution has said that they were sacked because they told Governor Nyesom Wike some raw truths. The Commissioner who spoke on condition of anonymity said at their last exco session when the governor was told some truths, he was livid that he almost fought his commissioner in the exco chambers. Read what the anonymous commissioner said after the cut…

Sunday 25 June 2017

We are under pressure to release billionaire kidnapper, Evans – Police

The Lagos Police Command has said that the force is being pressurised to released billionaire kidnapper, Evans. Acting Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Galadanshi Dasuki, while addressing newsmen on Saturday at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja, said that the Police were not in a hurry to release Evans, despite calls from different quarters to do so, Daily Trust reports.

"You must work with those who are loyal”, Wike explains why he dissolved state exco

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has explained that the dissolution of the State Executive Council was done in consultation with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Photos: Fire engulfs House on the Rock Church

House on the Rock Church in Abuja was engulfed by fire this afternoon. Photos shared on social media shows thick black smoke pouring out of the building as fire engulfed it. Fire service is on ground trying to put out the flames. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Buhari speaks from London, warns against reckless statements

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of greetings to Nigerian Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity announced this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday.

We Will Continue With Dino's Recall Process Despite Lawsuit - INEC

The plan of embattled Kogi Senator, Dino Melaye to stop His recall may have met a brick wall as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which received the signatories for the recall, on Wednesday, says it would continue with the exercise. According to a reliable source in the legal unit of INEC, the electoral umpire has at least three precedents to follow in dealing with the case.

Saturday 24 June 2017

Governor Wike dissolves Rivers State Exco

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has dissolved the State Executive Council.

According to Simeon Nwakaudo, the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, the governor directed all former commissioners to handover to their respective Permanent Secretaries.

Governor Wike thanked the former commissioners  for their service  to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours.

Bayelsa seals off NDDC Office over N336.17m tax default

The Bayelsa State Board of Internal Revenue, on Friday, sealed off the Yenagoa office of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), over an alleged tax default of N336.17m. It was learnt that the intervention agency in the region is allegedly owing the state government since 2014.

Soldiers Rescue abducted chief in Uyo

Weeks after some kidnappers held sway in some parts of the State- kidnapping, maiming and exploiting their victims without success yet about the hoodlums being nabbed, another record of successful kidnapping has been averted as the gallant troops of 2 Brigade Nigerian Army yesterday 23th June 2017 conducted a successful operation and rescued one chief Malaki of Idu, Uruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

Popular filmmaker and celebrity publicist, Egor Efiok robbed in Uyo

Popular filmmaker and celebrity publicist, Egor Efiok was robbed in Uyo during her visit to the state this week. London based Egor,  the DG of Callywood Studios who was in Akwa Ibom for holidays was attacked on Thursday night by men of the underworld and one of her phones carted away.  Before her holiday was ruined, the CEO of E4PR had had a swell time in Uyo, visiting an arts exhibition program (Usoro Uso) at a popular museum in the state capital. Below is what she posted on Facebook…

Friday 23 June 2017

Akwa Ibom state: Fiscal reality check

In his inaugural address on May 29, 2015, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State made an unequivocal commitment to running a transparent and accountable administration. Seven months later, exactly the same words used in the inaugural address were employed in the 2016 budget speech to reiterate his commitment to “ensuring accountability and transparency in government by fighting and tackling corruption in all facets of [his] administration.” In the same budget speech, Governor Emmanuel states as part of the budget implementation strategies that his administration will “build a strong fiscal regime” and work towards “the elimination of wastages and leakages in [the state’s] expenditure profile.” Again, we see a commitment to strengthening the administration’s fiscal governance mechanisms! As if that wasn’t enough, the 2017 Budget Speech, uses the self-same words, perhaps to further drive home the aforementioned commitment.

DJ Spinall named official DJ for BET International Awards 2017

Multiple award-winning DJ Sodamola Oluseye Desmond popularly known as DJ Spinall has been announced as the Official DJ For BET International Awards 2017 which will be held in Los Angeles California.

NDDC, NTDC Explore partnership opportunities on tourism development in Niger Delta

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) are in a move to create a partnership that will establish an alternative economy through tourism for the Niger Delta region.

Supreme Court sacks House Of Reps member

The Supreme Court has ordered a Member of the House of Representatives representing Vandikwa and Konshisha Federal Constituency of Benue State, Mr Herman Hembe, to vacate his post immediately.

New SUG President of UNIUYO emerges + full list of winners

A new President of the Students’ Union Government of the University of Uyo has emerged. He is Comrade Duff Gabriel of the Faculty of Education. In the elections which took place today, Duff scored a total of 1536 votes to defeat Miss Kufre Nicholas who polled 1512. Miss Nicholas is said to be the first female SUG Presidential aspirant in the varsity. Duff will now replace the incumbent President, Kufre Samuel.

Court remands sacked Ukanafun LG Chair in prison

A lawyer and immediate past Chairman of Ukanafun Local Government Transition Committee, Barr. Abasiono Udomfu, was arraigned today before a Magistrate Court in Ukanafun. He was arraigned with two others, on a one count charge of murder of the Secretary of the Transition Committee, Ime Atakpa. One of the accused persons was absent in Court.

Rivers State Commissioner For Information Resigns

Rivers State Commissioner For Information and Communications, Austin Tam George, has resigned. Mr George’s resignation comes one day after the state Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, sacked the commissioner for works, Mr Bathuel Harrison. See resignation letter after the cut…

NBL to give out freebies on World Music Day 2017

Nigerian Breweries PLC has Partnered with Tilapia Island Resort to make world music day commemoration memorable for music lovers. In a statement by NBL area sales manager, Mr Nwabueze Obioha, NBL will give out 2 standing fans, 3 Chobia Clippers, 2 Electric Irons, 5 food flasks, 2 gallons of Groundnut oil, cartons of Free drinks and other gift items to guests during the music festivity which comes up on Sunday June 25th @ Tilapia Island Resort, Abak. 

Akwa Ibom Government to Commission Power Sub-Station at Ibom International Airport

No sooner than later, a power Sub-Station at the Ibom International Airport is set to be commissioned by the Akwa Ibom State Government. The Honourable Commissioner for Housing and Special Duties, Mr Akan Okon announced this, Thursday, during an inspection visit to the Sub- station
According to the Commissioner, the Airport has been running on generators since its establishment and expressed optimism that the new power Sub-Station will reduce the cost of operation while boosting revenue generation for the State.

Eid-El-Fitri: FG announces public holidays

To celebrate the Eid-El-Fitri, the Federal Government has declared Monday June 26th and Tuesday June 27th as public holiday. Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Thursday in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government. He urged Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to use the occasion of the celebration for sober reflection and pray for peace, unity and progress of the nation.