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Coordinators of the newly inuagurated Peace Maintenance Movement have pledged their readiness to continue supporting Governor Udom Emmanuel in his development strides in Akwa Ibom State

They said they had no aspirants ahead of 2023 and will continue to support the governor to produce a successor that will consolidate on the Completion Agenda for the state.

The coordinators made the committments at their inauguration in Ikono and Ini Local Government Areas respectively.

Responding after being inaugurated to coordinate the movement in Ikono, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Petroleum Monitoring, Sir Victor Etefia said that, “the same God that brought Governor Emmanuel which transcended into relative peace, growth and development we enjoy today will also do even more in the near future”.

At Ini, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Glory Edet was inaugurated as the Coordinator for Ini, while the Chief Whip of the State House of Assembly, and Member representing Ini, in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Ekpenyong serves as Secretary.

In her acceptance speech, Dr Edet thanked Govenor Udom Emmanuel for confidence reposed in them, and pledged their loyalty and commitment towards the actualization of the mandate and objective of the movement in that Federal Constituency.

During the inauguration at Ikono Council Secretariat, Ibiaku Ntok Okpo, the Chairman of the organisation, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem, who is also the National Legal Adviser of the PDP explained that the formation of PMM became necessary to ensure a mechanism for the consolidation of Governor Emmanuel’s achievements.

He listed other members of the movement to include elected and appointed office holders from the respective local government areas, with Mr Itoro Columba, a former local government chairman, serves as Secretary in Ikono.

He reiterated the need to sustain the peace, prosperity and developments recorded by this administration.

Barr Enoidem lauded the people Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency for their steadfastness with the PDP, and sued for their continuous support going forward, assuring of better times ahead.

Other dignitaries that graced the occasion include, Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, Deputy Speaker, State Chairman of the PDP, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Akpan, Chief Whip, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Ekpenyong, Commissioner for Agriculture and Dean of Commissioners, Dr Glory Edet, Commissioner for Information, Barr. Ini Ememobong, Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Barr. Ukpong Akpabio, Commissioner for Special Duties, Rt. Hon. Okpolupm Etteh, Commissioner for local government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Frank Archibong, Commissioner for Lands and Town Planning, Pastor Umo Eno and Local Government Chairmen of Ini and Ikono.

Others include, Aides of the Governor led by their Dean, Ufot Ebong, Chairmen of Boards and parastatals, led by the Chairman of Board of Internal Revenue, Mr. Okon Okon and several officers and members of the PDP at the state and local government levels.

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NPFL BREAKING NEWS: LMC Order Dakkada to play Their Next Three Home Games In Benin, Club fined N3.5m



– Expels Etefia from NPFL for assault on Match official..

– Recommends Review of Match Officials performance.

After conclusion of preliminary investigation on the assault on an Assistant Referee, the League Management Company (LMC) has announced the immediate expulsion of Sunday Etefia, the Dakkada FC Assistant Coach.

The LMC also fined Dakkada FC a total sum of N3.5m and ordered to play their next three home matches at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin for breach of Rules B13.52 and C9 following the incidents of the MatchDay 4 fixture.

Also,Dakkada were ordered to pay the sum of N250,000 each to the Assistant Referee and General Manager of Remo Stars for medical expenses and may include any additional verifiable and authenticated medical costs.

While ordering Dakkada to play a minimum of three home matches at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, the LMC ruled that the club would only be permitted to return to its home stadium upon receipt of a satisfactory report or update on the formal report to the Police and prosecution of the official involved in the alleged assault. The prosecution must be authenticated by the LMC legal team and compliance unit.
[Via Adepoju Tobi Samuel]

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By Edet Ikotidem

A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Arc ( Obong) Victor Attah has canvassed support for Governor Udom Emmanuel’s succession plan.

Obong Attah made the call in Uyo during an audience with members of the Uyo Senatorial District Media Practitioners Forum .

The ‘Eduek Ekpe’ who expressed interest in the Governor’s succession plan, expressed his concern about who becomes the next governor of Akwa Ibom State

“As a Governor, I could not have left the state the way i met it and the development of Akwa Ibom has been dear to my heart”, he said.

“Any person who wants to govern Akwa Ibom must tell the people what he wants to do and how he intends to go about it, he added”.

The former Governor called on Governor Emmanuel to dialogue with the people to guide against avoidable mistakes in the choice of a successor.

Obong Attah also noted that naming anyone now without the acceptance of the people may frustrate the process from being actualized.

He further stressed that the idea of a University of Technology in Akwa Ibom was to meet the technology needs of the state and nation at large for wealth creation and accelerated economic development.

“Any Science Park in the world is a centre for foreign exchange where millions of dollars are made through incubation of ideas and software production. So, the idea of a Science Park and the University of Technology should not be jettisoned “, he said.

In his remarks, , the former governor commended the Uyo Senatorial District Media Practitioners Forum for her initiatives and support for the government of Mr Udom Emmanuel and his succession plan

Reacting to the former Governor’s remarks, Chairman of the Forum, Elder Ofonimeh Isong appealed to Obong Attah not to relent in his support and assistance to Governor Emmanuel, especially in the choice of a successor.

He informed the former governor that the Uyo Senatorial District Media Practitioners Forum is in strategic partnership with relevant agencies to ensure the success of the completion agenda of His Excellency, the governor.

Those in the audience with Obong Attah were the Vice Chairman of the Forum and Publisher, Dailynews Newspaper, Prince. Emmanuel Ndon, Director, Contact and Mobilization, Mr. Victor Ukpong, Chairman Board of Trustees, Comrade Joseph Okon, Special Assistant to the State Governor on Project Monitoring, Comrade Ernest Akpan, Reverend Osendu Ahirika, Secretary Board of Trustees, Reverend Richard Peters.

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She stated further that the little girl was begging for alms under the pretence that the small boy is her younger brother and that their parents died in an accident in December 2020.

Out of compassion, the woman took both of them to her house in Sagamu in order to take care of the little boy’s deteriorating health condition.

But immediately the boy fully recovered, the suspect wanted to single-handedly take the boy to Imo state. This aroused the woman’s suspicion, hence her report.

Upon the report, the Dpo Sagamu division, CSP okiki Agunbiade detailed his detectives to go and bring the girl and the little boy.

On interrogation, the girl confessed that she was a maid to the mother of the little boy, and that she left with the boy since on the 19th of December 2021, with the intention of taking the boy to Amraku Umorsu in Isiala/Mberna local government area of Imo state.

She stated further that, she took the baby from the church during Sunday school period, and since the Sunday school teacher knows her with the baby’s mother, she had no problem releasing the baby to her.

She explained further that she decided to beg for alms in order to raise transport fare to Imo state. ” Oyeyemi said.

The police spokesperson added that the Commissioner of police CP Lanre Bankole ordered that the baby’s parents be contacted, while the case be forwarded to Lagos state command whose jurisdiction the crime was committed.

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