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GOVERNOR EMMANUEL, AKPABIO, OTHERS ASSURE MAKARFI OF TOTAL VICTORY IN COUNCIL Election – By Ndifreke P.

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“I want to let people know that in PDP, we mean Progress, in PDP, we mean human development, in PDP, we mean everything that something good stands for”.
These were the words of the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel while flagging off the December 2, 2017 Local Government election campaign for PDP in the state at the Uyo township stadium.
Governor Emmanuel who spoke in excitement, noted that the Peoples Democratic Party, is about politics of development, progress and prosperity.
The Governor described those who decamped to the PDP from the All Progressive Congress, APC during the flag off ceremony as brothers and celebrated their return.
The Governor said he got from the grapevine that those in the opposition have planned to use the social media to announce fake results in their favour during the December 2, 2017 elections.
He stated that the only valid result expected after the local Government poll will come from the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission, AKISIEC.
Speaking further, the Governor asked “Akwa Ibom as at today, we are only one month to the election, have you seen any other party campaigning? Have you heard of any other party? So if PDP wins hundred over hundred, what will happen?”.
The State Chief Executive recalled with satisfaction that the party did not record any act of violence during congresses and primaries at different levels and expressed optimism that there would be nothing of such during the December 2, 2017 elections.
He told the PDP National Caretaker Committee Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi that aspirants who lost their party nomination across the state formed themselves into a body known as PDP Defenders. Their resolve is to work for the overall interest of the party with him, the Governor, as their Grand Patron.
Governor Emmanuel who appeared unperturbed about the issue of not having the party at the center told the people that where they come from is their center.
He noted that as the highest oil producer in the country, the state has no federal presence to show for it stressing, that every development seen in the state is the initiative of the state government.
“Today, oil prices have gone over sixty one dollars a barrel. Last month, the allocation they gave to Akwa Ibom State was lower than what they gave us a month before. How can you explain that?” Governor Emmanuel asked.
He therefore stated emphatically that it is only in PDP that fairness, justice and equity can be guaranteed in the country.
Governor Emmanuel also used the occassion to commend an Akwa Ibom son, Mr Michael Okon Bassey who has just bagged 1st Class with Distinction, Masters of Science Degree(MSC) in INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, SRM University, Chennai-India.

In over 30 years in that University, there has been no such CGPA of 9.43 on a 10 points grade.
SRM University is the first University to launch Rocket to Space.
The National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi described the party as a government in waiting in the country and encouraged members to ignore rumor mongers and be united.
Senator Makarfi said there was no doubt that the thirty one local councils will be won by the PDP with free and fair elections noting that the party is like a religion in Akwa Ibom state.
The party Boss thanked Governor Emmanuel for standing by the National Caretaker Committee saying that the support had enabled them to succeed thus far and expressed the hope that he would continue in that direction till the December 9-10 National Convention where new officers are to be elected.
He also thanked party faithful for the support to the party at all levels and called for total support to the Governor.
“I thank you for all the support you have been giving to us and I urge you to continue to give your support to your Governor a 100%, we don’t want 99%, we don’t want 99.9%, we want you to give him a 100% support”. Makarfi stressed.
Speaking earlier, the state Party Chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo had said that the PDP will work to win the thirty one local government areas, explaining that the leadership of the party has outlined processes to achieve victory beginning with the flag off in Uyo, the state capital.
Obong Ekpo said the campaign will move to the thirty one local government areas and the three hundred and twenty nine wards of Akwa Ibom state from Monday, November 6, 2017 and thanked the leadership of the party at the national level for identifying with the party in the state.
The Senate Minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio expressed joy over the large turn out and said in a joking manner that it was an indication of what to expect when his senatorial re-election bid and that of the Governor will be flagged off.
The Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke in a goodwill message spoke with a sense of conviction that the party will win the Local Government elections across the state and cited records of performance by the PDP led government in the state as his justification.
Hon. Luke announced that the only opposition member in the House of Assembly, Hon. Asuquo Archibong, representing Urue Offong Oruko is now a member of the PDP, making the 26 member House of Assembly all PDP.
He said they were set to take the campaign to the nooks and crannies of their constituencies.
Former Deputy Governor, Engr Chris Ekpenyong, Former Minister, Dr (Mrs) Akon Eyakenyi and the state PDP youth leader, Enobong Harry also presented Goodwill messages.
The event featured presentation of flags to the 31 PDP Chairmanship Candidates alongside their running mates and a handshake of fellowship to all the decampees by the PDP National Caretaker Committee Chairman.
Ndifreke P. Akpan(Govt House), reports!!

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Amaechi Vows To Release Names Of Those Sabotaging Security

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that cabals are frustrating the recently approved $198m maritime security contract.

Amaechi vowed to publicly mention names of saboteurs while speaking at a Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum held in Warri, Delta State on Thursday.

He said “Reason, why vessels will not come to the Eastern ports, is because there is war insurance due to insecurity in the ports here.

“The war insurance means if the goods cost N10,000 in Lagos, it will cost N20,000 here because there is an extra cost on it due to Insecurity issues. Even as a minister, I can’t enter a boat ride from Warri to Port Harcourt due to insecurity issues, but I can move around Lagos at any time of the day.

“I once asked a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, why people from Anambra don’t import from Port Harcourt port, and he said it cost less to import from Lagos and move to Onitsha even with the price they pay on the road. It is cheaper to import from Lagos to Aba, yet Aba to Port Harcourt is a 30-minute drive.

“For shipowners, you need to do a petition to Mr President. The President approved a contract of $195m for maritime security, but there are people in the system sabotaging the contract because it will restore security in the water. I won’t say who they are until it gets out of control. We are still battling for the contract to take place, but if it gets out of place, we will name them publicly, including the security people involved.

“There are people who make billions of Dollars from the insecurity on the water, so they don’t want security on the water because if we secure the water, all their rubbish will go.

“There are businesses which provide the vessel for oil companies in the name of providing security. The moment we secure the water, they are out of jobs?

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Prison Officer Brutalizes Son, Injures Him For Playing Football (Graphic)

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According to a photographer who shared photos of a teenage boy brutalized by his father, almost went into coma after he sustained a deep injury on his head, just for playing football.

The Nigerian Prisons staff beats his son from 7:00pm till 2:30 am, says report.

See what the photographer/Instagram user wrote..

This happened at Oluwatedo area of Ibadan, Mr Adepoju Biodun is married with three kids,he works with Nigerian prison service Agodi,ibadan.his eldest child is Israel, On 16th February 2018 Israel went to play football and after the football his father beat him from 7:00pm till 2:30am in the early hours of Saturday till he sustained a deep cut on his head with blood everywhere in the house.his the appropriate way to correct or chastise our child. This is beyond chastisement. Israel was beaten to coma before he was later rushed to Don Bosco specialist hospital Ogungbade. I will soon upload the surface area of the deep cut as soon as they open it.his siblings also tolu and praise served severe punishment, they were relieved as soon as Israel was rushed to the hospital. Please share until the appropriate authorities sees this especially Nigerian prisons, UNICEF. #UNICEF #law #crazyfather #ibadan #opayemioludayo
#tolanialli #bayoomoboriowo #michaelomoboriowophotography #ajimobi #florenceajimobi #lawyer #nigerianprison #nigerianprison #freshfm #splashfm #inspirationfm

Beating for your son for playing football? My God.

Someone please remind him how much Neymar is worth per week!!! Kaii

There is another angle to look at this… No father in his right mind would do this to his own son!!! This is a clear case MENTAL ILLNESS/TRUMA probably due to the nature of his work. I am not a psychologist but I know in that in Nigeria  we lack the culture of looking out for the signs of mental fatigue amongst our workers in all sector. Military /Paramilitary have no proper way of been evaluated for any form of work trauma. This man could be having or experiencing trauma as the result of the nature of his job. May God help him and his family.

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UYO STATE LAWMAKER RESCUES PUPILS AGAIN …DONATES DESKS TO SCHOOL

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The member representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Eyo Okon, on Friday, donated 120 desks to the pupils of Government Primary School, Aka Offot, Uyo Local Government Area.

Hon. Monday Eyo who described Education as a bedrock of any society, and for any society to make progress, stated that when the foundation that is the primary level of education is well laid, motivated and properly activated, the child who is at the centre of learning is well prepared, informed and sharpened for the future both mentally and physically.

Headmaster of the School, Mr. Simon Edet Eyo, alongside the Village Head of Aka 1, Eteidung Francis, Hon. Kufre Mendi, while receiving the Lawmaker, commended him for his kind gesture and rapid response to the plight of the pupils within the short notice of time.

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PDP RESPONSIBLE FOR FUEL HIKE- Don Etiebet …BLAMES OBJ,JONATHAN FOR OIL SPILLS IN NIGER DELTA

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Former Petroleum Minister Chief Don Etiebet says the current fuel crisis in Nigeria is caused by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

Speaking in an interview in Uyo, Chief Etiebet the APC leader in Akwa Ibom explained that the petroleum distribution in Nigeria is controlled by PDP members who are causing the fuel hike to project President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure.

Buhari is the substantive Ministet of Petroleum in Nigeria.

“Who are still controlling the petroleum distribution in Nigeria; it is still the original PDP marketers.”

He attributed the fuel hike to the impending elections in the country, saying it is an attempt by the PDP marketers to discredit APC.

 “Election time is coming and they are doing all kinds of thing for petrol not to be available, and what do they want? They want increase I petrol price so that they can use that against APC”

Etiebet, who was minister of petroleum under Gen. Sani Abacha attributed all oil spill in the South-South Zone to illegal bunkering.

He said illegal bunkering in Nigeria where sponsored by the previous Government OF Chief Olusegu Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

“Many Government in the past even up to the last Government have been supporting illegal bunkering; please quote me, I am the former minister for petroleum and I know the details”

On the proposed reintroduction of onshore/offshore oil dichotomy by the APC restructuring Committee, Dr. Etiebet said there was nothing wrong with the committee report.

“ I believe what the committee meant maybe oil discovered or produced outside that isoba boundary.”

He assured that president buhari has done well for Akwa Ibom with the development programme been seen in all part  Akwa Ibom state and urged Akwa Ibom people to rally round him for the re-election of President Buhari in 2019

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The NANS JCC Chairman Comrade. Ekanem Utibe seeks for partnership with wema bank

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****Pleads with Bank to erect an Atm machine at heritage polytechnic and other tertiary institution in state
Akwa Ibom State NANS JCC Chairman Comrade Ekanem Utibe, accompanied by the Secretary General Comr. Akanimo Ifiokonon, Director of sports Comr. Akan Udom, P. R. O Comr.  Kokoette Udom and Enoima Monday Udosoh Monday, were today received by the Dir of Special Duty of WEMA BANK Mr Victor Akpan at Eket LGA branch who directed to the office of the branch service manager.
The chairman appealed to the bank management to assist the students community by erecting an Atm Machine at the campus for the benefit of Nigerian students and the bank. 
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