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LAWMAKERS VISIT NEW A’IBOM GOV LODGE IN LAGOS, ASSURE UDOM OF CONTINUED SUPPORT- by: Jerry EDOHO

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The chairman of the 6th Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly committee on finance and appropriations, Dr. Usoro Akpanusoh; alongside the speaker of the State Assembly Barr. Onofiok Luke over the weekend led members of the 6th Assembly to an on the spot fact finding to the ongoing new A’Ibom governor’s lodge.  

Dr. Akpanusoh said the visit by members of the finance and appropriations committee as part of lawmakers legislative oversight functions will enable members to be ascertained  with the true picture surrounding the controversial project.

On ground to receive and conduct members of the finance and appropriations committee around the mind blowing edifice were the commissioner for housing and special duties, Mr. Akan Okon; Engr. George Michael, site Engineer; Paul  Daaboul accompanied by a team of safety professionals. The commissioner thanked the leadership and members of the 6th assembly  for considering the inspection of the new A’Ibom Lagos lodge paramount in their legislative itinerary.

According to the site engineer Mr. George Micheal; the project which Mr. Akan Okon assured of completion  in March 2018 houses a  magnificent (duplex guest chalet), and the main lodge with toilets, sitting / banquet,  two balconies, lobby, workers room, a standard swimming pool, security offices, two elevators, laundry, governor’s office, two living rooms, bedrooms, security rooms in line with engineering standard and practice.

Mr. Akan Okon admitted that the sum of 840 million Naira was released  out of 1.2 billion Naira approved for the project in the 2017 budget estimate.

He posited that the  justification for considering the project salient in the heart of Ikoyi as choice area is basically on economic reasons.
He maintained that the lodge is within the confines of Lagos state town planning law vis-a-vis the state development plan.
   

It could be recalled  that the construction of a new A’Ibom Governor’s lodge  project had earlier generated unesseccary controversies between the government and some section in the state.

The committee chairman, Dr. Usoro Akpanusoh, member representing Esit Eket/Ibeno State constituency after a thorough assessment round the facility commended Governor Udom Emmanuel impeccable charisma for ensuring the project becomes a reality. He further appreciated the effort of the governor on his unwavering dedication and focus  spirit to ensure the development of the state by creating an enabling environment for the attainment of industrialization reality.

Dr. Usoro stated that information earlier spread about the project is not true.
 He restated that the rumour is a sponsored attack by enemies of the state  whose intent is to incite the electorates against the government of the state.

The speaker who was ably represented by the house leader, Sir Udoh Kieran;  thanked his colleagues in the 6th assembly and the leadership of finance and appropriations committee, housing and special duties commssioner for an excellent job done in the ongoing construction of the new A’Ibom governor’s lodge in lagos State.

The speaker maintained that as stipulated in the constitution, members of the 6th Assembly must carry out check and balance of government expenditures. He explained that in comparing the sum of 1.2 billion Naira approved for the project in 2017 to the status of job done, it is an evidence to proof that Mr. Akan Okon’s superintendency of the housing and special duties ministry under Governor Udom Emmanuel is rigorously working to re-brand wrong ideas and perceptions of people against Governor Udom administration’s  desire to create an enabling environment for  investor to boost the economy of the state and to create job opportunities.

 “With what we have seen here, I make bold to applaud His Excellency Governor Udom Emmanuel on his resoluteness and foresight to industrialise the state to reshape the phase of development and to reduce unemployment rate; If all measures needed for sustainable development are in place, the growth and lives of our people will be upgraded to suit current economic trend” Luke said.

Barr. Luke while reiterating members support to the present administration added that the development of the state is prime concern in legislative duties for the benefits of all Akwa Ibomite.
The inspection team had the the Speaker, Barr. Onofiok Luke; who was ably represented by Sir Udo Kierian; House leader/member representing Oruk Anam constituency, Dr. Usoro Akpanusoh; chairman, finance and appropriations / Member representing Esit Eket /Ibeno State constituency, Barr. Ime Okon; member representing Ibiono Ibom constituency, Hon. Emmanuel Ekpeyong; Chief Whip/member representing Ini, Sir. Nse Ntuen; member representing Essien Udim, Hon. Idongesit Ituen; Hon. Samuel Ufuoh; Mbo, Hon. Comrade Friday Iwok; chairman public account committee -Abak, Hon. Archibong Asuquo; Hon. Mfon Ekong; Nsit Ibom, Hon.Jonathan Akpan; Ukanafun, Barr. Aniefiok Dennis; Etinan State constituency, Mr. Akan Okon; commissioner for housing and special duties, clerk of the 6th assembly, Mrs. Unwana; among others.

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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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LAWMAKERS VISIT NEW A’IBOM GOV LODGE IN LAGOS, ASSURE UDOM OF CONTINUED SUPPORT- by: Jerry EDOHO

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The chairman of the 6th Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly committee on finance and appropriations, Dr. Usoro Akpanusoh; alongside the speaker of the State Assembly Barr. Onofiok Luke over the weekend led members of the 6th Assembly to an on the spot fact finding to the ongoing new A’Ibom governor’s lodge.  

Dr. Akpanusoh said the visit by members of the finance and appropriations committee as part of lawmakers legislative oversight functions will enable members to be ascertained  with the true picture surrounding the controversial project.

On ground to receive and conduct members of the finance and appropriations committee around the mind blowing edifice were the commissioner for housing and special duties, Mr. Akan Okon; Engr. George Michael, site Engineer; Paul  Daaboul accompanied by a team of safety professionals. The commissioner thanked the leadership and members of the 6th assembly  for considering the inspection of the new A’Ibom Lagos lodge paramount in their legislative itinerary.

According to the site engineer Mr. George Micheal; the project which Mr. Akan Okon assured of completion  in March 2018 houses a  magnificent (duplex guest chalet), and the main lodge with toilets, sitting / banquet,  two balconies, lobby, workers room, a standard swimming pool, security offices, two elevators, laundry, governor’s office, two living rooms, bedrooms, security rooms in line with engineering standard and practice.

Mr. Akan Okon admitted that the sum of 840 million Naira was released  out of 1.2 billion Naira approved for the project in the 2017 budget estimate.

He posited that the  justification for considering the project salient in the heart of Ikoyi as choice area is basically on economic reasons.
He maintained that the lodge is within the confines of Lagos state town planning law vis-a-vis the state development plan.
   

It could be recalled  that the construction of a new A’Ibom Governor’s lodge  project had earlier generated unesseccary controversies between the government and some section in the state.

The committee chairman, Dr. Usoro Akpanusoh, member representing Esit Eket/Ibeno State constituency after a thorough assessment round the facility commended Governor Udom Emmanuel impeccable charisma for ensuring the project becomes a reality. He further appreciated the effort of the governor on his unwavering dedication and focus  spirit to ensure the development of the state by creating an enabling environment for the attainment of industrialization reality.

Dr. Usoro stated that information earlier spread about the project is not true.
 He restated that the rumour is a sponsored attack by enemies of the state  whose intent is to incite the electorates against the government of the state.

The speaker who was ably represented by the house leader, Sir Udoh Kieran;  thanked his colleagues in the 6th assembly and the leadership of finance and appropriations committee, housing and special duties commssioner for an excellent job done in the ongoing construction of the new A’Ibom governor’s lodge in lagos State.

The speaker maintained that as stipulated in the constitution, members of the 6th Assembly must carry out check and balance of government expenditures. He explained that in comparing the sum of 1.2 billion Naira approved for the project in 2017 to the status of job done, it is an evidence to proof that Mr. Akan Okon’s superintendency of the housing and special duties ministry under Governor Udom Emmanuel is rigorously working to re-brand wrong ideas and perceptions of people against Governor Udom administration’s  desire to create an enabling environment for  investor to boost the economy of the state and to create job opportunities.

 “With what we have seen here, I make bold to applaud His Excellency Governor Udom Emmanuel on his resoluteness and foresight to industrialise the state to reshape the phase of development and to reduce unemployment rate; If all measures needed for sustainable development are in place, the growth and lives of our people will be upgraded to suit current economic trend” Luke said.

Barr. Luke while reiterating members support to the present administration added that the development of the state is prime concern in legislative duties for the benefits of all Akwa Ibomite.
The inspection team had the the Speaker, Barr. Onofiok Luke; who was ably represented by Sir Udo Kierian; House leader/member representing Oruk Anam constituency, Dr. Usoro Akpanusoh; chairman, finance and appropriations / Member representing Esit Eket /Ibeno State constituency, Barr. Ime Okon; member representing Ibiono Ibom constituency, Hon. Emmanuel Ekpeyong; Chief Whip/member representing Ini, Sir. Nse Ntuen; member representing Essien Udim, Hon. Idongesit Ituen; Hon. Samuel Ufuoh; Mbo, Hon. Comrade Friday Iwok; chairman public account committee -Abak, Hon. Archibong Asuquo; Hon. Mfon Ekong; Nsit Ibom, Hon.Jonathan Akpan; Ukanafun, Barr. Aniefiok Dennis; Etinan State constituency, Mr. Akan Okon; commissioner for housing and special duties, clerk of the 6th assembly, Mrs. Unwana; among others.

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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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