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The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has called on Christians to anchor their faith in God as their source of hope and redemption in life.

Governor Udom Emmanuel made the call, Thursday during a 3-day Healing and Deliverance Crusade organised by Dunamis International Gospel Center at Ibom Hall Grounds, Uyo.

The governor who was accompanied by members of the State Executive Council to the event, urged believers to look up to God as their hope, trusting that their faith will bring a turn around in their lives.

“The hope of Christians is in the church, as we have gathered as a church, we look unto God because we trust in God, the Bible says that they that call on him shall be saved.

“So as we call upon Him tonight individually and as a people, I am sure our situation shall be different, our story will be different and testimonies will abound.

“As we submit ourselves to God, I am sure God will not ignore our needs, our hope cannot be crushed, we shall flourish as a people and God shall heal our land”, he said.

Governor Emmanuel particularly thanked the Senior Pastor and General Overseer of Dunamis International Gospel Center, Dr. Paul Enenche for organizing the crusade, describing the cleric as God’s General.

“Let me start by appreciating the Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Center, I call him one of God’s General in Nigeria. Thank you Dunamis for coming, what an awesome experience and I trust that God will give Akwa Ibom a unique experience during the crusade”,Governor Emmanuel said.

In his homily tagged, ‘In the Days of His Power’, the General Overseer of Dunamis International Gospel Center, Pastor Paul Enenche, who culled his text from Ps: 110:1-3, Exo: 3:1-10, said Christians ought to understand what God’s power means and what occasions the release of God’s power in the lives of believers.

Speaking on “five points of the day of God’s power”, the cleric said,

“The day of God’s power is the demonstration of the Almightiness of God, the day God reveals the identity of His sovereign authority, the day God extends His hand of might and power, the day God demonstrates His ability, capability, potentiality and possibilities and the day of full scale unhindered, unrestrained, uninhibited movement of God”, assuring that God’s power will begin to change things positively in the lives of believers in the State.

Enenche pointed out that God’s power is also occasioned by establishment of God’s purpose, deliverance of God’s people from afflictions and oppression, the fulfilment of God’s promise and prophecy, for the judgement of the adversary, the realisation of the destiny of God’s people, and God releases His power for the people who are in covenant with God.

The event was attended by fathers of faith and clergymen from other denominations.

Prayers for the progress of the State, and healing prayers wwereadministered during the prayer session.

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Govt House,U yo


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If the people of Itu and Ibiono Ibom federal constituency are serious about producing the next Governor of Akwa Ibom State come 2023, they have a responsibility of praying and seeking God’s grace to be favoured.

This is because the Maintain Peace Movement of the PDP family is ready to stand by any aspirant that God reveals to Governor Udom Emmanuel ahead of the 2023 Governorship election in the state.

This was the position of the Chairman, Maintain Peace Movement, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem when the MPM train arrived Ibiono Ibom, Thursday to inaugurate the local government steering committee of the movement.

He said the PDP family is fully disposed to supporting such a candidate to emerge as Governor Emmanuel’s successor, provided that candidate hails from Uyo Senatorial District.

Enoidem thanked the people of Ibiono Ibom for being supportive of the Udom Emmanuel led government and the PDP, saying the MPM train was in the area to preach the message of peace and sued for their continuous support to the Governor in his completion agenda.

He charged the steering committee to inagurate the ward coordinating committees of the body in the local government area.

Meanwhile, stakeholders in the local government area say they are completely in support of the governor’s peace Maintenance effort and his completion agenda

Stakeholders who spoke at the council Secretariat at Okoita during the inauguration of the MPM steering committee included, the National Assembly Member representing Uyo Senatorial district, Senator Bassey Albert, the Coordinator of MPM in Ibiono Ibom, and Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Barr. Ini Ememobong, Secretary of the movement in the area, Dr. Iniobong Essien who is the Chairman, Ibom Airport Development Company, IADC, and the local government Chairman, Mr. Polycarb Ekopimoh, and they all assured the Governor of their unflinching support towards his completion agenda.

Senator Albert who stressed the need for Itu/Ibiono Ibom Federal Constituency to be favoured for the Governorship position, said he completely aligns with the idea behind the formation of the Maintain Peace Movement, MPM.

“I share in the sentiments of this group(MPM). I believe God would give justice to the people of Ibiono/Itu Federal Constituency”.

Senator Albert said he stood for peace and justice when he supported Eket Senatorial District from 2015 till date, and appealed that Itu/Ibiono people be considered for Governorship in the next dispensation.

In his acceptance speech, the local government Coordinator of MPM in Ibiono Ibom, Barr. Ini Ememobong assured of the commitment of the local government area to the ideals of the movement.

Barr. Ememobong who is the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the State, said the message of the MPM is boldly engraved in the area.

“We have received the message of peace and we engrave the message of peace in Ibiono Ibom”.

Secretary of the movement in the area, Dr. Iniobong Essien re-echoed the preparedness of the people of Ibiono Ibom to the sustenance of the peace being enjoyed in the state.

MPM Steering committee for Ibiono Ibom local government area has Barr. Ini Ememobong, Commissioner for Information and Strategy as Chairman while the Secretary is Dr. Iniobong Essien, Chairman, Ibom Airport Development Company.

Other Members include, the House of Assembly Member for Ibiono Ibom, Hon. Godwin Ekpo, Chairman, Ibiono Ibom local government Council, Hon. Ekopimoh Policap, former House of Assembly Member, Rt. Hon. Ime Okon, State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Borono Bassey, Miss.Menyene Archibong, Emmanuel Etim, Mrs. Rose Eno, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth Matters, Comrade Aniefiok Iwaudofia, Mr. Blessing Daniel, and Etebong Idiong.

Those to serve as Advisers include, former Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Ignatius Edet, Otobong Akpan, Chief Israel Utit, Mkpisong Ememobong Essien, Bassey Ekerette, Hon.Charles Bassey, Mr. Etop Idung and Hon. Idorenyin Umoh.

Others include, Mr. Emmanuel Etim, Affiong Ikpeme, Otobong Akpan and Prince Patrick.

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Akwa Ibom State


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Tragedy: University of Uyo Student Buried Mum On Friday, Murdered By Roommate On Saturday



Tragedy has hit the City of Uyo again, according to social media post made by one Mr. Daniel Etokidem, a young University of Uyo student identified as Ubong who according to Mr. Etokidem buried the mother on Friday breathed his last today, courtesy of his roommate who stabbed him from the back with a kitchen knife.

“Ubong, what manner of death?

How can you bury your Mum yesterday (Friday) and today (Saturday) you’re stabbed to death by your roommate? Less than 24hrs after you struggled to bury your Mum?

Ubong is a simple, easy going, hardworking, humble and God fearing young man. I knew him through my Electrician, Kennedy. If I needed someone to help clean the compound, Ubong will do that efficiently and will be done with it in less than an hour.

This morning, I was inside the town campus of the University of Uyo, Uniuyo, when a friend who was with me pointed to a young lady crying desperately and walking towards the University gate. What could make a young lady cry this way inside the University environment on a Saturday morning? We both pondered.

Less than 10 minutes, my phone rang? It was my electrician friend, Kennedy. “Hello Sir. Sir Ubong is dead oh! Ubong is dead oh just like that”, the call ended.

Confused and a bit disoriented, I called back. “Kennedy which Ubong? Is it your boy who just buried his Mum yesterday”, I asked. Yes, he replied. How? What happened? Was he sick? I asked. No Sir, he replied. He just had a minor argument with his roommate he lived together at Idak Okpo Street and within seconds, the roommate took a knife and stabbed him from the back. He lost a lot of blood and we rushed him to the University Clinic where he died”. His body is at University of Uyo Clinic, town campus.

“Hold on Kennedy, I don’t understand”. I’m inside the University and infact I’m not too far from the Clinic and moments ago, I saw a young girl crying, walking towards the gate”, I asked. “Yes Sir, that’s his Cousin. We just left to call a photographer to take some pictures of Ubong’s corpse before we take him to the mortuary”, he replied.

So where is this his “roommate” who stabbed him to death, I asked. “He is currently being detained at Barracks Road Police Station”, he replied with emotions and agonizing tears overshadowing his voice.

Till this very moment, I’m yet to recover from this news and still can’t understand what anger, provocation, or quarrel will make a roommate pick up and knife and stab to death his fellow roommate who just buried his Mother barely 24 hrs ago.

I pray the Police will help unravel more of what we don’t know but it’s hard to say Rest in Peace Ubong. I still can’t understand what just happened. Ubong, dead? Just like that? Someone who just buried his Mother yesterday? I wish it was a nightmare.”

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•••caution party faithful against heating up the polity

Ikono PDP stakeholders under the aegis of Forum of Ward Chairmen have condemned in strong terms, attempts by some politicians within and outside Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency to heat up the polity, create tension and cause unrest in the ahead of the 2023 House of Representatives seat.

This position was made known in a communique issued by the forum titled, “Purported Position Paper in respect of Ikono/Ini House of Representatives seat”.

The Forum, in particular, dissociated itself and condemned in its entirety from the discrete schemes of Barr. Moses Akpan, the State Organising Secretary of the Party, to cause confusion aimed at overheating the polity for his selfish interest while warning woe-mongers to desist from commercializing/dropping the Governor’s name over trivial issues.

As custodians of the party at the grassroots in the federal constituency, the forum noted that they had not been consulted, nor witnessed or heard of any zoning arrangement between the two sister LGAs regarding the House of Representatives seat, stressing that since 1999, they had witnessed aspirants from the two sister Local Government Areas keenly contesting for the ticket within and without the PDP.

They sued for all inclusiveness in decisions concerning the elections, particularly in the build-up to the forthcoming 2023 General elections in order to safeguard and guarantee elections success for the Party. Furthermore, they pledged their unalloyed loyalty to Governor Udom Emmanuel, the leader of the party and their commitment to the actualization of his completion agenda.

In a related development, Barr Goddy Umoh, the Secretary of Ikono Leadership Council as well as the Chapter Youth Leader of the Party, Mr David Idiong, have both disclaimed the inclusion of their names in the said publication by few persons in Ikono.

They have stated categorically that there was no such meeting held by Ikono Leadership Council to discuss the issue of zoning of Ikono/Ini House of Representatives seat.

Barr Umoh stressed that there is no concensus where only 10 out of 20 members of any forum are in agreement, advising all those involved to focus on the completion and succession agenda of the Governor, Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, rather than heating up the politics of the area.

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