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PEACE MOVEMENT INAUGURATED IN URUE OFONG-ORUKO, OKOBO, NSIT-ATAI

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The Peace Maintenance Movement, Saturday, recorded bold impressions at Urue-Offong Oruko, Okobo and Nsit-Atai Local Government areas on Saturday with the inauguration of steering committees for the movement in the three respective local government areas.

Performing the inauguration, Chairman of the movement, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem thanked stakeholders and party faithful from the three local government areas for supporting Governor Emmanuel since 2015 as well as his Completion Agenda.

He explained that the movement, with a catchphrase, ‘That Same God’, is a vehicle with a mandate of ensuring the sustenance of the prevailing peace being enjoyed in the state.

“The membership of the Committee is drawn from all peace loving people from all communities in the local government area. No one is restricted from joining this movement,” Enoidem echoed.

Members of the Local Government Co-ordinating Committee for Okobo include, the Deputy Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Felicia Bassey as coordinator, a former Attorney General of the state and Commissioner for Justice, and Chairman, Governing Council of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Barr. Ekpenyong Ntekim.

Others are, Mr. Iniobong Ekung, Mr. George Henshaw, Mr. Uboh E. Uboh, Mr. Sylvester Attah, Mr. Eteke Ukpong, Mariah Ekpenyong, Hon. Asuquo Odiong, Elder Victor Amba, while Ekpenyong Atteh is the Youth representative for the local government area.

In Urue-Ofong Oruko, Hon. Uno Etim Uno is the Coordinator, while the council chairman Precious Selong is the Secretary.

Members of the Steering Committee in Nsit Atai include, Otuekong Raphael Bassey who is the Commissioner for Housing, as Chapter coordinator while the Chairman of the local government area, Lady Emem Ibanga serves as Secretary. Other members include, House of Assembly Member for Nsit-Atai, Rt. Hon. Mark Esset, State PDP Deputy Chairman, Mr. Lawrence Udosen, National Officer of the PDP, Mr. M. C. Akpan, Barr Johnson Uduak Johnson and Abasiakan Essiet. Others are, MD/CEO of Eminence Oil, Mr. Emmanuel Okon, and the the Chapter Women Leader of PDP.

The leadership of the local government steering committees in the three local government areas were mandated to inaugurate ward Excos for the movement.

Speaking on behalf of the Steering Committees, Mr. Uno Etim Uno in Urue-Ofong- Oruko, Princess Felicia Bassey and Barr. Ekpenyong Ntekim in Okobo and Otuekong Raphael Bassey and Lady Emem Ibanga in Nsit Atai, pledged their readiness to continue supporting the Governor’s development strides in the state.

They noted that it would be in the overall interest of the state and the sustenance of the prevailing peace that all must join hands with the Govenor in ensuring the emergence of a successor that would consolidate on the achievements recorded in the state.

Among dignitaries present at the events include, State PDP Chairman, Hon. Aniekan Akpan, State Secretary of the Movement, Prince Enobong Uwah, 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, who is also the Director of Information, PMM, Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir. Monday Uko, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Frank Archibong, Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Prince Ukpong Akpabio, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Orman Esin and Aides of the Governor.

Others include, Chairman, ALGON/Chairman Esit-Eket Local Government Council, Hon. Iniobong Robson, Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Okon Okon, Members of Boards and Commission, among others.

PEACE MAINTENANCE MEDIA NETWORK
AKWA IBOM STATE
31/07/21

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

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– 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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ATTAH SEEKS SUPPORT FOR GOV. EMMANUEL’S SUCCESSION PLAN

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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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HOUSE MAID WHO FLED WITH HER MADAM’S SON IN LAGOS ARRESTED IN OGUN

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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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