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SEEK KNOWLEDGE ON HOW YOUR MONIES ARE SPENT, A'Ibom Speaker charges citizens- FREDERICK USEN

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The Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Barr) Onofiok Luke has charged citizens of Akwa Ibom to demand accountability for monies coming into the state and kept under the charge of government.

Luke made the charge on Monday in Uyo during a meeting of Akwa Ibom stakeholders on the ALTERATION OF THE 1999 CONSTITUTION. The meeting held at the Assembly complex, Udo Udoma Avenue, Uyo.

In his speech, the Speaker noted that the people get to suffer where there is no demand for accountability, adding that the possibility of Akwa Ibom attaining the future desired depends on a government that is accountable and transparent.

His words: “Whether you are my brother or sister, you have given us the mandate ranging from the Governor to the Speaker and to members of the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly.

“Please ask us to account for the monies that have come into the state. Ask the state legislature to say what our appropriations are, what we have done with the public accounts. When we don’t ask for accountability, the people suffer. It is our thinking that Akwa Ibom can attain the future that we hope to see.

“And we can only achieve this if the populace ask for accountability and we make accounts and run a transparent government as is currently the case under the leadership of Governor Udom Emmanuel with the support of the state legislature”.

He also noted that the House of Assembly knows where it stands, but that the members chose being proactive so as to get experts’ opinions. He said he wants the people to tell the House to vote either yes or no on clauses.

“I will listen to the voice of the people and that is the only voice I’ll listen to and in line with our legislative agenda. That is why we called on you to come and talk to us”, Speaker Luke stated.

Speaking further, Luke said, “on the devolution of powers, we  want more powers to be transferred to the state and local governments, since the exclusive is too bogus. Some decisions at the federal government are encouraging violence. We are not quarrelling, but we are saying, the same way you are giving out money to fight Boko haram, also give out money for the peace of the Niger Delta. Imagine that there is no restiveness in the Niger Delta, yet the issue of Ogoni land clean up for instance has not been taken to the level it should be.

“Why haven’t monies gotten from Petroleum risen from $30 per barrel to about 60$ shared accordingly but still on the former cost. We need the remittances of those accounts. Always ask for the renditions of accounts without fear of anybody”, he added.

Speaking at the meeting, Governor Udom Emmanuel, represented by his deputy, Mr Moses Ekpo, thanked the people for turning out enmasse to attend the crucial meeting which affects the future of the Akwa Ibom people and Nigerians as a whole.

He applauded the House of Assembly for being a listening house and also giving the people an opportunity to be a part and parcel of the alteration.

Stressing that constitutions are not amended in a hurry as every detail that is given a ‘Yes’ or ‘NO’ must be considered. Mr Udom Emmanuel stated that the state government will rely totally on what the legislature has to say on the amendment of the constitution.

The Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee, Hon Udo Kierian Akpan  in his opening remarks said, that since the alteration of the 1999 constitution will not only affect the state but her people, necessitated the inclusion of the masses thus the Assembly convened the stakeholders meeting. “We’ll have  the courage to make inputs not looking at anybody’s face or the negative impacts of the alteration but on its positive”.

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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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