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‘WE WILL DIVE AND SWIM WITH YOU’ – Uyo women tell Chairman’s wife

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…As First Lady hosts women leaders, reels out women-friendly programmes


…To set up ‘Think Tank’ for women affairs

Women leaders in Uyo have assured the First Lady of Uyo Local Government Area, Deaconess Idaresit Imoh Okon of their strong support and unflinching loyalty throughout her reign as the First Lady of Uyo Local Government, saying that they are ready to dive and swim with her to make sure that she succeeds in all her programmes for Uyo women.

The women leaders numbering over one hundred led by the duo of the wife of the Uyo Political Leader, Mrs. Taiwo Val Attah and the wife of the Chairman of UCCDA, Mrs. Inemesit Enobong Uwah gave the assurance on Monday 29th January, 2017 when the Uyo Chairman’s wife hosted them in her residence for the first time since her emergence as the First Lady of Uyo Local Government.

Also ReadHow Obasanjo Causes Trouble With His Letters – Ex-Senate President

In a one-on-one interaction with the Chairman’s wife, the physically exited women extolled the First Lady for the Love she has for women of Uyo, stressing that it was the first time a serving Local Government Chairman’s wife played host to Uyo women and therefore described the meeting as a sign of a good and new beginning.

In their separate speeches, the women leaders said the role of women in politics cannot be ignored by the wave of hand and also thanked the First Lady for not turning her back on women after her husband’s victory.

They further applauded the performance of Elder Imoh Okon within his short period of stay in office, noting that the coming of the Chairman as the Chief Executive Officer of Uyo Local Government is timely and carefully planned by God. They listed sanitization and restructuring of Akpan Andem Market, reduced market levies, inclusion of women in appointments as well as successful hosting of Uyo Economic and Political Summit as laudable achievements which have affected Uyo women positively.

While promising to corporate and stand with the Chairman’s wife in actualizing her dream of a new and greater Uyo, the women leaders appealed to the First Lady to place the welfare of women in her heart and to also carry Uyo women along in both the Local and State government matters, emphasizing that such will draw more support from the women to her and the Governor’s wife. They particularly advised the First Lady against listening to blackmailers and gossipers whom they said will be coming to her for personal and selfish reasons, warning that unity, peace and love among Uyo women will be jeopardized once she throws her door open for them.

They also pledged to support and mobilize women across the four clans of Uyo to queue behind the wife of the state Governor, Deaconess Martha Udom Emmanuel and the Peoples Democratic Party in the second term bid of the Governor, especially as the 2019 election draws closer.

Earlier, addressing the women, the First Lady who said she personally invited the women for familiarization and a one-on-one chat thanked them for the support given to her husband, the Executive Chairman of Uyo Local Government Council, Elder (Hon.) Imoh Okon before and after his assumption of office barely two months ago. She described the women’s support as one of the strong factors behind the success of her husband in the last Local Government election and prayed God to bless and reward them accordingly.

Further, Idaresit Imoh Okon said her cardinal plan is to enhance the wellbeing of Uyo women through women friendly  programmes, empowerment and inclusion in both politics and governance from the Local Government Level to the State level, saying that hers will be an open door leadership devoid of sentiment and gossip.

According to her, topping her agenda for the women are: support and empowerment schemes, girl-child education campaign, anti-women right campaign, adult education, support to less privilege,  complementing the free and compulsory education of the state government and massive mobilization of women for Deaconess Martha Udom Emmanuel.

Commending the women leaders for turning up to the meeting, the Chairman’s wife said she will be meeting with women on quarterly basis in order to maintain the close relationship and further announced that she will set up a Think Tank team among the women leaders to interpret her vision for the women and brings about implementation.

Among the women leaders who attended the meeting were, the wife of the Vice Chairman, Mrs. Enobong Udeme Ukai, Special Assistant to the Governor on Marketing, Mrs. Lydia Udoh, former Transition Chairman, Dr. Grace Ekpo, Secretary of Uyo Local Government Council, Lady Stella Udoh, Uyo Chapter President of National Council of Women Society, Mrs. Nyong Emmanuel Emah, Ekaette Ebong Bassey, Obongoawan Mfon Udo Ukpo, Councilors representing ward 5 and 8, Hon. Kufre Mfon and Hon. Imabong respectively.

High point of the meeting was prayer for Uyo and Akwa Ibom State.

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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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‘WE WILL DIVE AND SWIM WITH YOU’ – Uyo women tell Chairman’s wife

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…As First Lady hosts women leaders, reels out women-friendly programmes


…To set up ‘Think Tank’ for women affairs

Women leaders in Uyo have assured the First Lady of Uyo Local Government Area, Deaconess Idaresit Imoh Okon of their strong support and unflinching loyalty throughout her reign as the First Lady of Uyo Local Government, saying that they are ready to dive and swim with her to make sure that she succeeds in all her programmes for Uyo women.

The women leaders numbering over one hundred led by the duo of the wife of the Uyo Political Leader, Mrs. Taiwo Val Attah and the wife of the Chairman of UCCDA, Mrs. Inemesit Enobong Uwah gave the assurance on Monday 29th January, 2017 when the Uyo Chairman’s wife hosted them in her residence for the first time since her emergence as the First Lady of Uyo Local Government.

Also ReadHow Obasanjo Causes Trouble With His Letters – Ex-Senate President

In a one-on-one interaction with the Chairman’s wife, the physically exited women extolled the First Lady for the Love she has for women of Uyo, stressing that it was the first time a serving Local Government Chairman’s wife played host to Uyo women and therefore described the meeting as a sign of a good and new beginning.

In their separate speeches, the women leaders said the role of women in politics cannot be ignored by the wave of hand and also thanked the First Lady for not turning her back on women after her husband’s victory.

They further applauded the performance of Elder Imoh Okon within his short period of stay in office, noting that the coming of the Chairman as the Chief Executive Officer of Uyo Local Government is timely and carefully planned by God. They listed sanitization and restructuring of Akpan Andem Market, reduced market levies, inclusion of women in appointments as well as successful hosting of Uyo Economic and Political Summit as laudable achievements which have affected Uyo women positively.

While promising to corporate and stand with the Chairman’s wife in actualizing her dream of a new and greater Uyo, the women leaders appealed to the First Lady to place the welfare of women in her heart and to also carry Uyo women along in both the Local and State government matters, emphasizing that such will draw more support from the women to her and the Governor’s wife. They particularly advised the First Lady against listening to blackmailers and gossipers whom they said will be coming to her for personal and selfish reasons, warning that unity, peace and love among Uyo women will be jeopardized once she throws her door open for them.

They also pledged to support and mobilize women across the four clans of Uyo to queue behind the wife of the state Governor, Deaconess Martha Udom Emmanuel and the Peoples Democratic Party in the second term bid of the Governor, especially as the 2019 election draws closer.

Earlier, addressing the women, the First Lady who said she personally invited the women for familiarization and a one-on-one chat thanked them for the support given to her husband, the Executive Chairman of Uyo Local Government Council, Elder (Hon.) Imoh Okon before and after his assumption of office barely two months ago. She described the women’s support as one of the strong factors behind the success of her husband in the last Local Government election and prayed God to bless and reward them accordingly.

Further, Idaresit Imoh Okon said her cardinal plan is to enhance the wellbeing of Uyo women through women friendly  programmes, empowerment and inclusion in both politics and governance from the Local Government Level to the State level, saying that hers will be an open door leadership devoid of sentiment and gossip.

According to her, topping her agenda for the women are: support and empowerment schemes, girl-child education campaign, anti-women right campaign, adult education, support to less privilege,  complementing the free and compulsory education of the state government and massive mobilization of women for Deaconess Martha Udom Emmanuel.

Commending the women leaders for turning up to the meeting, the Chairman’s wife said she will be meeting with women on quarterly basis in order to maintain the close relationship and further announced that she will set up a Think Tank team among the women leaders to interpret her vision for the women and brings about implementation.

Among the women leaders who attended the meeting were, the wife of the Vice Chairman, Mrs. Enobong Udeme Ukai, Special Assistant to the Governor on Marketing, Mrs. Lydia Udoh, former Transition Chairman, Dr. Grace Ekpo, Secretary of Uyo Local Government Council, Lady Stella Udoh, Uyo Chapter President of National Council of Women Society, Mrs. Nyong Emmanuel Emah, Ekaette Ebong Bassey, Obongoawan Mfon Udo Ukpo, Councilors representing ward 5 and 8, Hon. Kufre Mfon and Hon. Imabong respectively.

High point of the meeting was prayer for Uyo and Akwa Ibom State.

© NDANTI  EKUH

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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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