Cultism: Police Dismisses an Officer in Akwa Ibom

A police officer in Akwa Ibom State has been dismissed from the police force for involvement in cultism. Read below a press release by the police department.

AZ:5300/AIS/PPRD/VOL.4/102 11th June, 2020
POLICE PRESS RELEASE

CP AKWA IBOM DISMISSES A POLICEMAN FOR BEING A CONFESSED CULTIST
-ARRESTS TWELVE (12) OTHER SUSPECTED CULTISTS
-VOWS TO CONTINUE THE ONSLAUGHT AGAINST CULTISTS

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command under the leadership of CP IMOHIMI EDGAL is determined to decimate cultism and other crimes in the State.
To this end, the Command has dismissed F/NO. 513379 PC Mfon Esio for discreditable conduct to wit cultism. The said Constable on 20th May, 2020 was fingered in a Junior Vikings Confraternity initiation in which one Ubong John William ‘m’ was allegedly abducted to a bush along Marina Road, Eket where he was forcefully initiated into the Junior Vikings Confraternity. The Constable has been subjected to orderly room trial where he was found guilty of the offence and has been dismissed immediately from the Force. This will serve as a deterrent to others of his like in the Force. Continue reading “Cultism: Police Dismisses an Officer in Akwa Ibom”

Opinion: Still on Edo Politics by Richard Akinnola

Four years ago, you called him the backbone of the economic success of your eight-year government as Governor. The same four years ago, you publicly lacerated the image of another person, that as a cultist in UNIBEN, he bathed a fellow student with acid, leading to his rustication for two years. You publicly swore “before God”, that Ize-Iyamu was not an individual who could be trusted with the public till, reason you refused to give him an appointment. Yes, you know he is currently on trial by the EFCC for alleged corruption. Yet, he is your new saint. Four years ago when he was not yet charged for corruption, you didn’t find him fit to be Governor but now that he is on trial for alleged corruption, that is the time he is fit to be a Governor. Does that resonate well with a government whose major mantra is anti-corruption? Continue reading “Opinion: Still on Edo Politics by Richard Akinnola”

Opinion: Akwa Ibom Commercial Motorists and the Spirit of Extortion

By Imoh Usanga

Whenever Nigeria faces a little economic adjustment, our commercial motorists are always very quick to respond to it and their responses are always detrimental to passengers. Passengers are always punched in the stomach as they are made to pay high and unwarranted fares. Continue reading “Opinion: Akwa Ibom Commercial Motorists and the Spirit of Extortion”

Opinion: Will Burundi now breathe?

By Osondu Ahirika

John Donne, it was, who said, “Any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.” I agree. However, my earnest prayer always is, ‘May my death never be the reason people can exhale. Continue reading “Opinion: Will Burundi now breathe?”

Gov. Udom Emmanuel Milestone of Achievement ~ Mfreke Etuk

In 2015, before assumption of office, Governor Udom Emmanuel, the Mr Industrialization came in with lots of promises to help change the narrative of the state from a purely civil service state to an industrial state of the federation. Continue reading “Gov. Udom Emmanuel Milestone of Achievement ~ Mfreke Etuk”

Ikono People Commend Gov. Ayade on Emmah Isong’s Appointment

A cross section of people from Ikono local government area have commended Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River State on his appointment of Bishop Emmah Isong as the Chairman of the Cross River State Anti Tax Agency. Continue reading “Ikono People Commend Gov. Ayade on Emmah Isong’s Appointment”

Cross River: Ayade swears-in new council chairmen

…releases N11.38 billion take off fund

Cross River state governor, Sir Ben Ayade Tuesday swore-in the newly elected chairmen and vice chairmen of the 18 local government councils of the state.

The event took place at the State Executive Chamber of the Governor’s office, Calabar. Continue reading “Cross River: Ayade swears-in new council chairmen”

DIRECT PRIMARIES: INEC DEMANDS MEMBERSHIP REGISTER FROM PARTIES

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has directed political parties wishing to adopt the Direct Primary mode to elect their candidates for the Edo and Ondo governorship elections to submit their membership register to the Commission.
The Commission noted this will allow for effective monitoring of the party primaries. Continue reading “DIRECT PRIMARIES: INEC DEMANDS MEMBERSHIP REGISTER FROM PARTIES”

NDDC: Socio cultural group petitions President on Death of Etang

A socio cultural organisation in Akwa Ibom state, AFIGH IWAAD EKID, has petiton President Buhari on the death of their son, Mr IBANGA ETANG was until his death the executive director in charge of finance and administration. This was made known today during a protest by mebers of the organisation. Continue reading “NDDC: Socio cultural group petitions President on Death of Etang”