Ekere: NDDC has revoked 600 contracts

. Nsima Ekere, MD, NDDC  _____________________________________________   The Niger Delta Development Commission says it has revoked more than 600 contracts and projects as part of efforts to restructure the commission. NDDC Managing Director Nsima Ekere told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Thursday that the commission’s management and board took the decision to adopt a ‘4R’ […]

Police deny Uyo robbery attack

. Zubairu Mu’azu Halilu, CP, Akwa Ibom State  _______________________________________________________________   By Itoro BASSEY Two commercial banks, Diamond Bank and UBA, along Abak Road in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, were reported to have been besieged by armed robbers on Tuesday afternoon, shortly after new commissioner of police, Zubairu Mu’azu Halilu, resumed duty. Different sources who claimed […]

Ikono leader reacts to reports claiming he sponsored blackmail against Commissioner Inyang-Eyen 

. Obong Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo  ____________________________________________________   By Itoro BASSEY Political leader of Ikono local government area of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo, on Tuesday said reports claiming that he sponsored blackmail against the state commissioner for works, Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, was totally false. Mr Ukpong-Udo, popularly known as Macaire, said he enjoys a good relationship […]

Akwa Ibom pensioners decry unpaid five years benefits

Despite receiving N14.5 billion Paris Club refund from the federal government, Akwa Ibom State government owes retired civil servant over five years pensions and gratuities. Our correspondent learned that Governor Udom Emmanuel on assumption of office in 2015 paid backlog of 10 years Local and state government workers pensions and gratuities accumulated between 2000 and […]

Sheriff boycotts, as Jonathan, Akpabio, Fayose, attend PDP caucus meeting

Sacked national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff was absent at the party’s national caucus meeting held last night in Abuja. The meeting held at the party’s national secretariat had former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ekiti governor, Ayodele Fayose and others in attendance. Jonathan called on stakeholders to rebuild the party to […]