UNIUYO shut as engineering students protest exclusion from politics

Authorities of the University of Uyo temporarily shut the institution on Wednesday following a peaceful students’ demonstration. This came as Vice Chancellor, Prof. Comfort Ekpo, escaped the students’ wrath by the whisker. Ekpo was reportedly spirited away in a tinted-glassed car from the university to avoid the molestation of the protest students. Over three thousand […]

Nigeria cocoa production to hit 1 million tonnes in 2020 – Agric Minister

A member of President Goodluck Jonathan’s outgoing government and agriculture minister, Mr. Akinwumi Adesina, has stated that Nigeria cocoa production from all indications will  hit one million tonnes by the year 2020. Adesina made this known in an interview with Reuters . “We have distributed more than 140 million seedlings of high-yielding cocoa varieties to recapitalise the cocoa plantations, because […]

Tasks before Udom in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State governor-elect and former Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government (SSG), Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, will assume office on May 29, this year, but the challenges before him are enormous. This is particularly as a result of the significant impact the outgoing governor, Godswill Akpabio, is noted to have made on the state. Akpabio […]

Xenophobic attacks will hinder Africa integration, Ghanaian President Mahama says

President John Mahama of Ghana on Tuesday condemned the xenophobic attacks against foreign immigrants in South Africa, saying the act would hinder integration in the continent. Mahama made this known to newsmen in Abuja after holding a closed-door meeting with the President-elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. According to him, the South African government must sit […]

Udom’s blood mandate: INEC card readers expose electoral fraud in Akwa Ibom  

Investigation has revealed a serious electoral manipulation in Akwa Ibom State, where the overall result figures surpass the total number of accredited voters. It would be recalled that the Akwa Ibom State INEC Returning Officer, Prof. James Ekpoke, had declared Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the April 11 governorship election […]