NULGE shuts down Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) on Monday began a seven-day warning strike to protest alleged government failure to attend to its demands which bothers on entitlements owed members. The decision to begin the strike, the union said, was to draw the attention of the state government to its members’ demands. In an interaction with newsmen in Uyo, the state capital, NULGE Chairman, Felix Udoh, said the union demands which government had ref... Read More

Reptiles invade Govt Girls College in Akwa Ibom

Parents of students of the Federal Government Girls College, Ikot Obio Itong, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, have criticised the Federal Government over the invasion of the college’s dormitory by snakes. It was learnt that the continued invasion of reptiles in the hostess is due to thick bushes covering the back of the dormitory. Besides, deep holes which are caused by the opening of the ground, are said to have provided habitation for snakes, especially as grasses grow ... Read More

Ebola: Three new suspected cases in Port Harcourt

Three people have been taken to the Ebola Virus Disease   quarantine centre at Oduoha, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. The State Commissioner for Health, Sampson Parker, made this known on Sunday just as the Federal Government said another emergency meeting of the National Council of Health over the EVD would hold in Abuja today. The last meeting took place on August 11, 2014. Parker, who addressed journalists,   said those quarantined were   a doctor, a pharmacist and ... Read More

Akwa Ibom govt seeks ICRC backing for seaport project

Akwa Ibom government has disclosed plan to build a deep water seaport through Public Private Partnership PPP. The government said it has acquired 14, 900 hectares of land for the take-off of Ibaka Deep Seaport in Mbo Local Government Area of the state. The state governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, made this known in Uyo when the chairman of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Sen. Ken Nnamani, visited him. Akpabio said that the development of the seaport would be d... Read More