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Widows Hear Of Akpabio’s Generosity, Besiege His Office To Demand Welfare Package

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aug211028Perhaps, after hearing of the famed generosity of their governor, hundreds of widows in Akwa Ibom State Monday, besieged Government House, Uyo, urging Governor Godswill Akpabio to empower them financially to enable them establish small-scale businesses.

The widows, who could not see the governor because he was out of the state on official business, came in buses from the 31 Local Government Areas of the state.

Led by the President of the Akwa Ibom Widows Association, Mrs Sylvia Effiong, the widows said that they decided to bring their case to the governor as they were dying in pains and hunger without anybody to assist them.

Effiong said they had seen on television how the governor had been empowering other less-privileged people and wanted to benefit from such gesture.

According to her, “all we need is financial assistance to enable us establish small-scale businesses and feed our children.

“Our children are in schools and we don’t have anybody helping us in paying their fees. Those mediating for us to see the governor are not sincere,” she stated.

While acknowledging that a lot of groups were being empowered in the state, the group lamented the non-inclusion of widows.

“We are widows from all the 31 local government areas in the state. I don’t know if it is because we are minority,” she said.

Effiong insisted that the widows would continue to pay visits to the governor until he attended to them.

 

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  1. mat

    March 26, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    I love dis man bcos he is proud of his culture which depicts a true iboman but he shuld du me a favour by reflectin dat culture in his name which reads Godwil akpabio instead of uchenna akpabio. Another is d state name akwa ibom pronounced frm calabar tongue instead of Aka-ibo as ibos, of old meaning a branch of ibos by water area(igbo bi mba mmiri)

  2. W. A.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Yes O! They deserve the welfare package. It is their legitimate rights and should be given to them.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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