Author: Benjamin Jimmy

In compliance with the provisions of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), 2021, and the Host Communities’ Development Trust Regulations, 2022, Oriental Energy Resources Limited, an oil company operating in Akwa Ibom State, has inaugurated Effiat and Mbo Host Communities’ Development Trust in Uyo on Wednesday May 22. The members of the Host Communities’ Development Trust are; Barr. Inam Effiong Okon, Chairman; Barr. Asuquo Asuquo Okpo, member; Mr. Kedrick Solomon Isangedighi, member, and Dr. Ikwo Agamtem Ekuma, member. Others are; Engr. Okpo Etim Etim, member; Alice-Joe Mfon Henry, member; Mr. Edet Asukwo Inyang, member, and CSP Etim Etim Ediete, member. The…

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Akanimo Cancer Foundation, a non- governmental organisation, has joined six cities in Nigeria to mark the International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day, with a walk through some major roads in Uyo, just as it has announced that it is currently supporting five children undergoing cancer treatment in different hospitals in Nigeria. The International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day is commemorated on every 15 February across the globe, to highlight the vital role of community engagement and support in addressing the complexities associated with childhood cancer. According to Akanimo Cancer Foundation, the awareness walk which took place on Thursday, held in Uyo, Kano,…

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The National Association of University Students, NAUS, has inaugurated her 5th campus monitoring committee in Akwa Ibom State to further engender justice, peace and academic excellence amongst the Nigerian students in her jurisdiction. The event which was chaired by a seasoned medical Doctor, Eniekpeno Eyo, himself the President, Association of Resident Doctors University of Uyo Teaching Hospital had in attendance an academic amazon, Professor Idongesit Udosen of the University of Uyo and an array of student leaders including Comrades Ini-obong Uko, Edidiong Ita, Mmenieh-Abasi Udoh and the personal assistant to the governor of Akwa Ibom State on students affairs, Comrade…

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Women leaders from the 31 local government areas in Akwa Ibom State gathered early in the new year to pray for peace and stability for the Nigerian nation. Led by Lady Esitmbom Ekperikpe Ekpo, wife of the Minister of State for Petroleum (Gas Resources), the women leaders under the All Progressive Congress prayed for divine wisdom for those in authority, as they begin to steer the ship of state in the new year. “We must pray for our leaders at all times. And lend them every necessary support to succeed,” she charged the women. She called for prayers for her…

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The Chairman, Ikot Ekpene Local Government Transition Committee, Sir John Cleton Etim has assured local government staff in Ikot Ekpene of his commitment to ensuring  improved welfare and a conducive environment for them. Sir Etim gave the assurance yesterday during an enlarged meeting with the leadership and members of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Ikot Ekpene Chapter, led the Chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Akpan Ekane, held at the Old Council Secretariat. The council boss appealed for cooperation to ensure smooth and harmonious working environment, peaceful coexistence and assured the workers he would leave no stone unturned in giving…

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The Apostolic Church, Uyo Field, has been plunged into crisis following the refusal of the present Area Superintendent, Apostle Ime George to exit his seat since the expiration of his tenure in October, 2023. In an exclusive interview with some leaders of the church, some Pastors who refused their name mentioned for fear of victimisation, recalled that Apostle George was first elected Field Superintendent in October 2015 and was reelected for the second term according to the constitution of the church. The clerics revealed that Pastor George’s tenure expired in October 2023, and based on the constitution of The Apostolic…

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Transition committee members and supervisors in Etinan local government area have passed vote of confidence on the council chairman, Hon. Uko Umoh. The supervisors who stormed the chairman’s residence in Uyo on Saturday January 6,for a new year visit also pledged their continued loyalty and support for the administration. The Supervisor for Agriculture, Hon. (Eng) Ime John Inyang who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, hinted that the Vote of Confidence passed on the Chairman was well-deserved. He noted that within a short time in office, Hon Uko Umoh has demonstrated an unprecedented leadership prowess. “We the Supervisors came here…

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The Etinan local government chairman, Hon. Uko Umoh, in his avowed commitment to staff welfare, has given out 380 bags of rice to staff of the local government. The event which took place Wednesday December 27, 2023 at the council Secretariat, Etinan witnessed celebration by staff of the council who described the chairman’s gesture as unprecedented. Addressing the council staff, the Local Government Chairman, Hon. Uko Umoh noted that the Christmas gift was part of his promise to always put smiles on faces of council staff. He recalled that as the head of council, he will do everything possible to…

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The joy of the women of Ikot Inyang, Eka Uruk Eshiet Community, Etim Ekpo Local Government Area, and all the patients in the Postnatal, Caesarean Section and Paediatric Surgical Children Wards at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital new no bound on Friday, 22nd December, 2023, following donations of different items worth millions of naira to them by EmeBest Foundation. The event which commenced with the donation of items to the women of Ikot Inyang, Eka Uruk Eshiet, Etim Ekpo, ended with donations to Special Children’s Home along IBB Way and Divine Children Home, Atan Affot, all in Uyo Local…

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The discourse on energy transition globally has received more attention recently than it did in years past. This is apparently because the world continues to experience negative impact of climate change on human lives, the ecosystem and aquatics, all occasioned by both human activities and natural occurrences. The huge negative impacts of climate change makes a discourse on  energy transition expedient. Beyond the negative impact of climate change which is clearly the reason for this relatively new thinking; a discourse on energy transition, is the alarm that oil revenue will continue to dip steadily following what has become a global…

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