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Picture News: Woman Kills Mother and Uses Body Parts For Pepper Soup, Sells As Dry Meat

14 Dec

Daughter Kills Mother in Ikot Ekpene, Uses Body Parts for Pepper Soup. Police have arrested a woman, (name withheld) in Ikot Ekpene after she slaughtered her mother, and used the body parts to prepare pepper soup, dried meet and ate as well sell to customers. Eyewitness, who gave his name as Aniefiok Udodo, said the incident happened in Urua Anam Road, Ikot Ekpene and the culprit has confessed to her crime.”When I first heard it I thought it was a joke and joined crowd to see if was true. I even used my phone to video it and take some pictures.” Udodo said. The Police PRO in Akwa Ibom did not respond to our calls and text messages. But a senior police officer in the State Command, who gave his name as ASP Abel confirmed the arrest of the lady. “Yes, the said woman has been arrested and police is investigating the matter. We assume she might not be alone in the incident”

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Exclusive! Akpabio Amasses Over N300m War Chest To Create Instability In Akwa Ibom Towards 2023

14 Dec

By Debola Joseph

Credible information obtained by our reporters have confirmed that the security breach that occurred in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, which the security agencies had quickly and decisively repelled, was instigated by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

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However, the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, yesterday, in what is seen as a prompt response to frustrate the plot, donated the first batch of 30 patrol trucks to the police to ease their on time response.

Another 70 is expected to be released very soon.Akpabio, according to multiple sources have sworn to instigate violence, insecurity and other cult related activities aimed at puncturing the key selling point of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration, which is the peace, security of lives and property which the state has enjoyed and is nationally and internationally known for.“Akpabio is angry and jealous of the fact that Akwa Ibom people have come to associate him with violence, kidnapping and politically motivated killings which defined much of his eight years as governor.

“He is a very angry and frustrated man, and has sworn to deploying resources to create instability and violence aimed at disturbing the relative peace and security in the state. He has already amassed a war chest of 300 million Naira which he plans to use in executing his evil plot” a source who is privy to the dastardly and evil plot told our reporter.

“Akpabio recently held a meeting in his Ukana, Essien Udim Local Government home where he disclosed his plans to destabilize the state. He boasted that he has already recruited militants and has oiled gang groups to commence gang-related turf warfare.“Last Wednesday, on his 58th birthday, the first of his evil plot occurred as a group of gangs caused security breach in some sections of the state capital.

The violence was instantly and decisively quelled by the eagle eyed law enforcement officials and peace quickly returned to the state,” the source stated.

Yesterday, the Police Public Relations Officer in Akwa Ibom State, SP Odiko MacDon put out a release where he assured the people that the State remained one of the most peaceful, safe and secure states in the nation and that all those engaged in gang-related activities would be apprehended, a pledged that was executed as over 40 culprits were apprehended and would be charged to court shortly.

A cross section of Akwa Ibom people expressed disappointment and shock at the evil plot and plans of Senator Akpabio.

“This is shocking and sad that a man who governed this state for eight years would out of selfishness and anger, plan such an evil plot. When people are killed, would he have a good night rest knowing that he was the one that engineered the violence? What kind of hatred for his successor would make him plan this sort of evil against the state and the innocent people?

Akpabio should know that Akwa Ibom State has moved beyond his years in power when violence and killings were a recurrent event in the state, leading people to run away from the state. He should be told that we will not sacrifice the peace and security we have enjoyed in the years since Udom Emmanuel became the governor. If he thinks he will return our state to those dark years, he should just simply forget it,” a top stakeholder in the state who preferred to remain anonymous stated

SSG COMMENDS AKISAN FOR HUMANITARIAN SERVICES…Receives Excellent Award On Behalf Of GOV’S WIFE

25 Nov

The Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem has commended the leadership of Akwa Ibom State Association of Nigeria USA Inc.(AKISAN) for their commitment and patriotism in providing humanitarian services to Akwa Ibom People both at home and in the diaspora. Dr. Ekuwem was speaking while receiving on behalf of Her Excellency, Dr. (Mrs.) Martha Udom Emmanuel, wife of the Governor, an Excellent Award for community service presented to her by the AKISAN in his office on Tuesday, 24th November 2020 at Government House, Uyo. He acknowledged the vital role played by the immediate past National President of the Association, Lady Margaret Itauma and other patriotic Akwa Ibom citizens in the United States in their quest to attract foreign investment to the State.

“I was privileged to represent His Excellency the Governor at AKISAN’s National Convention, fortunately matters pertaining to Akwa Ibomites in the diaspora were treated in this office, and I saw the passion, the enthusiasm, the patriotism exhibited by AKISAN members and Lady Itauma’s quest to assist the State attract investors from America,” he stated. Ekuwem lauded AKISAN particularly for bringing medical mission from the United States into the State to provide medical services to the generality of Akwa Ibom People, adding that in all their challenges to get these done, the Governor’s wife, Dr. (Mrs.) Martha Udom Emmanuel was always on hand to receive and assist the Association in all aspects.

While describing the Award as deserving in view of Her Excellency’s selfless service to humanity, the SSG thanked the Association for deeming it necessary to confer the Excellent Award on the first lady.Dr.(Mrs.)Martha Emmanuel.

Presenting the award, the National President of Akwa Ibom State Association of Nigeria USA Inc.(AKISAN), Lady Margaret Itauma noted that the Award was in recognition and appreciation of outstanding leadership and commitment of the Governor’s wife to community service.Lady Itauma who was represented by the President of AKISAN, Atlanta Chapter, Mr. Uwemedimo Umoren, emphasized that the honour was a token of appreciation for the support the wife of the Governor has always given to the Association, adding that the presentation of the Award to Her Excellency was billed for August this year during AKISAN’s National Convention but was delayed due to COVID-19 Pandemic which ravaged the world.

Receiving the Award on behalf of Dr. (Mrs.)Martha Udom Emmanuel, the Commissioner for Women Affairs & Social Welfare, Dr. Ini Adiakpan, kwho described the wife of the Governor as a passionate and caring mother who holds dear to her heart, everything that has to do with women and the vulnerable persons in the State, said the Award will serve as an inspiration for the wife of the Governor to do even more.

The presentation was witnessed by the Personal Assistant to the wife of the Governor, Mrs.Victoria Udokang and some Management Staff of the SSG’S Office.

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Frontier Oil Limited Throws Eket Community Into Darkness …As youths prepare for a showdown

25 Apr

 

 
By Joe Udo
 

For three weeks, since a major oil company, known as Frontier Oil Limited with one of its operational base in Uquo, Esit Eket local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State brought down four electric poles along James Town Road, Ata Idung Afaha Eket that distribute electricity to a community of seven villages in Eket local government area.

Our reporters gathered that barely two days into the protracted weeks of the state government mandatory lockdown and stay-at-home order when a tanker truck of the oil company veered into the line of electric poles while shifting oil and brought down the poles thereby rendering the community in absolute darkness.

Our reporters also gathered that, after the poles bearing the electric cables were destroyed, the driver attempted to run away with the truck but the timely intervention by some vigilant youths foiled his escape. The Police in Eket Division was alerted and they swiftly came and arrested the driver and seized the oil tanker truck.

Speaking to news men on Thursday April 23, relative to the issue, a community leader, Elder Emmanuel Prince Etukudoh said all entreaties to Frontier Oil Limited to restore the poles and bring back power to the affected community fell on deaf ears.

Elder Etukudoh lamented that different food items stored in the cold rooms and fridges have completely been destroyed and made life unbearable for the people living in the community.

“We have made several appeals to Frontier Oil Limited to facilitate the restoration of the poles in order for the community to have electric power again but to no avail.

“Worst still, this happened when the government ordered for lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and the people have stockpiled foods and other essentials to their refrigerators and freezers and now everything have gone spoilt.

“What crime did we commit to merit this suffering?
Yesterday, youths in the area said they were going lead a protest march to the Frontier Oil Limited office to demand for the immediate restoration of power.

“We cannot take this any longer. How can we be suffering from heat and our foods destroyed during this lockdown without any action taken? We give Frontier Oil Limited two days to bring back our light or face the wrath of this community. “ A youth activist, Mr. Iniobong Udoeyo warned.

Frontier Oil Limited in 2019 signed a deal to take over greater part of the oil drilling in Esit Eket in partnership with Seven Uquo Ltd and Accugas Ltd.

Communities most affected are Ikot Afaha, Idung Offiong, Uda-Ikot Afaha, Ikot Abasi, Idung Udo, Idung Usedem – Effoi.

In a related development, a gas company, Savannah Petroleum Limited wrongly quoted in our last publication, said they are not responsible for the falling of the electric poles along James Town Road, Ata Idung Afaha Eket, Akwa Ibom State.

As at the time of filing this report, the affected community was still in darkness and the Frontier Oil tanker with partly blurred registration number PV 6872 was still in the custody of the police in Ikot Udota-Eket.

Update: In a telephone conversation with our reporter, our source averred that Savannah Petroleum Limited, a British firm has nothing to with lifting of diesel or crude oil, and that the company major concentration is gas transportation and other gas related matters, saying that the truck detained by the police at Ikot Udota’s police station does not belong to Savannah Petroleum Limited but Frontier Oil Limited.

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How Captain Iniobong Ekong, Special Aide to Akwa Ibom State Governor Tried To Conceal #LoveAffair By Jailing Mistress

20 May

Captain Iniobong Ekong, the Senior Special Adviser on security matters to the Akwa Ibom state governor, has been reported to be involved in a love affair that went awry.
It was gathered that he had the love affair with one Adiaesup Etukudoh and the affair resulted in pregnancy.
The pregnancy, however, was said to be ‘cryptic’ and hence could not be detected by scans. The result of her pregnancy thus proved to be negative.
She gave birth on the 15th of November 2017.
According to the Etukudoh, the captain was in the know of everything and had given her four hundred thousand Naira (N400,000) to buy things in preparation for the arrival of the kids. When the kids finally arrived, a set of twins, she had called him to come and see the kids but he refused and made no more attempts to cater for their upkeep.

Frustrated by the burden of raising the kids alone, Etukudoh, decided to pay Ekong a visit but was prevented from entering the house and therefore resorted to causing a scene.
Captain Iniobong Ekong, who was out of the country when this happened, decided to file a petition upon hearing about her public outburst.
Ekong then had his lawyer, Bar. Mfon Udeme, put a call through to Etukudoh on the 6th of May 2019 stating that he was interested in opening an account for the kids and she should meet him at Zenith Bank. It, however, turned out to be a ploy by the captain to have her arrested.
Etukudoh was taken to the state police headquarters at Ikot Akpan Abia and was kept there from morning to evening. She was asked to call someone to bail her but she felt it was another ploy in the captain’s grand ‘script’ of getting her jailed . Sensing how serious the matter was, she later considered contacting her mother by 6 pm in the evening which by then was too late for a bail.
There was a twist to the story the next day when she was asked to provide the children for a DNA test before she could be granted bail.
Etukudoh however refused to provide the kids deducing the influence of Captain to have the DNA results doctored in his favour.
She was held behind bars till Monday, 13th of May 2019 and was eventually charged to court without the knowledge of her lawyer, Barr. Ekanem. In court, the magistrate asked that she be remanded in the prison pending the sitting on Wednesday.
After a magistrate sitting on the 15th May, the trial judge said the case was not in his jurisdiction and therefore Etukudoh could not be granted bail. The case has however been transferred to the Director of Public Prosecutions to file charges at the High Court in the state.
Meanwhile, all efforts to contact Captain Iniobong Ekong and his lawyer, Barr. Mfon Udeme, through calls and text messages, proved abortive.

#BREAKINGNews!!! #AKHA PAYS SOLIDARITY VISIT TO GOV UDOM EMMANUEL

6 Aug
#AKHAwithUdom
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In the light of the rumour making the rounds on the defection of former Governor and Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly members, today 6th August 2018, paid a solidarity visit to the state Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel at Government House, Uyo to reaffirmed their unalloyed support to his administration and his second term bid come 2019.
 
The members of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly were led by the Speaker Hon Barr Onofiok Luke on the visit.
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#Istandwithudom!!!
#AKHA4Udom!!!
#Akwaibomisworking!!!

BREAKING: Buhari to visit London on a 10-day #MedicalCheckup Visit.

1 Aug
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President Muhammadu Buhari will begin another round of medical check vacation from Friday.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday.
Adesina said Buhari would be away for 10 working days.
He said Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo would stand as the acting President during the period.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari begins a 10 working-day holiday from August 3, 2018.
“In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, a letter has been transmitted to the President of the Senate, and the Speaker, House of Representatives, to that effect.
“While the President is on vacation, the Vice President will be in an acting capacity as President.
“President Buhari will be in London for the holiday.”
An Aso Rock eye-witness said President Buhari fell twice this week while walking to a conference room for executive briefings and was rushed to the Villa clinic. And Buhari was visibly sick.

TEARS!!! Adams Oshiomhole Hides In Deep Shame, As 13 More #APCchiefsDefect Immediately To PDP

30 Jul

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13 out of the 17 Local Government Chairmen, elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue State, have decamped to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

This came barely 24-hours after the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, boasted that the APC was unshakeable in Benue State, despite Governor Samuel Ortom’s defection.

A total of 13 Local Government Chairmen and 276 Councillors attended the meeting, which was held at the new banquet hall of the Government House, in Makurdi, the State capital.

The Local Government Chairmen who defected are: Anthony Shawon (Guma), Justina Sorka (Buruku), Mwuese Ubebe (Konshisha), Blessing Unogwo (Ado Ado), Virginia Kpindi (Katsina-Ala), and George Alli (Otukpo).

Others are: Comfort Echeoda (Agatu), Francis Ayaga (Gwer west), Uaah Vitalis (Gwer east), Richard Nyajo (Logo), Ibellogo Tor (Tyokaa- Ukum), Adakole Abutu (Ohimini), and Peter Onche (Obi).

The PDP, is now the leading party in Benue State, since it controls two Senatorial Districts, 22 State Constituencies, over 13 Local Government Areas, and the Governorship seat.

BREAKING News!!! I Don’t Know My NYSC Exemption Certificate Was Forged. Someone Did It For Me. – Kemi Adeosun, Finance Minister.

18 Jul
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Kemi Adeosun – Disgraced Minister of Finance

After about two weeks after the abnormalities surrounding the embattled Finance Minister, Ms. Kemi Adeosun, she has broken her silence. Adeosun narrated that she did not apply for the exemption herself and not aware that what the ‘agent’ gave her was not from NYSC.

I was born in London and also had all of my education there. I graduated at 22 and started working immediately. When I returned to Nigeria in the 2000s, I knew about the national labour law requirements, including NYSC participation or exemption, but didn’t know how to go about it.

I relied on 3rd parties to assist and it looks like they took inappropriate steps. I am shocked and equally embarrassed to learn about this. I should have checked before now and I accept the blame for their wrongdoing because they acted on my behalf.

I accept full responsibility for this incident and regret that it even happened in the first place. I am prepared to do whatever that is required to redeem these grave errors.

I regret any inconvenience that this may have caused the government which I currently serve and the good people of Nigeria. Kemi Adeosun
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The Allegation against her has now been proved to be true. Kemi forged her NYSC exemption certificate. She has only one option left and this is to resign.

Group moves against mother who burned daughter with electric iron for stealing N200

7 Jul

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By Itoro BASSEY

A middle-aged woman, Aniedi Etim Akpan, is now talking to members of the Norms Restoration Movement, a group against child abuse, after inflicting serious injuries on her 10-year old daughter, Comfort Usen Okon, for stealing N200, the sum which is less than a dollar.

President of the group, Mr. David John, told Propeller Newspaper, Friday, that investigation had begun into the case, noting that Aniedi’s action was against the rule of law.

John vowed that his organization would do “everything humanly possible” to sanction those responsible for the “ugly and heart touching act”.

Propeller Newspaper gathered on Thursday that Aniedi, an indigene of Ibiaku Itam in Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom State, had plugged an electric iron and pressed the hot surface on Comfort’s body, injuring her on the right leg and face.

The incident was said to have happened immediately after the woman discovered that her money was missing early on Thursday morning.

Aniedi, it was also gathered, left for the Itam market for her trading business after committing the act, leaving the hapless girl to suffer the pains she inflicted on her.

It was the girl’s stepfather who took her to a nearby pharmacy along Calabar/Itu Road for treatment, the place where this reporter met her on the day of the incident.

“She beat me, stripped me naked and dragged me on the floor. The flat stick she uses to cut vegetables was the object she use to hit me on my face and I got injured by my right eye, Comfort said.

“She later plugged the electric iron and pressed it on my face and leg; she did this like four times”, she added.

When this reporter visited the house where Comfort lives with her mother, her step father, whose name could not be ascertained at press time, and a woman who said she was the little girl’s elder sister, said that the missing money was stolen by her, and that she deserved the “punishment”.

The victim, a Primary 5 pupil of RCM Group School, near Itam Itam Police Divisional Headquarters, was still dressed in her school uniform and had not taken breakfast as at 11.30 am on Thursday.

It was this reporter who bought a loaf of bread and a bottle Coca-Cola so that she could eat something before being administered with what the pharmacy attendant called “inflammatory injection” to stop the pain.

Although Comfort denied stealing her mother’s money, she told Propeller Newspaper that anytime money gets missing from her step father’s pocket or in the house, the theft would be attributed to her.

Comfort has an elder sister who is not of the same father as her. Other children who live in the compound had either gone to the market or school at the time this reporter visited.

Shortly after the minor treatment, Comfort willingly led this reporter to her biological father, Usen Okon Etukudoh, a bricklayer who lives just close to where his daughter lives with her mother.

As soon as the girl and this reporter approached her father’s compound at Ikot Ekang Item, very close to Ibiaku Itam, she stopped and pointed out Usen in the group of people who were there.

Usen was visibly angry with seeing injuries on the girl’s face. He said that his daughter had opted to stay with her mother after their separation some years back, but that he would stab his former “wife” with pieces of a broken bottle if anything happens to his daughter.

“Comfort is Aniedi’s second daughter, and the only child she has for me. We were never married. I used to live in her father’s compound as a tenant when her pregnancy occurred ten years ago.

“I have four children now with my current wife. If she comes to live with me, then they will be five altogether. I didn’t ask her to leave my house, she was the one who opted to stay with her mother.

“Whatever wrongdoing that caused her to be treated that way was what she learned from her mother’s house. I have previously warned the woman about this type of maltreatment, I will personally stab her with a broken bottle if something dangerous happens to my child”, Usen said in vernacular.

No one was found at home when this reporter, together with Mr. John of Norms Restoration Movement, visited both houses of Comfort’s parents on Friday morning at exactly 8.45 am. The girl was said to have gone to school at the time.

When the team arrived RCM Group School where neighbours said Comfort would be found, a picture of her taken with a smart mobile phone with the injuries covered with sticking plaster was shown to the headteacher for identification.

After identifying the child, the headteacher led the team to the school’s Primary 5 classroom, but Comfort was absent. It was a promotional examination period. Her classmates said she was also absent on Thursday.

The headteacher, who expressed sadness over Comfort’s condition, said it was not the first time he had noticed injuries and burns on her body.

He said his effort to look into the matter in the past had been unsuccessful because it was only her mother who usually brought her to school.

A request was further made to trace Comforts mother, Aniedi, and the school’s headteacher accepted and released a teacher and Comfort’s friend, the duo who led the team to where her mother trades in the Itam market.

When finally found in one of the shades at the market, Aniedi, after she was shown pictures of Comfort with injuries and plaster on her face, admitted that the girl is her daughter. She appeared unperturbed about the girl’s condition.

The woman who trades in the local gin known as ‘ogogoro’, mixed with herbs, told this reporter that her daughter had been stealing her money several times and that she had to teach her a lesson she would never forget.

Both Aniedi and Usen were served letters of invitation to appear at the Uyo office of Norms Restoration Movement for further findings.

It was observed late on Friday evening that the woman who earlier identified herself as Aniedi’s elder sister also sells ogogoro at the Ikot Ekwere-Itam junction, just by the Motorcycle Park.

one of her customers, unconscious of this reporter’s mission at her marketplace, alleged that Comfort might have been sexually abused in her mother’s compound.

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