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Akwa Ibom state governor sacks cabinet


Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state sacked his cabinet at the weekend.
This was contained in a statement issued in Uyo on Saturday by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Etekamba Umoren.
Umoren directed Permanent Secretaries to take over from the commissioners pending formation of a new cabinet.
According to the statement, the governor expressed gratitude to the outgoing cabinet members for their services to the state.
Majority of the outgoing commissioners had been in the state executive council since 2007, when Senator Godswill Akpabio was governor.
No reason was given for the sack.
Those sacked are Mr Uwemedimo Nwoko, Attorney-General/Commissioner for Justice; Mr Akan Okon, Commissioner for Finance, and Dr Mathew Ekaette, Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Others are Mr Ephraim Inyang-eyen, Commissioner for Works; Prince Godwin Ntukude,  Transport; Aniekan Akpan, Education; Dr Dominic Ukpong, Health, Uwem Ita Etuk, Lands/Town Planning; and Mr Enobong Uwah, Housing and Urban Renewal.
Also affected in the dissolution order are Dr Iniobong Essien, Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources; Mr Aniekan Umanah, Information and Communications; Victor Antai, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; Emmanuel Enoidem, Investment, Commerce and Industry; Ekong Sampson, Rural Development, and Dr Emmanuel Ating Onwioduokit, Economic Planning and Development.
The other affected cabinet members were Dr Elizabeth Obot, Commissioner for Science and Technology; Otuekong Udo-Ibiok, Culture and Tourism; Dr Glory Edet, Women Affairs and Social Welfare; Monday Uko, Youths and Sports, and Etido Inyang, Special Duties.
Meanwhile the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the dissolution as an exercise long overdue.
Reacting to the development, the state chapter of the APC, through its Publicity Secretary, Chief Ita Awak, admitted to  Daily Sun “the dissolution is the exclusive prerogative of the governor, however, this is clearly six months overdue.
“If you may recall, when Emmanuel populated his first executive council with more than 70 percent of people who were in Akpabio’s administration, there was deep disappointment because our people saw alarming proof of stranglehold on governor Emmanuel and his new government.
“For the sake of Akwa Ibom people, it is hoped that Emmanuel will henceforth run an accountable, transparent and honest government. It is our hope that the governor will find the wisdom to appoint a Finance commissioner who will, quarterly, tell Akwa Ibom people how government is spending our commonwealth; an Information commissioner who will not peddle falsehood and engage in the shameless release of serial lies; commissioners whose children would be in public schools government claims is enjoying qualitative and free education.
“All said, it is from the composition of the next cabinet that it will be clear if government has turned a new leaf,” Awak said.
But,  former chairman of Labour Party in the state, Mr Etim Stern said it would not be out of place for the new cabinet to have some members of the opposition parties when constituted.
“As it stands, everything boils down to PDP arrangement because the government does not recognise any opposition…”
The governor is PDP. So it does not recognise any other party apart from PDP. The governor is supposed to co-opt members of other political parties into his government, because the way he is doing it; it is like he hates opposition. When constituting the next cabinet, it would be a welcome development if he can recognize the opposition,” Stern said.

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12-year-old boy kills landlady as condition to be initiated into a cult

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A 12-year-old boy, who allegedly robbed and killed his landlady at Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, was among those paraded for various offences by the state Police Command, yesterday.


The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Mohammed, who briefed reporters on the arrest of over 60 kidnappers, robbers, murderers, cultists and ritualists in the last three weeks, said the teenager confessed that he committed the act because a cult group told him that one of the conditions for initiation was that he must have been involved in a criminal act.

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Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, comes to Falz defence with regards to statement about glorifying fraudsters

Asisat Oshoala

Nigerian professional footballer, Asisat Oshoala, who plays as a forward in the Chinese Women’s Super league for Dalian Quanjian F.C., took to her Instagram to express deep concern about how people are now proud to be fraudsters.



In Falz’ defense, she insisted fraudsters shouldn’t be glorified.

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Zimbabwean Church leader in s*x scandal as photos naked photos and sex acts with 33 girls is exposed

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A Zimbabwean church leader, Nyasha Light Nyatsungo is enmeshed in a sex scandal and might also be facing legal action, after his ex-girlfriend flooded social media with his nude photo.
It was gathered that the Nyatsungo allegedly sent a nude picture of his Cape Town based ex–side chick, Shingi Mavenge, to his other girlfriend only identified as Beula who later broadcasted it on social media.
According to H-Metro, in an apparent fit of rage, Mavenge posted a WhatsApp chat she had with Nyatsungo’s wife identified as Nyasha Nhahumbi as well as a group chat with some of her former lover’s concubines.
According to Mavenge, she has gotten information that Nyatsungo has at least 33 girlfriends and has ditched his wife of eight years.
She adds that Nyatsungo bedded a girl who was their neighbour as well.
Mavenge said that the church leader’s wife revealed that they even consulted their local pastor in Mutare who failed in his attempts to mend Nyatsungo’s ways.
According to H-Metro, Nyatsungo, a married father of two, has denied ever circulating the picture, labelling Mavenge as a bitter woman whom he just flirted with on Facebook and nothing more.
“This Nyasha guy must be stopped in his tracks. He is going to pay for all the damage that he has done to me. He was the only one who had that leaked picture and I am shocked why he would forward it to some other girl,” fumed Mavhenge who is working on taking legal action.
“I started dating this guy in 2015 and never knew he was married. He lied.”  fumed Mavenge yesterday.
“That guy is full of lies and at some point, we opened a group chat with his wife and some of his girlfriends. He normally targets single mothers” added Mavenge.
H-Metro was furnished with six other cellphone numbers of his girlfriend that include Fadzai, Mutsa, Essy, Juliana, Barbra among others. Mutsa confirmed she once had a relationship with Nyatsungo have since terminated it since she discovered he was married.
Mavenge confirmed they met once in Johannesburg when she had to fly from Cape Town to meet her man sometime in April.
“That night he didn’t even have money. I had to pay the R800 for the accommodation as he had no money. He wanted to have sex with me but I flatly refused. He even wanted it without protection and I said No. he looked terrible with clothes in a plastic shopping bag. I want to write a letter to Pastor Rex who is the head of (the church) in Harare so that this guy be stopped with his tricks and lies,” added Mavenge.
When contacted over the phone in Mutare Nyatsungo confirmed he knew Mavenge but never had a relationship with her.
“I know her and we once flirted on Facebook. We never had a relationship as she is alleging. I don’t know why she is bitter. I haven’t seen the nude pictures she is talking about but I heard about it from Beula. We live in a democratic country. She can go ahead and sue me if she feels her rights have been infringed upon. All the allegations she is making are false and I don’t know her motive in trying to tarnish my image,” said Nyatsungo.
He said he was still with his wife whose phone rang without response yesterday afternoon. Despite his denials, H-metro was furnished with pictures of Nyatsungo and Mavenge, the time they met in April.

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