Did you miss some of the trending top stories this week? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. We review some of the news articles that resonated with our readers around the country – from Niger Delta News to Akwa Ibom state news, crime, politics, religion and others. Here are some of the trending top stories of the week (22 – 28 November 2020):
1. Seven killed as Boko Haram attacks Borno State Governor again
We brought you a top story about how Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday ambushed an advance team of Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, and killed seven soldiers and members of Civilian-JTF. For more on the details of the attack, click here.
2. Niger Delta: Economic crisis looms as militants blow up Shell/Agip gas pipelines
We brought to you a report on Wednesday about how oil facilities that are owned by Shell/Agip were attacked by unidentified people that shows a sign that militant activities may well be resuming in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria and the economic impact of such occurrence. For more on the story and other stories in the region, click here.
The Nigerian government this week reacted to the deliberations by the United Kingdom parliament on the #EndSARS protest. More on this story can be found here.
4. Three sentenced to death in Akwa Ibom over kidnap of 4-year-old
A court in Akwa Ibom convicted and sentenced 3 people to death over the kidnap of a 4-year old in line with the Akwa Ibom State Internal Security and Enforcement Law, 2009. If you missed it. You can see the details here.
5. Busted: Police kill 2 suspected armed robbers, arrest 8 in Akwa Ibom
Police in Akwa Ibom state killed 2 suspected armed robbers and arrest 8 as the CP vowed to flush out hoodlums in the state. More on the story can be found here.
6. Akwa Ibom State Govt to recruit 1000 teachers
According to the press release signed by the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Ini Ememobong, the state government has ordered the commencement of processes for the employment of 1000 teachers in the state education system. See the full report here.
7. Revealed: How Governor Emmanuel squandered ₦22.609billion to run Govt House, spent ₦35.991billion on AG’s Office
We brought to you the story about how the corrected version of the audited financial report of the Akwa Ibom State Government for the year ended December 31, 2019 published by the office of the State Accountant General revealed that Governor Udom Emmanuel squandered a whopping ₦22.609billion to run the Government House. For more on the story click here.
8. 2019 Budget: Akwa Ibom people demand details of Constituency Projects implementation
The Akwa Ibom state approved budget for constituency projects in 2019 was N1.632 billion, and the actual release was N1.057 billion for constituency projects across the 26 state constituencies as released to the public on November 19, 2020. Resulting from the public release, a cross section of Akwa Ibom State citizens drawn from the 26 state constituencies met in Uyo on November 26, 2020 to review the implementation of State constituency projects in the 2019 fiscal year. And called for the details of the implementation.
See the full report here.
9. Fraud allegation: Plot to sack Auditor General uncovered as ethnic agenda allegedly played out
There are strong indications that the controversies surrounding the multi-billion naira fraud allegations in Akwa Ibom State Government Budget may claim its biggest victim as an alleged sinister plot to oust the State Auditor General, Dr Monday Daniel Akpan was revealed. Full details here.
This week, the Chairman-elect, Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Rt Hon Anthony Luke Udo, inaugurated a transition committee to aid the smooth take-off of the incoming administration of the Council. Read the details here.
New field executives have been appointed into various offices in Ikot Ekpene Executive Council by the Apostolic Church Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State Territory following the demise of the Ikot Ekpene Field Superintendent. More on the story can be found here.
12. Tributes trail Diego Maradona’s demise
Following the demise of world football legend, Diego Maradona infamous for scoring a spectacular “hand of God” goal during the 1986 world cup, tributes poured in from several icons in world football. Read more here.