Saturday, 3 December 2016

NUJ To Honour Udom, Rochas , Makarfi, Aniekan Uko

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, Governor of Imo State, Dr Rochas Okorocha, former Governor of Kaduna State and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Ahmed Makarfi, Sen Godswill Akpabio, the immediate past Speaker of The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Uko are among eminent personalities billed to be honoured by the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ, Akwa Ibom State Council at the 2016 NUJ Press Week slated to start Monday 5th to 11th December 2016.
The event will also witness Journalists honoured in various categories of Awards to include: Editor of the Year, Reporter of the year (Print and Electronic),Crime/Investigative Reporter of the year, Feature Writer of the Year, Sports Writer of the Year, Legislative Reporter of the Year, Online Reporter of the Year, Health/Population Reporter of the Year.
Other categories include:
Newspaper of the Year
Broadcast Station of the Year (Radio)
Broadcast Station of the Year (TV)
Independent Producer of the Year
Information Officer of the Year
The event which has the theme: Akwa Ibom Media and the challenge of Development Journalism has schedule of activities to include: Day One/Two (5th- 6th December, 2016)- Seminar/ Lectures and a session with Exxon Mobil Nig. Unlimited at NUJ Press Centre, Information Drive, Uyo. Time 8:30am.
Day Three (7th December, 2016)- Inspection of Government Projects across the State. Time 10am.
Day Four (8th December, 2016)- Visit to orphanages and Novelty Football match between Female Journalists and Female Lawyers at Technical College, Ewet Offot. Time 3:30pm.
Day Five (9th December, 2016) Dinner/ Award Night at Emerald Event Centre, Edet Akpan Avenue, Uyo. Time 6pm.
Day Six (10th December, 2016)- Road Walk along major streets in Uyo. Time 6am.
Day Seven (11th December, 2016)- Thanksgiving Service at The Apostolic Church, Ewet Offot District, Uyo. Time 9am.
The Press Week Chairman urges all Journalists in the State to partake meaningfully in the week with the assurance that what has been put in place promises to make this year's edition the best so far held.
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Photos: Don Jazzy,Tiwa Savage & Dr Sid At The Experience 2016

Mavin boss Don Jazzy,Dr Did,Tiwa Sawage and others attended an event tagged 'The Experience 2016' last night.They were pictured goofing around as gospel music was played at the event. See photos
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Chelsea Defeats Manchester City 1-3 In Their Home

Looks like Chelsea is really 'hotting' this season. The outcome of their match today with Man City is fantastic, to say the least. How do you beat a team like Manchester City 1-3 at home?

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Photos: ADC to Chief of Army Staff & Ali Modu Sheriff's Daughter Set To Tie The Knot

One of Northern Nigeria's most handsome and eligible bachelors, Ronnie Dankabo is about to get married!

The groom-to-be who is in his early 30's has achieved quite a lot for himself. He is the ADC to Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai and is a well respected Captain in the Nigerian Army.

His bride-to-be Halima Sheriff is the daughter of former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff. She is a Fashion Designer and a graduate of the Canadian University in Dubai.

The couple will be getting married this December. See more photos below:

Photos: @maktoubng / @bighstudios

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Photos:Blac Chyna And Her Massive Butt Steps Out With her son

New mum Blac Chyna was seen taking her son to a dentist in LA on Thursday morning....paparazzi kinda focused on her More photos after the cut...

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China Protests against Trump’s call with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen

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China on Saturday lodged a diplomatic protest after US President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the “petty” move.
The 10-minute telephone call with Taiwan’s leadership was the first by a U.S president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979, acknowledging Taiwan as part of “one China”.
China’s Foreign Ministry said it had lodged “stern representations” with what it called the “relevant U.S. side”, urging the careful handling of the Taiwan issue to avoid any unnecessary disturbances in ties.
“The one China principle is the political basis of the China-U.S. relationship,’’ it said.
The wording implied the protest had gone to the Trump camp, but the ministry provided no explanation.
Speaking earlier, hours after Friday’s telephone call, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pointedly blamed Taiwan for the exchange, rather than Trump.
“This is just the Taiwan side engaging in a petty action, and cannot change the ‘one China’ structure already formed by the international community. I believe that it will not change the longstanding ‘one China’ policy of the United States government,’’ Wang said at an academic forum in Beijing.
In comments at the same forum, Wang noted how quickly President Xi Jinping and Trump had spoken by telephone after Trump’s victory, and that Trump had praised China as a great country.
Wang said that exchange had sent “a very positive signal about the future development of Sino-U.S. relations”.
According to an official Chinese transcript, Taiwan was not mentioned in that call.
Trump said on Twitter that Tsai had initiated the call he had with the Taiwan president.
“The President of Taiwan called me today to wish my congratulations on winning the Presidency, thank you!’’ he said.
Alex Huang, a spokesman for Tsai, said of course both sides agreed ahead of time before making contact.
“Trump and Tsai noted that close economic, political and security ties exist between Taiwan and the U.S.,’’ the Trump transition team said in a statement.
Taiwan’s presidential office said the two discussed strengthening bilateral interactions and establishing closer cooperation.
Report says China considers Taiwan a wayward province and has never renounced the use of force to bring it under its control.
However, relations between the two sides have worsened since Tsai, who heads the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, was elected president in January.
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Photos of Ayo Fayose on a motorcycle in Ado Ekiti

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, boarded a commercial motorcylce after inspecting some projects in the state capital, Ado Ekiti, Friday. Another photo after the cut..

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Low Turnout Mars Ifako Ijaye House Of Reps Poll

Voters in Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency of Lagos State came out in trickles early on Saturday as the by-election for their new representative in the House of Representatives got underway.
The by-election, organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is taking place following the death of Mr Elijah Adewale, who represented the constituency in the House of Representatives in Abuja on July 20.

In some polling units visited in Ifako-Ijaiye early Saturday, few voters were seen waiting to cast their votes, hours after the polls opened at 8.00a.m.

As at 10 a.m, only four voters were seen on queue, out of the 1006 voters registered to cast their ballot at Polling Unit 001, Ward-3 at Bishop Oluwole Memorial PrimarySchool in Iju Area.

At the polling unit 010, Old Akute Junction, some 30 voters, out of 1086 registered voters, were seen on the queue as at 10.30 a.m.

In some polling units in Ogba, as at 9.45 a.m, voters were yet to arrive, with only INEC officials and party agents seen on ground.

As at 9.45 a.m in Polling Unit 19, Ward 7, INEC officials were on ground but accreditation and voting had not commenced.

Also in Polling Unit 18 Ward 7, as at 9 a.m, voting had not started, and INEC officials were seen trying to settle down for the day’s business.

At Polling Unit 009 Ward 06 on Lucas Street, voter accreditation started around 9.30 a.m., and many voters were seen waiting to cast their votes.

Speaking to NAN, some party agents complained of late arrival of materials and polling officers, saying they had to wait for INEC staff.
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Mavins Crew Throws Welcome Party For Inyanya

Mavin crew hosted Iyanya to Mavin activation welcome party at Escapelagos.The party was to welcome Iyanya to Mavin Record label.

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Photos: Gov Nasir El-Rufai ‏At His Deputy's Daughter's Wedding Ceremony

Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Barnabas Yusuf Bala gave out his daughter's hand in Marriage today, in Kaduna.

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