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Coloured Water: Calabar Residents Shocked

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Residents of Calabar were shocked on Thursday to find coloured water flowing from their taps after more than several weeks of being cut off from public water supply

Calabar, the Cross River State capital, had experienced irregular supply of potable water for over one year, leaving residents to scout for water from available borehole facilities owned by individuals.

The supply is coming almost a year after same thing happened in March 2017 that lasted for some days.

Areas that got coloured water supply include Eta-Agbor, Ekpo Abasi, Mayne Avenue, Marian Road and State Housing.

Thursday’s supply of coloured water sparked controversy as residents blamed the management o f the Cross River State Water Board Limited for incompetence.

Members of the state House of Assembly had recently slammed the agency for poor performances, but the management of the board blamed its shortcoming on lack of funding.

A resident of Mayne Avenue, Mr. Emeka Ndubuisi, lamented that it would have been better to remain without water than to supply one that was likely to be injurious to consumers’ health.

“We have tried to cope with this irregular supply of water in Calabar for more than one year. It was a shock to find coloured water flowing from the taps on Thursday. It was like that for more than five hours and it showed that those managing water supply in the state are playing with people’s lives,” he said.

But the CRSWBL blamed the supply of coloured water on what it called “flushing of storage tank and pipe network”.

Managing Director of CRSWBL, Dr. Godwin Igile, gave an instant assurance that potable water would be restored on that same day.

In his statement, Igile said, “Please rest assured that management is doing everything possible to ensure restoration of regular clean, potable water before evening fall.”

As at 6.30pm on Thursday, coloured water was still being pumped to residents, while water supply stopped altogether on Friday.

 

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BREAKING: Inspector caught helping PDP thugs to brand private vehicles in Police colour

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Exposed: A’Ibom PDP Plot Thugs, Militants in APC colours

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Intelligence reaching Akwa Ibom INFO reveals that the PDP in the state has concluded plans to use APC colours, tags and other markers on buses and other vehicles conveying PDP thugs on illegal election missions to create false impression and shift blame on election violence in the state on the APC.

Security agencies in the state are hereby notified of the evil plot of the PDP against peaceful elections in the state on Saturday.

On the eve of the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections of last Saturday, security agents arrested more than 500 thugs from different parts of the state.

Investigations and confessional statements by the captured thugs reveal that the ciminals were brought into Akwa Ibom from neighbouring states by leaders of the PDP.

The Inspector General of Police and all the security formations in the state are hereby notified of the plan by the PDP to disrupt the upcoming elections and cause a breakdown of law and order in the state during and after the elections.

Signed:
Akwa Ibom State APC Media Committee

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BREAKING: Arrested PDP thugs moved to Police Headquarters Abuja

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Some hoodlums who were hired by PDP chieftains to unleash mayhem during last Saturday botched Presidential and National Assembly elections have been moved to the Police Headquarters in Abuja for interrogation.

This is as the sponsors of the violence may have gone underground to evade Police arrest even as the Police have vowed to redouble their efforts and track them down and arrest them to explain their roles in the burning of vehicles which conveyed electoral officials and materials.

Top Police sources said three key members of the Governor Udom Emmanuel administration in Akwa Ibom State, have been linked to the mayhem that was visited on the people of Obot Akara Local Government Area of the state on the eve of the rescheduled presidential election.

According to confessional statements made to the Police by some of the  thugs at the Police Area Command in Ikot Ekpene on Saturday, the hoodlums have indicted three top officials who are wanted to shed more light on their roles in sponsoring militants.

The mayhem, which left four people dead and vehicles completely burnt on the eve of the rescheduled presidential election in the council was carried out by hoodlums imported into the state by three top officials who are indigenes of the senatorial district.

The Police in Akwa Ibom state had arrested over 400 thugs and militants imported into the state by chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party to assist them in ballot box snatching and intimidation of voters.

Parading the suspects at the Police Area Command in Ikot Ekpene, a Police man who pleaded not to be named, disclosed to newsmen that the hoodlums were rounded up at Nto Ndang, Obot Akara after they got hint of their activities at the INEC office.

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu is said to have ordered a crack down on perpetrators of election violence and their sponsors. We gathered that those arrested with arms would be treated as terrorists and would be eventually arraigned in court.

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NDLEA intercepts 581 million Tramadol tablets in 2 days

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has seized 241 million Tramadol tablets in 11 containers, weighing 118 metric tonnes.

Head of Public Affairs of the agency, Mr Jonah Achema, said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja that the seizure was made at the Apapa Port in Lagos.

The agency had earlier uncovered 340 million Tramadol tablets in 12 containers on November 15 at the port.

The containers had been on the watch-list of the NDLEA since November 2017.

They were taken to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for search, based on the agency’s reasonable suspicion that they contained the drug.

Achema said that there were 39 more containers that were lined up for search as the agency strongly suspected that they contained illicit drugs.

“This brings to 581 million Tramadol tablets uncovered within two days of the search. The search is still ongoing. We shall continue tomorrow as well,” he said.

Achema added that the agency would not relent until the country was freed from drug abuse and consumption.

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