The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, has commended the wife of the Governor, Her Excellency, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel, for the state-wide de-worming exercise, which ended last Saturday.

The Commissioner, while speaking in his office, said the de-worming exercise, initiated through the pet project of the First Lady, the Family Enhancement and Youth Reorientation Programme (FEYReP) in partnership with NEIMETH Pharmaceuticals, “is another testimony of the unrelenting efforts of Her Excellency, at promoting the health and total wellbeing of the people.”

Acknowledging the compassion and kind-heartedness of the First Lady, which he said has seen her alleviate the plights of many families, Mr. Umanah recalled that only recently, “Mrs. Udom Emmanuel, through FEYReP, partnered with MTN Foundation to provide free eye glasses, treatments and surgeries for the citizens.”

The Information Boss, who lauded parents and guardians for availing themselves of the opportunity of the de-worming exercise, by making their children and wards available for treatments, noted that the free treatment has positively impacted the wellbeing of Akwa Ibom households in many ways.

Mrs Martha Udom Emmanuel
Mrs Martha Udom Emmanuel

Enumerating the many life-touching programmes so far undertaken by Mrs. Emmanuel, through FEYReP, the Commissioner expressed confidence that “many more innovative programmes will yet come from the stable of Her Excellency towards youth reorientation and comprehensive family empowerment of Akwa Ibom people.”

It would be recalled that Mrs. Udom Emmanuel flagged-off the de-worming exercise in Uyo local government area on Wednesday, February 17, and moved to attend to the people of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District on Thursday February 18. She followed it up with Eket Senatorial District on Friday and rounded-off the exercise with other local government areas in Uyo Senatorial District on Saturday, February 20.

Donald Trump Wins Nevada Republican Primary Controversial property dealer Donald Trump has won the latest round of the Republican primaries in the U.S., taking him one step closer to securing the party’s nomination as their choice to become the next president of the world’s most powerful nation.

He stormed to victory in the state of Nevada, home of the gambling and tourism destination Las Vegas, with 45.9% of the vote, meaning he has now won three out of four states to hold primary elections, “We won with highly educated, we won with poorly educated, I love the poorly educated!” Trump said in his victory speech, which was met with huge applause.

Mr. Aniekan Umanah, Commissioner for Information and Communications, Akwa Ibom State
Mr. Aniekan Umanah, Commissioner for Information and Communications, Akwa Ibom State

His closest rivals, moderate and presumed establishment nominee Marco Rubio, and combative arch-conservative Ted Cruz, trailed behind with 23.9% and 21.4% respectively.

However, Trump’s victory was marred by some accusations of vote tampering, after some reports emerged of double voting and ballot stuffing.

Nevada is often a battleground in U.S. presidential elections as it is a swing-state which has voted for different parties in various elections throughout American history.

The state has a large ethnic Hispanic population as well, who despite Trump’s pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border if elected, turned out in droves to vote for the firebrand New Yorker.

He has also promised to ban all Muslim immigration to the U.S. and increased military action against the so-called Islamic State.

Primaries are the first contests in the US presidential race in which states decide who becomes each party’s official candidate.

Each primary race is run by state governments and voting is done in a secret ballot and they earn delegates for the winning candidates who then vote for them at party conventions in July in which the final candidates are formally confirmed.

After each party has chosen a candidate, the nation will vote on who becomes the next president on November 8 this year.


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