Ebong Udoma

Senior reporter

Ebong is WSHU’s award winning Connecticut State Capitol reporter.  He worked at the NPR National News Desk as part of NPR’s diversity initiative and he is a regular contributor of spot news to NPR.   Ebong has covered presidential visits and high profile political races such as former wrestling executive Linda McMahon's two unsuccessful bids for the US Senate. He has also covered several state and municipal corruption trials in Connecticut including one that led to the resignation of former Governor John Rowland. Ebong keenly follows developments with Native American tribes in Connecticut and produced an award-winning feature on the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. He also covered political transitions in Nigeria in 1993 and 1999 for Pacifica Network News. Prior to joining WSHU in 1994, Ebong was an award-winning reporter with the Connecticut Post.

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In the second installment of our Friday series on regional politics, WSHU Senior Capitol Reporter Ebong Udoma speaks with Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser to bring listeners up to speed on the issue of taxes in Connecticut.

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WSHU Senior Capitol Reporter Ebong Udoma recently sat down with Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser to shed some light on the budget battle between Connecticut Governor Malloy and the state’s hospitals.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says that his administration has started the process to lay off some state employees to try and help close the state’s budget gap.

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In recent months there's been an uptick in suicide attacks by the extremist group Boko Haram in Nigeria and its neighbor to the east Chad. One attack that has been attributed to Boko Haram even occurred in the capitol city, Abuja. The Obama Administration has now increased military aid to the region to help fight Boko Haram by sending advisory troops Cameroon, another neighboring country to Nigeria.

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Voters in Nigeria elected a new president this week.  Muhammadu Buhari won a decisive victory against incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, getting almost 55 percent of the vote to Jonathan's 45 percent.  Buhari's victory made history in Nigeria.  He became the first opposition party candidate to win an election.