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    Court of appeal upholds election of Akwa Ibom gov

Court of appeal upholds election of Akwa Ibom gov

The court of appeal sitting in Calabar, Cross River state, has affirmed the victory of Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom in the March 9 gubernatorial election.Emmanuel, who ran under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), defeated Nsima Ekere, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, in the March election.However, Ekere challenged his victory at the tribunal but lost.The [...]

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    Police seal off church where Akwa Ibom gov worships

Police seal off church where Akwa Ibom gov worships

The police in Akwa Ibom have sealed off Qua Iboe Church on 112 Ikot Ekpene road, Uyo, the state capital.Udom Emmanuel, governor of the state, worships at the church.Zaki Ahmed, commissioner of police in Akwa Ibom, said the church was shut to prevent further clash among its members.Ahmed told reporters there was clash among the worshippers on Sunday, disclosing that [...]

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    Journalist imprisoned for ‘taking pictures’ of Akwa Ibom task-force officials

Journalist imprisoned for ‘taking pictures’ of Akwa Ibom task-force officials

Mary Ekere, a journalist in Akwa Ibom state, has been remanded in prison for allegedly taking photos of task-force officials who were raiding a city spot.The task force is said to be under the environmental & waste management agency of the state headed by Prince Ikim.Ekere, who covers the state house of assembly for The Post, a local newspaper, is [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gov: The problem in Nigeria is not unemployment but capacity building

Akwa Ibom gov: The problem in Nigeria is not unemployment but capacity building

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has called on relevant authorities in the nation's education sector to consider restructuring the system to meet current realities.The governor said this while addressing participants at the concluding session of the first Akwa Ibom education summit.Emmanuel said education must be tailored towards producing entrepreneurs and craftsmen in vocations that will add value to [...]

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    ICPC recovers hospital equipment meant for constituency project from ‘Akpabio’s foundation’

ICPC recovers hospital equipment meant for constituency project from ‘Akpabio’s foundation’

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it has recovered hospital equipment meant for constituency project on the premises of Mma Obot Foundation.The Mma Obot Foundation is allegedly owned by Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom.In a statement by Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC's spokesperson, the commission said the items were recovered during its ongoing tracking of constituency [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gov asks lawmakers to probe assault on man who ‘insulted’ LG chairman

Akwa Ibom gov asks lawmakers to probe assault on man who ‘insulted’ LG chairman

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has asked the state assembly to probe the assault on a man who was attacked for allegedly insulting a local government chairman in the state.A video, which captured two men flogging a man whom they accused of insulting Imoh Williams, chairman of Abak local government area in the state, went viral on Wednesday.While [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gov suspends LG commission chair over ‘unauthorised recruitment’

Akwa Ibom gov suspends LG commission chair over ‘unauthorised recruitment’

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has suspended Valentine Attah, chairman, local government service commission, from office with immediate effect.Attah’s suspension was contained in a press statement titled “suspension from office” and dated May 15.The statement was signed by Emmanuel Ekuwem, the secretary to the state government, and made available to journalists in Uyo on Thursday.Ekuwem said the suspension [...]

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    EFCC vs Usoro: Court vacates bench warrant against Akwa Ibom officials

EFCC vs Usoro: Court vacates bench warrant against Akwa Ibom officials

A federal high court in Lagos has vacated the bench warrant issued against three government officials of Akwa Ibom state who were accused of money laundering.On March 1, Mohammed Aikawa, the presiding judge, had ordered the arrest of Nsikan Nkan, commissioner for finance; Uwemedimo Nwoko, attorney-general and commissioner for justice; Mfon Udomah, accountant-general of the state and Margaret Ukpe, an [...]

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    EXTRA: We wrestled against powers, principalities, says Akwa Ibom gov

EXTRA: We wrestled against powers, principalities, says Akwa Ibom gov

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, says that he wrestled not against human flesh but what he described as ‘powers and principalities’ during the just concluded governorship election in the state.Emmanuel made this statement during a thanksgiving service to celebrate his reelection as the governor of the state at the Godswill Akpabio international stadium, Uyo, the state capital, on [...]

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    Idongesit Nkanga: Our people voted for liberation of Akwa Ibom

Idongesit Nkanga: Our people voted for liberation of Akwa Ibom

Idongesit Nkanga, chairman of the campaign organisation of Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, says the people of the state voted for liberation.Emmanuel defeated Nsima Ekere of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election.At a programme in Uyo, the state capital, Nkanga commended the people for defying intimidation and harassment to vote for Emmanuel whom he [...]

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    Court orders INEC not to recognise APC guber candidate in A’Ibom

Court orders INEC not to recognise APC guber candidate in A’Ibom

The federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to recognise Nsima Ekere as governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Akwa Ibom state.Taiwo Taiwo, the presiding  judge, gave the order in a suit filed by one Victoria Edwar-Ekpo.The development comes hours after a magistrate court in Port Harcourt issued a warrant for [...]

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    PDP accuses APC of hiring thugs to disrupt Akwa Ibom guber poll

PDP accuses APC of hiring thugs to disrupt Akwa Ibom guber poll

The Divine Mandate Campaign Organisation has accused Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), of importing thugs from Edo to disrupt the forthcoming governorship election in Akwa Ibom state.In a statement on Wednesday, Otuekong Ibiok, spokesperson of the campaign organisation for the re-election of Udom Emmanuel, the governor, alleged that the thugs were on assignment to "exterminate" [...]

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    Group asks security agencies to protect INEC facilities in Akwa Ibom

Group asks security agencies to protect INEC facilities in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM) has called on security agencies to protect officials of the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC) and its facilities from being destroyed.In a statement by Emmanuel Sam, leader of the group, AILM said the supporters of some politicians who are not satisfied with the outcome of Saturday’s elections are seeking to foment trouble.The group alleged that miscreants [...]

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    Police say Akwa Ibom politicians have filled state with thugs

Police say Akwa Ibom politicians have filled state with thugs

Bashir Makama, commissioner of police in Akwa Ibom state, has accused politicians of importing thugs into the state to disrupt the general election.Speaking on Tuesday at a meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and political stakeholders in Uyo, the state capital, Makama asked the residents to report any suspected political thug to the police in order to ensure [...]

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    Akpabio has threatened to ‘capture Akwa Ibom in three hours’

Akpabio has threatened to ‘capture Akwa Ibom in three hours’

Charles Udoh, Akwa Ibom state commissioner for information, says Godswill Akpabio, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has threatened to capture the state within three hours.In a statement on Tuesday, Udoh said the government had uncovered plots by the APC to cause violence and rig the elections in the state.He accused Akpabio and Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the [...]

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    A’Ibom PDP raises the alarm over ‘plot to arrest’ top members

A’Ibom PDP raises the alarm over ‘plot to arrest’ top members

The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) to frame up, arrest and detain critical stakeholders of the party throughout the electioneering season.The party said it has information that plans have been concluded to ensure that during APC rallies, buses branded as [...]

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