Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Akwa Ibom

    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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    I will complete viable projects, says Akwa Ibom gov

I will complete viable projects, says Akwa Ibom gov

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, flagged-off his governorship campaign, flaunting his achievements on the saddle in three and a half years.He said he was not elected  to complete “monuments and projects” that are of no economic benefit to the state, but to initiate and complete economically viable projects.This came as Ignatius Edet, the state coordinator of the Buhari [...]

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    I’ll implement new minimum wage, Akwa Ibom gov tells workers

I’ll implement new minimum wage, Akwa Ibom gov tells workers

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has assured workers of the full implementation of the proposed new minimum wage for workers in the state.Emmanuel gave the assurance when he consulted the organised labour unions comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, the Trade Union Congress, TUC and the United Labour Congress, ULC, on his second term ambition.Speaking at the event [...]

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    Don’t establish anti-terrorism unit here, Akwa Ibom warns police

Don’t establish anti-terrorism unit here, Akwa Ibom warns police

The government of Akwa Ibom state has kicked against the setting up of a police anti-terrorism unit (ATU), describing it as a ploy by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to intimidate and arrest members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.In a statement on Thursday, Charles Udoh, commissioner of information, said a functional ATU would arrest anyone on [...]

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    Akwa Ibom: Why Buhari can’t use Godswill Akpabio Stadium for campaign rally

Akwa Ibom: Why Buhari can’t use Godswill Akpabio Stadium for campaign rally

Akwa Ibom state government has disallowed President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) from using the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium for the party’s political rally scheduled for Friday.Monday Uko, the commissioner for sports, in a statement, said the pitch is being maintained and reserved for pre-fixed matches and the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) starting in January.The statement [...]

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    ‘Postpone your visit to Akwa Ibom’ — group writes Buhari

‘Postpone your visit to Akwa Ibom’ — group writes Buhari

The Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to postpone his visit to Akwa Ibom.In an open letter to the president, AILM said the visit scheduled for December 28 would disrupt a revered traditional ceremony.It said the coronation of a king would take place on the day and that the Ibibio, an ethnic group in the state, [...]

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    Emmanuel seeks Buhari’s intervention in Akwa Ibom assembly crisis

Emmanuel seeks Buhari’s intervention in Akwa Ibom assembly crisis

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the crisis rocking the Akwa Ibom state house of assembly.Emmanuel said this at a news conference held at the government lodge in Uyo, the state capital, on Tuesday.He said the state would continue to remain peaceful in spite the siege on assembly.“We are calling [...]

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