Saturday, February 16, 2019

Akwa Ibom

    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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    Akwa Ibom gov storms assembly amid ‘plot to impeach him’

Akwa Ibom gov storms assembly amid ‘plot to impeach him’

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, stormed the state house of assembly on Tuesday as five lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were allegedly plotting to oust him.The house has been enmeshed in a crisis since some of its members defected to the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Nse Ntuen of the APC and Onofiok Luke of [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gets new police commissioner amid state assembly crisis

Akwa Ibom gets new police commissioner amid state assembly crisis

Musa Kimo has assumed duty as the new commissioner of police in Akwa Ibom.He succeeded Bassey Abang, who has been redeployed from the state.Odiko Macdon, the command’s public relations officer, made the disclosure in Uyo on Friday.He said in a statement: “The Akwa Ibom State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim [...]

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    Akwa Ibom tackles IGP over removal of police commissioner

Akwa Ibom tackles IGP over removal of police commissioner

The Akwa Ibom state government has accused Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, of mischief over the removal of John Abang, commissioner of police in the state.Abang was redeployed from the state after the crisis which rocked the state house of assembly.Suspected thugs had invaded the assembly over the attempt to declare the seats of some lawmakers vacant.In a statement, Charles [...]

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    Confusion in Akwa Ibom assembly as sacked lawmakers ‘remove’ speaker

Confusion in Akwa Ibom assembly as sacked lawmakers ‘remove’ speaker

Five lawmakers in Akwa Ibom house of assembly say they have elected Nse Ntuen, member representing Essien Udim constituency, as the new speaker.The seats of the lawmakers, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC), had earlier in the day been declared vacant by the assembly.Speaking with journalists, Ntuen said the decision to change the [...]

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    Tension in Akwa Ibom as ‘thugs’ invade state assembly

Tension in Akwa Ibom as ‘thugs’ invade state assembly

The Akwa Ibom state house of assembly was on Monday invaded by suspected thugs.The suspected thugs reportedly prevented the lawmakers from gaining access into the assembly premises.The development is said to be connected with a court order declaring vacant the seat of Idongesit Ituen, member representing Itu constituency.Ituen was recently sacked as a member of the state assembly by the [...]

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    Akwa Ibom deputy governor attacked in Akpabio’s hometown

Akwa Ibom deputy governor attacked in Akpabio’s hometown

Moses Ekpo, deputy governor of Akwa Ibom, and some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders were attacked in  Essien Udim, hometown of Governor Godswill Akpabio, former governor of the state, on Tuesday.Ekpo had led some members of his party to receive some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who defected to the PDP.The occasion held at the Unity Hall, of [...]

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    Akwa Ibom governor: Good leaders don’t kill to serve their people

Akwa Ibom governor: Good leaders don’t kill to serve their people

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, says leaders who have the interest of the people at heart do not kill to serve.Emmanuel said this at an event in Uyo, the state capital, on Thursday.The governor said he had information that some groups of people were planning to foment trouble in the state during the general election.There have been reports [...]

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    A’Ibom commissioner: Recruitment into civil service not political

A’Ibom commissioner: Recruitment into civil service not political

Charles Usoh, commissioner of information in Akwa Ibom state, says the ongoing recruitment into the state civil service is not politically motivated.Reacting to critics who said the administration of Udom Emmanuel, governor of the state, embarked on the exercise to brighten the chances of Emmanuel for a second term, Udoh said the recruitment was meant to fill existing vacancies in the civil [...]

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    APC planning to cause violence in Akwa Ibom, says governor

APC planning to cause violence in Akwa Ibom, says governor

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to cause violence in the state.Speaking with reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday, the governor said he had been briefed on the alleged plans but they will all end in futility.Udom said the [...]

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