Thursday, April 2, 2020

Akwa Ibom

    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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    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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