Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Akwa Ibom

‘APC planning to take Akwa Ibom by force’

Uche Secondus (pictured left), acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to upturn the governorship election of Akwa Ibom state.Secondus alleged that the Department of State Security (DSS) has become a tool in the hands of the federal government, saying the service had asked some of its personnel to [...]

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    Akwa Ibom assembly dissolves LG councils

Akwa Ibom assembly dissolves LG councils

The Akwa Ibom state house of assembly has dissolved the 31 local government councils in the state.Aniekan Uko, speaker of the assembly, announced this in Uyo, capital of the state, on Thursday, directing the chairmen to handover all government properties to the councils’ head of service by Friday.He said the development was in line with the 1999 constitution as amended, [...]

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    DPR to demolish 150 illegal petrol stations in Akwa Ibom

DPR to demolish 150 illegal petrol stations in Akwa Ibom

Asuquo Antai, controller of operations, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), revealed on Thursday that it would demolish over 150 illegal petrol stations in Akwa Ibom.Antai told NAN that the stations, which were built on unsuitable sites, had no licence to operate.He said though some of the station owners have commenced the regularisation of their documents, the development was unhealthy.“We are [...]

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    I will collapse if I see N5bn, says INEC commissioner

I will collapse if I see N5bn, says INEC commissioner

Austin Okojie, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) of Akwa Ibom state, has denied the allegation that he was offered a bribe of N5billion to rig the forthcoming general election in favour of a particular party.Okojie said this in Uyo on Tuesday during a meeting with accredited media professionals who are in the state for the election.“Five days of my being [...]

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    Gas explosion kills 5 in Akwa Ibom

Gas explosion kills 5 in Akwa Ibom

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has confirmed that five persons died during a gas explosion at Afaha Ukwa in Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom state.Asuquo Antai, DPR’s operations controller in Eket, disclosed this on Thursday during an interview with NAN.While eight persons were involved in the incident, which happened last week, five of them – three males [...]

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    Mass defection looms in Akwa Ibom PDP

Mass defection looms in Akwa Ibom PDP

This is not the best of times for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom state, as its influential members are threatening to pull out of the party over what they described as undemocratic acts of Godswill Akpabio, the governor of the state.The aggrieved members include 22 governorship aspirants, known as G22, all the senators from the state; the [...]

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    Akpabio pardons 8 prisoners, donates N10m to inmates

Akpabio pardons 8 prisoners, donates N10m to inmates

Godswill Akpabio, the governor of Akwa Ibom state, has granted amnesty to eight prisoners serving various sentences in Uyo, Calabar, Ikot-Ekpene and Port Harcourt in the spirit of the New Year celebration.Akpabio made the announcement when he visited Uyo prisons on Friday.He converted the death sentence of six other inmates to life imprisonment and also donated N10 million to other [...]

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    PDP zones Akwa Ibom gov slot to Eket

PDP zones Akwa Ibom gov slot to Eket

The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday announced that it had zoned the Akwa Ibom governorship slot to Eket senatorial district.“After a review of the decision of the enlarged state executive committee of Akwa-Ibom state, the National Working Committee (NWC), has accepted and fully endorsed the decision to zone the Akwa-Ibom state governorship position to Eket senatorial zone,” Olisa Metuh, national [...]

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    Akwa Ibom police ‘foil’ attempt to bomb bridge

Akwa Ibom police ‘foil’ attempt to bomb bridge

The Akwa Ibom state police command on Thursday said it foiled an attempt by two ex-militants to blow up the Calabar/Itu bridge on October 5.Disclosing this at a press conference in Uyo, Gabriel Achong, the commissioner of police in the state, said that on September 20, the command received intelligence report that a group of aggrieved militants were planning to [...]

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September 24, 2018USDGBPEUR
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