Saturday, April 4, 2020

Akwa Ibom

    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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Police arrest suspected cultists in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom Command of Nigeria Police Force on Sunday arrested 63 persons, suspected to be members of ‘Black Axe,’ a cult group. DSP Etim Dickson, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), announced this while briefing newsmen in Uyo. He said that the suspected cult members were arrested during their initiation at Effoi village forest, near Eket. Etim disclosed that some of [...]

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