Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Enelamah represents Buhari at commissioning of Akwa Ibom flood control project

Enelamah represents Buhari at commissioning of Akwa Ibom flood control project

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned an erosion and flood control project in Akpene Eket, Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom state.The project is one of the 26 federal government ecological intervention projects for the second quarter of 2017.Represented by Okey Enelamah, minister of industry, trade and investment, the president said his administration is committed to ensuring fair treatment for [...]

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    Ex-deputy governor of Akwa Ibom threatens to expose Akpabio

Ex-deputy governor of Akwa Ibom threatens to expose Akpabio

Chris Ekpenyong, a former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state, has threatened to release "damning records of secret deals" by Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of the state.Ekpenyong, who was removed from office in 2005, said this while warning Akpabio to stop attacking him.Akpabio was alleged to have said Ekpenyong deceived him into defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    Akpabio still under investigation, says Magu

Akpabio still under investigation, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Godswill Akpabio, former minority leader of the senate, is still under investigation.Akpabio, who left office as governor of Akwa Ibom state in 2015, had been grilled on several occasions by the EFCC over allegations of fraud.Leo Ekpenyong, a lawyer and activist, had petitioned the anti-graft agency, accusing [...]

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    Dominic Ubong Essien: Hope for Ikot Abasi federal constituency

Dominic Ubong Essien: Hope for Ikot Abasi federal constituency

BY KUFRE CARTER Dominic Ubong Essien  (DUE) was born into the family of Bernadette and Henry Etuk Essien of Ata Minya in Mkpat Enin local government area of Akwa Ibom State. He has his early education at St. Gregory's College, Lagos. He then proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Massive crowd as Akwa Ibom governor declares for second term

PHOTOS: Massive crowd as Akwa Ibom governor declares for second term

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom, has declared his interest in seeking another term in office.The governor, who has been at loggerhead with his predecessor, Godswill Akpabio, made his intention known on Friday in Uyo.Governors and top leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attended the declaration.Below are pictures:[...]

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    EFCC charges senator to court for ‘receiving N254m bribe’ from Omokore

EFCC charges senator to court for ‘receiving N254m bribe’ from Omokore

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday filed charges at an Ikeja high court against Albert Bassey, a serving senator, for allegedly receiving 12 cars as bribes worth N254 million.Bassey, 45, who is representing Akwa-Ibom north-east, allegedly received the vehicles between 2010 and 2014 from Olajide Omokore, a businessman, when he (Bassey) served as the Akwa-Ibom commissioner for finance.The [...]

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    PHOTOS: Akpabio supporters ‘conduct funeral’ for PDP in Akwa Ibom

PHOTOS: Akpabio supporters ‘conduct funeral’ for PDP in Akwa Ibom

Godswill Akpabio, former minority leader of the senate, defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday.During the mega rally to welcome Akpabio into the ruling party, some supporters of the senator displayed a mock coffin which had the colours of the PDP.Inside the coffin was an object which laid like a corpse.See pictures:Photo [...]

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    Akpabio’s entry has swallowed defections from APC, says Lawan

Akpabio’s entry has swallowed defections from APC, says Lawan

Ahmad Lawan, senate majority leader, says the defection of Godswill Akpabio from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) has “swallowed” the recent defections from the ruling party. He said the former governor of Akwa Ibom state is an “uncommon senator” who enjoys support all over the country. Lawan spoke at the APC rally organised in Akwa Ibom [...]

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    ‘Inroad into south-south’, ‘consolatory victory’  – four things Akpabio’s defection means for APC

‘Inroad into south-south’, ‘consolatory victory’  – four things Akpabio’s defection means for APC

One of the main gist in town has been the anticipated defection of Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Many didn't see it coming.He has met with President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo ahead of a reported rally to formally welcome him into the party’s fold.The interesting thing, [...]

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    Akpabio meets Buhari in London — to seal APC ‘transfer’?

Akpabio meets Buhari in London — to seal APC ‘transfer’?

Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader, has met with President Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of a reported plan to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).The former governor of Akwa Ibom is purportedly preparing to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a few days.He met with Buhari during the weekend in London, UK, where the president is currently on vacation.Akpabio was said [...]

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    Report: Buhari campaign office marked for demolition

Report: Buhari campaign office marked for demolition

The campaign office of President Muhammadu Buhari in Akwa Ibom has been marked for demolition by the state government.According to THISDAY, the four-storey building situated on 23 Wellington Bassey way was marked for demolition by the Uyo Capital City Development Authority (UCCDA), an agency of the state government.The campaign secretariat run by National Committee of Buhari Support Groups (NCBSG) was [...]

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    Four inmates shot dead, 36 escape in Akwa Ibom jailbreak

Four inmates shot dead, 36 escape in Akwa Ibom jailbreak

Four inmates were on Wednesday shot dead during a jailbreak at Ikot Ekpene Prison in Akwa Ibom state.Thirty-six prisoners escaped from the facility in a well-coordinated operation by the inmates.Ogbajie Ogbajie, spokesman of the Akwa Ibom command of the Nigeria Prison Service, said the inmates first attacked kitchen staff before escaping through the rear entrance of the prison.“At about 1147hrs on [...]

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    APC kicks as PDP sweeps Akwa Ibom LG polls

APC kicks as PDP sweeps Akwa Ibom LG polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the elections held in 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom state.The polls took place on Saturday.In a statement on Sunday, Aniedi Ikoiwak, chairman of the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC), said the party also won all the 329 councillorship seats in the state.Ikoiwak said details of election would be made [...]

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    South-east has more appointees than s’south, n’central in Buhari’s govt

South-east has more appointees than s’south, n’central in Buhari’s govt

President Muhammadu Buhari has made more appointments from the south-east than the south-south and north-central since he assumed office, according to the list of 157 appointees released by presidency.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, released the list on Saturday night.While the south-east has 22, the north-central has 21 and the south-south has 20, the list [...]

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    AKILIP: Akwa Ibom assembly opens its door to the public

AKILIP: Akwa Ibom assembly opens its door to the public

Nigeria’s National Assembly, NASS, is one of the country’s most obscure and secretive institutions. There’s disconnect between the members of NASS and their constituents in matters of its finances and votes on important national issues. Nigerians hardly know what goes on in the National Assembly.Except for data sourced from the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, the National Assembly has [...]

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    The institutional churches in Akwa Ibom: Where Reuben Abati got it wrong

The institutional churches in Akwa Ibom: Where Reuben Abati got it wrong

BY EKERETE UDOHI know Dr. Reuben Abati very well and I count him as a friend and a cherished colleague.  I am also eternally excited to see the way he has grown in journalism having played a small role in his foray into journalism and the subsequent success he has garnered in the profession. I am thus not very happy that [...]

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