Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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    Akwa Ibom gov suspends LG commission chair over ‘unauthorised recruitment’

Akwa Ibom gov suspends LG commission chair over ‘unauthorised recruitment’

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has suspended Valentine Attah, chairman, local government service commission, from office with immediate effect.Attah’s suspension was contained in a press statement titled “suspension from office” and dated May 15.The statement was signed by Emmanuel Ekuwem, the secretary to the state government, and made available to journalists in Uyo on Thursday.Ekuwem said the suspension [...]

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    EFCC vs Usoro: Court vacates bench warrant against Akwa Ibom officials

EFCC vs Usoro: Court vacates bench warrant against Akwa Ibom officials

A federal high court in Lagos has vacated the bench warrant issued against three government officials of Akwa Ibom state who were accused of money laundering.On March 1, Mohammed Aikawa, the presiding judge, had ordered the arrest of Nsikan Nkan, commissioner for finance; Uwemedimo Nwoko, attorney-general and commissioner for justice; Mfon Udomah, accountant-general of the state and Margaret Ukpe, an [...]

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    CBN grants banking licence to La Fayette microfinance

CBN grants banking licence to La Fayette microfinance

Apparently determined to build on its success over the years, Advans-La Fayette Microfinance Bank has secured a national microfinance banking licence from the Central Bank of Nigeria.A member of the Advans Group, La Fayette was licenced as a financial institution by the apex bank in 2012 and started offering a complete range of financial services and means of payment for [...]

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    Moses Siasia: Morocco creating a Pathway for Africa’s future

Moses Siasia: Morocco creating a Pathway for Africa’s future

Africa can attain development faster if the right investment is put into youth entrepreneurship and women empowerment, taking a cue from the examples of developed nations, Moses Siasia, chairman of Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF), has said.Siasia, a leading advocate for young people and governorship candidate in Bayelsa state in 2015, spoke at the recently held Crans Montana Forum in [...]

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    Group demands investigation into removal of Akwa Ibom CP

Group demands investigation into removal of Akwa Ibom CP

Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM), a pressure group, has urged the Police Service Commission to open investigation into the activities of policemen in Akwa Ibom.The commissioner of police in the state was replaced shortly before the elections while Kaoje Ibrahim was deployed as the new police commissioner.But AILM said Ibrahim compromised police affairs and structures in the state during the [...]

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    Udom Emmanuel reelected Akwa Ibom governor

Udom Emmanuel reelected Akwa Ibom governor

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom has defeated Nsima Ekere of the All Progreesives Congress (APC), to win his re-election.Emmanuel,won in 30 of the 31 local government areas in the state.According to results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), he polled 519,712 votes while Ekere got 171,978 votes.There were a total of 720,064 votes cast in the election [...]

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    PDP scores zero in Akpabio’s unit — and APC gets same result in Udom’s

PDP scores zero in Akpabio’s unit — and APC gets same result in Udom’s

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured all the votes in both Akwa Ibom governorship and house of assembly elections in the polling unit of Udom Emmanuel, governor of the state.While Emmanuel who is seeking reelection polled 468 votes in unit 1, Awa ward 1, Onna local government area, Nsima Ekere, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored zero [...]

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    Court orders arrest of APC guber candidate in Akwa Ibom

Court orders arrest of APC guber candidate in Akwa Ibom

A magistrate court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, has issued a warrant for the arrest of Nsima Ekere, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Akwa Ibom state, over a N2.4 billion fraud.The development comes hours to the governorship and state houses of assembly elections scheduled for March 9, 2019.S.D. Andrew-Jaja, chief magistrate, issued the warrant of arrest [...]

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    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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    CLOSE-UP: Chris Ekpenyong, the man who snookered Akpabio

CLOSE-UP: Chris Ekpenyong, the man who snookered Akpabio

In 2005, Chris Ekpenyong made history in Nigeria: he was impeached as the deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state but was hurriedly returned to that position in less than seven days. The members of the state house of assembly reversed the impeachment after the intervention of then-President Olusegun Obasanjo, although Ekpenyong was forced to resign afterwards.Fourteen years later, he has [...]

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    IT’S OFFICIAL: Akpabio is out of senate

IT’S OFFICIAL: Akpabio is out of senate

Godswill Akpabio will not be returning to the senate to represent Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district.The senator, who contested under the All Progressives Congress (APC), lost to Chris Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by a wide margin.He secured only 83,158 votes as against 118,215 votes of Ekpenyong.'UNCOMMON DEFEAT'Akpabio's defeat was shocking to many being that the senator was [...]

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    ‘Election is not war’ — group asks politicians to caution supporters

‘Election is not war’ — group asks politicians to caution supporters

The Coalition of INEC Observers Organisations has asked politicians not to see election as war.In a statement on Friday, the group said it had noticed some pre-election violence in Awka Ibom state. It said politicians are expected to caution their supporters against the use of hate speech and violence."We as a coalition have noted some pre election related violence in [...]

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    Akwa Ibom flags off state-owned airline– no commercial activities yet

Akwa Ibom flags off state-owned airline– no commercial activities yet

Akwa Ibom has launched its own airline, Ibom Air, although it will not start commercial operations soon.Present at the launch in Uyo, the state capital, on Wednesday was Bukola Saraki, the senate president.The Niger Delta state, which already has an international airport, says it will resume operations with three aeroplanes; two of which have been delivered and were displayed at [...]

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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 asks PDP governors to surrender their states before 2019 polls

Akpabio asks PDP governors to surrender their states before 2019 polls

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, has advised governors elected under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to surrender their states before the 2019 elections.Akpabio said this on Friday while speaking at the flag off of the All Progressives Congress (APC)l campaign for the 2019 general election.The senator representing Akwa Ibom north west said the forthcoming election is all [...]

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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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