Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    Udom: No first-time governor has performed like me

Udom: No first-time governor has performed like me

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom, says no first time governor has performed like him.Emmanuel said this on Tuesday while speaking at a town hall meeting organised for Akwa Ibom indigenes in the northern states of the country. The event held at Women Centre in Abuja.The governor said the state has progressed at all levels since he took charge in [...]

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    FLASHBACK: A’Ibom opposition leaders arrested over destruction of Jonathan’s campaign office

FLASHBACK: A’Ibom opposition leaders arrested over destruction of Jonathan’s campaign office

'The more things change, the more they stay the same' is an idiom which fittingly captures the political space in Nigeria. Seven years ago, Hafiz Ringim, former inspector-general of police, summoned some leaders of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), one of the legacy parties which coalesced into the All Progressives Congress (APC), to Abuja over the violence which led [...]

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    APC planning to cause violence in Akwa Ibom, says governor

APC planning to cause violence in Akwa Ibom, says governor

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to cause violence in the state.Speaking with reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday, the governor said he had been briefed on the alleged plans but they will all end in futility.Udom said the [...]

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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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