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    Shehu Sani to Buhari: Visit Zamfara before campaigning in Akwa Ibom

Shehu Sani to Buhari: Visit Zamfara before campaigning in Akwa Ibom

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to pay a condolence visit to Zamfara state before commencing his campaign rally.Buhari is billed to flag off his re-election campaign in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, on Friday.But Sani asked the president to pay a visit first to crisis-torn Zamfara, before heading to Akwa Ibom.Violence broke out in Zamfara [...]

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    Akwa Ibom: Why Buhari can’t use Godswill Akpabio Stadium for campaign rally

Akwa Ibom: Why Buhari can’t use Godswill Akpabio Stadium for campaign rally

Akwa Ibom state government has disallowed President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) from using the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium for the party’s political rally scheduled for Friday.Monday Uko, the commissioner for sports, in a statement, said the pitch is being maintained and reserved for pre-fixed matches and the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) starting in January.The statement [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gov storms assembly amid ‘plot to impeach him’

Akwa Ibom gov storms assembly amid ‘plot to impeach him’

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, stormed the state house of assembly on Tuesday as five lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were allegedly plotting to oust him.The house has been enmeshed in a crisis since some of its members defected to the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Nse Ntuen of the APC and Onofiok Luke of [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gets new police commissioner amid state assembly crisis

Akwa Ibom gets new police commissioner amid state assembly crisis

Musa Kimo has assumed duty as the new commissioner of police in Akwa Ibom.He succeeded Bassey Abang, who has been redeployed from the state.Odiko Macdon, the command’s public relations officer, made the disclosure in Uyo on Friday.He said in a statement: “The Akwa Ibom State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim [...]

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    Akwa Ibom renames airport after Victor Attah

Akwa Ibom renames airport after Victor Attah

The Akwa Ibom state government has renamed the Ibom International Airport after Victor Attah, who governed the state from 1999 to 2007.Udom Emmanuel, the governor, made the announcement at a banquet held in Uyo on Sunday to commemorate Attah’s 80th birthday.The renaming of the airport after the former governor was sequel to a resolution passed by the Akwa Ibom house [...]

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    Confusion in Akwa Ibom assembly as sacked lawmakers ‘remove’ speaker

Confusion in Akwa Ibom assembly as sacked lawmakers ‘remove’ speaker

Five lawmakers in Akwa Ibom house of assembly say they have elected Nse Ntuen, member representing Essien Udim constituency, as the new speaker.The seats of the lawmakers, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC), had earlier in the day been declared vacant by the assembly.Speaking with journalists, Ntuen said the decision to change the [...]

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    Tension in Akwa Ibom as ‘thugs’ invade state assembly

Tension in Akwa Ibom as ‘thugs’ invade state assembly

The Akwa Ibom state house of assembly was on Monday invaded by suspected thugs.The suspected thugs reportedly prevented the lawmakers from gaining access into the assembly premises.The development is said to be connected with a court order declaring vacant the seat of Idongesit Ituen, member representing Itu constituency.Ituen was recently sacked as a member of the state assembly by the [...]

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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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