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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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    Akwa Ibom churches as parastatals

Akwa Ibom churches as parastatals

Religion was not quite a major divisive issue in the community in which we lived in the Old Cross River State in my days as a student there. On Sundays, students felt free to attend church service either within the campus or outside. I do not recall any major religious upheaval in the largely Christian community that the old Cross [...]

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    New governor’s lodge: Group to hold protests in A’Ibom, Lagos

New governor’s lodge: Group to hold protests in A’Ibom, Lagos

Akwa Ibom Conscience, a non-partisan association, is set to hold a peaceful protest to express its disapproval with the decision by Udom Emmanuel, the state governor, to construct a new governor’s lodge in Lagos.In a statement by Inibehe Effiong, the protest convener, the group described the project as a waste, given the economic situation in Akwa Ibom.According to the statement, [...]

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    Gunmen attack expatriates in Akwa Ibom, kill policeman

Gunmen attack expatriates in Akwa Ibom, kill policeman

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers attacked a van conveying some expatriates in Akwa Ibom state on Tuesday, killing the police orderly.Chukwu Ikechukwu, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed the incident, described it as unfortunate.“It is unfortunate that we lost one of our men today to armed robbers,” NAN quoted him as saying.Ikechukwu did not disclose the [...]

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    Like OBJ, PDP chieftain tears membership card as many defect in Akwa Ibom

Like OBJ, PDP chieftain tears membership card as many defect in Akwa Ibom

Over 500 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ikono local government area in Akwa Ibom on Sunday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).The defection in Ikono, generally regarded as the cradle of the Ibibio, was the latest defection to hit the PDP in the state in recent times.Among those that defected were four former councillors, Iboro Akpan, [...]

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    APC loses 800 ‘hungry’ members to PDP in Akwa Ibom

APC loses 800 ‘hungry’ members to PDP in Akwa Ibom

Over 800 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nsit Ubium local government area, Akwa Ibom, on Saturday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).‎ ‎ Leading the defectors to the PDP, the APC chairman in the council area, Aniefiok Ekah, said that the defectors had ‎endured severe hunger in APC and could therefore no longer continue to tolerate such. ‎ Ekah, who [...]

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    Masked gunmen kill Akwa Ibom LG secretary on Easter Sunday

Masked gunmen kill Akwa Ibom LG secretary on Easter Sunday

Four unidentified gunmen have killed Ime Atakpa, the newly sworn-in secretary of Ukanafun local government area of Akwa Ibom.Atakpa was shot when he was on his farm in his backyard at Ukanafun on Sunday.His wife, Imo, who disclosed this to journalists, said they went to Ukanafun for Easter service.She said, prior to the church’s service, they decided to check on [...]

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