Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    Akpabio wins at tribunal

Akpabio wins at tribunal

The Akwa Ibom State election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, affirmed the election of Godswill Akpabio,  former governor of the state, on Wednesday.Goddy Anunihu, chairman of the tribunal, ruled that Akpabio won the election in ‎Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district.Inibehe Okori, candidate of the All‎ Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 28 election had asked the tribunal to annul Akpabio's [...]

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    Akpabio: I am glad to be back from the land of death

Akpabio: I am glad to be back from the land of death

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, says he is glad to have survived the accident involving his car and a vehicle belonging to the United States embassy, in Abuja.Speaking in Uyo during the 28th anniversary of Akwa Ibom, the senate minority leader, expressed appreciation to all those who stood by him.He said President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, [...]

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‘APC planning to take Akwa Ibom by force’

Uche Secondus (pictured left), acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to upturn the governorship election of Akwa Ibom state.Secondus alleged that the Department of State Security (DSS) has become a tool in the hands of the federal government, saying the service had asked some of its personnel to [...]

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    APC trying to corrupt judicial process, says Rivers PDP

APC trying to corrupt judicial process, says Rivers PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the statement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it was obstructing justice at the Rivers state governorship tribunal as "a failed cheap blackmail and an infantile attempt to cover its illegality of using state security agencies to attempt to subvert the victory of the PDP in the governorship election in the state".The [...]

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    Akwa Ibom assembly dissolves LG councils

Akwa Ibom assembly dissolves LG councils

The Akwa Ibom state house of assembly has dissolved the 31 local government councils in the state.Aniekan Uko, speaker of the assembly, announced this in Uyo, capital of the state, on Thursday, directing the chairmen to handover all government properties to the councils’ head of service by Friday.He said the development was in line with the 1999 constitution as amended, [...]

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    DPR to demolish 150 illegal petrol stations in Akwa Ibom

DPR to demolish 150 illegal petrol stations in Akwa Ibom

Asuquo Antai, controller of operations, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), revealed on Thursday that it would demolish over 150 illegal petrol stations in Akwa Ibom.Antai told NAN that the stations, which were built on unsuitable sites, had no licence to operate.He said though some of the station owners have commenced the regularisation of their documents, the development was unhealthy.“We are [...]

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    APC’s ‘PhD victory’ over PDP in the 8th assembly

APC’s ‘PhD victory’ over PDP in the 8th assembly

On April 29, which is exactly a month to the inauguration of the new government, Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, attended the induction of the new members of the eighth assembly and used that opportunity to seek the support of the legislators.While the leadership of the APC is still strategising on how to produce the parliament's leaders, TheCable examines the makeup [...]

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    I will collapse if I see N5bn, says INEC commissioner

I will collapse if I see N5bn, says INEC commissioner

Austin Okojie, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) of Akwa Ibom state, has denied the allegation that he was offered a bribe of N5billion to rig the forthcoming general election in favour of a particular party.Okojie said this in Uyo on Tuesday during a meeting with accredited media professionals who are in the state for the election.“Five days of my being [...]

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    Ukpai: No holy communion for church members without PVC

Ukpai: No holy communion for church members without PVC

Uma Ukpai, a reverend and pastor in charge of Victory Cathedral Fellowship Center, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, has announced that his church would stop giving communion to members who are yet to collect their permanent voter cards (PVCs).Ukpai made the announcement during a church service on Thursday, saying that it was unpatriotic for any Nigerian eligible voter not to participate in [...]

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    Gas explosion kills 5 in Akwa Ibom

Gas explosion kills 5 in Akwa Ibom

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has confirmed that five persons died during a gas explosion at Afaha Ukwa in Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom state.Asuquo Antai, DPR’s operations controller in Eket, disclosed this on Thursday during an interview with NAN.While eight persons were involved in the incident, which happened last week, five of them – three males [...]

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    Mass defection looms in Akwa Ibom PDP

Mass defection looms in Akwa Ibom PDP

This is not the best of times for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom state, as its influential members are threatening to pull out of the party over what they described as undemocratic acts of Godswill Akpabio, the governor of the state.The aggrieved members include 22 governorship aspirants, known as G22, all the senators from the state; the [...]

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    Akpabio pardons 8 prisoners, donates N10m to inmates

Akpabio pardons 8 prisoners, donates N10m to inmates

Godswill Akpabio, the governor of Akwa Ibom state, has granted amnesty to eight prisoners serving various sentences in Uyo, Calabar, Ikot-Ekpene and Port Harcourt in the spirit of the New Year celebration.Akpabio made the announcement when he visited Uyo prisons on Friday.He converted the death sentence of six other inmates to life imprisonment and also donated N10 million to other [...]

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    PDP zones Akwa Ibom gov slot to Eket

PDP zones Akwa Ibom gov slot to Eket

The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday announced that it had zoned the Akwa Ibom governorship slot to Eket senatorial district.“After a review of the decision of the enlarged state executive committee of Akwa-Ibom state, the National Working Committee (NWC), has accepted and fully endorsed the decision to zone the Akwa-Ibom state governorship position to Eket senatorial zone,” Olisa Metuh, national [...]

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    Police in Akwa Ibom ‘foil’ bomb explosions

Police in Akwa Ibom ‘foil’ bomb explosions

The Akwa Ibom state command of the Nigerian police force on Monday disclosed that it discovered two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in a male hostel within the campus of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO).Etim Dickson, the police public relations officer in the state, told reporters that the explosives, which were home-made, were defused by the police , consequently averting what [...]

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    Enyeama ‘still very much’ a national team player

Enyeama ‘still very much’ a national team player

After initially saying he needed to review his continuity with the Super Eagles, following the team's ouster at the second round of the World Cup, Vincent Enyeama has now declared his intention to continue with the national team.The Nigeria international goalkeeper had hinted after the 2014 Fifa World Cup that he would quit the Eagles, but he has now revealed [...]

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    REVEALED: Pensions of Nigerian ex-governors (1)

REVEALED: Pensions of Nigerian ex-governors (1)

If you think being a governor is very rewarding, wait until you become an ex-governor ─ you instantly become a state liability for doing virtually nothing. You continue to collect salaries called pensions; you get new cars every now and then; your medical bills are taken care of for life; you are entitled to a full complement of domestic staff; [...]

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