Sunday, February 10, 2019

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    Police hunt down Kidnappers who ‘suffocated victim to death’

Police hunt down Kidnappers who ‘suffocated victim to death’

The police in Akwa- Ibom state killed two of a three-man suspected kidnap gang in a gun battle at Idu-Uruan in Uruan local government area of the state.The suspected kidnappers were said to have abducted an elderly woman, Grace Bassey (74) in her residence at Use in Adadia village in the local government.Cordelia Nwawe, the state's police public relations officer, [...]

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    Buhari sacks NDDC chairman

Buhari sacks NDDC chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Bassey Dan Abia (pictured, middle), managing director and chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and appointed Ibim Seminitari as acting head of the commission.Seminitari served as commissioner of information in the administration of Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state.Abia, an indigene of Akwa Ibom state, was appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2013.There [...]

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    Akwa Ibom assembly elects Luke as new speaker

Akwa Ibom assembly elects Luke as new speaker

The Akwa Ibom house of assembly on Monday elected Onofiok Luke as its new speaker.Luke, who represents Nsit Ubium constituency emerged as speaker following the nullification of the election of Aniekan Uko, the former Speaker.Last week, the appeal court sitting in Abuja nullified the election of the former speaker.Luke was nominated by Nse Essien, member representing Onna and seconded by [...]

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    APC accuses PDP of ‘distracting the judiciary’

APC accuses PDP of ‘distracting the judiciary’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is distracting the judiciary with respect to its comment over the court of appeal ruling which ordered the removal of the governor of Akwa Ibom state.The PDP had said the ruling party was manipulating the judiciary in a bid to take over its oil producing states and [...]

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    PDP govs: APC bent on having a one-party state

PDP govs: APC bent on having a one-party state

The governors’ forum of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) of being “bent on foisting a one-party state in Nigeria”.The forum said through its “puppet master in Lagos”, the APC has entered an alliance with the judiciary to manipulate election results.PDP was reacting to the nullification of the election of Udom Emmanuel, governor [...]

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    Appeal court nullifies Akwa Ibom gov’s election

Appeal court nullifies Akwa Ibom gov’s election

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has ordered that fresh election be conducted in 18 out of the 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom state.Udom Emmanuel, governor of the state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the April 11 election, had approached the court after losing at the tribunal.Citing irregularities, the tribunal cancelled election in those areas [...]

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    ‘Two killed’ as militants raid Akwa Ibom market

‘Two killed’ as militants raid Akwa Ibom market

Gunmen suspected to be militants struck at a popular market in the Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom state on Saturday.Moses Phillips, a resident of the area, who witnessed the incident, told NAN that two middle-aged women were killed, while an unspecified number sustained injuries in the attack.He said the militants, dressed in military camouflage, emerged from the river [...]

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    APC to appeal tribunal’s judgment of A’Ibom gov poll

APC to appeal tribunal’s judgment of A’Ibom gov poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday said it would appeal against the judgment of the governorship election petition tribunal in Akwa Ibom state.Amadu Atai, state chairman of the party, disclosed this to journalists in Uyo, capital of the state.Atai said the party was expecting outright cancellation of the governorship election since it nullified the elections in 18 out of [...]

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    I have nothing to hide, says Akpabio

I have nothing to hide, says Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state who was in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday and subsequently released, says he has nothing to hide about his time in office.Akpabio said he honoured the invitation of the anti-graft agency and was not arrested.One Leo Ekpenyong, an Abuja-based lawyer, had petitioned the EFCC, alleging [...]

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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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