Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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    Akwa Ibom senators want Mary Uduk, not Lamido Yuguda, confirmed as SEC DG

Akwa Ibom senators want Mary Uduk, not Lamido Yuguda, confirmed as SEC DG

Albert Bassey Akpan and Chris Ekpenyong, two lawmakers from Akwa Ibom, have petitioned the upper legislative chamber over what they called "injustice". Speaking before he laid a petition before his colleagues at the senate on Tuesday, Akpan, representing Akwa Ibom north-east, said they were surprised when President Muhammadu Buhari nominated Lamido Yuguda as director-general (DG) of the Securities and Exchange Commission [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Chris Ekpenyong, the man who snookered Akpabio

CLOSE-UP: Chris Ekpenyong, the man who snookered Akpabio

In 2005, Chris Ekpenyong made history in Nigeria: he was impeached as the deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state but was hurriedly returned to that position in less than seven days. The members of the state house of assembly reversed the impeachment after the intervention of then-President Olusegun Obasanjo, although Ekpenyong was forced to resign afterwards. Fourteen years later, he has [...]

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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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