Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "George Sekibo"

    After Sekibo’s sack, Andrew Uchendu sworn in as Rivers east senator

After Sekibo’s sack, Andrew Uchendu sworn in as Rivers east senator

Andrew Uchendu has been sworn in as the senator representing Rivers east senatorial district.Uchendu ‎of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is replacing George Sekibo who was sacked by the court.The appeal court had upheld ‎the decision of the tribunal which sacked Sekibo from the senate.At the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday, Ike Ekweremadu‎, deputy senate president, administered the oath of [...]

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    Appeal court upholds removal of Sekibo as Rivers senator

Appeal court upholds removal of Sekibo as Rivers senator

The appeal court in Abuja has upheld the judgment of the River state election petition tribunal sacking George Sekibo as a senator representing the eastern district of the state.On June 29, the tribunal declared Andrew Uchendu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the senatorial election.It directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate [...]

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    Sekibo, PDP senator, sacked by Rivers tribunal

Sekibo, PDP senator, sacked by Rivers tribunal

The Rivers state elections petition tribunal has sacked George Thompson Sekibo, senator representing Rivers east.The tribunal has declared Andrew Uchendu the winner of the senatorial election.It also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Sekibo and issue a fresh certificate of return to Uchendu.The tribunal’s decision was hinged on the fact that [...]

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    Senate probes immigration over alleged irregularities

Senate probes immigration over alleged irregularities

The senate on Tuesday resolved to probe the Nigeria immigration service (NIS).George Sekibo, senator representing Rivers east, moved a motion that the scope of the probe be expanded to include concessions and public private partnership (PPP) of the organisation.While moving the motion on the floor of the senate, Sekibo said concessions and PPP were “eating up” the immigration and had taken it away from its [...]

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    ‎EXTRA: Sekibo, Rivers senator, blows whistle in plenary

‎EXTRA: Sekibo, Rivers senator, blows whistle in plenary

George Sekibo, senator representing Rivers east, blew a whistle during the senate's sitting on Thursday.Sekibo speaking on the floor of the senate, insisted that the N13 billion found at the Osborne Towers in Lagos state by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) belongs to Rivers.The senator explained that the initial claim made by the Rivers state government claiming the [...]

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    Senators deny Ali audience, tell him to reappear in uniform

Senators deny Ali audience, tell him to reappear in uniform

The senate has asked Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria customs service  (NCS) to reappear before it on Wednesday, March 22, in customs uniform.The senate, presided by Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president, took a voice vote on Ali's refusal  to appear in uniform, and many voted against listening to him on policies, until he appeared in uniform.Ali Wakili, senator [...]

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    Saraki swears in Rivers senators

Saraki swears in Rivers senators

Senate President Bukola Saraki has sworn in Magnus Abe, Thompson Sekibo and Osinakachukwu Ideozu as senators in the 8th assembly.The trio were elected in the keenly contested rerun election of December 10.Abe, Sekibo and Ideozu will be representing Rivers south east, Rivers east and Rivers west districts.They joined their colleagues at the red chamber after the senate reconvened for a [...]

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    PDP’s Sekibo wins Rivers east senatorial district

PDP’s Sekibo wins Rivers east senatorial district

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared George Sekibo, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the rerun election in Rivers east senatorial district.Oji Ekumankama, returning officer of the election, announced this at council hall, Port Harcourt, venue of the collation, on Monday.He said Sekibo polled 93,098 votes ahead of Andrew Uchendu of the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    PDP’s Sekibo leading with nearly 50,000 votes in 6 LGAs

PDP’s Sekibo leading with nearly 50,000 votes in 6 LGAs

There is currently a margin of  49,937 between George Sekibo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Andrew Uchendu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers east senatorial district election.While Sekibo has so far polled a total of 77,691 votes, Uchendu has managed 27,754.The results of Emouha and Ikwerre local government areas are still being expected as of the time [...]

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    Amaechi to voters: Sekibo tried to stop me, you must stop him

Amaechi to voters: Sekibo tried to stop me, you must stop him

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has appealed to voters in Saturday's rerun election not to support George Sekibo, who is seeking to return to the senate following the nullification of his victory by the appeal court.During the ministerial screening, Sekibo (pictured), the senator representing Rivers east, was among those who mounted stiff opposition against Amaechi on the grounds of allegations [...]

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    PDP senators: Our confidence in Saraki stands

PDP senators: Our confidence in Saraki stands

Some senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said the opposition party still has firm belief in the leadership of Senate President Bukola Saraki and will continue to support him in his ongoing his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).The lawmakers said though they remain unhappy with the ministerial confirmation of Rotimi Amaechi, former Rivers state [...]

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    It’s a thing to be screened and another to be confirmed, Rivers senator warns Amaechi

It’s a thing to be screened and another to be confirmed, Rivers senator warns Amaechi

Although Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, has finally been screened by the senate, one of the senators opposed to his nomination wants him to know that the battle is not yet over.In a chat with NTA, George Sekibo, representative of Rivers east senatorial district, said “screening and confirmation are two different things”."If the order paper says we should [...]

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    Amaechi, ‘last man standing’ of Buhari’s first batch of ministerial nominees

Amaechi, ‘last man standing’ of Buhari’s first batch of ministerial nominees

Apart from Adebayo Shittu, the nominee from Oyo state, and Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, all the nominees in the first batch of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list have been screened while all but one have been confirmed as ministers.After series of postponements, expectations were very high that Amaechi – now the most popular ministerial candidate – will [...]

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    Army ‘will reclaim’ all territories lost to B’Haram

Army ‘will reclaim’ all territories lost to B’Haram

Kenneth Minimah, the chief of army staff, has assured Nigerians that the country would recover territories presently under the control of Boko Haram.Nearly 20 communities in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, the three northeastern states under the state of emergency, are believed to be under the control of insurgents.On Sunday, the sect released a video footage showing Abubakar Shekau, its leader, going [...]

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