Saturday, June 15, 2019

Tag "Godswill Akpabio"

    Saraki’s trial slowed down the economy, says Akpabio

Saraki’s trial slowed down the economy, says Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, minority leader of the senate, says the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) slowed down the economy.On Wednesday, Saraki was discharged and acquitted of an 18-count charge bordering on false declaration of assets.Speaking on Thursday, just before the upper legislative chamber adjourned for a two-week break, Akpabio told his colleagues that the prices [...]

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    Akpabio: I discouraged PDP senators interested in senate president’s seat

Akpabio: I discouraged PDP senators interested in senate president’s seat

Godswill Akpabio, minority leader of the senate, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could have produced the senate president if lawmakers elected on the party's platform were greedy.Speaking at a special session to mark the second anniversary of the 8th senate, Akpabio explained how a PDP senator suggested that the party should nominate a candidate for the number one position [...]

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    Peace Corps is ‘419’… it’s just like MMM, says Akpabio

Peace Corps is ‘419’… it’s just like MMM, says Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, minority leader of the senate, on Tuesday compared Peace Corps of Nigeria to the Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) scheme, which he described as "419".The term 419 is used to describe illegitimate deals.Contributing to a debate on the peace corps of Nigeria bill at plenary, the minority leader said the upper legislative chamber could not afford to pass the [...]

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    Akpabio: Wike has executed more projects than Buhari’s govt

Akpabio: Wike has executed more projects than Buhari’s govt

Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader, says the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari is no match for Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, in terms of infrastructural projects.Addressing journalists after accompanying Wike on a tour of projects on Monday, Akpabio said Wike had shown his people how much he loves them.“Governor Wike has done more work and projects in the [...]

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    PDP caucus asks Saraki to remove Andy Uba from senate

PDP caucus asks Saraki to remove Andy Uba from senate

The senate caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to sack Andy Uba from the senate.Uba, who represents Anambra south at the upper legislative chamber, formally announced his defection from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday.Speaking after Saraki read a letter conveying Uba's decision on the floor of the senate, [...]

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    POLL: Do you support Feb 6 nationwide protest?

POLL: Do you support Feb 6 nationwide protest?

The Nigerian social media has been on fire since 2face Idibia, a musician, endorsed the call for a nationwide protest against bad governance.The citizen action is scheduled to take place on February 6 – the same day President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country from the UK, where he has been on vacation.However, Idibia has been accused of [...]

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    Akpabio urges PDP govs to emulate Fayose, says 20 APC senators will soon defect

Akpabio urges PDP govs to emulate Fayose, says 20 APC senators will soon defect

Godswill Akpabio, minority leader of the senate, has urged governors elected on the platform of the the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to emulate Ayodele Fayose, their Ekiti state counterpart.He commended Fayose for speaking for the PDP, and said some senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have made up their minds to join the opposition the party after the [...]

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    Rivers APC: Wike, Akpabio told judges to implicate Amaechi

Rivers APC: Wike, Akpabio told judges to implicate Amaechi

The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, and Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom, are behind the recent bribery allegations against Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation.The party also claimed that Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, are also in the know of the [...]

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    Akwa Ibom fires 5,000 teachers recruited by Akpabio

Akwa Ibom fires 5,000 teachers recruited by Akpabio

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has approved the dismissal of 5,000 teachers employed under the administration of Godswill Akpabio, former governor of the state.Vowing not to bow to sentiments, Emmanuel explained that lapses were noticed in the foundation of the recruitment process.He blamed a syndicate for the issuance of fake appointment letters to thousands of unqualified applicants.“It was [...]

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    Akpabio: Everybody thinks all former governors are thieves

Akpabio: Everybody thinks all former governors are thieves

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state and minority leader of the senate,  says it is difficult for a former governor to be respected outside Nigeria "because everybody believes that all former governors are thieves".Akpabio was speaking on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, during the deliberation of the upper chamber on the raid on the home of seven judges [...]

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    PDP picks Wike to head convention committee

PDP picks Wike to head convention committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, as chairman of its national convention.Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the party, announced this in a statement, saying Darius Ishaku of Taraba will serve as deputy chairman, while Dave Umahi of Ebonyi will be secretary of the committee.The statement said the party had constituted four special committees in [...]

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    Can anything good come out of Akwa Ibom?

Can anything good come out of Akwa Ibom?

To summarize things, the narratives of Akwa Ibom State have been written in the negative in recent years. Controversy of corruption; rumours of ruins and facts of failure have been at the centre of the narratives. Sometimes the rumors run out of gas and everything follows normal order. Sometimes the corruption controversy lingers and no one is convicted. Sometimes that fatal failure to deliver [...]

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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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    Fuel scarcity: Senate jacks up subsidy budget

Fuel scarcity: Senate jacks up subsidy budget

The senate has approved the supplementary budget of President Muhammadu Buhari, increasing it from N465 billion to N574 billion to cover fuel subsidy claims.While presenting the supplementary appropriation bill on Tuesday, Danjuma Goje, chairman of the senate committee on appropriations, explained that the initial amount budgeted for the settlement of subsidy claims only covered the period from January to September.Goje said it [...]

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    Ekweremadu leads PDP senators to Aso Rock

Ekweremadu leads PDP senators to Aso Rock

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, led the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senate caucus to a special dinner, which President Muhammadu Buhari held for members of the upper chamber on Wednesday.The event, which held at the banquet hall of the presidential villa, also had senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in attendance.Unlike a similar meeting that Buhari hosted for [...]

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    Akpabio: We don’t send our daughters to Nigerian varsities for fear of sexual assault

Akpabio: We don’t send our daughters to Nigerian varsities for fear of sexual assault

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state and senate minority leader, has lamented the moral decadence in Nigerian tertiary institutions.Speaking on Tuesday during the screening of Isaac Adewole, the ministerial nominee from Osun state, Akpabio said members of the upper legislative chamber are worried by the sex-for-marks syndrome in Nigerian universities.“In Nigerian universities today, many female students don’t go [...]

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