Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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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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    PDP: APC using EFCC to harass Akpabio to weaken us ahead of 2019 elections

PDP: APC using EFCC to harass Akpabio to weaken us ahead of 2019 elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the investigation of Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader and former Akwa Ibom state governor, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is an attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government to destabilise the party and scuttle its chances of taking over power in 2019.On Friday, the EFCC quizzed Akpabio for hours over alleged [...]

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    Akpabio back at EFCC, as investigations continue

Akpabio back at EFCC, as investigations continue

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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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    UPDATED: EFCC grills Akpabio over alleged fraud

UPDATED: EFCC grills Akpabio over alleged fraud

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state and minority leader of the senate, is currently in the custody the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).A source at the anti-graft agency confirmed this to TheCable, disclosing that the ex-governor was taken into custody Friday evening."Yes, Akpabio is in our custody, and he is undergoing interrogation for alleged fraud and looting [...]

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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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