Friday, November 16, 2018

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    Akpabio: Niger Delta sacrificed $5.1bn for electricity under Jonathan but nothing changed

Akpabio: Niger Delta sacrificed $5.1bn for electricity under Jonathan but nothing changed

‎Godswill Akpabio, the senate minority leader, on Thursday lamented the worsening state of the country's power sector.Speaking in support of a motion moved by Ali Ndume, senate majority leader, regarding the disconnection of Maiduguri from the national grid and general power generation in Nigeria,‎ Akpabio said the oil producing states in Nigeria contributed about $5.1 billion to the development of [...]

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    Enyeama: Akpabio made me not to quit Super Eagles

Enyeama: Akpabio made me not to quit Super Eagles

Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama, has revealed that the former governor of Akwa Ibom state Godswill Akpabio made him rescind his decision to quit the national team.After Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, the Eagles goaltender thought it was time to quit the scene but for Akpabio who changed his mind.“I actually wanted to stop, it [...]

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    Akpabio, Orji, Kashamu win senatorial election

Akpabio, Orji, Kashamu win senatorial election

Godswill Akpabio, governor of Akwa Ibom state and Theodore Orji, his Abia state counterpart, have been elected into the upper chamber of the national assembly.While Akpabio would represent Akwa Ibom north east senatorial district, Orji would be the representative of the Abia central senatorial zone in the next assembly.Akpabio polled a total of 422,009 ahead of Inibehe Okorie, the candidate [...]

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    PDP govs ‘worried by the age of Buhari’s ideas’

PDP govs ‘worried by the age of Buhari’s ideas’

Godswill Akpabio, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the party and its governors are not worried by the age of Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but by the “age of his ideas”.While speaking at the PDP governors’ forum at Lagos on Tuesday, Akpabio said Buhari’s ideas were obsolete and his [...]

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    Mass defection looms in Akwa Ibom PDP

Mass defection looms in Akwa Ibom PDP

This is not the best of times for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom state, as its influential members are threatening to pull out of the party over what they described as undemocratic acts of Godswill Akpabio, the governor of the state.The aggrieved members include 22 governorship aspirants, known as G22, all the senators from the state; the [...]

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    We can’t hand Nigeria over to the Aggrieved Peoples Congress, says Akpabio

We can’t hand Nigeria over to the Aggrieved Peoples Congress, says Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, the governor of Akwa Ibom state and chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors’ forum, says Nigeria "cannot be handed over to the Aggrieved Peoples Congress (APC), which he labelled a party of disgruntled politicians.Akpabio, who was speaking at the Tafawa Balewa Sqaure, Lagos, during the flag-off of President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2015 election campaign, also denied the [...]

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    Akpabio pardons 8 prisoners, donates N10m to inmates

Akpabio pardons 8 prisoners, donates N10m to inmates

Godswill Akpabio, the governor of Akwa Ibom state, has granted amnesty to eight prisoners serving various sentences in Uyo, Calabar, Ikot-Ekpene and Port Harcourt in the spirit of the New Year celebration.Akpabio made the announcement when he visited Uyo prisons on Friday.He converted the death sentence of six other inmates to life imprisonment and also donated N10 million to other [...]

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    Why is Nigeria’s Jonathan worried?

Why is Nigeria’s Jonathan worried?

Goodluck Jonathan is worried. As he sat down at the Eagle Square on November 11 to formally declare his intention to seek re-election, Jonathan cut a forlorn figure, which he attempted to mask with occasional smiles too artificial to be believable.Jonathan's staunchest governor-ally, Godswill Akpabio, spoke with confidence: "Mr President, we know that the route to 2015 is not going [...]

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    NIGERIA V S/AFRICA: Adventure of a working fan

NIGERIA V S/AFRICA: Adventure of a working fan

THE BETTER SIDE ‘LOST’ Not a game to remember. Not a game to enjoy.But it has nothing to do with South Africa. They came, they saw, and they conquered.Bafana Bafana has never beaten the Super Eagles in a competitive game but Wednesday’s draw tasted like a victory.Nigeria had been crushed by goals from Tokelo Rantie and head coach Shakes Mashaba [...]

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    Akpabio: PDP will capture 29 states in 2015

Akpabio: PDP will capture 29 states in 2015

Godswill Akpabio, governor of Akwa Ibom state, says the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would win 29 states at the election.The party presently controls 21 of the 36 states in the country.Speaking at Eagle Square, Abuja, on Tuesday during the second-term declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan, Akpabio said the opposition party had nothing to offer Nigerians.He admitted that “the journey to [...]

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    Jonathan woos aggrieved PDP senators

Jonathan woos aggrieved PDP senators

President Goodluck Jonathan had a meeting with aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers of the upper chamber on Thursday.The meeting, which was also attended by Adamu Muazu, the national chairman of the party, was a move to pacify the lawmakers displeased with the decision of the president to support the bid of some governors to contest the 2015 senatorial election.Nine serving governors, [...]

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    PDP zones Akwa Ibom gov slot to Eket

PDP zones Akwa Ibom gov slot to Eket

The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday announced that it had zoned the Akwa Ibom governorship slot to Eket senatorial district.“After a review of the decision of the enlarged state executive committee of Akwa-Ibom state, the National Working Committee (NWC), has accepted and fully endorsed the decision to zone the Akwa-Ibom state governorship position to Eket senatorial zone,” Olisa Metuh, national [...]

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    ’17 million Nigerians’ back Jonathan’s 2015 run

’17 million Nigerians’ back Jonathan’s 2015 run

More than 17 million Nigerians have endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term in office, signatures collected by the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), a non-governmental organisation, have shown.Anyim Pius Anyim, the secretary to the government of the federation, disclosed this at the final rally of TAN in Abuja on Saturday.He said the signatures endorsing the president for a reelection [...]

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    Akpabio: GEJ’s choice is ‘calculated democracy’

Akpabio: GEJ’s choice is ‘calculated democracy’

The governor of Akwa Ibom state, Chief Godswill Akpabio has described the decision of the national executive committee of the Peoples Democratic Party to adopt President Goodluck Jonathan as its sole presidential candidate for the 2015 presidential election as a “well calculated exercise in democracy”.Akpabio made this declaration on Wednesday in Akwa Ibom during the PDP performance publicity tour led by [...]

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    2015 election: PDP governors endorse Jonathan

2015 election: PDP governors endorse Jonathan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors' Forum on Wednesday endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan as sole candidate of the party ahead of its presidential primaries for 2015 general elections.This was part of decisions reached at the forum’s meeting in Abuja ahead of the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting slated for Thursday.Chairman of the forum and governor of Akwa Ibom, Chief [...]

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Governors and their juicy pensions

If I were a former governor, I would be cursing Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State by now. He has inadvertently revealed a best-kept secret: that ex-governors and their deputies are a drain on state resources in their own right. Not satisfied with all the goodies they gulp while in office, they want to keep the perks flowing and [...]

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