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Senate To Investigate Alleged Police Invasion Of Akwa Ibom Assembly

The Senate, on Wednesday, ordered its Committee on Police Affairs to carry out an investigation into the alleged invasion of over 1,500 personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), and report to it within 48 hours. Following a point of order raised by Senator Bassey Albert Apkan, the Upper Legislative Chamber also summoned the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to appear before the Committee to defend the allegation. Akpan, who relied on orders 42 and 52, said that three, out of five members of the…

Lawmaker Loses Seat After Defecting From PDP To APC

For crossing from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), a Federal High Court in Uyo has sacked Mr Idongesit Ituen, the lawmaker representing Itu State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly. The Court sacked Ituen on Wednesday, less than two months after he filed a suit before the court to stop the House Speaker, Onofiok Luke, from declaring his seat vacant. The ousted lawmaker had named the Speaker, the PDP, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),…

Akpabio’s ‘Imposition Of Candidate’ Leads Angry Youths To Raze Police Division

Some alleged youth supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom state have razed a Divisional Police Station in Okobo LGA over alleged imposition of a senatorial candidate by former Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio. Akpabio, who is alleged to be supporting one Victor Antai for Eket senatorial ticket in the APC, drew the wrath of the angry supporters after the supposed winner of the party’s primary election for that senatorial district, Robinson Ebumoh, had his name yanked off and replaced with Mr…

Akwa Ibom: Presidency, Akpabio Vow To Sweep Gov Udom Out Of Office

The Presidency and Senator Godswill Akpabio have resolved to ensure Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom state is swept out of office in the next general elections. Their resolution came after an alleged assassination attempt on the life of Mr Esima Ekere, the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), who recently emerged the 2019 governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Akwa Ibom gubernatorial primary of the party. It was learnt that Ekere escaped gunshots after…

FRSC Recruitment Exercise Will Be Transparent – Oyeyemi

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has assured all candidates who applied for recruitment into the commission of transparent exercise. Oyeyemi, who was represented by Assistant Corps Marshal Shehu Zaki, said this on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the recruitment centre at the 6th Battalion, Ibagwa Barracks in Abak. He said that the recruitment team in the state and across the country were made of officials from the commission and the…

Another Akwa Ibom Senator Dumps PDP For APC

Senator Eme Ekaette, representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial zone and former state deputy governor, Mrs Valerie Ebe on Tuesday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Others that defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC are retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Udom Ekpoudom and former Chairman of Eka Local Government, Mr Francis Ikpon. The state Chairman of APC, Mr Ini Okpobodi, received the defectors at a solidarity district rally and reception held for Obong Nsima Ekere at Eket.…

PVC Not Required To Access TraderMoni, Presidency Tells Petty Traders

Petty traders are not required to tender their Permanent Voter Card (PVC) before benefitting from the TraderMoni scheme, the presidency has said. Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, made this clarification on Sunday in Abuja. Akande, who gave an update on the microcredit scheme, explained that to qualify for the TraderMoni scheme, no documentation of any kind was required. He spoke against the backdrop of claims about PVC was a requirement…

Nsima Ekere And The Akwa-Ibom Governorship Race

When he joined the governorship race in Akwa Ibom State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2006, Nsima Ekere brought freshness, excitement, instant connection with the youths and a troove of ideas on how to build a people-centred government that were lacking in the politics of the state. He was the youngest aspirant and his background as a successful businessman with strong social investments were direct challenge to the politics-as-usual of his home state. Indeed, in a state where government is the…

Official: Governor Emmanuel Udom Declares For 2019

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa-Ibom state has declared his intention to run for a second term on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Udom made the declaration on Friday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, the state capital. The declaration was witnessed by a mammoth crowd of supporters and party members from the different parts of the state. Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus and members of the National Working Committee of the party were also present at the event.…

Arrest Akpabio Over Adolf Hitler Remark, PDP Tells DSS

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Akwa State chapter, has said Senator Godswill Akpabio must be held responsible should any violence erupt in the state following recent remarks credited to former governor of the state. Akpabio, who had recently dumped the opposition PDP for the All Progressives Congress (PDP) a few weeks back, reportedly said during a funeral mass in Enugu that the ruling APC will take Akwa Ibom from the opposition party just like Adolf Hitler took Poland in 1939. “In 2019, Warsaw shall see war and…
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