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Why No Sensible Politician Can Ignore Entertainers – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reassured stakeholders in the entertainment industry of the Federal Government’s commitment to support them to enhance national growth and development. Osinbajo gave the assurance at an event organised for entertainers and tagged “An Evening with the Vice President” in Lagos on Friday. Hundreds of entertainers including actors, comedians and musicians, among other, were among creative artistes present at the event. Osinbajo said: “No sensible politician can ignore entertainers; if…

How Akpabio Protested Against Saraki At Wednesday’s Senate Plenary

A mild drama ensued during Wednesday’s Senate plenary as Senator Godswill Akpabio and other senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) accused Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, of discriminating against senators of the ruling party. The drama arose after a senator of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Akwa Ibom State, Bassey Akpan, alleged on the floor that the APC his state was plotting to cause chaos during the upcoming governorship election in the state. Although Mr Akpan did not mention the name of…

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…

Only Ungodly People Can Endorse Akpabio for Senate – Christian Youths

The Patriotic Christian Youths of Nigeria (PCYN) has said it was not part of those that endorsed a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, as their senatorial candidate in the 2019 general elections as ‘only ungodly persons could do such.’ While warning Christians, especially youths against unnecessarily meddling in politics, the PCYN said the endorsement of Akpabio should be the responsibility of his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). “We call on all Christian youth groups to desist…

2019: Akpabio Tells Buhari, ‘You’ll Win Akwa Ibom With Landslide’

Sen. Godswill Akpabio (APC-Akwa Ibom North-West) has expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari will record a massive victory in Akwa Ibom State in the 2019 presidential election. Akpabio, alongside Sen. Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), led delegation from Akwa Ibom State APC on a courtesy visit to Buhari at the presidential villa on Monday. While fielding questions from State House Correspondents, Akpabio, said Akwa Ibom State would be the first…

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.…

2019: Rep Member Vows To Unseat Akpabio

The battle for Ikot Ekpene senatorial district presently occupied by Godswill Akpabio is on as a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ekperikpe Ekpo, has vowed to unseat Akpabio. Ekpo, who is in the same All Progressives Congress (APC), has insisted that Abak federal constituency must produce the next senator for the senatorial district in the forthcoming election. Ekpo made the assertion Tuesday while addressing the people of Abak comprising Abak, Etim Ekpo, Ika, Ukanafun, and Oruk Anam local government…

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.…
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