SO SAD, 3 TEENAGERS DROWN IN AKWA IBOM BEACH

[FILE] Uyo, Akwa Ibom. Photo/Akwa Ibom Three teenagers, two boys and a girl, have reportedly drowned in a beach at Mkpanak community of Ibeno Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State. The incident, which occurred on Saturday, brings to 10 the total number of persons who have drowned in the popular Ibeno beach from last year till date. The beach is a few metres away from the operational base of Mobil Producing Nigeria. An eyewitness, Mr. Asuquo Isangdighe, a photographer, said the victims had engaged in a road walk after which…

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DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR AKPABIO AS AKWA IBOM APC DOESNT WANT HIM AS MINISTER

By Clifford Ndujihe AS President Muhammadu Buhari compiles the list of his ministerial nominees, the   Ibom Integrity and   Servant Leadership Culture Initiative, IISLCI, a group of elders in Akwa Ibom All Progressives Congress, APC, has advised him against nominating immediate past governor of the state and former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio. Executive Vice President of the elders, Dr. Asuquo Edidem Etim, said appointing Akpabio as minister could hurt President Buhari’s next level agenda and create instability in Akwa Ibom State. The Akwa Ibom State Working Committee,…

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GOD WILL SOON EXPOSE THOSE WHO RIGGED ME OUT OF SENATORIAL ELECTION- AKPABIO

Godswill Akpabio, senator who represented Akwa Ibom north-west district in the 8th assembly, says God will soon expose those who “fraudulently orchestrated” his loss in the last national assembly election. Speaking at Ukana, Essien Udim local government area of the state while empowering some of his constituents, Akpabio accused Mike Igini, resident electoral commissioner of the state, of denying him of the mandate freely given to him. He described Igini as the “most compromised electoral officer in Nigeria and should not be allowed to hold public office”. He insisted that…

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AKPABIO APOLOGISES TO PDP OVER THE WAY HE LEFT THE PARTY

Nigerian lawmaker Senator Godswill Akpabio Thursday apologised to members of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the manner he left the party months before the 2019 general elections. “I apologize to my colleagues in the PDP for the manner I left,” Akpabio said in a tweet by Nigeria Senate at its valedictory session in Abuja. “I know they miss me.” Akpabio left the PDP in August 2018 for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). “Let the world know I’ve joined APC, I’m now a progressive,” Akpabio said in August 2018. “What…

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IBOM AIR BEGINS COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS TODAY

Ibom Air, the first commercial airline to be owned and operated by a state government in Nigeria and Africa, will begin full commercial operations on June 7, an official said. Ekerete Udoh, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Udom Emmanuel, made this known in a statement on Thursday. Mr Udoh said that the airline, having fulfilled all the regulatory conditions and requirements, was certified fit to commence commercial operations, leading to the maiden flight billed for tomorrow, June 7th. “It will maintain regular daily flights to both Lagos (MMA2) and…

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CRISIS ROCKS AKWA IBOM APC AS BATTLE OVER MINISTERIAL TICKET RAGES

By Levinus Nwabughiogu Following his inauguration for second term, all eyes are on President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to take Nigeria to the ‘next level’. Buhari In his first term, which ended on Wednesday, the President worked with a team of ministers to realize his change agenda but many Nigerians wouldn’t hesitate to say the team failed. Very soon, Buhari is expected to assembly another cabinet to help him deliver on the new mandate and it is against this backdrop that the people of Akwa Ibom State are making suggestions on…

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AKWA IBOM KIDNAPPED EXPATRIATE REGAINS FREEDOM

[FILES] Kidnap.<br />PHOTO: google.com/search Mr Gasser Nasser, an expatriate worker with the Zenith Construction Company, Mbiaya, in Uruan Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom has been rescued from kidnappers. Nasser was rescued by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the state police command. Police Public Relations’ Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Uyo on Friday. Macdon said three suspect kidnappers who attempted to escape during the rescued operation were gunned down by the police. “On May 17, Special Anti…

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AKPABIO WINS ROUND ONE AS AKWA IBOM ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL REFUSED TO VACATE ORDER

The National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, yesterday slammed the Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Engr Chris Ekpenyong and the Party over an attempt to cause the Tribunal to reverse itself The Tribunal had granted an exparte order to Senator Godswill Akpabio and the All Progressives Congress (APC) for inspection of materials in the custody of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). PDP had sought a counter order of the Tribunal to bar the APC and Senator Godswill Akpabio from inspecting electoral…

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GUNMEN ABDUCT EXPATRIATE, KILL POLICE ORDERLY IN AKWA IBOM

Patrick Odey, Uyo An expatriate worker with the Zenith Construction Company handling the construction of Mbiaya/Mbiakong road in Uruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Fad Hamoua, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. Hamoua was kidnapped in the early hours of Tuesday while his orderly, Sergeant Mohammed Garba, reportedly died while trying to rescue him from his captors. It was gathered that Hamoua was abducted when he went to buy cement from a local cement shop within the community. The Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko MacDon, who confirmed…

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AKPABIO SPEAKS ABOUT DUMPING APC, COMING BACK TO PDP

Seun Opejobi  A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has reacted to report of him planning to defect back to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Akpabio, who was a former Governor of Akwa Ibom, had last year announced his resignation as Minority Leader of the Red Chamber and defected to the ruling APC. However, there have been speculations that the lawmaker was planning to return to the PDP. Reacting to the report, the lawmaker insisted that he was comfortable in the…

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