AKWA IBOM APC STRATEGISES ON HOW TO GET ANOTHER JUDGE RECUSED FROM STATE ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL, SEE WHY

Ekere plans to face tribunal on Sunday Following the recuse of Justice Jennifer Ijohor from the election petitions tribunal in Akwa Ibom, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress in the State is said to be combing for evidence to disqualify Justice A. M. Yakubu from the tribunal. A source said the party has dispatched a team of investigators to Gombe State the hometown of the Justice, to run background checks for possible evidence. Justice A. M. Yakubu is the chairman of the governorship petitions tribunal in Akwa Ibom State.…

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GUNMEN KILL 2 SOLDIERS, KIDNAP EXPATRIATES IN AKWA IBOM

On Wednesday, unidentified gunmen killed two soldiers and kidnapped an expatriate at a road construction site in Ukanafun council area of Akwa Ibom State. The two soldiers were shot dead while escorting an expatriate engineer in a routine inspection of a road project along Idim Okpok mini bridge in Inen Ekeffe the boundary village between Oruk Anam and Ukanafun local government area of the state, the reports gathered. An eyewitness, Friday Idiok, told newsmen that the gunmen whisked the expatriate engineer away immediately the two soldiers were shot dead on…

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AKWA IBOM APC IN ABUJA TO LOBBY BULKACHUWA, CJN OVER ELECTION TRIBUNAL PRONOUNCEMENTS

As the witnesses they had lined up refuse to testify in APC’s favour insisting the elections in Akwa Ibom State were free, credible, transparent and fair and that the PDP won the elections free and square; and alarmed that their case at the tribunal is falling apart, the APC in a futile last-ditch efforts have decided to lobby the President of the Court of Appeal and Chief Justice of Nigeria, using a non-existent and unsubstantiated bogeyman involving a female judge at the tribunal. According to credible sources, the APC chieftains…

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AKWA IBOM MEN NOW HANG JUJU ON THEIR PROPERTIES TO SCARE AWAY GOVT DEMOLITION MEN

By Chioma Onuegbu Uyo—SOME residents of Akwa Ibom State have resorted to fastening fetish traditional charms called Ayei, on their property marked for demolition to prevent government officials from carrying out the exercise. Gov Emmanuel forwards nominees list to Akwa Ibom Assembly(Opens in a new browser tab) However, the fetish traditional charms fastened on some illegal structures along Ikot Oku Ikono Junction, where a proposed flyover is to be sited, and the Uyo-Etinan dual carriageway stretching up to Ikot Ekang Junction, were set on fire by officials of the Ministry of…

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AKWA IBOM GOVERNOR RETURNS NEARLY ALL COMMISSIONERS

Joe Effiong, Uyo Barring any last minute changes, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, would have re-appointed more than 90 percent of his former cabinet members if they all scale the screening in the House of Assembly. Appointment of the governor’s former aides were automatically terminated with the expiration of his first term but in the list the governor forwarded to the House, nearly all former commissioners and special advisers have returned. The list attached to a letter dated June 20 and  presented to the House by the Clerk, Mrs. Mandu…

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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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