2019: Buhari appoints Akpabio national coordinator of presidential support committee

Patrick Odey, Uyo President Buhari has appointed former Senate Minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio as the National Coordinator of the Presidential Support Committee Pastor Mfon Okon, the Akwa Ibom state Coordinator of the committee, who disclosed on Thursday, in Uyo said four indigenes of the state have also been appointment into the committee. They include […]

My resource control fight still haunting me –Attah

Joe Effiong, Uyo Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has disclosed he is still being haunted by his resource control fight which was to make the states manage their resources while paying some percentage to the Federal Government. Though he never expatiated on the manner in which he is still being haunted, Attah […]

Victory under duress: Akwa Ibom INEC denies Nse Ntuen certificate of return

Joe Effiong, Uyo   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom State has withheld the certificate of return of the member representing Essien Udim state constituency, Mr Nse Ntuen, on the grounds that his declaration as winner of March 3, 2019, state House of Assembly election was obtained under duress.   Ntuen who […]

Presidential race: The battleground states

On February 16, Nigerians will troop out to elect a new President that will pilot the affairs of the nation for another four years. Of the 72 presidential candidates on the final list recently released by the Independent National Electoral Commission that are eligible to contest the presidential election, two contenders are generally believed to […]

Failure to Accept Akpabio’s Wife as 2019 Running Mate Real Reason for His Defection

Failure to Accept Akpabio’s Wife as 2019 Running Mate Real Reason for His Defection Ahead of the planned defection of Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio to the All Progressives Congress, APC, it has emerged that his decision may have been influenced by a serious standoff with his hand chosen successor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel over […]

PDP vows to retain power in Akwa Ibom

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to retain power in Akwa Ibom State as well as reclaim power at the centre. The state Chairman of the party, Obong Paul Ekpo, who stated this at the kick off of sensitisation of the 10 federal constituencies on Saturday at Ikot Abasi Local Government Area, said the […]

Senator Akpabio denies link with Niger Delta Avengers

Senator Akpabio denies link with Niger Delta Avengers > > The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied being the sponsor of the militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers or any other militant group for that matter. > > A recent online publication had alleged that a splinter group, the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers […]

Akpabio: A statesman or a con man?

AKPABIO: A STATESMAN OR A CON ARTIST? RE: ANNANG PEOPLES FRONT RED ALERT! (1)  By Peters Ikpe My dear brothers, I read with great consternation a press release, purportedly come from you with the caption: ANNANG PEOPLES FRONT RED ALERT! In the said press statement, you tried frantically to vilify the governor of Akwa Ibom State, His […]

We have sold over two million pencils – Akwa Ibom govt

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The Akwa Ibom State government has said it has sold over two million high-quality pencils since the state began pencils production last year. It said the pencils apart from supplying them to Nigerian markets, the products also found markets in the neighbouring West and East African countries. Special Adviser to the Akwa […]

Udom sacks commissioner for insulting Akpabio

Udom sacks commissioner for insulting Akpabio — 6th January 2018 FROM: JOE EFFIONG, UYO Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has sacked one of his commissioners, Mr Udo Ekpenyong, for allegedly insulting his predecessor, Senator Godswill Akpabio Udo Ekpenyong who until yesterday manned the state ministry of local government and chieftaincy affairs, was sacked through a […]

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