Senate warns on debt trap, okays $2.9b foreign loan
The Senate yesterday warned the Federal Government to stop taking external loans, urging it to find other means of generating revenue internally, rather than throw the country into a debt trap.
I will continue to be fair, unbias in appointment - Buhari
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari said he will continue to ensure equitable and fair distribution of appointments among the 36 states of the federation without being bias. Buhari, since assumption in office in 2015, has come under criticism from different sections of the country for allegedly favouring the northern region of the country in appointments of…
I wanted Buhari to win not Jonathan in 2015-Akpabio
Former Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, has said he never believed in his former party'ds presidential candidate, Goodluck Jonathan but instead supported President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 election. He disclosed this during a meeting of elders and leaders of Akwa Ibom State with Buhari in Abuja on Monday. “In 2015, we had a son…
Ahead of 2019, South-south APC reviews winning strategies
The South-south Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ntufam Hilliard Etta has said he has no disagreement with Senator Bassey Otu, stressing that the little...
Akpabio’s second term senatorial bid under threat over zoning
Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio’s hope of going back to the Senate in 2019 without challenges might be a mirage as a former member of the House of Representatives and senatorial aspirant under the platform of the All Progressive Congress ...
Between Amaechi and Akpabio
My task today is to compare and contrast two illustrious sons of the Niger Delta Region. They are Rotimi Amaechi and Godswill Akpabio.
Udom Emmanuel to run for second term
Akwa Ibom state governor Udom Emmanuel has said he will announce his intention to run for governor for a second term on Friday. The governor in a post on his verified Twitter handle said he will 'submit' himself as the state's 'Servant-Leader' just like he did in 2014. "Tomorrow, just as I did in 2014,…
Akwa Ibom PDP urges security agencies to investigate Akpabio over inciting comment
The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on security agencies to investigate alleged threat of ‘war’ declared on the state by former Minority Senate Leader, God’swill Akpabio ahead of the 2019 elections.
‘Akpabio’s defection, a blessing to Akwa Ibom government’
A group, known as Akwa Ibom State Leaders Vanguard, has described the exit of Senator Godswill Akpabio from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a blessing, alleging that, such action would give governor Udom Emmanuel a conducive ambience to operate.
Ex-governors the problem of the Nigerian Senate - Donald Duke
A former governor of Cross River State has said the Nigerian Senate may not be peaceful until former state governors stop becoming lawmakers after leading their states. Donald Duke, also in the running for the Nigerian presidency, said the Nigerian Senate has become a "retirement home" for the former governors. "The Senate won’t find peace…