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15 Mar 2019
Out of the total mobile subscriptions connected for voice services in Nigeria as at the end of 2018, states in the south west region including Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo had 51.7 million subscribers, amounting to 30.3 per cent. Statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) put Nigeria’s active voice subscriptions as…
12 Mar 2019
The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has alleged that there was widespread inducement of voters, security agencies’ intimidation of journalists and observers during last Saturday’s gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections. In its second interim report endorsed by Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association Election Working Group (NBA-EWG), Mazi Afam Osigwe, yesterday, it stated that political parties induced…
12 Mar 2019
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the outcome of the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections in the Niger Delta geopolitical zone, especially in Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Delta. APC’s National Vice Chairman South-South, Mr. Hilliard Eta, in a statement yesterday insisted that the outcome of the poll was not a true…
12 Mar 2019
The fact that Nigeria has not been torn apart following the 2019 elections, as some vicious predictions envisaged, shows that the election was successful. There is peace in the land and people are going about their businesses unmolested. There is cause to celebrate the escape from the election windstorm. No doubt, it was not without…
9 Mar 2019
As Nigerians vote today, not less than 70 women are in the governorship race on different political platforms in many states of the federation...
9 Mar 2019
Barely 24 hours to the conduct of the Governorship and House of Assembly elections, suspected hoodlums have set fire on the Independent National Electoral Commission office [INEC] office in Ibesikpo/Asutan Council of Akwa Ibom State. However, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, the incident would not deterred the commission from carrying out its…
8 Mar 2019
Civil Society group, has expressed concern over the increasing reports of attacks on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) materials and structures. Dr Hussaini Abdu, Chairman, Watching The Vote Working Group at a news conference on YIAGA AFRICA’s pre-election report, also condemned attacks on INEC officials. Abdu called on the security agencies to effectively deploy…
6 Mar 2019
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s refusal to acknowledge the defeat of Senator Godswill Akpabio as matter of great concern to Akwa Ibom people and Nigerians at large. Reacting to the vice president’s remarks while on a visit to the state…
5 Mar 2019
The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRMIDP) has expressed concern over the ejection of Nigerian refugees by Cameroon Government in spite of passionate appeal. The Commissioner of NCRMIDP, Hajia Sadiya Umar, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. “It is highly regrettable and sad to note that despite the…
3 Mar 2019
Sooner than later, most politicians, especially from Western Nigeria who have apparently overrated their capacity to deliver votes and consistently failed to do so to their more resourceful allies in Abuja will know the implications of former U.S President Obama’s assertion that, ‘elections have consequences,’ after all. Here is the thing, most politicians and political…
3 Mar 2019
Apart from those that were, one way or the other involved in the conception and planning stages, as well as a few others in government circles, not many people, including Akwa Ibom indigenes were fully aware that the state would venture into the aviation industry, by floating its own airline. That only became public knowledge…
1 Mar 2019
The EFCC on Friday re-arraigned the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro, in a Federal High Court Lagos, on 10 counts of N1.4 billion fraud. EFCC had preferred was first arranged before Justice Muslim Hassan on Dec.18, 2018. Also named in the charge, is the incumbent governor of Akwa Ibom, Gov.Emmanuel Udom,…


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The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Anambra chapter, has congratulated Prof. Chukwuma Soludo on his one year anniversary in office as governor of the state.
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A socio-political group, Us4Us Movement, has canvassed the support of the national leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for Sen. Godswill Akpabio to be become the 10th Senate President.
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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Sunday depart Abuja for London, UK, where he will deliver a public lecture at King’s College, London.