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17 Aug 2018
A driver attached to Ramlac company in Lekki area of Lagos State, who absconded with the company’s truck three months ago, has been arrested by men of the Federal Anti Robbery Squad, Lagos police command, in his home town in Ikot-Ekpene, Akwa-Ibom State. The suspect, Isaiah Ezekiel, who was employed barely a month before he committed…
12 Aug 2018
Last Wednesday’s defection of the former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Obot Akpabio, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown up fresh variables in the state’s political equation. Akpabio’s exit has also stirred both anger and joy in equal measure in the state, just as it has shocked many,…
9 Aug 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for immediate unfreezing of the official accounts of Akwa Ibom and Benue states blocked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
9 Aug 2018
The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has condemned the alleged freezing of the bank accounts of the Benue State government by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
6 Aug 2018
The deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Moses Ekpo has described the rumour making the rounds that, he has resigned from office as false. The spokesperson to Ekpo, Ekikere Umo, said the rumour is a misrepresentation of facts, insisting that his principal has no plan of leaving the People's Democratic Party  (PDP). The rumours…
12 Jul 2018
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has disclosed plans to boost rice production in the state with the coming of a 1.5 million metric tonnes of rice mill due for commissioning this week. The investment, according to him, is to crash the price of the staple food in the state.   The Governor said this…
6 Jul 2018
Oil rich communities in Akwa Ibom State are alleging neglect “despite being the goose that lays the golden egg and gives Nigeria a lifeline.” In a letter to Governor Udom Emmanuel and signed by the National President, Ekid People’s Union (EPU), Prof. Asindi Andrew Asindi, the Eket people said “Eket and Esit Eket Local Government…
3 Jul 2018
States in the country where former governors, deputies and other government appointees are put on life pensions are doing so at the detriment of poor masses in such state, the Executive Director of African Center for Leadership, Strategy and Development, Dr Otive Igbuzor has said. Dr Igbuzor stated this at a two-day multi-stakeholders strategic retreat,…
28 Jun 2018
A former Accord Party's governorship aspirant in Akwa Ibom State was shot dead yesterday at his newly opened hotel in Mowe, Ogun State The deceased, Okon Iyanama was also a former executive director, Marketing Communication of Globacom, and business mogul before joining politics. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the tragic death…
27 Jun 2018
Akwa Ibom Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini speaks on the 2019 general elections and other topical issues surrounding it. SAMSON EZEA reports. Fragmented opposition and too many political parties Ordinarily, it is the task of INEC to promote the electoral participation of as many Nigerians in the political process as possible in their diversity. This…
21 Jun 2018
There have been a great deal of controversy and secrecy around the quantum and composition of debts owed by Akwa Ibom State government to the banks and contractors, especially the portion incurred by the Akpabio administration. The problem is exacerbated by the apparent cold war between the incumbent governor Udom Emmanuel and his predecessor, Senator…
6 Jun 2018
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel likes bombastic hyperbole in many of his utterances and public statements. He boasts about his over $1 million a year pay cheque when he was a banker, talks of his Business School education in top institutions in Europe and America, wide international contacts and even his direct connection with…

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