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Akwa Ibom Elders write IGP, reject anti-terrorism unit


  Elders and stakeholders in Akwa Ibom have written a petition to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, over the plan to set up an anti-terrorism unit at the state police command, Ikot Akpanabia, Uyo, the state capital. The stakeholders led by the former national publicity secretary of …

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Akpabio to Saraki, Dogara: You’re minority, resign now

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Amidst the pandemonium that greeted the just concluded 2019 budget presentation at the National Assembly, Senator Godswill Akpabio (APC, Akwa Ibom) has called on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and House of Reps. Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, to resign. Briefing newsmen at the National Assembly complex shortly after the rowdy budget …

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ICPC kicks off nationwide campaign against vote-buying in 2019 polls


Ahead of the 2019 elections, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has launched a nationwide campaign against vote-buying in the country. The commission stated that Section 6(a) of the ICPC Act 2000 empowered it to prosecute vote-buyers which it described as another form of corruption. Addressing …

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APC, EFCC planning to cripple PDP states, says Secondus

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Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party,  on Wednesday alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the police had entered into a secret agreement with the All Progressives Congress to cripple  PDP states. Secondus added that the alleged move was aimed at stopping the …

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2019 Presidency: Akpabio insists APC will win in Akwa Ibom

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The Senator representing Akwa Ibom North-West, Godswill Akpabio, on Sunday said he would ensure the victory of the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom State in 2019. He said he had no doubt that with the massive support and commitment of party members, victory for the APC was a done …

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No plan to impeach Emmanuel – APC


The All Progressive Congress says it has no plan whatsoever to impeach Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom as being speculated in some quartres. The state APC Chairman, Mr Ime Okopido, stated this while speaking with newsmen in Uyo on Thursday, while reacting to the crisis in the state House of …

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2019: ‘Akwa Ibom APC can’t go far with Akpabio’

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A former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Victor Attah, has doubted the capacity of ex-governor of the state, Senator Godswill Akpabio,  to ensure victory for the All Progressives Congress in the state in 2019. Akpabio, who quit as the Senate Minority Leader recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to …

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Man gets death sentence for killing pregnant wife


An Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene Judicial Division has sentenced a father of seven, Friday Uko, to death by hanging for kicking and killing his pregnant wife, Mrs. Patience Uko. Friday, a native of Ikot Ossom in Obot Akara Local Government Area of the state, was …

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