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‘Secondus accuses APC, DSS, of plotting to forcefully take over Akwa Ibom State

‘Secondus accuses APC, DSS, of plotting to forcefully take over Akwa Ibom State

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP, has accused the All progressives Congress of being in cahoots with the Department of State Services to upturn the Akwa Ibom State governorship elections won by Udom Emmanuel. Acting National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, says the opposition party is well aware of the plot. Secondus, stated this

Akwa Ibom to spend N500m on ambulance services- Health Commissioner

The Akwa Ibom Government says it is planning to establish a functional ambulance services, estimated to cost about N500 million in order to boost healthcare delivery in the state. Dr Dominic Ukpong, the State Commissioner of Health, who addressed newsmen on Saturday in Uyo, said that the envisaged services would be part of government’s emergency

Tribunal orders inspection of 450,000 ballot papers used in Akpabio’s election

The National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal for Akwa Ibom on Friday ordered the inspection of 450,000 ballot papers used in declaring Gov. Godswill Akpabio as Senator-elect. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Akpabio the winner of the March 28 Senatorial Election for Akwa Ibom North West District. This declaration

Emmanuel, Akpabio’s candidate wins in Akwa Ibom, APC kicks

The Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel was Sunday evening declared winner of the state governorship poll in all the 31 local councils of the state. Emmanuel, who was picked by Governor Godswill Akpabio to succeed him, polled 996,071 votes ahead of the All Progressives Congress’ Umana Okon Umana,

Akwa Ibom REC confirms arrest of retired General, 10 corps members

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Austin Okojie, Saturday evening confirmed the arrest of 10 National Youth Scorps members, a serving soldier and a retired General, for attempting to rig elections. The arrests were reportedly made in the home of the retired General and former NYSC Director, Gen. Edet Akpan, by men

Soldier, others killed in Rivers, Akwa Ibom violence

An army officer and three other persons were feared dead during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State this Saturday. In Buguma , Asari Local Government Area, sounds of gunshots rented the air while many houses were razed in Bera, Gokana Local Council. Commander of the 2nd Brigade, Nigeria Army, Bori Camp, General

Clark writes aggrieved ex-Akwa Ibom guber aspirants, blasts Buhari

Acclaimed Ijaw leader and former Federal Commissioner, Chief Edwin Clark, on Thursday took a swipe at the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, accusing him of having a ‘dark and sordid past’. The vocal politician argued that Buhari was incapable of ruling a democratic state, noting that the former Head of

Environmental degradation: Community seeks $100m yearly compensation from Mobil

The Ibeno community in Akwa Ibom state wants oil giant Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) to pay 100 million dollars annually to the community as compensation for environmental degradation in the area. Paramount Ruler of the community, Chief Effiong Archianga, said the “mandatory fee of 100 million dollars annually was desirable.’’ The paramount ruler spoke in

Akpabio’s ally, Udom Emmanuel wins Akwa Ibom governorship primaries

Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, an associate of Governor Godwill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, today emerged the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in next year’s governorship poll in the state. Emmanuel, who recently resigned as the Secretary to the State Government, polled 1201, to beat other distant rivals at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, recently christened

HIV/AIDS: Akwa Ibom sets up 397 PMTCT sites

The Akwa Ibom Government says it has so far established 397 sites for Prevention-of-Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Emem Bassey, made the disclosure on Saturday in Uyo while interacting with newsmen on the theme of this year’s World AIDS Day. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports

2015: Akwa Ibom SSG, A-G, two others resign

Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government, Mr. Udom Emmanuel; the Attonery-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ekpenyong Ntekim; Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Ita Umoh Udo; and Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Iboro Ekanem on Tuesday resigned their appointments to contest various positions in next year’s elections. The Nigerian Times learnt that

Akwa Ibom to train 150 doctors for specialist hospital

Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom says the state government will train 150 doctors in specialist courses abroad to man 20th Anniversary Specialist Hospital in the state. Akpabio made this known when he received, Dr Femi Thomas, Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), in Uyo on Friday. He said that the doctors would

Confusion over Boko Haram threat in Akwa Ibom

There has been palpable apprehension in Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria, over an alleged threat by members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram. Already text messages purportedly sent by a commander of the sect, alerting residents of an impending attack, are currently in wide circulation in the oil-rich state. Boko Haram had recently vowed

18 illegal immigrants repatriated from Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has repatriated 18 illegal immigrants to their various countries through the Seme border. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Ibisha Jaja, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Uyo on Monday. He said the repatriated illegal immigrants included 10 Burkinabes, seven Togolese and