Police give notorious militant, ‘Overcomer’ 24 hours to surrender arms

Police give notorious militant, ‘Overcomer’ 24 hours to surrender arms

The Police Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi has given a 24-hour ultimatum to a notorious militant in Etim Ekpo Local Government Aarea of the state to surrender his weapons or risks being fished out by the police. Ogunjemilusi disclosed this on Tuesday at Central Primary School, Ikot Akpa Nkuk in Ukanafun Local Government Area where over 200 militants and cultists surrendered their weapons to embrace the amnesty programme of the state government….

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Akpabio, Buhari’s aide speak on assassination attempt on APC governorship candidate, Ekere

Akpabio, Buhari’s aide speak on assassination attempt on APC governorship candidate, Ekere

Senator Godswill Akpabio has reacted to the assassination attempt on the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom State, Nsima Ekere. Ekere escaped gunshots attack at his residence in Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo, in the early morning of Wednesday. It was gathered that Ekere was meeting party leaders in the nearby residence of the Managing Director of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority, Mr Umana Umana, when the bullet was fired…

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Victor Attah to Buhari – Rescue Leah Sharibu as you jail looters

Victor Attah to Buhari – Rescue Leah Sharibu as you jail looters

A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue Leah Sharibu, the kidnapped Christian Dapchi schoolgirl, even as he plans to send more looters to jail. Victor Attah made the call at a media briefing in Lagos on Thursday. The former governor said “it is necessary for Buhari to do so, so he could consolidate on his feats” in his first term. “Buhari should free Leah Sharibu…

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EFCC to arraign Akwa Ibom Senator

EFCC to arraign Akwa Ibom Senator

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday filed charges at an Ikeja High Court against another serving senator, Albert Bassey, for allegedly receiving 12 cars worth N254 million as bribe. Bassey, 45, who is representing Akwa-Ibom North-East, received the vehicles between 2010 and 2014 from Olajide Omokore, a businessman, when he (Bassey) served as the Akwa-Ibom Commissioner for Finance. The EFCC has slammed a 14-count charge bordering on corruption on the duo. Bassey…

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Why Saraki visited Gov. Udom – Akwa Ibom Govt

Why Saraki visited Gov. Udom – Akwa Ibom Govt

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Friday met with the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel. Saraki on his visit to Akwa Ibom was accompanied by other senators, including Bassey Albert who is from the state, Dino Melaye, Biodun Olujimi, Phillip Aduda, Clifford Ordia, and Isa Misau. The Commissioner for Information in the state, Charles Udoh, told newsmen in the state that Saraki’s visit to the state was to show solidarity with Governor Emmanuel. Udoh…

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APC using EFCC to chase away investors from Nigeria – Akwa Ibom Govt

APC using EFCC to chase away investors from Nigeria – Akwa Ibom Govt

The Akwa Ibom State Government has raised the alarm that the activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), if not checked would scare away foreign investors from Nigeria. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Charles Udoh, who stated this when he spoke with newsmen in Uyo, yesterday, said, “if the EFCC witch-hunt is allowed to continue, it would work against the growth of the nation.” According to him, if the anti-graft agency was continually…

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Akwa Ibom: APC members join PDP after Akpabio’s defection

Akwa Ibom: APC members join PDP after Akpabio’s defection

A day after the defection of Senator Godswill Akpabio to the All Progressives Congress (APC), over 1000 members of the party in Oron federal constituency of Akwa Ibom State have joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). State PDP chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo received the defectors, noting that the party was a religion of the people of the state and all Nigerians. Obong Ekpo stressed that the PDP remained committed to the provision of good governance…

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Akwa Ibom government wades into crisis between Exxon Mobil, sacked staff

Akwa Ibom government wades into crisis between Exxon Mobil, sacked staff

The Akwa Ibom State government said it has concluded plans to look into the ongoing stand-off between the Exxon Mobil and over 800 disengaged spy policemen in the company. The commissioner for information and strategy, Mr. Charles Udoh disclosed this in a statement issued to Journalists in Uyo on Saturday. Udoh said this had become expedient in order to forestall any breakdown of law and order following reports that the aggrieved personnel were picketing residential…

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