Posts Tagged ‘Akwa-Ibom’

Udom Emmanuel Declares 65 Cult Groups Unlawful In A’Ibom State, To Prosecute Defaulters

by Seun Adeuyion March 17, 2020
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, yesterday, signed into law the Cultism and Other Violent Behaviour (Prohibition) Order, 2020 for the state. The Governor while endorsing the new law in an emergency Executive Council Meeting at the Exco Chambers, Government House Uyo, declared the proscription of 65 cult groups in the state, with effect […]

A’Ibom govt shuts down school over students unrest

by Seun Adeuyion February 20, 2020
The Akwa Ibom State Government has closed down Government Technical College, Ewet in Uyo local government area indefinitely over unrest, which left many including the Divisional Police Officer in the area injured. Students of the school had on Wednesday, 19th February engaged in a fight that led to the destruction of properties, and injuries to […]

Fake ”CBN governor” bags three years for N4.5m fraud

by Chuks Azotanion February 17, 2020
Justice Agatha Anulika Okeke of a Federal High Court, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has convicted and sentenced Nwalozie Onyebuchi Julius, who used the identity of Dr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria to commit fraud, to three years imprisonment without an option of fine. The convict was arraigned by the Uyo Zonal […]

Jan. 25 Rerun elections: Big losers, winners

by Seun Adeuyion February 3, 2020
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), penultimate Saturday conducted rerun elections in parts of the country as ordered by the courts. The chairman of the commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, had said the rerun and supplementary polls would be held in 11 states, one senatorial zone, 12 federal constituencies and 15 state constituencies. While some of […]

Ekpenyong describes Akpabio as an ‘uncommon failure’, says ‘I am ashamed of him’

by Seun Adeuyion January 30, 2020
The Senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, Christopher Ekpenyong, has described Godswill Akpabio as “uncommon failure”. Ekpenyong said this on Thursday in Abuja while speaking with journalists after he was sworn in as the senator representing the district. He defeated Akpabio, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the rerun election that was held last […]

Akpabio blames PDP for Essien LG violence in A/Ibom rerun

by Seun Adeuyion January 25, 2020
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has dissociated himself from the alleged violence in the Akwa Ibom rerun election in Essien Udim Local Government Area. A statement by Akpabio’s Chief Press Secretary, Anietie Ekong, on Saturday, said the decision of the minister and that of his party, the All Progressives Congress, to withdraw […]