Tag: Akwa Ibom

Governor Udom Moves To Make Akwa Ibom Cocoa Production Hub, Targets 60,000 Hectare of Plantation

The government of Akwa Ibom is putting measures in place to make the State a cocoa production hub within the entire West African sub-region, targeting over 60,000 hectares of cocoa plantations. To fast track the project, over 30,000 hectares of improved cocoa plantations have been set up across various local government[Read More…]

PDP Sweeps Akwa Ibom Re-run Elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State has won last Saturday’s re-run elections in all five constituencies where the exercise was conducted. The results published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) showed that in Itu, Mr Idongesit Ituen of the PDP polled 12,043 while Mr Idongesit Ekpanya[Read More…]

DSS DG Lawal Daura Denies Collecting N4bn From PDP In Akwa Ibom, Abia, Rivers And Taraba

The Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, has denied the allegation that he collected N4bn from the Peoples Democratic Party’s governors of Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Abia and Taraba states to influence the judgment of the Supreme Court in their favour in the recently decided electoral cases by[Read More…]

Finally, Supreme Court Explains Why It Set Aside Judgment of The Akwa Ibom Guber Tribunal

The Supreme Court has explained why it set aside the judgment of the Akwa Ibom State governorship election tribunal and that of the appellate court in a petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate Mr Umana Umana in the Akwa Ibom State governorship election. In a[Read More…]

Odigie-Oyegun Meets Akwa Ibom APC Delegation Over Supreme Court Governorship Judgement

  The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Thursday met APC leaders in Akwa Ibom state over the recent Supreme Court judgement on the disputed governorship election in the state. The meeting with the Akwa Ibom delegation which held at the APC National Secretariat[Read More…]

Oyedepo Declares That Governor Udom’s Victory At The Supreme Court Is The Triumph Of Light Over Darkness

David Oyedpo, founder and presiding bishop of Living Faith Church World Wide, also known as Winners’ Chapel, says the supreme court validation of the election of Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, is the triumph of “light over darkness”. Speaking on Wednesday at Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom, during[Read More…]

Just In: Supreme Court Affirms Akwa Ibom Governor Udom’s Election

The Supreme Court on Wednesday night in Abuja affirmed the election of Governor Emmanuel Udom as the governor of Akwa Ibom State. Governor Udom had appealed to the Supreme Court against the nullification of his election by the Court of Appeal. The Akwa Ibom State Election Petition Tribunal had earlier[Read More…]

Udom Emmanuel: As Akwa Ibom Awaits Justice at the Supreme Court By Jude Ndukwe

When Governor Udom Emmanuel was declared winner of the April 11, 2015 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Akwa Ibom State erupted in rapturous joy, the type that can only be compared with a football loving nation winning the FIFA Senior World Cup. No doubt, that was[Read More…]

Akwa Ibom House of Assembly elects Onofiok Luke Speaker To Replace Aniekan Uko

The Akwa Ibom House of Assembly has elected a new speaker, following the Court of Appeal’s nullification of the election of the former speaker, Aniekan Uko (PDP- Ibesikpo/Asutan Constituency). The new speaker, elected on Monday, is Onofiok Luke (PDP-Nsit Ubium Constituency). Mr. Luke is a two-term state legislator and the[Read More…]