Tag: Akwa Ibom

In Akwa Ibom, Striking Workers Invade House Of Assembly

by Zenith Oduah Striking workers in Akwa Ibom have blocked the entrance to the State House of Assembly following a disagreement with the state government regarding salaries. The workers embarked on a three-day warning strike in Uyo, the state capital, on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The trouble was said to[Read More…]

Standing For The Truth? PDP BoT Member, Don Etiebet Insists His Party ‘Doctored’ Akwa Ibom Guber Election Results

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Don Etiebet, insists that his party did not win the April 11th governorship election in Akwa Ibom state. Also, Mr. Etiebet expressed outrage over an alleged attempt by his party and the Independent National Electoral Commission to doctor the[Read More…]

Governors From Rivers, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Move To Hijack PDP From Jonathan

The governors, outgoing and surviving, want to chart a new course for the party with them in the driving seat. But they are also disposed to bringing in as many of those frustrated out by President Jonathan as possible, sources familiar with the development told The Nation in Abuja yesterday.[Read More…]

We Can’t Cancel Rivers, Akwa Ibom Results Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it has no power to cancel the results of the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. It made this known to The PUNCH a few hours after the European Union Election Observation Mission to Nigeria on[Read More…]

APC Boycott Akwa Ibom Guber Polls, Demands Cancellation, Voters Shot

by Deji Abiodun The All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom State has announced the boycott of the governorship and state House of Assembly elections in the state. The decision by th party to call for the boycott and cancellation of the elections followed a reported widespread hijack of electoral materials[Read More…]

#NigeriaDecides APC Guber Candidate Umana Okon Calls for Cancellation Of Polls In Akwa Ibom Over Alleged Irregularities

By Chris Nomjov The All Progressives Congress (APC), Governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Umana Okon Umana has called for the cancellation of the presidential and senatorial elections in Akwa Ibom due to alleged irregularities recorded across polling units in the state. It would be recalled that the All Progressive[Read More…]

‘Vote My Husband & You Are Assured Of 45% Appointment’ Patience Jonathan Makes Another Campaign Promise

by Deji Abiodun The First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan, says the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will give 45% affirmative to women, if President Jonathan is re-elected. Mrs Jonathan made the remark while speaking at the Women Presidential rally in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital. The first lady[Read More…]

PDP Will Win Elections In All States In The South – Akpabio Declares

by Musa Abdullahi & Agency Reporter The PDP Governors Forum on Monday said that the party would win elections in all the states in the south of the country including Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Chairman of the Forum and Gov of Akwa Ibom, Chief[Read More…]

Iniobong Umoh: Akwa Ibom And The Wind Of Change

The battle for the political soul of Akwa ibom state has just begun with the release of gubernatorial campaign schedules of the major political parties. Sometime in September last year, I did an expose on the major gubernatorial aspirants of the Pdp and I made some predictions as to the[Read More…]

Akpabio’s Unity Choir Bags Guinness World Records Honour

A Nigerian choral group in Akwa Ibom State has shattered the hitherto existing world record for the largest number of Christmas carol singers in the world. The Guinness World Records honour posted its website www.guinessworldrecords.com, was broken by the group known as the Unity Choir in a concert held at[Read More…]