Akpabio, Kalu, others begin battle to unseat Lawan as Senate president

Ahead of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly in June, some senators-elect have begun lobbying for the presidency of the upper chamber. Aspirants for the top Senate and House of Representatives positions are expected to start declaring interest in their choice positions once the National Assembly resumes from election break on March 14. Apart from the senate presidency, other positions that will be filled include the speaker of the House of Representatives and deputy senate president as well as the principal offices. The principal officers are leaders of the majority and minority caucuses, which are largely based on membership

Supreme Court attacks Farooq Kperogi, other critics, over judgements on Lawan, Akpabio

The Supreme Court on Saturday came hard on some Nigerians who had been “venting convoluted anger”, following its recent pronouncements, which affirmed a former Governor of the Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, and Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, senatorial candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the February 25 elections. The Apex Court warned purveyors of such attacks on the judiciary and Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, especially the United States-based Professor, Farooq Kperogi and Progressive Minds Forum, to desist and channel such energies to political parties which “fail to organise themselves well.” The Director of Press And Information

Why NDDC Interim Managing Director Was Sacked

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, may have pushed for the removal of Joy Nunieh as the acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Mr Akpabio’s ministry supervises the NDDC. Sources close to both Mr Akpabio and Ms Nunieh said the relationship between the two became rancorous lately to a point that the former NDDC chief refused to pick the minister’s phone calls. President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday named Kemebradikumo Pondei, a professor of medicine, as a replacement for Ms Nunieh. Mr Pondei is to serve as acting managing director of the troubled NDDC until

By |February 20th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Niger Delta: 9,000 abandoned projects to be completed by FG- Akpabio

The Federal Government yesterday promised to complete about 9,000 projects lying fallow in the Niger Delta region. This was disclosed by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswil Akpabio who briefed State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa Abuja. Senator Akpabio said that the approval to complete the abandoned projects, construction of nine housing estate as well as building one skill acquisition Centre in each of the states under the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, was given by the council. He disclosed that work

By |February 6th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Saraki, Akpabio, Omogunwa, 215 Others Asked To Return Their Official Number Plates

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) had requested the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, to retrieve the official vehicle identification plates from about 69 senators and 151 members of the House of Representatives who failed to return to the 9th National Assembly. The FRSC Public Education Officer, Corps Commander, Bisi Kareem,said in a statement that : “We have written to the clerk of the National Assembly to direct former lawmakers to return official number plates issued to them. We expect the clerk to reach out to them; we cannot get across to them ourselves, that was why we wrote

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

‘Don’t Appoint Akpabio Minister’ – APC Elders Write Buhari

Elders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom State, have alleged that former governor of the state, Senator Godswill Akpabio is unfit to become a minister under the next administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The elders, in a letter to President Buhari, which was made available to newsmen yesterday, warned him not to dent his image by appointing Senator Akpabio as a minister because of the corruption allegations hanging on his neck. The group, under the aegis of Ibom Integrity Initiative, in the protest letter, warned that appointing the former governor a minister will only be an invitation

By |May 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Movement Or Defection: Akpabio Has Capsized Like A Faulty Boat- PDP

The statement by Senator Godswill Akpabio, that he never defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but only moved into the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been dismissed, with the former Governor likened to a faulty capsized boat. During a chat with journalists in his office on Wednesday, the Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State, Barr. Goddy Umoh, stated that what Akpabio termed as movement is not known to the law, or the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He said: “What we know is defection and that is exactly what he (Akpabio)

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

“Pharaohs That You See Today, Tomorrow, We shall See Them No More” –Fayose

-- I can't be intimidated with EFCC to join the APC like Godswill Akpabio for fear of going to jail Former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose has lambasted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, after he was granted bail by the court. Speaking with press men in Lagos after he regained freedom, Fayose said he cannot be intimidated to join APC because he is not Godswill Akpabio. In his words: “Let me say very expressly that I’m not like my friend, Godswill Akpabio that they used EFCC to intimidate and he joined APC out

By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |2 Comments
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