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Cultism does not pay, embrace education – Senator Akpabio tells youths

The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has urged youths to stay away from anti-social vices and use their times wisely to pursue many educational programmes that are available nationwide.

Why I support Governor Emmanuel – Emmanuel Ekuwem

Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, has given reasons for his support for the state governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel.

Governor Ambode reiterates support for united, indivisible Nigeria

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday paid a courtesy visit on his counterpart in Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, where he again reiterated support for a united and indivisible Nigeria.

Court affirms SERAP’s right to sue against double pay for ex-governors

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ruled that the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has “sufficient interest to bring its suit to stop former governors and now serving senators and ministers from receiving double pay and life pensions, and to seek recovery of over N40bn of public funds unduly received by these public officers.”

Akwa Ibom PDP bars members from commenting on Governor Emmanuel’s feud with Senator Akpabio

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Akwa Ibom State, has barred its members from making further comments on the political feud between the state governor, Udom Emmanuel, and the Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio.

2019: I’ve no rift with Governor Emmanuel – Senator Akpabio

Against the backdrop of wild speculations of an ongoing rift with Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State, the Senate Minority Leader and Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, Godswill Akpabio, has denied the media insinuations of any such rift.

Benue killings: We’re tired of observing a minute silence – Senator Ekweremadu

The Deputy Senate president, Sen Ike Ekweremadu has on Tuesday condemned the recent attack and killings of innocent people by allegedly Fulani herdsmen, noting that the ‘Nigerian Senate’ is tired of observing a minute silence for the dead.

NPFL: Akwa United are beatable – Gbenga Ogunbote

Enugu Rangers head coach Gbenga Ogunbote is confident his side can secure victory over 'beatable' Akwa United in Sunday's encounter.

Akwa Ibom commissioner denies rift between Senator Akpabio, Governor Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Uwemedimo Nwoko, has dismissed the insinuation that there is a clash of interest between former governor of the state, Godswill Akpabio, and the incumbent, Governor Udom Emmanuel, as the 2019 election gets closer.

Governor Emmanuel sacks commissioner over alleged rift with Senator Akpabio

The Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has sacked the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Udo Ekpenyong.

2019: Why I may not support Governor Emmanuel for second term – Senator Akpabio

A former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has given conditions under which he will support incumbent Governor Udom Emmanuel for second term.

Senator Akpabio celebrates Christmas with prisons inmates

The Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, visited the Ikot Ekpene Prisons, Akwa Ibom State, on Monday, to celebrate the Christmas with the inmates.

DSS official threatens to shoot journalists at Akwa Ibom Govt House

Akwa Ibom State Government House journalists yesterday berated a Department of State Services (DSS) official for threatening to shoot members of the Correspondents’ Chapel who went to keep an appointment with the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor, Mr. Ekerete Udo.

Senate threatens to arrest NAPIMS chief Roland Ewubare

The Senate Committee on Local Content has ordered Mr. Roland Ewubare, the Group General Manager of National Petroleum Investment and Management Service (NAPIMS) to appear before it in the next 24 hours or risk being slammed the sanctions of shunning Senate’s invitation.

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Senator Ekweremadu: Dapchi girls possibly starving, ill in the forest

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Police nab ex-convict for impersonating Ogun director to swindle people

Police in Ogun State have nabbed an ex convict, one Surajudeen Adeleke Balogun, for allegedly impersonating and using the picture of a Director of Finance in the state civil service to perpetuate fraud on Facebook.

Probe Attorneys-General who didn’t prosecute murder suspects – Femi Falana tells NBA

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has written to the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Abubakar Mahmud (SAN), requesting that the Attorneys-General and Commissioners of Justice of various states who have refused to prosecute suspects arrested for various killings in their domains be investigated.

‘Unsolved’ re-examines Biggie and Tupac murder cases

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475 Boko Haram suspects freed for lack of evidence

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NLC facilitates release of 23 inmates in Gombe

The Gombe chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has secured the release of 23 prison inmates after paying their fines.