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Archive: How OBJ made me governor – Akpabio

30 Oct

Mega Times


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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, has revealed how former President Olusegun Obasanjo played a role in his emergence as governor of the state in 2007, noting that the former president’s insistence on fairness and due process, made it possible for him to become the governor of the state. According to Akpabio, who spoke at the 75th birthday party organised for Chief Obasanjo in Lagos, when he won Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primary in 2007, some highly placed politicians in the state, who were unhappy with his emergence connived with party bigwigs in Abuja to deny him the mandate. He noted that the said politicians employed every means,  including bribing the top rank of the party and Federal Government to ensure that he did not fly the flag of the party but Chief Obasanjo insisted that he should be allowed to contest since he had won the…

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30 Oct

Mega Times

By Aniekeme Finbarr.

As Nigeria’s longest serving leader, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday declared support for Governor Udom Emmanuel. In his words, “God is a God of Continuity. Since he created the world. I always say to myself and to my family, If something is good, keep it. Children of God, you have a good product in your hand and if I have a good product in my hand, I will not change it, I will keep it. Governor Udom Emmanuel is a good product, let’s have him for continuity.”Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling

Here are 50 reasons to buttress Obasanjo’s call for continuity

1. In less than 4 years, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has delivered good governance, life touching projects, peace, political cohesion, rededicated the state to God and managed a depressing recession.

2. Statistics shows that Akwa Ibom is second on the table of the few states in Nigeria…

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30 Oct


Akpabio’s False Alarm, A Gimmick Of A Con Artist.

24 Oct

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By Eteubom Sam Peters.
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The #senator representing Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District, Chief Godswill Akpabio about a month ago raised an alarm of an alleged attempt on his life.
The story to this effect was coming from different sources of the media and press releases from some highly-placed members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State and painted a grim claim of three men on a bike riding passed and shooting guns in the air along the senator’s house in his country home, Ukana – Essien Udim  while he was said to be having a meeting with some chieftains of his new found fortress of political criminals.
There were no footage or still pictures coming out to buttress this salacious claim despite the surveillance cameras mounted on his house and the use of smart phones now handy even to the toddlers.
The police authority  has discredited Akpabio’s claims…

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14 Oct

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, on Saturday evening, walked round major streets in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, thanking the people of the state for their support in the last four years and also using the occasion to bid them bye for now.

The governor, who also clutched a placard bearing the inscription ‘Ekiti Kete thank you all and goodbye’, drove through Okesa, Ojumose, Ojaba, Irona and Oke Oriomi areas of the town.

Governor Fayose stopped intermittently to speak to the people and interacted with them.

He used the occasion to thank them and commend them for their support.

He was hailed by the people and many took the opportunity take pictures with him with their phones

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Ohanaeze Declares Total Support for Atiku/Obi Ticket.

14 Oct

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•We were not consulted, S/East PDP insists

•How decision may alter nation’s six top offices. By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Emeka Mamah & Dirisu Yakub.

In what appears to be a direct response to the feeble opposition of the Ebonyi State governor, Chief Dave Umahi, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has asked Ndigbo to accept the choice of Mr. Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, as running mate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in order not to upset the political arrangements ahead of the 2019 general elections.
President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the apex Igbo body, Chief Nnia Nwodo, made the appeal in a telephone interview with Sunday Vanguard, yesterday. He spoke against the backdrop of the claim by Umahi, who is also the Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum, that the zone’s leaders were not consulted before Atiku, a former…

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Outrage: U.S Police Killed Nigerian Man in California

14 Oct

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Nigerian father of one Chinedu Valentine Okobi, 36, has died after the U.S Police used taser on him following a violent struggle with them.

The confrontation occurred on the 1300 block of El Camino Real in Millbrae about 1 p.m. Wednesday. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said Okobi was running in and out of traffic and “immediately assaulted” a deputy who tried to make contact with him.

Four other deputies helped take Okobi into custody. One of them fired a Taser, said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, whose office is investigating the death with the coroner.


obi was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The deputy Okobi allegedly attacked, was also treated at a hospital for unspecified injuries.

The deceased was not armed, but he stood 6-foot-3 and weighed 330 pounds, Wagstaffe said. All of the deputies who were involved in the confrontation…

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14 Oct

Mega Times

A kidnap suspect was recently burnt to death by angry mob in Ekori, Yakurr LGA of Cross River State.

Orient Weekend reports that effort by the police to prevent the suspect from being burnt failed as the police unit that arrived the scene was chased away by the rampaging youths.

According to a source, “the suspect, about 25 years old was caught by some youths in the village, with a pupil he had kid­napped. The youths raised alarm and many youths of the village converged and started beating the kidnap suspect.

“The youths, not satisfied with beating the suspect, quickly dropped some tyres on his body and lit him up to burn to death.”

He said that the reason the police were not allowed to inter­vene was that the youths were not happy with the operation of the police in the area.
“On several occasions, crimes were perpetrated in the…

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Robinson Uwak to Dump APC, Bills to Deliver Oro to PDP

9 Oct

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By David Augustin

Barring any last minute change of mind, the former member representing Oron Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Robinson Uwak, may be dumping his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

A close ally of the former lawmaker, told National Newstrack authoritatively that the Akwa Ibom State governor has been courting Hon Uwak and their had been a meeting between the two at the Government House Uyo, where details of the move were perfected. He said that Hon Uwak had been on the governor’s shopping list since his reliable strong man in his camp, Hon Victor Antai joined former Governor Godswill Akpabio to decamp to the APC.

“The governor has been looking for a strong force to counter the strength of Hon Antai in Oro land and he considers Uwak as that major counterforce”, he said.

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OP-ED: APC unwarranted alarm And Egregious Lies in Akwa Ibom State.

9 Oct

Mega Times

OP-ED: APC unwarranted alarm And Egregious Lies in Akwa Ibom state.
By Anthony Akpan Akpabio and Nsima Ekere
Editor’s note: Public commentator, Anthony Akpan, writes on the alarm raised by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Nsima Ekere and the leadership of the party over a purported threat to life and property of their party members.
I have noted with dismay the false alarm raised by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Nsima Ekere and the leadership of the party over a purported threat to life and property of their party members. members
I am not surprised at the attempt by Ekere and the state leadership of the party to point fingers at the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel which has remained the most peaceful in the history of the state. The successes which the administration has made…

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