Gov Udom presents N651.5 billion budget for 2018

. Governor Udom Emmanuel (L) presenting the 2018 budget estimates to the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Onofiok Luke. Photo: Assembly Press Corps  ____________________________________________     By Itoro BASSEY   overnor Udom Emmanuel, Friday, presented N651.500 billion 2018 budget estimates to the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly. The 2018 budget […]

Nigerian foreign mission worst in the world – Akpabio

. Senator Akpabio  ___________________________________________   Senate Minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, has said that Nigeria has one of the worst foreign missions in the world. In his contribution to debates on the condition of the nation’s foreign mission, he pointed out that the under-funding of Nigeria’s embassies abroad has constituted a huge embarrassment. Recalling his experiences […]

Akpabio: PDP will not support separatist agenda

. Senator Akpabio _________________________________________________   Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate Caucus, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, has assured Nigerians that the party will not support any separatist agenda in the country. Akpabio made this known while speaking at the Non-Elective Convention of the PDP in Abuja on Saturday. He said the party would continue to promote […]

Albert leads debate as Petroleum Industry Bill passes second reading in Senate

. Bassey Albert Akpan  _______________________________________________   A Bill for an Act to provide for the administrative framework for the Nigerian Petroleum industry and for other matters connected therewith, Thursday, 27th July, 2017 passed through second reading in the Senate. The bill was read the first time on the 25th day of July 2017 . The […]

Bakassi: Senate begins probe into killing of 97 Nigerians by Cameroon Gendarmes over N100,000 boat levy

* As Green Tree Agreement unsigned 15 years after   Nigeria Senate has commenced an exploratory probe into the heinous killing of ninety seven Nigerians killed during an attack in Bakassi by Cameroonian gendarmes over alleged non-payment of a discriminatory boat levy of N100,000. This is coming just as the peace agreement otherwise known as […]

Uyo Senate seat: Group to ban Saraki, 10 others from entering US

Bassey Albert & Bassey Etim  _________________________________________________   The controversy surrounding the refusal by the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, to inaugurate Hon. Bassey Etim as the senator representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District as ordered by a competent court of jurisdiction, is gradually assuming an international dimension. PELDEF, it would be recalled, had […]