Synopsis of the Political History of Itu Federal Constituency and the Third Term Conundrum 

By Emmanuel Ndon — The historical journey of Itu Federal Constituency started before 1967, when the regional system of government was abandoned and Nigeria segmented into Provinces. Northern and Southern Protectorates of Nigeria were sometime referred to as Northern and Southern Groups of Provinces. While the Northern Region had a total of thirteen (13) Provinces, […]

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 […]