Akwa Ibom Govt has made public its financial statements, Speaker tells opposition elements

. Speaker Onofiok Luke addressing participants at the occasion  _______________________________________   peaker of the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly, Onofiok Luke, has faulted claims by certain opposition elements that the state government has “not brought to the notice of Akwa Ibom people” its financial statements. Luke said government has made public its financial statements, […]

Buhari, Saraki mourn as tributes pour in for ex -VP Alex Ekwueme

. Late Sir Alex Ekwueme  ___________________________________   resident Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to Nigerians, and to the government and people of Anambra State, on the passing away of former Vice President Alex Ekwueme. The death of the Second Republic Vice President was announced on Monday in a statement signed by his younger brother and […]

After the Mugabes, which African dynasties remain?

. Mugabe & wife, Grace, greeting supporters after his address during an election rally in 2013  ___________________________________________________   ith Robert Mugabe’s hopes of handing power to his wife in Zimbabwe over, which political dynasties are still going strong elsewhere in Africa? Since the 1990s, multi-party elections and peaceful transfers of power have become far more […]

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite party pressure

. Embattled President Mugabe  __________________________________   imbabwe’s embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite mounting calls for him to stand down now. In a live TV address, Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling party’s congress in December. Zanu-PF earlier sacked him as party leader, and […]

Gov Obiano’s ‘clear’ victory thrills opposition

Governor Willie Obiano _____________________________________   • Incumbent wins landslide in 21 local councils • Fayose, CNPP, others laud INEC, security agencies pposition political parties yesterday praised the re-election of Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, saying it held hopes for the country’s democracy. The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) said: “We commend INEC for maintaining […]

Updated: Police ban motorcycles in Ukanafun, Etim/Ekpo LGAs

. Zubairu Mu’azu, CP, Akwa Ibom State  ______________________________________ * Say law prohibiting use of vehicles without tinted permit still in force. Akwa Ibom State Police Command has banned the use of motorcycles in Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun local government areas until further notice.  Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bala Elkana, explained in a […]