Ikono leader reacts to reports claiming he sponsored blackmail against Commissioner Inyang-Eyen 

. Obong Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo  ____________________________________________________   By Itoro BASSEY Political leader of Ikono local government area of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo, on Tuesday said reports claiming that he sponsored blackmail against the state commissioner for works, Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, was totally false. Mr Ukpong-Udo, popularly known as Macaire, said he enjoys a good relationship […]

Sheriff boycotts, as Jonathan, Akpabio, Fayose, attend PDP caucus meeting

Sacked national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff was absent at the party’s national caucus meeting held last night in Abuja. The meeting held at the party’s national secretariat had former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ekiti governor, Ayodele Fayose and others in attendance. Jonathan called on stakeholders to rebuild the party to […]

Regional integration key to restructuring – Ekong Sampson 

. Ekong Sampson  _____________________________________________________________   By Kenneth Jude Special Adviser, Bureau of Political, Legislative Affairs and Water Resources in Akwa Ibom State, Ekong Sampson has given nod to the regional integration idea by the South-East/South-South geopolitical zones in Nigeria, describing it as key to the ongoing restructuring plan in the country. Speaking to newsmen in […]

IS NSIMA EKERE NOT ALSO IBIBIO? By N. T. A. Efo

. Nsima Ekere, MD, NDDC  _____________________________________________________   Sentiments apart, endorsements will always find expression and occupy enough space, in our ever bourgeoning political market square. They serve no particular purpose but that of assuming a perceived association with the political brand by those who endorse the political product. At best, endorsements are commercials only for […]

U-turn: Akwa Ibom APC says it is now ready for November council elections

By Effiong WILLIAM    Akwa Ibom State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has made a U-turn on its earlier decision not to participate in the local government election in Akwa Ibom State which is scheduled for November 11. This development is contained in a press statement issued on Sunday night by the party’s spokesman, Edet Bassey.  […]

PDP reacts to APC’s withdrawal ahead of local govt elections in Akwa Ibom

. Ini Ememobong, AKS PDP spokesman ______________________________________   By Itoro BASSEY Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State, Ini Ememobong, has said that lack of preparation moved the state’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to issue a pull out notice ahead of the proposed November 11 local government election. […]