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Items filtered by date: Tuesday, 05 June 2018

Usani's APC Faction Risks Contempt Trial

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Godwin Etim John and the others who were inaugurated last week as members of the state executive committee of the All Progressives Congress in Cross River State risk being jailed for contempt of court, having disobeyed an order of court stopping them from parading themselves as Exco of the party in the state.

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Why I'm Running For Senate Seat –Agara

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Chief Chris Agara, a Port Harcourt based entrepreneur and aspirant for the Cross River Central senatorial district has said that he is presenting himself for the election to better the life of the people.

He said in an interview with journalists in Calabar that as a private citizen, he was already doing a lot to empower his people and that with the platform as senator, he would do much more.

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N1.28bn Fraud: A’Ibom Senator In More Trouble

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Ahead of the final pronouncement by the Supreme Court in a three-year old political dispute involving Bassey Albert Akpan and Bassey Etim regarding who should lawfully represent Akwa Ibom North East senatorial seat in the National Assembly, the former (Akpan) has formally admitted that he was an aspirant for 2014 Akwa Ibom State governorship election and had collected various gifts from people including a controversial car gift worth N303 million from one Jide Omokore.

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Jeep-For-Miracles Bayelsa Prophet Faces Police In Court

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Apostle Kingsley Abiekunogho, General Overseer of God is Able Mega Fire Ministries in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state is having his day in court with the police over an SUV car which he allegedly hypnotized an unsuspecting miracle seeker, Seiyefa Sayou to give to him in anticipation for a miracle.

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On The Amassoma Clash

For some weeks, Amassoma, the country home of the first civilian governor of Bayelsa State was in the news for a very wrong reason. Women had seized the hitherto peaceful town as they protested the sack of their kinsmen and women from the Niger Delta University.

For days, they took over the gate of the university and prevented staff and students from gaining access. Some of the protesters even went as far as constructing and displaying a mock coffin of some officials, in an extreme show of anger.

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Celebrating Senator Owan Enoh @ 52

The immortal words of Mahatma Gandhi who in one of his profound reflections postulated that, “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others,” best illustrates the life of senator John Owan Enoh in public service. Three years ago, when he turned 50, instead of celebrating this milestone with pomp and pageantry, he chose to launch JOE Diabetes Foundation to stem the deadly scourge of diabetes. It was his own modest way of giving back to a society which in his own words “has been so kind to him.” Today JOE Diabetes Foundation has filled a yawning gap within his senatorial district and through its targeted interventions, has

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Our Dossier On Wike’s Financial Deals Coming After Primaries –Ngerebara

Sampson Ngerebara is the president of Free Rivers Development Initiative; a political pressure group with the objective of advocating for good governance. In this interview with EDITH CHUKU, he described the Rivers State  governor, Nyesom Wike's three years in office as colossal waste to Rivers State; advising him (Wike) to suspend the June 16th LG election till Supreme Court rules.

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I’ve Kept All My Campaign Promises, Except One –Ayade

Professor Benedict Ayade, governor of Cross River State, knows how to mesmerise with words. He has an unusual oratory prowess.  If you allow him, he can talk for hours on end. He does not even mind standing on the road to grant an interview for hours. He knows how to handle almost every subject. But he would be at his best if he is talking about his signature projects.

That was what happened when our publisher, OFONIME UMANAH encountered him at the Calabar Rice City. Ayade was at his best as he spoke about his campaign promises, his achievements in the last three years and his dream for the state.

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