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Akpabio gives condition under which he will support Udom Emmanuel for 2nd term

Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has given conditions under which he will support incumbent Governor Udom Emmanuel for second term.

The Senator spoke at the annual get-together organized by the deputy governor, Chief Moses Ekpo.

Akpabio said he would support the governor for a second term if perceived current marginalization of his senatorial district was addressed.

He warned that the era of ‘carry-go’ politics was gone and charged the governor to brace up for the big task.

The former governor, who is widely believed to have installed the incumbent governor against all odds in 2015, pointed out that he would only endorse Emmanuel’s re-election and rally support for him if the policies and programmes of the administration were not discriminatory against Ikot Ekpene geo-political zone.

He said, “2018 is less than one year to election, all is not well, don’t allow anybody to deceive you that all is well. If the hotel in Ikot Ekpene rots after so much money had been expend…

FFK claps back on Sahara reporters

Sahara reporters published that the abuse his wife Precious suffered had made her move into her boutique.......The allegations are really shocking and messy....

This is a clap back..

Courtinho Picks Barca Shirt Number 7

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho will complete a move to Barcelona in the next few days, according to reports in the Spanish media.

Reports on Tuesday suggested the La Liga giants have launched their biggest bid yet for Coutinho, with Liverpool’s reported offer to raise his wages again and offer him the long-term Reds captaincy deemed to fail.

Indeed, reports in Barcelona-based newspaper Sport believe the transfer has been agreed with the move expected to go through before the end of the week. Their headline simply translates to ‘Coutinho very very close’.

Sport go on say that there will be a meeting in England to finalise details of the transfer in the coming days and, in claiming the Brazilian does not want to play for Liverpool anymore, the Reds have been left with little option but to secure the best possible deal for their star player.

And according to Marca, the deal for Coutinho will break a number two transfer records in Spain. Firstly, the €110million up front, plus €40millio…

Kachikwu says failure of Nigeria not refining it own fuel is a shame

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu has described the country's inability to refine its crude oil as shameful.

"That ultimately will be the solution," he said.

Kachikwu said this on Thursday while speaking at an investigative public hearing on the current scarcity of petrol.

BUA MD declared wanted over attacks on Gov Obaseki

A spokesperson to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has released a statement saying the governor was attacked in the state.

Robin Crusoe also said the Managing Director of BUA’s Obu Cement Company, Yusuf Binji, has been declared wanted over the attack.

BUA and Dangote cement have been at loggerheads over the ownership of a mining site in Okpella, Edo State.

The state government asked that work stop on the site and on Wednesday led security officials there were two BUA staff were arrested for allegedly continuing work.

On Thursday, Mr. Crusoe quoted the police as saying that the attack on the governor was sponsored by Mr. Binji.

Read the full statement below.

The Nigeria Police have declared the Managing Director of BUA’s Obu Cement Company, Yusuf Binji, wanted over an attack on the convoy of the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

Also attacked were some officials of the Edo State Government who were on the convoy of the Edo State Governor.
from premiumtimes

PDP asks Ameachi to resign from the executive

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday asked the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to resign from the federal Executive Council.

This is contained in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan.

The PDP said its call followed the the appointment of Amaechi as the Director-General (DG) of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election campaign.

“If APC has any strand of dignity, then Amaechi must resign as the Minister of Transportation having been appointed and already functioning as the DG of President Buhari’s Campaign.

“Under the constitution of Nigeria, Mr. Amaechi cannot combine the job of a Minister of the Federal Republic with another responsibility such as the DG of a campaign organization.

“Amaechi’s action in accepting the job while still holding office as Minister is in clear breach of the oath of office and the oath of allegiance which he swore in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). He should therefore res…

Wife cries out over high cost of Bride price

Nkiruka Akpovili, igbo Bride who just tied the knot with her Isoko husband is angry about the cost of her traditional wedding.she says they are now broke and debtors after their traditional wedding.

University Don beats wife to death

Strathmore University Business School don, Dr. Fredrick Ogolla, was arrested by the police for beating his wife to death.

Dr. Ogolla is reported to have beaten his wife Margaret Gobi Mwachongo to death at their Lavington Home in the leafy suburb of Nairobi.

Reports quoted Nairobi County Police Commander Japheth Koome as saying that a disagreement between husband and wife triggered a fight.

“She was taken to hospital unconscious after that evening fight but she succumbed to her injuries,”  Koome said.

Dr. Ogolla is the Academic Director of MBA programmes, Director of the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness and senior lecturer of Strategy and Decision Making at the Strathmore Business School.

Dr. Ogolla is also a part-time professor at various universities and colleges in and outside Kenya and works as a consultant on strategy formulation, strategy execution, and change management.
 The couple was said to have a 7-week child.
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Festus Keyamo says he will be a fool to say APC is the best thing has ever happened to Nigeria

As the 2019 general election draws closer, Festus Keyamo (SAN) called on Nigerians to form a power bloc well suited and ready to take over power from the All Progressives Congress (APC), because the party is not the best option the country has to offer.

The popular human rights lawyer in an interview with SaharaReporters/SaharaTV posited that APC was only used as an instrument to overthrow the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). He urged Nigerians to look ahead to another platform that would represent and fight for the interest of the people.

He said, “It is not that we were blind enough to think that everybody in APC were saints or angel coming from heaven, they were core politicians who had soiled their hands in the ruling party and defected just that we needed a platform to push out the former ruling party, PDP.”

“Am I here to think that the APC is the best thing to happen to Nigeria? I will be a fool to say so. Am I here to say that there are no thieves within the APC? I will…

Fuel: FG insists on N185 per litre •Says scarcity’ll persist without price increase

The federal government has insisted on increasing fuel pump price from N145 to N185 per litre, saying that given the landing cost of N171 per litre for the product, the government regulated pump price of N145 is no longer sustainable.

However, the National Assembly Joint Committee on Petroleum (Upstream and Downstream) and Gas yesterday kept mum over the proposed increase, as well as the continued payment of subsidy by the NNPC, contrary to the bragging earlier by Senate to query the agency over who approved the subsidy it had paid on PMS.

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, said this when he led other key players in the oil industry to a public hearing on the fuel crisis during the Christmas and new year, which has continued to linger.

Speaking at the hearing, the Minister who corroborated the revelation by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that about four thousand five hundred trucks loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) were diverted during the Chri…