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“Plot By Ikuku and Father to Take-Over Abia Govt Through Backdoor ‘ll be Resisted” – Ikonne

Some stakeholders have continued to react to the alleged rift between the Abia State House of Assembly and the executive led by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

There’s been media reports that Speaker of the Abia Assembly, Chinedum Orji (Ikuku), and father, T. A. Orji, are warming up to “hijack” the state government, ahead of 2023 guber in the state, which Ikuku is widely believed to be keenly interested.

Adding her voice to Abians who have condemned the said move, Lady Shirley Ikonne, on Friday declared that such ‘sinister’ move by the duo, would be strongly resisted by the people of Abia.

Igbere TV reports that Ikonne is daughter of Eze Isaac Ikonne (Enyi 1 of Aba), paramount ruler of Ngwa, hometown of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

She lamented what she described as witch-hunting on the part of the Speaker, saying that the State Assembly is out to frustrate the executive.

Speaking with Igbere TV, Lady Ikonne decried the number of ministries being probed by the State House of Assembly, under the leadership of Chinedum Orji as Speaker.

Igbere TV gathered that the Abia State Assembly had set up several committees to probe various ministries and agencies under the Ikpeazu led administration.

Just few days ago, the State Assembly summoned the Abia State Environmental Protection Agency, ASEPA, in what many alleged is targeted at the state governor.

Ikonne said: “Within few days of his inauguration, Ikuku has practically taken over the running of Abia State government and indirectly instituted probe of the Ikpeazu led administration.

“Over 10 government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, are being probed by various committees set up by the Ikuku led State Assembly.”

Speaking further, Lady Ikonne said the Speaker had no moral justification to probe the current administration, over what he (Orji) could not do when he held sway of government.

“What moral justification does he have to probe the present government over things he and his father couldn’t do when they were in the helm of affairs?.

“Ikuku was the defacto governor of Abia State between 2011 and 2015 during which civil servants in the state were owed over 12 months salary.

“Talking about environmental decay, his father’s administration witnessed worse. Abia State was in the most sorry state in terms of environmental decay”, she added.

Ikonne alleged that the move by the Speaker is aimed towards impeaching the Governor, and assuming the affairs of the state.

“The Ukwa Ngwa see Ikuku’s present undue meddlesomeness in the running of the state, a plot to create unnecessary tension between the Ikpeazu led executive and the legislature, in order to find excuse to impeach the governor on trumped up charges.”

She, however, insisted that such move would be strongly resisted by the people of Abia, particularly those of Ukwa/Ngwa extraction.

On his part, Chief Nkem Nwosu, from Obinwa clan, said he had it on good authority that the Speaker would in the next few weeks and months, move against more appointees of the Abia State government.

He alleged that the move by Ikuku, is to see to the sack of the appointees and influence the appointment of his loyalists.

According to him, “Ikuku wants to sack all Ikpeazu’s loyalists and replace them with his, those who will do his biddings.”

Chief Nwosu added that “the ASEPA General Manager (Victor Apugo), has been penciled as first victim of the legislative onslaught.”

When Igbere TV contacted the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Chief (Sir) Jude Ndukwe, he denied the allegation, describing it as “baseless”.

“How can the person say that Ikuku wants to hijack Abia State government through the back door? Are we in military regime? “.

” So my brother, we are not in military regime and I can’t react to such allegation,” he told our correspondent on telephone, declining to make further comments.

When contacted, the Abia state commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, declined to make comment.

 

Alex Ikwechegh Shares Love on Fathers’ Day, Celebrates With the Fatherless (Photos)

Alex Ikwechegh Celebrates Father’s Day With The Fatherless (Photos)

A renowned Nigerian business mogul cum philanthropist, Sir Alex Ikwechegh, today, June 16 marked the Father’s Day with fatherless babies in Abia State.

Igbere TV reports that Ikwechegh visited a motherless baby home in Aba South, Abia State, where he distributed free gifts to the children.

Speaking with Igbere TV in Umuahia, the renowned philanthropist revealed that he lost his parents at the age of 11, and within the space of three weeks.

He said having lost his parents at such a tender age, he knows how painful it is not to celebrate with ones parents at such an occasion.

Ikwechegh, who noted that children are gifts from God, said they all deserve to be shown love to and not to be maltreated.

His words, “Many people don’t know that I lost my parents at the age of 11 within the space of three weeks. Back then, whenever I see other children receiving gifts from their parents, I always feel neglected and dejected because I had no one to treat me the way my father would have treated me.

“I feel very devastated seeing some people neglecting or treating those that their parents are no longer alive badly. In life, everybody is important and should be treated equal because that is what God wants.

“That’s why, God in Psalm 127:3-5 says, ‘Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.’”

“God sees children as gifts which should be handled with special care. That’s why I’m here to celebrate the father’s day with these children.

“I want to make them a promise, and the promise is that I will always come here from time to time to be with all of you in occasions like this.

“And no one knows where the shoe pinches, but he who wears it. I will never neglect you children because I have been in your shoe”, he added.

Igbere TV recalls that during the last Easter Day celebration, the former Aba North Council Chairman, Ikwechegh similarly visited SDA Motherless Baby Home in Aba, Abia State.

Igbere TV had reported that Ikwechegh donated huge amount of money, bags of rice, cartons of Noddles, toilet tissues, soaps, and assorted goodies.

More to come…

President Trump says he was briefed on Navy sightings of UFOs

President Donald Trump said he’d been briefed on Navy pilots reporting increased sightings of unidentified flying objects, adding that he doesn’t particularly believe in UFOs.

Speaking with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an interview segment released Saturday, Trump raised his eyebrows and grinned incredulously when asked what he made of the reports.

“I want them to think whatever they think,” Trump said of the Navy pilots. “I did have one very brief meeting on it. But people are saying they’re seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particularly.”

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2019 Polls: Buhari Furious Over S’East Security Report, Ikpeazu, IGP, INEC Chair Implicated

All seems not well with the INEC, security agents that were in Abia and the Abia State Governor as APC national has resolved to call up the Abia form EC8A, EC8B, EC8C,EC8D, the card reader and ballot papers for forensic test.

President Buhari

All seems not well with the INEC, security agents that were in Abia and the Abia State Governor as APC national has resolved to call up the Abia form EC8A, EC8B, EC8C,EC8D, the card reader and ballot papers for forensic test.

Our source who plead anonymity, revealed that after a meeting held in the Presidential villa on Wednesday night, between the party national leader, Bola Tinubu, the national Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and Mr. President, the President expressed worries of what truly went wrong in Abia.

While in the meeting, it was said that revelations came up as the Abia governor Okezie Ikpeazu spent over N15B Abia money in chasing his re-election bid. It was gathered that one Mr. Uche brought the governor to the new Inspector General of police whom the governor struck a deal with for $500,000 USD, while the governor paid advance of $200,000 USD cash.

The stories of how some of the monies were shared to some people in the villa to make sure APC was rigged out in Abia also surfaced and this made the President very furious.

Our source also revealed that the national chairman told the President and the party leader that most of the party leaders from the Southern part of the State have been alleged to have taken money from the governor and went to sleep on the day of the elections, because they are from the same zone and want their brother to complete his tenure, not minding his poor performance in the State.

“At the end of the meeting, it was resolved that the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, should be invited for a meeting and that foreign forensic experts should be brought for examinations of the electoral materials that were used in Abia for the last gubernatorial election”, our source concluded.

A’Ibom Gov, Udom Assents to N672bn 2019 Budget

 

 

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has signed the 2019 appropriation bill of 672 .984 Billion Naira into law.

Gov Emmanuel

The brief ceremony at the Exco Chambers of Government House followed the presentation of the approved bill by members of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, led by the Deputy Speaker, Mrs Felicia Bassey and the Chairman of the Appropriation and Finance Committee, Dr. Usoro Akpanusoh. While the Attorney General of the State and Commisioner for Justice, Barr. Uwemedimo Nwoko and the Commissioner for Finance, Nsikan Linus Nkan witnessed the signing of the budget.

Briefing Government House Correspondents, the Commissioner for Finance, Nsikan Linus Nkan said that the Budget christened “Budget of Industrialisation for Poverty Alleviation” is intended to actualize the Industralization and Job Creation Agenda of the present administration.

The Finance Commissioner who scored Governor Udom Emmanuel high on the implementation of the 2018 budget said the 2019 budget is expected to draw strength from the Internally Generated Revenue and other consolidated allocations.

Also speaking, the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Victor Inoka said that the State Governor has granted approval for the College of Education to be a degree awarding institution.

He said that the College Of Education is now affiliated to the University of Uyo and listed some of the approved courses to include: Education Agriculture, Education English, Early Childhood and Primary Education, Education Chemistry, Education Biology, Education Physics, Education Mathematics, Technical Education, Integrated Science, Business Education and Social Studies all in Faculty of Education.

Setting the tone earlier, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh said that the Executive Council presided over by Governor Udom Emmanuel deliberated on a number of issues being the first enlarged Exco meeting after the elections.

BREAKING: Akpabio Plots to Replace Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari as Buhari Makes Surprise Visit to A’Ibom

Senator Godswill Akpabio has made fresh moves to replace current Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari, WhistleBlowers Nigeria can authoritatively report.

WhistleBlowers Nigeria recalls that Akpabio failed to regain his seat during the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Senator Godswill Akpabio

A source at the presidency revealed that Senator Akpabio in the last 48 hours has had a couple of meetings with close confidants of the president and top officials to discuss the move.

Akpabio is proposing that should the president appoint him, a Christian from the core southern part of Nigeria into such a sensitive office, the current notion that Mr President is shielded by a cabal controlling the affairs of the state will die a natural death.

WhistleBlowers Nigeria gathered that Akpabio is expected to tie the knots on that appointment with President Muhammadu Buhari as the latter is scheduled to visit Akwa Ibom State on Monday on a thank you tour where he will have a town hall meeting with a cross section of people from all walks of life.

The presidential advanced team have already checked into Bexco Hotel and Suites, 24 Abel Damina Avenue, Osongama Estate, in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

The other presidential advanced team scheduled to be in Imo State have moved over to Delta State in anticipation of the president’s visit.

The presidential source revealed that part of the Akpabio’s plan is to use the town hall parley in Uyo to instigate the audience to call for the redeployment of current top staff of INEC in the state, which should pave way for the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to take over the oil rich state.

The former Governor of Akwa Ibom State had made similar inroutes into the presidency during the Goodluck Jonathan era, knocking off the like of former Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, who eventually left the PDP in acrimonious circumstances.

WhistleBlowers Nigeria recalls that Abba Kyari was appointed Chief of Staff to the president on 27th August 2015. He was preceded by Brig.-Gen Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa and Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, who both served under President Goodluck Jonathan.

WhistleBlowers Nigeria will bring you more details.

 

Breaking: Akpabio, Ekere Clash Over N7.2b Campaign Fund

 

By Augustina Ukoh, Uyo, 22nd December 2018

Except there is divine intervention, hell is set to be let loose in the coming days between the Akwa Ibom APC governorship candidate, Obong Nsima Ekere and Senator Godswill Akpabio concerning 7.2 billion naira allegedly collected by Senator Akpabio as part of mobilization “seed” to rig the 2019 elections in favour of APC.

According to a source who should be in the know, Senator Akpabio had approached Mr. Nsima with a proposal of 11.2 billion naira to be utilized to win the governorship election. The title of the proposal reads: “A Holistic Material for the Dismemberment of the PDP in Akwa Ibom state in 2019”.

Senator Akpabio and Nsima Ekere

A breakdown of the proposal shows that the money will be utilized to lobby some Federal Government agencies like the INEC, Police, Army, Navy, Civil Defense, and other paramilitary formations to be deployed to the state for the general elections.

The source who wants to remain anonymous, noted that apart from those agencies mentioned above, the money according to Senator Akpabio was also to lobby the national and international media, Election Observers – both local and international who would monitor the elections.

After going through the document, Mr. Ekere was said to have released an initial advance payment of 7.2 billion naira to Senator Akpabio to begin lobbying the agencies. “But since 11th October when the money was allegedly released to Senator Akpabio, he has not given Nsima any concrete situation report on the deployment of the cash.”

Our source continued that “each time Nsima ask Senator Akpabio for progress report, Senator Akpabio would reply that all is well which is not a good response to Nsima and hence created room for Nsima to doubt if Akpabio could deliver”.

“You know that Nsima rely so much on Senator Akpabio to win this election so he didn’t want to confront him directly on the matter for fear of causing stir that would look as if he doesn’t trust him. So he kept using diplomatic means to approach the matter until someone close to Senator Akpabio told Nsima that Akpabio had met brick walls when he approached most of the people and agencies on the matter” our source said.

Our source hinted further that Mr. Nsima was very furious when he discovered that many days have gone without Akpabio acting on the plan to use 11.2 billon naira to rig the election. So he approached Senator Akpabio on the matter as he was loosing confidence that he would deliver.

Angered that Mr. Nsima does not appreciate all his efforts and sacrifices to make him a governor, Akpabio fumed: “do you know how difficult it is to manipulate and rig elections now, do you know? I approached INEC and Mike told me that he won’t take the risk and go to jail because of two billion naira that he won’t compromise the elections for APC. I also went to the GOC in charge of 2nd battalion in port Harcourt to see how he would deploy his men to Akwa Ibom from Rivers state since the Military Officers at Ibawa Barracks in Abak are “playing Udom” but he told me that he cannot guarantee my request. So also is the new Akwa Ibom Commissioner of Police which I suffered to ensure his redeployment to Akwa Ibom state telling me that he has a secondary school classmate in Udom government who said he knows APC plans to use the police to truncate the will of the people and threatens to expose it to the media, so he won’t play ball to compromise his career.”

“I have been working underground and hard to ensure that I gather their support but the more I do, the more everything keep going in favour of Udom and you are not even helping matters probing how I use your funds underground. “Nsima, to be sincere from the look of things, I cannot guarantee that you will win this election because the people are with Udom and if we cant rig the election, it is over as i fear for my own election,” Akpabio concluded in a sober tone.

According to our source who was at the meeting, Nsima who was baffled that Akpabio could give up so soon, and sensing betrayal asked the Senator for a refund of the money but Akpabio kept mute meaning that he could not give account for the initial money received – a situation that those present assumed may led to a renewed hostility between both leaders.

All efforts to speak with Senator Akpabio proved abortive as his phone was switched off as at the time of this report.

BREAKING! Democracy Threatened as 5 Sacked APC Lawmakers Backed by Police ‘Sack’ Speaker, 10 Others in A’Ibom

Nigerian Democracy today came under heavy threat as five unseated All Progressives Congress  (APC)  former lawmakers led By Hon. Nse Ntuen have purportedly suspended 11 members of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.

The lawmakers purportedly suspended by the five APC lawmakers are:

The speaker, Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke, Udo Kerian Akpan, Felicia Bassey, Nse Essien, Lawrence Udofia, Usoro Akpanusoh, Ime Okon, Friday Iwok, Asuquo Archibong, Mark Esset, Emmanuel Ekpenyong, Aniekan.

BREAKING!! Impunity as 5 Sacked A'Ibom APC Lawmakers Backed by Police 'Suspend' Speaker, 10 Others (Photos)

Nse Ntuen

Igbere Tv reported earlier this morning that the five recently sacked former lawmakers of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly stormed the House of Assembly with heavily armed policemen and thugs.

 Impunity as 5 Sacked A'Ibom APC Lawmakers Backed by Police 'Suspend' Speaker, 10 Others (Photos)

Pandemonium at the Assembly Complex

While normal daily activities were ongoing in the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly this morning, the sacked former lawmakers were escorted into the complex by thugs and men of the Nigerian Police who chased everyone out in order to have their way.

Igberetv will keep a close eye on the development and bring you updates as events unfold.

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BREAKING!!! Police Back Sacked Lawmakers to Invade A’Ibom Assembly, Move to ‘Impeach’ Udom (Happening Now)

 

Five recently sacked former lawmakers have stormed the House of Assembly with heavily armed policemen and thugs.

They have a mace and are set to impeach the speaker, suspend 21 members of the assembly and commence proceedings to impeach the Governor of the state.

While normal daily activities were ongoing in the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly this morning, the sacked former lawmakers were escorted into the complex by thugs and men of the Nigerian Police who chased everyone out in order to have their way.

Police IG, Idris

As you read this, the Press Secretary to the speaker Kufre Okon was manhandled by Victor Udofia, while his phone was snatched from him and smashed by Idongesit Ituen.

They have locked themselves inside the complex at the moment.

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Breaking: Scores Killed as A’Ibom APC Candidate Donates Stolen Vehicle for Ekere’s Campaign (Photos)

Suspect

Two suspects are currently singing in police custody, after being arrested in possession of a stolen car presented to them by the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Akwa Ibom State.

Our reporter gathered that the suspected stolen SUV, a 2010 Honda CRV, which was branded with campaign posters of the governorship candidate, Mr. Nsima Ekere, was a product of a deadly serial robbery operation that cost the lives of many including that of the owner in far away Oyo State.

The car was allegedly presented to the suspects by the APC house of Representatives flagbearer for Ikono/Ini Federal constituency, Barr Edidiong Idiong.

Preliminary information available from the Oyo state Anti Robbery Squad reveals that the owner of the vehicle was among those murdered in an armed robbery attack at Oyo state.

The vehicle was subsequently brought and presented to Mr Etop Akpan Ezekiel, nicknamed ‘Black’ from Ikpe Ward 2 in Ini local government area by the APC stalwarts as a bait to lure him into their party.

Revelations from men of the police force contained that on the day of this occurrence, 3 robbery attacks were recorded within the vicinity where all the 3 owners of the vehicles were gunned down, while the robbers took off with their vehicles.

The leader of the police crack team that invaded Akwa Ibom state in search of the stolen vehicles disclosed that the hunt for the other two vehicles are still on, “now that we’ve been able to track this very one and have gotten it, we will now channel our energies and commit our resources into finding the other remaining two vehicles, and believe you me, all the culprits will be caught and brought to book,” he said.

Investigations so far reveals that some personal effects of the deceased lady who was the original owner of the vehicle like ID card, complimentary cards e.t.c are still in the car and so far, Oyo state Police Command in conjunction with the Police authorities in Ikot Ekpene, have taken custody of the vehicle.

The Stolen Vehicle

THE ARREST AT A POPULAR IKOT EKPENE RESORT!!!

It is undoubtedly and legally known that Macaire resort provides hospitality services where a lot of people can access with ease.

Mr Etop Akpan Ezekiel (Black) had on the morning of 23rd November, driven the said car that was given to him by the APC to a popular hospitality resort on Ikot Ekpene, for relaxation when the crack team incidentally arrived Akwa Ibom state on intelligence.

They traced the car to that resort and black sensing unusual moves and questions about the car absconded with the help of a certain Oscar his friend aiding him to flee the premises.

As the police then lay siege on the building mounting surveillance on the car.

The siege lasted till the next day being Saturday as the police kept vigil on the car which carried campaign stickers of Mr Nsima Ekere as well as APC insignia.

As envisaged, one Mr Isreal Ufia, who was contracted by Mr Black to come and ferry home the car was apprehended by the police.

Meanwhile, Black who oned at the primary school Uruk Uso in wait for Mr Israel, kept on calling Israel on phone to know if he had succeeded in driving the car out from the resort.

Black however sensed trouble following Israel’s the tenor of response and escaped leaving Israel’s Camry car with a girl who was with them.

So far, two suspects have been arrested including the wife of an APC youth leader who is also an officer of the Nigerian police force.