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1  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Photos Of Deadly Weapons Recovered From Muslim Rioters In Kaduna on: 6-07-2012 06:18 PM
u guys have started running out of stories........please compromising
ur standard. this s a no post abeg.
2  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: MEND Not Responsible For Bomb Blasts -Jonathan on: 6-06-2012 11:13 AM
Dis cows followers in this country they will see what they want one day. Till sha.......but i tink we shld all think again why will MEND do such a thing?Huh???
3  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: my girl friend for 2 years lost her virginity to another she wants me on: 12-08-2011 02:30 PM
4  Forum / Politics / Re: Eleven Bad Decisions That Jonathan Has Made That May Go Against Him on: 17-04-2011 04:19 PM
5  Forum / Politics / Re: 18 passengers burnt to death in Niger auto crash on: 17-04-2011 04:05 PM
6  Forum / Politics / Re: Do you know why Buhari cried??? on: 17-04-2011 03:41 PM
7  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / FAKE MILITARY MEN ARESTED IN Nkaliki, Abakaliki Local Government Area on: 11-04-2011 10:59 AM
Mob manhandle thugs dressed in military uniforms

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerge victorious in one Senatorial seat and two House of Representatives seats from the results of the National Assembly elections in Ebonyi State so far released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abakaliki.

The closest rival, the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) won one House of Representatives seats.

The state has three senatorial seats and six House of Representatives seats, out of which elections took place in two senatorial and five federal constituencies.

Elections into Ebonyi North Senatorial seat and Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo federal constituency were among those postponed by INEC.

The result announced by the INEC returning officer, Achilike Beatrice indicate that the candidate of the PDP in Abakaili/Izzi federal constituency, Sylvester Ogbaga scored a total of 45, 559 votes to defeat seven other contestants. Emmanuel Uguru of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) scored a total of 16, 300 while All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate Uchenna Mbam secured 6, 149 votes.

In Afikpo North/South federal constituency, PDP candidate Christopher Omo Isu defeated his opponents while the ANPP candidate for Ishielu/Ezza North federal constituency, Peter Ede scored the highest number of votes.

In Ebonyi South senatorial seat, PDP's Sonni Ogbuoji scored 65, 735, ahead of Idu Igariwey of ANPP and Darlington Okere of ACN.

The election witnessed low turn out in most areas, even as voting continued into the night in some places.

The results of Central senatorial zone, Ezza South/Ikwo federal constituency and Ohaukwu/Ebonyi North federal constituency elections are still being awaited as at the time of filling this report.

Electoral challenges

At Nkaliki in Abakaliki Local Government Area, 13 thugs, dressed in army uniform and suspected to be engaged by the PDP, were over powered by an angry mob who manhandled them before handing them over to the police.

At Ikwo Local Government Area, the home of both the state governor, Martin Elechi and that of Martin Nchita Ogbuewu, the All Peoples Grand Alliance (APGA) gubernatorial candidate, the exercise recorded low turn-out with late arrival of electoral materials that led to late commencement of accreditation and election.

Also at Ndufu Alike in governor Elechi's country home, supporters of PDP and APGA clashed resulting in some sustaining knife cuts.

At Agubata, Akuna Akuna, one man identified as Charles Ogboji allegedly stopped INEC from accrediting voters against the wish of INEC staff.

Money was handed to voters on queue at Abina Ndufu in Amagu ward two and Ndubia in IIkwo, though the turn-out was encouraging with the electorate enthusiastic to have their own share of the money before casting their vote. At Ekpaomaka and Ekpanwude electoral materials meant for four polling units were snatched by gun-wielding thugs.
8  Forum / Politics / NOISE MAKERS 2 on: 11-04-2011 09:50 AM
The Senatorial Candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria in Ikot Ekppene, Akwa Ibom Mr Joe Ukpong has accused the Peoples Democratic party of rigging the National Assembly election in the state.

Ukpong alleged that electoral materials were hijacked by members of the ruling PDP and that result sheets were not delivered along with other materials.

He lamented that those that were accredited were not allowed to vote at the end of the day, adding that the government wants to go with Professor Maurice Iwu’s way instead of the more transparent Professor Attahiru Jega’s system.

Ukpong who spoke with The Nation on telephone, said that soldiers working  were used in areas like Epin Ekpo to  take over polling stations in order to successfully rig the election.

According to him, agents of other political parties were chased out from polling station while the soldiers were directing the illiterate and aged on the party to vote.

Sources also confirmed that the elections in the state went on peacefully although the turn out was low in some places while it was high in other places.

The source said that it was difficult for some people to vote in some areas because of the inability of some people to find their names in the voters register.

According to the source, the issues were related to the computer printout which meant disenfranchisement for those who could not vote.
9  Forum / Politics / ACN GOVERNOSHIP KILL, DESTROY PROPERTIES IN AKWA IBOM STATE!!! on: 11-04-2011 09:42 AM
Police re-arrest freed Akwa Ibom politician

By Gowon Emakpe

March 31, 2011 02:41PM
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Barely an hour after he was granted bail by a federal high Court in Abuja, the governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Akwa Ibom State, James Akpanudoedehe was rearrested by a police detachment within the court premises.

Commotion broke out within the court some minutes after the judge, Adamu Bello ruled that the police has no evidence to link Mr Akpanudoedehe with the alleged offence and granted him bail. About 40 armed policemen gathered around the court premises waiting for the politician to come out, even as his supporters protest against the police plan.

After waiting a while, a police detachment entered the court to effect the man's arrest.
Ruling on Mr Akpanudoedehe's bail application, the presiding judge, Adamu Bello, said the police has no shred of evidence to link the politician with the alleged offence and that the plan to hold onto the accused, while the police go around to fish for evidence, has no place in our law.

Kola Awodein, counsel to the accused, told Mr Bello that Mr Akpanudoedehe's arrest in Akwa Ibom State and his quick arraignment in Abuja was designed to keep him away from the campaign trail.
Mr Akpanudoedehe has been in police custody since last Friday following an order of the court that he be remanded pending his bail application hearing.

He was arraigned on a four-count criminal charge bothering on treason and felony, and pleaded not guilty to all.
The accused, a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was arrested over last week's clash between supporters of his party and those of the PDP in the state during which many people were killed and property worth millions of naira were damaged.
10  Forum / Politics / NOISE MAKERS!!! on: 11-04-2011 09:39 AM
 Akpabio is campaigning for ACN – Ekarika

Dr. Udoma Ekarika is the director-general of Campaign Organisation of Akwa Ibom State Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) governorship candidate, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe. Having served as Commissioner for Health as well as Works at different times in the state, Ekarika, in this interview with Acting News Editor (Saturday), AJIBOLA ABAYOMI, insists that despite charges hanging on the neck of the ACN governorship candidate, he will triumph over what he termed PDP antics to silence opposition. Excerpts…


You party is being accused of perpetrating violence in Akwa Ibom State by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, how do you react to that?

That allegation is laughable. We are very responsible people who believe in democratic process. What actually happened was that during the flag-off of our campaign, which we started in March when our presidential candidate, Nuhu Ribadu, came along with other leaders of the party like national chairman, Bisi Akande; former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu; Tom Ikimi and many others to Akwa Ibom. The PDP saw the crowd. They were jittery and were forced to swallow their assumption that there’s no opposition in the state. That day, (Governor Godswill) Akpabio was stunned when he saw our crowd, not knowing that we had been campaigning underground for months. When the governor organised his own rally in Uyo, the state capital, he could not use the stadium because he knew he would not get the crowd. He just went to one obscured primary school called St. Patrick. On March 22, we took our campaign to Ikot Ekpene, and were attacked by the PDP thugs. The police at Ikot Ekpene can testify to that. It took the extra reinforcement of the police to escort us to the venue of the rally after the governor’s supporters mobilised and burnt down many of our vehicles.

So in retaliation, your supporters returned to Uyo to damage government property. Right?

That is not true. It is PDP propaganda. The state government and the state PDP planned that attack just to rope our supporters. It could be the thugs they recruited in Uyo that did that. To buttress my point about the cause of the violence, the chairman of PDP chairmen in Akwa Ibom vowed in a newspaper that no Ibibio man would be allowed to campaign in Annang land which Ikot Ekpene is part of. This is crude. Akpabio is Annang and he has been campaigning across the state; why should he incite ethnic crisis against a fellow contestant?

But looking at the worth of burnt cars and other valuables bought by the state government to empower the citizens of the state, you think anybody has any justifiable reason for setting those things ablaze under the guise political revenge?

That action is condemnable in whatever form by any group whatever they claim they are and their motive. However, all these summed up to justify bad leadership Akpabio is giving to the Akwa Ibom people. That is why ACN is working to remove him from Government House at the polling booth during the election. Who is happy with the property that were destroyed or the people that were killed in the name of politics? Over 300 people have been assassinated in the last four years in the state. More than 2,000 people have been kidnapped. Billions of naira worth of property have been destroyed. All the destruction were orchestrated by  Akpabio’s government. ACN would put an end to that during the election.

But the PDP is saying your party is not on ground; that your men are using violence to gain relevance?

Akwa Ibom State used to be 100 per cent PDP; but today, the calculation and permutation have changed. The state is now 99 per cent ACN. Majority of our members in ACN are aggrieved members of PDP that defected to build ACN owing to bad governance of PDP in the state. We are not planning to return to PDP because majority of our people are tired of the party. There is no government in Akwa Ibom at the moment.

If Akpabio’s government can built a university, an international airport and renovated and built public schools, why are you saying there is no government in the state?

Go round the state; the people would tell you the governor has done nothing when you compare what he has been collecting as allocation to what he has done. Akpabio in the last four years has collected over N1 trillion and yet nothing to show for it. His free and compulsory education policy is not practical but theoretical in nature. The airport was 100 per cent paid for by the former governor. Independent Power Plant of the state under Akpabio is nowhere to be found. In the last four years, he has not finished any project (he started). Facts don’t lie. All the projects he is commissioning are projects conceived and almost completed by past governors. The only project he started is e-Library, which is yet to be completed. I was a Commissioner for Works. Some of the roads he renovated in Uyo were put at N1 billion per kilometre.

But there is an allegation that you people fell out of favour with the governor because he refused to share the state with many of you now in opposition?

That is rubbish. We left the party because we don’t want to associate with bad government. What is happening in Akwa Ibom is a silent revolution. The cardinal responsibility of any government is to secure lives and property. The government has failed in that direction. Our people didn’t know violence before his tenure. We won’t allow the people to continue to suffer in the midst of plenty. Either you are Oron, Ibibio or Annang, we were enjoying our peace before Akpabio came. Right now, if you are not from Akpabio’s family, you can’t get anything done in government, excerpt you are close to the governor. That is nonsense. With all these resources, no single industry in Akwa Ibom. Akpanudoedehe   will rebuild the state by creation of jobs and guaranteed security. The PDP should forget the governorship election because we will resist rigging. We will stop political intolerance. Our candidate is eminently qualified to lead the state as governor. Our government would not kill people because of political differences. Under no circumstance would our candidate succumb to PDP intimidation.  Akpanudoedehe was a local government chairman, a senator and a minister in this country. He has the experience to manage the state. Akpabio would have been the best governor in Nigeria, but because of youthful exuberance, he has lost it. He has been denying that he collected N1 trillion from the federation account in the last four years, but the director-general of Finance and the Accountant-General of the Federation are in a position give the figure to you to know who was lying.

Don’t you think arraignment of Akpanudoedehe      for treason and arson would be a setback for him during the governorship election?

How can that be? Did the police do any investigation before arriving at that conclusion? As far as we are concerned, the charges are frivolous. We believe the court will do justice by confining them to the dustbin of history. Akpabio is even campaigning for ACN with his high level of immaturity and intolerance. We are doing underground campaign. The sympathy for our party now is above 90 per cent. In a free and fair election, we would defeat the governor hands down. Akpanudoedehe is waiting to be sworn in as governor of Akwa Ibom because our people are tired of PDP.
11  Forum / Politics / Re: I was offered N10m bribe – Returning Officer on: 11-04-2011 09:36 AM
12  Forum / Politics / Ruling party reigns supreme in Akwa Ibom polls on: 11-04-2011 09:26 AM
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won seven of the eight federal constituencies in Akwa Ibom State, in results so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) .

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) won in Uyo federal constituency, the results for Ikot Abasi/ Eastern Obolo was not ready as at the time of filling this report.

The two senatorial districts of Eket and Ikot Ekpene were also won by the PDP.

Helen Esuene and Aloysius Etuk of the PDP had 208197 votes and 383607 to win in Eket and Ikot Ekpene districts respectively.

PDP won federal constituency seats in Abak, Etinan, Oron, Ikono, Eket, Ikot Ekpene and Itu.

In Abak, Emmanuel Ekon had 101274; Daniel Akpan won with 30576 votes in Etinan; Robinson Uwak won with 62433 votes in Oron; Ini Udoka won with 36459 votes in Ikono; Saviour Udo won with 142210 votes in Ikot Ekpene; Archibong Kenneth won with 38253 in Itu; while Bassey Akpan won with 83266 votes in Eket.

In Uyo, where ACN won, Emmanuel Ekpenyong scored 41436 votes, to defeat the PDP candidate, Ekere Afia with 32979.

PDP's statement

The Vice Chairman of PDP in the state, Samuel Akpan said though the party won in all the constituencies announced, they were not happy that they lost in Uyo. He however said the party would not contest the results.

Unconfirmed reports yesterday evening was that 16 persons were killed in Ibiono Ibom arising from the hijacking of election materials in the area.

Efforts to get the comment of police spokesperson, Onyeka Orji was not successful as he did not pick his calls.

Meanwhile policemen were seen patrolling the streets of Uyo while election results were being announced.

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13  Forum / Politics / There is no free and fair elections in Nigeria on: 11-04-2011 09:16 AM
Bayelsa, Osun, Delta, and Borno states during the National Assembly polls.

Sixteen people were killed and several others injured in the incidents which occurred just as the Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, confirmed the death of 13 National Youth Service Corps members in the bomb blast in Suleja, Niger State on Friday.

In Bayelsa, President Goodluck Jonathan’s state, one person was confirmed dead and some others injured in skirmishes that were caused by allegation of the hijack of electoral materials.

The death was recorded in a crisis that occurred between the supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party in Twan-Brass, Brass Local Government Area.

The Commissioner of Police, Aderenle Shinaba, confirmed the killing.

In Otuasiga, Ogbia Local Government Area, a member of the LP, Eneiye Igbuasi, was wounded in the head with an axe by a youth suspected to be a member of the PDP.

There was also a report of violence in Ile-Ife, Osun State where gunmen killed five people at a Cherubim and Seraphim church.

The gunmen were said to have gone first to the residence of the candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria in Ife federal constituency, Mr Rotimi Makinde, at about 2am on Friday before proceeding to the church.

It was learnt that two residents of the Makinde household fled to the church but were trailed there by the gunmen.

In the church, the bandits shot five people dead, including the pastor, his son and a worshipper.

Speaking in a telephone interview, Makinde said, “My family members fled the house when the rain of bullets became intense. I am devastated.

“Two of the people in my house fled and took refuge in the church. The assailants followed them there and killed the two of them. They also killed the pastor of the church, his son and another worshipper who were having a night vigil.

“The Osun State police commissioner visited my house and he went to the church to remove the corpses with his men.”

Makinde accused a serving senator, Chief Iyiola Omisore, and his aide of being behind the attack.

When contacted, Omisore denied his involvement in the attack, saying the ACN should look elsewhere for the suspects.

The state Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, said he had reported the case to the Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, Mr. Peter Gana, and the state Director, State Security Service, Mr. Olusegun Adegboye.

Aregbesola said, “This is barbaric, inhuman and despicable. It is absurd and heinous for anyone, no matter how highly placed, to take the life of a fellow human being.

“Justice must be done. We are not pointing accusing finger but the indices point to someone in Ile-Ife.”

The Public Relations Officer, Osun State police command, Mr. Oluwagbemileke Taiwo, confirmed the incident.

He said, “The CID (Criminal Investigation Department) has swung into action. The police are up to the task of protecting lives and property in Osun.”

Four other people were allegedly shot dead in Ogume, Ndokwa West and Otor-Ogor, Ughelli North of Delta State in two separate violence.

The state police command spokesman, Mr. Charles Muka, said the police were still investigating the incident which happened very close to a polling unit .

The other people that died in Ughelli North were said to have been shot by security men attached to the polling centre in Ogor for allegedly attempting to snatch ballot papers.

Their killing was said to have thrown the area into pandemonium as other would-be- voters scampered for safety.

Also in Orogun, Ughelli North, a car belonging to some suspected thugs who also attempted to snatch ballot papers was burnt by irate youths.

When our correspondent contacted the state INEC spokesman, Mr. Chinedu Onyeji, he said he could neither confirm nor refute the development.

In Edo State, a PDP youth leader, David Ogie, was killed on the eve of the elections.

A source said that Ogie, a former vice-chairman of Orhiomwon LG transition committee, was gunned down by a lone gunman who scaled through a fence into his home.

In Maiduguri, Borno State, five people were killed and five others injured in two separate explosions at the Unguwan Doki polling centre and Abba Ganaram Neighbourhood.

While the Unguwan Doki explosion happened during the accreditation of voters, that of Abba Ganaram took place during the collation of results of the elections in Maiduguri, the state capital.

A voter told the News Agency of Nigeria, that the explosion in Unguwan Doki completely tore the entire INEC shade designated for the polls into pieces.

Among the injured were a female police officer and an INEC ad hoc staff.

The voter, who witnessed the incident, Malam Lawal Hassan, said, “We were all in the queue undergoing the accreditation when we heard a heavy explosion, by the time normalcy returned, we found ourselves covered by dust.

“But some persons were not so lucky as they were thrown outside the shade by the explosion.

“A female police officer, who was the security agent at the centre, suffered serious damage on her legs and hands.

“I believe that she must have lost her two hands as they were severed by the explosion.

“An INEC officer also suffered damage on his eyes,’’

He added that the victims were rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital for medical attention.

NAN reported that a team of army officers cordoned off the area and the election in the unit cancelled.

Sunday PUNCH learnt that seven people were also injured in the explosion at Abba Ganaram.

It was learnt that the Nigeria Police, National Emergency Management Agency and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps immediately moved to contain the situation.

The spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Yushau Shuaibu, confirmed the development, saying casualties were recorded.

He said the injured victims were immediately rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Mr. Mike Zuokumor, the Borno State Police Commissioner, also confirmed the Unguwan Doki incident, but declined to give further details.

He said that he was yet to receive detailed report of the incident.

Meanwhile, a former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, ex- Governor Ogun State Olusegun Osoba and the State’s Governorship candidate of the ACN, Chief Ibikunle Amosu, have all condemned the bomb blast in Suleja.

They said that the new government after its formation must tackle the issue of security with serious attention.

The three prominent indigenes of Ogun State said during separately interviews in Abeokuta , that the bomb blasts must not only be condemned but also that a solution must be found urgently.

Obasanjo said, “You can’t say everything is a laughing matter the way I said ‘I dey laugh o’ because it is a serious matter now. This one is serious in the sense that we must learn from the mistakes of the past. It is not something that should be trivialised.

“It is also serious in that the bombing in Suleja is a phenomenon that should be condemned in a democratic culture.

“I took part in first election in Nigeria in 1959 and from 1959 to 2007, I have not heard o situation where people take a bomb to INEC or FEDECO office. In 2007, they tried to drive a petrol tanker into [INEC building in Abuja] but God saved the situation.”
14  Forum / Politics / Re: I‘ll probe Jonathan, Obasanjo on power –Buhari on: 6-04-2011 09:07 PM
ohhhhhhhhhhh buhari is still a child, to say kind of a thing in d public!!!
15  Forum / Politics / Re: Who will win the Nigerian presidential Election 2011 (Vote Inside) on: 6-04-2011 06:25 PM
except GOD does not exist...another person will govern GOD exist GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN is our next president.....Lets not decive our self......NO other Presidential will deliver like him.
16  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Mercy Johnson Shaves Her Hair For N10 M on: 26-01-2011 10:07 AM
@ poster, yu dont have what 2 do.
17  Forum / Politics / Re: JONATHAN SACKS ONOVO, OTHERS on: 8-09-2010 07:05 PM
Fink diz are stories dat we need not......not....why, what and all de bla bla bla by villagers were full here.
18  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: Is marriage really necessary? on: 8-09-2010 07:00 PM
19  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Trafficker Dies As Cocaine Bursts In His Stomach, Left Behind 2 Wives, 8 Childre on: 30-08-2010 04:18 PM
wat if he has suceeded? RIP bros!!!
20  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Pregnant Woman Dies After Fight With Husband on: 30-07-2010 02:58 PM
nna dier own bi dat!!!
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