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Troubled Senate President Bukola Saraki Embattled Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki has chosen to bring the hush-hush of APC politics to the open. In his response letter to Ovation publisher Dele Momodu, Mr Saraki has made several scintillating revelations as unspoken reasons for his persecution by the leadership of his party APC, a key reason being his opposition of a planned Muslim running mate for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 elections. Along with other arguments of his’, one of which is the fact that the same judge who is overseeing his current trial at the Code of Conducts Bureau had some years ago tried the present APC leader Bola Tinubu and had acquitted him - a trial the judge today refers to as an error of his, these scintillating revelations carve an ugly dent in the integrity of the APC-led federal government’s much touted anti-corruption war. Here; My dear brother Dele, let me thank you most sincerely for your article last weekend, “My Candi

The Uyo Side of the Supreme Court Judgment Day

Anxious Crowd, Uyo Why does Akwa Ibom affairs draw so much national attention? What is it about Akwa Ibom State that keeps the entire nation obsessed about the state?   Oil wealth? Is it mere fascination about an exciting people or is it the frustration of having to contend perpetually with a pioneering people? These questions pester the mind when it reflects on how far Akwa Ibom news travels. Things climaxed with the Supreme Court judgment of Wednesday 3 rd February. On this very day, there was action every-literal-where. But in Uyo, it was an explosive th eat re production.  Facebook, Twitter and other social media perhaps held the most of Akwa Ibom and other people’s interests in the lead up to that pronouncement. On Twitter, Akwa Ibom was the trend ascending to the top and trending for nearly 2 days following. Others were #AkwaIbomIsPDP and #IStandWithUdom. Nervousness was palpable on the very streets; you could knock your head on some free floatin


The Akwa Ibom State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has waded into the on-going media onslaught between PR managers of the APC gubernatorial candidate, Umana Okon Umana and that of the governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel. The State Chairman of NUJ, Elder Patrick Albert stated this when members of the Coalition of Online Publishers in Akwa Ibom State (COOPA) paid a courtesy call on him in his office on Monday. Elder Patrick said the level of total falsehood, mudslinging, abuse and personal attacks emanating from both camps are alarming, and may degenerate into some bigger if there is no ceasefire. The number one journalist in the state said he has invited media managers of the governor and the APC guber candidate to a roundtable to discuss on better ways of handling PR and media publicity for their principals. Earlier, the Chancellor of Online Publishers in the state, Ifreke Nseowo had decried the rate at which blatant lies is being propagated in the social media i