Assam’s Allegation on Akpabio: Force Headquarters Begins Investigation, Wants to Interrogate Ifreke Nseowo

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Policemen from Force headquarters, Abuja, yesterday arrived Uyo for investigations on the allegations by Ambassador Assam E. Assam that his former boss, Governor Godswill Akpabio is an experienced.

The policemen dressed in mufty and numbering about 4 on arrival went to the office of Community Pulse (the newspaper that published the interview), asking the office attendant that they want to see the Managing Editor, Ifreke Nseowo.

The policemen were said to be told that the reverred young editor is not on seat and hasn’t been to the office throughout the day. They then requested for his phone number which was made available to them. Speaking with the editor on phone Wednesday morning, Nseowo however confirmed the story.

Nseowo who is in Lagos for an official assignment said he received a call from a man who identified himself as Detective Michael Matthew from force headquarters Abuja.

He stated that the person he spoke to on phone said they are carrying out investigation on the allegation by Assam and that he (Nseowo) as the person who interviewed the former attorney General when he made the allegation against Akpabio is wanted for interrogation. Nseowo said he will be back in the state later in the week to honour their invitation.

It could be recalled that Nseowo had interviewed Chief Assam few weeks back where the Eket born politician had made disparaging allegations against the governor, including that the governor is an experienced killer.

The governor in a swift reaction had gone to the force headquarters to file a petition against Chief Assam, which the IG promised that full scale investigations will be launched into the matter.

 

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Assam

Policemen from Force headquarters, Abuja, yesterday arrived Uyo for investigations on the allegations by Ambassador Assam E. Assam that his former boss, Governor Godswill Akpabio is an experienced.

The policemen dressed in mufty and numbering about 4 on arrival went to the office of Community Pulse (the newspaper that published the interview), asking the office attendant that they want to see the Managing Editor, Ifreke Nseowo.

The policemen were said to be told that the reverred young editor is not on seat and hasn’t been to the office throughout the day. They then requested for his phone number which was made available to them. Speaking with the editor on phone Wednesday morning, Nseowo however confirmed the story.

Nseowo who is in Lagos for an official assignment said he received a call from a man who identified himself as Detective Michael Matthew from force headquarters Abuja.

He stated that the person he spoke to on phone said they are carrying out investigation on the allegation by Assam and that he (Nseowo) as the person who interviewed the former attorney General when he made the allegation against Akpabio is wanted for interrogation. Nseowo said he will be back in the state later in the week to honour their invitation.

It could be recalled that Nseowo had interviewed Chief Assam few weeks back where the Eket born politician had made disparaging allegations against the governor, including that the governor is an experienced killer.

The governor in a swift reaction had gone to the force headquarters to file a petition against Chief Assam, which the IG promised that full scale investigations will be launched into the matter

Kidnapping Fears Grip Akwa Ibom As Isaac Achong Returns AS Police Commissioner.

By Our Reporter

Suleman Abba,

Suleman Abba,

Fear of uncertainties hover the air in Akwa Ibom State as radio and television announced the return of Mr. Isaac Gabriel Achong as the Police Commissioner of the State. Mr. Ochong who left state in 2010 as the Deputy Commissioner of Police under a controversial circumstance linking him to state sponsored kidnapping and assassination arrived the state capital, Uyo yesterday amid celebration by members of Akpabio’s government.

Reacting to news, an Uyo based human right activist, Mr. Bassey Edem said the return of Mr. Achong to Akwa Ibom State as the  Commissioner of police was the handiwork of Governor Godswill Akpabio to prepare ground ahead of the 2015 election in his favor.  Mr. Edem noted that Mr. Achong’s name was not included in the names of those recently published as newly appointed commissioners of police apparently to prevent furor that might greet his appointment.

“Let me tell you. It is Akpabio that lobbied for the man to come to Akwa Ibom State in order to perpetuate terror during the election and scare his opponents into submission.  In 2010 were politically motivated kidnapping and assassination were the order of the day, didn’t the people of the state cry foul and asked the Mr. Achong to be transferred out of the state? Why is he suddenly backed again during the same period?” Edem asked.

He recalled that ahead of the 2011 general election which ushered in Mr. Akpabio into the government house for the second term, hundreds of people were abducted for ransom and some murdered in broad daylight. And Mr. Achong was said to be in charge of negotiation for payment of ransom which he smiled to the bank with millions of Naira.

“There were so many victims; you can check in the internet you will see. Some of the victims of kidnapping included retired General Edet Akpan kidnapped during a church session in his home town, Mrs. Sam Enwang at school near Ekom Iman, the Principal of Mobil Pegasus Primary/Nursery School in Eket, Mrs. Lakshmi Tom-Bush Itauma, a native of India, Sen. Aloysius Etuk’s wife, Mr. Michael Bush’s wife, Dr. Uwah, Mrs. Mfon Uko, Mrs. Philomena Udonwa who was also killed, to name a few. “Mr. Edem recalled.

He further stated however that until, Mr. Achong was sent packing, the citizens of the state knew no peace. And that in 2010, as result of his complicity to kidnapping for ransom, the state House of Assembly voted unanimously ordering him to vacate his position and leave the state after 15 years. It was only then that peace began to return to the state.

“Since Achong’s departure, kidnapping is seen as a thing of the past but now the citizens are worried that they will have to relive it all over again as Achong returns to perpetuate his unfinished business of kidnapping he championed. You can see that upon moving to Abuja in the capacity of Deputy Commissioner, he worked his way up to be promoted recently among other 20 Commissioners by the Acting IG of Police, Suleiman Abba. This evening, the state radio station in Uyo announced and celebrated his return but the people of Akwa Ibom are not celebrating Mr. Achong, let alone being happy… “The activist cried out

He called on Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba to transfer Mr. Achong out of Akwa Ibom state to avoid bloodshed and kidnapping that occasioned during his stay in Akwa Ibom State as the  deputy commissioner of police.

 

Jonathan, last president of amalgamated Nigeria. – Efik Frathernity

 

A socio-political group – Efik Eburutu Royal Fraternity Forum, has said that President Goo

Jonathan Goodluck

Jonathan Goodluck

dluck Jonathan would be the last president of Nigeria particularly with the determination of most ethnic nationality in the country to go their different ways soon.
Speaking to our reporter in Calabar, High Chief Eyo Bassey Eyo-Cobham, Chairman of the group, said the Efiks, his race, was out for a sovereign state, adding “the Nigerian state had come to its dead end as each nation is going its different way.
“We stand by our previous position that we do not want to belong to Nigeria again. Based on the amalgamation treaty which stipulated that we could stay together for 100 years, the geographical entity called Nigeria has ceased to exist since January this year. The forced marriage has been terminated and Jonathan is the last President of the Amalgamated Nigeria.”
Eyo-Cobham said his people were poised to take its case to the United Nations, since, according to him, there are provisions in UN Charter for self determination, adding “this we shall pursue with vigour shortly after concluding our ongoing consultation phase.”
He also alleged glaring marginalization against the Efiks, explaining, “the way the Efiks in both Cross River and Akwa Ibom are marginalized and treated as beast of burdens, particularly under President Goodluck Jonathan’s stewardship, are indication Jonathan has no business whatsoever with the us.”
“Voting Jonathan again in 2015 is to continue and consolidate federal government marginalization of Efik race. There is no single infrastructure that the Efiks can boast of in all the ten local government area where our people are.
The Calabar – Itu high way has become death trap. The Calabar- Ikang road leading to Bakassi has completely collapsed. The Tinapa business resort is not working because the federal government does not want to work.
“The Calabar Port, which should have been benefiting economically to our people, is not functional because the federal government deliberately refuses to dredge the Calabar waterway.
“Jonathan is constructing the second Niger Bridge for the South East people. There are many smooth dual carriage ways in the North and South West. Let the President point out one single outstanding project he has done in Efik land in particular and South South in general. We do not know what has become of the East-West road.
“Since the criminal ceding of Bakassi, what succor has Jonathan given to our people? Bakassi peninsular, which was an integral part of Efik Eburutu kingdom, as shown in all available records, was secretly and heartlessly expunged from Nigeria’s map and handed over to Cameroon without the consent and knowledge of the owners – Kings and Chiefs of the Efiks
“Let us ask ourselves, why has the President not paid a single visit to Cross River since his electioneering campaign of 2011? He has visited some states for up to four times, but here, no way. I know he is waiting for next year to come and bamboozle us. We shall not vote for him,” Chief Eyo said as a matter of finality.
On the just concluded National Conference, the group said, “we actually expected a sovereign national conference and not an advisory body to the President.” It condemned the reports of the conference for not harping on referendum to solve Nigeria’s many problems, describing the reports as “body of confusion.”
Cobham therefore called on President Jonathan to follow what the defunct Soviet Union did by diplomatically allowing each nation-state to go their separate way peacefully

 

-Weekly Insight Newspapers

NUC Released Names Illegal Universities In Nigeria

 

NUC List of Illegal Uniimageversities in Nigeria 2014:

1) University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria.

2) Christians of Charity American University of Science & Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses.

3) University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses.

4) University of Applied Sciences & Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria.

5) Blacksmith University, Awka or any of its other campuses.

6) Volta University College, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria.

7) Royal University Izhia, P.O. Box 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State or any of its other campuses.

Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi State or any of its other campuses.

9) Sunday Adokpela University, Otada Adoka, Otukpo, Benue State or any of its other campuses.

10) United Christian University, Macotis Campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses.

11) United Nigeria University College, Okija, Anambra State or any of its other campuses.

12) Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its other campuses.

13) UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State or any of its other campuses.

14) Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State or any of its other campuses.

15) The International University, Missouri, USA, Kano and Lagos Study Centres, or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

16) Collumbus University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.

17) Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria

18) Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.

19) London External Studies UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.

20) Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria.

21) Lobi Business School Makurdi, Benue State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

22) West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria.

23) Bolta University College Aba or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

24) JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna Illegal Campus.

25) Westlan University, Esie, Kwara State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

26) St. Andrews University College, Abuja or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

27) EC-Council University, USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre.

28) Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo Akwa Ibom State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

29) Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

30) Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

31) Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

32) Acada University, Akinlalu, Oyo State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

33) Fifom University, Mbaise, Imo State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

34) Houdegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria.

35) Atlantic Intercontinental University, Okija, Anambra State.

36) Open International University, Akure.

37) Middle Belt University (North Central University), Otukpo

38) Leadway University, Ughelli, Delta State

39) Metro University, Dutse/Bwari, Abuja

40) Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State

41) Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu State

42) Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja.

43) Temple University, Abuja

44) Irish University Business School London, operating anywhere in Nigeria.

45) National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State.

46) University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe, Lagos – Ibadan Expressway and its Annex at 41, Ikorodu Road, Lagos.

47) University of Education, Winneba Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria.

48) Cape Coast University, Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria.

49) African University Cooperative Development (AUCD), Cotonou, Benin Republic, operating anywhere in Nigeria.

50) Pacific Western University, Denver, Colorado, Owerri Study Centre.

51) Evangel University of America & Chudick Management Academic, Lagos.

52) Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko Campus).

53) Career Light Resources Centre, Jos.

54) University of West Africa, Kwali-Abuja, FCT.

55) Coastal Univversity, Iba-Oku, Akwa-Ibom State.

In addition to the closure, the following Degree Mills are currently undergoing further investigations and/or ongoing court actions. The purpose of these actions is to prosecute the proprietors and recover illegal fees and charges on subscribers.

1) National University of Nigeria, Keffi, Nasarawa State.

2) North Central University, Otukpo, Benue State.

3) Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu.

4) Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Abia State.

5) West Coast University, Umuahia.

6) Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State.

7) Volta University College, Aba, Abia State.

Illegal Satellite Campuses of Ambrose Alli University.

For the avoidance of doubt, anybody who patronises or obtains any certificate from any of these illegal institutions does so at his or her own risk. Certificates obtained from these sources will not be recognised for the purposes of NYSC, employment, and further studies. The relevant Law enforcement agencies have also been informed for their further necessary action.

NOTE: This list of illegal institutions is not exhaustive.

13-Year-Old Wonder Nigerian / Ghanaian Swag Kid Premieres New Video Jupa.

By Olayinka Babawale

PROFILE

Ese Emokiniovo Ibru popularly known in the showbiz world as Swag Kid.The boy wonder who is breaking all bounds to becoming one of the youngest rappers in Africa.

The 13-years old rapper was born in Warri, Delta State Nigeria and discovered his talent at age seven.

He has featured at different top events in Ghana like, Miss Ghana Nigeria 2012, Ghana Meet Niger 2013, Tema vs Accra,Miss Nigeria Ghana, Sound City Premium Party, Vodafone 020 Live where Naeto C brought him on stage out of his overwhelming state at the lil man.

His freestyle ability and versatile flow has earned him a spot he is yet to Solidify

TWITTER: @swagkidgh9ja

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Governor Akpabio, Please, Pay Primary School Teachers Their Entitlements

By Inibehe Effiong

Can you believe that up to today 17 August, 2014 the “uncommon transformation” governor of Akwa Ibom State is yet to pay primary school teachers in the state their July salary? Primary school teachers in the state who retired since 1991 till date have not received their gratuity.

Village head in Ikot Ubo, Nsit Ibium Local Government Area, Akwa  Ibom State, Chief Peter Nduche on hunger strke

Village head in Ikot Ubo, Nsit Ibium Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Chief Peter Nduche on hunger strke

This is happening in a state that is currently receiving the highest revenue from the federation account, a state where hundreds on millions of naira are being dissipated on a daily basis on frivolities. All the nauseating noises about free and compulsory education in the state is just a propaganda. What is the quality of the so-called free and compulsory education? How are teachers in the state faring? It is a fraud.

The last time I complained about late payment of salary to primary school teachers in the state, one of the governor’s media aide, Usoro Usoro, unfriend me on Facebook. If they like let them send police or SSS after me this time, it will not deter me from exposing the failings and atrocities of the Godswill Akpabio administration. The amount that the governor is using to maintain his private jet and retain the services of four pilots as I am told may be close to the salaries of these oppressed teachers.

Given that the governor himself is the son of a late primary school teacher, one would have expected Akpabio to pay serious attention to the welfare of primary school teachers in the state and resolve the perennial disadvantages besetting primary school teachers in the state .

Governance is suffering in the state because of dirty politicking. The governor is fighting desperately to install a stooge as successor and go to the Senate to hid when the masses are suffering and smiling.

Chadian troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram

A video of Abubakar Shekau, who claims to be the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, is shown on September 25, 2013. Boko Haram is an <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/27/world/africa/nigeria-year-of-attacks'>Islamist militant group waging a campaign of violence</a> in northern Nigeria. The group's ambitions range from the stricter enforcement of Sharia law to the total destruction of the Nigerian state and its government. Click through to see recent bloody incidents in this strife-torn West African nation:A video of Abubakar Shekau, who claims to be the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, is shown on September 25, 2013. Boko Haram is an Islamist militant group waging a campaign of violence in northern Nigeria. The group’s ambitions range from the stricter enforcement of Sharia law to the total destruction of the Nigerian state and its government. Click through to see recent bloody incidents in this strife-torn West African nation:
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Islamist terror group abducted 97 people last week, security sources say
  • Chadian security forces stopped a convoy along Lake Chad
  • 85 of the hostages in the convoy were rescued, authorities said
 

Kano, Nigeria (CNN) — Chadian troops have rescued 85 Nigerianskidnapped last week by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, security and human rights sources in Nigeria said Saturday.

Dozens of Boko Haram insurgents stormed the Doron Baga fishing and farming village on the shores of Lake Chad late Sunday through Monday and took away 97 young men and boys plus several women, residents said. The raiders killed 28 residents and burned scores of homes, according to residents.

The hostages were loaded onto motorboats and ferried into neighboring Chad, with residents saying they feared the hostages would be forcefully conscripted as foot soldiers.

Chadian security officials reported intercepting a convoy of buses carrying 85 Nigerians” believed to have been kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists from Baga,” a Nigerian security source said.

“The convoy being led by six Boko Haram gunmen was stopped on the Chadian part of the border along Lake Chad for routine checks and the huge number in the convoy raised suspicion,” said the source, who asked not to be named because he was not authorized to speak on the issue.

An official of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Maiduguri confirmed the rescue of the 63 male and 22 female hostages.

The source, who asked that his name not be used, said more than 30 hostages were still being held by Boko Haram. He said their captors sped off with them in motorboats when they spotted the convoy being questioned by Chadian soldiers.

Boko Haram has been waging a five-year armed insurgency to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria. The group has carried out series of abductions, including the April kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from a boarding school in the town of Chibok.

Boko Haram uses its hostages as conscripts and sex slaves, according to authorities. They say Boko Haram has killed more than 12,000 people and displaced more than half a million residents.