Alleged defamation: Emefiele move to slam N25bn lawsuit on Akpabio

February 21, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The immediate-past Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has vowed to sue the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, for alleged defamation. The Senate president had at Senator Barinada Mpigi’s thanksgiving service in Koroma, Tai Local Government Area, Rivers State on February 18, stated that President Bola Tinubu’s administration did not know the crime to charge Emefiele with. He added that Read More

Insecurity: Akpabio seeks Nigeria, Saudi Arabia collaboration through intelligence sharing 

February 16, 2024 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has called on the government of Saudi Arabia to assist Nigeria in the fight against insurgency and trans-border terrorism, through sharing of intelligence, assuring that the Nigerian intelligence community is ever ready to cooperate with them. Akpabio made the call while receiving in courtesy, members of the Saudi Arabia/ Nigeria Parliamentary Friendship Group, led Read More

Breaking: Newly elected senators sworn-in

February 13, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, presided over the swearing-in of the three newly elected senators during plenary. The oath-taking was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, Mr. Chinedu Akubueze at about 11:41 am on Tuesday. The lawmakers are Prince Pam Mwadkon (Action Democratic Party, Plateau North); Professor Anthony Ani (All Progressives Congress, Ebonyi South); and Mustapha Musa (All Progressives Read More

Akpabio hails Super Eagles gallant victory over South Africa

February 8, 2024 Taiye  Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has congratulated Nigeria’s Super Eagles for qualifying for the finals of the TotalEnergies 2023 AFCON by beating the Bafana Bafana of South Africa by 4 – 2 in a penalty shootout. Akpabio, in a congratulatory message through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh said the result of the match Read More

Akpabio’s diplomatese as enabler

February 7, 2024 Emmanuel Aziken 0

Senator Godswill Akpabio’s jaunt into the diplomatic circuit as number three citizen was on the springboard of a lush background of accomplishments in the domestic arena. His arrival in Luanda, Angola last October for the 147th meeting of the International Parliamentary Union, IPU, was as simple as he arrived at the Akwa Ibom Government House in 2007. Just as he Read More

Akpabio, others extols Cardinal Onaiyekan at 80 

February 2, 2024 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has praised the emeritus Catholic Arch-Bishop, His Eminence Cardinal John Onaiyekan for his remarkable life and service as a true icon of faith and leadership, whose unwavering commitment to justice, compassion and unity has touched countless lives and inspired generations. Senator Akpabio made the remarks as the chairman of the 80th birthday celebration of Read More

Akpabio leads Nigeria’s delegation to cheer Super Eagles vs Angola in AFCON 2023 quarter-final clash

February 2, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Nigerian Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio has arrived in Ivory Coast to support the Super Eagles as they contend for their fourth Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title. The Senate President led a 10-man Senate delegation to Ivory Coast to chear up the Super Eagles. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to virtually monitor the team’s progress. Blueprint gathered Read More

Akpabio urged to probe $496m used to revamp Itakpe Iron coy

January 23, 2024 Admin II 0

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has been urged to order the probe of the sum of $496million paid by the Federal Government to an Indian firm which failed to revitalize the Itakpe Iron Ore Company after many years of work engagement.  The National Coordinator of Transparency Group Network (TGN), a civil society organisation based in Port-Harcourt, the River State capital, Comrade Read More

Armed Forces Day: Akpabio, Lawan, governors seek better welfare for living heroes

Nigeria on Monday observed its annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day set aside in honour of the fallen soldiers and veterans who, at different times, sacrificed to keep the nation one. Leading the solemn event marked by the dignified laying of wreaths at the military cenotaph in Abuja, was President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Also at the event were prominent figures, including Read More

Real truth of what happened to me during my 61st birthday – Akpabio

December 16, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

Twenty-four hours after rumoured to have collapsed at the Colloquium organised for his 61st birthday in Abuja on Thursday, the President of the Senate , Godswill Akpabio said he didn’t slump but got exhausted. The rumour mill had on Thursday alleged that Akpabio slumped while escorting President Bola Tinubu out of the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hillton Hotel, where the Read More

Akpabio wasn’t rushed to National Hospital – Eyiboh  

December 15, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The special adviser to the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, on media and publicity, Eseme Eyiboh, has debunked rumours that the Senate president collapsed Thursday in the course of the Colloquium that complemented the activities marking his 61st birthday. Eyiboh said the rumours and reports were fictionalised extensions of the Senate president’s assertion of being tired at the end Read More

Tinubu salutes Akpabio at 61

December 9, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has felicitated with the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio on the occasion of his 61st birthday on December 9, 2023. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity Chief Ajuri Ngelale , the President said Akpabio’s antecedents and achievements continue to attract recognition at home and abroad. He extolled the Read More

NILDS DG felecitates Akpabio @ 61

December 9, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The Director General of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) , Professor Abubakar Sulaiman, has felicitated with the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, on his 61st birthday celebration. In a personally signed statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, Professor Sulaiman, described leadership of the Senate and by extension, that of the National Assembly by Akpabio Read More

Akpabio and his repudiation of cant

December 1, 2023 Sufuyan Ojeifo 0

Another year around the sun is always something to celebrate. When an outstanding personality, a star, completes this existential and transcendental course, there is even more reason to roll out the drums in festivity. Incidentally, a man who cares little for mundane revelry-recall that only very recently, he apprised us with the reasons he does not drink and smoke- will Read More

Group congratulates Moro, hails Akpabio for stabilising Senate

November 23, 2023 Editor 0

A front line rights group, Rising-Up for a United Nigeria (RUN), has commended Senator Abba Moro on his appointment as the Senate Minority Leader in the 10th Senate, describing it as well deserved. In a congratulatory message signed and made available to Journalists in Abuja by Amb. Solomon Adodo, National Convener of RUN in Abuja, the group described Abba Moro Read More

Joint unions criticise Akpabio over FERMA board executive membership

November 3, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

Joint unions in the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) have kicked against the announcement by Senate President Godswill Akpabio referring to some members of the agency’s board as executive board members. The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) and Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) made their position known in a Read More

Joint unions tackle Akpabio over announcement of FERMA board as executive board members

November 3, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

Joint unions in Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) have kicked against the announcement by Senate President Godswill Akpabio referring to some members of the agency’s board as executive board members. The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) and Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) made their position known in a letter Read More

IPU: Barau hails Ackson election as president, Akpabio executive committee member

October 28, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau Jibrin, has congratulated the Speaker of the Tanzanian Parliament, Rt. Hon. Tulia Ackson, on her election as the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). Ackson was on Friday in Luanda Angola, elected as the 31st President of the global parliamentary body, making her the first female African to lead the union. She defeated Read More

Tinubu: Akume, Akpabio, Abbas, others hail Supreme Court judgement 

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr George Akume has hailed the Supreme Court judgment affirming the electoral victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu via the February 25 presidential election. According to the SGF, “It is a revalidation of the mandate which the Nigerian people gave him and our electoral process also involves the judicial process. The Read More

Akpabio salutes Nigeria @63

October 1, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, CON has congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of the nation’s 63rd Independence Anniversary. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Hon Eseme Eyiboh, the Senate President while acknowledging present challenges in the polity said that there were many landmarks in the nation’s 63 years to give a sense Read More

Impeachment: Akpabio in the eye of the storm

September 22, 2023 Admin III 0

Barely three months after his election as President of the Senate in the 10th National Assembly Godswill Akpabio is facing impeachment threats. TOPE SUNDAY reports that despite official denial of the plot there is more to the report than meets the eye. Senator Godswill Akpabio emerged as the 10th President of the Senate on June 13, this year, after defeating Read More

Legislative group commends Akpabio over Okonkwo’s appointment as Chief Of Staff

June 29, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Independent Campaign Group for Godswill Akpabio and Abbas Tajudeen for 10th Senate Presidency, House Speakership bid known as Leadership Support Centre, has praised the President of the Senate, for appointing Sylvester Okonkwo as his Chief of Staff. The Senate President had in his first appointments announced on Monday named Okonkwo and Saviour Enyiekere as Chief of Staff and Deputy Read More

Arewa Youths laud Akpabio over appointment of Okonkwo as Chief of Staff

June 28, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A Northern socio-cultural group, Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF), has praised the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, for choosing Sylvester Okonkwo as his Chief of Staff. The Senate President had in his first appointments announced on Monday named Okonkwo and Saviour Enyiekere as Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff, respectively. AYCF in a statement by its leader, Read More

Senate: Aliero, Tambuwal fire warning shot as Akpabio ‘toys with minority leadership tussle

June 25, 2023 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The long forgotten ‘Banana Peel ‘ which swept off Presidents of the Senate from their seats in succession from 1999 to 2005, is being toyed with by the incumbent President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio. Akpabio ‘s movement towards the slippery terrain as stated by some senators across party lines over the weekend, is on alleged plan to impose leadership Read More

Akpabio, Barau’s emergence as presiding officers of 10th Senate

June 19, 2023 Admin III 0

The much expected election for leadership of the 10th National Assembly, has come and gone, with emergence of Senator Godswill Akpabio as President and Senator Jibrin Barau as Deputy President of the Senate respectively. TAIYE ODEWALE reports Build up to the election Before Tuesday, June 13, 2023, when both Chambers of the 10th National Assembly were inaugurated, many interested federal Read More