Connect with us


No Chill! Sahara Reporters exposes Ex-Gov Akpabio’s Credit Card Issues at Luxury London Hotel



Akpabio Mandarin OrientalAt this point, if you are a politician, the fear of Sahara Reporters is the beginning of wisdom. Former Governor of Akwa Ibom state Godswill Akpabio is currently in the UK recuperating from injuries sustained during a road accident in Abuja. The politician who is currently a Senator and notably the Senate’s Minority leader had his credit card issues revealed by Sahara Reporters.

The Governor was attempting to check into the luxurious Mandarin Oriental hotel in London when the incident occurred.

Here is what they had to say

At the reception of Mandarin Hotel, a flustered Senator Akpabio, who wore a blue sports jacket, was visibly embarrassed on being told that his credit card had been denied. Two unidentified persons were with the former governor at the reception desk as he looked worried and flummoxed about the credit card predicament.

In the thick of the fiasco, the former governor was heard barking orders at an official at Eco Bank in Lagos. He persistently asked why his card was not working.

SR reached him later in the day and he confirmed the incident.

he admitted that his card was declined because he had used the card to check out of the Four Seasons luxury hotel earlier today. Akpabio stated that his credit card had maxed out of its daily spending limit.

When asked the burning question on why he chose to receive medical treatment in the UK, despite the multi-million dollar “World Class” hospital in Akwa Ibom,

he denied accusations that he had neglected to equip the so-called top-tier hospital in Akwa Ibom. The former governor claimed he had not rented equipment that were shown to the media during the official unveiling of the hospital, adding that the delay in opening the hospital was due to Immigration processing relating to the doctors to be brought to work at the hospital.

Read more here


  1. cheryl

    September 17, 2015 at 7:13 am

    do me a favor pls, Gerrarahia mbok

  2. halt

    September 17, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Bella Naija it seems the guys sponsoring sahara reporters are now sponsoring you. Don’t start what u can’t finish oh

    • Benny

      September 17, 2015 at 9:00 am

      The terrible thing about this is that Bella Naija is not even doing it intelligently.

    • ElessarisEllendil

      September 17, 2015 at 9:06 am

      So you’re not in away interested in the fact that a Senator is blowing your tax money on 5 star Hotels while bettering another country’s economy. Some Nigerians never cease to disappoint me.

    • Frida

      September 17, 2015 at 10:14 am

      My problem with Sahara is that they’re very picky and biased about the corrupt politicians they choose to expose. Why haven’t they exposed Amaechi and Bola Tinubu who obviously are riding on stolen wealth. I have no problem with them exposing Akpabio but they should be transparent in their journalism.

  3. Taipan

    September 17, 2015 at 8:16 am

    We all know sahara is A FI CCCC

  4. Rer

    September 17, 2015 at 8:29 am


  5. nene+

    September 17, 2015 at 9:41 am

    BN don’t be trashy! Any card can fail, Obama’s failed after they had family meals and Michelle came to his rescue or are you trying to say Buhari / EFCC froze his account?

    Stop being political bias, be neutral as that is why I am here. If you become an APC or PDP tatanfo then I quit like I left some! Give us headline news not selective headline news tilted toward a party. If you like swallow this comment!

    • Abby

      September 17, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      But nene who is begging you to stay na?!

    • seesaw

      September 17, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      How ignorant can you be???? BN needs every commenter especially the likes of Nene+ and some others that generate traffic. Who you in your small mind might term controversial!!!!!

    • nene+

      September 18, 2015 at 7:54 am

      @ abby lol
      As a tatanfo you don’t have a stake on BN, am sure Uche will not want to loose a customer.

      BN is an entity and Uche’s source, she will appreciate my comment. You can go ahead and kill your own personal businesses BN accept and appreciate feed back.

  6. Jayboogie

    September 17, 2015 at 9:56 am

    To Bella naija and Sahara reporters, what a waste of my 1 min. It could Happen to anyone jare, kini big deal ? not like the card was declined due to insufficient funds tho, exceeding daily withdrawal limit could happen to anyone.. smh !

    • Becca

      September 17, 2015 at 10:28 am

      The purpose of this report went right over your head. Typical.

    • nnenne

      September 17, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      Because it’s selective and unjust!
      A bear is killing your young ones and you are busy running after a rat? Take the bull by the horn and we’ll know you are serious.
      Sahara reporters should give us a well deserved break!
      They know all the crooks in Nigeria but choose to run after shadows.
      Intelligent people do not take Sahara reporters serious,anyway.
      Unethical, biased reporters. Those who should know, know better.

  7. nunulicious

    September 17, 2015 at 10:01 am

    High time the press starts doing what it ought to do in the first place. keeping all these officials on their toes and making them accountable.
    Bella naija, refreshing to get the gist from you FIRST! don’t mind those haters insinuating you’re getting involved in a political witch hunt joor. dem be ignorant educated people.

  8. Tot

    September 17, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Shameless leaders. I’ve got no iota of pity for these morons – the average Nigerian is in penury whilst he is blowing money which is certainly not “hard earned” on a luxury hotel. Yeye dey smell.

  9. slay

    September 17, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Hmmm dt means ini edo and rukky sanda will be stranded too cos all the blogs have proof that they are Akpabio’s favourite babes. lol

    • nnenne

      September 17, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      @ Slay… Am assuming you have your evidence otherwise, the advice is don’t name anyone.

  10. concerned9ja

    September 17, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    When Bellanaija carried the news on Fashola’s website oh it wasn’t selective then abi??
    Actually enough PDP sympathisers have infiltrated this site if anything..
    Keep on coming…pathetic reading the comments on Bukina Faso coup..trying to portray Jona like some sort of Saint for stepping make him stay now!!…
    Every single topic..oh Buhari’s fault and Jona would have done better…you can see all the mess left behind…most state and national treasuries have been left empty..
    Teachers..Pensioners unpaid for months on end…No Refineries..Epileptic power supply..demolarised Military…in spite of all the investments.
    The only ones not complaining are those that have sold their destiny and carry on like a cry baby whenever their Godfather or Godmother has been exposed..
    Imagine a so called sick Governor healthy enough gallivanting from one hotel to another..and look at the pathetic response to so called “World Class Hospital”…immigration issues regarding foreign doctors!!..
    What happened to all the Doctors we have in Nigeria and abroad…just indefensible!!

    • Times

      September 17, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      @concerned9ja And who did you sell your own destiny to? Tinubu? Your language is vile just like your soul.

  11. NaijaPikin

    September 17, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    And this is news because? Card fail everyday due to multiple reason.

    I have to call my bank anytime i’m travelling out of the country if not i risk my card failing. Same happens if i plan on making extra large purchases, or multiple medium to large purchases within a short period. All in a bid to prevent fraud on your account

    • FasholasLover

      September 17, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      Don’t mind them making a mountain out of a mole hill. My transaction was declined this afternoon because, l used my card on a new site.

      As for you @concerned9ja making light of GEJ’s quick acceptance of the “dubious” outcome of that election, shame on you, IBB, OBASANJO and all those who wanted to derail this country through the introduction of an interim govt. (Those who know, know what l am talking about)

      Buhari and his fellow travellers were hell bent on making this country ungovernable even more if GEJ had not accepted to step down. Talk to those who know. GEJ won the last election!

    • Kadara

      September 17, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Lmao, even GEJ is not delusional enough to think he won. Don’t be such a sore loser

    • FasholasLover

      September 17, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      You don’t have to believe it.

      Well, not everyone on this blog is a RifRaf like you and not everyone gets their news from the blogs…… Na one of the ways and more wey l take pass you be that.

    • nunulicious

      September 17, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      dear fasholaslover,
      i digress. Jonathan did not win the election. This is because my entire family that is my dad, mom, brother, sister, I and three of our relatives SPENT THE NIGHT IN THE HOTEL to vote for Buhari. so did our cousins in Jos, so did my former boss and his family of 6 in Nnewi. We slept in the hotel because we had relocated from where we had previously registered. Nigerians on the street were tired of GEJ’s complacence though we know he had good intentions. Don’t worry if buhari f up, we will handle the matter and vote him out too.

  12. concerned9ja

    September 17, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    @fashola’s lover…
    oh yeah..why do I even bother and have the nerve to say you know more than the other…
    Even the woman selling roasted corn knows Jona had lost the soul of the people…just like the previous elections when Buhari lost.
    And if he had won people would have been picking up food from the dustbins of those in the island!!..and there would have been a revolt..yes he was clever alright to not contest!!
    Just give it a rest he’s not smelling any position…well not for the next 20 years!!
    I sure hope this is not the future of 9ja commenting on here…the point is not the credit card but his actions stop trying to swerve the report..and tell him EFCC is waiting.
    Oh and keep loving your own comments!!

    • jemid

      September 17, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      Oh Dont be silly. She cannot like her own comment even if she wants to. BN already disabled that functionality. By the way l am on the fence on this subject.

  13. FasholasLover

    September 17, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Sure EFCC will wait for him if he is culpable just like EFCC will wait for all thieves. As for liking my own comment, it must hurt so bad that some on this blog have functioning brains, can reason like educated minds and agree with me.

    By the way, l have 101 devices solely dedicated to BN so that l can like my own comments. Just so you know, BN also pay me an allowance. Nitwit!

    Now, we know what you do.

  14. Mercy

    September 17, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    As in critics get paid while haters keep hating. Pls show me road o. I cannot be commenting for free.

  15. concerned9ja

    September 17, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Hope you don’t fall of that fence….steady now!!
    As for the fashola tingy…I must have got under your skin for you to start throwing insults…
    Did you say educated ??…
    Truth hurts ay…now run back to massa….you people ain’t seen nothing yet…no longer BAU!!

    • Nerve

      September 18, 2015 at 10:08 am

      @concerned9ja, you started with the insults. She only reciprocated your kind gesture. For you to come back to comment means you did not sleep on top this mata. You APC people are so unruly. Violence, riot, we will form a parallel government and all such nonsense. You think while you people are busy being violent, those who voted for GEJ will be sleeping?
      Now, put your thinking cap on, when the violence is going on where will you and your family be? Now you see why we all must thank GEJ for quietly conceding? If l were him, l would too. Nigeria will not scatter during my watch. This and more is what informed that concession. And yes GEJ won. Kano and 1999m votes without any single one voided? What happened to the REC that was roasted in Kano after the elections? He was going to spill and the blood thirsty APC shut him up for refusing to participate in that fraud.

      Now, go and sleep. How can you allow a fellow human being to give you sleepless night. On top blog matts?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Star Features