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27 Feb 2019
The International Election Observers, Pan African Women (PAN) Projects that monitored the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections in Akwa Ibom on Saturday, decried have alleged snatching of ballot boxes in polling units across the state.
25 Feb 2019
Two communities in Cross River State impacted by the construction of the 275 kilometres superhighway project have demanded for a N300 million compensation from the government.    The State government resumed work last month on the superhighway project at the Okuni axis of the road cutting through Etara and Ekuri Eyeyeng in Etung, central senatorial district, following…
25 Feb 2019
Gunmen yesterday freed 14 of the 18 kidnapped National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), who served as ad hoc staff in the weekend’s presidential and federal legislative elections in Akwa Ibom State. According to the breakdown, 10 were abducted in Abak, four in Itu and another four in Ikono, just as two others were mistakenly arrested…
24 Feb 2019
A total of 18 National Youth Service Corps members were abducted on Saturday in different locations in Akwa Ibom by unknown gunmen. 14 have since been freed, resident electoral commission in the state, Mike Igini said. Ten youth Corp members, who worked as adhoc staff were abducted in Abak in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial, four in…
23 Feb 2019
Gov Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the improved electoral process, adopted for the 2019 general elections. Emmanuel made the commendation after casting his vote in Awa Ward 1, Unit 1, in Onna LGA on Saturday. However, the governor said the level of intimidation from security personnel…
23 Feb 2019
Sen. Ita Enang, the Senior Special Adviser to President Buhari on National Assembly Matters has denied allegations that he hijacked ballot boxes in Akwa Ibom. He was reacting to allegations by the electorate at Unit 12, ward 2, Ididep in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of the state where he hails from. Chief Anthony Bassey,…
23 Feb 2019
Mr Charles Udoh, the Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Information and Orientation, has confirmed the abduction of Mr Iniobong Ekong, the Senior Special Adviser on Security Matters to Gov. Udom Emmanuel. Udoh told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of the state that Ekong was kidnapped…
22 Feb 2019
Akwa Ibom State government has launched Ibom Air airlines, becoming the first State in Nigeria to own a commercial airline. By the multi-million naira worth of investment, the state government aims to facilitate thousands of direct and indirect jobs, as well as enhance connectivity in the region. Currently, two Ibom Air aircraft – CRJ 900…
19 Feb 2019
To forestall crisis and possible casualties as experienced during last weekend’s postponement of elections in Akwa Ibom and Cross River states, the Police have deployed 14,250 officers to the states for next Saturday’s polls. Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the burning of seven vehicles, three motorcycles and destruction…
19 Feb 2019
Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Akwa Ibom State branch, has blamed the abrupt postponement of the federal elections billed for Saturday, February 16, on inadequate preparation on the part of the electoral umpire. It expressed disappointment over the development, which it said negatively impacted the country’s economy. The chairman, Pius Ntuen, in…
17 Feb 2019
Some vehicles engaged in election duty were destroyed in a pre-election crisis that erupted in Obot-Akara Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom on Friday, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Mike Igini, has confirmed. The vehicles were engaged to convey election materials from INEC headquarters in Uyo to Nto Edino, the headquarters of Obot-Akara…
16 Feb 2019
Oil bearing communities in Akwa Ibom state have decried the high permit fee of N350, 000 charged by Department of Petroleum (DPR) before youths and others in oil bearing communities can gain employment. Speaking on behalf of the oil communities, a stakeholder and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Eket/Esit Eket/Onna/Ibeno Federal Constituency, Patrick Ifon…


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