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1 Jan 2019
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has called for the reenactment of the spirit of unity, togetherness and oneness among the Ibibio. He made this call yesterday in Uyo, during the coronation of the President General of the Ibibios (Oku Ibom Ibiono), His Eminence, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk. The event was held at the Asan Ibibio,…
25 Dec 2018
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will Friday flag off his re-election campaign in Akwa-Ibom State, a few weeks after the candidate of the People's Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar, who is his main challenger, when the country goes to poll early next year, kicked off his in Sokoto State. “President Muhammadu Buhari and 2019 Presidential Candidate of…
23 Dec 2018
The Nigerian democratic space is bereft of ideological content and identifiable programme of activities to engage statutory governance requirements after electoral victory. The poverty of the philosophy of governance has remained the bane of the current Akwa Ibom state government occasioning adhoc initiatives and blurred vision. For Obong Nsima Ekere, this is an absurdity  that…
14 Dec 2018
With three days left to end the 19th National Sports Festival tagged Abuja 2018, Team Delta may have successfully defended its title, after extending the lead on the medals table to 85 gold medals yesterday.
11 Dec 2018
The Federal Government has admitted that the only way to deal with the proliferation of illegal artisanal mining in the Niger Delta is by the private-sector-led establishment of modular refineries. This was disclosed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at a stakeholders’ and project kick-off meeting on $600 million Ikwe-Onna Modular Refinery in Akwa Ibom State…
11 Dec 2018
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has said that he was not moved by what he described as ‘ranting’ of the opposition who have been boasting of their plans to take over the state next year. He restated that those making such comments could best be described as “empty vessels” making the loudest noise. He…
11 Dec 2018
At the last count, the government of Akwa Ibom State, under the leadership of Governor Udom Emmanuel has completed no fewer than 1,700 kilometres of roads and 35 bridges across the urban and rural areas of the state. And for this reason, the governor in his 2018 Democracy Day message to his people affirmed that…
2 Dec 2018
More than one year after beneficiaries of the Fadama programme, an initiative of the Federal Government and the World Bank were validated and promised disbursement of fund for agricultural purposes, the FADAMA III AF authorities have again asked beneficiaries of the Graduate Unemployed Youths and Women Supports (GUYS) for another revalidation exercise across the participating…
29 Nov 2018
Calls for the removal of Akwa Ibom State Police Commissioner Musa Kimo intensified yesterday. The police boss had been accused of complicity in an alleged plot by five sacked members of the state House of Assembly to impeach Speaker Onofiok Luke and Governor Udom Emmanuel...
27 Nov 2018
The opposition People's Democratic Party has alleged former minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, is behind the controversy rocking the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly. "The whole idea behind the recent onslaught by the Senator Godswill Akpabio’s sponsored sacked members of the state assembly is to cause mayhem, generate tension with a view to make the…
25 Nov 2018
The Akwa Ibom Government has renamed Ibom International Airport after Obong Victor Attah, a former civilian governor, who governed the state from 1999 to 2007. Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom made the announcement at a banquet held in Uyo on Sunday to commemorate Attah’s 80th birthday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that…
24 Nov 2018
Mr Musa Kimo, has assumed duty as the new Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom. He succeeded Bassey Abang, who had been redeployed from the state, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Odiko Macdon, said in Uyo on Friday. “The Akwa Ibom State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that the Inspector…

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