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28 Jun 2018
A former Accord Party's governorship aspirant in Akwa Ibom State was shot dead yesterday at his newly opened hotel in Mowe, Ogun State The deceased, Okon Iyanama was also a former executive director, Marketing Communication of Globacom, and business mogul before joining politics. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the tragic death…
27 Jun 2018
Akwa Ibom Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini speaks on the 2019 general elections and other topical issues surrounding it. SAMSON EZEA reports. Fragmented opposition and too many political parties Ordinarily, it is the task of INEC to promote the electoral participation of as many Nigerians in the political process as possible in their diversity. This…
21 Jun 2018
There have been a great deal of controversy and secrecy around the quantum and composition of debts owed by Akwa Ibom State government to the banks and contractors, especially the portion incurred by the Akpabio administration. The problem is exacerbated by the apparent cold war between the incumbent governor Udom Emmanuel and his predecessor, Senator…
6 Jun 2018
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel likes bombastic hyperbole in many of his utterances and public statements. He boasts about his over $1 million a year pay cheque when he was a banker, talks of his Business School education in top institutions in Europe and America, wide international contacts and even his direct connection with…
15 May 2018
Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom on Tuesday inaugurated the1.2 kilometre road to Radio Nigeria Atlantic 104.5 FM station, Uyo to mark his third year in office. Emmanuel said that the ceremony marked the inauguration of 28 other intervention roads built by his administration which had direct bearing to the grassroots people in the state.…
7 May 2018
Chairman of Akwa Ibom State Football Association, Mr. Emmanuel Ibah has described as untrue the insinuation that the state FA was biased in the organisation of the AITEO Cup competition. Speaking during the official draws ceremony for this year’s competition in Uyo at the weekend, Ibah said such insinuations were unfounded, stressing that the state…
25 Mar 2018
People, Environment and Sustainability Foundation, in collaboration with All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (AFAN), recently held a maiden Cassava Festival also known as Usoro Iwa in Akwa Ibom State. Sponsored by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and Champion Breweries, the festival aimed at sharing culinary skills and ideas, and showcasing cassava as a food…
23 Mar 2018
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel will today commission the new headquarters of Akwa Savings and Loans Limited in Uyo, the state capital. A statement by the Company Secretary, Abasiama Idiong, said the commissioning would hold at Plot 1, Block I, Federal Housing Estate, by Esuene Street, Uyo. “The new office building is part of…
18 Mar 2018
The Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Uwemedimo Nwoko, has described as untrue insinuations that the ban of cult groups in the state was politically motivated. Speaking in an interview with The Guardian in Uyo, he said the governor’s action was free of any political reason, but was guided by his…
9 Mar 2018
Hard times await oil palm farmers in Akwa Ibom State this farming season as the state government has no seedlings for farmers. The farmers said the situation had persisted for over three years, and a visit to the state’s nursery at NtakInyang showed that the place is empty, with only a handful of seedlings, which…
25 Feb 2018
The Federal Government will establish the Songhai Model Integrated Farming System in Cross River and Akwa Ibom State through the Cross River Basin Development Authority. Managing Director of the Authority, Bassey Nkposong, disclosed that for Cross River, the farm would be sited at Mbiabo Ikoneto community. He said the Federal Government is ready to steer…
15 Feb 2018
The Akwa Ibom government says it has spent a total of N300 million as medical bills for victims of the Reigners Bible Church building collapse that occurred December 2016. The state Health Commissioner, Dr Dominic Ukpong, disclosed this on Thursday in Uyo while presenting cheques to the proprietors of the various hospitals that assisted in…

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