FG’s alibi for botched meeting agitates South South leaders
Bland. Insulting. Demeaning. Those were adjectives used by leaders of the South/South geopolitical zone as they angrily dismissed the excuses given by the Presidency over the failure of its delegation
Over 400 Akwa Ibom youths for entrepreneurship programme
To make good his promise following the EndSARS protests, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has begun entrepreneurship programme for youths in the state.
Militants issue Udom 14-day ultimatum to publish Akwa Ibom councils’ allocations
Militants under the aegis of the Niger Delta Liberation Force (NDLF) have issued Governor Udom Emmanuel a 14-day ultimatum to publish federal allocations to local government areas in Akwa Ibom State. State Commander of the NDLF, Captain Victor Eyoh, and four others made the demand yesterday in a statement made available to newsmen in Uyo,…
Emmanuel commends peaceful Council polls in Akwa Ibom
Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has commended the peaceful conduct of the local government councils’ polls in the state despite the low turnout of voters.
Emmanuel extends curfew as #EndSARS protest turns violent
Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has extended the curfew imposed on the state to 7,a.m., tomorrow (Saturday) in order to ensure full return of normalcy.
AKSG presents N435.652b budget for 2021 to Assembly
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has proposed a budget of N435.652 billion for the 2021 fiscal year, N69.65 billion more than the 2020 edition. The budget consists of N158.4 billion recurrent expenditure, N226.964 billion capital expenditure and N50.26 billion consolidated revenue charge. Projected recurrent revenue for 2021 is estimated at N255.003 billion, against the…
Nigeria unfolds first vessel in December 2020
Akwa Ibom State-based shipyard, Norfin Offshore Shipyard Limited, has moved to position Nigeria as a major player in ship manufacturing, as its first locally-produced vessel is expected to be ready in December. According to a report from the State House, the ship manufacturing and marine services company, owned by an indigene of Akwa Ibom…
Akwa Ibom commissioner tasks youths on leadership
Akwa Ibom State commissioner for information and strategy Ini Ememobong has urged youths to equip themselves with skills necessary for the attainment of leadership positions. Ememobong gave the charge while speaking at the Oro Youth Summit 2020 on Friday. Speaking on line with the theme of the summit "Identifying the Missing Link", Ememobong said the…
Udom Emmanuel and good governance in Akwa Ibom State
It is the duty of every government to promote good governance through the design, formulation and implementation of policies and programmes aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of the citizenry and promoting stability within the polity. Good governance is characterized by participation, consensus building, accountability, transparency, responsiveness, effectiveness, efficiency; must be equitable and inclusive, and follows…
Akwa Ibom plans launch of anthem, state emblem, others
Akwa Ibom State Government has commenced plans to launch its own anthem and emblem to create a unified identity for its people. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong disclosed the government's plans during a public hearing of a bill titled "A Law To Establish And Regulate, Akwa Ibom State Official Symbols, And…
Akwa Ibom seeks help over border dispute
The Akwa Ibom government has pleaded with the Federal Government to retool the National Boundary Commission (NBC) financially to address critical border disputes, especially the one involving it and neighbouring Abia State.