Friday, November 16, 2018

Akwa Ibom

    Akwa Ibom deputy governor attacked in Akpabio’s hometown

Akwa Ibom deputy governor attacked in Akpabio’s hometown

Moses Ekpo, deputy governor of Akwa Ibom, and some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders were attacked in  Essien Udim, hometown of Governor Godswill Akpabio, former governor of the state, on Tuesday.Ekpo had led some members of his party to receive some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who defected to the PDP.The occasion held at the Unity Hall, of [...]

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    Akwa Ibom governor: Good leaders don’t kill to serve their people

Akwa Ibom governor: Good leaders don’t kill to serve their people

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, says leaders who have the interest of the people at heart do not kill to serve.Emmanuel said this at an event in Uyo, the state capital, on Thursday.The governor said he had information that some groups of people were planning to foment trouble in the state during the general election.There have been reports [...]

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    A’Ibom commissioner: Recruitment into civil service not political

A’Ibom commissioner: Recruitment into civil service not political

Charles Usoh, commissioner of information in Akwa Ibom state, says the ongoing recruitment into the state civil service is not politically motivated.Reacting to critics who said the administration of Udom Emmanuel, governor of the state, embarked on the exercise to brighten the chances of Emmanuel for a second term, Udoh said the recruitment was meant to fill existing vacancies in the civil [...]

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    APC planning to cause violence in Akwa Ibom, says governor

APC planning to cause violence in Akwa Ibom, says governor

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to cause violence in the state.Speaking with reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday, the governor said he had been briefed on the alleged plans but they will all end in futility.Udom said the [...]

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    Akwa Ibom: We’ve reinstated sacked teacher

Akwa Ibom: We’ve reinstated sacked teacher

The Akwa Ibom state government has described as mischief makers people suggesting that the state is yet to reabsorb the 5,000 teachers sacked in the twilight of the current administration.The teachers were sacked on ground of alleged fake credentials and other irregularities observed in the recruitment process.According to the state government, those qualified among the teachers were reabsorbed in 2017 [...]

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    Emmanuel ‘harnessing maritime potentials’ to boost Akwa Ibom economy

Emmanuel ‘harnessing maritime potentials’ to boost Akwa Ibom economy

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, is harnessing the maritime potentials in the state to boost the state’s economy, according to Ekereobong Akpan, head of civil service, in the state.Akpan, who said this added that the state will take the centre stage in global maritime economy by the time the investments fully take off. The head of civil service stated [...]

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    Udom Emmanuel’s government has made progress at Ibom seaport, says commissioner

Udom Emmanuel’s government has made progress at Ibom seaport, says commissioner

Akan Okon, Akwa Ibom state commissioner for housing and special duties, says the state government has made progress at the Ibom International Airport and the Ibom deep seaport.Okon said in the past three years, the administration of Udom Emmanuel, the governor, has laid emphasis on infrastructure.Okon debunked the claim that the government was not doing anything in Uyo on the [...]

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    Udom Emmanuel: May affliction not happen in A’Ibom again

Udom Emmanuel: May affliction not happen in A’Ibom again

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, says God will not allow affliction to rise in the state for a second time.Emmanuel said this during a programme in commemoration of the 31st anniversary of Akwa Ibom state.Senate President Bukola Saraki and Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, were among those who attended the programme which held in Uyo.Saraki said the [...]

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    Akwa Ibom students shine in Sweden

Akwa Ibom students shine in Sweden

Two secondary school students from Akwa Ibom state performed brilliantly in the just-concluded Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition in Sweden.The students - Iniso Edward and Blessing Umoukpong,- are currently schooling at the state-owned Northern Annang Secondary Commercial School, NASCO, in Etim Ekpo local government area.At the competition, they came third out of the 42 representatives across the world. The students had [...]

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    Enelamah represents Buhari at commissioning of Akwa Ibom flood control project

Enelamah represents Buhari at commissioning of Akwa Ibom flood control project

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned an erosion and flood control project in Akpene Eket, Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom state.The project is one of the 26 federal government ecological intervention projects for the second quarter of 2017.Represented by Okey Enelamah, minister of industry, trade and investment, the president said his administration is committed to ensuring fair treatment for [...]

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    Reject APC in 2019, Akwa Ibom governor tells residents

Reject APC in 2019, Akwa Ibom governor tells residents

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has warned residents of the state against voting for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.Dismissing the threat of the APC to take over the oil-rich state, Emmanuel said the party has no genuine agenda for them.He said none of the APC aspirants has clear-cut manifesto and urged the people to ask them what [...]

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    Akwa Ibom ‘will make progress’ with Akpabio out of PDP

Akwa Ibom ‘will make progress’ with Akpabio out of PDP

Udoma Ekarika, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the defection of Godswill Akpabio will have a positive impact on the state.Ekarika, who like Akpabio, served as a commissioner under Victor Attah, a former governor of the state, said he aided the appointment of Akpabio under Attah.According to Ekarika, Akwa Ibom’s progress as a state had been [...]

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    VIDEO: Thousands attend pro-Buhari rally in  Akwa Ibom

VIDEO: Thousands attend pro-Buhari rally in Akwa Ibom

The turnout at President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign rally in Eket senatorial district of Akwa Ibom state was massive.Ita Enang, senior special adviser to the president on national assembly matters, posted a video of the rally on Tuesday.Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of the state, was among the prominent politicians at the event.Watch the video:https://twitter.com/SenItaEnang/status/1039569097036574720?s=19 [...]

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    A’Ibom governor: Industrialisation shouldn’t be left in the hands of government

A’Ibom governor: Industrialisation shouldn’t be left in the hands of government

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, says industrialisation should not be left in the hands of government alone.Emmanuel said this when he received Akwa Ibom Professionals based in Abuja and Lagos at government house, Uyo, capital of the state.Emmanuel said his administration had tackled challenges in all sectors of the state economy, ranging from education, healthcare, agriculture, infrastructure to [...]

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    Foundation for Thompson and Grace Medical University laid in Akwa Ibom

Foundation for Thompson and Grace Medical University laid in Akwa Ibom

Thompson and Grace Medical University (TGMU), a “world class medical university” will promote scientific research and boost Nigeria’s foreign direct investment (FDI), key stakeholders of the project have said.The groundbreaking ceremony of the medical university took place in Akwa Ibom on Friday, playing host to a delegation of Nigerian and German government officials as well as professionals in the medical [...]

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    After business trip to Asia, Ayade says economic change coming to Cross River

After business trip to Asia, Ayade says economic change coming to Cross River

Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, says the state will soon witness economic change.Ayade said this on Sunday after returning to the country from an investment trip in Asia.He had spent three weeks in the continent in a bid to seek opportunities to boost the economic fortunes of the state.The governor said the various factories at the different stages of [...]

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