Thursday, January 17, 2019

Akwa Ibom

    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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    Army kills ‘notorious’ cultist behind murder of two policemen in Akwa Ibom

Army kills ‘notorious’ cultist behind murder of two policemen in Akwa Ibom

The 2 brigade of the Nigeria army says its troops raided a cultists hideout, killing its leader, Akaninyene Jumbo, on January 15, after trailing him to the border between Akwa Ibom and Abia.The army said this in a statement issued on Tuesday by Umar Shuaib, the brigade assistant director of information.Shuaib said: "The gallant troops of 2 Brigade Nigerian Army [...]

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    Four inmates shot dead, 36 escape in Akwa Ibom jailbreak

Four inmates shot dead, 36 escape in Akwa Ibom jailbreak

Four inmates were on Wednesday shot dead during a jailbreak at Ikot Ekpene Prison in Akwa Ibom state.Thirty-six prisoners escaped from the facility in a well-coordinated operation by the inmates.Ogbajie Ogbajie, spokesman of the Akwa Ibom command of the Nigeria Prison Service, said the inmates first attacked kitchen staff before escaping through the rear entrance of the prison.“At about 1147hrs on [...]

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    Masquerade ‘crushed to death’ in Akwa Ibom

Masquerade ‘crushed to death’ in Akwa Ibom

An unknown driver has reportedly crushed a masquerade in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom state.According to The Sun, the incident occurred along Nwanniba road in the state capital on Thursday.A witness was quoted to have said a motorist on high speed while trying to avoid another vehicle on the road, rammed into some masqueraders and their troupe along the Nwanniba dual carriage way."The 'Ekpo' [...]

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    APC kicks as PDP sweeps Akwa Ibom LG polls

APC kicks as PDP sweeps Akwa Ibom LG polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the elections held in 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom state.The polls took place on Saturday.In a statement on Sunday, Aniedi Ikoiwak, chairman of the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC), said the party also won all the 329 councillorship seats in the state.Ikoiwak said details of election would be made [...]

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    Akwa Ibom bishop among 19 persons ‘arrested for robbery, kidnapping’

Akwa Ibom bishop among 19 persons ‘arrested for robbery, kidnapping’

The Nigerian army says its military exercise in the south-south and and south-west regions of the country is yielding positive results.The troops said this while announcing the arrest of a bishop and at least 18 other persons allegedly involved in robbery, kidnapping and cult activities in Akwa Ibom state.According to Aminu Iliyasu, deputy director, army public relations, the suspects were [...]

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    New governor’s lodge: Group to hold protests in A’Ibom, Lagos

New governor’s lodge: Group to hold protests in A’Ibom, Lagos

Akwa Ibom Conscience, a non-partisan association, is set to hold a peaceful protest to express its disapproval with the decision by Udom Emmanuel, the state governor, to construct a new governor’s lodge in Lagos.In a statement by Inibehe Effiong, the protest convener, the group described the project as a waste, given the economic situation in Akwa Ibom.According to the statement, [...]

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