News - Akwa Ibom State

Akwa Ibom Gets New SSG

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has announced the immediate appointment of Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem as Secretary to State Government. This appointment is part of a continuous effort to rejig the governance structure of state which started with the swearing-in of 2 new commissioners less than two months ago. Dr. Ekuwem;...

Gov. Emmanuel Calls For Air Force Base Establishment In Akwa Ibom

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Akwa Ibom State Government has advocated for the establishment of a full-fledge Airforce Base to ensure the requisite training of graduates from the Airforce Secondary School in the state. Governor Udom Emmanuel made the advocacy when the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, led other top brass...

Governor Emmanuel Reacts To Statement From Former Governor Akpabio

1 week ago /
Nation 

Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel says he will not tolerate any attempt by anyone, no matter how highly placed, to undermine the peace he has worked very hard to maintain in the state. The governor said this in a chat with newsmen in Uyo, the state capital in reaction to...

Customs Breaks Government Warehouse Oron, Intercepts 200 Bags Of Rice

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Customs Service, Calabar Free Trade Zone and Akwa Ibom area command has broken into the government warehouse Oron in Akwa Ibom State and  seized 200 bags of smuggled foreign rice. The customs area controller in charge of Calabar free trade zone and Akwa Ibom area command, Patience Burromvyat stated...

Akwa Ibom Governor Swears In New Commissioners

2 months ago /
Nation 

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has inducted two commissioners into the State Executive Council. Mr Ibanga Akpabio is the Commissioner for Ministry of Labour, Productivity and Manpower Planning, while Professor Victor Inoka is assigned the Ministry of Education to replace Pastor Paul Udofia. At the swearing-in ceremony which took place on...

FG Revenue Generation: Customs Rakes In N7.8 Billion In Calabar

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria customs service, cross river and Akwa Ibom states as well as   calabar free trade zone area command and Akwa Ibom area command  generated n7.8 billion as revenue between January and October 2017. Customs area comptroller burro mvyat patience stated this in Calabar during a media briefing with journalists...

Akwa Ibom Govt Asks INEC To Expand Registration Centres

2 months ago /
Nation 

As part of efforts to boost citizens’ participation in the 2019 General elections, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to expand the locations of the Continuous Voter Registration to accommodate residents of riverine and other remote areas of Akwa Ibom State. Governor Emmanuel...

Court Orders Navy To Pay Man Illegally Tortured, Shot N75m

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court sitting in Calabar has ordered the Nigerian Navy to pay the sum of N75m to a 39-year-old, Mr Etim Asuquo Akpan, as damages after illegally shooting, torturing and holding him hostage. The court also ordered the Navy to tender an apology to Akpan in a national daily. Delivering...

State Governors Ask Buhari To Release Balance Of London/Paris Funds

3 months ago /
Nation 

Governors of the thirty six states of the federation are asking President Muhammadu Buhari to release to them what is left of the London/Paris exit payment to enable the states plan for the 2018 fiscal year.  The governors are also hoping that ongoing reconciliation of figures regarding the exit fund will...

NNPC To Establish Refinery In Akwa Ibom State

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, says he has engaged investors to establish a refinery in Akwa Ibom state. The NNPC GMD, who declared this during a two-day PENGASSAN’s triennial retreat/synergy workshop, which opened Wednesday in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom state, said the state was well-positioned...

President Buhari congratulates Super Eagles

3 months ago /
Nation  Sports  

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the super eagles on their victory Saturday over the Chipolopolo of Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio international stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. The president, who described the hard-earned victory as “very sweet, soothing and a 57th independence anniversary gift to the nation,” applauded the nation’s senior men’s...

IGP hails Senate on kidnap bill

3 months ago /
Security 

Nigeria’s inspector general of Police Ibrahim Idris has hailed the national assembly for speedily passing the bill on kidnapping. The police chief who made the commendation at a south-south public lecture in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital also promised to secure conviction against kidnap kingpins henry chibueze popularly known as...

Police Holds Security Summit In Uyo

3 months ago /
Security 

Insecurity in Nigeria’s south-south geopolitical zone became a major issue at a conference in Uyo Akwa Ibom state as the Nigeria police convened a stakeholders meeting to address the security challenges. Both the inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris and the south-south governors seem to be on the same page in identifying...

IGP Seeks Nigerians’ Support For Effective Policing

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has called for the involvement of all Nigerians to help in intelligence gathering to ensure an effective form of policing for the country.   The IGP made this known when he and his team visited the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, ahead of the South...

Akwa Ibom: NLC On Ruling Class

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria labour congress president Ayuba Wabba has called on Nigerians to be wary of efforts by a segment of the ruling class to disintegrate the country by their continuous calls for restructuring.  Wabba told workers to be politically conscious and obtain their voter cards to enable them vote out such...

Cross-River Boundary Dispute: Indigenes Warned To Stay Clear Of The Crisis

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Cross River state government has warned those profiting from the boundary crisis between communities of Oku-Iboku in Akwa Ibom and Ikot Offiong in cross river to stay clear of the crisis or face the wrath of the law. The chairman of the state boundary commission and deputy governor of Cross...

We Needed To Show Buhari That We Love Him – Governor Emmanuel

5 months ago /
Nation 

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has expressed confidence in the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, describing him as a father who deserves support and love from all Nigerians. Governor Emmanuel said this while answering questions from Government House reporters at the Akwa Ibom international airport upon his return to the...

House Of Reps Investigates Alleged Brutalization Of Nigerian Workers

6 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s house of representatives has mandated its committee on privatization to investigate the alleged brutalization of Nigerian workers in Indorama Eleme fertilizer and chemical company limited by soldiers and mobile policemen at the instance of expatriates. The discord is said to be as a result of the huge disparity in the...

FG Releases Details Of Second Tranche Of Paris Club Refund

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has released the details of the second round of Paris Club refunds to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Details of the refunds, which are contained in a statement by the Director of Information in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr Salisu Dambatta, show that the...

Southeast, Southsouth Governors Forge Alliance On Restructuring

6 months ago /
Nation 

Governors of the South-East and South-South states, on Sunday night in Enugu, resolved to pursue inter-regional cooperation and integration in a bid to accelerate the development of the two zones. The proposed inter-regional alliance is also expected to advance the interests of the South-East and South-South at the federal level. The decision...


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