Eno releases additional N1.5bn for workers’ gratuities in Akwa Ibom

December 1, 2023 Uko Etim 0

Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom state has directed the immediate release of additional N1.5 billion for payment of outstanding gratuities of retired workers. The chief press secretary to the governor, Mr Ekerete Udoh, who stated this through a statement Thursday in Uyo said it was a confirmation of the governor’s resolve to fulfill his pact with workers in the Read More

Former governors forum congratulates Attah on 85th birthday

November 20, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former Governors Forum has congratulated a former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Obong Victor Attah, on his 85th birthday. Attah who was the Governor of Akwa Ibom state between 1999 to 2007 was congratulated in a congratulatory message jointly signed by the forum’s Chairman, Muazu Babangida Aliyu, who was also the former governor of Niger State, and it’s deputy chairman, Read More

Breaking: Appeal Court affirms Eno as Akwa Ibom governor

November 10, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The Appeal Court Lagos Division, has dismissed two separate appeals against the election of Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State by the governorship candidates of the Action Alliance (AA), Mr Akpan Jeremiah and that of the Accord Party (AP) Engr. Emem Coffie. In a unanimous decision of the three -man panel on Friday, the Appellate Court held that the Read More

Akwa Ibom guber: Eno urges court to dismiss Akpan’s case

November 7, 2023 Uko Etim 0

Akwa Ibom state governor, Umo Eno, has urged the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos to dismiss the appeal brought before it by the governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Senator Bassey Akpan. He also asked the appellate court to uphold the decision of the lower court, which declared him winner of the governorship election held on March Read More

Akwa Ibom Teaching Hospital’ll complement UUTH at completion – Eno

November 1, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom state University Teaching Hospital started by the immediate past administration of Mr. Udom Emmanuel, will complement the services of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH) at completion, Governor Umo Eno has said. He stated during his interaction with the management staff of UUTH on a courtesy visit at Government House, Tuesday, that work on the completion Read More

Akwa Ibom: NYSC partners AKTC on corps members’ movements

October 28, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Friday met with the management of Akwa Ibom Transport Company (AKTC) and solicited support in conveying corps members across the states of the federation. The state coordinator of NYSC, Mrs Chinyere Ekwe, disclosed this to newsmen shortly after a closed door meeting with the management of AKTC in Uyo. She noted that one of Read More

NITDA honours Akwa Ibom, Oyo as most digitally compliant states

October 27, 2023 Uko Etim 0

Akwa Ibom and Oyo were honoured Thursday night as the most digitally compliant states in Nigeria. The recognition was part of activities to mark the end of the ‘Digital Nigeria Conference’ 2023, hosted by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) at the International Conference Centre in Abuja Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Abdullahi, commended Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Read More

Breaking: Akwa Ibom kicks off training, empowerment of 400 vendors

October 19, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Pastor Umo Eno, Thursday, kicked off the Entrepreneurship Accelerator Programme (EAP). The programme, according to the State Chief Executive, is in line with his promise to place premium on entrepreneurship development. According to the the governor, the programme is to train and empower the 400 registered vendors who attended the maiden Made-In-Akwa Ibom Trade Read More

Eno releases N1.6bn for retired Akwa Ibom workers 

October 17, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom state governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has approved the prompt release of an additional 1.6 billion naira in line with his avowed promise to continue to pay the arrears  of retired workers. The amount is designed to continue to pay down the arrears of gratuities of retired primary school teachers, local government workers and civil servants in the Read More

NPFL: Akwa United relocate to Eket

October 17, 2023 Editor 0

The organisers of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has granted Akwa United’s request to play their remaining home matches of the 2023/24 season at the 18,000 sitting capacity Eket stadium. In a letter dated October 16, 2023 and signed by the league’s Chief Operating Officer, Davidson Owumi, the league body has approved the Eket stadium for Akwa United until Read More

Akwa Ibom Rep donates 2 years income to 23,000 constituents

October 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Member representing Ikono-Ini Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State in the House of Representatives, Emmanuel Ukpong-udo, has forfeited his entire salary and allowances for the next 24 months to his constituency.  The emolument according to him will be  to channel directly towards the empowerment of members of his constituency.  The beneficiaries were selected across the 12 units in the ward.  Read More

Akwa Ibom: Eno tasks corps members on patriotism, national unity

September 6, 2023 Uko Etim 0

Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom state has charged the 2023 Batch ‘B’ Stream II Corps members posted to the state to promote the unity of the nation as future leaders. Eno gave the charge during the official closing ceremony for the corps members held at the permanent orientation camp at Ikot Itie Udung in Nsit Atai local government area Read More

Akwa United unveil Osho as new coach

August 24, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Akwa United FC have unveiled Fatai Osho as their new head coach. Osho, a former Enyimba FC and Rivers United Coach, was unveiled to the sports community in Akwa Ibom on Wednesday by the club’s Chairman, Paul Bassey. Bassey told newsmen at the unveiling ceremony in Uyo that Osho fitted into the plans and visions of the management, adding Read More

Akwa Ibom: NSCDC nabs 15 suspects, impounds 315,000 litres of PMS (3)

July 13, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has apprehended 15 suspects and impounded seven trucks loaded with 315, 000 litres of substance suspected to be illegally acquired petroleum products also known as Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in Akwa Ibom. The State Commandant of NSCDC, Akwa Ibom State Command, Mr. Eluyemi Eluwade, disclosed this while briefing newsmen at Read More

Group threatens lawsuit over inconclusive Reps election in Akwa Ibom

May 5, 2023 Uko Etim 0

A group, the Akwa Ibom Integrity Alliance, has threatened to drag the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court for failing to conclude the re-run elections for the House of Representatives seat in Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency. A statement by the group’s Coordinator, Barr Stephen Abia, Friday, in Uyo , also called on the Inspector General of Police to urgently investigate Read More

Akwa Ibom NUT shelves 4-day-old strike

May 3, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Akwa Ibom state has called off its industrial action, which ran into a four-day interval. The strike which was embarked on Thursday last week was to press home for solutions to issues bordering on the welfare and non-payment of allowances to members. This followed a peaceful resolution reached between the state government and Read More

Obasanjo to commission 23.4km Eket-Etinan Road in Akwa Ibom

May 1, 2023 Uko Etim 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, will today (Tuesday) commission the 23.4km Eket Etinan road, constructed by the Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel. A trip to the Eket-Etinan dual carriageway shows that preparation for the commissioning of the road is in top gear as things are already in place to ensure a successful ceremony. Speaking with newsmen Monday in Eket Read More

Tears as rainstorm renders family homeless in Akwa Ibom

May 1, 2023 Uko Etim 0

There is pain and anguish in the family of Ifiok Monday Udo as rainstorm destroyed the mud house that accommodated the family comprising of father, wife, and seven children at Inen Ikot Offiong, OrukAnam local government area of Akwa Ibom state. It was gathered that the tragedy occurred Saturday in the community while the entire family was on the farm. Read More

Ekonganwan Akwa: Farmers should form cooperatives to benefit from grants, loans

April 19, 2023 Uko Etim 0

Farmers in Akwa Ibom State have been advised to see the need to form cooperative organisations to benefit from government grants and loans. The wife of the immediate past Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mrs. Ekonganwan Akwa advised while addressing selected groups of farmers in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital recently. Mrs. Ekonganwan Akwa further Read More

Former NDDC boss, Effiong Akwa, empowers 50 Oro indigenes

April 19, 2023 Uko Etim 0

No fewer than fifty indigenes of Oro nation in Akwa Ibom State have been empowered by the former Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. Effiong Akwa. This is even as Dr. Effiong Akwa had previously offered scholarships to some sets of students studying in different higher institutions in the country. Speaking at the award ceremony, Dr. Read More

2023: Efiong Akwa congratulates Godswill Akpabio on election victory

April 17, 2023 Admin III 0

The former Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. Efiong Okon Akwa has joined millions of people to congratulate the senator-elect for Akwa Ibom North-East (Ikot Ekpene) Senatorial District, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio for emerging victorious in the last general elections, describing his victory as well deserved. According to Efiong Akwa, the former Minister of Niger Delta Read More

Akwa Ibom forum alleges plot to destabilise governor-elect Umo Eno

March 24, 2023 Uko Etim 0

A group, Uyo Senatorial District Media Practitioners Forum (USDMPF), has alleged a plot by one of the gubernatorial aspirants who lost at the primaries to destabilise Pastor Umo Eno through another round of legal battle. This was contained in a press statement issued by its chairman, Mr. Ofonimeh Isong, in Uyo on Friday. According to the statement, although seeking legal Read More

2023 governorship election: How AbdulRazaq, Makinde, Abiodun, Inuwa, Buni returned as governors 

Results of last Saturday’s governorship elections in 28 states with some incumbent governors returned for a second tenure of an 8-year term. Notable among those returned as at the time of this report are Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde, Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman A. AbdulRazaq, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state and Governor Read More