Akwa Ibom State

Dpr Seals 36 Petrol Stations In A’ Ibom

Akwa Ibom - 3 months ago. The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Eket Field Office, Akwa Ibom, said on Sunday that it sealed 36 petrol stations in the state for various offences last week. The Operations Controller of DPR in the state, Mr Tamunoiminabo Kingsley-Sundaye, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Eket. Kingsley-Sundaye said...

Suspected Militants Behead Soldier, Kill 3 Others in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom - 3 months ago. Suspected militants have killed one soldier in a bloody shootout carried out by a combined team of soldiers, Department of State Services (DSS) officers, the police and other para-military officers in a raid of militants’ hideout in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The incident, it was learnt, happened in Obon Ebot...

INEC: REC Nominee Shun Buhari’s Appointment As Senate Confirms 7, Withhold Akwa-Ibom

Akwa Ibom - 3 months ago. Senate yesterday approved the confirmation of seven Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).  Out of the nine RECs submitted by the Chairman, Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Suleiman Nazif, the approval for the nominee of Akwa Ibom, Elder Monday udom Tom, was stepped down. However, the Osun nominee, Eric Olawale...

Editors Set To Lay Foundation Of Plaza

Akwa Ibom - 3 months ago. All is now set for the foundation stone laying ceremony for the multi-purpose Editors’ Plaza owned by the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) at the project site located in the Guzape District of Abuja. A statement by the publicity secretary of the NGE, Mr. Ken Ugbechie, yesterday, said the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State,...

Wike To Apc: You Want To Use Inec To Rig 2019 Elections

Akwa Ibom - 3 months ago. Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has concluded plans to print illegal gubernatorial  ballot papers for Rivers, Delta and Akwa Ibom States that will exclude certain newly registered political parties as a premise for the nullification of the elections of the three states. The governor...

Wike To APC: You Want To Use INEC To Rig 2019 Elections

Akwa Ibom - 3 months ago. Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has concluded plans to print illegal gubernatorial ballot papers for Rivers, Delta and Akwa Ibom States that will exclude certain newly registered political parties as a premise for the nullification of the elections of the three states. The governor stated...

Cultism: Police Dismiss 2 Officers In A’Ibom

Akwa Ibom - 3 months ago. The Police Command in Akwa Ibom has dismissed two of its officers over alleged aiding and abetting of cultism in the state. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit on the Speaker, Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, Hon. Onofiok Luke, in Uyo on Tuesday. Ogunjemilusi disclosed that...

A/Ibom To Establish New Electricity Generating Coy

Akwa Ibom - 3 months ago. Akwa Ibom State government has concluded arrangements for the establishment of a new electricity generating company, Qua Iboe Power Plant. The Qua Iboe Power Plant Project which is to be cited at Qua Iboe Onshore Terminal in Ibeno local government area of the state would be operated under Public Private Partnership Agreement (PPA)  with the...

Dana Air, Akwa United FC Unveil Multimillion Sponsorship Deal

Akwa Ibom - 3 months ago. As part of its commitment towards sports development in Nigeria and making the Nigerian professional Football League more glamorous,  Dana Air has  unveiled another sponsorship deal with the current NPFL league leaders Akwa United FC of Akwa Ibom state. Under this deal, Dana Air will get branding opportunities for the duration of the season and...

Road Construction: Uyo Residents Laud Gov Udom

Akwa Ibom - 4 months ago. Residents of Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital have praised the efforts of Governor Udom Emmanuel in undertaking to build new roads within the metropolis to address flooding and ease the movement of people and goods. The people expressed their appreciation shortly after the commissioner for works in the state, Mr Ephraim Inyang-Eyen led his...

Navy Arrests 4 Suspected Smugglers, Siezes Boats In A’Ibom

Akwa Ibom - 4 months ago. The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base (FOB), Ibaka, Mbo local government area of Akwa Ibom State, has arrested four suspected smugglers, and   seized their boats and outboard engines used in illegal bunkering and smuggling of contraband goods into Nigeria. The commanding officer, FOB, Captain Yusuf Idris, disclosed this to newsman on Sunday. Idris also ...

ALSCON: FG signs Renewed Share Purchase Agreement with Russian Company

Akwa Ibom - 4 months ago. The Federal Government has given official recognition to Messrs UC Rusal, a Russian Company, as the core investor of the Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State, following the signing of the Renewed Share Purchase Agreement between Government and the Russian company in Abuja, on Friday. The Federal Government, however, still...

Senator Akpabio inaugurates projects in Obot Akara, Etim Ekpo, Ika LG Areas

Akwa Ibom - 4 months ago. In continuation of his constituency project inauguration, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio yesterday commissioned several live touching projects at Obot Akara, Etim Ekpo and Ika local government areas in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial district of Akwa Ibom State. The Senator who commissioned a three class room block built by him at the FIDA Secondary Commercial...

Doctor Sacked For Alleged Theft In A/Ibom

Akwa Ibom - 4 months ago. The Akwa Ibom  Government says it has sacked Dr. Nwaopara A.U, a Consultant and Medical Superintendent, Psychiatric Hospital, Eket, for allegedly stealing six hospital beds and converting them to personal use. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, made the disclosure while addressing the management and staff of the hospital in Eket . He...

A/Ibom Assures Libya Returnees Of Good Welfare

Akwa Ibom - 4 months ago. Government of Akwa Ibom has asured all returnees from Libya into the state of good welfare. The deputy governor, Moses Ekpo, gave the promise when he received the returnees who were rescued from Libya by the federal government. The returnees, who arrived the country through Port Harcourt International Airport during the week, wore forlorn faces....

Dickson Urges Ijaw Traditional Rulers To Support Fight Against Crime

Akwa Ibom - 4 months ago. Ijaw traditional rulers and leaders from the six states of Bayelsa, Edo, Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Ondo have converged in Yenagoa to discuss issue of collective interest and well beings of the people. The meeting which was declared open by Governor Seriake Dickson also focussed on the issue of reconciliation, unity, peace, stability and economic progress of...

A/Ibom Govt Assures Libya Returnees Of Good Welfare

Akwa Ibom - 4 months ago. By Bernard Tolani Dada, Uyo Government of Akwa Ibom has asured all returnees from Libya into the state of good welfare. The deputy governor, Moses Ekpo, gave the promise when he received the returnees who were rescued from Libya by the federal government. The returnees, who arrived the country through Port Harcourt International Airport during...

Kidnappers Abduct Ex-Councillor In A’Ibom, Demand N1m Ransom

Akwa Ibom - 4 months ago. Gunmen yesterday, kidnapped a former Councillor, Hon Idongesit Silas Udokang, of Ward 10 in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. It was gathered that the hoodlums seized Mr Udonkang, popularly called ‘Ijebu,’ from Edem Akai village, while on a visit to his girlfriend in the neighbouring village of Obon Ebot, also in...

Kidnappers Abduct Ex-Councillor In A’Ibom, Demand N1m Ransom

Akwa Ibom - 4 months ago. Gunmen yesterday, kidnapped a former Councillor, Hon Idongesit Silas Udokang, of Ward 10 in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. It was gathered that the hoodlums seized Mr Udonkang, popularly called ‘Ijebu,’ from Edem Akai village, while on a visit to his girlfriend in the neighbouring village of Obon Ebot, also in...

Akwa Ibom: Growing Opposition To Emmanuel’s Re-election Bid

Akwa Ibom - 4 months ago. Will Governor Udom Emmanuel (PDP) still hold ace ahead 2019 gubernatorial election in Akwa Ibom State? Bernard Tolani Dada, examines the issues at stake A climate of uncertainty and apprehension hovers over the political space of Akwa Ibom State as the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) are in...