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Gov Emmanuel Commended For Partnering World Bank On Community Devt

Akwa Ibom - 1 day ago. By Bernard Tolani dada,  Uyo Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel,  has been applauded for partnering the World Bank on community-driven development projects in the state. The state commissioner for Finance, Nsikan Nkan made the commendation during an official visit by the World Bank team to inspect and inaugurate the health centre project at Ikot...

WCQ: Zambia To Camp In Accra For Crunch Tie Against Eagles

Akwa Ibom - 1 week ago. Super Eagles main challenger for the 2018 World Cup’s ticket, Chipolopolo of Zambia are not leaving anything to chance ahead of October 7, 2017 all-important cracker in Uyo,  Akwa Ibom State. Towards this end, the team will camp in Accra, Ghana ahead of next month crunch World Cup qualifier against Eagles. According to report by...

NDDC, BPW Bicker Over Alleged Project Diversion

Akwa Ibom - 1 week ago. By ANDREW ESSIEN, Abuja – The management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and a civil society organisation, Bayelsa Patriotic Watch (BPW), are currently at loggerheads over alleged diversion of projects originally earmarked for the state. While the BPW is alleging that NDDC is diverting many vital projects meant for Bayelsa to Akwa Ibom...

Police Shot Poly Student Over Alleged N100 Bribe In A’Ibom

Akwa Ibom - 1 week ago. By Bernard Dada, Uyo Outrage has continued to trail the gruesome murder of one Imo Sampson Ekanem, a final year Mass Communication student of Uyo City Polytechnic (UCP), Nduetong Oku, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. It was learnt the late Ekanem, was shot dead by a Policeman at his hometown, Nkek, in Ukanafun Local...

WCQ: Nigeria Clash, A Do-or-die Affair – Zambian FA

Akwa Ibom - 1 week ago. President of the Zambian FA, Andrew Kamanga, has stated that October’s World Cup qualifier against Nigeria in Uyo remained a must-win for Zambia, in order to ensure her qualification for the 2018 tournament in Russia. The Super Eagles, who are undefeated in four matches in the qualifiers, are being tipped by many pundits to take...

A/Ibom Seeks Refund Of N140bn Debt On Federal Roads

Akwa Ibom - 1 week ago. By Bernard Tolani Dada, Uyo – The Akwa Ibom government has pleaded with the federal government to urgently settle over N140billion debt owed the state for various federal roads projects it executed. The state commissioner of Works, Mr. Ephraim Inyang, who made the appeal yesterday while speaking with newsmen in Uyo said the administration of...

PDP Releases Timetable, Guidelines for LG Elections in A/Ibom

Akwa Ibom - 2 weeks ago. By Bernard Tolani Dada, The Peoples Democratic Party in   Akwa Ibom  has released the timetable and guidelines for the conduct of local government primaries in the state. This followed the release of election schedule by the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC) which indicated that the elections would hold on November 11, 2017. Briefing...

We Are Keen To Finish What We Started-Mikel

Akwa Ibom - 2 weeks ago. Mikel John Obi- led Super Eagles arrived Yaounde on Sunday afternoon for Monday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. A statement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Sunday quoted Mikel as saying that the team was keen on consolidating on Friday’s 4-0 victory over Cameroon in Uyo. Nigeria achieved...

Nigeria Vs Cameroon: We’re Keen To Finish What We Started – Mikel

Akwa Ibom - 2 weeks ago. Super Eagles captain, Mikel John Obi was in buoyant spirit as the team arrived in Yaoundé, yesterday, ahead of today’s second leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. “We are just very keen to finish what we started. We started a job in Uyo and it is time...

Udofia Pumps Eagles’ Spirit With $20,000 Offer For Every Goal

Akwa Ibom - 2 weeks ago. Businessman Aka Udofia, Chief Executive Officer of Desicorn Company, has offered the Super Eagles the sum of $20,000 for every goal scored in today’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying cracker against Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions in Yaounde. The young and ebullient businessman from Akwa Ibom State made the promise as he briefly greeted players and officials...

Navy Reistates Commitment To Protection Of Nigeria Waterways

Akwa Ibom - 2 weeks ago. By Bernard Tolani Dada, Uyo The Nigerian Navy NN Jubilee at Ikot Abasi in Akwa Ibom State,  yesterday,   reaffirmed it’s commitment to the protection of the nation’s waterways. The  commander  of the formation Commodore Saidu Garba  who made this known  when he commissioned  3 new of bungalows donated to  naval personnel by the authorities of...

We Are Committed To Enhancement Of Socio-economic Development – Ajimobi

Akwa Ibom - 2 weeks ago. By Adebayo Waheed, Ibadan – Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has commissioned the 5.5 kilometers reconstructed and rehabilitated Mobil-Oluyole-Wema Bank, Apata road constructed with, saying his administration is committed to the enhancement of socio-economic development of the state. Ajimobi said that the project was embarked upon to ease the traffic burden experienced by the...

TROMPCON Cannot remove me….. Diete-Spiff

Akwa Ibom - 3 weeks ago. By Bernard Tolani Dada Uyo King Alfred Diete-Spiff who was suspended by the Traditional Rulers of Oil Producing Communities of Nigeria TROMPCON over misconduct, anti-TROMPCON activities has stated that he cannot be removed by anyone Diete-Spiff who made this known while reacting to his suspension order told our correspondent in a telephone interview that as...

NCC Tennis League: Babalola Goes Against Kinsmen In Ibadan

Akwa Ibom - 4 weeks ago. Top national tennis star Abdulmumuni Babalola will be up against his kinsmen when Team Oluyole hosts Team Civil Defence in Ibadan to decide the second set of round robin matches in the Blue Group this weekend. NCC Tennis League matches will be taking place in three cities – Port Harcourt, Lagos and Ibadan with the...

Why UNIUYO Took Custody Of 600 Reptiles – Don

Akwa Ibom - 1 month ago. By Bernard Tolani Dada  Uyo The authorities of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO), Akwa Ibom State have given reasons why the institution undertook the custody of over 600 reptiles including snakes, millipedes and other animals seized by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), in Calabar, Cross River State. The consignments of reptiles stored in three boxes...

WCQ: Cameroon Leave Nothing To Chance Against Eagles

Akwa Ibom - 1 month ago. African champions, Cameroon are not leaving anything to chance ahead of September 1 2018 World Cup qualifying match against the Super Eagles in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Towards this end, the country’s soccer governing body has set machinery in motion and has booked for a hotel in Uyo as well as securing a good training...

A’Ibom Gov Awards Contract For 12 New Roads

Akwa Ibom - 1 month ago. By Bernard Tolani Dada Uyo In his avowed commitment to connect the hinterlands with the urban centres, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has  awarded  contracts for the construction of  12 new roads. The newly awarded road projects are 18.96 Abak 10 – Nko – Otoro – Manta road with a spur in Abak Local...

FG Approves $175m To Secure Coastal States

Akwa Ibom - 1 month ago. BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, Port Harcourt The federal government has approved the sum of $175million to secure seven coastal states of the country, including Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Lagos, Ondo and Rivers. The minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi disclosed this at the weekend in Port Harcourt, while speaking at a birthday...

Man Murders Girlfriend For Refusing Marriage Proposal

Akwa Ibom - 3 years ago. A man identified as Raphael Effiong has been arraigned before an Ebute Meta, Lagos, Magistrate’s Court, for allegedly stabbing his estranged lover to death for refusing to marry him. Effiong,28, a native of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, allegedly killed Gift Sunday, 26, after she rejected his marriage proposal at a popular hotel in Ketu area…...

Jonathan Pledges To Cooperate With Private Sector To Fight Poverty

Akwa Ibom - 3 years ago. President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday reiterated his administration’s commitment to work with private sector to reduce poverty through job creation and industrialization nationwide. Jonathan said this at Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom when he performed the groundbreaking of multi-billion naira methanol plant. He said the project would create direct and indirect employment opportunities…...