• 18 Commissioners, 2 special advisers confirmed in Akwa Ibom

    18 Commissioners, 2 special advisers confirmed in Akwa Ibom

    18 Commissioner Nominees and two Special Advisers as nominated by Governor Udom Emmanuel have been confirmed by the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly.

    The nominees were confirmed on Wednesday following their screening by the Committee of the Whole.

    The House Leader, Udo Akpan, moved a motion for their confirmation and Aniekan Bassey seconded the motion.

    The new commissioners are Paul Udofia, Ime Ekpo, Dr. Nse Essien, Prof. Eno Ikpe, Idoroenyin Udo and Nsikan Nkan.

    The others are Uduak Udoinyang, Charles Udo, Orman Esin, Dr. […]

  • Refund our money back, Akwa Ibom State Government tells Pele

    Refund our money back, Akwa Ibom State Government tells Pele

    Iconic Pele has been asked by the Akwa Ibom State Government to refund a $300,000 (more than 135 million Naira) appearance fee paid him after he failed to grace the opening of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo two years ago.

    The 30,000-capacity stadium, which at the weekend played host to Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria, was opened by then Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on November 7, 2014, with King of Football Pele billed to appear at the […]

  • See The Huge Fish Coffin an Akwa Ibom Man Got Buried In Recently (Photos)

    See The Huge Fish Coffin an Akwa Ibom Man Got Buried In Recently (Photos)

    A man has been buried inside a very unusual kind of coffin in Akwa Ibom promoting a lot of stir in the area.

    It is in fact, a coffin containing the remains of a late Akwa Ibom man.

    According to Essien Ndueso, the Special Assistant to the Akwa-Ibom state Governor on Media, an Akwa-Ibom man opted to “swim to eternal glory’ in the fish shaped

  • Two dead, three injured in Akwa Ibom kerosene explosion

    Two dead, three injured in Akwa Ibom kerosene explosion

    Kerosene explosion in Ikono Ibom Clan, Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom has left two children of one Mr. Nsikak Michael dead, with three others injured.

    The incident was said to have occurred when Mr. Michael, who operates a small poultry farm near his residence in Ikot Enyingne Ikono, was trying to light up a lantern to keep the birds warm in their cage.

    The Nation quoted the victim as saying: “I bought kerosene from a filling station along Idoro road […]

  • Akwa Ibom demands refund of N140bn spent of federal roads

    Akwa Ibom demands refund of N140bn spent of federal roads

    According to reports, the Akwa Ibom Government has renewed its appeal to the Federal Government to refund the N140 billion it had spent on repair of federal roads in the state.

    The State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, renewed the appeal on Friday while speaking to Government House Correspondents at Ibom International Airport on arrival from official assignment in Abuja.

    Emmanuel said that the refund was necessary to help the state government to add value to its infrastructure consolidation programme now that the […]

  • Traditional Wedding Of A Midget In Akwa-Ibom And His Tall Bride (Photos)

    Traditional Wedding Of A Midget In Akwa-Ibom And His Tall Bride (Photos)

    A couple in the South-south part of Nigeria with a stunning difference in height have gotten married.

    This couple pulled massive attention at their traditional wedding ceremony which was held recently in Akwa Ibom state.

    According to reports gathered online, what interested the guests at the wedding ceremony was the way the bride comported herself giving her man maximum respect at the event.

    The height difference was quite alarming but the beautiful bride covered up from her man who also had an obvious […]

  • Akwa Ibom governor sacks cabinet

    Akwa Ibom governor sacks cabinet

    Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state sacked his cabinet at the weekend.

    This was contained in a statement issued in Uyo on Saturday by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Etekamba Umoren.

    Umoren directed Permanent Secretaries to take over from the commissioners pending formation of a new cabinet.

    According to the statement, the governor expressed gratitude to the outgoing cabinet members for their services to the state.

    Majority of the outgoing commissioners had been in the state executive council since 2007, when […]

  • Navy arrests 13, seizes boats with adulterated diesel in Akwa Ibom

    Navy arrests 13, seizes boats with adulterated diesel in Akwa Ibom

    According to reports, the Nigerian Navy has seized three boats with 47,000 litres of product suspected to be illegally refined Automative Gas Oil.

    A Commander in the Nigerian Navy, Commodore Saidu Garba, who said this in Ikot Abasi on Saturday, praised the anti-crude oil theft operations of the Navy for achieving the results.

    According to him, over 47,000 litres of liquid suspected to be AGO, three wooden boats, 113 drums of 250 litres of AGO and 188 empty drums had been recovered […]

  • So Sad: Petrol tanker kills six in Akwa Ibom, some burnt beyond recognition( PHOTOS)

    So Sad: Petrol tanker kills six in Akwa Ibom, some burnt beyond recognition( PHOTOS)

    Six people were killed, with some of them burnt beyond recognition, after a petrol tanker driver lost control and rammed into a stationed tricycle with its driver and passengers in it, at Calabar Itu expressway at Obong junction Akwa Ibom at about 7pm on September 26th. The tricycle popularly known as Keke Napep, went up in flames, burning all the

  • Navy arrests oil bunkerers, thieves in Akwa Ibom

    Navy arrests oil bunkerers, thieves in Akwa Ibom

    Nigerian Navy patrol team deployed by NNS Jubilee, in Akwa Ibom state, has arrested three oil thieves around Prime Energy, just as another patrol team has also arrested three person suspected to be involved in illegal oil bunkering.

    A statement by the Director Information, Nigerian Navy, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, said that the suspected oil thieves were caught conveying 10 drums of allegedly stolen Premium Motor Spirits (PMS) and five drums of suspected illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) in three speed […]

  • We’ll make Akwa Ibom one of Africa’s largest economies – Udom assures

    We’ll make Akwa Ibom one of Africa’s largest economies – Udom assures

    Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has said that his administration will work hard to industrialise the state, so as to boost earnings and improve the quality of life.

    Mr. Emmanuel said his dream was to make Akwa Ibom Nigeria’s largest economy, just as California is the United States of America’s biggest economy.

    “If the State of California which is a part of the Continental USA is the sixth largest economy in the world and where, as the saying goes ‘where California […]