Why I built 4th longest bridge in Nigeria – Udom 

January 17, 2023 Joseph Obung 0

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has explained why he built the fourth longest bridge in the country, the 1.15km Offi-Uko Nteghe bridge, in Mbo local government area of the state. The bridge, said to be longest ever to be contracted by any state government in Nigeria, was commissioned, Monday, January 16 by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Speaking at Read More

Ex-deputy governorship candidate dumps APC

January 7, 2023 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

A former deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC in Cross River state, Chief (Barr) Helen Boco Effiom, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) siting awful reward system as reasons. Addressing Journalists in Calabar, Saturday, Barr Effiom said as a founding member of the party who had sacrificed resources, time and Read More

Akwa Ibom: Count Governor Emmanuel out of YPP governorship candidate’s travails, group tells supporters

December 2, 2022 Uko Etim, Uyo 0

A group, Liberated People for Transparency and Good Representation Forum, in Akwa Ibom State, has debunked speculations particularly among the Young Progressives Party (YPP) supporters in the state that Governor Udom Emmanuel, indirectly interfered in the judgement which convicted the governorship candidate of the party, Senator Bassey Akpan. The President of the group, Comrade Enefiok Umoh, who made this known Read More

Breaking: Court sends popular gubernatorial candidate to 42 years in prison over corruption

December 1, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, has jailed the governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Senator Bassey Albert. The court sentenced him to 42 years in prison for corruption. He was convicted on Thursday December 1, 2022 after being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He has been taken to Ikot Ekpene prison, Akwa Read More

PCN seals 381 pharmacies, patent shops in Akwa Ibom

November 18, 2022 Uko Etim Uyo 0

The Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN) has disclosed that it had sealed over 381 pharmacies and patent shops in Akwa Ibom state for committing various offences punishable by the Council. The director and head of the enforcement department, Pharm. Stephen Esumobi, made the disclosure Friday during a press conference in Uyo. He said out of the 381 premises, 52 were Read More

Akwa Ibom: Court sacks Akpabio as APC senatorial candidate

November 15, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has sacked Senator Godswill Akpabio as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District. A judgment of a three-member panel of justices, read by Justice Danlami Senchi on Monday, held that Akpabio failed to file proof of arguments within the time provided by the rules. The panel Read More

Court nullifies A’Ibom APC Gov Primary

November 14, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Federal High Court in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom state has annulled the gubernatorial primary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) held in the State on May 26, 2022. In a suit number FHC/UY/144/2022, a former aide to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang, had gone to court claiming the APC primary was characterised by Read More

Kwankwaso commissions NNPP secretariat in Akwa Ibom

October 8, 2022 Paul Okah Abuja 0

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, on Friday commissioned the NNPP State Secretariat at General Edet Akpan Avenue, Uyo. According to a statement by his media aide, Saifullahi Hassan, also commissioned were the office of House of Representatives candidate, Abasiamanam Effiong, at Oko Itu, Ibiono Ibom local government area and the office of Hon Read More

Moni Pulo donates ICT centre to students in Akwa Ibom

September 30, 2022 Uko Etim Uyo 0

An oil and gas company, Moni Pulo Limited, has donated a fully furnished information and communication technology (ICT) centre to students at the Community Secondary School Unyenghe in Mbo local government area of Akwa Ibom state. Speaking during the official commissioning of the project, Thursday, the chairman of Moni Pulo Limited, Dr. Sienye Lulu-Briggs, noted that as the world is Read More

Atiku to commission 10-lane ring road in Akwa Ibom

September 23, 2022 Uko Etim Uyo 0

All is now set for the commissioning of the 9.5 kilometers, 10-lane Idongesit Nkanga Avenue and Clement Isong Avenue in Uyo by former vice president and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. It is part of activities to celebrate Akwa Ibom state’s 35th anniversary. This was contained in a statement signed by the chairman of the Central Planning Read More

Akwa Ibom North: Court orders INEC to recognise Akpabio as APC senatorial candidate

September 15, 2022 Kehinde Osasona Reprieve 0

Reprieve has come the way of the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, as the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered recognition of the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs as the senatorial candidate of Akwa Ibom North. The court Thursday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise the former governor as the All Read More

Exposed! How wife plotted husband’s abduction

September 2, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A 40-year-old woman, Joy Sunday, has opened up to the Akwa Ibom Police command, Friday, on why she masterminded her husband’s abduction. Revealing to the police, Joy said she involved herself in the act because her husband had starved her of sex and money for too long. Blueprint gathered that the kidnappers demanded N10m as ransom and later reduced it Read More

NEPC trains entrepreneurs on strategies to access global market in A/Ibom

August 19, 2022 Uko Etim 0

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has trained newly registered and potential exporters on basic strategies to gain access to the international market. Speaking during a one-day workshop on export readiness in Uyo on Friday, the executive director of NEPC, Dr. Ezra Yakusak, said the move was to strengthen and equip exporters with the right knowledge for aggressive export. Our Read More

VIDEO: Moment man sentenced to death for murder made attempt to escape

August 4, 2022 Editor 0

A man Uduak Akpan convicted for killing job seeker Iniobong Umoren in Akwa Ibom state on Thursday made attempt to escape from the High Court. After the sentence was announced by the trial judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang, on Thursday. It ook the intervention of the police to foil the attempted escape. The convict was sentenced to death by hanging and Read More

Inibehe Effiong: Akwa Ibom Chief Judge was right

July 30, 2022 Samuel Udoh 0

The court is a hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered. It is generally considered the last hope of the common man because of its sacredness in addressing dispute and misunderstanding. It can also be seen as a library of wisdom that gives interpretations to judgement, actions, ideas and settlement to misunderstandings. A court is equally seen as any Read More

Breaking: Another serving Senator dumps PDP

July 20, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, representing Akwa-Ibom North East Senatorial District, has resigned his membership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). His resignation as a member of the PDP was contained in a letter dated July 15, 2022. The letter was read at the start of plenary on Wednesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. Senator Akpan, who chairs the Committee Read More

Breaking: Akpanudoedehe dumps APC, faults candidate’s selection in Akwa Ibom

June 6, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The immediate past national Secretary of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, has dumped the party. Akpanudoedehe is yet to announce his new party. In a statement released to newsmen in Abuja, Akpanudoedehe faulted the process of selection of governorship candidate of APC in Akwa Ibom state. “I Read More

Nigerians must respect rule of law, equity – Akwa Ibom deputy governor

May 26, 2022 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom deputy governor, Mr Moses Ekpo, has said respect for the rule of law, equity and fairness remains the keys to making Nigeria great again. He stated this as the tempo of political activities heightened in the state when Mr Aniekan Umanah was re-elected to contest for the Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika federal constituency. While addressing party faithful at his Read More

Congress: Ekanem is APC A’Ibom authentic chair – INEC Commissioner

May 25, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Akwa Ibom state, Mike Igini, has explained that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will not change its report on the State Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held in October 2021. The Congress recognised Mr. Austin Ekanem as the winner and chairman of the Akwa Ibom APC State Executive.  This clarification is coming, Read More

Akwa Ibom governorship: APC members protest allege imposition of Udofia

May 25, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom state Wednesday stormed the national secretariat of the party in Abuja to protest against the alleged plot to impose Akanimo Udofia as the governorship candidate in 2023 general elections. According to the revised timetable and schedule of activities of the ruling party, the governorship primary election will take place today Read More

52% of Akwa Ibom youth unemployed, state’s industries phony – APC guber aspirant

May 23, 2022 Uko Etim 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant, Professor Chris Ekong, has said the industries created by the present administration in Akwa Ibom state are phony and overrated. Ekong, a Professor of Economics at the University of Uyo, also lamented that more than 52 percent of the youth in the state are unemployed. Speaking with newsmen in Uyo weekend, the governorship Read More

Tears flow as mysterious fire razes popular market in Akwa Ibom

May 19, 2022 Uko Etim 0

It was a sad scenario in Akwa Ibom following fire incident that burnt some shops in Itam market and destroy goods worth millions of naira. It was gathered that the fire outbreak started early morning on Wednesday, though the cause of the inferno could not be ascertained. An eyewitness, Ikwo Ekpo, who arrived at the market in the morning stated Read More