13,243 terrorists ‘ve so far surrendered-DHQ

October 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

…Says troops destroy 51 illegal refineries, arrest 23 oil thieves The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday said a total number of 13,243 terrorists and their families comprising 3,243 adult males, 3,868 adult females and 6,234 children, have So far surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai at different locations in the North-east. According to the DHQ, troops of Operation Hadarin Read More

In Akwa Ibom, SMEDAN disburses N4m grant to cooperative societies

October 4, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), has disbursed N4, 620, 000 million empowerment grant to 16 cooperatives in Akwa Ibom state. Each of the cooperatives received N288, 750 cheque together with certification of being trained on agricbusiness development empowerment at the closing ceremony of the Agribusiness Development and Empowerment (ADEP) for Selected Cooperative Societies, Self-Help Group Read More

Sealing leakages: The OAGF’s efforts and initiatives

October 1, 2021 Ibrahim Muhammad 0

The idea of dwindling economy explains an occurrence wherein an economy is in a state of financial turmoil, often the result of a period  of  negative  activity  based  on  the  country’s Gross  Domestic Product (GDP) rate.  In recent history, the  crash in global oil price and the global pandemic jointly made the problem of dwindling economy a  global  phenomenon.  This occurrence, undesired as it were, in Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

Akwa Ibom: APC Elders Forum vows to save party from implosion

September 28, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated Elders Forum. The party charged the forum to resolve all crisis confronting the party in the state. The inauguration which took place on Monday in Uyo, had Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio as leader, former military governor of Ogun and Rivers states, Group Captain Read More

In Akwa Ibom, Senator bags leadership award

September 11, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Distinguish Senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Akon Eyakenyi, has been honoured with an African Icon Leadership Merit Award. Eyakenyi, who received the award in Uyo, dedicated it to her constituents, saying that they were the backbones behind her successes in her political journey. Consequently, the Ntisong Ibibio III, His imperial majesty Obong Read More

Court cases: APC compiling names for NEC’s sanction – CECPC

September 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has started compiling the lists of party members in court, with a view to securing the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) ratification for their sanction. The ruling party’s leadership also declared that it won’t recognise any parallel congress at the just concluded nationwide local Read More

Breaking: Emmanuel is new BBNaija season 6 head of house

September 6, 2021 Editor 0

Emmanuel has just emerged as the seventh Head of the BBNaija Shine Ya Eye edition Hous, The Akwa Ibom state-born housemate now has immunity from the nomination for possible eviction next Sunday. Emmanuel emerged victorious after all the remaining 11 Housemates gathered at the arena for the ‘Head of House’ game on Monday. The Head of House game returned to Read More

Grief as former Women Affairs Permanent Secretary buries son in Abuja

August 30, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Immediate past Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women Affairs Ambassador Anthonia Ekpa, has buried her only son Mfon-Obong Akpabio Ekpa, who died last week Monday. Ambassador Ekpa bided final farewell to Mfon at the service of songs which held Saturday, at the First Abuja Parish, Presbyterian Church in Wuse, before his internment at the Gudu cemetery in Abuja. Mfon-Obong Read More

2023 Presidency: Group urges Atiku to step aside for younger generation

August 26, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

… Charges PDP to present acceptable candidate A group, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Action 2023 has urged the party’s 2019 presidential candidate, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar to step aside and allow the younger generation to fly the party’s ticket in the next general election. PDP action 2023 in a statement by its Chairman, Rufus Omeire, Wednesday, noted that “for Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

When experts brainstormed on hospitality dynamics

August 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

It was a meeting of stakeholders in hospitality industry where ideas to move the sector forward were deliberated. UKO ETIM reports. Experts from the rank of general managers, heads of department, supervisors and other key players in the hospitality industry gathered recently for two days in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state for training and review of performances aimed at improving customer Read More

IBB: Tambuwal, Akpabio best bet for 2023 presidency says Ojo

August 12, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Jackson Lekan Ojo, has called on Nigerians to zero the search for President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor to Governor Aminu Tambuwal and Senator Godswill Akpabio based on the template proposed by former President Ibrhim Babangida. General Babangida was reported to have suggested that the next president should be a Nigerian of less than Read More

Dikio to ex-agitators: Bring your business proposals, says no more contracts in PAP

August 9, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Diko (retd), has called on ex-agitators to develop business proposals and ideas capable of transforming them into successful entrepreneurs. A statement signed on Saturday by Dikio’s Special Adviser on Media, Nneotaobase Egbe, said the amnesty boss spoke in Uyo when he met with some leaders of first phase amnesty programme Read More

Misconduct: COREN suspends 2 engineers

July 30, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) Engineering Disciplinary Tribunal has suspended two engineers, Adeola Mary Olaosebikan and Matthew Kayode Ajibade for two years respectively over professional misconducts. Though they were arraigned separately before the 13-man panel headed by the COREN President, Engineer Ali A. Rabiu and Prince Lateef Fagbemi as a legal assessor, the two affected Read More

Women ministry to host CSOs, devt partners on gender equality summit

July 29, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Ministry of Women Affairs has rolled out drums to host development partners, country representatives, Programme Managers and Civil Society Organisations amongst others to the 21st Regular council meeting on women development which will hold in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital. Permanent secretary of the ministry, Amb. Anthonia Akpabio Ekpa during a visit to Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, the Secretary Read More

Youth leader killed, others injured as cultists clash in Akwa Ibom

July 28, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Suspected cultists numbering about 18 have shot dead the Youths’ President of Atai Ibiaku community in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. It was gathered that the cultists killed one Comrade Edet Ibanga, shot and fatally injured some tenants in a rented apartment occupied mostly by students of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) along Urua Ekpa Road. Speaking Read More

Breaking: 3 dead as new Delta COVID-19 variant hits Akwa Ibom hard

July 22, 2021 Editor 0

Three out of 156 persons have lost their lives as a result new Delta COVID-19 cases recorded in Akwa Ibom state. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and chairman, Akwa Ibom state COVID-19 Committee, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, who spoke on Thursday called on all citizens of the state to obey all COVID-19 guidelines and protocols earlier announced. He declared Read More

Why criminalities persist in Akwa Ibom’

July 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Cult-related form of criminalities has in recent times been recorded in Akwa Ibom state. UKO ETIM reports that accusing fingers are pointed at some unnamed public officials. Reasons are currently being unearthed as efforts channeled by Akwa Ibom state government to eliminate cultism in the state seems to be somersaulting. This is even as activities of the criminal gangs are Read More

Akwa Ibom: Seadogs distance self from cultism, call for unity

July 19, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) has dismissed the allegation that the association was a cult group. It described the allegation as false and untrue and called for the unity of the country. The Akwa Ibom state Capoon, Sancta Riviera Deck of NAS, Anthony Akan stated this during the NAS Annual Feast of Barracuda (FoB) in Uyo Monday. Akan said Read More