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

2023: Sen. Otu vows to revisit ceding of 76 oil wells to Akwa Ibom

May 19, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

Ten years after the ceding of 76 oil wells to Akwa Ibom state, a frontline governorship contender in Cross River state, Senator Bassey Edet Otu, has vowed to revisit the matter when elected into office. Otu spoke in Calabar, Wednesday, during a press conference shortly after being received by his teeming supporters in Calabar. The reception came few days after Read More

N130m fraud: EFCC arrests former Speaker, Olubunmi Etteh

May 17, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Patricia Etteh, has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Mrs Etteh is accused of fraudulently handling the N130m solar street light project in Akwa Ibom state. Details are still sketchy on the issue but She was speaker of the House of Representatives for five months, between June Read More

Gunmen assassinate PDP chieftain in Akwa Ibom

May 16, 2022 Uko Etim Uyo 0

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party and former chairman of the party in OrukAnam local government area of Akwa Ibom state, Sylvester Ntefre, has been assassinated by unknown gunmen. Ntefere was killed at his residence in Ekparakwa by his assailants who left behind a black toyota Jeep used for the operation after they were chased. A community source told Read More

[Happening now] PDP ward congress: Tension grows, party faithful stranded over ‘diversion of materials in Akwa Ibom’

April 30, 2022 Uko Etim, Uyo 0

Tension have enveloped the political climate of Akwa Ibom state as thousands of aspiring adhoc delegates who trooped out with their supporters for the ongoing Saturday’s election are currently stranded in their various People’s Democratic Party (PDP) offices across the state since morning. Blueprint correspondent covering the election observed that rather than the state party office located at Atan offot Read More

Akwa Ibom assembly aspirant dumps PDP, picks ADC form, cites imposition

April 22, 2022 Uko Etim 0

The Akwa Ibom House of Assembly aspirant, Mr. Sunday Afiko, who was in consultation to contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has finally decamped to African Democratic Congress (ADC). He has also purchased the party’s nomination form. Afiko made this known to newsmen while playing host to the National Youth Body of ADC led by Mr. Read More

Again, Akwa Ibom televangelist’s kidnappers reduce ransom to N30m

April 22, 2022 Uko Etim 0

Kidnappers of the founder and President of the Solid Rock Church, Apostle John Okoriko, in the Mkpat Enin local government area of Akwa Ibom atate, have reduced the ransom from N100 million to N30 million. The cleric was abducted in the church’s premises on Tuesday around 5pm by the hoodlums, who scaled the fence and dragged their victim to the Read More

Akpanudoedehe joins gov’ship race, promises to end poverty in A’Ibom

April 16, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

 Former national secretary of the defunct Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator John James Akpanudoedehe has declared for the governorship race of Akwa Ibom state. The former minister of state Federal Capital Territory (FCT), however, promised to end poverty, ensure even development of the state and bring prosperity to his people. Senator Akpanudoedehe declared Read More

Large crowd receive Akpanudoedehe, as Ex-APC scribe declares governorship ambition

April 16, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A large crowd of All Progressives Congress (APC) faithful and voters in Akwa Ibom, Saturday, thronged the Ibom Hall in Uyo, Akwa Ibom to receive the immediate past National Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, after a meritorious service to the party at the national level. The grand reception also coincided Read More

2023: I haven’t declared for presidency – Akpabio

April 14, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom and incumbent Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Godswill Akpabio, said he has not joined race for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress. He made the clarification Thursday at the party national secretariat after a meeting with the national chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.  Akpabio was accompanied by another chieftain of Read More

Institute trains lawmakers on effective representation in Akwa Ibom

April 7, 2022 Uko Etim 0

The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) has trained members of legislature on how to make an effective representation through laws which promote good governance for the benefit of the people. The director general of the institute, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, in his remarks during the training Thursday in Uyo said the Capacity Building Workshop was organised in collaboration Read More