Gunmen who seized a medical doctor at a residential building in Ekparakwa, Oruk Anam local government area, Akwa Ibom state have released him after 12 days in captivity. The attackers stormed the house in the early hours of Wednesday 15 September 2021 around 1 am and abducted Dr Nsidibe Umana while his cousin sustained a gunshot injury on the neck.
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Governor Udom Emmanuel has identified unity as essential attribute of Akwa Ibom people that has enhanced the actualization of numerous developmental projects in the state, since creation in 1987. The Governor stated this during a Special Inter-Denominational Thanksgiving Service held to celebrate Akwa Ibom State 34th Anniversary and Nigeria's 61st Independence, last Sunday at United Evangelical Church, Aka Road, Uyo.
Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo has told International Oil Companies (IOCs) in Akwa Ibom state to relocate their head offices from elsewhere in the country to the capital city of Uyo. The 64-year-old lawyer said that with the completion of the Dakkada Tower – a 21-storey building erected to accommodate multinational companies operating in Akwa Ibom – and the peaceful nature of the oil-rich state, the IOCs should consider moving to the Land of Promise.
The 23rd of September every year is regarded as 'Akwa Ibom Day' as it reminds the indigenes of the creation of the state in 1987 by the former military ruler, General Ibrahim Babangida rtd. Created out of the old Cross Rivers State, Akwa Ibom has come to become one of the fastest-growing cities in Nigeria with arrays of indigenes who have become trailblazers in their different spheres of life.
Vice President Prof Yemi Osibanjo will on Friday 24 September pay an official visit to Akwa Ibom State. He is to commission the Dakkada Luxury Estate and the Dakkada Luxury Towers as part of activities marking the 34th Anniversary of State creation. Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong disclosed this Wednesday 22 September in a press briefing held at the NUJ Press Centre, Uyo to inform members of the fourth estate of the realm of activities marking the State’s 34th Anniversary.
Governor Udom Emmanuel has advised Akwa Ibom people to be wary of unconstructive criticisms which could be hurtful to the growth and development of the state. He made this known at a Thanksgiving Service organised by Pastor Umo Bassey Eno, Commissioner for Lands and Water Resources and Wife Pastor Patience Eno.
With evidence that the 2023 Akwa Ibom state governorship election is fast approaching, the available Indication has shown that the executive governor of Akwa Ibom state Mr. Udom Emmanuel has started preparation on how the peoples Democratic party can come out victorious in 2023. As part of his preparation that will help the peoples Democratic party have a good outing in 2023, governor Udom Emmanuel has been able to make two Great Steps that has increase the chance of his party ahead of the 2023 Akwa Ibom state governorship election.
The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo commissioned the tallest building in South-South and southeast of Nigeria, the 21 stories Dakkada Tower, described as a celebration of vision. Many might be asking themselves the economic importance of the tower to the people of Akwa Ibom state.
...Amidst Applause by Stakeholders Governor Udom Emmanuel has expressed gratitude to the people of Obot Akara Local Government Area, for their massive support for the lofty policies and programmes of his administration. Mr. Emmanuel expressed the appreciation yesterday, while inaugurating the second phase of Nto Edino/Ekwereazu Road, which has twin bridges to link Obot Akara communities in Akwa Ibom State with other parts of Nigeria.
The anti-grazing law which is fast spreading across the southern states has elicited several complaints and comments from interested parties all over the country. This issue has also gotten some other Governors and major stakeholders of the Northern region worried. Some other interested parties like the Miyetti Allah association, the apex cattle rearing organization in Nigeria had also opposed the move which was put forward by the southern governors in the series of meetings held in Asaba, Lagos, and most recently, Enugu.
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom, has admonished the people of the state not to put at stake all they have gained and that they should not toy with their future as they call for who succeeds him in 2023. The Governor made it known that all he wanted continuity and sustainability against distruption and stagnation and also to protect what they have already achieved.
...flags off Planting of 300,000 More Seedlings in Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel, last Saturday flagged off the planting of 300,000 special breed of coconut seedlings in Akwa Ibom, announcing September 18 as the annual state Coconut Day. This initiative is aimed at meeting government's target of cultivating two million coconut seedlings in the State to serve as raw materials for the just completed St. Gabriel's Coconut Oil Factory at Mkpat-Enin.
Housemates of Big Brother Naija, Queen Emmanuel and Angel, celebrate Akwa Ibom Day yesterday. These three Big Brother Naija housemates are from Akwa Ibom. In the video, we can see the three Big Brother Naija housemates, Queen, Emmanuel and Angel, are happy as they celebrate Akwa Ibom day.
In this article, we shall illuminate why the BBNaija housemate, Queen should stick and strengthen bonds with Whitemoney and at the same time end any romantic relationship she has with other male housemates in the BBNaija 'Shine Ya Eye' house. Queen, an ex-beauty queen who hails from Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, was introduced into the BBNaija house two weeks after the commencement of the show alongside four other housemates.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Uyo Zonal Command has secured the conviction of 17 Internet fraudsters. Justice Stephen Daylop Pam of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State handed down the judgment. The convicts are Valentine Moses Ukong, Ebuka Kelvin Uzokwe, Onedo Elohor Caleb, Godson Lekia Tophie, Achilonu Moses Chidiebere, Monshe Oloko Pius, Samuel Egu Ezeh, Akobo Joseph Chikone, Morayor Jerry Shina and Obioma Joel.
The bill outlawing open grazing in Lagos has been signed into law by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. This comes only days after the governor signed the State Value Added Tax Bill, giving the state the authority to collect VAT. Governor Sanwo-support Olu's for the bill comes after other governors in the South, including those in Ogun, Ondo, Akwa Ibom, and Rivers, signed a similar bill outlawing open grazing.
The Independent Commission on Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses has called on the National Assembly to propose a legislation that would regulate the cryptocurrency trade to prevent operators from using it to commit heinous crimes. The anti-corruption agency lamented that kidnappers and bandits are now using this medium to commit high-profile crimes like money laundering and paying ransom for kidnappers.
Lagos state has joined its other 4 southern counterparts (Rivers, Ondo, Enugu, and Akwa-Ibom) in signing the anti-grazing law which was part of the agreement reached during the meeting of the Southern Governors Forum, couple of months back. The banning of open grazing was the major item on the communique that attracted a lot of mixed reactions.
The big brother show is becoming more exciting, has the season is gradually coming to an end. I bring to you photos of one of the finest housemate in the house, Emmanuel. He is also Mr. Africa and is from Akwa Ibom State The newest BBNaija's housemate Emmanuel said he would be simple with his housemates in the Big Brother Naija house by being real and straight.