Akwa Ibom state can now serenely flaunt the most delightful stadium in Nigeria, if not in West Africa. The Nest of Champions, as the stadium is called, was built in Uyo by the previous Governor, Godswill Akpabio, and was formally opened with the then President, Goodluck Jonathan, as the uncommon visitor of respect.
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.
Despite huge deposit/ reserves Nigerians might stop using cooking gas. Owing to the multiple increases in the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) each day might resort average Nigerians to other alternatives. According to the Market survey conducted in the city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
"What Happened To A Man Who Mocked His Wife For Falling Under The Anointing" -Rev. Uma Ukpai Reveals
The Christian Leader of Uma Ukpai Evangelistic Association (UUEA), Reverend Dr. Uma Ukpai in a video shared on YouTube, revealed what happened to a man who mocked his wife because of the way she falls under the anointing during service. The Christian Leader shared this short story to admonish his members that those who mock God have nothing to live for because they are trying to deprive the Maker of his Glory.
Central African Republic (CAR) are ranked 124th on the FIFA rankings as compared to Nigerian National team that is ranked 32nd. A 1 - 0 loss to them on homesoil was embarrassing and in this article, I have spotted out some measures that can be taken to avoid such losses.
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.
Hundreds of Akwa Ibom youths embarked on what they termed “a thank you walk”, aimed at registering their gratitude to State Governor Udom Emmanuel for his commitment to the empowerment and political inclusion of youths. The youths who were led by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth Matters, Comrade Aniefiok Wilson Iwaudofia, and accompanied by his Counterpart on Marketing and Brand Management, Mr Ime Uwah started the walk from the Youth House, Ewet Housing Estate and rallied across major Streets in Uyo the State Capital, Friday.
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.
Ensure health infrastructures meet UN provisions, Jonathan Urges FG, others PHOTO CREDIT: Punch Newspapers Former President Goodluck Jonathan has challenged governments at all levels to ensure that the healthcare needs of Nigerians meet the United Nations specifications on health. He said that the COVID-19 pandemic has opened the eyes of everyone including administrators, politicians and professionals that health-related issues should no longer be taken for granted.
The Saturday's parallel congress the All Progressive Congress conducted in Akwa Ibom State has left a lot of comments circulating online, as publication of false names of candidates were published online despite the party had already released names of the authentic State Executives of the party. Photo credit: Vanguard
One of the leading hospitals in Akwa Ibom state was hit by flooding, putting patients and nurses at the medical facility in grave danger. Heavy rainfall recently flooded the Methodist General Hospital, Ituk Mbang in Uruan local government area of the state, in yet another incident of heavy flooding that is becoming rampant in major streets in the state including the capital, Uyo.
Four people were arrested Friday morning after police disrupted a meeting of the Akwa Ibom State Forum of Aggrieved 2020 Councillorship Aspirants in the capital city, Uyo. Before they were seized by police, the Coordinator of the Forum Mr Akan Okon and three other leaders of the group was leading the meeting at Olympic sit-out along Stadium Road, Uyo.
Governor Udom Emmanuel has frowned at divisive agitations that negate the foundation laid by ancestors of Akwa Ibom state. The 55-year-old suggested that such agitations could lead to other unwanted issues. He however identified unity of purpose as an attribute of the people which has pushed the State towards actualising its developmental strides since creation.ki
One issue that has been trending in the political scene in Akwa Ibom state is the statement by the special adviser to The President, Senator Ita Enang where he recently predicted that the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel would soon be joining the All Progressives Congress.
Two teenagers have been arrested in Akwa Ibom state after a man passed away during a threesome. The deceased is said to be a retired employee of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST). It was learnt that the retiree had promised the teenagers jobs at NIPOST. A source who declined to be identified told the Nigerian Tribune: “The deceased died of apparent exhaustion arising from the marathon sex with two teenage girls whom he promised to inform of available job offers through the post office located with the Ibom Plaza arena in Uyo.
Captors of Senator Nelson Effiong have been in touch with his family and are demanding N200 million in ransom. The 68-year-old former Senator representing Akwa Ibom South (Eket) Senatorial District has been in captivity since Sunday 5 September 2021. The former Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly was seized by unknown gunmen who stormed his lounge, a popular sit-out along Oron Road, Uyo, the state capital around 9 pm.
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.
A welder who specialised in fabricating locally-made guns and selling them to hoodlums has been arrested by operatives of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command while 16 different guns were recovered from him, the command announced on Wednesday, September 15. The welder, whose name was given as Ekike Hector David from Mbiokporo 1 in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of the state, was arrested by Surveillance Team of 'A' Division of the state command located at Barracks Road, Uyo, the state capital, following a tip-off.
President Muhammadu Buhari's administration spent N8.9 trillion on infrastructure development in 2020, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. Osinbajo made the announcement at the inauguration of the Dakkada Tower, a 21-story building in the Ibesikpo Asutan local government area of Akwa Ibom, on Friday.
Having itself spent about N8.9 Trillion, a record sum, on infrastructure and capital alone since its inception, the Buhari administration is encouraging State governments in the country to follow suit. Such spending on infrastructural development would not only help position the States to become major industrial hubs, but also yield multiplier economic benefits, while at the same time attracting more investors from around the world, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.