Tag: Akwa Ibom state

Gunmen attack police station, kill officer in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen on Sunday attacked a police station in the Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State and shot dead a mobile police officer. It was gathered that the officer was killed in the early hours of Sunday during a gun battle with the hoodlums which lasted several minutes. The[Read More…]

Breaking: Churches to reopen next week in A/Ibom

Churches in Akwa Ibom State will be open for services from next Sunday, The Nation has reported. The decision was taken based on guidelines recommended by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), which also signed an undertaking to comply. The regulations and guidelines for the reopening of churches was signed[Read More…]

Three COVID-19 patients discharged in Akwa Ibom state

Three COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Akwa Ibom state. The patients were reunited with their family on Sunday after testing negative for the disease twice. Two of the patients, Ememobong Udofa, a pharmacist, and Otobong Asuquo, a medical doctor, who spoke with journalists, expressed their appreciation to the state[Read More…]

Persons Killed As Gunmen Invade Akwa Ibom Commissioner’s Home

Three persons have been reportedly killed in Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on Sunday after gunmen invaded the home of the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in the state, Udo Ekpenyong. The police spokesperson in the state, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident, said the[Read More…]

Just In: Court Sacks Senator, Orders Refund Of Salaries Received

A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to immediately, withdraw the Certificate of Return given to the Senator representing Akwa-Ibom North East district, Albert Bassey Akpan. In a judgment delivered on Monday, the  court asked INEC to issue a fresh[Read More…]

50 Killed As Church Building Collapse In Uyo, Governor Escapes

There was tragedy in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital Friday as at least 50 people were killed after a church building collapsed during a service. Among the worshippers at the Reighers Bible Church on the fateful day was Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel, who narrowly escaped[Read More…]

“Everybody Thinks All Former Governors Are Thieves” – Senator Godswill Akpabio Cries Out

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state and minority leader of the senate, says it is difficult for a former governor to be respected outside Nigeria “because everybody believes that all former governors are thieves”. Akpabio was speaking on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, during the deliberation[Read More…]

“The South Feels The Rest of The Country Wants To Milk It And Tell Them Goodbye” – Ex-Governor Obong Victor Attah

Obong Victor Attah, the former governor of Akwa Ibom has said that Niger Delta militancy was fuelled by the fact that oil blocs were owned by people not from the region. Vanguard Newspaper reports that the former governor said the south south feels it is carrying the whole nation and[Read More…]

APC Has Asked Buhari To Probe The Supreme Court Judgment On Akwa Ibom Election

The All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom State has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the Supreme Court judgment on the state’s governorship election. The Supreme Court in its judgment on February 3 declared that Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party was validly elected as the governor of Akwa[Read More…]

Shortly After Dumping PDP, Uyo Elder Wants Obong Attah Extradited To The UK Over N34 Billion Econet Fraud

President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to prosecute and extradite a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah who is also said to be one of the All Progressives Congress’s star witnesses at the tribunal. Obong Attah who recently left the Peoples Democratic Party is alleged to have[Read More…]