Tag: Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom gov, Emmanuel, signs anti-grazing bill into law

Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel, on Wednesday signed the anti-grazing bill passed by the House of Assembly into law. The House which was presided over by its speaker, Anieken Bassey, had on September 14, 2021, voted for the implementation of the Bill into law. The Akwa Ibom governor after[Read More…]

Ex-Akwa Ibom senator, Effiong, kidnapped at drinking spot in Uyo — Police

A member of the eighth senate, Senator Nelson Effiong, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Akwa Ibom, SP Odiko Macdon, said “he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen at a popular drinking spot on Oron Road,[Read More…]

Akwa Ibom CP orders arrest of ASP for allegedly killing suspect in custody

The Akwa Ibom Commissioner of Police (CP), Amiengheme Andrew, has ordered the arrest of ASP Joweigha Michael for alleged involvement in the death in custody of a suspect, Kubiat Isaac. The Police Public Relations Officer in Akwa Ibom, SP Odiko Macdon, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen[Read More…]

Ward Congresses: APC youths set Akwa Ibom secretariat on fire

Angered APC youths at Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom on Saturday went on a rampage over none availability of materials for the ward congresses. According to report, the congresses were scheduled to hold in 329 wards in Akwa Ibom but did not hold due to the absence of election materials. This[Read More…]

Akwa Ibom Governor orders reinstatement of student expelled over Facebook post

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has directed the immediate reinstatement of Godwin Ekpo, a final year Agric Engineering student of Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden. Ekpo was expelled in June, 2021, for allegedly insulting Gov. Emmanuel on Facebook. The directive is contained in a statement by the Commissioner[Read More…]

Update: Akwa Ibom government sets up committee to review expulsion of final year student over Facebook post

Akwa Ibom State Government has set up a committee to review the expulsion of a final year, Ekpo Iniobong Isang by the Akwa Ibom State University Senate over a “derogatory and defamatory” Facebook article against the state governor, Udom Emmanuel. Iniobong Isang with the pseunonym (Afrosix Jaara) had in a[Read More…]

Akwa Ibom University expels 500 level student over facebook comment on Governor, Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom State University has expelled a 500 student of its department of Agricultural Engineering, Ekpo Iniobong Isang over a “derogatory and defamatory” Facebook article against the state governor, Udom Emmanuel. In a Facebook post published on November 9, 2019, Iniobong Isang known as (Afrosix Jaara) on Facebook told the[Read More…]

‘Tell APC I’m not coming’ – Akwa Ibom Governor squashes defection rumours

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has squashed rumours of his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, following the cross carpeting of his Cross River counterpart, Professor Ben Ayade, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. “Do you know why they are writing that I will join them?[Read More…]

Police Officer killed as unknown gunmen again burn police station in Akwa Ibom

Unknown gunmen again burned a rented divisional police station in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, killing one police officer. The officer, identified as police constable Edogi Bassey, was killed by the hoodlums during an exchange of fire in a desperate attempt to repel them. The Police[Read More…]

Akwa Ibom youths protest alleged marginalization; shut ExxonMobil

Youths  from oil rich  Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom on Wednesday  took to the streets to express their grievances by blocking the gate of the American oil giants over alleged  marginalisation. They also paralyzed commercial activities at Mkpanak, host to Qua Iboe Terminal of ExxonMobil. The angry youths [Read More…]