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Ini Edo champions marketing of Akwa Ibom as Tourists’ and Investors’ haven

Top Nollywood actress Ini Edo is championing the marketing of Akwa Ibom State as a choice destination for Nigerians and visitors alike. This she believes will drive direct investment in all sectors to her home state. The multiple award winning actress and brand ambassador stated this in her speech and capacity as the Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Tourism Development, during a press briefing at Government House Uyo to hint journalists on the planned project, as preparations ar... Read More

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Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio Inducts Gov. Udom

MBOHO MKPARAWA IBIBIO INDUCTION: Akwa Ibom State Governor Mr Udom Emmanuel has spoken of socio cultural organisations as catalyst of development saying that the patriarch of Ibibio Union had contributed tremendously in the creation, unity and development of the state. Governor Emmanuel stated this shortly after his induction as member of Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio during the 29th Anniversary of the Socio – cultural organisation held at Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio International Secretariat/Community Ce... Read More

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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: How the two major candidates stand in each state

As Nigerians, nay the world, wait for the March 28 presidential election and the 10 competing political parties putting finishing touches to their strategies, the actual contest, political watchers have submitted, is between the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party and Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) of the All Progressives Congress. How would the scenario look like in the country’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, when the battle is fought, w... Read More

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UDOM vs UMANA: THE ULTIMATE BATTLE ROYALE

By Oagla Emmanuel The emergence of Godswill Akpabio as the governor of Akwa Ibom State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, cut a swathe through the formidable political machine that had produced the two previous democratically elected governors of the state, Akpan Isemin and Victor Attah. The machine was decapitated in 2007, when Mr. Attah attempted to foist his son in-law, Udoma Ekarika, on the party and on the state. Mr. Ekarika did not only fail the PDP primary but his fa... Read More

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Uyo stadium: Akpabio's uncommon gift to the youths

All roads will November 6 lead to Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital where the nation’s number one citizen, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will be commissioning the ultra modern brand new 30,000 capacity Akwa Ibom international stadium. Last week, the Akwa Ibom state government via the media showcased the stadium to the world courtesy of a media tour ahead of its commissioning. The state governor, Godswill Obot Akpabio, the uncommon transformer, did the job himself as he took the media and board ... Read More

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State Creation: Akpabio Faults Attah

Following a recent claim by the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah that he championed the creation of the State as according to him, he received message from former military president, General Abrahim Badamasi Babangida asking him if he was no longer interested in a state for his people, the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio yesterday faulted Attah's claim, saying that, “The creation of Akwa Ibom was not an event; it was a process”. It would be recalled ... Read More

I’m not intimidated by Akpabio — Senator Etok

Senator Aloysius Etok, who represents Akwa Ibom North West on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been locked in a battle with his state governor, Godswill Akpabio over his attempt to return to the Senate for a third consecutive time. The governor is interested in the post.  In this interview, Etok said Governor Akpabio came into politics to meet him and never played any role in his emergence as senator. Excerpts: By Joseph Erunke 2015 is fast drawing close, what abou... Read More

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Ibibio elders back Emmanuel for governor

A group, the Ibibio Elders’ Fo-rum, has endorsed the Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government (SSG), Mr. Udom Emmanuel, for next year’s governorship election. The forum said the aspirant will defend the  growth, unity and development of the state. The forum is made up of elders from Ibibioland. It explained that Emmanuel is a humble and committed administrator. When some of the elders visited the SSG in his office at Uyo, the state capital, they urged him to declare his intentio... Read More

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Why our state is investors haven --Akpabio

The Akwa Ibom State governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, has revealed that the implementation of the tenets of good governance by his government is the secret behind the transformation of the state into an investors’ haven and a destination point for Nigerians, noting that this has brought about the uncommon economic development in the state. This is just as the governor declared that the lack of positive mental orientation, commitment to service, good governance and transformational leadershi... Read More

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World Scrabble Champ Leads Over 50 Pros To Akpabio Classics

The Current World Scrabble Champion Nigel Richards of Switzerland will lead over 50 foreign professionals to this year’s 8th Godswill Akpabio International Scrabble Classics to kick off at Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio Hall Udo Udoma, Uyo on Wednesday September 24. Confirming his participation, he said former world champions and other foreign stars from UK, USA, Pakistan, Thailand, New Zealand, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa and other foreign athletes will compete. Speaking to LEADERSHIP sports... Read More