Missing colleague: Navy terrorises boat operators in Oron

Boat operators, fishermen and passengers in Oron have alleged that operatives of the Nigerian Navy are terrorising them over one of their missing colleagues. The Naval officer was on Monday declared missing. It was learnt that the officer’s fate is unknown, and there are speculations he might be dead. The Navy in anger, has resorted to harassing innocent fishermen and boat operators in Oron. A boat operator from Effiat, Mbo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Eteyen Bassey,... Read More

INEC’s secret agenda against the South will fail -Aniete Okon

‘How National Assembly should handle National Conference report’ By Henry Umoru Aniete Okon, a second republic senator from Akwa Ibom State, is pioneer National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Okon was also a member of the just concluded National Conference. In this Interview, he takes a swipe at the controversial creation of more polling units by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, which overwhelmingly favours the North. He tongue lashes ... Read More

Akwa Ibom Govt Debunks Rumours Of Ebola

The Akwa Ibom State government has debunked rumours of reported cases of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in the state, describing them as false. There have been publications on the internet claiming there were reports that the Ebola virus had spread to Akwa Ibom State days after a health worker tested positive in neighbouring Rivers State. The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr Aniekan Umanah, in a joint statement with his Health counterpart, Dr. Ememabasi Bassey, said so f... Read More

Akwa Ibom Gets Licence for Ibaka Deep Seaport

The Akwa Ibom State Government has got a licence for the construction of its deep seaport situated at Ibaka, Mbo Local Government Area, the state governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio has said. Besides the terminal for containers and cargoes, the Ibaka Deep Seaport comprises a Free Trade Zone (FTZ), as well as an industrial city. The proposed deep seaport which already has a natural depth of about 13 meters is expected to attract ocean going vessels as continuous dredging of the channels which has... Read More

Obong Victor Attah's Speech at Asan Ibibio

Today is a very significant day in my life, in the life of all Ibibio people and indeed, I believe, in the life of Akwa Ibom state. Let me start by reminiscing – by remembering an earlier reception that had been held for me by Akwa Ibom professionals in Abuja at the Ladi Kwali Hall at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, on Friday August 22, 2003. I had not so long before, been sworn in for my second term in office as the governor of this state which was then beginning to show its greatness and to ... Read More


Ebola: FG summons emergency meeting

Abuja—An emergency National Council on Health, NCH, meeting is holding today in Abuja following the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, outside Lagos. The meeting will be the third in series since the outbreak of the disease in West Africa. This came as widow of Dr Ike Enemuo, who died of Ebola in Port Harcourt has also tested positive to the virus. The NCH, which is the highest decision making body on health issues in Nigeria comprises the Minister of Health, the Minister of St... Read More

Female poly student, boyfriend sell baby for N620,000

A student of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Vivian Iwuji who delivered a baby boy on August 2, 2014, had with the assistance of her boyfriend, Obinna Ugochukwu sold the baby for N620,000. However, luck ran out on them as the buyer, one Ehegalara Edwin was arrested by the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Imo State Police Command, Owerri and the baby was rescued. Vivian’s father, Mr Patrick Iwuji told the police that him and his wife were aware that their daughter, Vivian was pregnant. ... Read More

State Creation: Group Warns Against Annexation of A/Ibom Territory

A sociopolitical organisation in Akwa Ibom State, “The Frontline Akwa Ibom Movement,’’ yesterday said it would not allow any part of the land belonging to the people of Akwa Ibom to be annexed for the purpose of creating a state for the Ijaw people in the south-south region. The group explained that though elders and people of Akwa Ibom State are not opposed to the creation of Oil Rivers or any other state for the Ijaw people, it would employ every legal means to resist any attempt by g... Read More

Nigeria: 2015 - Another Implosion Looming in A'ibom PDP

Uyo — Before the advent of ultrasound scanning system which can detect the sex of a baby in the womb, pregnancies were kept sealed and babies revealed on deliveries. Technology however came to unveil such a mystery, and made the content of the womb open and known long before its actual appearance. Before now also, keen followers of the political situation in Akwa Ibom State were of the view that a symbolic political ultrasound had unveiled the content of the 2015 gubernatorial race in the s... Read More

A’Ibom health ministry cautions patent medicine dealers

The Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Health has urged the state chapter of the National Association of Patent Medicine Dealers (NAPPMED) to call itself to order or risk being prosecuted. For alleged unwholesome practices. Some of the unwholesome and unethical practices orchestrated by the leadership of the association in the state and local government chapters include collection of various forms of exorbitant fees from prospective Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors for registration and promi... Read More