I PLEDGE MY SUPPORT TO GOV. UDOM FOR DEFENDING ME –NTUKUDE

Godwin Ntukude is the Akwa Ibom State commissioner for Transport, in this interview with UDEME UTIP, he commends the state Governor, Udom Emmanuel for deeming him feet to be in his cabinet among other comment on issues affecting the ministry. You are popularly known to be a “carpenter” what has been your driving force to…

Udom Emmanuel: Premium Connects… An Unbeatable Scorecard!

“Our dedication to the improvement of our infrastructure is on course and as most of you have seen, we are constructing numerous roads across the three Senatorial Districts, and these are all aimed at opening up more areas for economic development”. Those are recent lines that strike the core cord as the administration of Gov.…

Herdsmen Killings: Senate Sets Up Committee To Find Solutions

To meet with security operatives on way forward eager to address the mindboggling attacks by herdsmen on communities across Nigeria, the Senate rose from its sitting on Thursday, raising an ad choc committee to look into the contentious issue and proffer solutions. President Muhammadu Buhari had already given a matching order to the security operatives…

Sponsored Terrorists Behind Fulani Herdsmen Attacks –Ijaw Youths

Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), worldwide has described as “suspicious” and a “deliberate plot,” the recent armed attacks and killings in some communities in the South East and North Central by persons alleged to be herdsmen. it said those involved in the attacks were terrorists sponsored to disguise as Fulani herdsmen to kill and promote tribal…

Don’t Break The Society With Breaking News — Aniekan Umanah

Umoh-Obong Kingsley The Akwa State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, has urged media practitioners in the state to be more constructive in their reportage. He stated this while delivering his goodwill message in a dinner/interactive night with journalists in the State organised by the Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Local Media, Mr.…

FUEL DIVERSION: DPR SEALS 4 GAS STATIONS IN AKWA IBOM

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Akwa Ibom chapter on Tuesday sealed four gas stations for allegedly diverting 33,000 litres of petrol meant for Enugu to Akwa Ibom. Mr. Bassey Nkanga, the DPR’s Operation Controller in Charge of Akwa Ibom and Cross River said the foot was recorded during surveillance of stations within state capital.…

A’IBOM FIRST LADY SEEKS FEYReP AND LEWA TIE

The wife of Akwa Ibom Governor, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel has called for a synergy between her pet project, Family Empowerment and Youth Reorientation Programme (FEYReP) and Legislators Wives Association (LEWA) towards sensitizing and re-orienting Akwa Ibom People especially the womenfolk on the need to be economically independent. Mrs. Emmanuel stated this when she received…

PDP Congress: A’Ibom Ex-Deputy Gov Sues for Hitch-Free Polls

Ahead of the forthcoming Wards and Local Governments Congresses of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Christopher Ekpenyong, has canvassed for hitch-free polls. The exercise holds this weekend in the 329 Wards spread across the 31 Local Government Areas of the State. And Ekpenyong, founding member of…

Bill To License Hotels, Tourism Establishments Underway In Akwa Ibom

A bill for a law to classify, register and license hotels, night clubs, eateries and event centers in Akwa Ibom State has passed through second reading in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly. The bill entitled Hotels and Tourism Establishment and Licensing Bill 2016 is sponsored by the member representing Mbo State Constituency in…

Stop Playing Politics With Development: PDP Chieftain Warns FG

The former national publicity secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Anietie  Okon, has alleged that the federal government was playing politics with socioeconomic growth of the nation by stifling development projects in states not controlled  by the party at the centre. Okon, who said this in an interview on Sunday in Uyo, said…

I’m Not Done Scrutinizing 2016 Budget, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will not hurriedly assent to the 2016 budget as passed by the National Assembly but would critically review the document before assenting to it. This was contained in a statement endorsed by Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the President on media and publicity. Speaking at a meeting…

NNPC Withheld N824.7b Oil Revenue In 6 Months Of Buhari’s Administration –NRGI Report

Reports says despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s attempt at ensuring transparency in the oil sector, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, still withholds billions in oil revenues from the federal government account. The report by the Natural Resource Governance Institute, titled “NNPC still holds blank check” said that within the first six months of the Buhari…

Stop Criticising, Proffer Solution, Isine Challenges Journalists

A front line journalist in Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria, Mr. Ibanga Isine, has challenged his colleagues in the profession to go beyond just criticizing the policies of Government to proffering solutions and problem solving to move the country forward economically and otherwise. The media guru who throw the challenge during an interactive session with…