Ukanafun killing: Police deny reports indicating that Atakpa was murdered for opposing Udom’s amnesty

. Don Awunah, Akwa Ibom commissioner of police  ____________________________________________________________     By Itoro BASSEY Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Don Awunah, Friday, denied attributing the killing of the former Ukanafun council secretary, Ime Atakpa, to his opposition to an alleged amnesty deal for secret cult members in Ukanafun, a position said to have been […]

AKHA passes local govt bill into law ahead of council elections

. New law does not tolerate caretaker committees – Ntekpere Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly, yesterday, passed into law the local government administration bill 2017 preparatory to the conduct of elections into local councils later this year. On Wednesday, the Akwa Ibom state Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC) announced November 11 as the date for […]

Akwa Ibom secures N32 billion World Bank loan to control flood, erosion

. Gov Udom Emmanuel _____________________________________   Agency Report The Akwa Ibom Government said on Thursday that it has secured N32 billion loan from the World Bank to control flood and erosion in the state. Governor Udom Emmanuel disclosed this in Uyo when he declared open a two-day workshop on “Enhancing Disaster Management in Akwa Ibom […]

Aide resigns, returns Gov Udom’s appointment letter after waiting for 18 months without office

. Udom Emmanuel, Governor of Akwa Ibom State  ___________________________________________________________________ Special Assistant to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State on Electoral Matters (Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District), Chris Okorie, has resigned his appointment after waiting for 18 months without office.  Okorie said since his appointment in December 2015, he was yet to be assigned roles commensurate with […]

NDDC to revive rice mills in Akwa Ibom, Rivers – Ekere

. Ekere ___________________________________________   The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has said it will revive its rice processing plants with a combined capacity of 210 metric tonnes per day at Elele Alimini in Rivers State and Mbiabet-Ikpe in Akwa Ibom State. The NDDC Managing Director, Mr. Nsima Ekere, stated this after inspecting the 180 tonnes […]