Sack NHIS Executive Secretary now, Labour tells Buhari

* Labour ____________ Organised Labour, yesterday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately relieve Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Professor Usman Yusuf, of his appointment over perceived impunity and avoid sending the wrong signal to the outside world regarding the government’s anti-corruption war. Speaking through Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, […]

AKSG to collaborate with private sector operators in ongoing industrialization drive

* Akpabio (M) with members of UYOCCIMA shortly after their meeting __________________________  Members of the organised Private sector in Akwa Ibom State have been reassured of the state government’s readiness to partner with them in its ongoing effort geared towards economic stimulation and job creation. Commissioner for Investment, Commerce and Industry, Mr Ukpong Akpabio, […]

Akwa Ibom seeks N144 billion refund on FG projects

* Gov Udom Emmanuel _________________________ Akwa Ibom State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to refund about N144 billion owed the state as money spent on intervention and construction of federal projects in the state, including roads. The state’s Commissioner for Works, Mr. Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, who stated this yesterday in Uyo, said the Federal […]

Independence broadcast: PDP, Afenifere, CD knock Buhari

* President Buhari ______________________________ The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Yoruba socio-political group,  Afenifere; the Kowa Party presidential candidate, Dr Adesina Fagbenro-Byron; and the Campaign for Democracy have berated President Muhammadu Buhari for his broadcast on the 58th independence anniversary of the country. They noted that the President did not paint the true picture of […]

Sacrifice, panacea for economic, security challenges –Akwa Ibom Speaker

* Onofiok Luke ___________________  Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Speaker, Onofiok Luke, has recommended patriotism, selflessness, and collective sacrifices as panacea to the prevailing economic and security crises plaguing the country. Speaking yesterday during a courtesy call on him by the state command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), led by new Comptroller, […]

Akwa Ibom Govt not owing WAEC fees, says commissioner

*Governor Udom Emmanuel ________________________ Akwa Ibom State Government has dismissed reports in the media that payment due the West African Examination Council for indigenous candidates who sat for the May/June 2018 examinations has not been made. Speaking on the matter, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Charles Udoh, explained that “the practice over the […]