Gov Udom signs N646.6 billion 2018 budget

* Governor Udom Emmanuel (seated), Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Onofiok Luke (L), Attorney General & Commissioner for justice, Uwemedimo Nwoko (second right) & Commissioner for Finance, Linus Nkan, (R) during the 2018 budget signing ceremony at Government House, Uyo, yesterday  __________________________________________   overnor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has […]

2018 budget defence: 9 MDAs shun AKHA again

Itoro BASSEY [N]ine state ministries, departments and agencies have, again, shunned the directive issued by the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly requesting them to submit and defend details of their agencies’ 2018 budget. After they failed to honour earlier invitations, the Assembly Committee on Appropriations and Finance had fixed Thursday for the exercise in […]

Quality of legislation in 6th Akwa Ibom Assembly has improved significantly – Former Deputy Speaker

. Obonganwan Grace Edim-Inyang  _________________________________________   Itoro BASSEY, Uyo A former Deputy Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Obonganwan Grace Edim-Inyang, says the quality of legislation made so far in the present Sixth Assembly of the state has improved considerably. Obonganwan Edim-Inyang was the only woman in the then 48 member legislature […]

The Akwa Ibom State government-sponsored coordinated attacks on perceived enemies – By Etok Ekanem 

THE AKWA IBOM STATE GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED COORDINATED ATTACKS ON PERCEIVED ENEMIES: WHEN A GOVERNMENT IS DEGENERATING INTO SELF-MOCKERY AND LOSS OF COORDINATION AND MEANING THIS COCK AND BULL STORY OF ABDUCTION BY OBONG NSIMA EKERE By Prof. Etok Ekanem   Over the last three weeks or so, the Akwa Ibom State Government has, in its characteristic […]

ICPC arraigns former Mkpat-Enin chairman for allegedly embezzling N55.8 million

______________________________________Ephraim Akpan      The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged a former chairman of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Ephraim Sunday Akpan, to court for allegedly embezzling N55.8 million belonging to the local government, today.ng reports.  This is contained in a statement, yesterday, by […]

New LG law abolishes state’s interference in Akwa Ibom councils’ expenditure – Ntekpere

. Idongesit Ntekpere  _________________________________________   By Itoro BASSEY Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly committee on local government and chieftaincy affairs, Idongesit Ntekpere, has disclosed that the newly enacted Local Government Administration Law 2017 by the state legislature will put an end to the incessant interference in the execution of councils’ budgets […]