Turkish citizens kidnapped in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen have kidnapped two Turkish nationals from their hotel rooms in Akwa Ibom state. The incident was confirmed to newsmen by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPPRO) in the state, Chukwu Okechukwu on Tuesday following the latest unrest to hit the restive Niger Delta. “Two Turkish nationals working for a construction company in Onna local…

Police confirm abduction of two Turkish Construction workers in Akwa Ibom

The Police in Akwa Ibom say two Turkish construction workers were expatriates abducted by gunmen in their hotel rooms at Eket, Eket Local Government of Akwa Ibom on Sunday. Mr Chukwu Okechukwu, an ASP, and public relations officer of the command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Uyo on Monday that the Turkish……

Drunk driver crushes five children to death in Akwa Ibom

No fewer than five children were on Sunday crushed to death at Ukana Ikot Etim area of Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, by an alleged drunk driver. The man, who was cruising in a Ford utility sport vehicle, with registration number GCE 342 CX was trying to avoid two children that…

NYSC: Another Corps member slumps, dies in Akwa Ibom

Another corps member in Akwa Ibom state, simply identified as Abraham died on Thursday. He was said to have slumped during a football match with some of his colleagues at Abak zone, Uyo. The information was shared by Akwa Ibom NYSC media group while it regretted the death of the vibrant corps member. According to…

Why We Can’t Relocate From Lagos To Akwa Ibom- ExxonMobil

The American oil giant, ExxonMobil, has explained why it can’t relocate its head office in Nigeria, from Lagos to Akwa Ibom State where the company produces oil. The demands for International Oil Companies, IOCs, in Nigeria to relocate their head offices from Lagos to the Niger Delta region resurfaced recently during the acting President Yemi……

A’Ibom House committee wants govt. to reduce governance cost

The Akwa Ibom House Committee on Appropriation and Finance has advised the state government to reduce the cost of governance in the 2017 financial year. The advice is contained in the 2017 Appropriation Estimate Report of the committee submitted at plenary on Tuesday. The Chairman of the Committee, Mr Usoro Akpanusoh, while submitting the report,……

BB Naija: Akwa Ibom Speaker Reacts To Kemen’s Eviction

The Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Onofiok Luke has reacted to the disqualification and eviction of the Big Brother Naija housemate, Kemen. Recall that Kemen was disqualified and evicted from the house on Sunday after a video of him sexually harassing housemate, Tboss surfaced online. In reaction to the judgement passed……

DPR seals 13 petrol stations in Akwa Ibom

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Sunday said it had sealed 13 fuel stations in Akwa Ibom for selling petrol above the N145 per litre pump price. Bassey Nkanga, DPR Controller for Akwa Ibom and Cross River, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Eket that the stations sold petrol for N180 between……

Osinbajo Orders Oil Companies to Relocate Head Offices To Niger Delta

Nigeria’s acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday directed the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, “to engage” with International Oil Companies “on the way forward” over repeated calls for the relocation of their head offices to the states where they produce oil from. Most of the IOCs in Nigeria have their headquarters in Lagos,……

PHOTOSCENE: Osinbajo visits Akwa Ibom

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, landed in Akwa Ibom State in continuation of the Federal Government’s outreach to oil producing communities in Niger Delta. He was received by Governor Udom Emmanuel. He also paid a visit to HRM Owong (Dr) Bassey Archianga, paramount ruler of Ibeno and chairman traditional rulers council of Akwa…

Osinbajo arrives Akwa Ibom [VIDEO]

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has arrived Akwa Ibom for his one-day state visit. Osinbajo’s visit is part of Federal Government’s policy to reach out to Niger Delta leaders with the aim of resolving the lingering agitation in the region. A tweet on the official twitter handle of the Presidency, @NGRPresident reads, “Ag.P @ProfOsinbajo arrives Akwa…

Acting President Osinbajo visits Akwa Ibom Thursday

Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh, says plans have been concluded for the state visit of the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday. Udoh said in a statement on Wednesday that acting President Osinbajo would inspect the ongoing construction of the second runway at the Akwa Ibom International Airport shortly……