Outstanding Performance: Ephraim Inyang Shines in ‘Foreign Land’

Outstanding Performance: Ephraim Inyang Shines in ‘Foreign Land’

-By Henshaw NYONG. On Sunday, 25th September, 2016, in a very scintillating and sparkling atmosphere, at the 10th Nigeria Media Nite-out Awards (NMNA) held in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, Akparawa Ephraim Inyang-eyen; the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Works, was among the cynosure of all eyes as he carted home befitting award to appraise his effort in his line of duty. The awards night, which had as its theme: “Media, Technology and Change In Nigeria”,…

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Odoro Ikpe Road and Etido’s Assurance on Govt. Industrialization Expedition

Odoro Ikpe Road and Etido’s Assurance on Govt. Industrialization Expedition

-By Otobong Sampson The 17.4 kilometre Odoro Ikpe road was officially flagged off last Thursday by Governor Udom Emmanuel as part of activities to celebrate the 29th Anniversary of the creation of Akwa Ibom State. But prior to then, the proactive and forward-thinking Commissioner for Special Duties, Engr. Etido Inyang had already engaged the management of AshDin, the project contractor, to commence work at the site as soon the necessary agreements were signed. Few weeks…

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The Public Irritant Called Robinson Uwak

The Public Irritant Called Robinson Uwak

By Sylvester Okwong Until 2011, Robinson Uwak lived in obscurity. He had no public record to his credit except the operation of a cyber café many argue was a scam centre is Surulere, Lagos. But circumstances within the political circle combined with the goodwill of the then governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio and the gracefulness of the people of Oron Federal Constituency to thrust him to public space. He served as member, representing Oron Federal Constituency…

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#AkwaIbomAt29: THE FORGOTTEN HERO OF THE STRUGGLE

#AkwaIbomAt29: THE FORGOTTEN HERO OF THE STRUGGLE

By Osondu Ahirika As the good people of Akwa Ibom State at home and in the Diaspora, as well as, settlers and friends of this Land of Promise celebrate her 29th Anniversary, yours sincerely took a moment out to visit the home of one of the forgotten heroes of the state creation struggle. I will shortly introduce him. Fact is, until recently, Taiwo Akinkunmi, the man who designed Nigeria’s Flag was hardly celebrated. Same with…

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AKWA IBOM MAY SINK IF WE DON’T STOP BUILDING ON DRAINS… -Arch. Umoren

AKWA IBOM MAY SINK IF WE DON’T STOP BUILDING ON DRAINS… -Arch. Umoren

The MD/CEO of Stainerz Properties Ltd Architect Chris Umoren has warned of an impending disaster waiting to happen in Akwa Ibom due to the effect of land misuse. In a chat with our reporter over the weekend in Uyo, Architect Chris Umoren said people misuse land by having activities in areas where naturally by simple urban development laws, they shouldn’t be doing so. “People now build on drains, and on natural pathway of water thus,…

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Alleged Embezzlement: PDP Legal Adviser Lands Gov. Udom in Fresh Trouble

Alleged Embezzlement: PDP Legal Adviser Lands Gov. Udom in Fresh Trouble

… DISAPPEARS WITH 2MILLION PLUS. Moses Edem If care is not well taken, all efforts made by the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Deacon Udom Gabriel Emmanuel to ensure that all the facets of these society enjoy dividend of Democracy may be jeopardized in Ikono local government Area as a result of incessant sharp practice by the state Legal Adviser of PDP, Barr. Goddy Umoh, himself a native of the area. Some months ago,…

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RECESSION: Resign or Forget about Emergency Powers – Group Warns Buhari

RECESSION: Resign or Forget about Emergency Powers – Group Warns Buhari

President Buhari’s proposed bill for emergency economic powers keeps drawing intense condemnation from across the federation. The latest is from the Akwa Ibom vanguard, a socio-political group led by Senator Anietie Okon, a distinguished senator in the 4th assembly and political leader of Itu Local Government. The group, in a press conference held in Uyo on Thursday called on the President to honorably resign from power if he finds that he can no longer work…

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Group Slams Uwak Over Attempt to Blackmail Akpabio

Group Slams Uwak Over Attempt to Blackmail Akpabio

The Akwa Ibom Support Group has said the recent attack by a former member of the House of representatives, Hon. Robinson Uwak on the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio was an attempt to extort money from him. In a press statement in Uyo signed by the President, Chief Imo Udoima and the Secretary, Nnamsenkara Essang, the Group described Mr Uwak as a “political irritant” who was aggrieved because he couldn’t get a ticket to…

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Unyime Usoro: A Competent Grassroots Mobilizer

Unyime Usoro: A Competent Grassroots Mobilizer

Leadership Focus By Iniubong ANAKO It was more than a family meeting, but an accord discussion towards a bid to align the entire communities consisting of three villages of Ikot Abasi No. 1, Ikot Ekang and Ikot Udo Oto that make up Etinan Urban ward 3, unanimously elected Comrade Unyime Usoro as their new political leader with one strong voice to bring forth the dividend of democracy and rapid political representation to ginger democracy in Etinan…

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Incessant Attack: Leave Akpabio Alone -Udoedehe Warns

Incessant Attack: Leave Akpabio Alone -Udoedehe Warns

Those thinking that Senator Godswill Akpabio must be humiliated and embarrassed by the APC-led federal government have been advised to have a rethink as they are fighting a futile war. Senator John James Akpanudoedehe’s elder brother, Chief Godwin Akpanudoedehe who expressed dismay at the high level of blackmail against the former governor said, “I’m sick and tired of hearing about Akpabio this, Akpabio that. If you have any evidence of stealing concerning Akpabio please give…

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