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Naming Children—the Akwa Ibom Way

By Ekemini Simon FRIENDS of ours named their baby daughter Do Not Doubt. You may think, “How peculiar!” But before you feel sorry for her, let me explain that her parents are Akwa Ibomites, and they speak Ibibio. In their tongue Do Not Doubt becomes Ekuyik, a very pretty name …

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Akwa Ibom governor’s aide resigns

The Special Assistant to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State on Electoral Matters (Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District), Barrister Chris Okorie has resigned his appointment. Barr. Okorie said since his appointment in December 2015, he was yet to be assigned roles commensurate with his office/pedigree and was not assigned office. He …

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A’Ibom LG elections to hold November 11

Akwa Ibom State Electoral Commission ( AKISIEC) has scheduled Saturday, 11th November 2017, for the election of Chairmen and Councillors into the 31 Local Government Councils of the state. Chairman of the Commission, Mrs. Gloria Ukpong disclosed this at the end of a meeting with Chairmen and Secretaries of all …

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Paul Ekpo is not a killer, Joe Itiaba confesses

The Chairman of the Accord Party in Akwa Ibom State, Comrade Joe Itiaba has withdrawn the statement he made last year that the State Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Obong Paul Ekpo wants to kill him, saying Ekpo is not a killer as was …

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UNIUYO Alumni signs N40m MoU to build library

Worried by the waning culture of reading and research in the school system, ex-students of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO), Akwa Ibom State, have concluded plans to plough back into their alma-mata. Towards this end, the former students under the aegis of the University of Uyo Alumni Association have signed …

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Akwa Ibom APC plans mass solidarity trek for Udom

Few days after the mass exodus of chapter and ward executives of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Mkpat Enin LGA, to return to the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the State, officers of the party in Ini and other LGAs in Akwa Ibom State have also stepped forward …

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APC must stop politics of deceit, says Ibeno PDP Chieftain

A chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Ibeno Local Government Area has reacted to the recent media report by handlers of the All Progress Congress (APC) alleging that over 300 members of his party have defected to APC. According to him, “only five persons defected to APC yesterday. …

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A’Ibom State Gets New Chief Judge

Akwa Ibom State Governor Mr Udom Emmanuel has administered oath of office to His Lordship Justice Godwin Jack Abraham, as the state Acting Chief Judge. Swearing in the Chief Judge at Executive Council Chamber, Government House, UYO, Governor Emmanuel called for an open channel of communication between the Legislature, Executive …

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