Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Kinsmen reject Akon Eyakenyi

Kinsmen reject Akon Eyakenyi
BY VICTOR UFOT

Oron Local Government Stakeholders  Forum, the apex elders organization in Oron Local government has rejected the recent announcement made on the state Government owed AKBC radio, with regards the announcement of the former minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development, Dr. (Mrs.) Akon Eyakenyi as the Political Leader of Oron L.G.A by Mr. Orman Esin, the transition committee Chairman of Oron Local Government Area. The group made up of Elder statemen from the three Zones in Oron described the purported appointed as “an exercise in futility” which they declared null and void.
 
The statement was contained in a release made available to THE INK reporter; the group frowned at the decision of Mr. Orman Esin to make the appointment without due consultations with the elders of the local government.

Buhari’s visit to USA: Matters arising

Buhari with Obama- When Baba met Barack 
BY JOE INIODU

The much touted four day visit of PMB to United States of America finally came and may probably have ended at the time of reading this. It was a visit that the APC government took time to publicize and celebrate without providing the public with adducible reason for such obscene pageantry. 

Infact the visit was made to have the caveat of offering solutions to our economic woes inflicted by successive regimes and the Boko Haram insurgency which tide of operations has been upped in recent times to the embarrassment of PMB who vowed to end their onslaught in two weeks if elected into office. Well, one can agree that it was political talk and as usual, talk is cheap. The reality is that BH has continued to fester as a cancerous wound refusing to neither abet nor go away. 

Nigerian Navy promotes 2 officers in Akwa Ibom

Nigerian Navy promotes 2 officers in Akwa Ibom
The Nigerian Navy on Thursday promoted  two officers from the rank of Sub-Lt. to Lt. in NNS Jubilee, Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.

Decorating the newly promoted officers, the Commander of the NNS Jubilee, Commodore David Adeniran, charged the officers to be good ambassadors for Nigerian Navy.

The newly promoted Lt. includes Lt. Ernest Jim and Lt. Yusuf Galadima.
Adeniran urged the newly promoted officers to conduct themselves properly to justify the confidence repose on them.

“For Navy to have given you new rank it means Navy is satisfied that you deserved the promotion; it is now left for you to conduct yourself in order to perform optimally.

JAMB adjudges AkwaPoly 2nd best sought after Tertiary Institution

JAMB adjudges AkwaPoly 2nd best sought after Tertiary Institution

The Joint Admission and Matriculation  Board, (JAMB), has adjudged the Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, (AkwaPoly), Ikot Osurua, Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area as the second most sought after tertiary institution in the country this year.

Professor Dibu Ojerinde made the disclosure during the board’s technical committee meeting which took place at the auditorium of the National Universities Commission, (NUC), Abuja, recently.  This is the committee that among other things sets cut-off points for Nigerian tertiary institutions’ admission. 

Umanah charges information officers on Gov Emmanuel’s agenda

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Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, has charged Information Officers to critically study the five-point agenda of Governor Udom Emmanuel, with a view to understanding the developmental targets of the new administration. 

The Commissioner gave the charge during his maiden meeting with Information Officers in the employ of his Ministry, at the Entry Point Hotel in Uyo. 

Akwa Ibom varsity matriculates 32 per cent increase in 2015 session

Akwa Ibom varsity matriculates 32 per cent increase in 2015 session
The Akwa Ibom State  University (AKSU),  on Tuesday matriculated 32 per cent increase out of the 1,253 students matriculated during the 4th matriculation ceremony last year.
 
The Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Eno Ibanga gave the remarks at the occasion of the 5th Matriculation Ceremony at Ikot Akpaden in Mkpat Enin, Akwa Ibom.
 
Ibanga said that a total of 1,648 students had been cleared for matriculation into the various degree programmes of the University during the academic session.
 

Akwa Ibom govt., owes varsity staff 15 months’ salary—NASU chairman

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Comrade Idongesit John, Chairman,  Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden at Mkpat Enin  says that Akwa Ibom Government owed staff 15 months’ salary.

John stated this while speaking with some media professionals at Mkpat Enin on Wednesday.

He expressed disappointment that the state government owed 279 staff who was employed between 2013 and 2014 before the NUC accreditation processes. 

A good man

A good man

BY TOM FREDFISH

He is a good man with a pure heart. He is an unusual politician. His, is of title and not by deeds. He does the opposite of what people expects of politicians. He has exhibited a selfless and patriotic attitude. His only concern is the benefit of the people and the State, no parochial interest. That is Mr. Udom Emmanuel, the executive governor of Akwa Ibom State.

Why is he this good? Appraising the activities of Mr. Udom since he assumed office about 7 weeks ago, one can say that he represents the better aspect of good governance with an urge for service. Going by the commitments of his administration to build industries, enduring infrastructures, construct good roads, ensure stable electricity supply and enforce administrative efficacy; the path of revolutionary development has begun in earnest. 

Udom has brought enormous investment confidence, says Etido Inyang

Udom has brought enormous investment confidence, says Etido Inyang

Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Special Duties, Engr. Etido Inyang says even though Governor Udom Emmanuel has barely assumed office, he has hit the ground running beyond expectations and has instilled huge investment confidence in prospective investors in the state. The commissioner spoke over the weekend when the executive and members of Ikot Ekpene Political Elders Forum called on him to re-affirm their solidarity.

As Airline and Allied Workers Unite for a Productive Aviation Industry

As Airline and Allied Workers Unite for a Productive Aviation Industry
The historic landing of Arik’s B737-800 aircraft on the runway of the Ibom International airport, on September 30, 2009, heralded the birth of aviation industry in Akwa Ibom state. 

In company of the first arrivals was a prospect of an economic revolution catalyzed by business activities in the airport, rekindling hope that the dream of an industrial take-off, high yielding economic opportunities and development of the state was realizable at last. 

As a matter of fact, this hope has not been dashed. If anything, it has been sustained through the effort of management and staff of the airport, especially the workers, who dedicate their time, training and experience into seeing that the enthusiasm displayed by Akwa Ibom people six years ago is not in vain. These workers under the aegis of Airline and Allied Workers’ Association, AAWA, have come together to forge a productive future for aviation industry in the state. 

Udom will make profit for Akwa Ibom State - Otuekong Nse Essien

Udom will make profit for Akwa Ibom State - Otuekong Nse Essien
Member representing Onna  State Constituency and the deputy chief whip, Akwa Ibom State House Of Assembly has stated that Deacon Udom Emmanuel will make profit for Akwa Ibom State throughout his tenure as Governor.  

Hon Essien who was chairman of event at the 7 Star Gov charity concert organized by 360 Akwa Ibom in honour of Governor Udom at 49, stated  Mr Udom Emmanuel had been making profit all his life for Corporate organizations and individuals and will repeat same for Akwa Ibom. 

AKSG adopts zero tolerance to criminality

AKSG adopts zero tolerance to criminality
Akwa Ibom State Government has  reiterated its commitment to rid the State of all forms of criminality and ensure the safety of citizens as well as investors who have arrived the State to engage in productive ventures.
The State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel stated this when he worshipped at Goodnews Community International (a.k.a Gospel Village) in Abak Local Government Area.

He said his administration has beefed up security to make the State unsafe for criminals to operate and warned youths to steer-off crime. He pointed out that ill-gotten wealth does not last and advised youths to engage in productive ventures through acquisition of requisite skills, which he said, is a sure way to lasting prosperity.

Udom: One appointment, endless ovations

Udom: One   appointment, endless  ovations
When Governor Udom Emmanuel assumed the  leadership of the state many undermined the stuff he was made of. To many, he was seen as a stooge of the immediate past Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio. Again, to a handful of his critics, a weakling, one that will not stand the test of time. 

These criticisms and perceptions were put to rest when the Governor constituted some technical committees. The straw that broke the camel’s back was the composition of his Cabinet and Caretaker Transition Committees for the 31 Local Government Areas.

Amongst the Governor’s many laudable actions, one recent appointment has received an endless enthusiastic applause. The appointment of Elder Ufot Ebong as Senior Special Assistant on Technical Matters and Due Process is inextricably tied to hard work, humility, loyalty and unparallel self-discipline. It is one appointment that has been extolled by the economic, social and political class at home and abroad.

Emmanuel Ukpong Udo: The boy king

Emmanuel Ukpong Udo: The boy king
BY NSEOBONG DAVID

Recently in Ikono Local Government Area, Mr. Emmanuel  Ukpong Udo (Macaire) was formally installed as the political leader of Ikono Local Government Area.  There has been lots of speculations as regards his installation and conferment of the honorary title on him by his people.  While many say that he is too young for such a title, others say he is not familiar with the political terrain of the area.  But what they have failed to understand is that there is no progress in dogmatism, especially when there is need to change such dogma.  The only thing that is constant in life is change.  Hence, the change in the routine conferment of a political leadership title/position on someone who is “old in the system”.

Akwa Ibom State Government assures banks of business patronage

Akwa Ibom State Government assures banks of business patronage 
Akwa Ibom State government has  assured bank operators in the State of mutual partnership, and a favorable business environment.

The State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akan Okon gave the assurance while interacting with members of the Banker’s Forum during a meeting at the Ministry of Finance Headquarters in Uyo, recently.

The Commissioner who acknowledged that Banking industry serves as a veritable tool for employment generation ,which is one of the cardinal principles of the Udom-led administration, said that government’s patronage was critical to the sustenance of the employment capacity in the State.