Sunday 26 March 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Obot Launches scholarship scheme; pays jamb fee for youths of Ikot Akpan Obio Ekot

Youths of Ikot Akpan Obio Ekot in Etinan LGA have been encouraged and challenged to take their academic pursuits very seriously as this forms the bedrock of success and fulfillment in life.
The immediate past Commissioner for Science and Technology,Akwa Ibom State, Dr. Elizabeth Donald Obot gave the indication yesterday when she launched her scholarship scheme for youths of the village at the Salvation Army Church, Ikot Akpan Obio Ekot, an edifice she built.

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Actress Mercy Johnson Appointed By Governor Yahaya Bello As SSA On Entertainment

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has appointed Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Entertainment, Arts and Culture. The delectable actress was appointed along 53 other senior special assistants to the governor into various offices in the administration.

Tilapia island resort hosts AKHA Speaker to grand birthday concert

The Speaker Akwa Ibom State House Of Assembly , Rt Hon Onofiok Luke will be hosted to a grand concert on his birthday come Thursday March 16, 2017. The event tagged 'Night Of Champions' will be hosted at Tilapia Island Resort , Uyo - Abak Road by 5pm.

LEADERSHIP Award postponed to Friday

The board and management of LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group Ltd have shifted this year’s LEADERSHIP Conference and Awards from Thursday, March 16 to Friday, March 17. The venue remains the Abuja International Conference Centre.
The shift became necessary as the National Economic Council, NEC meeting, is slated for March 16. The meeting is chaired by the vice president with the governors of the 36 states as members. Some of the governors are slated to receive award at the LEADERSHIP event.
The theme of this year’s conference is “The Rice Economy.” In keeping with its tradition of celebrating excellence among individuals and organisations in various fields of human endeavour, the board and management of LEADERSHIP Group in December, 2016, singled out some entities and personalities, who distinguished themselves over the period for award. For all they were able to do and achieve in 2016, three illustrious personalities, namely: Senator Abubakar Bagudu (governor, Kebbi State), Mr Godwin Emefiele, (governor, Central Bank), and Mr Ibrahim Magu, (acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC) were nominated for the award of “LEADERSHIP Person of the Year.”

Monday 13 March 2017

Photos: Reception party for Okon Lagos after winning AMVCA

Ime Bishop Umoh a.k.a Okon Lagos recently crowned Africa’s King of Comedy at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA) was given a reception by his home state (Akwa Ibom) for winning the coveted award. The event took place on Sunday at Eni Stores, Uyo. The event which was sponsored by the office of the Special Assistant to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State on Entertainment Industry had some government appointees and entertainers from the state in attendance. Below are more photos…

Photos: Akpabio stops over at popular Uyo eatery for late lunch

The immediate past Governor, Akwa Ibom State and current Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio on 10th March stopped over at a popular Uyo eatery, Oliver Tweest Foods, Brooks Street Outlet for a late lunch. He was accompanied by his ‘brother’, Ibanga Akpabio and Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Akwa Ibom, Barr. Uwemedimo Nwoko. In his characteristic nature, he attended to people who came to say hello to him. More photos after the cut…

Photos: President Buhari resumes duties; notifies National Assembly

President Muhammad Buhari today resumed duties after his vacation. In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the President has formally transmitted letters to the Senate and the House of Representatives, intimating the National Assembly "that I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, March 13, 2017, after my vacation." Below are photos of him in the office…

Udom to receive Leadership Newspaper 2016 Governor of the Year award

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel is among eminent Nigerians slated for honour at the 2016 Annual Leadership Conference in Abuja on Thursday, Mach 16 2016.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Charles Udoh indicates that Governor Emmanuel’s nomination for the award of 2016 Leadership Governor of the Year by the organizers of the vent, Leadership Group Limited, publishers of the Leadership Newspapers, was based on his outstanding performance as Governor since May 2015.

Saturday 11 March 2017

Former Channels TV Presenter, Sulaiman Aledeh joins Arise TV

A former star presenter with Channels Television, Sulaiman Aledeh has joined Arise TV. Sulai who left Channels TV few days ago presented from the London studios. He made his debut at 5pm on Saturday. Arise TV is owned by media mogul, Nduka Obaigbena.

2019: Aniekan Umanah declares for House of Reps; says Emman Ekon should support him

Immediate Past Commissioner for Information and Communications, Elder Aniekan Umanah has declared that he will contest for the Abak-Ika-Etim Ekpo seat in the Federal House of Representatives. The former spokesman of the Akwa Ibom State Government who stated this in a recent interview with newsmen said he had same interest in 2015 but was asked to step aside and support the incumbent, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Ekon to return for second term. Ekon is said to be interested in running for a third term. Read more below…