Akwa Ibom State
A homogenous group of people believed to have originated from a single ancestral
stock. The languages spoken ...
30 local government areas in Akwa Ibom State are hosts to hotels, hospitals,
schools, banls, ...
Landmass of 6,900 sq Km endowed with enormous wealth. The land is arable
from the saline water swamp forest in ...
Shares boundary on the North with Cross River and Imo States, on the south with
the Atlantic ...
An investor's haven, investment opportunities abound in aviation, tourism,
agriculture, manufacturing, commerce, ...
A policy of diversified investment for a convergence of multi sectored
infrastructure development ...
Government believes that human dignity is a true measure of human development
and therefore has adopted a multidim ...
Top grade service delivery to ensure citizens, both men
and women, enjoy the full benefit of the
state's resources. By creating distinct service ...
Akwa Ibom State mega projects have economic impact rippling beyond the shores of
the State ...
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 have witnessed the inauguration of over 3,000
life transforming ...
vision for an empowered populace and a private sector-driven economy, acting as a catalyst to Nigeria`s industrial revolution. To create a dynamic, prosperous, and productive populace, where equal opportunity, justice, social, political equity, and harmony prevail.
His Excellency, Sir (Dr.) Godswill Akpabio, CON (Governor)
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Fitch upgrades Nigerian State of Akwa Ibom to `BB-`
1 Mar, 2013
Fitch Ratings has upgraded Akwa Ibom State's Long-term foreign and local currency ratings to 'BB-' from 'B+'. The Outlooks is Stable. The agency has simultaneously affirmed the National Long-term r...
Akwa Ibom 9,999 Christmas Carol Singers Featured
21 Dec, 2012
The fifth edition of Akwa Ibom Government Christmas Carol Night featuring 9,999 choristers, the biggest assembly of carol singers on earth for this year was marked with pomp and panoply last night ...
Akwa Ibom EXCO Proposes N459B For 2013 Draft Budget
17 Nov, 2012
Akwa Ibom Executive Council has proposed a 2013 draft budget amounting to N459,305,166,710 and would forward same to Akwa Ibom House of Assembly for consideration and approval.
Of the total amount...
AKHA Clears Deputy Governor Designate
2 Nov, 2012
The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly in her plenary confirmed the nomination of Lady Valerie Ebe as the Deputy Governor of Akwa ibom State. The Governor of Akwa Ibom, Chief Godswill in his letter ...
A Passion For A Greater Nigeria
27 Oct, 2012
A Welcome Address Presented by the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency Chief Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON, on the Occasion of the Visit of the President, Commander-in-Chief of the F...
Industrialisation And Consolidation of AKS Economy
4 Dec, 2012
The Akwa Ibom State 2012 budget was given a five star profile by intellectuals across the country. The former Minster of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El Rufai rated it as the best pe...
Memoirs Of Akwa Ibom Silver Jubilee Celebration
5 Nov, 2012
Twenty five years is a milestone. The calendar of special celebration assigns it the name SILVER JUBILEE and it is often marked with pomp and pageantry. And so it was for Akwa Ibom State on Septemb...
Underground Drainage Project for Commissioning
1 Jul, 2011
One of the highlights of the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, would be the commissioning of the underground drainage project in Uyo. During his la...
Uyo Capital City Becomes New Again
25 Aug, 2010
Model of the new roundabout under construction at Ikot Ekpene / Ikpa Road junctionUyo, the capital city of oil producing Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria’s biggest oil producer, has in the past...
MDGs: Sub-Saharan Africa Lags Behind Other Regions
27 Mar, 2010
The progress reports on the achievement of MDGs reveal that Sub-Saharan African countries are still lagging behind other regions, even as the target date of 2015 is close.
Though United Nati...
Nigeria Vision 20: 2020: The Future is Akwa Ibom
26 Sep, 2009
Nigeria : Checking reality against vision. Nigeria 's economic potential has never been in doubt. The country is greatly endowed with abundant human and natural resources, which, if properly harn...
Isemin: A Philosopher Politician, (1939 – 2009)
15 Aug, 2009
Some people might have known this, but many might not have known that Obong Akpan Isemin, first civilian Governor of Akwa Ibom State, was a philosopher politician and an astute negotiator. On...
We Can Turn Tourism into our Main Source of Revenue
21 Jun, 2009
Everyone has seen the Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, in full traditional garb. Very few know that he is a veritable sports enthusia...
Akwa Ibom Is A Model Of Development - Umanah
16 Jun, 2009
In this second part of the interview granted Midweek Pioneer team of Friday Udo, Ag. Editor; Ime Isuaikoh, Ag. News Editor and Dominic Akpan political correspondent the Akwa Ibom Information and So...
Investing in People’s Healthcare
15 Jun, 2009
Traditionally, economists say health is a major predictor of economic growth and development. That's probably explains why it is said that the health is wealth. The actualisation of such a dream, h...
Continuity of project implementation
4 Mar, 2013
Nigeria’s Vision 20:2020 had identified discontinuity of development plans, programmes and projects as part of the bane of effective budgeting in Nigeria. It proposed a framework under a new legal ...
Akwa Ibom sets 2015 deadline for Ibom airport completion
21 Jan, 2013
AS 2015 approaches, governments and its agencies are going back to the drawing boards to ensure nothing is left undone so as to actualise their promises to the electorate. Besides, such meeting has...
First Female Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor Sworn In
4 Nov, 2012
The first female Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Barrister Valerie Ebe was sworn in on Saturday.
Ebe, who took over from the outgone deputy governor, Mr. Nsima Ekere who resigned last Wednesda...
Akwa Ibom e-Library Will Boost Knowledge Economy
1 Nov, 2012
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Information and Communications, Aniekan Umanah has stated that the state e-Library would enhance knowledge economy for the state and the entire country, given its in...
FG pledges to uplift Akwa Ibom airport
28 Oct, 2012
The Federal Government has pledged its readiness to collaborate with the Akwa Ibom State government in turning Maintainance, Repairs and Overhaul (MRO) facilities at the Akwa Ibom International Air...
More Security Changes Coming, Says Jonathan
26 Jun, 2012
President Goodluck Jonathan has said that utterances by some politicians have threatened national security. He made the observation in Uyo while opening a Senate Retreat holding at Le Meridian Hote...
New Ambassadors and Their Postings
25 Jun, 2012
THE posting of 93 new ambassadors to various parts of the world should ordinarily signify a new order in international relations for the country. It should also provide some hope for Nigerians in t...
Soyinka Commends Akpabio on Education
29 Apr, 2012
The Akwa Ibom State Governor Chief Godswill Akpabio has received commendations from Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, for his efforts in human capacity development in his state.
Prof Soyinka who...
South-South Wants FG’s Power Reduced
28 Apr, 2012
The South-south geo-political zone has called for a reduction in the powers and operations of the federal government in order to make the centre less attractive and give more room for the governmen...
`Why We Need University of Commerce`
1 Apr, 2012
Elder Joshua Eyo Asuquo, Council member, Chartered Institute of Commerce of Nigeria and the immediate past chairman, Nsit Ibom local government, speaks on the economic benefits the university will ...
:: Happening Now
Tropicana Cineplex & Mall
The Mall and a Cineplex covering an area of 22,000 square meters will contain; several types of retail Shops, Eateries, Coffee Shops, Six Cinema halls as well as Atriums. The Mall will include a kindergarten facility to assist parents in their daily activities as well as staff working in the mall etc. The retail facilities will be selected to reduce competition. It is expected to attract world class retailers such as Marks & Spencers, Maey's and additionally Home Appliances Supermrarket will be provided and an office Depot store, and office and residential furniture show rooms.
Tropicana 250 Rooms 5-Star Hotel
The Tropicana 5-star hotel on a built-up area of 3,500 square meters has 15 floors including its ground floor, with a 24 hours Cafe/ Lounge-Bar, and Continental Restaurant at ground floor, the Banquet Hall is located at the Ground Floor in a separate structure connected to the hotel via an internal covered walkway. The Hotel will be provided a swimming pool, tennis court, gymnasium center, etc. The hotel is designed to international standards in order for its facilities to be certified by Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott, Holliday-In, and Intercontinental Hotels; one of which will eventually manage the hotel.
Remodelling of Uyo
Rehabilitation and remodelling of selected roads and strategic roundabouts / junctions in Uyo metropolis
Construction of Olympic Size Stadium
Construction of a befitting Olympic Size stadium with a sitting capacity of 30,000 persons aimed at meeting the sports needs of the people of Akwa Ibom
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