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His Excellency, Sir (Dr.) Godswill Akpabio, CON (Governor)
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 among all ethnic nationalities and geopolitical zones in Akwa Ibom State.
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  • Governor Akpabio receiving a souvenir from Obong O. D. Etukafia  during a courtesy call by Elders & Stakeholders of the Constituency Ikot Abasi/Mkpat Enin/Eastern Obolo Fed. Constituency at the Governor's Office, Uyo Governor Akpabio receiving a souvenir from Obong O. D. Etukafia during a courtesy call by Elders & Stakeholders of the Constituency Ikot Abasi/Mkpat Enin/Eastern Obolo Fed. Constituency at the Governor's Office, Uyo
  • L-R: Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State, PDP National Chairman, Dr. Muazu and Governor Godswill Akpabio at the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Akwa Ibom State PDP Secretariat in Uyo L-R: Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State, PDP National Chairman, Dr. Muazu and Governor Godswill Akpabio at the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Akwa Ibom State PDP Secretariat in Uyo
  • The PDP National Chairman, Dr. Muazu performing the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Akwa Ibom State PDP Secretariat in Uyo The PDP National Chairman, Dr. Muazu performing the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Akwa Ibom State PDP Secretariat in Uyo
  • Governor Akpabio welcomes the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Mauzu to Akwa Ibom State to perform Ground Breaking ceremony of PDP State Secretariat in Uyo Governor Akpabio welcomes the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Mauzu to Akwa Ibom State to perform Ground Breaking ceremony of PDP State Secretariat in Uyo
  • Minister of State for Education, Chief Ezenwo Nyesome Wike performing the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Federal Polytechnic Ukana. He is flanked by Governor Akpabio and wife, Unoma Minister of State for Education, Chief Ezenwo Nyesome Wike performing the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Federal Polytechnic Ukana. He is flanked by Governor Akpabio and wife, Unoma
  • L-R Mr. Godwin Afangideh (Commissioner for Agric), Mr. Aniedi Akpabio (MD/CEO APICO), Hon. Eno Akpan - (Commissioner for Lands and Town Planning), Mr. Don Etim (Commissioner for Works - representing Gov. Godswill Akpabio), Mr. Umar Gwadabe(Commissioner of Police) at the commissioning of an ultra-modern Police Station donated by the State Government to the Nigerian Police Force at Shelter Afrique Estate, Uyo. L-R Mr. Godwin Afangideh (Commissioner for Agric), Mr. Aniedi Akpabio (MD/CEO APICO), Hon. Eno Akpan - (Commissioner for Lands and Town Planning), Mr. Don Etim (Commissioner for Works - representing Gov. Godswill Akpabio), Mr. Umar Gwadabe(Commissioner of Police) at the commissioning of an ultra-modern Police Station donated by the State Government to the Nigerian Police Force at Shelter Afrique Estate, Uyo.
  • Gov. Godswill Akpabio presenting a plaque to Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi, Hon. Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development during a courtesy visit to the governor at Government House, Uyo Gov. Godswill Akpabio presenting a plaque to Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi, Hon. Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development during a courtesy visit to the governor at Government House, Uyo
    
:: Events
  • Akwa Ibom gets ready to celebrate 14 years of democracy in Nigeria from 1999. In addition the present administration in the state while celebrating its 6th year in office will be commissioning life...
    2013 Democracy Day Readiness in Akwa Ibom State
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) on Saturday 11th May 2013 at its 15th convocation awarded honorary doctorate degrees to Akwa Ibom Sate Governor Governor Godswill Akpabi...
    ESUT Honours Governor Akpabio With Doctorate Degree in
  • Akwa Ibom State Governor, His Excellency Sir (Dr.) Godswill Akpabio, CON, was a federal delegate at the Canada-Nigeria investment conference in Toronto. The High Commission of the Federal Republic ...
    Canada-Nigeria Investment Conference (CNIC) 2013
  • The 13th President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency, Dr. John Dramani Mahama was given a State Reception at the Akwa Ibom State Banquet Hall, Uyo on 7th April 2013, when he visited Akwa Ibo...
    State Reception For The President of The Republic of Ghana
  • Akwa Ibom state on Saturday, 3rd November, got its first female deputy governor as the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Idongesit Ntem-Isua, swore-in Valerie Ebe after getting nominated by the gov...
    Swearing In Lady Valerie Ebe As Akwa Ibom’s First Female Deputy Governor
  • President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday 27th October visited Akwa Ibom State on a one-day official visit to commission the Governor's office complex and perform the ground breaking ceremony for the...
    President Jonathan Visits Akwa Ibom To Commission Projects
  • The Akwa Ibom State branch of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), held her annual general meeting and scientific conference between 27th July and 5th Agust 2012 with the theme "Health Care Finan...
    2012 NMA AGM And Scientific Conference
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 10, ruled that the 76 oil wells lying off the coastal waters of Akwa Ibom State indeed belong to Akwa Ibom State. The Court further reinforced Cross River State's...
    Cross River Loses Claim To Akwa Ibom`s 76 Oil Wells Again at the Supreme Court
  • Nigeria`s President, His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, was in Akwa Ibom State for a retreat of The National Assembly with a theme of, “The National Assembly and National Security: Securing...
    President Jonathan`s Second Visit to Akwa Ibom
  • The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had its first executive committee (EXCO) meeting outside the country’s headquarters starting on 23rd May. Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State, became the ...
    CAN EXCO Meeting In Uyo
  • The BRACED states of Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Edo, and Delta States staged a second economic summit in Asaba, the Delta State capital, between April 25 and end on Apr...
    2nd South South Economic Summit In Asaba, Delta State
  • Akwa Ibom State Executive Governor, His Excellency Chief (Dr.) Godswill Akpabio, CON, swore in 20 commissioners and 5 special advisers into the newly constituted State Executive Council (EXCO) of h...
    Swearing In of New EXCO Members
  • Miss Akwa Ibom USA, Shalini Uyaiobong Malaki, visited Akwa Ibom on Tuesday 4th April and paid a courtesy call on the Governor at the Governor's Lodge. It was also a day the elders of Ibesikpo-Asuta...
    Miss Akwa Ibom USA Visits Akwa Ibom
  • Four-time World Boxing Heavyweight Champion, Evander Holyfield accompanied by the President of Trans-Atlantic Group from North Carolina, Major Alfred Dixon and Executive Vice-President of the group...
    Holyfield In Akwa Ibom
  • The 2012 PDP congress was held in Uyo on Saturday 17th March while the zonal congress was held in Port Harcourt on wednessday 21st March to elect its key officers to pilot the afffairs of the ...
    2012 PDP Congress
  • The South-South Governors of the BRACED commission, comprising Governors from Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Edo and Delta states, on 12th March held the first ordinary session of the BRA...
    BRACED Commission 2012 Meeting in Calabar
  • The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, paid a courtesy visit on the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill O. Akpabio, while visiting the state...
    RCCG General Overseer Visits AKS
  • The First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Behgjey Paccony, paid a courtesy visit on the Akwa Ibom Governor, Chief Godswill O. Akpabio, to look into areas the Republic could inv...
    Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister Visits AKS
  • Akwa Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio on 25th February, 2012, became the ninth Sun Man of the Year. The ceremony was attended by dignitaries, including Akpabio’s wife, Ekaette, Deputy Governor ...
    Akpabio Is Sun Man of The Year 2011
  • University of Uyo celebrated it`s 17th and 18th convocation for the second time at it`s permanent site on Saturday 22nd October along Nwaniba Road by awarding 6,772 undergraduate awards and 94...
    UNIUYO Holds 17th & 18th Convocation Ceremonies
  • The state government held thanksgiving service to mark the 2011/2012 legal year at Christ the King Cathedral, Uyo. The service was conducted by the Catholic Bishop of Ikot Ekpene, Dr. Camillus Umoh...
    Thanksgiving Service to Mark the 2011/2012 Legal Year
  • In a colourful installation ceremony, the Akwa Ibom State Executive Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio installed the first Chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University, Alhaji Najib Hussaini Adamu (...
    Installation of First Chancellor of AKSU
  • The National Planning Commission in collaboration with the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) held the 2011 Natio...
    National Conference of Directors of Planning, Research, And Statistics
  • Akwa Ibom State sprang to life as visitors, well wishers, and the state's people witnessed the inauguration of Chief Godswill Akpabio as the new Governor of Akwa Ibom State till May 29, 2015. The 5...
    Inauguration Ceremony of Governor Godswill Akpabio for Second Term
  • The general election in Akwa Ibom State between 9th and 26th April afforded the people an opportuninty to elect their leaders as elections into national assembly, house of representatives, presiden...
    2011 General Elections in Akwa Ibom
  • Opening ceremony of the 24th Annual National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST) was held at Uyo Township Stadium on 2nd November to showcase Nigeria`s rich cultural diversity with the theme, `C…
    NAFEST 2010 Opens in Akwa Ibom
  • The state executive, legislative, and judiciray had a solemn assembly as they gathered in Qua Iboe Church at Abak Road to open the 2010/2011 legal year. It was a time of prayer, dedication, an...
    Opening of the 2010-2011 Legal Year in Akwa Ibom State
  • Nigerpet Structures Limited is handling the rehabilitation and remodeling of Ikot Ekpene-Ikpa Road-Ibiam Street, Nwaniba-Dominic Utuk junction, Nwaniba-Edet Akpan Avenue junction, while Wellington ...
    Remodeling of Uyo Metropolis
  • The president and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, arrived Akwa Ibom State in the morning of Thursday 15th July for a 2-day official visit to the state. On arrival the...
    Presidential Visit to Akwa Ibom State
  • Akwa Ibom State is in readiness to receive the president and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, between Thursday 15th and Friday 16th July on a 2-day official visit to t...
    Akwa Ibom State Ready to Receive Pres. Jonathan
  • 
If Golf could be considered an acronym for greatness, orderliness, learning, and friendship then that is exactly what Akwa Ibom State just spelt from 4th to 9th May at the Ibom Golf Club of the p...
    1st Governor`s Cup Golf Tournament
  • It was a classic show of color, statewide solidarity and an expression of continued loyalty, unalloyed support, and overwhelming encouragement for the good governance of His Excellency, Governor Go...
    As the People Welcome Governor Akpabio
  • On a cool Monday morning, the Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence Dr. Sunday Ola Makinde, stormed Akwa Ibom International Airport on an apostolic visit that will last from 11th Ap...
    Apostolic Visit of the Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr. Sunday Ola Makinde
  • Akwa Ibom State Government convened a stakeholders meeting on 3rd February to fashion out ways to curb the crime wave in the state so as to continue placing the state as the most peaceful in t...
    Stakeholders Meeting on Security
  • On a cool Christmas eve of 24th December, 2009 at the Uyo Stadium the state assembled 10 choir groups of 30 members each from all 31 local government areas of the state for a re...
    AKSG 2009 Carol Night
  • The Akwa Ibom State governor, Chief (Dr.) Godswill Akpabio in company of Osun State governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, who became the second elected governor to fly from the airport, took an Arik Air&nb...
    Governor Akpabio Flies From Akwa Ibom International Airport
  • Arik Air today, 26th November, 2009, at 4:15pm landed a commercial flight with their Boeing 737 800 series aircraft with registration number 5N-MJC loaded with 45 passengers flying in to Akwa Ibom ...
    Akwa Ibom International Airport Commences Commercial Flight
  • It was a glorious home call on 7th November 2009 when the Late Dr. Edward Akpabio made his final journey home at Ukana Ikot Ntuen in Essien Udim Local Government Area. It was a week-long event as a...
    Burial Oseqies for Late Dr. Edward Udo Akpabio
  • Made in Akwa Ibom products were exhibited in a state-wide exhibition, christened ‘Amenyin’, meaning our own, which was conducted across the three senatorial districts of Uyo, Ikot Ekpene, and Eket ...
    Made in Akwa Ibom (amenyin) Exhibition
  • On 2nd October, a 10-man delegation from Nozaria, a Spanish company, presented a housing proposal  to Akwa Ibom State government for the development of 350 square meter 500 housing units of 2,...
    Nozaria Delegation from Spain to Present Proposal on Housing to Akwa ibom State Government
  • In a colorful reception on the grounds of Technical college, Abak, the people of Abak came out in their numbers to receive their two illustrious sons, Hon. Uwem Udoma, member Akwa Ibom state House ...
    Civic Reception for Hon. Uwem Udoma and Aniekan Umanah
  • After launcing of the Rebranding Nigeria Project in uyo and the townhall session in Ikot Ekpene on the same day the visiting minister of Information and Communication, Prof. Dora Akunyili was treat...
    Gala night in honour of the visiting minister for information for the launch of the rebranding Nigeria Project in Uyo
  • In the morning of Saturday 22nd August at Community Secondary School, Mbioto II, Etinan a funeral service was held in respect of the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency Late ...
    Funeral service for the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Akpan Isemin
  • In a colourful event, the remains of the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Akpan Isemin, was received in the hallowed chambers of the state Executive Council at Governor’s Office.
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    The First Civilian Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Akpan Isemin, Lies in State in the EXCO Chambers at Governor’s Office Uyo
  • From October 23-25, 2008, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State played host to the largest political party in Africa, the PDP, who converged in Uyo, for the First National Stakeholders Forum...
    First National PDP Stakeholders Forum and 10th Anniversary
    
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Akwa Ibom State
People People
A homogenous group of people believed to have originated from a single ancestral stock. The languages spoken ...
Social Infrastructures Social Infrastructures
30 local government areas in Akwa Ibom State are hosts to hotels, hospitals, schools, banls, ...
Natural Resources Natural Resources
Landmass of 6,900 sq Km endowed with enormous wealth. The land is arable from the saline water swamp forest in  ...
Geography Geography
Shares boundary on the North with Cross River and Imo States, on the south with the Atlantic ...
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An investor's haven, investment opportunities abound in aviation, tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, commerce, ...
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The pace of infrastructural and socio-economic development witnessed...
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People Development People Development
Government believes that human dignity is a true measure of human development and therefore has adopted a multidim ...
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Top grade service delivery to ensure citizens enjoy the full benefit of the state's resources. By creating distinct service  ...
Turnkey Projects Turnkey Projects
Akwa Ibom State mega projects have economic impact rippling beyond the shores of the State ...
Community Projects Community Projects
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 have witnessed the inauguration of over 3,000 life transforming ...
    
  
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  • Enyeama is Europe’s Best Goalkeeper
    THISDAY - 3 Jan, 2014
    Super Eagles Vice captain and Lille of France safe hands, Vincent Enyeama, has been picked as the best goalkeeper in the major leagues across Europe in the 2013/14 football season. Research by s...
  • Weightlifting - Uyo Wins NWF Hosting Right
    VANGUARD - 2 Jul, 2013
    The city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state has won the hosting right of the national weightlifting championship billed for later this month.Acting executive secretary of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF...
  • Sambo: Only Stability of Government Can Attract Investors
    THISDAY - 5 May, 2013
    Vice President Namadi Sambo  Saturday in Toronto, Canada stated that stability of government is the attraction of foreign investors.Nigeria's frontiers, according to the vice president, have b...
  • World Malaria Day: UN calls for more efforts to curb deaths
    VANGUARD - 25 Apr, 2013
    The Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, yesterday, said about 116 million people from four African countries, including Nigeria were currently suffering from malaria.The figure accounte...
  • Nigeria: BRACED States Rally for Economic Integration
    THISDAY - 14 Apr, 2013
    Last weekend in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, the BRACED Commission organized a retreat on regional cooperation and strategic planning. Themed: "Promoting Understanding and Ownership of Regional Developmen...
  • Continuity of project implementation
    PUNCH - 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 ...
  • Despite Bakassi, Nigeria, Cameroon Relations at Best, Says Ambassador
    THISDAY - 3 Mar, 2013
    Despite the frayed relationship between Nigeria and Cameroon compounded by the disagreement over the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula, the Nigerian Ambassador to Cameroon, Ambassador Hadiza Mustapha, has...
  • Akwa Ibom sets 2015 deadline for Ibom airport completion
    GUARDIAN - 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
    TRIBUNE - 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
    THISDAY - 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
    TRIBUNE - 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
    GUARDIAN - 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
    GUARDIAN - 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
    TRIBUNE - 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
    THISDAY - 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...
    
  
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  • Tropicana Cineplex & Mall Tropicana Cineplex & Mall
    Contractor: Silverbird
     
    Description: 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 Tropicana 250 Rooms 5-Star Hotel
    Contractor: Silverbird
     
    Description: 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 Remodelling of Uyo
    Contractor: NIGERPET
     
    Description: Rehabilitation and remodelling of selected roads and strategic roundabouts / junctions in Uyo metropolis
  • Construction of Olympic Size Stadium Construction of Olympic Size Stadium
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    Description: 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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