July 17, 2024

Driver, 18 Passengers Abducted In Rivers-Bound Bus

82 The Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Timfon John, who confirmed the incident while speaking with journalists on Monday, said the police were still monitoring the situation. By Patrick Odey The driver and 18 passengers of a Port Harcourt-bound Akwa Ibom State Transport Corporation (AKTC) bus were on Wednesday, last week, abducted […]

USAID-Supported FundTB Project Seeks Policy Changes For Improved Interventions

85 A unique dimension of the project is that it will also work with the private sector to attract funding for improved TB services. By TheInvestigator  Policy Alert together with four other organisations have commenced the implementation of a project geared towards enhanced and sustainable service delivery through increased domestic investment for Tuberculosis (TB) interventions […]

Financial Anomalies Uncovered: Over 10 Nigerian Ministries Engage In Illegal Transactions

403 TheInvestigator probe of financial transactions by Federal MDAs revealed that money meant for official assignments was paid into personal accounts to the tune of over N1.8b. By Archibong Jeremiah The investigation uncovered financial irregularities involving over 10 Nigerian Ministries engaging in illegal transactions. The MDAs reportedly violated Nigeria’s Financial Regulations, 2009 by paying public […]

Empty Hall And Overgrown Weeds: State Of Unutilized Skill Acquisition Center In Akwa Ibom

238 The project was a constituency project by Hon. Unyime Idem, a member representing the Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. By Archibong Jeremiah This report exposes an unused skill acquisition center in Oruk Anam LGA, Akwa Ibom State, commissioned in 2023 but remains empty and overrun by weeds. Residents express disappointment […]

How Former Gov Emmanuel’s Administration Diverted Bursary, Scholarship Funds In Akwa Ibom State

344 Saviour said his financial struggle caused him emotional trauma which gradually led to poor academic performance. By Ekemini Simon  In 2015, when Saviour Matthew scored 292 in the University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and was offered admission to study Communication Arts at the University of […]

April 20, 2024

Internet Fraud Academy Proprietor Bags 10 Years Jail Term In Uyo

220 Edet’s journey to the Correctional Centre commenced on January 22, 2024, when investigators from the EFCC’s office in Uyo acted on intelligence and arrested 10 suspects at his Cybercrimes Training Centre at D-Line Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo. By Our Reporter The Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured […]

March 27, 2024

NYSC Removes Akwa Ibom State Coordinator After Reports On Maltreatment Of Corps Members

418 “Even this posting is too soft on the woman since she lives in Abuja with her family…” By SaharaRporters The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has redeployed its Akwa Ibom State Coordinator, Ekwe N. I. Chinyere, after SaharaReporters’ story of her alleged embezzlement of Corps members’ feeding allowance. SaharaReporters had reported […]

March 26, 2024

Man In Custody For Producing Fake Drinks In Akwa Ibom

258 By Temitope Aina, Punch Newspaper A man, simply identified as Akanimo Akpan, is currently in police custody for producing fake drinks at Nung Udoe in the Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. PUNCH Metro gathered that the incident occurred on March 8 at about 9 p.m. It was also learned that […]

March 18, 2024

Inibehe Effiong Appeal Hearing Postponed

254 By Archibong Jeremiah Inibehe Effiong’s appeal hearing against his 2022 contempt of court conviction was postponed today, March 18th, 2024, at the Court of Appeal, Calabar Judicial Division. The reason for the postponement was due to circumstances beyond the control of the judges. Mr. Effiong, who is a lawyer himself, filed the appeal in […]

January 7, 2024

No More Free Public Funds, Eno Tells Youths

280 He stressed that inculcating the spirit of hard work and entrepreneurship are the essential preconditions to attract government’s support. By Leadership Newspaper Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Umo Eno, has given youths condition for accessing government funds, warning that his administration would not condone idleness from those waiting for freebies without patriotic commitment to […]

December 30, 2023

Agric Ministry Sets Aside N5bn To Rehabilitate Roads, Install Transformers In Akpabio’s District

262 However, the budget provisions to rehabilitate roads in only Akpabio’s senatorial district do not match the ministry’s mandate. By Daniel Ojukwu, FIJ The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is looking to spend N5 billion on rehabilitating roads and installing transformers and cables in Godswill Akpabio, the Senate President’s constituency. The Abubakar Kyari-led ministry budgeted N500 million […]