Latest News, Events and Happenings in Akwa Ibom News.en-us58 fake universities in operating at the moment in Nigeria, says NUC Joseph ErunkeABUJA-THE National Universities Commission, NUC, has said a total of 58 fake universities were carrying out illegal operations at the moment in Nigeria. The commission also disclosed that it was investigating eight other universities <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Mikel happy to join Eagles camp Mikel Obi has expressed his sheer delight at teaming up with Super Eagles squad in their 2018 FIFA World Cup preparations camp in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.Mikel ObiSpeaking after arriving the Ibom Hotels and Golf Resort yesterday, Mikel said he wa <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Why Gov Emmanuel’ll be re-elected — Commissioner Harris-Okon EmmanuelUYO&mdash;Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Charles Udoh, has expressed confidence that Governor Udom Emmanuel will be re-elected with an overwhelming majority in the 2019 governorship election bec <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 CJN, Fayose, Udom advocate independent, strong Judiciary Rotimi OjomoyelaADO-EKITI&mdash; THE Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen and Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, as well as his counterpart in Akwa Ibom, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, yesterday, harped on the need to develop the judic <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Countdown (20) FIFA WC: Moses to miss Congo DR friendly Moses will not play the pre-World Cup friendly against Congo DR on May 28 in Port Harcourt.Victor MosesInstead the Chelsea wing back and Super Eagles striker will stay back in London and prepare for the June 2 match against England at the We <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Ekiti guber: Udom urges Ekiti people to vote Fayose’s deputy, Eleka Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has urged all people in Ekiti State to vote for the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party , Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka so that the good works incumbent Governor Ayodele Fayose is doing could <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 JOHESU strike: You will account for lives lost – A’Ibom Govt Akwa Ibom Government has warned Joint Health Sector Union workers that they would give account of any life lost during the period of their strike. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Dominic Ukpong, issued the warning while fielding q <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Countdown (21) Eagles shape up for Congo DR all the 30 players listed by coach Gernot Rohr for the 2018 FIFA World Cup have reported in Uyo, Akwa Ibom to prepare for the warm up friendly against Congo DR on May 28 in Port Harcourt.Super Eagles As at yesterday only captain John Obi M <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Police nab killer of Nasarawa Varsity lectcurer, 13 other kidnappers/robbers Kingsley OmonobiABUJA&mdash;A team of policemen from Force Headquarters, made up operatives of Intelligence Response Team and Technical Intelligence Unit, have arrested 14 deadly kidnappers and robbers terrorising Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Highway. The <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Buhari urged to fight corruption in educational system President Muham-madu Buhari to successfully fight corruption in the nation, there is need for him to fight corruption in the nation&rsquo;s educational system. This is the position of the Vice-Chancellor of Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ib <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Nigerian Navy lauded for securing A-Ibom waterways Harris-Okon EmmanuelUYO&mdash;The Nigerian Navy has been applauded for effectively policing the waterways in Akwa Ibom State leading to a drastic drop in sea piracy and other maritime related crimes. Chairman of Mbo Local Government Area, Mr. As <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 FG owes us N140bn on road projects — A-Ibom govt Harris-Okon EmmanuelUYO&mdash;Akwa Ibom State Government has insisted that the Federal Government owes the state N140 billion, which it expended on the construction and rehabilitation of federal roads in the state in the last three years.It lame <br>VanguardBestNairaWed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Catholic faithful protest nationwide as slain priests, 17 parishioners are interred OUR REPORTERSMakurdi&mdash;As the Catholic Church yesterday buried the two priests and 17 parishioners killed by herdsmen at St. Ignatius Quasi Parish at Mbalom, Benue State, Catholic faithful stormed the streets nationwide to protest their killi <br>VanguardBestNairaWed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Ikot-Abasi youths angry over delayed production at ALSCON ABASI- THE delay in commencement of production at Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria, ALSCON, located in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, has become a source of worry to the youths of the area. ALSCONThe youths under the a <br>VanguardBestNairaTue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 No opposition in A-Ibom —CPS Udoh Harris-Okon EmmanuelUYO&mdash;Chief Press Secretary to Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr Ekerete Udoh, has declared that there was no strong opposition in the state capable of wrestling power from the grips of the incumbent governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel <br>VanguardBestNairaTue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100