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Akwa Ibom Government Announces Scholarship For Public University Students



Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has approved the Award of Scholarships to 500 (Five Hundred) indigent (very poor) but intelligent students of Akwa Ibom State origin, studying in Federal or State Universities in Nigeria.


The scheme, according to a release signed by Mrs. Idongesit Etiebet, Commissioner for Education, will begin from the 2021/2022 academic session and will be valued at N200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) only for each student, per session.

The Scholarships shall be 70% (Seventy percent) for undergraduates studying Science and Technology and Thirty percent (30%) for other courses as follows:

a. Science and Technology courses include:
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฟAviation Studies
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Marine Studies
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Medicine and Surgery
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Pharmacy
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Engineering Studies
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Agricultural Sciences
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Physical Sciences
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Biological Sciences
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Mathematics
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Geophysics
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Artificial Intelligence
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Geology
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Oil and Gas related courses
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Robotic Science, etc.

b. Other Fields of Studies:
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Law
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Arts / Humanities / Management Sciences
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Education, etc.

i. All applicants (Physically Challenged inclusive) must be registered, full-time indigent (very poor) but intelligent students in Federal or State Universities;
ii. Applicants must be at least in their 2nd year of study;
iii. All applicants must have a minimum of 3.50 Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) on a 5.00 scale;
iv. All applicants must produce testimonials from their institutions;
v. All applicants must present certificate of origin from their respective Local Government Council in Akwa Ibom State;
vi. All applicants must NOT be more than Twenty-five (25) years of age at the time of application;
vii. All applicants will be expected to state the financial status / occupation / means of livelihood of their Parents, after fulfilling the academic requirement;
viii. All beneficiaries will be expected to submit academic results at the end of every session to determine their continued eligibility for the scholarship based on their CGPA, which will be verified by the Ministry of Education / State Scholarships Board;
ix. Any beneficiary who falls below the required CGPA of 3.50 will be withdrawn from the Scholarships Scheme;
x. Change of course or institution will NOT be allowed while enjoying the scholarships.


Suitably qualified undergraduates are invited to log on to and fill the application form.

All shortlisted students will be required to come to the interview with the following documents:

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Admission Letter
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Testimonial from the applicantโ€™s Head of Department
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Current Semesterโ€™s Result / Statement of Result stating the CGPA
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Birth Certificate / Age Declaration
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Certificate of Origin from applicantโ€™s Local Government Council
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Letter stating the financial status / occupation / means of livelihood of Parents of the applicant
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Studentโ€™s Identity Card

5. Entry closes one month after the date of this publication


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Akwa Ibom First Lady Empowers Mothers of Multiple Births, Grants Stipends




In a heartwarming initiative, mothers of multiple birth children across Akwa Ibom State’s 31 Local Government Areas are set to receive monthly stipends as part of an empowerment program led by the state’s First Lady, Pastor Patience Umo Eno.

The stipends amount to fifty thousand naira each for twins and one hundred thousand naira each for triplets, aiming to alleviate the financial burden of caring for multiple birth children.

The announcement was made during the empowerment program for mothers in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District held at the Ikot Ekpene Town Hall on Friday, January 19, 2024. Pastor Patience Umo Eno emphasized her commitment to supporting families in the state and expressed her joy in celebrating the blessings of multiple births.

Addressing the mothers, the First Lady urged them to cherish and care for their children, considering them as blessings from God. She pledged continuous support to families and highlighted the positive impact that multiple birth children can bring to their lives.

The Chairman of the Transition Committee, Ikot Ekpene Local Government Council, Mr. John Etim, commended the First Lady for the consistent implementation of the program, describing the Umo Eno administration as impactful and people-driven. He assured continued support from the people of Ikot Ekpene to achieve the ARISE Agenda.

Goodwill messages were received from various dignitaries, including Mrs. Utibe Etim, the wife of the Transition Chairman of Ikot Ekpene Local Government Council, and Hon. Inibehe Silas, the President of the Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District Women Forum. They lauded Pastor Patience Umo Eno for her support to mothers of multiple birth children, acknowledging the relief provided in the face of economic challenges.

The event concluded with the distribution of baby packs and cash to the beneficiaries by the Governor’s Wife and other female stakeholders. Excited beneficiaries expressed gratitude for their inclusion in the empowerment program, considering it a significant relief. They offered prayers for God’s blessings on Pastor Patience Umo Eno for her labor of love and generosity.

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Court Orders Policewoman to Pay Tricyclist N5m for Unlawful Arrest, Impoundment




An Akwa Ibom State High Court has issued a judgment ordering a policewoman, Inspector Iniobong Umoren, to pay a tricyclist, Jeremiah Sunday Udo, the sum of N5 million for his unlawful arrest and the impoundment of his tricycle.

The tricyclist had purchased the vehicle on hire purchase for N1.9 million.

Justice Ntong Ntong, presiding over the case, also directed Mr. Udoka David, a friend of the tricyclist, to pay an additional N5 million for instigating the police to arrest and detain him for five days without food and water.

The court, however, excluded the Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Mr. Olatoye Durosinmi, from the judgment but advised him to caution his officers and men to operate within the confines of the law.

Jeremiah Sunday Udo, a resident of Ifa Ikot Idang in Uyo, had entered into a hire purchase agreement with Mr. Udoka David, with a commitment to pay N20,000 every week.

Following economic challenges, he fell behind in his payments, resulting in his arrest and the confiscation of the tricycle.

Justice Ntong criticized Inspector Iniobong Umoren for impounding the tricycle without a court order, describing her actions as “satanic, nefarious, and unwholesome antics against the applicant.”

The court emphasized the need to protect individuals from such abuse of power and ordered the immediate release of the tricycle pending further court orders under the hire purchase agreement.

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Governor Umo Eno Launches Oron Street Construction, Promising Progress and Continuity




Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has officially commenced the construction of the 2.1km Ukpong Street and 2.1km Effiong Essang Street, accompanied by an 800m discharge drain, in the Oron Local Government Area of the State.

The Governor has reaffirmed his commitment to upholding the continuity of impactful projects initiated by the previous administration.

Addressing the enthusiastic crowd of Oron residents gathered to witness the flag-off event, Governor Eno expressed his dedication to fulfilling campaign promises and ensuring the completion of these significant projects. The commencement of the Ukpong and Effiong Essang Streets was met with excitement, marking a step forward in delivering tangible benefits to the community.

Governor Eno emphasized his intent to prioritize project inaugurations over mere flag-offs, underlining his focus on actualizing developmental initiatives for the people. He assured the crowd that he would delegate members of the State Executive Council to initiate other projects across the state, promising completion by February of the following year.

“In our campaign, we committed to continuing projects initiated by the previous Government. Today, I am pleased to see that promise fulfilled. We are funding and mobilizing the contractor for this approved road. We could have chosen otherwise, but that’s not the commitment we made,” Governor Eno asserted.

The Governor reassured the community that the project would be well-funded, with completion anticipated for January. He confidently promised that the project would be ready for commissioning in February, with keen observation from the community.

Acknowledging the request from the Youth President, Comrade Bright Afahaakan, for assistance to the Police Authorities with operational vehicles, Governor Eno assured that he would explore the request. He urged the youth to collaborate with the police and security agencies, emphasizing that security is a collective responsibility.

“I heard the Youth President discussing vehicles and assistance to the police. It’s not only the government that can provide vehicles. Let’s encourage individual and voluntary contributions. I appreciate the police in our community, and we’ll respond to the youth leader’s call,” Governor Eno conveyed.

Deputy Governor, Dr Akon Eyakenyi, commended Governor Eno for his commitment to the Oro people’s welfare and commended his inclusive approach to governance. She pledged intervention in twelve roads within the Oron nation and the Nsit Atai-Oron road.

Reviewing the projects, Commissioner for Works and Fire Service, Professor Eno Ibanga, highlighted the significance of the two roads, which connect a Federal Government Housing Estate, Maritime Academy, and residential areas. The completion of these roads will include essential drains and an 800-meter outfall drain to mitigate erosion.

Member of the National Assembly representing Oron Federal Constituency, Hon. Martins Esin, expressed deep gratitude for the road projects. He hailed Governor Umo Eno’s unprecedented inclusivity of Oron people in his administration, acknowledging the positive impact on the lives of constituents.

In summary, the commencement of the Ukpong and Effiong Essang Streets’ construction signals a dedicated effort towards fulfilling campaign promises and continuing developmental initiatives for the people of Akwa Ibom State. Governor Eno’s commitment to transparency and inclusivity has resonated positively with the community, fostering anticipation for tangible and lasting improvements in the region.

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