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Revamping Akwa Ibom State economy: The Nsima Ekere Model

AKWA IBOM STATE is unarguably one state in Nigeria with the prospect of economic fortune. With about five million population matched with the enviable status of the highest oil-and-gas-producing state in Nigeria, economic prosperity should be the lot of the people and the state. But socio-economic matrices of the state do not correlate with the abundance of natural mineral, agricultural and aquaculture resources.

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A-Ibom govt’s accounts frozen as Akpabio defects to APC

The accounts of the Akwa Ibom State Government have been frozen by the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, it was learnt yesterday, but spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren denied this in a telephone conversation. The development came on a day leading stalwarts of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC descended on the state to welcome immediate past governor of the state and former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio into the party’s fold.

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