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"Even when we say we are not going to run government on the pages of newspapers, we will not fail in our duty to inform you of correct facts, so that you woukd know what to write"

“I call for a little bit of sensibility in media reporting. I advocate for what I may call criminal libel as part of Nigerian law so that even people who lampoon others or write petition will be forced to put down their names. So if we have a better process of crosschecking stories and x-ray peoples views so that media houses can always say that they stand by their stories, it will help a lot to restructure the polity."

“Yes, I love press freedom, I stand for press freedom, but we must exercise this freedom in a way that it doesn’t bring others down. Because in exercising our freedom, it could leave other people in chains.”

- Akpabio 

Media, Democracy, And The Rule of Law –Paper By Godswill Akpabio
Text of a paper presented by the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency Chief Godswill Obot Akpabio, at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Fund Raising Dinner on Thursday, Ju...

Text of Broadcast by His Excellency Governor Godswill Akpabio 25th December 2010 to the People of Akwa Ibom State
My dear people of Akwa Ibom State, welcome to 2010 Christmas Day. As we join the Christian world today to mark the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, my wife and I, on behalf of the gover...

Making Nigeria work: The Akwa Ibom example —GOV AKPABIO
The topic “How To Make Nigeria Work – Lessons From Akwa Ibom State” is a bit like asking one to speak on “How to Make the Elephant Dance.” Elephants have locked cartilages which allow them movement...

Text of the broadcast by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Akwa Iborn State, Chief Godswill Akpabia; to the people of the state on the occasion of the 21st anniversary at Akwa Iborn State
My Dear People of Akwa Ibom State, As we mark the 21st Anniversary of the Creation of Akwa Ibom State, we must not ignore the foundation of faith which is fused into the Akwa Ibom story. Today, we ...

Together we shall prosper: Speech By His Excellency, Chief Godswill Obot Akpabio, on the Occassion of His Swearing In as Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State
My dear people of Akwa Ibom State, it is with utmost gratitude to God and immeasurable joy that I stand before you today as your Executive Governor. On behalf of my wife, your first lady; my entire...

.:: Features
Ekaette Unoma Akpabio: The Uncommon Pillar behind Gov. Akpabio`s Uncommon Transformation Drive
The Wife of the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Her Excellency, Mrs. Ekaette Unoma Godswill Obot Akpabio, was at the weekend conferred with The Sun Most Supportive First Lady Award 2013 by the management...
World Food Day : Imperatives For Food Security and Sustainability in Akwa Ibom State
The United Nations marked World Food Day on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 saying that it is possible to eradicate hunger and stressed the importance of cutting food waste and ensuring balanced diets....
Industrialisation And Consolidation of AKS Economy
The Akwa Ibom State 2012 budget was given a five star profile by intellectuals across the country. The former Minster of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El Rufai rated it as the best pe...
Memoirs Of Akwa Ibom Silver Jubilee Celebration
Twenty five years is a milestone. The calendar of special celebration assigns it the name SILVER JUBILEE and it is often marked with pomp and pageantry. And so it was for Akwa Ibom State on Septemb...
24th Anniversary Lecture: Building Akwa Ibom State of Our Dream Through Industrialization
Introduction About the early 1950's when the world turned attention to the backwardness of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, industrialization was seen as the logical solution to the problem. Econ...
Underground Drainage Project for Commissioning
One of the highlights of the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, would be the commissioning of the underground drainage project in Uyo. During his la...

State News

100 Days of Abduction of Chibok Girls: AKSG Reads Riot Act on Child Abuse
Akwa Ibom today joined other Nigerians in marking 100 days of the abduction of Chibok girls by Boko Haram members with a pledge by the state government to clamp down on people who kidnap school chi...
Akwa Ibom Guber 2015: Imperatives of Justice and Equity in the Ak’Ibom Leadership Project
Throughout history, good leadership has been the desire of many societies the world over. Good leadership goes beyond occupying a position to managing men and materials towards problem solving. In ...
Gov. Akpabio Charges Indigenes to Re-enact Unity Propagated By Ibibio State Union
Gov. Akpabio Charges Indigenes to Re-enact Unity Propagated By Ibibio State UnionIndigenes of Akwa Ibom State have been charged to re-enact the bond of unity propagated by Ibibio State Union, a soc...
Gov. Godswill Akpabio`s Message To Akwaibomites At Christmas
World AIDS Day: Winning The Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Akwa Ibom State
AKSG Promotes Constructive Exxon Mobil - Community Discussion
Gov. Akpabio Challenges Corporate Citizens on Giving Back to the Society
Nigeria Won’t Break – Bishop Oyedepo Predicts
President Jonathan Identifies Crisis as Set Back to Economic Development
New Commissioners and Special Adviser Sworn Into Office … Assigned Portfolios
President Jonathan Pleads with ASUU on Strike
Gov. Akpabio Encourages NYSC Corps Members On National Service
Governor Akpabio Urges Law Professionals to Maintain Rule of Law
Gov. Akpabio Challenges LG Chairmen on Development Projects
AKSG Approves Construction of Mkpat Enin - Ikot Abasi Phae II Road
AKHA Lauds Gov. Akpabio on Excellent Leadership
AKS Lawmakers Formally Invite Gov. Akpabio to Appear Before AKHA
AKSG Vows to Redeem Decaying Tertiary Institutions
Ibom Power Plant Assured of Uninterrupted Gas Supply

Photo Gallery:

Governor Godswill Akpabio (M), Dr. Abel Damina of Power City IntGovernor Godswill Akpabio presenting a souvenir to Dr. Steve Oru, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs during a courtesy call at the GovernorGovernor 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 GovernorGovernor Akpabio welcomes the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Mauzu to Akwa Ibom State to perform Ground Breaking ceremony of PDP State Secretariat in UyoThe PDP National Chairman, Dr. Muazu performing the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Akwa Ibom State PDP Secretariat in UyoL-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 UyoMinister 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, UnomaL-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, UyoGov Akpabio laying the foundation of Godswill Akpabio International Press Centre in UyoL-R: Gov Godswill Akpabio, NUJ National Chairman,  Malam Mohammed Garba, and Akwa Ibom State NUJ Chairman, Elder Patrick Albert during the the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Chief Godswill Akpabio International Press Centre IN Uyo
Gov Akpabio receiving Annual Report of Nigerian Sovereign Wealth Investment Authority from its MD-CEO, Mr. Uche Orji at the GovernorGovernor Godswill Akpabio signing the amended Akwa Ibom State Former Governor and Deputy Governors bill into law, while the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Ekpenyong Ntekim observed. Gov Akpabio receiving approval letter for Federal Polytechnic in Akwa Ibom State from the Supervising Minister of Education, Dr. Wike Nyesom at  the Exco Chamber of Governorr-l PDP board of trustees chairman, Chief Tony Anenih, Osun state PDP gubernatorial candidate in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, Vice President Namadi Sambo, national deputy chairman, PDP Uche Sekondus and Governor of Akwa Ibom state and chairman PDP GovernorsGov. Godswill Akpabio presenting a plaque to Air Marshall Adesola Amosu, Chief of Air Staff, Nigeria Air force during a courtesy call to the governor at government house, Uyo.Governor Akpabio and wife, Unoma (m), Speaker AKHA, Elder Sam Ikon (left) and SSG, Mr. Udom Emmanuel (right) at Living Faith Church, Ikot Ebido Oku, Uyo during a thanksgiving service to commemorate 2014 Democracy Day and Seven years of Akpabio Administration in the State last weekend.Governor Akpabio and wife, Unoma (m), Speaker AKHA, Elder Sam Ikon (left) and SSG, Mr. Udom Emmanuel (right) at Living Faith Church, Ikot Ebido Oku, Uyo during a thanksgiving service to commemorate 2014 Democracy Day and Seven years of Akpabio Administration in the State last weekend.

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Press Releases

CBN unfolds disbursement plans for N220b MSME’s fund to states, FCT
FROM next month, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will commence the disbursement of the N220 billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development Fund.The Fund, which was launched last y... GUARDIAN
Enyeama is Europe’s Best Goalkeeper
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... THISDAY
Weightlifting - Uyo Wins NWF Hosting Right
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... VANGUARD
Sambo: Only Stability of Government Can Attract Investors THISDAY
World Malaria Day: UN calls for more efforts to curb deaths VANGUARD
Nigeria: BRACED States Rally for Economic Integration THISDAY
Continuity of project implementation PUNCH
Despite Bakassi, Nigeria, Cameroon Relations at Best, Says Ambassador THISDAY
Akwa Ibom sets 2015 deadline for Ibom airport completion GUARDIAN
First Female Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor Sworn In TRIBUNE
Akwa Ibom e-Library Will Boost Knowledge Economy THISDAY
FG pledges to uplift Akwa Ibom airport TRIBUNE
More Security Changes Coming, Says Jonathan GUARDIAN
Christy Essien-Igbokwe’s Death, An Irreplaceable Loss- AKSG
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Obot Akpabio has described the death of an illustrious daughter of the state, Lady of Songs, Chief Christy Essien-Igbokwe as a big loss to the state and...

Distinguished gentlemen of the press, let me formally welcome you to this press briefing, which is at the instance of Akwa Ibom State Government. I bring to you best wishes from the Government an...

DynCorp International LLC and Akwa Ibom State Airport Project: The Fact of the Matter
Following the recent abandonment of the Akwa Ibom Airport project by DynCorp International LLC, and the clear breach of contractual agreement with the State Government, it has become necessary to s...

Gulf of Guinea Energy Security Strategy/States Sustainable Development Strategy Seminar in Abuja
Governor Godswill Akpabio has emphasized that his government would lead the Niger Delta to the envisaged peace haven with strong and enduring foundation for sustainable development. The Governor ma...

Akpabio: Celebrating the Digital Governor
His birth may have been unsung. There probably was no unique sign that a leader was being born into the ancient town of Ukana Ikot Ntuen, in present day Essien Udium LGA of Akwa Ibom.   But ...

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