Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Wednesday declared a holiday in Akwa Ibom

22 September 2015, 16:09

Akwa Ibom - Akwa Ibom State has declared Wednesday a work-free day to enable the public commemorate the 28th anniversary of the state’s creation.

Governor Udom Emmanuel confirmed the holiday through spokesman, Aniekan Umanah.

Citizens and residents have been invited to come out in numbers to join in the celebration of this historic moment.

“In commemoration of the 28th anniversary of the creation of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency, the Governor Udom Emmanuel has declared Wednesday, 23rd September, 2015 as a work free day in the State. Accordingly, citizens and residents are requested to come out en-masse and join in the celebration of this historic moment,” Umanah said.

Also read: Borno declares holiday to mourn deputy governor

The information commissioner added that the celebration will culminate in the official launch of the Dakkada Moral Transformation, Spiritual Re-birth and Re-orientation campaign of the State will hold at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.

“Come let us celebrate the continued growth, progress and development our dear state. Come let us celebrate the continued growth, progress and development our dear state,” said Umanah.

With an estimated population of over 5 million people and more than 10 million people in the Diaspora, Akwa Ibom was created in 1987 from the former Cross River State.

Along with English, the main spoken languages are Ibibio ,Annang, Eket and Oron.

- CAJ News


Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...