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UTME: JAMB to commence 2019 registration in December
Abuja—The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, said yesterday it was set to commence registration for 2019/2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, in December as scheduled. 



JAMB JAMB-CBT-Centre The Head of Media of the Board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, announced this while addressing newsmen during the conduct of promotion exercise for the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, at the board’s Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre in Abuja. 

According to him, no specific date has been fixed for the commencement of the registration yet. He, however, said that plans were underway to do so as soon as possible as the board was initially waiting for the pronouncement of the Presidency on the reduction of the examinations fee, which was formally announced on Wednesday. 

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved the downward review of the examination registration fees from N5,000 to N3,500 effective from January 2019. 

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, announced this after the meeting. Benjamin said it was commendable what the President had done as he was someone, who had always had the interest of the masses at heart and would prove to ensure that no Nigerian was deprived of tertiary education. 

“The president has overtime, expressed concern that the charges were high. Our consistent remittance has proven that something could actually be done and even if charges are reduced, examinations can still be conducted with no service suffering any issue of funding.”

 “The president has taken this bold step, we will see what happens after this reduction and if need be for further reduction, Mr President will do so in no distant time because he has concerns for the ordinary Nigerian on the streets. 

“ Benjamin reiterated the board’s readiness to continuously give the general public the desired impact to further enhance institutions through conducting transparent and credible examinations at its CBT centres, nationwide. 

He explained that organisations and agencies chose to conduct their exercises at JAMB because of the trust and confidence they had for the board to deliver. 

“Before each examinations, we charge the candidates to conduct themselves in the best way because once you breach the examination’s code of conduct, you will be immediately sent out of the hall.” 

“ We are very firm, determined and irrespective of whoever is involved, our benchmark is that you must behave accordingly as expected of you,” he said.
 Abuja—The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, said yesterday it was set to commence registration for 2019/2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, in December as scheduled. JAMB JAMB-CBT-Centre The Head of Media of the Board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, announced this while addressing newsmen during the conduct of promotion exercise for the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, at the board’s Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre in Abuja. According to him, no specific date has been fixed for the commencement of the registration yet. He, however, said that plans were underway to do so as soon as possible as the board was initially waiting for the pronouncement of the Presidency on the reduction of the examinations fee, which was formally announced on Wednesday. The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved the downward review of the examination registration fees from N5,000 to N3,500 effective from January 2019. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, announced this after the meeting. Benjamin said it was commendable what the President had done as he was someone, who had always had the interest of the masses at heart and would prove to ensure that no Nigerian was deprived of tertiary education. “The president has overtime, expressed concern that the charges were high. Our consistent remittance has proven that something could actually be done and even if charges are reduced, examinations can still be conducted with no service suffering any issue of funding.” “The president has taken this bold step, we will see what happens after this reduction and if need be for further reduction, Mr President will do so in no distant time because he has concerns for the ordinary Nigerian on the streets. “ Benjamin reiterated the board’s readiness to continuously give the general public the desired impact to further enhance institutions through conducting transparent and credible examinations at its CBT centres, nationwide. He explained that organisations and agencies chose to conduct their exercises at JAMB because of the trust and confidence they had for the board to deliver. “Before each examinations, we charge the candidates to conduct themselves in the best way because once you breach the examination’s code of conduct, you will be immediately sent out of the hall.” “ We are very firm, determined and irrespective of whoever is involved, our benchmark is that you must behave accordingly as expected of you,” he said.
Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/11/utme-jamb-to-commence-2019-registration-in-december/Abuja—The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, said yesterday it was set to commence registration for 2019/2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, in December as scheduled. JAMB JAMB-CBT-Centre The Head of Media of the Board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, announced this while addressing newsmen during the conduct of promotion exercise for the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, at the board’s Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre in Abuja. According to him, no specific date has been fixed for the commencement of the registration yet. He, however, said that plans were underway to do so as soon as possible as the board was initially waiting for the pronouncement of the Presidency on the reduction of the examinations fee, which was formally announced on Wednesday. The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved the downward review of the examination registration fees from N5,000 to N3,500 effective from January 2019. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, announced this after the meeting. Benjamin said it was commendable what the President had done as he was someone, who had always had the interest of the masses at heart and would prove to ensure that no Nigerian was deprived of tertiary education. “The president has overtime, expressed concern that the charges were high. Our consistent remittance has proven that something could actually be done and even if charges are reduced, examinations can still be conducted with no service suffering any issue of funding.” “The president has taken this bold step, we will see what happens after this reduction and if need be for further reduction, Mr President will do so in no distant time because he has concerns for the ordinary Nigerian on the streets. “ Benjamin reiterated the board’s readiness to continuously give the general public the desired impact to further enhance institutions through conducting transparent and credible examinations at its CBT centres, nationwide. He explained that organisations and agencies chose to conduct their exercises at JAMB because of the trust and confidence they had for the board to deliver. “Before each examinations, we charge the candidates to conduct themselves in the best way because once you breach the examination’s code of conduct, you will be immediately sent out of the hall.” “ We are very firm, determined and irrespective of whoever is involved, our benchmark is that you must behave accordingly as expected of you,” he said.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/11/utme-jamb-to-commence-2019-registration-in-december/Abuja—The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, said yesterday it was set to commence registration for 2019/2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, in December as scheduled. JAMB JAMB-CBT-Centre The Head of Media of the Board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, announced this while addressing newsmen during the conduct of promotion exercise for the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, at the board’s Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre in Abuja. According to him, no specific date has been fixed for the commencement of the registration yet. He, however, said that plans were underway to do so as soon as possible as the board was initially waiting for the pronouncement of the Presidency on the reduction of the examinations fee, which was formally announced on Wednesday. The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved the downward review of the examination registration fees from N5,000 to N3,500 effective from January 2019. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, announced this after the meeting. Benjamin said it was commendable what the President had done as he was someone, who had always had the interest of the masses at heart and would prove to ensure that no Nigerian was deprived of tertiary education. “The president has overtime, expressed concern that the charges were high. Our consistent remittance has proven that something could actually be done and even if charges are reduced, examinations can still be conducted with no service suffering any issue of funding.” “The president has taken this bold step, we will see what happens after this reduction and if need be for further reduction, Mr President will do so in no distant time because he has concerns for the ordinary Nigerian on the streets. “ Benjamin reiterated the board’s readiness to continuously give the general public the desired impact to further enhance institutions through conducting transparent and credible examinations at its CBT centres, nationwide. He explained that organisations and agencies chose to conduct their exercises at JAMB because of the trust and confidence they had for the board to deliver. “Before each examinations, we charge the candidates to conduct themselves in the best way because once you breach the examination’s code of conduct, you will be immediately sent out of the hall.” “ We are very firm, determined and irrespective of whoever is involved, our benchmark is that you must behave accordingly as expected of you,” he said.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/11/utme-jamb-to-commence-2019-registration-in-december/

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Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) Admission List for 2018/2019 Academic Session





Nigerian Army University Admission List


This is to inform all the candidates that applied for admission into the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) that they can now check their admission status.
The Nigerian Army University Admission list has been successfully uploaded online.

How to Check Nigerian Army University Admission List.

The under-listed candidates have been offered Provisional Admission into the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) degree programmes fo the 2018/2019 academic session.



Follow the link below in-case your device can’t display the document above (Note: You will however need a device that is capable of opening PDF files to access the list).
Click Here (.pdf)


Successfully admitted? You have to ACCEPT or REJECT your admission offer on JAMB portal —  How to Reject/Accept Your Admission on JAMB CAPS.

ALTERNATIVELY,

Currently, you can only access your status from JAMB Admission Status Checking portal. Follow the procedure below to know your ABU admission status:

  1. Go jamb.org.ng/efacility.
  2. Login to your Jamb profile with your username and password.
  3. Scroll down then locate and click the ‘Check Admission Status‘ tab.
  4. Select your Exam year and Enter your registration number in the required columns.
  5. Finally, click on ‘Check Admission Status‘ to access your NAUB admission status.

Congratulations to all the candidates that made it to NAUB admission list for the 2018/2019 academic session

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Nigerian Navy Shortlisted Candidates for DSSC 26 Aptitude Test 2018

           Nigerian Navy announces recruitment for DSSC




The Nigerian Navy wishes to inform the general public that the aptitude test for the Direct Short Service Course 26 enlistment exercise is scheduled to hold in 8 centres across the nation on 1st December, 2018, at 7:30am.



SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR DSSC 26 APTITUDE TEST

  1. Below are shortlisted candidates for DSSC 26 aptitude test scheduled to hold in 8 centres across the nation on 1 December 2018 at 0730 (7:30 am).
  2. Candidates are to check and proceed to the centres indicated, all centres of choice were upheld except where doubts exist in the filling of the forms.
  3. Candidates who applied for Abuja and Lagos should note that there are 2 centres each, hence they should endeavour to confirm which of the centres their names appear and proceed there.
  4. Only those on a centre’s list would be allowed into the centre for the test.
  5. Candidates are to come along to the Aptitude Test Centres with the following:
    1. Parents/Guardian Consent Form.
    2. Photocopies of Degree/HND certificate.
    3. NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificate (Compulsory. Serving Personnel to present letter from unit /ID card).
    4. Writing materials (2B pencil, eraser, and sharpener only)
  6. Mobile Phones and any other forms of communication devices are prohibited from the examination halls.



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  • Applicants are advised to visit http://joinnigeriannavy.com for the candidates shortlisted to write the test and further instructions.



Aptitude Test Centres

The Centres for the aptitude test are:

  • Bauchi – Command Day Secondary School, Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi.
  • FCT 1 – Army Day Secondary School, Mogadishu Barracks, Abuja.
  • FCT 2 – Command Day Secondary School, Lungi Barracks, Abuja.
  • Abia State – Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics College, Owerrinta.
  • Lagos 1 – Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Navy Town, Ojo.
  • Lagos 2 – Navy Town Secondary School, Navy Town, Ojo.
  • Rivers State – Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Borokiri, Port Harcourt.
  • Sokoto State – Army Day Secondary School, Giginya Barracks, Sokoto.
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FRSC says 33 accidents, 26 deaths recorded so far in Abia in 2018

FRSC says 33 accidents, 26 deaths recorded so far in Abia in 2018

The Abia Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Commander Meshach Jatau, said on Friday that the state recorded 33 accidents between January and November 14, this year.



Jatau made the disclosure at the Aba Park, while speaking to drivers at a sensitization programme organized by the State Ministry of Transport, in conjunction with the FRSC, to mark its Safety Week.

He said out of the 33 accidents, 26 persons died while 257 were injured, hence the need to re-emphasise the importance of road safety.
“Accidents destroy lives and render families economically impotent, with some of their bread winners dead,’’ he said.

Jatau said that the number of road accidents in the state was high, stressing that there was the need to reduce it.

He said that deaths from accidents increased the number of out-of- school children, which also increased social vices, and charged the drivers to drive with their loved ones always in their minds.

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In his remarks, the Abia Commissioner for Transport, Chief Kingsley Imaga, said that the state was working to ensure a zero accident record during the yuletide.
He charged drivers in Abia to be law-abiding, keep to their lanes and drive safely during the Christmas season, for the safety of all road users.

“The state is working to ensure it has a zero accident record by January 2019.

“Our appeal is to all drivers in the state to change their tyres, service their vehicles and avoid drinking before driving during this period,’’ he said.

The commissioner said that the sensitization programme was designed to enlighten new drivers and remind old ones of what they needed to know, to work and live beyond the Christmas season, without accidents.

He charged the drivers to imbibe the culture of discipline and driving with caution to be alive for their families, who would need them after the season.

“You cannot get all the money you need in your lifetime within this one month period. So avoid reckless driving and speeding to cover many trips if you must be alive to see the New Year,’’ he said.

The Director, Vehicle Inspection Office, Abia, Chief Okey Ekwonye, said drivers should ensure proper maintenance of their vehicles, for them to remain safe.

He urged them to consider their lives to be more important than the money they may save from “managing” bad vehicles, as the effect would be more damaging on them and their families.

The Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Aba, Okezie Uche, said that out of 105 fire incidents recorded so far in Abia in 2018, vehicles were involved in 20 of the cases.

He urged drivers to get at least a 6kg fire extinguisher, especially during this dry season, to be safe from sudden fire outbreaks from moving vehicles.

The Leader Joint Motor Unions in Aba, Chief Azubuike Asuzu, thanked them for the programme and urged the government to ensure drivers’ safety through doing what only governments can do.

He asked that they should be assisted to get and use new tyres, access genuine motor parts and lubricants, as well as fuels, as these help to keep the roads safe.

Asuzu pledged that all drivers who were not at the gathering would get the message.

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JAMB 2019 Form Out | JAMB Registration Guidelines & Instructions


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The JAMB registration form of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for 2019/2020 academic session is finally out. The details and instructions for JAMB registration

2019/2020 can be found below.JAMB 2019 Form Out | JAMB Registration Guidelines & Instructions

JAMB Form for 2019/2020 academic session is out and has been released by the management of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board.

A lot of JAMB Aspirants has been asking questions concerning 2019 JAMB form such as:

1. Is JAMB Form For 2019 out

2. When Will 2019 JAMB form Come Out? 

3. Can i Register For JAMB 2019/2020 Now? 

4. Is Jamb 2019 Form Out?


Warning: The Answer is No. JAMB Form 2019 is not yet out and cannot be purchased anywhere currently as the management has not authorized any center or anybody to start selling it.

Other related searches to JAMB form are: jamb registration 2019, when is jamb form closing, jamb result, jamb form 2019, www.jamb.org.ng 2019, how much is jamb form 2018/2019, jamb 2019, when will 2019/2020 jamb form be out.

When is JAMB 2019/2020 Registration Form Coming Out?

The 2019/2020 JAMB registration will come out around  December 06/12/ 2018. we are going to update this page and release information concerning that later.

Do you know that you can score above 280+ if you download and Use IB0MMEDIA JAMB CBT Exam App?  Click Here to Download The App Now.


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NDA Form 2019/2020 Admission into 71st Regular Course is Out

Nigerian Defence Academy NDA Form 2019 Admission Application Guidelines.










The Nda form 2019 information for admission into Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna 71st Regular Course has been released.
The Nigerian Defence Academy announce commencement of application for admission into the 70th Regular Course (RC) of the institution. The application form will be available for sale from Monday 22 October 2018 to Thursday 14 March 2019.

Admission into NDA is open to both MALE and FEMALE Nigerians. All applications for the 71st Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy must be done electronically.

NDA Form 2019/2020 Admission


NDA Admission Eligibility & Requirement:

To be eligible for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna a candidate (Males and Females are eligible) must have the following:

  1. Minimum of 5 credit passes with English and Mathematics at the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination conducted by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) or National Examination Council or National Business and Technical Examinations Board or General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level obtained in not more than 2 sittings relevant to the Faculty of their choices.
  2. At least two supporting relevant credits to the compulsory credits in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science. However, only one supporting relevant credit is required in the Faculty of Engineering.
  3. Be at least 17 years but not less than 21 years by 1 August 2019.
    Note: (1) Candidates who desire to join the Nigerian Air Force must be between 17 and 19 years old at entry.
    (2) The Nigerian Air Force has suspended the enlistment of female candidates in her Regular Combatant programme in NDA.
  4. Must not be less than 1.68 metres tall for male and 1.65 metres for female.
  5. Must be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character.
  6. Must be single male or female without legal obligation to support any child or other individuals.
  7. Must be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character.
  8. Must have a BMI of between 18.5 – 25.5 kg/m2 to be considered for selection.
  9. Present a Certificate of indigeneship from the State Government or Local Government Area.
  10. Working knowledge of French, Arabic or Mandarin language is an added advantage.

The candidates must meet the pre-requisites listed on the School website; www.nda.edu.ng before they can be admitted into any faculty /department for the degree programme.

NDA Form 2019/2020 Admission

How To Apply:

  1.  Candidates should logon to the application portal Applications Online, click on ‘Purchase Form’ tab.
  2. Your first step to apply to the Nigerian Defence Academy is to create an account. Your account will enable you purchase a form and also complete your application over several sessions.
  3. Applicants can pay for their applications Online via the portal or via REMITA Retrieval Reference RRR at any Nigerian bank of choice. Ensure you have completed the previous step “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” to proceed.
  4. To pay Online, Login to the application portal, choose ‘Pay Online’. To pay via at any Nigerian bank of choice, login to the application portal, choose ‘Pay at Branch’ The application will guide you through the rest of the straightforward payment process.
  5. The online upload of required application documents is necessary, it is therefore advised that you please come along with the originals of this uploaded documents for sighting during your interview. Your application information is maintained on a secure server and remains confidential prior to submission. Use the Support link to get help or assistance during the completion and submission process. Kindly note that your application is not complete until all copies of your Credentials, have been uploaded and submitted along with your application.
  6. Your application will be reviewed online by the appropriate admission officials once submitted to Nigerian Defence Acadmey Online. All required application procedures must be completed on or before the appropriate application deadline.
  7. Check the status of your application by logging into this system with the login details assigned to you for the application.










EXAM DETAILS:

  • The examination will be conducted as an Entrance Examination and it is scheduled to hold on Saturday 13 April 2019.
  • Therefore, all eligible candidates are to bring along their Acknowledgement Form, JAMB result slip and TWO (2) postcard sized (3.5 x 5 inches) photographs to the Examination Centre on the examination date.
  • The photographs should show only from the chest upwards and should contain the candidate’s Name, State, Centre and Signature at the back.
  • Only successful candidates at the NDA Entrance Examination will subsequently be invited for the Armed Forces Selection Board following which the list of admitted candidates will be published.

Nigerian Defence Academy NDA Exam Centres:

SerialStateExamination Centre
1AdamawaGovernment Day Secondary School Opposite HQ 23 Armd Bde, Yola
2Akwa-IbomCommunity Secondary School, Aka Offot, Uyo
3BauchiArmy Children School, Bauchi
4BenueCommand Secondary School, Makurdi
5EbonyiCommand Secondary School, Abakaliki
6EdoNigerian Air Force Primary School, Benin
7EnuguArmy Day Secondary School, Abakpa Barracks, Enugu
8FCTCommand Day Secondary School, Lungi Barracks, Abuja
9GombeGovt Science Secondary School, Jeka Da Fari, Gombe
10ImoHoly Ghost College, Owerri
11KadunaCommand Secondary School, Kaduna South
12KadunaNigerian Defence Academy, Permanent Site, Kaduna
13KadunaNigerian Defence Academy, Old Site, Kaduna
14KanoArmy Day Secondary School, Bukavu Barracks, Kano
15LagosCommand Children’s School/Command Day Secondary School, Ikeja Cantonment, Lagos
16LagosNavy Secondary School, Ojo Town, Lagos
17OndoArmy Day Secondary School, Akure
18OyoCommand Day Secondary School Odogbo, Ibadan
19PlateauCommand Day Secondary School Rukuba Barracks, Jos
20RiversNavy Secondary School, Port Harcourt
21SokotoArmy Day Secondary School, Sokoto



NB: Admitted candidates into NDA for the Regular Course will undergo military and academic training as Officer

Cadets for a duration of 5 years. On successful completion of training, graduands will earn a honours
degree in a core discipline (BSc, BEng, BA). They will equally earn a commission into the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

ADMINISTRATION: All Regular Course cadets will train in NDA and the cost of their administration and logistics will be borne by the Federal Government.
Only candidates who score a minimum of 180 (for Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Military Science & Interdisciplinary Studies) and 210 (for Faculty of Engineering) in JAMB 2019 examination shall be offered admission into NDA by the AFSB.










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JAMB 2019 Registration Form:




When is JAMB form 2019 registration starting?
So many candidates have asked us about the 2019 JAMB registration date, so as to know what are the requirements for the 2019 JAMB registrations and list of available JAMB accredited centers where there can purchase the 2019 JAMB form without stories.

Interested candidates going for the 2019 JAMB registrations should bookmark this page to stay updated about JAMB latest news and never be deceived paying money into unaccredited JAMB centers or to individuals claiming to be 2019 JAMB officials.

Information reaching My School Breeze indicates that the JAMB 2019 registration date will commence close to the ending of 2018, between November and December 2018. 

The JAMB 2019 exam date is yet to be announced, but promises are made by the JAMB Registrar that it won’t clash with the 2019 general election. According to him, measures are adopted to make sure the 2019/2020 JAMB registration process flow, is much better than other JAMB exams witnessed in the past.


How much is JAMB 2019 form? (JAMB 2019/2020)

JAMB form 2019 price is not yet announced as it is said that it is left for the FG to decide what the price of the 2019 UTME form will cost. 
Candidates who are trying to save money for the 2019 JAMB should at least have the budget of N5,000 or even more. If the price for 2019 JAMB registration goes below your budget, then that’s fine you have saved yourself some cash equally.



Prof. Oloyede said the following:

We are not interested in the money. We are interested in having adequate preparation for those who are genuine students.

Candidates asking how much is JAMB form for 2019 should have it in mind that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB will soon publish the price and procedures for the registration.


Where can I register for the 2019 JAMB exam?

Please, we wish to bring to the notice of all the interested candidates going for the 2019 JAMB exam that the institution has earlier decided and advised that all JAMB registrations should take place at available JAMB accredited centers nationwide.

See Also: Download Free JAMB Syllabus 2019 

Prior to the 2019 JAMB registration, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board are expected to make a list of 2019 approved JAMB centers to keep all the students informed of the original JAMB centers where they can buy and register the 2019 JAMB forms.


If anything changes from the previous methods used in the 2018 JAMB registration, we will still let you know. 

 All you need to do is to stick around and always revisit or even subscribe to our newsletter in order not to miss out from any important JAMB news update as we promise to keep you properly informed.

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                        Akwa Ibom State

History

Akwa Ibom State was created on the 23rd of September 1987 by the then Military Administration of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. 

The creation of the State brought to fruition years of prolonged struggle by the people that occupied the mainland part of the former Cross River State.

For many, the creation of the State was a mark of justice, having been left out in earlier state creation exercises despite leading in the struggle for state creation in Nigeria, through the Ibibio Union, – a foremost Socio-Cultural organization that served as a unifying platform for the people of this part of Nigeria. 

In 1948, Ibibio Union, formed in 1928, transformed from a mere cultural association to a goal driven institution which promoted and championed the cause of state creation in Nigeria.

However, when in 1967 the 12 state structure was established following the creation of states by the General Yakubu Gowon administration, the Mainland part of Calabar Province in the then Eastern Nigeria was merely part of the then South Eastern State. 

In 1976, South Eastern State was renamed Cross River State. This change in name did not satisfy the people. Rather, it encouraged them to carry on with the struggle for a state of their own.

After the collapse of the 2nd Republic in 1983, a memorandum demanding the creation of Akwa Ibom State was submitted to the General Buhari Administration by the Paramount Rulers from the 10 Local Government areas that made up the mainland part of the then Cross River State, even thoughit did not yield the desired result.

Undaunted, the people waited for another opportunity. The opportunity came when, in 1986, the Administration of General Ibrahim Babangida set up a political Bureau to define the future political direction of the country. The memorandum was re-submitted.

On September 23, 1987, the collective dream of the people was actualized as Akwa Ibom State, the “Land of Promise” was finally created, after about four decades of sustained agitation.

Location:

Lying between Latitudes 4o 32” and 5o 33” North and Longitudes 7o 35” and 8o 25” East, the State is bounded on the East by Rivers State, on the West by Cross River State, on the North by Abia State and on the South by the Gulf of Guinea.

Area::

Akwa Ibom State currently covers a total land area of 7,249 square kilometers. The area does not take into consideration disputed territories. It is the 10th largest state in Nigeria in terms of landmass. About 13.4 percent of the 960km of Nigeria’s Atlantic Ocean coastline runs through the State. towns include; Eket, Ikot Ekpene, Ikot Abasi, Oron, Abak, Itu, Etinan, Ibeno, etc.

People::

 Akwa-People

The people of Akwa Ibom State are culturally homogenous with a common identity and are reputed to be the first settlers in the present day South Eastern Nigeria. The three major dialectal groups are Ibibio, Annang and Oron. Other sub groups include Eket, Ibeno, Itu Mbonuso and the Andonis. English is the language of government and business.

Vegetation:

Akwa Ibom falls within the tropical zone with a dominant vegetation of green foliage of trees and shrubs. It constitutes a major chunk of the nation’s oil-palm belt. The Atlantic coastline stretches 129km from Oron in the East to Ikot Abasi in the West. The State also has three distinct vegetation zones: the saline water swamp forest, the fresh water swamp forest and the rain forest.

Culture:

 Akwa Ibom State Culture

Akwa Ibom is often described as a uni-cultural State where norms, taboos, customs and traditions are the same. The folkways may vary from one ethnic grouping to another, but the operational cultural norms are basically the same all over the State. 

The cultural similarities bind the people together especially in such areas as cuisines, dressing, dances, songs, rituals, folklores, beliefs and myths. Almost all aspects of its culture have potentials to provide fascinating experiences for tourists and for investment opportunities.

Special Dances:

Asian Ubo Ikpa 
Asian Uboikpa means the proud and flamboyant maiden. This dance is performed by maidens between the age of 18 years and 25 years who have successfully gone through the ‘Mbopo’ institution. Mbopo being the period a girl is confined, fattened and drilled on all aspects of home management in preparation for marriage. 

It is common in almost all the hinterland of the State. Performed by maidens at their prime, Asian Uboikpa therefore is in its visual appeal and celebrates and affirm the youthful innocence and purity in their beauty, while showcasing the popular admonition among the Akwa Ibom people that chastity once lost is lost forever.

Oko
Oko is the male dance which is likened to the war dance because of its ferocious displays. The climax of this dance starts when the dancers’ start slashing at one another with razor sharp machetes and firing at themselves with live bullets from Dane guns. 

But mysteriously, not a drop of blood is shed as the machetes cannot penetrate the skin of the dancers, or the bullets hurt any of the members of what is obviously a secret society.

Nkerebe
Nkerebe (looking for husband) is another women dance, performed once a year when young girls at the age of puberty prepare to perform the Mboppo nceremony.

Asian Mbre Iban
Asian Mbre Iban are dances performed by maidens who wish to inform unmarried men of the community how beautiful and eligible they are. Other women dances include Akan, Asamba and Uwok which is performed in the villages occasionally.

Ndok Ufok Ebe
The Ndok Ufok Ebe (shame of a bad marriage) is another women dance to express their grievances over maltreatment of women by their husbands. The dance is performed once a year. It is accompanied by songs telling the community about their plight, often, it involves going topless to the market place.

Ebre 
There is also the Ebre society women dance performed yearly during harvesting of new yam. During this occasion, women dance to the market place and neighbouring villages. The dance is not only meant to entertain but as well as deliberate protest against what is regarded as male chauvinism, which is reflected in the vulgarity of some of the song texts.

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