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Vaccine Alarm

When my wife informed me of a call from a neighbor to go fetch our children from school to avoid “poisoned monkey pox vaccine forcefully being administered on schools children by soldiers to help Fulani reduce the population of southerners”,I told her to ignore the rumour as neither my upbringing …

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Kachikwu, Baru And The NNPC Debacle

By Reuben Abati. The current NNPC debacle is probably the most embarrassing, even if mercifully, eye-opening crisis in the history of that nationally strategic institution since its creation in 1977. I seek in the following commentary to offer a number of observations that would probably throw some light on the …

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6 years of wasted opportunities of the South South

Before Goodluck Ebele Jonathan became the President of Nigeria, the Niger Delta struggle was at the peak and resource control agitation was very high. The likes of Ankio Briggs, Asari Dokubo, Opunabo Nko’Tariah, Ledum Metee, Edwin Clark etc were always on Television telling Nigerians and the world how the South-South …

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On Abati: The One Fact Ekerette “Missed”

Yes! I knew Ekerette Udoh, the Chief Media Minder of Governor Udom would surely come out smoking against Dr Reuben Abati for the later’s daring to criticize Udom’s “unholy” political relationship with some Church leaders in the State. And he did just that, seeking stoutly as usual to dazzle, bamboozle …

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Building the Niger Delta, Building the Nation

By Nsima Ekere “To make Nigeria great, so that she becomes the country of our dreams, we must first possess the capacity and willingness for great dreams.” Nsima Ekere Felicitations and Appreciation BEGIN BY DEFINING NATION BUILDING: Nation building is the creation and sustenance of a national identity, within a …

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The Words Of Our Elders

Professor Olatunji Dare once submitted that _”…All journalism is autobiography, at least to the extent that, consciously or unconsciously, the writer always reveals something of himself or herself. Just how much to reveal, what to put out and what to omit, what to highlight and what to play down: These …

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A REPUBLIC OF INGRATES AND ONE OF PATHETIC INERTIA

So Nigeria and Nigerians readily forfeited over $100 billion to aid extricate South Africa and South Africans from the fangs and pangs of apartheid. And of course, it was not just the pecuniary considerations but the rare show of brotherly love and sacrifice which the South Africans have inexplicably failed …

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Profile of Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Isaac Ukoete

Rt.Hon. Emmanuel ISAAC UKOETE, born in 1974 is a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Ukanafun/Orukanam federal constituency of Akwa Ibom State under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He attended Queen of Apostle Seminary, where he obtained his O-Level Certificate. Thereafter, he attended Institute of …

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Profile Of Prof.Eno Blankson Ikpe

Prof Eno Ikpe was born into the great IKPE’S family of Ikot Akpanya village, northern iman ward 2, Etinan Local Government Area. Prof. Eno Blankson Ikpe had her early education in Ikot Akpanya where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) and later proceeded to Adiahaobong Secondary School Uyo …

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Cabinet list: Is Udom Really In A Dilemma?

These are interesting times in the politics and governance of Akwa Ibom State. Akwa Ibom is usually a boisterous political community where it appears everyone is hooked on to one political tendency or another, to one political leader or the other and even to one political godfather or another. Here …

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THE UNSPIRITUAL SIDE OF ASO VILLA

By FEMI ADESINA Let me begin with two clarifications. Aso Villa is not my home, I am just passing through. Even this world is nobody’s home, we are just birds of passage. So, let nobody turn up his nose in derision, and say; “he’s writing like the landlord of Aso …

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Judiciary wing of the wailers go for Amaechi’s jugular

“He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.” – John Milton (1608 – 1674) By Chris Finebone As soon as the Department of State Services (DSS), in obedience to relevant laws of the land relating to arrest and detention, released arrested Justices …

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YOUR WIFE KNOWS YOU BETTER DELE MOMODU TELLS BUHARI

“He who finds a wife finds a good thing…” – PROVERBS 18: 22 Fellow Nigerians, please forget the shakara of all men who try to act macho, most men are ultimately controlled by their wives, and sometimes girlfriends. Right from the Biblical Genesis, women had always known their enormous power …

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Aisha Buhari And That BBC Interview By Reuben Abati

Public communication is one of the most delicate challenges that people in public life face, either in the corporate or the public sector. Many people suddenly find themselves in high places, and they become a source of news, a potential interview subject, and they get chased around by journalists and …

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AISHA BUHARI’S GAUNTLET

*AISHA BUHARI’S GAUNTLET* We the people of Nigeria must rise up at this time to protect the President. It is dangerous to let the President continue without a popular committed and loyal vanguard to protect the change phenomenon symbolized by PMB. Danger lurks in every guise. I have just heard …

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