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I SAW UNEMPLOYMENT MARCH ON THE STREETS OF UYO

Unemployment, ignorance, desperation and hunger marched on the streets of Uyo today. If the state government created the hundreds of thousands of jobs it promised through industrialization, where would the organizers find able bodied young men and women to march just to earn a pittance? Some Akwa Ibom commentators are …

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GOVERNOR WIKE AND HIS HIS CRY FOR PUBLIC SYMPATHY

By Omen Bassey Governor Nyesom Wike must either be a very funny or forgetful man. Otherwise, he would be cautious how he complains of harassment by officials of the federal government,particularly Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi who was at the receiving end of his high handedness and serial harassments between 2013 …

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Ekere’s One Year At NDDC: The Impact On Akwa Ibom

The stewardship of Mr. Nsima Ekere as NDDC Managing Director in the last one year has brought joy and hope to Akwa Ibom people (as former Governor Victor Attah puts it), what with various emergency road repairs ongoing or completed in the state while several contractors of long-abandoned projects in …

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Mr silas: god of Akwa Ibom

Udo Silas writes on the meanings and interpretations in the theme of the upcoming annual December Christmas carol in Akwa Ibom State Worship was exhilarating. Our then presiding teacher had just delivered a soul stirring, thought provoking sermon as usual. Soon service was over and it was time for breakfast. …

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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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