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WOMEN WHO LOVE PMB

They are patriots who love their country dearly, and also love its President. Very dearly. To use the local parlance, dem love President Muhammadu Buhari scatter. Through thick and thin, they have been with him, and I don’t ever see them falling away, as we have seen with some fair …

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NEWS FROM ASO VILLA

Quite a challenging week it has been for Nigeria, and, indeed, the rest of the world. Except perhaps in China only, where the affliction started from, figures of Coronavirus infections continue to mount in other parts of the world. Italy and Spain have been particularly badly hit. But as the …

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IT BLEW UP IN THEIR FACES

President Muhammadu Buhari was in Argungu, Kebbi State, on Thursday last week to attend the fishing and cultural festival, which that town is famous for. Prior to this year’s event, the festival had not held for 11 years, due to the insecurity that had suffused a large part of the …

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Applauding Akpabio’s Repositioning of the NDDC

Anietie Ekong reiterates why President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission. In his continuing effort to deliver a more development-driven Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), President Muhammadu Buhari on March 10, 2020 inaugurated the Advisory Committee of the Commission. The committee is made up …

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CELEBRATING WITH VP OSINBAJO AT 63

Day he knelt down to pray at midnight, woke up 4 a.m, without having uttered a word of prayer. Venue was chapel within the Presidential Villa, Asokoro, Abuja. Yes, the same chapel that purveyors of fake news had said President Muhammadu Buhari closed down in 2015. Date was March 8,2020, …

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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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