By Prof. Ini Udoka
Recently, I have had the privilege of reading trending materials in the social media on the above three related political coinages. The intention of the contributors of these materials is to enlighten the Akwa Ibom politicians on what should be the compass directing the choice of the next Governor of Akwa Ibom State. Continue reading “Opinion: Of zoning, Micro- Zoning and No Zoning”
The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday suspended an airline for conveying Naira Marley to Abuja for a concert.
The minister for aviation, Hadi Sirika, who made this known during the daily COVID19 briefing said that the flight was approved for a different purpose. Continue reading “BREAKING: FG Suspends Airline For Flying Naira Marley To Abuja”
A police officer in Akwa Ibom State has been dismissed from the police force for involvement in cultism. Read below a press release by the police department.
AZ:5300/AIS/PPRD/VOL.4/102 11th June, 2020
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
CP AKWA IBOM DISMISSES A POLICEMAN FOR BEING A CONFESSED CULTIST
-ARRESTS TWELVE (12) OTHER SUSPECTED CULTISTS
-VOWS TO CONTINUE THE ONSLAUGHT AGAINST CULTISTS
The Akwa Ibom State Police Command under the leadership of CP IMOHIMI EDGAL is determined to decimate cultism and other crimes in the State.
To this end, the Command has dismissed F/NO. 513379 PC Mfon Esio for discreditable conduct to wit cultism. The said Constable on 20th May, 2020 was fingered in a Junior Vikings Confraternity initiation in which one Ubong John William ‘m’ was allegedly abducted to a bush along Marina Road, Eket where he was forcefully initiated into the Junior Vikings Confraternity. The Constable has been subjected to orderly room trial where he was found guilty of the offence and has been dismissed immediately from the Force. This will serve as a deterrent to others of his like in the Force. Continue reading “Cultism: Police Dismisses an Officer in Akwa Ibom”
Four years ago, you called him the backbone of the economic success of your eight-year government as Governor. The same four years ago, you publicly lacerated the image of another person, that as a cultist in UNIBEN, he bathed a fellow student with acid, leading to his rustication for two years. You publicly swore “before God”, that Ize-Iyamu was not an individual who could be trusted with the public till, reason you refused to give him an appointment. Yes, you know he is currently on trial by the EFCC for alleged corruption. Yet, he is your new saint. Four years ago when he was not yet charged for corruption, you didn’t find him fit to be Governor but now that he is on trial for alleged corruption, that is the time he is fit to be a Governor. Does that resonate well with a government whose major mantra is anti-corruption? Continue reading “Opinion: Still on Edo Politics by Richard Akinnola”
By Imoh Usanga
Whenever Nigeria faces a little economic adjustment, our commercial motorists are always very quick to respond to it and their responses are always detrimental to passengers. Passengers are always punched in the stomach as they are made to pay high and unwarranted fares. Continue reading “Opinion: Akwa Ibom Commercial Motorists and the Spirit of Extortion”
By Osondu Ahirika
John Donne, it was, who said, “Any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.” I agree. However, my earnest prayer always is, ‘May my death never be the reason people can exhale. Continue reading “Opinion: Will Burundi now breathe?”
In 2015, before assumption of office, Governor Udom Emmanuel, the Mr Industrialization came in with lots of promises to help change the narrative of the state from a purely civil service state to an industrial state of the federation. Continue reading “Gov. Udom Emmanuel Milestone of Achievement ~ Mfreke Etuk”
A cross section of people from Ikono local government area have commended Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River State on his appointment of Bishop Emmah Isong as the Chairman of the Cross River State Anti Tax Agency. Continue reading “Ikono People Commend Gov. Ayade on Emmah Isong’s Appointment”
Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has just been released from the Nigerian Correctional Service’ custody in Kuje, Abuja. Continue reading “Breaking: Senator Orji Uzor Kalu Out Of Kuje Prison”
…releases N11.38 billion take off fund
Cross River state governor, Sir Ben Ayade Tuesday swore-in the newly elected chairmen and vice chairmen of the 18 local government councils of the state.
The event took place at the State Executive Chamber of the Governor’s office, Calabar. Continue reading “Cross River: Ayade swears-in new council chairmen”