Gov. Akpobio and his inappropriate announcement

Gov. Akpobio and his inappropriate announcement

Some 11 days after Governors Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, Gabriel Suswan of Benue and Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers visited ailing Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State in London and swore he was in fine fettle, even pressing to return home, Akpabio has reportedly told the media on his arrival from London on Friday that […]

The bizarre face of justice

SIR: When honour and the law no longer stand on the same side of the line, how do we choose? Nigeria is like a Titanic heading towards an iceberg. The N750,000 fine against Mr. John Yakubu Yusuf who, in concert with other rogues orchestrated the looting of pensioners fund, is just one out of several […]

AFCON: Writing Super Eagles off

by Hardball   In their effort to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) competition taking place in South Africa, the Super Eagles of Nigeria kept Nigerians so much on edge that when they finally booked a place, everyone shrugged, including their compatriots. It was therefore no surprise that in their not-so-comprehensive […]

War against cash

by rarzack olaegbe War has positives. War has negatives. It depends where you stand. If you were around during the Nigerian civil war that consumed many lives, and left some families devastated over 40 years after, you would readily say war connotes bad omen. On the other hand, if you were on the other side, you […]

Close Up of Excellence

by Our Reporter CLOSE-UP, the toothpaste brand from Unilever was recently conferred with the Product Excellence Award (PEA) in the maiden edition of the Nigeria Consumer Awards (NiCA). The Nigeria Consumer Awards (NiCA) was instituted by the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and will henceforth be an annual event, to bestow awards and honours on those who […]

1999-2007 Versus 2007-2015- Akwa Ibom

By Mike Ekpo This is just the work of retards. As if monies spent on the roads posted here where that of Godswill Akpabio’s father or his personal funds? Is he doing us a favour using our resources to construct our roads?You are as clumsy and irritating as you can be. Shame on all of […]

Muslims Marital Homes

Muslims Marital Homes

“Marriage is part of my tradition. Whoever is capable but refuses to marry is not part of me” Prophet Muhammad (SAW) This article is being recalled here today due to popular demand. When it was first published in this column sometime ago, many Muslim couples in Nigeria saw it as a true mirror of their […]

The return of PDP, Orji Kalu Redox

  PROLOGUE: The Call of the Wild: This matter of the rather desperate return of Chief Orji Uzor Kalu (OUK) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), keeps reminding me of Jack London’s more than a century- old classic, The Call of the Wild. Those who are familiar with this little but hounding book will recognise […]

Nigeria state of sinking, alarming irredeemable official corruption

Nigeria state of sinking, alarming irredeemable official corruption

By The Nation Corruption is a tree, whose branches are Of an immeasurable length: they spread Ev’rywhere; and the dew that drops from thence Hath infected some chairs and stools of authority.  ——John Fletcher in: The Honest Man’s Fortune (1613; published 1647), Act III, scene 3 Nigeria’s ship of state is sinking and the capsizing ship stinks of […]

Why farmers need phones

The widespread diffusion of ICT, particularly mobile phones is known to have the potential of bridging the digital divide as well as alleviating poverty through the direct and indirect job creation. Mobile money has now become an imperative factor for financial inclusion and the key driver of funds from the informal sector to the formal/banking […]