Edward Everett, an American professor and Educationist must have intended to send a message of inspiration to leaders of States like Akwa Ibom when he said that "Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army." Akwa Ibom,...
  By Substance Nature “Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly” – Mahatma Gandhi   Innocent or guilty in the precarious hands of eventuality, or in the expected outcome of investigations by the panel of inquiry...
By Rev. KufreAbasi Essien On Sunday, June 5, 2016, the world converged In Angola to celebrate the World Environment Day (WED). The WED was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1976 on the first day of the United...
By Substance Nature So often, it has been said that “Akwa Ibom is an atomistic society constantly at war with itself.” - and I personally perhaps have been most conscious and therefore must have heard it more often than quite...
By UbongAbasi Ise | Published On Monday 20 February, 2017   “Eneke the bird says that since men have learnt to shoot without missing, he has learnt to fly without perching” – Chinua Achebe   Saturday 11th February 2017 opened with a...
By UbongAbasi Ise “God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another”― William Shakespeare, Hamlet If the living witnesses would cast back their mind to the tragic Saturday afternoon of December 10th, 2016, they may feel some jolt of...
              “Big results require big ambitions.” – Heraclitus In life, the things you need don't just come to you; you need to pull them in. Most often, this process of bringing in the goods can determine if you emerge successful...
By UbongAbasi Ise | Published on Monday 5 December, 2016, p3   “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision” – Helen Keller   One of the most difficult chapters in Akwa Ibom political discourse is the question...
  By KufreAbasi Essien The drums of war have never created any beautiful dance step; nor has it ever choreographed into any meaningful economic gain. Yet, with the obvious needlessness of war, we still find many communities engage in senseless bloody...
By UbongAbasi Ise   | Published On Wednesday 28 September, 2016   “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” – Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man, 1952   The underwhelming cerebrations on Saturday 1st October, 2016 across Nigeria, marked 56th year of negotiated...