By KufreAbasi Essien There is no denying the fact that the change that President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) promised Nigerians seems not to be functioning the way it was sold to the masses ahead of May 29, 2015. There is also...
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 “Just last night when I was coming from the airport, I saw   long line of petrol stations here in Nigeria. And I really feel for the people of this country” – Samantha Power, US Ambassador to UN “The...
By UbongAbasi Ise | Published on Monday 6 February 2017, p3   “There’s none so blind as those who will not listen” – Neil Gaiman   Despite all efforts made to rid political undertone, and to silence the waves of political tension during...
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 Asuquo Edem Though events marking the Silver Jubilee celebration of the Akwa ibom State House of Assembly may have come and gone, the echoes are still reverberating and won’t fade in just a while. The Assembly, which was code...
By UbongAbasi Ise | Published Monday 28 September 2016   “A man’s memory may almost become the art of continually varying and misrepresenting his past, according to his interest in the present.” – George Santayana   All seemed fair at Uyo Township Stadium...
“No one in government should ever think that the citizens they work for can't or won't scrutinize their actions” – Roy Barnes   To a common man, the performance of government is measured on how able he can afford food on his table....
  By Substance Nature “I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information” – Christopher Hitchens It is called the Fourth Estate of the Realm. This means that after the Executive, the Legislature, and the Judiciary,...
By UbongAbasi Ise   “I still think that the real wealth, self-respect and independence of Africa is in its soil, and not in polished office desks… after all, most great civilizations and peoples have been sustained by agriculture.” – Lawrence Vambe...