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Items filtered by date: February 2019

Ndoma-Egba: A Qualitative Representation Repackaged

A fruit-bearing tree is an asset and should be so treated. This is because it is not only a beauty to behold, but it gives value for its existence, and feeds hungry stomachs. It impacts on lives and destinies. It yields revenue for its owner(s). But the truth of the matter is that this is the same tree that gets the rough treatment of life from those who should treat it right. They aim stones at it all in a bid to get at the fruits. Children, and adults alike, ride roughshod all over it, shaking its branches to forcefully dislodge the fruits which, in due season, would have eventually let drop to the ground to be picked effortlessly. Even those who had benefited from its fruits are not averse to aiming stones. As a matter of fact, they are in the forefront of those who through the biggest stones, aiming high than necessary.

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Owan Enoh’s Impact In C’River Central

Distinguished Senator John Owan Enoh, chairman senate committee on finance, cross river central senatorial district was sworn in on the 9th of June 2015. Despite the profound economic challenges of our time, Senator Enoh has maintained accessibility and humility to the people of Etung LGA.

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Rivers Guber: There’s Still Hope For Tonye Cole –Nwuke

All is still not well with the APC in Rivers State. This is a fact. Barely a week to the general elections, the party cannot rightly say it knows the fate of the people it is fielding for the National Assembly elections. That is what the average person in the state believes. But Chief Ogbona Nwuke, spokesman of the Tonye Cole gubernatorial campaign organisation thinks otherwise. In this interview, Nwuke said Cole and others in the Rotimi Amaechi faction of the APC will be returned on the list of candidates for the election. He is also very hopeful that the APC will defeat the PDP in the state.

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Abandoned NDDC Projects: Brambaifa On The Hot Seat

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How far can Prof Nelson Brambaifa go, in trying to clear the rot in the NDDC, especially in the area of sharp practices in the award and execution of contracts? Or, will he be able to address the spate of abandoned projects in his home Bayelsa State?

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Unease In Ukanafun Over Jungle Justice

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There has been uneasy calm in Ukanafun Ikot Ekpat in the Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, where a man believed to be in his 40s, was stripped naked and paraded in the village for allegedly stealing.

The man was accused of stealing 75 litres of palm oil supposedly belonging to a certain Ifiok Silas, also from the same village.

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After Appeal Court Victory: Cole Seeks Postponement Of Rivers Guber, Other Elections,… Abe: I'm Now Ready To Face Wike

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After successfully victory at the court of appeal in Port Harcourt, candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Tonye Cole is asking the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to adjust its time table for elections in Rivers State, to allow him and other candidates of the party to campaign, considering the short time at their disposal.

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2019: Ex-Bakassi Militants’ Support Excites Ayade,...As Labour Party In 7 LGAs Dissolve Into PDP

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Repentant Bakassi Strike Force militants have declared total support for the re-election of the state governor, Prof Ben Ayade. They made the declaration at the PDP campaign rally in Bakassi.

This is even as the Labour Party in the seven local governments areas that make up the Southern Senatorial Districts of the state dissolved into the PDP at the rally.

The ex-militants had only a few months ago been granted amnesty by the Federal Government in collaboration with the Cross River government.

Speaking at the rally ground, the former commander of the defunct Bakassi Strike Force, Ene Benjamin Effiom, aka 'Gee one' said, "Ayade must go back to the Diamond Hill for he is what Cross River needs, a man with a heart of God."

Ene who rhetorically asked, "if not Ayade, who else?" intimated that "the governor has brought strong and lasting peace in the Gulf of Guinea as on the day of laying down our arms, he made the boys to become men."

Meanwhile the defectors from the Labour Party who spoke through the Labour party chapter chairman of Bakassi, Joseph Asuquo Bassey, disclosed that the chapter chairmen of Biase, Akamkpa, Odukpani, Calabar South, Calabar municipality, Akpabuyo and host Bakassi agreed to collapse their structures into PDP with a total of 5200 party faithful to ensure victory for the PDP.

Bassey enumerated the various achievement of Governor Ayade across the state as key areas his team looked into before joining the PDP, adding that, "those who are planning to wrestle power with you have not handled their family problems before coming out to seek our votes.

"Where are their manifestoes, plans and policies for our dear state, we cannot find any.”

  At the Paramount Ruler's palace, Ikot Effiom, Bakassi, where Ayade paid homage to the Royal fathers, the Paramount Ruler, Etinyin Etim Okon Edet, applauded the various projects conceived and achieved by the governor during his first tenure in office, admitting that, "Ayade has done so much in his first tenure more than what other governors have done."

  Continuing, Etinyin Edet who is also the chairman, Cross River Traditional Rulers council said "Ayade does not look for you only when he is in distress but always doing what is good.”

On the trust he and his team has for Ayade to touch the lives of the people tremendously, Edet said: "I can close my eyes and Ayade put anything in my mouth, once it is Ayade I will swallow it," adding that, "for all he has done for the Bakassi people especially as his signature projects impact positively on us, all we need to pay him in return is to make sure our votes remain secured for Ayade."

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