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Why You Should Grab the Social Housing Project

By Ekemini Simon “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including . . . housing.”—Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 25. ON the outskirts of the Akwa Ibom State Capital, Uyo, 41-year-old Uduakobong lives with her …

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Naming Children—the Akwa Ibom Way

By Ekemini Simon FRIENDS of ours named their baby daughter Do Not Doubt. You may think, “How peculiar!” But before you feel sorry for her, let me explain that her parents are Akwa Ibomites, and they speak Ibibio. In their tongue Do Not Doubt becomes Ekuyik, a very pretty name …

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Negotiating the terms of our nationhood

In a new book titled ‘Facts Versus Fiction: True Story of Jonathan Years, Chibok, 2015, and the Conspiracies,’ Mr. Reno Omokri, former Special Assistant on Social Media to former President Goodluck Jonathan, narrated how the United States meddled in Nigeria’s 2015 presidential election with the connivance of some northern governors. …

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AKHA: Time to Answer to Your Father’s Name

Ekemini Simon It was in the powerful days of President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Second term administration. The National Assembly members were faced with a task of making a homogrous decision. A decision that would not only set the pattern for the near future, but that which will permanently change the political …

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President Buhari and the tale of the woodpecker

By Osondu Ahirika Is the audio recording  with the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, released by the Presidency, via which  President Muhammadu Buhari was heard felicitating with Nigerians on the occasion of Eid-el Fitr still generating controversy? I will be saddened if we are still stuck with sterile and wholly unprofitable debate …

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Orman Esin: Busy But Guilty

By Kufre Etuk Before the appointment of the current Commissioner for Transport and Mineral Resources Mr. Orman Esin, the transport subsector was bedeviled with a minor crisis between the Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN), some Local Government Chairmen and the ministry which the former Commissioner, Prince Godwin Ntuk Udeh, …

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