Wednesday 24 September 2014

Important message for University of Uyo students

The attention of the Students' Union Government has been brought to the on-going qualms about an incident which supposedly occurred in the morning of Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the M2 Hostel located at the Annex campus of the University. it is therefore pertinent to make the following known to all students at this point in time:

Saturday 6 September 2014

“My only regret is that I left office with a successor but without succession”…read Obong Victor Attah’s full speech at the grand reception for him by Ibibio nation

Today is a very significant day in my life, in the life of all Ibibio people and indeed, I believe, in the life of Akwa Ibom state.
Let me start by reminiscing – by remembering an earlier reception that had been held for me by Akwa Ibom professionals in Abuja at the Ladi Kwali Hall at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, on Friday August 22, 2003. I had not so long before, been sworn in for my second term in office as the governor of this state which was then beginning to show its greatness and to claim its rightful place in the political equation of this country.
The address that I presented at that occasion was titled “It is well with my soul”. In that address, I had quoted the president of Akwa Ibom professional who, at yet another previous occasion, organized to celebrate the re-appointment of Obong Uffot Ekaette, CON, as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, had this to say:

Wednesday 14 May 2014

List of successful candidates for appointment into Akwa Ibom State Civil Service

The Akwa Ibom State Civil Service has released names of successful candidates for appointment into different positions in the service. Below are the names…

Friday 25 April 2014

Ex-Barcelona coach, Tito Vilanova dies

Erstwhile Barcelona F.C coach, Tito Vilanova has died at the age of 45 after battling with throat cancer. He was admitted to hospital on Thursday for an emergency operation but he gave up the ghost on Friday afternoon. #RIPTito

Odudu Francis set to wed Elsie Michael

A top businessman, Odudu Dickson Francis is set to quit bacheloorhood as he prepares to tie the knot with his heartthrob, Elsie Michael. The traditional marriage of the soon-to-be couple is slated to take place on Thursday, 8th May, 2014 at Community Secondary School, Paul Ekpeowo St, (Off Ekpri Nsukara), Ibiaku Offot, Uyo while the white wedding will hold at Living Faith Church, Ikot Ebido Oku, Uyo on Saturday, 10th May, 2014 by 10.00am prompt.
According to the wedding invite, the reception will be hosted at EEMJM Hotels and Suites, Uyo.
The groom and bride-to-be recently went for a pre-marriage photoshoot. Below are selected shots from the session. They look good together…!

Thursday 20 February 2014

Faze, Chuddy K, Timi Dakolo attend MBGN 2013 Anna Banner’s birthday

Anna Ebiere Banner is the current Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. She turned 19 on February 18th and celebrities such as Faze, Chuddy K, Timi Dakolo, Harrysong (Mr. Songs) were in attendance. Below are photos from the birthday dinner…

E-101Extra release party in pictures

Penultimate Sunday, the much revered E-101 Group birthed another baby, E-101Extra. In an event hosted at Booble Lounge, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, the magazine was unveiled to complement its already existing sister publications (E-101Magazine and E-101Plus). Check out more photos of the event after the cut…

President Jonathan suspends CBN Governor, Sanusi

President Goodluck Jonathan suspended the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. According to a statement signed Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Sanusi’s tenure has been ‘characterized by various acts of financial recklessness and misconduct which are inconsistent with the administration’s vision of a Central Bank propelled by the core values of focused economic management, prudence, transparency and financial discipline’. Below is excerpts of the statement from the presidency:

Wizkid gains 1million twitter followers; the first Nigerian artiste to amass such

EME/StarBoy artiste, Wizkid on February, 19, 2014 became the first ever Nigerian artiste to amass one million Twitter followers. Congrats to him.

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16 Billion

Social network giant Facebook has bought instant messaging service WhatsApp for a wallet-busting $16 billion (£9.6bn). The hugely popular phone app allows users to send messages using internet connections, avoiding SMS charges. WhatsApp has 450m monthly users - 70 per cent who use the app daily - and claims to register 1m new users every day.

Saturday 11 January 2014

“The only joke that people like that I’ve cracked right now is about me dying”, Basketmouth

Nigeria popular comedian, Basketmouth recently granted an interview in London, where he opened up on his opinion towards his rape joke. He revealed that he did not leave Nigeria because of the missiles of words coming from all angles, but he had already booked h is flight to travel to London before the incident occurred. Basketmouth equally disclosed that people becoming offended over the rape joke, will definitely limit the kind of jokes he will cracking. See his comments below:

NBC orders radio stations to lift ban on Nigerian artistes

NBC just ordered radio stations to suspend the ban on Nigerian artistes. They made some pronouncements on the COSON Vs BON/IBAN Controversy on Page 55 of The Guardian Newspaper for Thursday, January 9, 2013.
According to the pronouncements: BON & IBAN recognize that they are to pay artistes royalties,
so they are obliged to keep adequate logs of all musical works broadcast by them and make sure they are made available upon request by relevant authorities. All payments of musical copyright royalties shall be made to COSON.

Friday 10 January 2014

Photos: Identity of Rapahel Edem’s wife-to-be

By now I guess I won’t be news any longer that well-known MC and erstwhile presenter of Sports Arena, Raphael Edem will be getting married on 6th and 8th of February, 2014. Before now the identity of his bride-to-be was not known to many and I promised to find that out and feed you with it. Above are her photos. Her name is Andifon Akpan a graduate of Chemistry, University of Uyo. She is cool, calm and collected. Both have been dating for some time now. #NoMoreDetails. Congrats to them.

Mikel loses African Footballer of the Year Award to Yaya Toure

Chelsea’s midfielder and Nigeria’s only representative in the Glo/CAF African Footballer of the Year Award top 3 lost the highly coveted prize to Ivory Coast’s player. The 31-year-old Ivorian powerhouse won his third straight award on Thursday after he polled a total of 373 points. Mikel Obi was second on 265 points with Drogba third with 236 points. Below is the complete list of winners...

Monday 6 January 2014

Planet FM owner, Tony Afia yanks Sen. Aloysius Etok off air

The owner of Planet 101.1FM, Uyo, Mr. Tony Afia (a.k.a TAF) last week yanked Sen. Aloysius Etok off air on the station. Aloysius Etok was set to be interviewed on a live program on the station and the OAP announced that the senator was live in the studio was set to go on air when they return from a commercial. While the commercial was on, the Uruan born owner of the broadcast station, Afia called the Head of Programs, Cleo not to allow Etok go on air, even with his money. Ultimately, Etok didn’t go on air and left the station’s premises embarrassed.

Finally, popular MC, Raph Edem set to marry

Erstwhile TV/Radio host and renowned Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Raphael Edem (better known as Raph) has finally fixed dates for his marriage. The Itu born FUTO graduate who is in his 30s has picked February 6 and 8 as dates for his traditional marriage and church wedding respectively. It could be recalled that Raph who works in the Protocol Department of the state government was listed among the top 10 bachelors in Akwa Ibom State by E-101Magazine back in 2012. Some others who were listed alongside Raph such as Ime Bishop Umoh, Don ShadeCover, Essien Ndueso had since left the singles club. I will bring you the identity of the lucky girl in subsequent posts but meanwhile, BIG CONGRATS to Raph.

Wednesday 1 January 2014

“The amalgamation of 1914 was certainly not a mistake but a blessing”, read President Goodluck Jonathan’s New Year message to Nigerians

New Year Speech By His Excellency, Commander in Chief of the Arm Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Goodluck  Jonathan GCFR. Dated December 31, 2013
Dear Compatriots,
I greet and felicitate with you all as we enter the year 2014 which promises to be a momentous one for our country for several reasons, including the fact that it is also the year of our great nation’s centenary celebrations. I join you all in giving thanks to God Almighty for guiding us and our beloved nation safely through all the challenges of the outgoing year to the beginning of 2014.

Young entrepreneur, Uwem 'KEU' Udoka picks wedding dates

Meet Uwem & Eduek ! They are the cutest love birds in Uyo! Engr. Uwem Udoka – CEO of KEU Engineering Ltd recently bagged the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013 for excellence in creating business opportunities, leadership, creative achievements and contribution to nation building.

Ibori sacks Akpandem James, others from Daily Independent

The Managing Editor of Daily Independent Newspapers, Mr. Akpandem James and other top management staff has been ordered to proceed on a compulsory leave by jailed owner of the newspaper, ex-governor James Ibori…Below is the report by PREMIUM TIMES…
Jailed former Delta State governor, James Ibori, has ordered the management of his newspaper, Independent Newspapers Limited, INL, to proceed on compulsory leave with immediate effect. The order from Mr. Ibori, who is currently serving his jail term in a London prison, was handed top editorial and senior management and operations staff of the embattled newspaper by the Chairman of its Board of Directors, Lawan Gambo, during an emergency management meeting on Saturday, December 18.
Mr. Gambo, who presided over the brief meeting, held at the Corporate headquarters of the newspaper in the Ogba area of Lagos reportedly told some top editors and management to go home till January 31, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.