The very bitter story of one young and brilliant army Major Erasmus whose life was cut short in a Boko Haram attack, has been told by a friend who in shock cannot bear the news of his buddy’s demise. According to the horrified friend named Raphael Edem, the sad news of Major Eramus’ demise, filtered in yesterday, October 7.Edem, who is an aide to Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, took to his Facebook wall to pour his heart out regarding the irreplaceable loss of his friend and a Nigerian hero in his own right.
Saturday 8 October 2016
Monday 3 October 2016
Budding actress – Etima Lee defied Nigeria’s present economic recession and treated friends to a luxury birthday bash at twins’ island resort, Marina Calabar. Sources claim that the exclusive event which was strictly by invitation, may have cost the Nollywood sweetheart over a million naira to put together. The event, which held on board a chattered boat had in attendance a handful of family, close friends and associates of the actress. Twins resort where the event held is famed to be the island Mary Slessor took rescued twins to for safety. Etima shares birthdays with Nigeria’s independence anniversary and hence the party was green and white themed. Below are photos from the event.
Wednesday 28 September 2016
Radio personality, Geoff Q Uzono aka Akongo tied the knot with his sweetheart, Ehis. The marriage took place in Benin, the Edo State Capital. Geoff Q is from Eastern Obolo LGA, Akwa Ibom State and is currently a star presenter on Inspiration FM, Uyo. Below are some photos from both the TM and wedding…
Sunday 18 September 2016
The Senior Special Assistant on Media/Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Ekerete Udoh got married yesterday in the traditional way. The marriage was attended by top politicians in the state led by the governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel. Udoh is a veteran journalist who once edited the then popular Hints Magazine. More photos after the cut…
Saturday 17 September 2016
Wednesday 14 September 2016
Comrade Ini Ememobong who is the Akwa Ibom State Publicity Secretary of PDP, took his daughter, Iniekom to church for dedication. The event took place last Sunday at Church of Christ, Use Ndon, Ibiono Ibom LGA. After the church service, free medical services were provided to the people of the area courtesy of the party’s spokesman. Eminent personalities were in attendance. Below are some faces at the event. Photos by: Carrot Photography...
Assistant to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State on Grassroots Mobilization, Hon
Emmanuel Inyang addressing PDP faithful in Mkpat Enin last week…|
The Peoples Democratic Party Secretariat in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area was last Thursday locked down as the Special Assistant to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State on Grassroots Mobilization, Hon Emmanuel Inyang, an indigene of the Local Government Area was received by party faithful and Stakeholders to a rousing welcome by people of the area.
Aleksander Ceferin has been confirmed as the new UEFA president. The Slovenian beat Dutchman Michael van Praag in the election, by 42 votes to 13. Ceferin replaces Michel Platini in the role after he was handed a four year ban from all football activity in May. Platini addressed the congress in Athens prior to the vote and insisted his conscience was clear.
Saturday 10 September 2016
Prelate Sunday Mbang does not hold anything back — whether as a cleric, lecturer or social crusader — just because he believes God lives in him. He recently spoke with a group of journalists to mark his 80th birthday.Excerpts.
You have come a long way, tell us how it has been so far.
I was born in 1936. At that time, the kind of things we are finding now were not there. There was just one tarred road from Aba to Oron. All these present facilities were not there. Even in my secondary school days, there were only about two or three secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State. There were also a few universities then like University of Ibadan and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
|Comrade Emmanuel Nse Thompson|
The Honorable Speaker of National Association of Agricultural Students parliament Akwa Ibom State University, Rt. Hon. Harrison Ndifreke has conveyed his hearty felicitations to the President- elect of the Students Union Government, Akwa Ibom State College of Education Afaha Nsit, Comrade Emmanuel Nse Thompson and other elected Executive members on their landslide victory recorded at yesterday's election. He also felicitated with the Senate President-elect, Senator, Imoh Monday Peter on his victory at the poll.
Wednesday 7 September 2016
Popular radio presenter, Geoff Q Uzono of Inspiration 105.9FM may likely walk down the aisle before this year runs out. The ‘bald’ headed radio personality who keeps a fine beard posted the picture above on Instagram with the caption ‘Gehis2016’. Geoff Q who is from Eastern Obolo LG of Akwa Ibom State is fast garnering great fan base in the areas of reach of the station and has dazzled a lot with his great voice and amazing intelligence, especially during the evening belt where he holds sway. We wish him and the lucky lady a happy married life in advance.
A blogger, Iroegbu Emenike has reportedly been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). The blogger who is from Abia State but based in Uyo, publishes under Abiafacts. According to reports, he was arrested yesterday afternoon by the SSS. He is believed to have published unfavourable articles against the government of Abia State and some key political figures in Akwa Ibom. Meanwhile, Human Rights Activist, Barr. Inibehe Effiong has called for the immediate release of the blogger. Inibehe Effiong in a press statement on behalf of Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (COHRD) said the Gestapo-style arrest of Emenike erodes his fundamental human right. Read the full statement after the cut…
Tuesday 6 September 2016
Friday 2 September 2016
|Ime Archibong running with Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg|
Working at a huge multinational company that pays very well is surely the goal for most young Nigerian graduates. More specifically, working at Facebook is one plum job, many would go to great lengths to land. According to Forbes, Mark Zuckerberg is worth $54.4 billion. His company which was established in 2004, employs about 3,000 people. The pay structure at Facebook is indeed mouth-watering, software engineers are paid about $106,521 – $175,597 yearly, data scientists earn between $84,234 – $188,434, while product designers with the company earn a little less than that. Not surprisingly, there are about 11 Nigerians working with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook, and at least 7 of them are in the top echelons of the company. Here they are:
Former Super Eagles chief Coach Clemens Westerhof has revealed why he never experienced all the distractions most Nigerian coaches went through during his five years tenure. The man who called himself a “Dutchgerian” because of his love and attachment to Nigeria recalls how the then Vice President and Chief of General Staff under then Military President Ibrahim Babangida helped him throughout his tenure in Nigeria.
Saturday 27 August 2016
Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Enyimba, were made to work their socks off at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt by Akwa United in a Matchday 33 fixture as they had to turn to second half substitute, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu, to score the winner late in the game to earn a 2-1 win.
Mfon Udoh scored the opening goal before Hassan Babangida netted the equalizer for Akwa United just before the break to set up a finely-poised second half.
Coach of the National U-23 team, Samson Siasia is certainly not new to Nigerian football. His latest foray where he led the team to win Nigeria’s only medal at the just concluded Rio 2016 Olympic Games was not the first time the former Super Eagles striker will be on the saddle. Before now he had coached the same team to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games where he won the silver medal after another silver medal in Under 20 World Cup in Holland. In this last assignment for the Rio Olympics, the sports minister Solomon Dalung called him names for taking the team to Atlanta for preparation. Before then the same minister publicly condemned him for dropping some players who played in the African Championship in Senegal. The minister wanted all those who played in Senegal to be in Rio their fitness level or injuries notwithstanding. The Nigeria Football Federation owed him salaries running up to five months. He never got the support he needed from the ministry to the federation. In this interview, Siasia speaks on his future in Nigeria and many more. Read excerpts after the cut...
Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, has said that he is not in a hurry to die but live to complete his assignment for the people of the state. Okorocha made the statement on Thursday while reacting to rumours of his ill health shortly after arriving Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri, from a foreign trip. Addressing a large crowd that gathered at the airport to welcome him, Okorocha described the rumours of his health condition as `false.’
Friday 19 August 2016
Air Marshal Nsikak Eduok (Retd) who was pronounced dead by various newspapers is back to live. The prominent Akwa Ibom retired Nigerian Airforce chief was rumoured to be dead since last year, but photos have shown is still alive. Photos here show him in a group photograph with members of Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio upon his return from a medical trip outside the country. First, it was Mrs Ekaete-Unoma Akpabio, now Nsikak Eduok. It seems it's a season of 'rising from the dead'. Who else was rumoured to have died let's prepare for his/her rise. Below are more photos of Eduok with Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio members. He looks very boisterous...
Thursday 18 August 2016
Disputed National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff has rejected a court judgment sacking him as party chairman. A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Kubwa, Abuja, had on Wednesday nullified his hold on the party’s chairmanship and declared his appointment as party chair null and void. But in a statement on Thursday, Sheriff said the judgment did not affect him in any way. He however said he had already appealed the judgment and filed for a stay of execution.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has voided the judgment that sacked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State from office. Okezie Ikpeazu The court, in a unanimous decision, a five-man panel of Justices of the appellate court, vacated the June 27 verdict of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The court held that the controversial Justice Abang erred in law and occasioned a miscarriage of justice against Ikpeazu.
Popular radio presenter, Emmanuel Owuala a.k.a Emma Solution has dumped his wife, Catherine Owuala, a former Vice Chairman of Abi LGA in Cross River State. Emma who is also a music artiste wedded his secret lover outside the country. Mouths are wagging as he was spotted at the botched PDP convention in Rivers State with his new wife yesterday. Wait first, you actually believed Emma has dumped his wife? You must be on a long thing as these are photos from a yet to be released movie. Madam Catherine Owuala if you are reading this no allow your mind cut ooo, your husband is intact…Lol. Check out more photos after the cut…
Tuesday 16 August 2016
THE INK Newspaper can authoritatively report that the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Commerce, Trade and Investment Barr Emmanuel Enoidem has gotten the backing of Governor Udom Emmanuel and other stakeholders of the state to vie for the position of the National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party which has been zoned to Akwa Ibom State. Barr Enoidem has last evening believed to have resigned from the Akwa Ibom State Executive Council to enable him clinch that position.
Former FIFA president Joao Havelange has died. He died in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 100. Full names Jean-Marie Faustin Godefroid "João" de, Havelange was born on 8 May 1916. He was a Brazilian lawyer, businessman, and former athlete who served as the 7th President of FIFA, from 1974 to 1998. His tenure as President is the second longest in FIFA's history, behind only that of Jules Rimet. He received the title of Honorary President when leaving office, but resigned in April 2013. He succeeded Stanley Rous and was succeeded by Sepp Blatter.
Sunday 14 August 2016
Ali Modu Sheriff, factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he is qualified to be the president of Nigeria. Speaking on Sunday when he appeared on Politics Today, a programme on Channels Television, Sheriff said he has paid his dues in politics and can serve in the highest office in the land. He described himself as a highly principled individual, saying he believes in democracy and the rule of law. The former Borno state governor also denied ever promising to give the vice-president’s ticket to anyone.
|Colonel Sani Usman|
The Nigerian Army has declared three persons wanted in connection with the latest video of the abducted Chibok girls released by Boko Haram on Sunday. Spokesman for the Army, Colonel Sani Usman, said that the suspects, Ahmed Salkida, (Ambassador) Ahmed U. Bolori and Aisha Wakil, had information on the conditions and the exact location of these girls.
|Abubakar was abducted by Boko Haram and forced to participate in the violent terrorist group's campaign in northeast Nigeria. He managed to escape a year later|
In a forest of thorn trees somewhere far outside this city, the Boko Haram insurgency ran a boot camp for about 100 boys. Children as young as 5 years old learned to handle assault rifles and march through the woods in flip-flops. Their teacher was only 15. “I was terrified if I didn’t do it, they would kill me,” said Idriss, the teenage instructor, in an interview. He said he was kidnapped by the militants in 2014 but has since escaped.