Sunday 24 January 2016
Saturday 23 January 2016
Have you ever asked yourself why our children do very badly in Maths? Please just talk to the average young man or woman going to school in these parts. Ask him which subject gives him or her the biggest challenge. Before the question is out of your mouth, the answer is thrown at you – ‘Mathematics!’ Most of them are scared stiff of the stuff. Some believe that Maths is magic and only the likes of Professor Peller, the master magician, can understand how ‘a plus b’ can be equal to c.
Tuesday 19 January 2016
The Living In Bondage star actor was among the graduands that graduated at the National Open University (NOUN) on Saturday, January 16. He graduated alongside former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Okonkwo who is an ambassador of NOUN was offered a scholarship to acquire his Doctorate degree in Public Administration.
His fellow actor turned politician Desmond Elliot shared his picture on Instagram and captioned it “Convocation of graduands at the National Open University #NOUN congrats to all kenneth Okonkwo.”
The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, was on Tuesday granted bail by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. The court ordered him to pay N400million and provide two sureties in like sum. The sureties, according to the court, must live in Abuja and swear affidavit of means with two passport photographs. Metuh is also expected to submit his traveling document with the court Registrar. He was brought to the court in handcuffs. Below are more photos…
Legendary pop act, 2Baba who is one of the finest music exports from Africa has been announced as one of the coaches for popular reality singing competition, The Voice Nigeria by its organizers. Waje and Timi Dakolo will also be working alongside 2Baba as coaches on the Nigerian version internationally acclaimed reality singing competition.
When he was appointed the Finance commissioner in Cross River State, not a few eyebrows were raised because of his age and more importantly because he isn’t a thorough bred politician. But the dynamic young man seem to have a work portfolio that rivals many of his colleagues in the Cross River State cabinet who are twice his age and he isn’t hesitant about bringing his wealth of experience to the table. From Odukpani local government area of Cross River State, Asuquo Ekpenyong is a graduate of Economics from the University of Reading, United Kingdom (UK), and holds Masters degree in International Banking and Financial Services from the same institution.
Those who say I am plotting to kill APC candidate are comedians, says former AKHA Deputy Leader, Aniefiok Dennis
|Barr Aniefiok Dennis|
The immediate Past Deputy leader of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Barr Aniefiok Dennis has described as comical the recent allegations by the “All Progressives Congress” that he is plotting to kill her candidate, Mr. Unyime Ekwere.
Aniefiok Dennis who is the PDP candidate for Etinan State Constituency in the forthcoming re-run in the constituency said normally, he wouldn’t have love to respond to or join issues with such cheap, baseless and comical assassination of his character but for unsuspecting members of the public who may wish to believe the concocted information peddled by Etinan “APC” and its agents, he wish to state very clearly that at no time did he plan either by himself or through a proxy to assassinate Mr. Unyime Ekwere.
Monday 18 January 2016
Players of former African Champions, Enyimba FC have been robbed on their way to Kaduna. The team’s striker, Mfon Udoh posted the pix above on Facebook and wrote “We just got robbed on our way to Kaduna for the Super 4 tournament but all thanks to God coz we were neither injured nor beaten. #TeamEnyimba”
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has visited Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. The man of God prayed: "The Almighty God will let peace reign Supreme in this state. There will be progress and development. Whatever little problem we may still have, God will settle them". Pastor Adeboye is in Rivers State for the annual meet the members of RCCG January meeting. More photos after the cut…
Friday 15 January 2016
By Atuekong Paul Bassey
Zoning or Power Shift is the mechanism of uniting various people while the political parties are the vehicle for realizing democracy. Zoning is the art of shifting or sharing political offices to various geo-political zones or districts in a bid to balance the political equation.
The rotation of political offices was designed to stop marginalization by some geo-political zones or districts to bring a lasting peace and stability in our polity. Party politics and zoning are two very important elements of any liberal democracy that no one can brush aside with a wave of hand in a primordial local government area like Abak.
|Usoro Akpanusoh, Chairman AKHA Committee on Appropriation/Finance|
A COMMUNIQUÉ ON A ONE DAY PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2016 AKWA IBOM STATE BUDGET ORGANIZED BY THE AKWA IBOM STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCE HELD IN UYO ON FRIDAY JANUARY 8, 2016.
Budgeting for programmes, projects and commitments by governments has gone beyond mere annual ritual exercise. It encapsulates fiscal measures, estimates of revenue, expenditure and implementation strategies. It therefore behooves on government to ensure that inputs from both formal and informal sectors of the economy are sought; obtained, collated, evaluated and incorporated into annual budgets. Such participatory approach does not only make the budget people-oriented but separates needs from wants in a given polity.
|Otu Ita Toyo|
Former Akwa Ibom State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Arc. Otu Ita Toyo recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview on Planet FM, the man popularly known as ‘Total Chair’ bared his mind on several important political issues. www.connoisseurng.blogspot.com brings you Excerpts:
Last Friday, you defected from PDP to APC. How was it?
A dramatic day I tell you. I don’t even consider the business of producing governor Akpabio as the highlight in my career as a party administrator. I think that belongs to the business of bringing back PDP into shape. By the time I came into the PDP it was in complete shreds. Everybody was fighting against each other. There was Abuja front, there was Uyo front. I think the most enduring legacy I want to be remembered for is bringing back that family into one big moving ship which every family in Akwa Ibom State belonged to. It was a party like no other, a party which every member had a sense of belonging and beyond that had a say in what affected him or her.
Thursday 14 January 2016
The funeral will be held on Friday, January 15th in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. The service of songs for the late Kate Keshi will hold on Thursday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Benin City, Edo State. Kate Keshi (nee Abureme), 54, lost her three-year-long fight against the cancer sickness on 9 December. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, 4 children, her mother, brother, sisters and numerous relatives. Kate passed on at the family’s home in the United States of America on the 9th of December 2015.