Opinion

Akwa Ibom’s Post-COVID-19 Economic Reconstruction: A Postscript, By Etokowo Owoh

...you don’t plan without numbers, benchmarks and performance indicators (action standards). All over the world, evidence-based policies and governance is the rule. A properly funded bureau of statistics is necessary, as recommended by the Committee. With it, we generate secondary and primary data from socio-economic surveys. Apart from the debilitating…
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Opinion

The Opportunity Cost Of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, By Inibehe Effiong

Where is the 250 million dollars, which if it had been properly invested, could have yielded 31 industries across the 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom State (which Akpabio promised, budgeted funds for, but NEVER built)? Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State is giving out the sum of…
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Opinion

EFCC, Akpabio And The Cries Of Witch-hunt, By Inibehe Effiong

The question is: Is Akpabio guilty or innocent? The court will decide if the EFCC eventually initiates criminal charges against him. If Akpabio believes that the ongoing probe is witch-hunt he should wait for the EFCC to charge him to court. He can then instruct his lawyers to raise a…
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Guest Columns

Akwa Ibom, NDDC and the Appointment of an Acting Managing Director, By Ibanga Isine

The legitimate right of Akwa Ibom State to file a candidate to complete its tenure as NDDC managing director, and the right of its people to occupy relevant offices in the Commission based on its position as largest oil producer in the country cannot not be wished away or donated…
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Columns

Is it the End of the Era of Impunity After Electoral Fraud?, By Jibrin Ibrahim

My question today is that would the impunity continue and would officials who rig elections be allowed to get away with it after a court of competent jurisdiction has shown that they lied under oath. In a normal regime of the rule of law, wouldn’t all the INEC officials who…
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Opinion

Military Rule As Sacramental Democracy, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Nigeria is in the high season of worship. What passes for democracy in the old country is what has come to be dubbed “Buhari Worship”. The toadying submission put at the feet of President Muhammadu Buhari is akin to religious fervour. It is a sacrament that brooks no opposition. The…
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Guest Columns

Right of Reply: Re: I Used to Eat from Dustbins – Governor Akpabio, By Anietie Ukpe

The publication titled "I used to eat from dustbins – Governor Akpabio" published by Premium Times, was a shocking display of malice, vitriol and profanity. It disingenuously sought to attach a literal meaning to a figurative expression. It was faux pas, poor editorial judgment and a deviation from the high…
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