“I cannot run away from PDP. Run to where? Leave PDP for who?” – Senator Etuk.
Senator Aloysius Etuk is Chairman, senate Committee on Establishment and Public service. He represents Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in Akwa Ibom State in the National Assembly. He fielded questions from journalists in Calabar after the inauguration of the South South Zonal Office of the National Pensions Commission on the... Read more
Mandela’s condition critical, says South Africa’s president
Nelson Mandela’s health has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition, the South African government said Sunday. The office of President Jacob Zuma said in a statement that he had visited the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader at a hospital Sunday evening and was informed by the medical team that... Read more
Egypt’s military warns of intervention to prevent slide into “dark tunnel”
Wading into an increasingly volatile fray, Egypt’s military on Sunday gave the nation’s Islamist rulers and their opponents a week to reach an understanding before planned June 30 opposition protests aimed at forcing out the president, in a toughly worded warning that it will intervene to stop the nation... Read more
Like a prophet, “Ojukwu was right on Confederacy in 1966[1967]”
By Nkem Ekeopara Of all the headlines competing for space and attention on the popular Vanguard online edition of June 12, 2013, the above caption attributed to Professor Francis Oluyemi Fagbohun, literally jumped at me. Really, it did! It had to, considering that Nigeria remains a place where truth... Read more
Islamists rally support for Egypt’s president
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood staged a show of strength in Cairo on Friday, rallying a huge crowd to demonstrate support for President Mohamed Mursi – and warn opponents who hope to force him out. The opposition called it an attempt to “terrorize” them before mass rallies they plan for just... Read more
Obama to visit Africa: U.S plans stronger economic role in region with huge Chinese presence
President Barack Obama’s upcoming weeklong trip to Africa will mark his most significant personal investment in the developing region since taking office. The White House is hoping the return on that investment will be an increased foothold for U.S. businesses on a continent where China and other emerging economies... Read more
Kalabari ethnic nationality pledge unflinching support for Amaechi
An address presented by the Amanyanabo of Kalabari Kingdom His Majesty, King Prof T. J. T. Princewill, CFR, JP, Amachree XI On the Occasion of the Courtesy Visit on the Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Right Honourable Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, CON on June 11, 2013:   Protocol On... Read more
Mandela’s wife expresses gratitude to world for outpouring of ‘Love’
In tweets, songs, telephone calls, cards and more, messages of love have come from across South Africa and the world for 94-year-old Nelson Mandela, giving the family comfort and hope as he remains hospitalized in serious condition with a lung infection, his wife said Monday. One of Mandela’s daughters,... Read more
“Let there be a proper election where even the opposition may win” – Ebiri
Former governor of Cross River State and Chairman of the Presidential Committee on the Review of the Nigerian Constitution (1991-2001), Chief Clement Ebri, spoke to Regional Correspondent, Diana Okon-Effiong in Calabar on the implications for institutionalisation of a six-year-single tenure for the presidency, governors as canvassed in some quarters including the Senate of the... Read more
Sen. Esuene declares intention to run for governorship of Akwa Ibom in 2015
By Dan Okon-Effiong The Senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial district in Akwa Ibom state Senator Helen Esuene has formally declared her intention to contest the 2015 governorship election in the state. Esuene made her intention known on Wednesday night in a closed door meeting with her support group.... Read more