Obong Victor Attah
Ibom Air launched, begins operation with three aircraft
Akwa Ibom State government has launched Ibom Air airlines, becoming the first State in Nigeria to own a commercial airline. By the multi-million naira worth of investment, the state government aims to facilitate thousands of direct and indirect jobs, as well as enhance connectivity in the region. Currently, two Ibom Air aircraft – CRJ 900…
The grave diggers
What happened at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly in Uyo a few days ago was a tragic twist of irony. The happening was imperfect, infact cynical; the timing was even more imperfect and even more cynical.
When ex-governors gather
It is always an exciting atmosphere when the burden of the responsibility of office is laid aside and they can relax and they can shake hands hard, pat themselves on the back, cast jokes and exchange banters. It is when the burden of state matters eases and work no longer presses. That is when they…
Attah: A forensic warrior
In the Newswatch issue of March 8, 2004 I had written a column on Obong Victor Attah, who was the Governor of Akwa Ibom State them. In that article I said: “The big man I was talking to at the Aso Villa, Abuja, simply looked away from me and blurted.” “This mad man don come…
Akwa Ibom people don’t want to be caged further, says Udom
The level of confidence here has no probability in it. We are talking about the biggest party in Africa, the largest party that has units everywhere.
Presidency denies re-introduction of onshore/offshore dichotomy
The Presidency has denied claims that on-shore/off-shore dichotomy has been reintroduced in the sharing of Federation Account Allocation to littoral states as it concerns crude oil revenue.
APC is no threat to PDP in Akwa Ibom
We defeated APC when this same governor was not this popular, we defeated them when the governor did not do programs and we defeated them with his political history as Secretary to Government.
PANDEF Crisis: Young Turks form parallel group to topple leadership
For some time now, some traditional rulers in the Niger Delta area have intensified efforts to effect a change in the leadership of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF).
It’s ordinary Nigerians that can decide whether we’ll live together or not, says Onaiyekan
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, yesterday said it is ordinary Nigerians who can decide whether we can live together or not and urged Nigerians...
Niger Delta stakeholders want definite timeline for relocation of oil firms’ headquarters
The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has said that the statement that oil companies should relocate to their areas of operation should translate into a policy direction with a definite timeline of implementation.