Reluctantly, I grabbed the television remote control, tuned away from the sports channel and moved to Channels TV.
Browsing: Sam Akpe
Occasionally, he sneaked out into the city during break time; on a walk through the streets, with a classmate.
Focusing on the American model which had already reached maturity at that time, he observed that the press was in a marriage of mutual benefits with democracy.
Once again, I commend Akpandem and Sam for this great idea of documenting the experience of the 2014 National Conference, including the intrigues, schemings, interests and the side attractions that formed part of the activities that produced the beautiful document we have as the report of the Conference.
The discourse was on the media – journalism in particular. No, nobody mentioned brown envelope. It doesn’t seem to be fashionable any longer.
Poets talk and write with inspirations from certain tangibles and intangibles — from within and without.
But before we could go far, an instinct prompted me to make sense of her responses – a revealing friendly chat.
But even that book is written with the touch of poetry. What does poetry mean to you? It was a question she probably knew I would ask
When I woke up this morning to realise that this great thinker and diplomat, Prof. Akinwande Bolaji Akinyemi, is 80 years old, I could only shout: Wow!
I even suggested, silently, that the execution of the award should be delayed till 2022. I had my reasons.
When passed into law, one of the bills granted full operational autonomy to the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
In order to fulfil his five-point agenda, Udom ignited an endless applause when he announced an ambitious, already-packaged, mouth-watering industrial programme. He told the people: “The thrust of our administration is industrialization. In driving this, we have revitalized and re-commissioned Peacock Paints. We have performed ground-breaking ceremonies for a car assembly plant in Itu LGA by a leading Israeli auto manufacturing company, Mimshac Merkavim; as well as the Low Energy Display (LED) manufacturing plant at Itam.”
Specifically, what many people remember about Kennedy’s historic speech is the portion that says Americans should, instead of thinking about what their country should do for them, focus on what they could do for their country. However, that was just an aspect of a speech that set the agenda for sending people to the moon; and building a bridge to connect the future.
The theme of the Week was: “Akwa Ibom State, the Legal Profession and the Emerging Global Economy.” A few days to the event, the National Bureau of Statistics released a stunning report to the effect that Nigeria’s unemployment rate has hit 33.3 per cent. This implies that more than half of the country’s labour force is jobless. Or put alternately, less than half of the labour force is fully employed.
Why would anybody give our President, Muhammadu Buhari, a retired General, such an order? Their complaint was that the two government officers agreed to and actually returned unspent funds approved by government in 2020 for payment of PAP contractors.
I had been so busy that morning — conducting a two-hour long interview. The mobile telephone was on silence. But when her name appeared on the screen, I had to read the short message, then scream: “What? No, this cannot be true!”
Yes, I was a corps member — just like dozens of others in the camp with me. But as that famous writer has observed, all animals may be born equal but some are more equal than others.
We call him Eddy. Nobody seems to know, nor has anyone cared to ask whether the name Eddy is Edwin or Edidiong in a short form. He is simply Eddy. Case closed!