Wednesday, 14 February 2018


Residence of Idara Ndifreke completely built for her by Barr Aniefiok Dennis


A lawmaker representing Etinan State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Barr Aniefiok Dennis few moments ago demonstrated what many described as quality love and effective representation when he donated two houses of two bedroom apartments each to indigent women of his state constituency.
Dennis who presented keys of the apartments to the beneficiaries said he is doing this as a show love for the women who constitute the mother of the state constituency.

He said, he chose the day to officially present the keys to the buildings to them to give the women a sense of belonging in celebrating St. Valentine's day.
Barr Dennis who is also the House committee Chairman on Judiciary, Hyman Rights and Public petitions urged the beneficiaries to see themselves as his girlfriends noting that the capacity to present such gifts to them does not come from him but from God who gave him to grace to do same.

The Assemblyman stated further that he was moved to initiate the process of building the houses for the women when he noted the kind of shelter they had earlier.
He observed that it was not a sight to behold and then as a show of love, he had to build a house for them so they could get quality shelter and where to lay their heads.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Maritime Academy Of Frustration ,Fraud and Oppression

Maritime-Academy of Nigeria- Maritime Academy Of Frustration, Fraud and Oppression
Maritime Academy Of Frustration ,Fraud and Oppression             

The story of Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) Oron in recent times has been a tale   of woes, uncertainties and that of mixed feelings.

The whole confusion started when the minister of transport  wrongfully appointed his in law  as  a rector to run the affairs of the academy at the same time set up an interim management committee to also run the same institution, meaning two illegal Captains  in one Ship, Unfortunately the two appointments are being challenged in court on the ground of illegality by Oron people, while they are challenging the appointment of the rector for lack of due process in line with the law establishing Academy, which stipulates that appointment to the office of the rector must be advertised on national daily for a given period and those seeking for the office will apply for the job to the ministry of transport, while the ministry appoints the best candidate for the job base on performance during the interview.

It is also true that the ministry of transport has contravened the acts that established the Maritime Academy by appointing the illegal interim management committee(IMC) to run the affairs of the academy for six (6) months.

Secondus chides PDP lawmakers over constituency project funds diversion

...ticket for 2019 won't be on a platter of gold

Says no Federal lawmaker will get automatic ticket                         

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Uche Secondus has chided lawmakers on the platform of the party who has not carried out constituency briefing despite collecting monies for that purpose.

At a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday with members of the party in the National Assembly, Secondus said boosting the party's popularity at the grassroots through constituency briefing and projects will "definitely count" for those seeking election either for their current or another office.

"It is disheartening that despite huge sums received by lawmakers as reflected in the budget, only few have been able to conduct constituency briefing in their various states.

"There are lawmakers who record shows, have collected huge sums in the name of their constituencies without any empowerment programmes"

He further stressed that party tickets ahead of 2019 will not be on a platter of gold, as it will be decided by the people because, in his words, "the restructured PDP has come to stay as a true  democratic party, adding that the actions and decisions of the party must reflect this policy".

Secondus stressed that political office holders have the major task of boosting the party's popularity, especially at the grassroots. He noted that while this will prepare the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Making reference to some lawmakers, the Rivers State born PDP lead man particularly acknowledged the efforts of Hon. (Mrs) Onyemaechi Mrakpor of Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency Delta State and Senator Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, as well as few others from the North and Southwest states, whose "resounding" performances, he said, should be emulated by others.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Eket rejects David Lawrence, his protégé *Says we won’t negotiate 2019 Assembly seat with a failed lawmaker

Eket rejects David Lawrence
Eket rejects David Lawrence, his protégé *Says we won’t negotiate 2019 Assembly seat with a failed lawmaker

Stakeholders of Eket Local Government Area in the Peoples Democratic Party say the position of David Lawrence seeking a second term to the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly is not only laughable but quite insulting to OKON people.

To this end they informed THE INK reporters in Eket over the weekend that they will not and cannot support the second term ambition of Mr. David Lawrence.

In separate interactions, the likes of Sanko, ward Chairman of OKON urban ward one Mr. Augustine and Hon. Umoh, Councilor for OKON Urban one as well as some youth leaders of the party in OKON said, David Lawrence should not forget that he is only being tolerated and that at the appropriate time, he will be kicked out of Udo Udoma chambers of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.

Others who spoke while exchanging views with newsmen on the state of politics in Eket Local Government Area described the Assemblyman as a politician that if given the opportunity would seek to perpetrate himself in power.

They argued that collectively, the people of Eket Local Government Area will chase out Mr. Lawrence for an OKON indigene to replace him especially as that region is to produce the next House of Assembly legislator for the next eight years.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Victor Antai Donates Office to Mbo PDP …We will reward you, party tells commissioner

Victor Antai Donates Office to Mbo PDP …We will reward you, party tells commissioner.
Victor Antai Donates Office to Mbo PDP …We will reward you, party tells commissioner

Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Victor Antai today over the weekend donated a party office to Mbo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The official commissioning of the chapter office was done by the State Chairman of PDP Obong Paul Ekpo. other state executives and all the chapter chairmen in Eket Sen. District were among notable personalities present to grace the commissioning ceremony.

The Mbo PDP chapter  office according to Hon. Godwin Edet Bassey; the Peoples Democratic Party chapter Chairman, Mbo LGA was before now a dilapidated rented apartment which has been taken over by the landlord.

The Party Chairman had observed that the office rent had expired and that upon expiration of the rent, the landlord had taken possession of his property thereby rendering the party homeless.

The newly built and commissioned chapter office is solely financed by the Culture and Tourism boss maintained, Rt. Hon. Hon. Victor Antai to give the party a new phase of breath in the political arena.

Ika will return Udom in 2019 -Enyiekere

Ika will return Udom in 2019 -Enyiekere

The Former Chairman of Ika Local Government Area, Hon Saviour Enyiekere has thrown his full weight behind the second term aspiration of Governor Udom Emmanuel, saying , Ika people will return Udom in 2019.

 He said their decision to support the Governor for his re election by next year was not negotiable because of what he (the Governor) has done for the people of Ika in particular and Akwa Ibom State in general.

He assured that the people of Ika will ever remain grateful to His Excellency, Mr Udom Emanuel for his development strides in the state as well engaging the people of the in his governance, noting that the state government has graded and opened new rural roads in Ika Local Government Area, which according to him has created a new chapter in economic development between Akwa Ibom and the neighbouring Abia state.

In an exclusive chat with newsmen in his office in Uyo recently, Enyiekere who is a Board Member of the Akwa Ibom Roads and Other Infrastructure ,Maintenance Agency ( AKROIMA )described Governor Udom as one of the best in the country, thanking him for not disappointing the Peoples Democratic Party as a leader in the state.

He said, “see what is happening in other states of the federation where salaries are not paid for many months, no meaningful projects, but here Gov Udom is performing creditably well in spite of the lean resources in the state.”

Ekpoattai’s human capacity building is world class, by PDP Chieftain

Ekpoattai’s human capacity building is world class, by PDP Chieftain
Deaconess Owoidighe Ekpoattai - Ekpoattai’s human capacity building is world class, by PDP Chieftain

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in ONNA Local Government Area, Otuekong Prince Ikpe Bob have described the legislative prowess of Mrs. Owoidighe Ekpoattai as legendary and world class.

Bob informed THE INK reporter in Eket last week shortly after the graduation of over two hundred participants who took part in Owoidighe Ekpoattai’s training of her constituents in different field of crafts, catering, welding and cosmetology.

He said, for Mma Ekpoattai, hers is quality and effective representation that you can see, touch and appreciate. Adding that it takes a woman with a heart of gold to do all the things the Eket federal lawmaker is doing for her people.

Speaking further, Ikpe Bob said that in the lineup of National Assembly leadership representation in Eket federal constituency, that Mrs. Ekpoattai stands tallest and added that the federal lawmaker deserves all the support and encouragement. He said that with the style and dexterity exhibited by Mrs. Ekpoattai in his representation at the National Assembly, that the sky is surely the starting point of the legislator.

Bob who also doubles as Mrs. Ekpoattai’s senior legislative aide called on support for Governor Udom Emmanuel and urged Akwa Ibomites to rally round the Governor for a second term adding that Ekpoattai and Udom’s second term as National Assembly member and Governor respectively is an open invitation to continuous development of Eket federal constituency and Akwa Ibom in general.