A popular chief priest from Okobo Local government of Akwa ibom state, whose real name is John Ntekim, after he trawled through the activities of the parties involved in taking the good name of the state to the gutters, has through his pious mentality decided to be unbiased and non partisan. The young and highly intelligent chief priest who doubles as an activist dropped his opinion on the proposed Lagos lodge which the governor of Akwa ibom state, Udom Emmanuel, intends to execute in no distance time.
As all episodes displayed by various political factions in the state gets piquant with no intention of piping-down by any of the faction, the raver wrote this piece…
MY OPINION ON THE LAGOS LODGE SAGA AND AKWA IBOM STREET FIGHT IN LAGOS
Our governor brought this trouble, the protesters disgraced us and the thugs brought us shame afterwards. These all happened because our House of Assembly does not exist.
I have never been this shamed as a citizen of Akwa Ibom State.
This shame (ndók) grows more colossal and vast as I continue to ponder on why youths from my dear state constantly grow immature by day, instead of growing to join their contemporaries in other states on the ladder of civility and ‘common sense’.
The most painful ingredient making up the shame which is starring me in the face as I write this piece, is the foolishness that led some jesters to travel to faraway Lagos State, just to ensure they continue in ruining the picture of other ethical Akwa Ibom people, against the common parlance “Do not wash your dirty linens in public”.
Fact be told, the disrupted protest witnessed yesterday, 10th August, in Lagos State has brought the democratic disposition of Governor Udom Emmanuel and that of his administration to disrepute. Meanwhile, the idea of the protest, whether you and I accept it or not, has attacked the reputations of Inibehe Effiong and his associates, as their reasons for embarking on the said protest remain unconvincing to an impartial mind.
Yes. Buck cannot be passed, because both sides have contributed to this national embarrassment of disgracing Akwa Ibom on a foreign land. The opinion that both parties (the government and the protesters) lacked quality explanations to give in respect to the ‘Lagos lodge saga’, kept me from discussing the topic overtime.
In my judgement, an intention to build a lodge is not as disgusting as Inibehe and co. make it seem, but the time in which this project is initiated makes the governor’s proposal an abominable and detestable one.
However, my greatest surprise is how the protesters choose to ‘flog’ the state’s Chief Executive alone, allowing members of the House of Assembly who should receive more strokes for being ‘The people’s Assembly’ in theory and ‘beggars’ in practice go unbeaten. Parliament is an instrument of social engineering, except where we come from.
Is it true that Akwa Ibom people only elect representatives without learning the constitutional functions of a parliamentarian? If the people themselves are the ones checkmating excesses of the executive arm of government, of what essence is the existence of the legislature? You can’t elect someone to speak for you, yet, you continue to speak for yourself. Indeed, party politics has weakened parliamentary democracy in our country, but if a degree of criticisms directed at the governor is received by members of the House, I believe we’ll achieve a difference, no matter how little.
Additionally, I do not grasp where the origin of that idea of protesting against a Supplementary Budget that had already been made a law by the State House of Assembly, having undergone legislative procedures (due or undue). If the governor obtained approval from the mace and gavel of the legislature, what then does one expect at the end of a protest? A new budget and repetition of the exercise?
Methinks some Akwa Ibom people prove too gullible and aggressive, always availing themselves to be cajoled into unrest without clearly defined aims or goals. Again, what did they say the protest sought to achieve?
I do not want to discuss the effects of Inibehe Effiong’s inability to exonerate himself from the allegations making rounds that he received N20million from Obong Nsima Ekere to organise the said protest. I leave that one for him and his G(g)od.
Back to my governor. Your Excellency, the rudest executive decision I have heard of this year is your decision to erect a building worth N1.2b. Whether it is to be built home or abroad is not the question, but the truth is that we are in a difficult moment when the entire country is crying economic downturn, pensioners are dying without their entitlements, educational facilities across the state lie dilapidated, while rural communities have no access roads.
I am not sure who masterminded the assault and harassment against Inibehe and other Akwa Ibom indigenes who assembled in Lagos to protest against this your decision, but I am sure they are your supporters and promoters of your party.
Sir, if you are a democrat, indeed interested in returning as governor come 2019, I urge you to call your ‘men’ to order. With happenings as such, I bet your administration will gradually become the most unpopular in the history of democratic governance of our dear state. It is malodorous to beat a child and ask him not to cry. If the people cannot have their say at any time, you will be notorious for cruelty and shall remain wanting in everyday perceptions of the electorates.
You insensate thug who derives pleasure in beating up people, fighting in front of cameras and challenging the credibility of God who gave you functional brain which you’ve caused to become dysfunctional, congratulations.
You went, fought and proclaimed support for the governor. You vowed to wound or kill anybody who speaks against him. The scriptures cursed you already, so, I hope you know I do not have any word for you?
Your Excellency, dear protesters, able thugs and impotent House of Assembly, thank you all for disgracing me.
– John Ntekim (Chief Priest)
Amaechi Vows To Release Names Of Those Sabotaging Security
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that cabals are frustrating the recently approved $198m maritime security contract.
Amaechi vowed to publicly mention names of saboteurs while speaking at a Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum held in Warri, Delta State on Thursday.
He said “Reason, why vessels will not come to the Eastern ports, is because there is war insurance due to insecurity in the ports here.
“The war insurance means if the goods cost N10,000 in Lagos, it will cost N20,000 here because there is an extra cost on it due to Insecurity issues. Even as a minister, I can’t enter a boat ride from Warri to Port Harcourt due to insecurity issues, but I can move around Lagos at any time of the day.
“I once asked a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, why people from Anambra don’t import from Port Harcourt port, and he said it cost less to import from Lagos and move to Onitsha even with the price they pay on the road. It is cheaper to import from Lagos to Aba, yet Aba to Port Harcourt is a 30-minute drive.
“For shipowners, you need to do a petition to Mr President. The President approved a contract of $195m for maritime security, but there are people in the system sabotaging the contract because it will restore security in the water. I won’t say who they are until it gets out of control. We are still battling for the contract to take place, but if it gets out of place, we will name them publicly, including the security people involved.
“There are people who make billions of Dollars from the insecurity on the water, so they don’t want security on the water because if we secure the water, all their rubbish will go.
“There are businesses which provide the vessel for oil companies in the name of providing security. The moment we secure the water, they are out of jobs?
Prison Officer Brutalizes Son, Injures Him For Playing Football (Graphic)
According to a photographer who shared photos of a teenage boy brutalized by his father, almost went into coma after he sustained a deep injury on his head, just for playing football.
The Nigerian Prisons staff beats his son from 7:00pm till 2:30 am, says report.
See what the photographer/Instagram user wrote..
This happened at Oluwatedo area of Ibadan, Mr Adepoju Biodun is married with three kids,he works with Nigerian prison service Agodi,ibadan.his eldest child is Israel, On 16th February 2018 Israel went to play football and after the football his father beat him from 7:00pm till 2:30am in the early hours of Saturday till he sustained a deep cut on his head with blood everywhere in the house.his the appropriate way to correct or chastise our child. This is beyond chastisement. Israel was beaten to coma before he was later rushed to Don Bosco specialist hospital Ogungbade. I will soon upload the surface area of the deep cut as soon as they open it.his siblings also tolu and praise served severe punishment, they were relieved as soon as Israel was rushed to the hospital. Please share until the appropriate authorities sees this especially Nigerian prisons, UNICEF. #UNICEF #law #crazyfather #ibadan #opayemioludayo
#tolanialli #bayoomoboriowo #michaelomoboriowophotography #ajimobi #florenceajimobi #lawyer #nigerianprison #nigerianprison #freshfm #splashfm #inspirationfm
Beating for your son for playing football? My God.
Someone please remind him how much Neymar is worth per week!!! Kaii
There is another angle to look at this… No father in his right mind would do this to his own son!!! This is a clear case MENTAL ILLNESS/TRUMA probably due to the nature of his work. I am not a psychologist but I know in that in Nigeria we lack the culture of looking out for the signs of mental fatigue amongst our workers in all sector. Military /Paramilitary have no proper way of been evaluated for any form of work trauma. This man could be having or experiencing trauma as the result of the nature of his job. May God help him and his family.
UYO STATE LAWMAKER RESCUES PUPILS AGAIN …DONATES DESKS TO SCHOOL
The member representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Eyo Okon, on Friday, donated 120 desks to the pupils of Government Primary School, Aka Offot, Uyo Local Government Area.
Hon. Monday Eyo who described Education as a bedrock of any society, and for any society to make progress, stated that when the foundation that is the primary level of education is well laid, motivated and properly activated, the child who is at the centre of learning is well prepared, informed and sharpened for the future both mentally and physically.
Headmaster of the School, Mr. Simon Edet Eyo, alongside the Village Head of Aka 1, Eteidung Francis, Hon. Kufre Mendi, while receiving the Lawmaker, commended him for his kind gesture and rapid response to the plight of the pupils within the short notice of time.
PDP RESPONSIBLE FOR FUEL HIKE- Don Etiebet …BLAMES OBJ,JONATHAN FOR OIL SPILLS IN NIGER DELTA
Former Petroleum Minister Chief Don Etiebet says the current fuel crisis in Nigeria is caused by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
Speaking in an interview in Uyo, Chief Etiebet the APC leader in Akwa Ibom explained that the petroleum distribution in Nigeria is controlled by PDP members who are causing the fuel hike to project President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure.
Buhari is the substantive Ministet of Petroleum in Nigeria.
“Who are still controlling the petroleum distribution in Nigeria; it is still the original PDP marketers.”
He attributed the fuel hike to the impending elections in the country, saying it is an attempt by the PDP marketers to discredit APC.
“Election time is coming and they are doing all kinds of thing for petrol not to be available, and what do they want? They want increase I petrol price so that they can use that against APC”
Etiebet, who was minister of petroleum under Gen. Sani Abacha attributed all oil spill in the South-South Zone to illegal bunkering.
He said illegal bunkering in Nigeria where sponsored by the previous Government OF Chief Olusegu Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
“Many Government in the past even up to the last Government have been supporting illegal bunkering; please quote me, I am the former minister for petroleum and I know the details”
On the proposed reintroduction of onshore/offshore oil dichotomy by the APC restructuring Committee, Dr. Etiebet said there was nothing wrong with the committee report.
“ I believe what the committee meant maybe oil discovered or produced outside that isoba boundary.”
He assured that president buhari has done well for Akwa Ibom with the development programme been seen in all part Akwa Ibom state and urged Akwa Ibom people to rally round him for the re-election of President Buhari in 2019
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By Our Source