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The Origin of Ikot-Ekpene Day Celebrations: Putting the Annual Celebrations in Proper Historical Perspective.

Author: Tom U. Okure. Ph.DThe ContextIkot Ekpene Day is a celebration that takes place shortly after Christmas and is celebrated annually by all the town's inhabitants and original families that make up what is today called Ikot Ekpene or the Raffia City. In the mist of the celebration, and in common with most celebrations, we tend to sometimes forget why we are celebrating and the origins of the celebrations. It is therefore necessary to remind the younger generation of Ikot Ekpenians about…See More
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Historical Revisionism: The Case of the Annang Nation.

By Tom U. Okure, PH.DIn this article, the author argues that the reinterpretation of Annang history through the purposeful omission of the vital historical contribution of some past Annang leaders without factual justification is of general concern and a dangerous historical trend.Context and BackgroundThe Annang people are a distinctive cultural group within Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. The Annangs in common with many other tribal groups in Nigeria like to refer to their ethnic grouping as a…See More
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Celebrating Progress While Remembering The Past: An Empirical Analysis Of The Economic Transformation of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria.

CELEBRATING PROGRESS WHILE REFLECTING ON THE PAST: AN EMPIRICALANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONOF AKWA IBOM STATE OF NIGERIA By Tom U. U. Okure, PhD[1]  CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND On September 23, 2012 Akwa Ibom State (AKS) will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the creation of the state by hosting a silver jubilee celebration. Commonly referred to as the…See More
Sep 21, 2012
Dr. Tom Okure posted a blog post

Celebrating Progress While Remembering The Past: An Empirical Analysis Of The Economic Transformation of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria.

CELEBRATING PROGRESS WHILE REFLECTING ON THE PAST: AN EMPIRICALANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONOF AKWA IBOM STATE OF NIGERIA By Tom U. U. Okure, PhD[1]  CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND On September 23, 2012 Akwa Ibom State (AKS) will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the creation of the state by hosting a silver jubilee celebration. Commonly referred to as the…See More
Sep 17, 2012
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The Ex-Governor James Ibori Case Reveals a Structural Weakness in the State System of Governmental Checks and Balances in Nigeria.

According to a BBC Africa News report, James Ibori, a former governor of one of Nigeria's oil-producing states, has pleaded guilty in a UK court to 10 counts of money-laundering and conspiracy to defraud. The British police accuse him of stealing $250m (£160m) over eight years.[1] The prosecutor called him a “thief in government house".Weak State Unicameral…See More
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The Origin of Ikot-Ekpene Day Celebrations: Putting the Annual Celebrations in Proper Historical Perspective.

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Author: Tom U. Okure. Ph.D



The Context



Map of Current Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area Ikot Ekpene Day is a celebration that takes place shortly after Christmas and is celebrated annually by all the town's inhabitants and original families that make up what is today called Ikot Ekpene or the Raffia City. In the mist of the celebration, and in common with most celebrations, we tend to sometimes forget why we are celebrating and the origins of the celebrations. It… Continue

Historical Revisionism: The Case of the Annang Nation.

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 5:07am 1 Comment

By Tom U. Okure, PH.D



In this article, the author argues that the reinterpretation of Annang history through the purposeful omission of the vital historical contribution of some past Annang leaders without factual justification is of general…
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Celebrating Progress While Remembering The Past: An Empirical Analysis Of The Economic Transformation of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria.

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 8:30pm 2 Comments

CELEBRATING PROGRESS WHILE REFLECTING ON THE PAST: AN EMPIRICAL

ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION

OF AKWA IBOM STATE OF NIGERIA

 

By Tom U. U. Okure, PhD[1]

 

 

CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND

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The Ex-Governor James Ibori Case Reveals a Structural Weakness in the State System of Governmental Checks and Balances in Nigeria.

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 1:26am 2 Comments

According to a BBC Africa News report, James Ibori, a former governor of one of Nigeria's oil-producing states, has pleaded guilty in a UK court to 10 counts of money-laundering and conspiracy to defraud. The British police accuse him of stealing $250m (£160m) over eight years.[1] The prosecutor called him a “thief in government…

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