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

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

Added by Dr. Tom Okure on January 9, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Historical Revisionism: The Case of the Annang Nation.

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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Added by Dr. Tom Okure on March 13, 2013 at 5:07am — 1 Comment

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 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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Added by Dr. Tom Okure on September 21, 2012 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

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…

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Added by Dr. Tom Okure on February 29, 2012 at 1:26am — 2 Comments

The Essence of Gradualism in Policy Formulation in Nigeria: Reflections on the Manifest and Latent Consequences of the Sudden Removal of Fuel Subsidy.

The Essence of Gradualism in Government Policy Implementation.

Policy implementation in developed and democratically governed countries generally presumes that stated government policy objectives are implemented gradually.  Gradualism is a policy and administrative concept and one of the defining elements of political liberalism and reformism. The concept of graduallism is rooted in the belief that government policy changes ought to be implemented in small, discrete increments…

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Added by Dr. Tom Okure on January 10, 2012 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

U.S. EX-IM BANK, NIGERIAN MINISTRY OF POWER SIGN AGREEMENT FOR UP TO $1.5 BILLION TO INCREASE POWER OUTPUT IN NIGERIA

U.S. EX-IM BANK, NIGERIAN MINISTRY OF POWER SIGN AGREEMENT FOR UP TO $1.5 BILLION TO INCREASE POWER OUTPUT IN NIGERIA

Ex-Im Financing Will Help Create, Maintain Jobs in Both U.S. and Nigeria

 

 

October 19, 2011



ABUJA, NIGERIA - The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and the Nigerian Ministry of Power (MOP) today (Oct. 19) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed…

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Added by Dr. Tom Okure on October 19, 2011 at 8:26pm — 1 Comment

Small Businesses in the USA and the Impact of Rising Oil Prices

As oil prices rise sharply, so are the prices of everything that we consume and depend on including the price of basic food products in grocery stores, the price of gasoline to fuel our automobiles, the price of travel tickets for airlines and bus fares, the price of eating out in restaurants etc. The price of crude oil has increased more than 20 percent since the beginning of 2011, rising from about $90 per barrel of Brent crude, the benchmark for the industry to over $110. We have not…

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Added by Dr. Tom Okure on March 14, 2011 at 9:08pm — No Comments

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