Anietie Ukpe is a journalist based in Uyo, Nigeria.
From 1967 to 1970 Nigeria was embroiled in a civil war. Millions of lives were lost. The war was between the separatist Biafran forces and federal troops. The fight to keep Nigeria one succeeded, as the federal forces won. But decades after, the fires of separatism are aglow again and youths, under the auspices of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), are marching in the streets demanding for the carving of the nation of Biafra out of Nigeria. The Nigerian Government has resorted to the use of force in the place of dialogue, but that has simply created a stronger sense of distinctiveness and grievances and won IPOB more support. This article examines the approaches adopted by the government and proffers solutions.
A birthday tribute to one of Nigeria's most enigmatic and best loved politicians and statesman, Chief Godswill Obot Akpabio, the Senate Minority Leader and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State. Akpabio has over ten honorary doctorate degrees and several international awards and honors.
A pen portrait of Governor Udom Emmanuel with special attention to his humility and generosity. A compelling and engaging portraiture of the gentleman.
There is a systematic conspiracy by the Nigerian Government to deceive the world about the massacre of farmers defending their farmlands by Fulani herdsmen. This is because the president of Nigeria is a Fulani and the grand patron of the Herdsmen Association. This article is an expose of that conspiracy.