TRIBE OF THE WET SUN: A Review, By Akpandem James

Perhaps because there have been some contentions in the recent past between authors and historians on the ancestry of the Ibibio, particularly their roots in Akwa Ibom State, the author at the beginning of the book issued a caveat lector. In the preface, in which he prefers to use the other word proem, the author, Kufre Ntuk, made it clear that his narrative is neither to contradict nor validate any of the schools of thought on the subject matter of Ibibio origin, migration/dispersal and settlement. His is just a work…

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Circumventing Funding Challenges In Nigeria’s Oil Sector Before Net Zero, By Akpandem James

‘There is hunger in the land’ has become a common refrain in the Nigerian landscape owing to the fallouts of the harsh economic situation in the country. Although this is a reality on the ground, the narrative is amplified monstrously by mongers who rather than face the contributory factors choose to run on blame lanes, pointing accusing fingers at perceived nemeses. Nonetheless, there are causative factors. Addressing those factors would bring faster relief than continuously lamenting the situation. Nigeria’s journey to the current economic situation has been long and in…

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