TRIBES AND CULTURE: ADIM PEOPLE (CROSS RIVER STATE)

Adim is a cultural community that refers to a set of people that occupy a certain quarter in Biase Local Government area in Cross river state, Nigeria. The Adim people speak Adim and Efik language. According to reports, Adim is spoken by about 16,000 speakers. The Adim community is administered by clan heads and are assisted by chiefs.

1.1. Historical Background of the Adim People

There is no general acceptability among the people of Adim as to their historical origin. Some people posit that their ancestors came from Otum Usa. Some others believe that they had dominated the present day location from time in inception negating the stance that they are ancient migrants into the community. This research based its scope on tracing the real source. However, after a prolonged attempt, we are able to arrive at the justification that Adim people are indeed migrants. The people of Adim’s initial origin is indeed located around Otum Usa settlement (Abi LGA) in Ebom-Ebijiakara on the Eastern bank of Cross river state. The migrants first settled at Orum-Ugom before finally pitching their tent in the present day Biase LGA.

Biase LGA,which is now the new abode of the Adim people, consist of the 3 basic Adim groups with diverse views about their origin:

i. The Isobo
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LYRICAL VENDETTA (A POEM)

LYRICAL VENDETTA

 

I will strike back

When am right back

Fighting back

To get my right back

 

Enough of the barking,

I really want to bite.

A lion which have been starving

Attacks anything at sight

 

My silence

Is about to metamorphose into violence

Invested in you all hopes

But no dividends

Striving to remind you of this

But not privileged

 

Now, I am taking no chances,

Your words, your actions, your agendas and motives

Are so inauspicious

 

Be gone!  Continue reading

Tempo Gets Heightened As Lagos Prepare For Local Government polls. See time table and full list of sitting sole administrators.

In a matter of weeks, the political atmosphere in the economic capital of Nigeria, Lagos, will depict competitiveness and rivalry as the lgs/lcdas in the state are preparing for the long awaited Local government elections. The 57 LGAs and LCDAs in Lagos will be the battleground for politicians and political parties as they battle for supremacy.

It should be recalled a Lagos High Court had in 2015 declared all caretaker administration (sole administration) null and void and has given injunctions to the State government to conduct fresh elections within 90. After subsequent appeals, state government is only conditioned to make the elections a reality.

Already, the Akinwumi Ambode led government had promised all residents, politicians and electorates of fairness and transparency. The state electoral body’s representatives has also assured of a smooth running. The Chairman of the LASIEC (Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission), Hon. Justice Ayotunde Philips, through the state’s official web page, disclosed that the commission is determined to ensure a successful conduct of the forthcoming elections. See… http://www.lagosstate.gov.ng/blog/2017/02/01/lasiec-set-to-achieve-success-in-lagos-lg-elections/

In agitations for the main event, all participating political parties have been actively demonstrating the internal democratic process in choosing their anointed candidates. The electorates are also on the look out. Hopeful, finite democracy will carry the day. July 22ndn 2017 has been picked for the conduct of all 57 lg/lcds in the state. View the time table in the picture below.  Continue reading

National Assembly (1): The Senate. (plus comprehensive list of all its members and political parties)

The Senate arm of the National assembly (Red Chamber as it is informal referred) comprises of 109 members effecting 3 each from 36 states of the federation plus 1 member representing the Capital. This arrangement is strictly according to the constitution.

The Senate is only but one half of the Nation’s Bi-cameral structure of allowing two legislative houses to foster progress and development. The Federal House of Representative is the other half. Known as the ‘Red chamber’ for its Red chair settings in its hall, is the Upper House. The Senate alongside the Housed of Representatives (Green Chamber) are vested with the power to deliberate and legislate laws for the country.

 

Its members are so referred to as ‘Senators’. Each constituency is expected to elect 3 members each (FCT provides only One) under the electoral conduct of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for four years. Elected members stand the chance of re-running at Continue reading

US Replies Jonathan: 2015 Election Reflected The Will of the People.

The United States of America has replied Nigeria’s former President (Goodluck Jonathan)’s accusations. The US government communicated this through the US Embassy spokesperson in Nigeria, Russel Brooks on Wednesday.

 

Following Goodluck Jonathan’s sudden outburst about the US Government under the administration of Barack Obama was hell bent on kicking him out of office back in 2015, Brooks had come out to debunk such claim insisting that President Muhammadu’s victory at the 2015 presidential election was outrightly the will of the Nigerian electorates.

 

Earlier this week, Jonathan said,
“President Barack Obama and his officials made it very clear to me by their actions that they wanted a change of government in Nigeria and we’re ready to do anything to achieve that purpose.
“They even brought some naval ships into the Gulf of Guinea in the days preceding the election.
“I got on well with Prime Minister David Cameron but at some point, I noticed that the Americans were putting pressure on him and he had to join them against me.
“But I didn’t realise how far President Obama was prepared to go to remove me until France caved in to the pressure from America.
“But weeks to the election, he had also joined the Americans in supporting the opposition against me.” Continue reading

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You Should Know Segment: THE SERVING GOVERNORS, THEIR DEPUTIES AND THE STATE THEY GOVERN.

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Governors                                       Deputy                          party            State            capital
Okezie Ikpeazu                         Ude Oko Chukwu           PDP               Abia           Umuahia
Jibrilla Bindow                             Martin Babale              APC            Adamawa       Yola
Udom Emmanuel                           Moses Ekpo                  PDP           Akwa ibom       Uyo
Willie Obiano                             Dr. Nkem Okeke            APGA            Anambra       Awka
Mohammed Abubakar                Nuhu Gidado               APC               Bauchi          Bauchi
Seriake Dickson                          Gboribiogha Jonah       PDP               Bayelsa         Yenogoa
Samuel Ortom                                 Benson Abounu          APC                 Benue         Makurdi
Kashim Shettima                             Usman Durkwa          APC                Borno        Maiduguri
Benedict Ayade                                  Ivara Esu                    PDP            Cross river       Calabar
Ifeanyi Okowa                                   Kingsley Otuaro        PDP                Delta               Asaba
Dave Umahi Eric Kelechi Igwe PDP Ebonyi Abakaliki
Godwin Obaseki                                   Philip Shuaibu         APC                 Edo            Benin City
Ayo Fayose                                             Kolapo Olusola          PDP                Ekiti            Ado-Ekiti
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi                                 Cecilia Ezeilo            PDP               Enugu          Enugu
Ibrahim H. Dankwambo                       Charles Illiya          PDP               Gombe         Gombe
Owelle Rochas Okorocha                    Eze Madumere         APC                  Imo              Oweri
Badaru Abubakar                                 Ibrahim Hadejia      APC              Jigawa             Dutse
Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai                             Bala Bantex            APC               Kaduna        Kaduna
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje                     Hafiz Abubakar      APC                Kano             Kano
Aminu Bello Masari                                  Mannir Yakubu     APC               Katsina        Katsina
Abubakar Atiku Bagudu                 Samaila Yombe Dabai  APC               Kebbi      Bir. Kebbi
Yahaya Bello                                           Simon Achuba             APC                 Kogi             Lokoja
Abdulfatah Ahmed                                 Peter Kisira                APC                Kwara           Ilorin
Akinwunmi Ambode                        Idiat Oluranti Adebule APC                 Lagos             Ikeja Continue reading