The remains of the Manager of Skye Bank Plc, Akwa Ibom, Mr Ubong Ekpe and his younger brother, who drowned during a picnic, have been finally laid to rest amid tears.
It was gathered that Ubong, 42, father of four children drowned along with his brother, Francis, 32, at the Ibeno Beach, Iwuokpom community in the Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Ubong was said to have entered into the beach to swim. When he did not surface from the waters, Francis dived into the water in attempt to save him but also disappeared.
All efforts to save the men proved abortive. Their bodies were said to have been recovered in the early hours of the following day.
Spokesperson for the state Police Command, Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the deaths then said:
“The Skye Bank manager, his children and wife went to Ibeno Beach to have fun. Sadly, he got drowned. His brother died while trying to save him. The family initially did not report the incident . Their bodies floated and the family took them to Uyo. There is no suspicion of foul play.” he said.
There was reportedly commotion in a village in Cross river state last weekend after a gorilla living in the wild met a farmer in the bush and followed him home.
It was reported that residents of Bitiah Irruan village in Boki LGA of Cross river State all gathered at the farmer’s home to witness and see the animal for themselves as many said such incident has never happened before.
Trying to figure out why the gorilla followed the farmer home, some said it was possible the animal no longer had food in the bushes, so he followed the man home, hoping to get food from there.
Others insinuated it could be a sign of favour to the farmer, another said the gorilla lost his way while moving from Bumaji village to Bitiah...
A Nigerian OAP, MC Akonuche has accused the organizers of the just concluded 2018 Headies awards of tribalism. According to him, the award show is only meant for Yoruba people simply because no Igbo artiste won any award. MC Akonuche also blamed Igbos for not supporting their own in situations like this.
Concerning the Headies awards, MC Akonuche wrote:
''For d past 6 years iv been on radio iv come to realise DAT there is particularly a special type of segregation bw d Eastern Nigerian musicians n d westerners.. But with critical analysis, I noticed DAT d Easterners contributed so much to dia own problem.. Its very hard for Igbo artistes who has made it to support rising fellow artist .maybe bc d rising artists however don't also support them.. Look at d sponsor's of @the_headies ,not even one big man or company from d east,all sponsors r from Yoruba..why won't...
Below are pictures from the traditional wedding of Nela Duke and Asuquo Ekpeyong which took place in Calabar, Cross River state. The event was graced by notable Nigerians like, Aliko Dangote, former governor of Akwa Ibom, Godswill Akpabio, Senator Florence Ita Giwa, singer Nyanya and many others.
Nela Duke is the daughter of former Cross Rivers state governor, Donald Duke, while her man, Asuquo Ekpeyong, is the Commissioner for Finance in Cross Rivers state.
The union happened few weeks after Xerona Duke, Nela’s elder sister got married to her man, DJ Caise also known as Derin Phillips, the son of a former Lagos State Commissioner, Chief Mrs Teju Phillips and grandson of Chief Antonio Deinde Fernandez...