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5 THINGS TO DO ON A VACATION IN AKWA IBOM

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5 THINGS TO DO ON A VACATION IN AKWA IBOM

Have you ever craved order amid a chaotic world, serenity amid the noise around you, a vacation on the calming islands of tranquility, and you haven’t got a place to calm your throbbing mind yet? Then you haven’t visited Akwa Ibom.

Akwa Ibom is one of the oil-producing states in Nigeria and is bordered by Cross River state, Cameroon, Rivers State, and Abia State. Akwa Ibom gives you the scenic view of a perfect seaside as it is spanned by an ocean which presents the ideal getaway spot. Akwa Ibom not only gives you the complete feeling of a seaside but has so many other beautiful places you can visit. So what better way to kick off your vacation than to be in a city that gives you that peace of mind that you will term ‘Priceless’?

Dust your chair and sit tight as you go on a thrill ride of some fantastic things you should do while in Akwa Ibom on vacation.

HAVE A FUN TIME AT IBOM TROPICANA ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

Serving both business and leisure purposes perfectly, the Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre, which is located in the beautiful city of Uyo, is that fun spot to start with while on your vacation in the beautiful state of Akwa Ibom. Taking its model from the architectural designs of the Sun City of South Africa and the astonishing Disneyland located in Orlando, Florida, USA, this world-class resort features a 14-storey building which has in it a cinema galleria, a five-star hotel, a shopping mall, and a convention center. It doesn’t matter what brings you to Akwa Ibom, all you need to know is Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre is there to give you the best of both worlds of business and pleasure.

READ A BOOK AT THE IBOM E-LIBRARY

Located in the city of Uyo is another gold mine of peace and quietness known as the Ibom E-Library. If you have ever found raging calmness in the pages of a book, then being in a library which gives you access to tonnes of books would be one of the best ways to kick of your vacation. Ibom e-library is the first of its kind in the whole of West Africa; it is leisure for people whose love for books is timeless and bound by limited or no conditions. So if books thrill you, then a whole library of digitalized books will give you a feeling of a lifetime.

VISIT LE MERIDIEN IBOM HOTEL & GOLF COURSE

Situated in the heart of Uyo’s rich and lush palm forest vegetation is a magnificent hotel known as Le Meridien Hotel. It is a five-star hotel that plays host to both international and indigenous visitors and recognized mostly for its international-standard-18-hole golf course, which is one of the best in West Africa. A trip to Le Meridien leaves you at the thrilling mercy of nature’s gentle touch as mingling with golfers and interacting with nature is a great deal of fun.

HAVE A PICNIC AT IBENO BEACH

Beach moments are ones you can’t get enough of. They are picturesque moments that will have you enjoying the water with your friends and family. It could also have you basking in the sun and drinking in nature’s soft way of calming your nerves. At Ibeno beach, these moments and more are what you will get; sand, sea, sky, sun, and all of nature’s beautiful elements as you will have trees swaying to the sea breeze and whistling soft tunes to you as you watch the waves crash against the seashore. What better vacation treat beats taking a trip to the beach? So if you are a beach lover, then take a trip to Ibeno beach and have more fun than you would in a day. Do not forget to go for a horse ride.

A SOUL REACHING WALK THROUGH THE BRIDGE OF NO RETURN

If historical events entrance you, then you will find a trip to the Bridge of No Return an even more fascinating adventure than any spot on this list. Situated in Ikot Abasi is the bridge which dates back to the days of slavery. It was named the Bridge of No Return because, in the days of slavery, the bridge was the last point of contact from where slaves were put on big ships and sent into slavery in faraway countries where they never return from. Although it is infamous, the bridge is a sight to behold and who wouldn’t want to listen to surreal stories that make hearts go out to the slaves of those times who never returned to their lands; a place they called home.

Conclusively, there’s no better way to have fun and relax away from your home than a vacation trip to this beautiful state of the Niger Delta. So, the next time you’re thinking of a weekend or holiday vacation, think of visiting Akwa Ibom State.

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WE’LL PUSH, PUSH UNTIL YOU WIN, PRESIDENT BUHARI ASSURES OKONJO-IWEALA

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WE’LL PUSH, PUSH UNTIL YOU WIN, PRESIDENT BUHARI ASSURES OKONJO-IWEALA
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja assured Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance and Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, that the country will explore every opportunity and deploy its entire energy to ensure that she becomes the Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Dr Okonjo-Iweala is one of two candidates contesting for the top position of the multilateral institution.
President Buhari, who received the former Managing Director (Operations) of the World Bank at the Presidential Villa, said she deserved more support to get the top job because of her profile and diligence in serving the country, and the world.
“I assure you that we will do all that we can to ensure that you emerge as the Director-General of WTO, not only because you are a Nigerian, but because you are a hardworking Nigerian. You deserve this,’’ he added.
WE’LL PUSH, PUSH UNTIL YOU WIN, PRESIDENT BUHARI ASSURES OKONJO-IWEALA
The President assured Dr Okonjo-Iweala that he will make more phone calls, and send letters to some world leaders for more support.
“I did the same for Dr Akinwunmi Adesina for President of the African Development Bank. Both of you served the country under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). You are both highly qualified. We will continue to support you. I will immediately make those calls,’’ the President told Dr Okonjo-Iweala.
In her remarks, Dr Okonjo-Iweala, a renowned development economist, thanked the President and his ministers, particularly the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, and Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investment for supporting her staunchly.
“I feel very proud of Nigeria. I am getting so much support from you, Mr President, Chief of Staff, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investments. The ministers have been working around the clock to ensure that I succeed,’’ she said.
The former Minister of Finance also appreciated ECOWAS leaders for their endorsement, mentioning in particular the outstanding contributions of President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic and immediate past Chairman of ECOWAS as well as President Alhassan Quattara of Cote d’Ivoire.
She asked the President to “make one final push within the week to beat the Koreans and bring this to Nigeria by sending a few letters and placing telephone calls to some world leaders, and also thank others for their support.’’
“Mr President, put a smile on my face,’’ she said, “I am very proud of the country.’’
Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
October 12, 2020

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Babatunde Olusegun Adewale is a popular Nigerian rapper and lyricist who goes by the stage name, Mode 9. The rapper has been in the industry for a very long time and is one of the leading rappers in Nigerian music history. He has recorded several albums and also had mixtapes released to his name. He is also a multi-award winning rapper, having a record of most wins at the Headies Awards. He owned the “Lyricist of the Year” award category for a long time and no one has been able to dominate as much as he did in recent times. Join me as I take you through his early life and childhood, music career, personal life and some of his songs.

MODE 9’S EARLY LIFE AND CHILDHOOD

The rapper was born on the 14th of June 1975 in London, United Kingdom to Nigerian parents who hailed from Osun State. He is the third children of his parents. His secondary school education was at Agboju Seconday School and then he proceeded to Federal Polytechnic, Bida in Niger State where he bagged a degree in Building Technology. His music influences were Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. 

MODE 9’S MUSIC CAREER

Mode 9 started music as far back as the early 2000s. He released his debut project in 2004 for “Malcolm IX”. The album enjoyed a fair amount of success and it helped gained the rapper popularity in the industry. He was known for his incredible rap style and fast became one of the lead rappers in the industry. He released another album two years later in 2006 for “Pentium IX”. At the time, he was already recognised as a good lyricist and rapper and he was already bagging awards for it.

Mode 9 didn’t stop at that, he released several other albums. He has recorded eight studio albums and five mixtapes to his name. He has also released five featured albums with the most recent recorded with Black Intelligence for “Hence4th” in 2018. His most recent album was in 2019 for “Monument”. The rapper, at a time, stopped releasing his albums in Nigeria because he felt Nigerians gave up on him.

His awards list is quite the collection. He has won 9 Headies Awards to his name and bagged the Lyricist Award of the Year seven times in a row, which still stands as a Headies record. He also has won a number of Channel O Awards for music videos. 

MODE 9’S PERSONAL LIFE

Mode 9 loves to keep information about his personal life private. There is no known information about if the veteran rapper is in any relationship.

MODE 9’S SONGS

Some of his songs include;

  • Where Una Dey
  • Nigerian Girls
  • Insulin
  • Elbow Room
  • Nine
  • Cry
  • Kaiser Flow
  • 419 State of Mind
  • Collage
  • It’s a Goal
  • 360 Poetry
  • Super Human
  • Polymath

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Modupe Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola is a Nigerian singer, rapper and songwriter who goes by the stage name “Mo Cheddah”. She always loved music as a child and even started singing from a young age. Her big break came with the release of her song titled “The Finest” featuring Sauce Kid and Tito. Following the release of the track, Mo Cheddah went on to drop even more songs and then her debut album. “Komaroll”, “If You want me” and “Destinambari” featuring Phyno are three of her other big songs in her career. Join me as I take you through her early life and childhood, music career, personal life and some of her songs.

MO CHEDDAH’S EARLY LIFE AND CHILDHOOD

The talented singer was born on the 26th of October 1990 in Lagos though she hails from Osun State, Nigeria. She was the fourth of five children. She had her early education in Lagos with her primary school education at University of Lagos Staff school and her secondary school education at Our Lady of Apostles school in Yaba, Lagos. After that, she proceeded to the University of Lagos to pursue a degree in Creative Arts. 

MO CHEDDAH’S MUSIC CAREER

Mo Cheddah’s music career started from when she was 12. She got signed to a record label named Knighthouse Entertainment when she was 13. At the time she was still in school and she expected to be a child star. She used to spend time in studios during her holidays. She released her first song when she was 17 and from there she became popular. The first single was titled “Las Birdie”. She went on to record the song with Sauce Kid and Tito titled “The Finest”. The song was a hit upon release and helped her gain even more popularity. The song ultimately launched her music career.

Following up the previous successes of her singles, she dropped another hit titled “If You Want Me”. The song also enjoyed a period of success and got her the award for Best New Artist at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) in 2010. The video for the song also got Best Female Video at the Channel O Music Video Awards. Her debut album dropped in 2010 for “Franchise Celebrity”. She left her record label, Knighthouse Entertainment, after a while and went on to start her own which she called it “Cheddah Music”.

 Mo Cheddah took a break from music when she was 21 because she wanted to enjoy a normal life. She came back after a couple of years. 

MO CHEDDAH’S PERSONAL LIFE

She is married to longtime boyfriend,  Bukunyi Olateru Olagbeji. Asides music, she is a fashion designer. She also runs a blog.

MO CHEDDAH’S SONGS

Some of her songs include;

  • My Time
  • Bad ft Olamide
  • Tori Oloun
  • Coming for You ft May D
  • Destinambari ft Phyno
  • Survive
  • See Me
  • Shampoo
  • No be Money
  • Wole Pelu Change

 

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