ANIEKPENO MKPANANG: ENIGMA, SURVIVOR, GENIUS @ 60

By Raphael Edem A few days ago, he was trending all over the media space. He had once more brought his genius to bear on the obsequies of the late musical icon, Chief Uko Akpan Ekpo Umanah. He turned what would have been a routine funeral set up into a spectacle, attracting rave reviews in the process. As the accolades oozed from all corners of the media space, I resisted the temptation to add my voice to it, safe in the knowledge that in a few days, this diamond in…

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LIVERPOOL FC GOALKEEPER, ALISSON’S FATHER DROWNS IN BRAZIL

The father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has died after drowning in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil on Wednesday, according to local police. Jose Becker, 57, had been swimming at a dam on his property when the accident happened on Wednesday afternoon, Doroteo Machado Filho, a police inspector in the town of Lavras do Sul, told Reuters. No foul play was suspected. Brazilian club Internacional, who both Alisson and his brother Muriel played for, tweeted their condolences. “It is with great sadness that we received the news…

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ANAMBRA 2021: NWANKPO’S ALLIANCE ALTERS POLITICAL PERMUTATIONS

By Dr. Harris Chuma-Odili Ahead of the Anambra gubernatorial polls slated for November 6, 2021, the political space in the state is receiving quakes from various quarters as High Chief Sullivan Akachukwu Nwankpo continues to seal alliances with political, opinion, religious and community leaders across the state in a bid to sell his ambition. Reliable and independent sources said he is recording unprecedented milestones at this largely due to his unblemished political profile, extensive grassroots support, philanthropy and networking ability, leading to a somewhat unsettling ambience amongst contenders across party…

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