Saturday, January 31, 2009


A wife of distinctive character who can find? She is worth more than silver and gold. A woman of such value is a gem to behold and her husband has full confidence in her. She brings him good and not sorrow all the days of her life. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. A wife of noble character is strong and positive in all her task. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. She makes clothing for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

A wife of noble character is priceless and her husband is respected at the city gate where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. A wife of noble character is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Many women do noble things but you surpass them all.

Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the “Lord” is to be praised.

Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

N/B: He who finds a wife; finds a good thing and obtains favour from the Lord.

*With inspiration from the Holy Bible

Friday, January 30, 2009


He came from Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State. Was barely known in the society, then suddenly, in 1999, he came into power as the Executive Governor of Cross River State and then “CHANGE CAME”.

A man of vigour and great influence had assumed the seat of power. His visions were divine; they could not be comprehended by normal men. His walk was charismatic and his looks could cause ships to move on dry-land. This factors he possessed, made him sell out and made people follow up on his dreams even when they did not believe in it, as his dreams and vision for a state that was almost lost in history and politics of the nation was above mortal standards.

He rose up like an Eagle, with a dream to place the map of the world in Cross River State and not vice-versa, and “He did IT!” The world was coming to Cross River. This living legend, whose name has been printed in diamond in the sands of Cross River State and never to be forgotten, re-engineered and revitalised the lost glory of Cross River State.

He fully overhauled and re-engineered the now famous Obudu Ranch Resort. The resort boasts of the longest cable-car in Africa and the second longest in the world. This resort was fully equipped with five-star facilities and a world-class Presidential Suite, worthy of any President in the world.

This man of vigour and excellence with a high taste for beauty and neatness, brought “CHANGE” to Cross River State and changed its look forever, with perfect and daily swept roads and well lit streets, this little state in the South-South region of Nigeria was nicknamed “Little London” and was given prominence in Nigeria and abroad. All Cross Riverians at home and in diaspora were proud to say “I am a Cross Riverian”.

He re-engineered the education sector and fully setup a well and running State University which had 100% accreditation by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) in all its courses, rare-achievement for many new academic institutions. This gave access to many Cross Riverians getting world-class university education and instant eligibility to participate in the compulsory National Service after graduation.

He scored another first when his above-mortal visions propelled him to declare December 1st to December 31st each year as a state holiday, thereby giving birth to the Cross River State Christmas Festival. He scored yet another first in bringing world-class international artistes to perform “FREE” at heavily populated shows during the festival. He is the mastermind behind the Calabar Christmas Carnival which draws Cross Riverians, Nigerians, Foreigners and Corporate bodies from all works of life to Calabar, therefore providing sky-rocketing profits for accommodation providers in Cross River State.

And then...

What proved him to be a man with a six-sense of Vision, was his vision for TINAPA BUSINESS RESORT. This was a vision to bring Dubai to Calabar, thereby cutting all traffic from the Emirate City to the Paradise Land (CALABAR)...AND HE DELIVERED!!!

History will never fully be written about this man because writing cannot comprehend his works and his beyond-human visions, which he brought to reality in a place where no-one thought it could.

You were awarded with CON (Commander of the Order of the Niger) and you deserved it.

You are a MASTERPIECE!!!

Written by Eta Uso (Jr.) (A witness to this feats)


The 2008 Christmas Festival started in the City of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, on the 1st of December, amidst fun and excitement. The festival was marked opened with a city-walk against HIV which was then rounded up at the Cultural Centre Calabar by the launching and opening of the Christmas Village by the Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency, Senator Liyel Imoke and his dear wife Her Excellency, Obioma Imoke.

Amidst lots of shows and activities that brought international and local artistes to perform free to the delight of citizens and foreign tourist including holiday-seekers, the main event that drew celebrities, individuals and corporate organizations from all works of life was the 2008 Christmas Carnival held on the 27th Dec. 08. The Carnival has been a routine since 2005 and the one of 2008 showed that there was always an upgrade every year.

Turn-out was awesome and overwhelming, in attendance were local celebrities like Ramsey Noah, Ini Edo, Rita Dominic, 2Face Idibia and more, also in attendance were a number of international celebrities and lots of foreign tourists.

The Carnival is made up of 5 (five) main bands namely; Freedom Band, Master-Blaster Band, Passion 4 Band, Sea-Gull Band and also the Bay-Side Band. Also to spice it up where lots of corporate bands including the Police and Military bands.

The 2008 Calabar Christmas Carnival was majorly sponsored by First Bank Nigeria PLC and Oceanic Bank Nigeria PLC.

N/B: Please ignore the dates on the pictures, it was due to my negligence when setting the time on the camera. All the pics you see here are from the 2008 Calabar Christmas Carnival.

The Carnival was worth its weight in GOLD!

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Three weeks ago, out of boredom, I decided to go online. After checking my mails and checking out if I had any new alerts in my Facebook and MySpace accounts , I came across this horoscope website by Jenna. I was browsing over the testimonials on how gifted she was in foreseeing events in the future. After all the great reviews of Jenna's clients, I decided to give it a try so I signed up for an initial reading of my "stars". Three days after, I received an email from Jenna herself. The email surprised me.

In a way everything she said was "somehow" true. I however decided to research more about Jenna and her website I was more surprised with what I have found out about her. She was a fraud. Her site does free astrology reading but you have to pay $60 to her by credit card in order for her to continue with the readings and if you delay, she will reduce it to $45. There were alot of reports from her clients that after paying, they received nothing. It was a complete hoax. So I am using this medium to inform the public..DO NOT FALL PREY!!!

Please lets hear from you. Kindly share your experience with Jenna in the comments section below.