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“Weekly Photo Challenge:Summer Loving”

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Marina extension.

Calabar is a typical coaster city, yet seems to be landlock by its nature.

It seems not to be an ideal place for the internt gurus. Why? It has no sandy beach for relaxation.  Unlike other cities, Lagos with barbeach, lekki beach, Accra with Labardi beach. Even neibouring Uyo. And Eket has such beach.

The only common leisure here is eating and excessive alcholic consumption.

Internet entrepreneur have a common saying “see you at the beach” or “meet you at the beach” but there is non here. I hope one day, someone will think of creating one.

“Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic Of Corruption”

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Cartoon image source: The Nation Newspaper.

You can see the systematic stealing of the wealth by the system that supposed to be in charge, while the law of the land look elsewhere.

That had been our bane and the practice that had been sharpened and perfected over time.

Is there hope for the beloved country Nigeria? I hope there is.

“Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts”

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The wire and The Wireless.

The wire of old Nitel (Nigeria Telecommunication) Plc. Telephone lines now obsolete at the left top corner of the picture.

A base station out of several thousands scattered all over the country. It will be suprising to know that each of the base station is powered by two hefty diesel generators working twelve hours shift automatically to provide the service. That’s why we pay high tarrif  for such services.The system we run here favour the people at the helm of affairs. They enjoy so much free amenities while everybody has to pay through their nose.

“The Preserved Prison Wall”

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The prison wall is preserved till date by the Government of Cross River State of Nigeria. The prison was built by the colonial administration as the name indicated. Its a monumental and historical tourist site. In the turbulent days of post colonial politics of Nigeria. This was the prison where Chief Obafemi Awolowo was incarcerated after being sentenced for treasonable felony by the then Federal Government of Nigeria. Calabar as of then was very far from Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and the seat of power. When the first military coup came, it took away all the people that sent him to jail. Fortunately for him, he regained his freedom after the second coup, and became number two person and economic arrowhead of that government.

He was the most prized prisoner of his time. He spent more than a decade in that prison before being released by the second military government headed by Gen. Yakubu Gowon. He is an astute politician, philosopher, economist and stateman that placed western part of Nigeria ahead of other regions in so many fronts. His policies as the Premier of Western Region of Nigeria was a model of good governance that is still being followed today. He was referred to as the “The President that Nigeria never had”.

The other side of the preserved wall now house State Library and beyond that, the remembrance Arcade ’11\11′ which I had featured in this blog as well as the biggest flag in Nigeria.