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One Bloody Moon-day

I sat there like a teenager waiting for a date, too early, yet constantly looking at the watch. I had prepared for last night for over a week, and nothing was going to stop me from seeing this 'Lady in Red'. I am referring to the 'longest blood moon of the 21st century', or so...
September 8, 2018
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Touring Cross River: Day 3 (Battling With The Cold In The Skies)

The whole day was dedicated to the Obudu Cattle Ranch in Obanliku Local Government Area.  Breakfast was at Sankwala, a shanty town but unfortunately the only “developed” place around, after all it had bukas and provision stores.  As this was the honey market day, we stopped again at Utanga to buy more honey, but the...
June 5, 2018
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Stronger Together

I am doing this for the environment today, no, not because today is World Environment Day, but because every day is. We live our lives as if we can exist without the environment, we seek convenience and hence choke nature with plastic waste. The truth is, we exist only in the environment. We are nothing...
June 5, 2018
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Touring Cross River: Day 2 (Around Town)

Gbeshi! That is “good morning” in Ogoja.  This second day would be spent in visiting places around town and beyond.  First let’s go to the market. The market was ancient, but big.  Foodstuff was cheap  and we also visited a rice mill. When the shopping was over, we went to see the Cross River Basin...
April 16, 2018
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Touring Cross River: Day 1(Where the Trees are Satisfied)

TOURING CROSS RIVER DAY 1: WHERE THE TREES ARE SATISFIED. The month was August. Twenty four people of virtually all ages were cramped into a bus. At every available space were luggage of all sizes. Students were on uniform, ex-students and teachers were in plain clothes. They were not running away from hostility but on...
March 30, 2018
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Life is a Solitary Race

(Art by Effiong Samuel, Jun,2009; courtesy Environment Photocopy Book by Ellis Monk Et al.) Rhinos are very solitary animals, when the next calf is born, 'youngsters' are driven off to find their own territories. They often learn to survive by holding on to their respective territories. Life is a solitary race, so no one will...
March 28, 2018
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