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ATA IKIDDEH, A BEWILDERED PERSONALITY OF A CON ARTIST & #419

25 Mar

 

By Umoh Cosmas

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It can be very ridiculous when a full grown man attempts to hide behind a finger. For sure, right-thinking members of the public will never take such a personality serious, no matter how much he tries to get attention, especially when his unstable antecedents are well known.
Hiding behind a finger is what Atta Ikideh has been doing ever since his failed attempt to swindle the Akwa Ibom State government through 419 proposals. He has over time latched on frivolous statistics and concocted ‘failings’ in his attempt to ridicule and downplay the achievements of the state government.

Rather than activate a self-destruct mode through blackmail and deceitful publications, Ikiddeh may do well for himself by utilizing his resources to resuscitate his stranded law career, which he abandoned here in Nigeria, having failed to make it to the Nigerian Law School. Since he made a fortune from the last administration as a willing tool of blackmail, he should make his late father and indeed the larger Ikideh family proud by investing in meaningful ventures.

Ikideh’s latest opinion piece where he asked “why is it all bad news about Akwa Ibom State from the National Bureau of Statistics?” exposes him as one with a warped imagination who eagerly awaits bad news about his native land, Akwa Ibom. He should be aware that his recent ignoble undertakings against the state government have kept right-thinking Akwa Ibom people at home and in the diaspora wondering if he does not need a mental check. They might just be right!

It is a sad commentary that one who claims to be a patriot would go in deliberate search of bad news about his state and would go further to give vigorous publicity to dubious and politically motivated negative statistics. The question is, where was Attah Ikideh when the same NBI rated Akwa Ibom state, under the leadership of Governor Udom Emmanuel as the second best destination for Foreign Direct Investment in Nigeria? How much publicity did he give to that rating?

The antics of Ikiddeh’s ilk are well known to those of us who have consistently follow developments in Akwa Ibom state. Once they fail to get what they want, they resort to blackmail and lend themselves to spent paymasters and drowning godfathers, whose trade in stock is to whip undue sentiments against a focused administration like we presently have in Akwa Ibom State.
It is public knowledge that Akwa Ibom government, through its Health Commissioner, has satisfactorily addressed the NBS rating of Akwa Ibom as the state with the highest prevalence rate in the 2018 national survey. In case Ikideh is not aware, HIV prevalence has been on the decline since Governor Udom came on board. While the state’s prevalence was 10.8% in the 2014 national survey, it dropped to 5.5% in the 2018 survey.
On the latest rating of the State as having the highest cost of living, the likes of Ikiddeh should be informed that it is not every statistics reeled out by agencies that should be taken hook, line and sinker. While an agency like the NBS may have done well in time past, it is not unlikely that its recent activities may have been politically motivated.

Dazed by the outcome of the last general elections in Akwa Ibom State, especially the sweet victory of Governor Udom Emmanuel, it is pitiful that Ikideh and his co-travellers are still befuddled, and therefore, have continued their search for anything that will keep them on the payroll of their equally stunned paymasters.
The pains of the resounding loss by Ikideh’s masters is understandable. Nevertheless, it is high time he turned a new leaf and team up with the rest of us Akwa Ibom sons and daughters who have vowed to stop at nothing is supporting Governor Emmanuel to realize the dream of a greater state, where peace, progress and development stand in bold relief.
A word is enough for the wise!

Cosmas is a public affairs commentator.

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#FAKEJOBS, #FAKECHECK: SCAMMERS ON THE LOOSE

22 Jun

#Share before reading!  #GFK #Secret #Shopper

This is a new trend of which fraudsters claim to give you job to work at home.

They will send you a check and pressurize you to cash it and buy a gift card and send to them. They ask you to keep about $350 as commision.
After cashing the check and withdraw it, the bank will tell you the check was a fake and bank will withdraw money from your account and you will be penalized for that.
Another method these scammers use is to hide under the faces of politicians, ie use politicians name on Facebook, to chat with you and gain your confidence. Then they will ask you to buy a something for them, like a house, computer, phones, etc.
They have already defrauded hundreds of people using companies like GfK – Secret Shopper and others.
Don’t accept advance check or collect a check to buy any product.
Ask to chat with them on Whatsapp-video, Facebook-video or Skype. They will run.
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Michael Mathew Ukanga Ekpo: The Sorry Tales of a Rapist, Fugitive, and Fraudster

12 Jun

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The gentleman whose image appears here is a known fraudster. His name is Michael Ukanga Asuquo Mathew Udofia Ekpo Etukudo. He has no known profession or job. He once ran a blog called naijaleaks.com which he used in cooking all sorts of lies against government officials. I am sure like every other part of his life, he has abandoned that blog by now. The guy is just useless. Ukanga Ekpo survives on blackmail and false alarm and offers himself for hiring to anyone who has someone to blackmail.

Ekpo has been quite jobless and hungry for some months now because the blackmail industry had run out of clients. We all know that Ukanga Ekpo shamelessly went back to Chief Godswill Akpabio recently to beg for forgiveness else he would die of hunger. This is the same Godswill Akpabio Mike spent all his energy and resources to blackmail. There is no name on the face of the earth that Ukanga Ekpo did not use on Godswill Akpabio. But Akpabio who is a forgiving guy gave him 1 million nairas to revive his life. That is why you see Mike praising and defending Akpabio with all his energy and strength. I hope he will continue on this right path for a long time, money or no money.

This is the same Mike Ekpo who said Sir Emem Akpabio was an occult leader. He called Sir Emem Mkpenek. He said all political appointees back then swore to blood oaths, supervised by Sir Emem. Who does not know Mike Ekpo? This guy was rusticated from Polytechnic Calabar. He left Ekpoabasi without a single certificate and has never gone to any other school since that time. The guy is a bloody dropout. He is a cultist that was rusticated from Polytechnic Calabar (PolyCal). He is a fraudster who has put families in penury. He is an incredulous infidel whose penchant for putting girls the family way and thereafter abandoning them to languish in excruciating pains.Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and shoes

Mike Ekpo impregnated two sisters from Utu Abak, Emem Ukpe, and Unwana Ukpe. Both delivered twins. The guy out of frustration ran to Ghana and while in Ghana did nothing other than defrauding innocent people on the internet and blackmailing government officials. Mike’s main job was advanced fee fraud aka 419 while in Ghana. Mike owed the tiny dingy motel he stayed bills of over 3 years and ran away when the management reported to the police.

Michael Mathew is a very unstable character. Mike is always on the run, even at the age of over 50 years. He is a refugee, whose stock in trade includes cooking up falsehood and slanting against his perceived enemies in government. When he came back to Nigeria, he patched up in Lagos and worked partly as a club bouncer and traded in retail cocaine, Indian hemp, codeine and other narcotics.

Michael Mathew as he loves to call himself has swindled several people of their valuables and through false pretense rendered so many unsuspecting people in Akwa Ibom penniless. A case at hand was the use of his GSM office along Ikot Ekpene road to defraud people before.

So, it is important to know the kind of guy called Michael Mathew. He lives on handouts depending on who pays at a particular time. It is very easy to know who is giving Mike food at a particular time. He started by praising Nsima Ekere and blackmailing all his enemies. He moved to Obong Bassey Albert, who was nice to him that season. Mike did what he is best known for. When it appeared that OBA was not willing to give him more money, he moved to Obong Umana Umana, the man he spent his entire life blackmailing. He even said Umana was a free Manson and was fond of using day old children to cook pepper soup. Mike can say anything to get money. When Umana failed in his governorship quest, Mike stylishly returned to the Bassey Albert camp to beg for a living. When Obong Nsima Ekere was announced NDDC MD, Mike knew food was ready and started writing in support. Another blackmail mill is open for Mike Ukanga Ekpo. Nsima Ekere is now using Mike to get back at Ephraim Inyang because Ephraim has been criticizing NDDC projects. Nsima Ekere has an interest in the Ikot Abasi- Ekparakwa-Ete road. He wants the public to believe that Ephraim Inyang is the one stopping him and NDDC from executing the job. He has gone a long way to forge documents to show that the ministry of works intends to do the road. He now uses Mike Ukanga Ekpo to do the bad job.Image may contain: 1 person, close-up and indoor

Mike is ready and willing. Mike says Ephraim is terrorizing commissioners, what kind of nonsense talk is that? He says Ephraim has taken over the job of commissioner for information and education, the question is how? Nsima Ekere through Mike Ekpo is just trying to cause confusion and bad blood in Akwa Ibom state for their selfish. We now know Mike’s tricks. We know his new paymaster. Mike Ekpo says Ephraim is blowing a whistle on abandoned NDDC contracts knowing that most of them are PDP members and wants Akpabio’s men destroyed. That is another stupid reason Mike and his new paymasters are putting out for people to believe. That is a complete nonsense. Mike said Ephraim Inyang slapped Enoidem at the Exco chambers. He also said Ephraim blocked Enoidem from a government board appointment.

This is Enoidem’s reply to that thrash. “My brother, I have never had any confrontation or quarrel with Ephraim Inyang. Never ever. So we couldn’t have fought. Ephraim Inyang was my colleague as I was his dean in the college. I resigned from exco with the full support of the governor in August to go and protect his interest at the national office of PDP. I have a personal relationship with Governor Udom Emmanuel, Ephraim can’t come in. I believed and still believe in his capacity to lead Akwa Ibom to the next level. He’s detribalized and a Christian. I have never wanted to. E appointed to any board as I wait to go to the party. I am still working with and supporting Governor Udom Emmanuel to deliver on his promises and I will do this beyond 2019. I don’t need to do it as a commissioner or board member but as one of his supporters, loyalists and a true Akwa Ibom person who believe in the state. On the day of the election, Ephraim will be in Onna while Enoidem will be in Etim Ekpo. There is no magic that can make him be in the two places at the same time. He can’t put a team in Etim Ekpo. It is the Governor who will do that”.

Nobody should take Mike Ukanga Ekpo serious. His latest attempt to paint Ephraim Inyang in a bad light is his normal way of operation. He is a hatchet man and Nsima Ekere is using him very well, taking advantage of Ukanga Ekpo’s hunger. The Akwa Ibom state government cannot award a federal road without express approval. Nsima Ekere is actually afraid that Governor Udom Emmanuel can get that approval ahead of the NDDC because everybody knows that Nsima’s tenure will expire by December, so he wants to siphon the initial contract sum and we know his tricks. Ephraim Inyang has no reason to hate Annang people. Why should he? Ephraim is married to an Annang lady from Oruk Anam. Does it mean that he hates his in-laws, capital NO! Ephraim deals with Annang people very freely without bias. Ephraim Inyang respects the Akpabio’s family and did not terminate any contract given to Sir Emem Akpabio. Sir Emem Akpabio does not own any construction company. The contract terminated by the Governor was the Uyo-Okopedi road given to an Israeli company called Renosans. Mike is trying to twist the entire thing to favour his paymasters. He should go and get a life. So, blackmailing Ephraim Inyang will not help him in any way.

For the records, Ephraim Inyang is a very focused and determined gentleman. He will never succumb to blackmail. Those who tried it in the past have seen that it did not work. So, even Mike Ekpo and his current paymasters should see that it did not work. Ephraim Inyang is only interested in the success of the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel and will stop at nothing to make it work. Every day, he is out in the field to ensure that Akwa Ibom people benefit from government projects. He is also a fearless man. He will say it to your face. The NDDC must stop doing poor projects in Akwa Ibom state. How can one agency abandon over 600 projects? Forget the fact that an Akwa Ibom an Akwa Ibom son is the current MD. They must also learn to complete their projects in the state. That is not too much to ask for. Ephraim Inyang is not witch-hunting anybody. So, anybody who is afraid of him is just having a complex problem or low self-esteem. What is important to Akwa Ibom people is results and good roads.

The current documents in circulation purporting that Ephraim Inyang has awarded the contract of the Ekparakwa- Ikot Abasi road is meaningless. It is only the Governor of the state who can award a contract. The Governor is a man of due process and will never award a Federal road without due permission and clearance. He is transparent and honest.

It is also false and stupid to suggest that Ephraim Inyang uses his company to award contracts. How can that be possible? The contractors executing projects for government are well known and established. They are supervised very closely by the ministry of works. Everybody can attest to that. The Pull Ephraim Inyang down syndrome will not work. Akwa Ibom people are smart for all these lies. They know where their bread is buttered and who is working hard to deliver on the campaign promises.

Mike Ukanga Ekpo should look elsewhere to re-launch his blackmail career and not on Ephraim Inyang.Image may contain: 1 person

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