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Ufot Ekaette

Date of Birth: 17 April 1939
Place of Birth: Ikot Edor, Onna, Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria


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Who cleans up in the Delta?

He is, for example, accused of securing the Kurutie Land Reclamation and Foreshore Protection project for his preferred bidder, El-Markem Ventures, although the contract had been awarded to a rival company by the former Minister for the Niger Delta, Ufot Ekaette...


Boko Haram declares war

One source said Tompolo had backed the award of the Kurutie Land project to El Markem Ventures, his preferred bidder; the former Minister for the Niger Delta, Ufot Ekaette, had initially awarded the contract to a rival company...


Amnesty not honesty

On 15 July, the Minister for the Niger Delta, Ufot Ekaette, welcomed MEND's offer of a sixty-day ceasefire...


In this week's issue...

Henry Okah, leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta; Ufot Ekaette, Minister of the Niger Delta; William Ruto, Minister of Agriculture, Kenya; Gill Marcus, newly-appointed Reserve Bank Governor, South Africa...


Before and after the voting

The chosen one, Ufot Ekaette, a former Secretary to the Federal Government under President Olusegun Obasanjo, is a technocrat; some advocate a radical approach to curb the Delta’s violence, which has cut off a quarter of national oil production, about half a million barrels a day...


The waiting game

Among the names of potential ministers said to have been screened by security are Dora Akunyili, Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control; Obong Ufot Ekaette (tipped for the Niger Delta Ministry); former Imo State Governor Achike Udenwa; Director General of the National Action Committee on AIDS Babatunde Osotimehin; former Ebonyi State Governor Sam Egwu; Alhaji Ibrahim Kashim-Imam, a governorship candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno State; and Jubrin Maigalari, the former Chairman of a local government in Yobe State...


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