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There is a plan by professional bodies to strengthen their practices in Nigeria as is done around the world. the Nigeria Society of Engineers NSE strongly demand that nobody answers 'Engineer' without their licence.  Most government officials are easy targets for defaulting, and they may soon be prosecuted and their governments humiliated for hiring what the professionals call 'quacks'.  The NIA has released a circular for architects. After their coming AGM at Kwara, NIPR will most likely begin their own campaign against quackery.  Media aides, appointees of various arms of government and employees of organisations acting in the PR or Communications departments, who are not certified by the constitutional authorizing bodies, may be embarrassed soon, and even remedial measures by their political employers will not totally repair damage done.  Recommendation:  If you’re not YET chartered, and you have practiced PR for up to 5 years, please desist fro

How Akwa Ibom Elders Gave Our Environment to Non-Indigenes To Destroy In Exchange For ‘Kaikai’

Dredging Equipment on One River Have you ever seen Lorries vigorously move fine sand to and fro various locations in Akwa Ibom State? Well, a good number of them are guilty of illegal sand mining and are destroying our environment for us. While some excavate from river beds with metal buckets, their traditional tools, some have since employed advanced technology thereby enhancing their trade of degrading our natural environment. Investigations reveal that the owners of the dredging plants are non indigenes of Akwa Ibom who bribed community leaders with ‘Kaikai’, goat meat and peanuts. While sand mining is not in itself an illegal activity, there are licensed locations where the activity may occur. Besides, it is strictly monitored to ensure that it does not damage the environment. This is not only the case in Akwa Ibom as confirmed by the Ministries of Environment and that of Works; it is standard practice all over the world, otherwise, there would be widespread cases of se