Sunday Magazine

Oil sector deregulation’ll revolutionise Nigeria’s economy, says IPMAN President

    Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo is the National President of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN). He spoke to PHILIP NYAM on the deregulation of the oil sector, recent hike in prices of petroleum products and other related issues     The oil and gas sector has witnessed some reforms in the last […]

Sunday Magazine

Schools’ resumption: Tailors smile to the bank as pupils outgrow uniforms

It has been a boom season for tailors who are busy making and mending new uniforms for pupils who return to school tomorrow after almost six months of forced holiday. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports     There is no doubt that tomorrow’s school reopening will come at a cost to many parents and guardians as their […]

Sunday Magazine

Bitumen: Traditional rulers want compliance with Mining Act

    As arrangements are underway for the exploration and exploitation of bitumen in Ondo State, prominent traditional rulers in Ikaleland have called on the Federal Government to revoke the licences of any exploiter who fail to comply with the provision of the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act.   They also called on the licensed […]

Sunday Magazine

Ibeku New Yam festival very significant in Igbo land –Apugo

The people of Ibeku, aborigines of Abia State capital city of Umuahia, annually celebrate the New Yam festival like any other part of Igbo land where its maiden harvest is celebrated with pomp and pageantry.   According to Ibeku land folklore, celebration of the king of crops in the area as yam is known in […]

Sunday Magazine

Obidigwe’s novel way of battling flooding in Anambra

Seven local government areas in the Anambra North Senatorial district will never forget year 2012 in a hurry. The year will ever remain in the sad memory of the seven local governments who share boundaries with Omabala Urashi and River Niger. Going by the records of the flood disaster which occured in the year, it […]

Sunday Magazine

Deregulation: Successive govts lack the political will –Sylva

Against the raging controversy over the recent fuel price hike, former governor of Bayelsa State and Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva in this interview with newsmen says the delay in the deregulation of the oil sector was lack of political will by past governments. JOHNCHUKS ONUANYIM captured the report   What is […]

Sunday Magazine

We’ve 80% of Edo electorate behind us –Obaseki

Mr. Godwin Obaseki is Governor of Edo State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming governorship election in the state. In this interview, he bares his mind on his achievements in his first term, squabbles with the former governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and his acceptance rating among Edo people and the […]

Sunday Magazine

When excessive force met stubborn civil resistance: The untold story of Emene bloodbath

•Ugwuanyi, Ohanaeze vows to get to the root   Emene, a satellite town near Enugu metropolis was turned upside down recently. On that day, young people who have not physically witnessed a war had a foretaste of what war looked like.   Men of the Department of State Services (DSS) early in the morning invaded […]

Sunday Magazine

Political elite marching on corpses into 2023, says Sani

Senator Shehu Sani, an author, playwright and human rights activist, until recently represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly. In this interview with MUSA PAM he talks about the protracted banditry, kidnapping and Boko Haram activities in Northern Nigeria, and offers some suggestions including the imperative of a Northern Nigeria Security Summit among […]

Sunday Magazine

How six feet, given in error, became standard grave depth

There has been a wide belief in Nigeria that the depth of a grave must be six feet, but Sunday Telegraph’s investigation to determine how the ‘six feet standard practice’ came about, revealed that the depth specification was given in error and followed by many in error, writes CHIJIOKE IREMEKA   Many are wondering how, […]