How I was deceived by EFCC – Ex-NIMASA DG

A former Acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Haruna BabaJauro, has narrated how some officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ‘played the fast one on him’ while on an investigative mission to the agency sometimes in July 2015. He made the disclosure while testifying in a trialwithin- trial ordered by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos to determine the voluntariness of a statement he wrote at the commission’s office while being investigated over an alleged N304.1 million…

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Oil firm hires COO

Oil and gas firm, Sirius Petroleum has appointed Peter Gregory as chief operating officer. A statement by the company said that he would take charge of all operational areas of the Ororo oil field in Nigeria. Gregory has over 40 years’ experience in drilling and operations in the oil and gas sector. He has held senior positions with many companies, including Lasmo, Premier Oil and BG Group. Also, Gregory has been in involved in several projects in West Africa and he has previously worked with several of Sirius’ consortium partners.…

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Sheriff JW Pepper: James Bond star, Clifton James, dies aged 96

The actor Clifton James, best known for his portrayal of Sheriff JW Pepper in two James Bond films, has died at the age of 96. James first played the hapless tobacco-spitting Louisiana law-enforcer alongside Sir Roger Moore in the 007 film Live and Let Die in 1973. He was involved in a car chase scene with Bond and was so popular with the audience that producers asked him to return in 1974’s The Man With the Golden Gun. The second time around his character appeared as a disagreeable American tourist…

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What we do with dogs, monkeys, dolls – Commercial drivers

An ancient traditional practice of sacrificing live dogs on the altar of Ogun, the god of Iron, by commercial drivers in search of protection is still being practiced today, mainly by truck and commercial bus drivers. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports A very experienced driver, who has been a commercial transport driver for over 30 years, Mr. Akinrede Ephraim, who is in his early 60s, said that the practice of deliberately killing dogs with a vehicle for protection against accidents does not work for him. Rather, he believes strongly in drivers praying…

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My ex-girlfriend inspired my latest single –Doggext

What are you currently up to? I have a new song out there titled, ‘That kind Thing’. It’s enjoying massive rotation in radio stations and TV. The video is also available online for viewing. It was directed and shot by unlimited LA. My ex- girlfriend is the inspiration behind my latest single, ‘That Kind Thing’. She made me feel like I’m the luckiest guy in the world. We don’t talk anymore but I still feel the same way about her. Why the name, Doggext? ‘Doggext’ is a fusion of the…

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…Governors, others congratulate Christians

As the ruling All Progre s s i v e s Congress (APC) on Saturday expresses its best wishes to Christians in the country and indeed all Nigerians on the joyous occasion of Easter, former Vice President of Nigeria and a chieftain of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Christians in Nigerians, saying the country will get better. In a press statement released by Atiku’s Media Office, he urged the Christian faithful and Nigerians of other faiths to see the sacrifice and deprivation of the period preceding Easter as…

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FG, Agro dealers bicker over N66bn debt

We ‘ve paid N20bn – Govt We’ve not received a kobo-Dealers There is confusion over the alleged N66 billion debt the Federal Government is reportedly owing the agro dealers and suppliers that participated in the Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES). The Ministry of Agriculture has said that it has paid over N20 billion of the debt to the agro dealers and suppliers that participated in the scheme. Speaking with Sunday Telegraph in a telephone interview, the Director of Agribusiness, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Engineer Ohiari Badmus Jatto, said that…

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