$100m oilfield chemical investments at risk

The over $100 million investments in oilfield chemical sub-sector of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry is on the brink of collapse, New Telegraph has learnt. Investigations revealed that stakeholders in sub-sector are rising against this major threat to business exasperated by longerthan- necessary tendering cycle in Nigeria, which is six times longer than that of its rival oil producer in Africa, Angola. Former President, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, Dr. John Erinne, has also confirmed this challenge. He told this newspaper on the side-line of Second National Oil and Gas…

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Flying 9 months round the world taught me never to give up – Captain Odujinrin

Capt. Ademilola Odujirin has been flying for past 17 years. He was trained in the United Kingdom and United States of America and flew for Arik Air for five years. He recounts his experience to WOLE SHADARE   If you liken him to Ajala who travelled round the world, you won’t be wrong. He did what many could not do by flying nine months around the world. That was Capt. Ademilola Odujinrin who did a solo flight in his aircraft, the upgraded Cirus SR 22 He is the first African…

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FG reduces import, export documents at ports

The Presidential Enabling Committee on Ease of Doing Business (PEBEC) has approved the reduction of import documents from 14 documents to eight. Also, export documents have been reduced from 10 to seven in and out of Nigerian ports. Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)’s Deputy Comptroller, Anthony Ayalogu, dropped the hint yesterday at a twoday sensitisation workshop on ease of doing business reform in Lagos. With the reform, cargo release order, letter of credit, manufacturers certificate of production, payment receipt of customs fee among others have been removed from documentation list. Ayalogu,…

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FG set to implement NAS, postal reform

The Fedearal Government has said that it has set in motion processes that will make it possible for it to implement the national addressing system and reposition the postal sector for efficient performance. Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, disclosed this in Lagos. He said that the reforms are targeted at ensuring that the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) is back to reckoning as one of government’s revamped agencies. Delivering the welcome address at the EMS Operational Performance and Quality Improvement Symposium/ Workshop, organised by NIPOST, Shittu said the Federal Government…

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Health insurance: Why we are partnering Lagos –AXA Mansard

As part of efforts to ease access to medical care in Lagos, frontline underwriting firm, AXA Mansard, has gone into partnership with the state government towards enhancing the latter’s health insurance scheme. The partnership, which is tailored to favour residents in the state, was mooted last week during a meeting between the management of the underwriting firm and the state government. Speaking on the parley, the Chief Executive Officer of the insurance firm, Mrs Yetunde Ilori, in a statement, said the firm took interest in the state following the governor’s…

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I’m open to criticism, says Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday assured those criticising his administration that nobody would molest them, as he was open to criticism. Ortom, who spoke during a thanksgiving service in honour of his Aide-De-Camp, James Omirin Agaku, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Tyulen, in Guma Local Government Area, said democracy guaranteed freedom of expression. “You are free to criticise my administration, nobody will disturb you because we are in democracy where there is freedom of expression,” Ortom reiterated, pointing out that he became governor in the name of ‘our Lord,…

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