$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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Chibok girls, the mirror in our faces

As we remember the girls captured in Chibok three years ago, we must remember that they constitute only a fraction of the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency. I would urge Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), while you keep this issue of Chibok on the table, to broaden your message to cover all girls and boys abducted by Boko Haram, and also draw attention to the condition of girls and women in our society in general. To give you an idea of the extent of this problem, as at today,…

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Nigeria is not ripe for Diaspora, electronic voting -Rep Garba

Hon. Abubakar Kannaike Garba represents Ilorin East/Ilorin South Federal Constituency of Kwara State and is the Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Works. In this interview with PHILIP NYAM, he speaks on a wide range of issues including the delay in the passage of budget, the problem associated with credit facilities for farmers and SME’s and the use of card reader and electronic voting system in the country   The issue of late passage of the budget has remained an albatross in the country and the 2017…

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Truck Masters show strength in Body Shop

An Ikeja, Lagos based front line auto company, Truck Masters, Lagos, has shown its strength in the area of after-sales services as it recently conducted auto journalists round its facilities and delivered a training session to the journalists. This, the company says, is in furtherance of its mission and core value in developing local skills in automotive industry through sole or joint initiatives for technical training and development in Nigeria. Briefing the journalists at the opening session at Truck Masters headquarters, the company’s Executive Director, Dr. Oseme Oigiagbe said: “It…

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Lagos Water Corporation meets about 40% water target

In efforts to meet its water target, Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) is currently supplying 210 million gallons of water daily (MGD), representing about 40 per cent of the state’s total water demand of 540 million gallons daily. Making this known in Lagos on Thursday, the Managing Director of LWC, Muminu Badmus, lamented that going by the 210MGD the corporation is able to provide for its 20 million population, a gap of 330 MGD has been created. Speaking at a briefing to highlight the input of the corporation, the managing director…

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ICE SUITES AND APARTMENT: Enticing with serenading luxuries

Lagos has continued to welcome new hotels to its hospitality sector with one of the newest additions being Ice Suites and Apartments located on Gbemisola Adenubi area of Ago – Okota (Grandmate) area of the state. The hotel’s location is fast turning into the business and entertainment district of Ago Palace Way, enjoying a serene and peaceful ambience of some sorts while the hotel’s enchanting presence certainly is an inviting attraction in the neighbourhood with its opulence easily one of its unique appeals. But beyond those attributions is the fact…

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Tackling boat mishap with infrastructure

For many years, residents of Okonudun Erekun, Irewe, Itongbesa and other riverine communities in Ojo Local Government have been living a rustic life. They are geographically located in Lagos State, the nation’s commercial nerve centre, but they do not enjoy many social amenities. They lack good medical facilities, good drinking water, schools and other amenities that make a 21st century community. MURITALA AYINLA writes Waste disposal in these largely riverine communities is primitive and not in conformity with any ideal society as open defecation, urination into the lagoon and the…

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Transcorp Hilton Abuja: Delightsome Easter treats

For Abuja residents and visitors, Transcorp Hilton Hotel is the place to be to savour a bumper Easter package as the five star rated hotel delights guests with enticing and memorable offers, which include accommodation, gourmets, leisure and entertainment, all tailored made for families and other fun seekers. Details of the offer, according to the hotel management, include three night accommodation for the price of two; buffet breakfast for two adults and two children; enjoy free use of the extensive recreational facilities, such the swimming pool, 24-hour fitness centre, tennis…

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