$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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A dance macabre

Nothing seems interesting anymore about politics and governance in our nation. The political landscape has been unstable. Politicians, who once held sway in the supercilious Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have begun their palongo (scattered legs) dance by taking shameless refuge in the tentative All Progressives Congress (APC), either for protection from the searchlight of the anti-graft agencies or for opportunities to seek elective and appointive offices. Governance, on the other hand, has been largely uninspiring and this is accentuated by the fact that a vast majority of Nigerians find it…

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Treasury looters bury funds in cemeteries – FG

Lai Mohammed

  The Federal Government has praised its whistle-blower policy, and said it has led to discovery of funds hidden in deep forests and burial grounds. In a statement Sunday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, government, however, observed that it not necessarily the monetary reward but the patriotism of Nigerians that has led to the successes recorded in the recovery of looted funds through the whistle-blower policy. “Since we launched the whistle-blower policy, we have received immeasurable support from Nigerians. “Yes, there is monetary reward for…

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Anthony Joshua: ‘Being a boxer you have to be a man of the people’

Anthony Joshua has never lost a professional fight and he’s won every bout with a knock-out. But in two weeks he faces the fearsome Wladimir Klitschko, aka Dr Steelhammer. Should he be nervous? Alex Clark meets the bricklayer turned boxer Anthony Joshua, the Hertfordshire bricklayer who has become British boxing’s greatest star, is a busy boy. After months of trying to find a gap in his schedule, we finally isolate a weekend in Watford. Within 24 hours, that’s shifted to a Friday in Sheffield, and a modern, unremarkable cul-de-sac on…

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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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Fixing of hair is not normal –Yemi Alade

Sultry songstress, Yemi Alade, has travelled round the world, performing and sharing the stage with top international superstars, such as Mary J. Blige, Shina Peters, M.I, Wizkid, Waje and lots of others. She also headlined the Super Diva’s Nite at the 2013 Calabar Festival, and opened the 2013 Headies Awards, popularly referred to as ‘Nigeria’s Grammy Awards’. In 2014, Alade teamed up with award-winning cinematographer, Clarence Peters, to create a music video for her popular single, ‘Johnny’, which now has over 30 million views on YouTube. ABIOLA ALABA PETERS engages…

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Taming the lions from the Villa

T Onwuka Nzeshi he mystical philosopher, Validivar wrote in his book, The Whisperings of Self: “There is no wound as deep as that of a ruptured ego and none that heals more slowly.” It has been many weeks full of drama. Our distinguished parliamentarians had very interesting encounters with men of power from the executive branch of the Federal Government. Two acolytes of President Muhammadu Buhari were special guests at the Red Chamber. One of them was the President’s nominee for the post of Chairman of the Economic and Financial…

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Russia 2018 will be dream come true, says Olarenwaju

Kayode Olarenwaju, one of Nigeria’s top goal scorers in the European leagues this season having netted 17 goals, has revealed his dream of recording more caps playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria after having a taste of the action in the international friendly game against Senegal in London last month. Kayode, 23, made his debut for Nigeria in the 1-1 draw with Senegal, and he is optimistic that the Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr was impressed with his gamechanging appearance as a second-half substitute. He said: “It was nice to…

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Easter soiree stunners

This Easter may arguably be one of the hottest ever. We are facing temperatures that the few drops of rainfall are powerless to combat. So, while the heat rages on, we will not allow it derail our stylish parties and soirees. We will step out with our best foot forward and stun at any engagement we may have, be it a pool party, Easter egg hunts, dinners and what not. Just remember to do so in these weather defying ensembles. Playsuits, playful chiffon sundresses, tops, jumpsuits and any other comfy…

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