Malabu probe: Reps backpedal on Jonathan’s invitation

Barely a week after the House of Representatives’ ad hoc committee investigating allegations of corruption, malpractices, and breach of due process in the award of oil prospecting licence (OPL 245) better known as Malabu oil scandal, said it planned to invite former President Goodluck Jonathan, there are indications that the committee will no longer insist on the appearance of the former leader. New Telegraph reliably gathered that the ad hoc committee, led by Hon. Razaq Atunwa (APC, Kwara) may have considered the implications of the invitation of the former president…

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When a federal minister overreaches

People who do not know me erroneously think that it’s possible for any hirelings or whosoever to stop me by any means – whether through abuse or attack or howsoever – from talking or writing about my state and community of birth. No, it’s not possible. The more they abuse and attack me, the more I know that I’m making a valid point. Today, I’ll talk about an arrogant and despotic brother, his Hobbesian disposition, unlawful trespass to land, and illegal arrests and detention of innocent youths from our town…

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$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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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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Meningitis death toll now 489 –Adewole

As the current outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) in Nigeria is fast assuming epidemic proportions, health care professionals are now focusing on efforts at containing the outbreak of new infections and the spread of disease. Although, the health condition that is common in the African meningitis belt of which many northern states fall into, southern Nigerian states are also experiencing the outbreak. The states that are worst hit are Zamfara, Katsina, Niger and Kebbi. Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole disclosed that CSM has so far killed at least 489 people.…

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What mothers owe the society…

When a girl child is born, the society owes her a safe environment, education, good health care and all she needs to grow and thrive and become who she is destined to be, one of which is to become a mum. When she becomes an adult she has to give back to the society that has given her so much, the most important of them all being what she owes the society as a mum – bringing into the world and raising responsible children. I watched an investigative documentary recently…

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Kalu preaches peace at Easter

Eminent businessman and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has felicitated with the Nigerian Christian community on this year’s Easter celebration. According to the ex-governor, in spite of the challenges facing the country, Nigerians should appreciate God for keeping the nation indivisible. In his Easter message signed by his Special Adviser, Kunle Oyewumi, Kalu said: “It is yet another Easter celebration. We bless God for the gift of life. “Let me use this opportunity to call on Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religious and political differences to continue…

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