Suspected serial killer, West, appears in court

Suspected serial killer, Gracious David West, was brought to court in Rivers State on Monday. West, who had confessed to killing seven women in different hotels, was brought into the High Court premises in Port Harcourt around 10.28 am by heavily armed personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad. However, the charges against the suspect were not read to him because no lawyer was representing him in court.

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Serial killer: I murdered 15 girls, not seven

An alleged serial killer arrested in Rivers State for the gruesome murder of girls in hotel rooms in Port Harcourt, Mr. Gracious David West, has added eight more girls to the list of those he claimed he had killed. West had confessed to the murder of seven girls when he was paraded in Port Harcourt on Friday. But his latest confession has taken the number to 15. The state Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura, who disclosed this in Port Harcourt, said that upon further interrogation, West confessed that apart from…

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West , South Africa meet to see Potato Potahto in Durban

Sequel to the premiere held at the Cannes Film Festival premiere earlier in May, the star studded Shirley Frimpong Manso romantic comedy ‘Potato Potahto’ will premiere at the 38th Durban International Film Festival on Sunday, 16 July 2017 at 18h00 at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Durban. Media interviews, Question & Answer sessions with the cast, directors and producers will be held before and after the film screening. The delegates of the 38th Durban International Film Festival and the general public can look forward to seeing the award winning…

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Local oil firms walking a tight rope

Indigenous firms are the worst-hit by myriads of challenges bedeviling the oil and gas industry. ADEOLA YUSUF reports on how many of them are running into bankruptcy     Aiteo, an indigenous oil firm, made the headlines penultimate week; basking in the euphoria of its new status as the biggest Nigerian- owned oil firm in terms of production, hitherto known by many as the petroleum product trading firm, it announced the production of the largest share of the 313,602 barrels per day output from indigenous companies. The firm’s management cannot…

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Obiano to unveil new book on Anambra light bearers

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State will today unveil a book titled, ‘Icons of Anambra State’. The publication, sponsored by three leading banks, traces the resilience and enterprise that made the state to produce the highest number of achievers in Nigeria since the 20th century. The 317-page book written by a researcher and biographer, Mr. Uchechukwu Elugu, details the lives and times of some remarkable men and women, who made the difference to make Anambra the leading state in the South East. Anambra, which prides itself as “The Light of…

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Furore over WAEC’s new examination diet

DISAGREEMENT Less than one week that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) unfolded plans to introduce a new diet for external candidates, key stakeholders have faulted the move, kicking that it would not see the light of the day   While Nigerian students and their parents are yet to recover from the confusion generated by this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), last week, introduced a new diet in its examinations, which has continued to generate debate among stakeholders. With the new diet,…

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Is Arik slipping into oblivion?

Government is at a crossroads on what to do with Arik Air, having injected N1.5 billion since it took over the carrier. It’s time to take far reaching decision on the airline’s future, writes WOLE SHADARE   Arik on life support For those who don’t know, Arik Air is currently dying a slow death and here are some of the signs. The airline has just five aircraft from the over 29 it acquired when it made a debut 10 years ago. It purportedly came with a difference with state-of-the-art aircraft,…

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FG shifts Forcados, Bonga’s re-opening date to June, July

The Federal Government has announced new dates for re-opening of two major oil and gas installations in Nigeria-Bonga Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) and Forcados line. Minister of State for Petroleum resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, who said this in a report, stated that Forcados would reopen in June and Bonga in July. Shell, operator of Bonga, had earlier said that the facility would re-open by April. The shutdown of these facilities have impacted the crude production in Nigeria as over 225, 000 barrels of oil is shut-in on Bonga…

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Angst in APC over ‘marginalisation’

The bottled-up anger in the All Progressives Congress (APC) is gradually being let out with series of protests by members who feel marginalised, writes ONYEKACHI EZE   There is no doubt that all is not well in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Events in the last few weeks confirmed this. First, is the news making the rounds that the party’s planned April 29 midterm national convention might not hold due to lack of funds. In fact, many people had expected this to happen because the APC leadership has cried…

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