Hurdles before modular refineries’ investments

The Federal Government is currently shopping for investors for multi-billion dollars investments in modular refineries. ADEOLA YUSUF looks at the challenges in the projects, which is the next big investment in Nigeria’s energy space Genesis Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, it was, who first let the cart out of the bag on modular refineries. During his well-celebrated official visit to the Niger Delta region in the first quarter of 2017, Osinbajo declared in his capacity as the acting president, plans by the Federal Government to support the conversion of hundreds…

‘Guardians 2’ reigns at Box Office, while ‘King Arthur’ is summer’s first big flop

 “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continued its box office reign this weekend, while “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” is the summer season’s first major flop. Disney and Marvel’s super hero sequel followed up its $145 million opening weekend domestically with an additional $63 million from 4,347 locations. That’s a 57% drop, which is in line with expectations, and stronger than some other Marvel Cinematic Universe sequels including “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Captain America: Civil War.” The film’s domestic total is now just shy of $250 million. “King…

IPOB wants detained leaders realeased

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on the Federal Government to immediately release all its detained leaders and others allegedly abducted from the Niger Delta in the name of war against Niger Delta Avengers. The group in a statement by its Director of Information, Emma Powerful, said their release was the only panacea for peace to reign in the country. IPOB said the release of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, should not be a distraction to its resolve to remain focused on fighting for the freedom of other…

‘Violence not an option in Niger Delta struggle’

Mr. Kennedy Tonjo West is Senior Special Assistant to the Bayelsa State governor on Youth Matters and pioneer Coordinator of Niger Delta Youths Coalition for Peace and Progress. The President Niger Delta Non-violence Youth Leaders’ Assembly, in this interview with PAULINE ONYIBE, talks about why violence is unfashionable in the Niger Delta struggle Why do you think the governor gave you such heavy assignment? Basically, the governor of Bayelsa State is one who believes in regional integration. He believes that the Niger Delta struggle should have more of an intellectual…

Militant: Why IPOB, Russia, Israel’s plan against Nigeria failed

‘How we handled Obasanjo’s stubbornness’ The dreaded militant kidnapper, Mr Anthony Pepple, who was recently arrested by the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris’s Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT), has continued to sing about his criminal activities. According to him, if not for lack of funds, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu, would have made Nigeria a warzone. Pepple disclosed that during his close association with IPOB, leading to his visiting Kanu in Kuje Prison, he discovered that IPOB has a close link…

Lagos clashes: Two killed, scores injured, 30 arrested

Tension enveloped Lagos State yesterday following bloody clashes in two parts of the metropolis. The clashes, which left two dead and many injured, occurred at the Idioro- Mushin and Ijegun areas. At Mushin, over 30 youths were arrested after boys from Alamutu and Alaka Elegba streets engaged in a deadly battle, leading to injury, looting and burning of shops and buildings. The Mushin clash was between two cult groups, while the Ijegun crisis was between members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and scavengers believed to be of Hausa extraction….

Uduaghan debunks claims of ditching PDP for APC

Former Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has debunked his rumoured romance with the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying he remains a card-carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Dr. Uduaghan made the clarification yesterday, at his Warri, Delta State residence, when he hosted PDP Delta South Senatorial District, meeting. He said: “I’m happy that PDP is waxing stronger, and I want to commend leaders and members of the party in the state. We will get there by the grace of God, and we will win all the elections…