Sustained development for Etche

As at May 29, 2015 when the good people of Rivers State rightly expelled the All Progressives Congress ( APC) from government, the people of Etche Ethnic Nationality were one of the most neglected communities. They were denied developmental projects, appointments and respect from their own state government. Due to no fault of theirs, they were degraded to second class citizens in a state where they served as food basket and also have some of the critical oil producing communities. Their situation was worsened by the fact that Etche APC…

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Oil firm hires COO

Oil and gas firm, Sirius Petroleum has appointed Peter Gregory as chief operating officer. A statement by the company said that he would take charge of all operational areas of the Ororo oil field in Nigeria. Gregory has over 40 years’ experience in drilling and operations in the oil and gas sector. He has held senior positions with many companies, including Lasmo, Premier Oil and BG Group. Also, Gregory has been in involved in several projects in West Africa and he has previously worked with several of Sirius’ consortium partners….

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KIDNAPPING: ‘Big business’ that took over from armed robbery

Kidnapping began some years back with the agitation in the Niger Delta region for resource control. Overtime it assumed an alarming dimension with schools becoming targets and pupils taken away for ransom. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, looks at this disturbing menace that has seen many Nigerians lose millions to abductors   Ikorodu, the aquatic neighbourhood in the ‘centre of excellence’, has been in the news lately, though for the wrong reasons. It is gradually but steadily becoming kidnappers’ den. But, before this new dimension to criminality, armed robbers had…

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I stay days from home before matches and my wife understands –Bosso

Popularly known as Nomadic coach, former U-20 coach, Ladan Bosso, tells CHARLES OGUNDIYA that he is a man of principles and not arrogant as people tend to believe. Excerpts…   How did it all start for you? In the real sense of it, there is something called career choice. You look at what you want to become in life between when you were leaving secondary school and going to tertiary institution. I will say football or better still, sports was my career choice because I came from a family of…

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A forced visit to Kumapayi’s barber’s shop

once had an encounter with a cantankerous Federal Road Safety Corps member some years back. He was of the rank and file. The guy who drove my car didn’t use the seat-belt, a punishable traffic offence. I sat beside the driver. I can’t remember any time, I failed to use the seat-belt either when driving or being driven. I also call people’s attention to it whenever they didn’t use their seat-belts. But on this particular day, I think it was an inadvertent error on the part of the guy who…

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Jonathan collected money to organise PDP peace meeting –Sheriff

Ex-President: Nobody will believe you Court of Appeal reinstated National Chairman of the People’s Democratic (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has alleged that former President Goodluck Jonathan collected N50 million from a governor to organise last week’s botched peace meeting of the party. Jonathan, however, denied the allegation and said the meeting was organised out of his genuine concern to bring peace in the party. Also Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose said Sheriff has taken his desperation too far by accusing the former president of bribery. Sheriff walked out…

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