Thursday April 24th, 2014
Thursday April 24th, 2014
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Inside Innoson’s industrial revolution

  /   in Special Report 1:21 am   /   Comments

Innocent Chukwuma

First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, who calls Mr. Innocent Chukwuma ‘my son’ is obviously not the only proud Nigerian excited about the entrepreneurial skills of the 53 year old Nnewi born billionaire. Just about any Nigerian that would tour any of Chukwuma’s factories in Nnewi, Anambra State or Enugu, Enugu State would show a kindred spirit to a man who has used sheer ingenuity, robust energy and what some associates say unusual honesty, in positioning Nigeria at the threshold of an industrial revolution. Chukwuma in 2011 put Nigeria in the league of vehicle producing countries after his Nnewi factory rolled out the first truly made in Nigeria vehicles.

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From Spare Parts Trader to Motor Giant: The story of Innoson

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Innocent Chukwuma

“A reputation for good judgement, for fair dealing, for truth and for rectitude is, itself fortune” – HARRY WARD BEECHER, quoted by Archbishop JV Obinna in honour of ex-Governor Peter Obi and befitting for Chief Innocent Chukwuma

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Emmanuel Uduaghan’s silent transformation of Delta State

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IT’S difficult to comprehend what the ‘’village boy”, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, who grew up tapping rubber and fishing at Mosogar community, Ethiope-West Local Government Area of Delta State, is doing in the past six years and 10 months at Government House, Asaba, without seeing things yourself. ‘Seeing is believing,’ says an adage.

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How Nollywood came to Asaba — RMD

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The Delta State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Richard Mofe-Damijo was until his adventure into government, one of Africa’s leading movie stars. The celebrated actor who first burst into national consciousness in the soap opera, Ripples, won the award for Best Actor in a leading role in the maiden edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2005.

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UDUAGHAN, the calm that defies storms

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THERE are four things about the 59-year-old Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan that have baffled his political associates and foes since he became Governor of Delta State in 2007. The first is the supernatural talisman that follows him like a shadow, his native intelligence, calmness in the face of trouble and bold spirit.

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Power of Vision: Celebrating our uncommon achievements

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Dangote,  Uduaghan and Innoson

When the Board of Editors of Vanguard Newspapers got together in December 2013 to elect the paper’s Man-of-the-Year, it was unanimously resolved that recognition must be given to Nigerians who have recorded uncommon feats in their respective areas of endeavour.

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I will miss nothing when my husband leaves office – Roli Uduaghan

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Roli Uduaghan

Her Excellency, Deaconess Roli Uduaghan, the First Lady of Delta State, is well positioned to tell the Emmanuel Uduaghan story having been married to the governor for 24 years. Last Sunday, she sat down to tell the story. Her narration laced with never-before-told tales of the inner life of the Delta State first family also reveals Roli’s role as a supportive spouse and spiritual shield.

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Uduaghan allows political enemies to dine with him – Chief Paulinus Akpeki

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Paulinus Akpeki

CHIEF Paulinus Akpeki, a consummate politician is the Commissioner for Housing, Delta State. He spoke to Vanguard on his friend, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, who he has worked closely with over the years.

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Sovereignty belongs to the people as National Confab begins

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National-Confab

The much-awaited National Conference started on Monday with most of the 492 delegates drawn from all the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory of Abuja attending the inaugural session.

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Uduaghan is finishing strong, says Odili

  /   in Special Report 10:57 pm   /   Comments

Paul Odili

Mr. Paul Odili is the Manager, Communications to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan. A political journalist, Mr. Odili in this interview asserts that Dr. Uduaghan has performed excellently in infrastructure and social programmes. He also unravels personal attributes of the governor that have kept him focused on what he claims to be an ambitious vision to position Delta State above its peers.

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Uduaghan I know – Ogeah

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Chike Ogeah

Well, like I said when I started the job, I said he is like an elephant. It depends on which part of him. You know when a blind man is feeling an elephant, he will feel the ear and he will think that it is a massive fan. When he feels the tusk, he will say what kind of tree is this? The point I am trying to make is basically that he is a man that has so many sides to himself. And it depends on what side of him you are dealing with before you will be able to come to that conclusion.

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Who says the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable?

  /   in Special Report 6:52 pm   /   Comments

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OUR country has witnessed several great events in the past years, indeed, within 100 years of the amalgamation of the different nations within it, under the then Governor General, Lord Lugard. It was his wife who had the singular honour of giving a common name to the various nations; she named it Nigeria.

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Ambush, rape on Abuja pedestrian bridges

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Pedestrain-bridge

They are no doubt a part of the social infrastructures built for one purpose: to link one point with another. Be it in the air, on the land or across the lagoon, they connect towns and decongest junctions to ensure free flow of traffic. In places with features of urbanity, they are a common sight. Thus, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, still counting, are some major towns that boast of them. They are bridges.

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Mystery Benue murderers or herdsmen

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NIGERIA, Maiduguri : This photo shows razed homes in Mainok, outside Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, on March 6, 2014. At least 74 people were killed in attacks on March 1, 2014 in villages near Maiduguri, blamed on Boko Haram militants, taking the overall death toll this year beyond 300, with no apparent end in sight to the carnage. Gunmen dressed in military fatigues and armed with powerful assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and explosives laid siege to the village of Mainok, killing 39. AFP PHOTO

This is not the best of times for the people of Benue State who have been traumatized by attacks from people suspected to be Fulani mercenaries.

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Stress, longer period in traffic increase heart diseases – Ihejieto

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Dr, Justine Ihejieto, General Medical Practitioner speaks on the medical and health implications that arise from spending long hours in traffic.

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Impunity of taking containers, tankers into inner city roads

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File Photo: Tankers on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

With so many articulated vehicles plying the roads especially on working days including those carrying containers with heavy cargoes of all kinds, the damage done to road infrastructure and discomfort suffered by other road users who cannot enjoy smooth transportation due to incessant traffic hold-up can better be imagined than experienced.

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Tankers, trucks over-run Lagos

  /   in Special Report 5:59 pm   /   Comments

Apapa Oshodi road completely shut down

Close to a month now, the Apapa axis from Second Rainbow, a bus-stop along the Mile 2/Apapa expressway down to Tincan Island and environs in Lagos have been witnessing a worst situation of traffic snarl.

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Re: An elitist sermon

  /   in Special Report, Viewpoint 10:23 pm   /   Comments

Mr. Andrew Yakubu  GDM NNPC

LAST Sunday March 2, 2014 editorial of The Nation newspapers with title: An Elitist Sermon, is yet another in the growing series of poorly thought out and betrayed emotions that is characterising the media in recent time and one that calls for an urgent transformation if the media is not to lose its historic place of value in Nigeria.

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Ukraine may be games for the West; for us, it is fraternal country—Russia Ambassador to Nigeria

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Russia-envoy-Nikolay-Udovic

There are speculations and fictions circulating nowadays on the situation in Ukraine. The only thing that can be stated for sure is the fact that the change of power in Kiev has all signs of illegitimate actions. Concerning allegations on an occupation, we would like to underline that they are not in accord with the reality.

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Yuguda’s day of honour in Ghana

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*Gov. Isa Yuguda

“Realising your enormous contribution to the development of the education sector in your state, which has given hope to many and raised the potentials of development there, we give you this award today in recognition of your efforts,” the organisers said.

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‘Shema building on Yar’Adua’s legacies’

  /   in Special Report 8:36 pm   /   Comments

The Chief of Staff to Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema of Katsina State, Hon. Majigiri Salisu, in this interview, speaks on the transformational strides of his principal.

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Legal tussle over Catholic Church land

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Despite the pendency of suits in courts, hoodlums have continued to lay siege to the Our Lady’s Devotional Centre and Chaplaincy in Nkpor area of Anambra State, as the Roman Catholic Mission of the Onitsha Archdiocese is locked in a tussle with Mrs Patricia Ikemefuna, daughter of the donor of the land upon which the church is built.

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Filling stations close shop in Jonathan’s Yenogoa

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A locked Filling station in Kaduna.

When the current long queues resurfaced in filling stations in the predominantly riverine Bayelsa State two weeks ago, many did not believe it would persist this long due to the government call on residents not to embark on panic buying as everything was being done to address the scarcity.

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Scarcity bites harder in Jos, Minna black marketers hoard fuel

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*File photo: Fuel sold in black market

The fuel scarcity being experienced all over the country is biting harder in Plateau State as fewer filling stations have fuel to sell to the public.

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‘We don’t know the cause of this scarcity’

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“What type of country is this now? I have been standing here for the past two hours waiting to buy fuel. The petrol assistants said they are not ready to sell fuel. Where do I go from here? I sell groundnuts to fend for my children and I depend so much on fuel. Can’t these our leaders just consider the masses?”

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A nation without fuel

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Impact of Fuel Scarcity in Abuja and it environment. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan

Nigerians have never had it so bad in a long time. Even the usual scarcity that characterizes the end of every year did not surface as expected last December.

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Kaduna fuel marketers snub DPR authority

  /   in Special Report 11:48 pm   /   Comments

FUEL-LAODING

Many petrol stations that did not have petrol days back, now have the product, but sold above the official pump price of N97 per litre.

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Shylock fuel dealers return to Anambra

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SINCE the return of fuel scarcity in Nigeria resulting in long queues in the last two weeks, most private petrol stations in some parts of Anambra State that have not been getting regular patronage over the years because they are not used to selling at the official pump prize of N97 per litre, have suddenly bounced back into big business.

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Lagos commuters groan, rain curses on NNPC officials

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Black market thrives as fuel scarcity hits Lagos. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

Anger, pain and indignation were not enough to explain the feelings of thousands of stranded commuters going to their workplaces and areas of businesses from different parts of Lagos five days after queues returned to filling stations in Lagos. Many of them were seen sitting in groups discussing the effect of the fuel scarcity in Lagos Metropolis.

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Ten marketers arrested for sharp practices in Makurdi

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Fuel Scarcity,A physically challenged  in search of fuel,  at Obalende area of Lagos. Picture. PHOTO; Kehinde Gbadamosi

Social and economic activities are gradually grounding to a halt in Makurdi the Benue state capital and its environs as the scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, or fuel which surfaced in the state about two weeks ago continues to bite harder with the product presently selling for as high as N250 per litre at the black market.

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Sanusi suspension storm! The reverberations in the financial market

  /   in Special Report 12:47 am   /   Comments

File photo: The  floor of Stock exchange

The suspension of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi from office as Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) sent shock waves into the financial market but did not damage the market as previously feared. The shock was short lived as the Federal Government quickly named his successor. The CBN Governor-nominee, Godwin Emefiele, is seen by local and international investors as a steady hand who will maintain tight monetary policy in the face of currency weakness and avoid his predecessor’s controversial foray into politics.

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Power outages beyond redemption?

  /   in Special Report 4:03 am   /   Comments

PHCN

The massive welcome party and the applause that greeted the conclusion of the privatisation exercise of the Power Holding Company Nigeria, PHCN had inspired confidence with the belief that very soon persistent power outages and irregular supply would be a thing of the past.

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