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When ‘mystery’ soot threatens Rivers population

NOT too long ago, frequent  invasions of Rivers communities and mindless killings by cult terror groups and other criminal gangs evoked the common headline refrain of “Rivers of Blood” in many news reports.

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Nigeria population advantageous if government pays adequate remuneration — Issa Aremu

The Vice President Global Union, African Region, Mr. Issa   Aremu  , at the second edition of the Vanguard economic discourse last weekend titled,   “Economy in Rebound:  Pitfalls, Trajectories and Resettings”,  said that the Nigerian population can be an asset if government pay workers adequate and proper remuneration.

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Aisha Buhari, President’s wife with commitment to lift people out of poverty

LURKING in the shadow of every Nigerian leader (President or Head of State) has been a wife who was officially addressed as First Lady or Wife of the President (or Head of State). Before the coming of Military President Ibrahim Babangida, these ladies were mostly in the background, manning the “home front” and occasionally accompanying their husbands on official visits to important events at home and abroad.

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Tonye Graham-Douglas: Creative leader who strives for worthy causes

PERHAPS, if the Federal Government he served four times as minister had listened to him and taken his proposals as road-map for the development of the Niger-Delta region, and indeed, other parts of the country, maybe much of the pain the nation experienced, and is still experiencing could have been avoided. That was not to be; the entire nation, especially its leaders could not see gold elsewhere, except in crude oil. Today, a costly clean-up of Ogoniland is in the works, and is estimated to cost a whopping US$1 billion.

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Oba Otudeko: Corporate titan with philanthropic touch

HE started as a clerk in the defunct Cooperative Bank. With hard work, he progressed to become an accountant and a banker, rising to the position of General Manager and later acting Managing Director of the bank. Today, he is an accomplished entrepreneur and investor who uplifts humanity with his philanthropic touch. He is Dr. Ayoola Obafoluke Otudeko, the widely celebrated Chairman of Honeywell Group of Companies.

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