Author Archives: Tony Manuaka

Delta Beyond Oil

Delta Beyond Oil

Beyond his eight-year tenure as governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan is concerned about the future of the state. He believes that someday, the crude oil wells of the Niger Delta region will dry up and revenue will stop coming from that source. Ordinarily, that should give every well-meaning citizen of that state reason to

Investors’ Choice Destination

The Uduaghan administration is enhancing investment opportunities and opening up Delta State for direct foreign investments  In the years to come, investors who are currently not looking towards Delta State may realise that they may have made wrong investment decision. When Peter Carter, British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria visited Asaba, the capital of Delta

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Elumelu Commends FG Over Transcorp, NNPC Contract

The Federal Government has been commended for opening the petroleum sector to local participation. Tony Elumelu, chairman, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria, Transcorp Plc, made the commendation last weekend as Transcorp and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, signed a production sharing contract for the exploration and production of OPL 281, under which officials said Transcorp

Smile Special Press Parley

  Dr. Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi,Chairman, Engr Tom Allen, Chief Operating Officer,Mr. Kenneth Esenwah,General Manager, Sales & Distribution and Mr. Thibaud Weick, Group Chief Commercial Officer, all of Smile Communications Nigeria Limited during a special press conference to announce the rollout of Smile broadband internet services  at The WheatBaker Hotel,Ikoyi, Lagos,today.

Unprecedented Development in Tertiary Institutions

  With one of the highest number of tertiary institutions in the country, the government of Delta State is making massive investment in the development of infrastructures in the institutions to keep them at the same level with any other in the world             The transformation in the education sector

UBA Honours Staff

For employees of United Bank for Africa, UBA, and other stakeholders in the bank, it was a night of fun, entertainment and rewards on February 8, 2014 as they gathered from across the country and beyond to celebrate members of staff who distinguished themselves in the 2013 financial year. The annual UBA CEO Awards ceremony, which


The Politics of Privatisation of Refineries

After several years of tinkering with privatisation of the nation’s ailing refineries, the government yields to pressure again to put the process on hold, creating room for more years of rot in the oil sector Investors who are prospecting for Nigeria’s moribund refineries may have to wait for a longer time for inexplicable reasons. In

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