Smuggling: FOU, Smugglers in Battle of Wits

The Suzuki mini bus

By Bayo Bernard Barely two weeks after the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun approved the purchase of 50 operational vehicles for the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS to combat smuggling in the country, smugglers have also devised new tactic of evading security agencies. From all indications, however, the NCS shows no sign of giving up in the ongoing battle of wits. Following the appointment of Col, Hameed Ali (retd) as Comptroller General of Customs the noose was seriously tightened on vehicle smugglers, particularly from the Cotounou, Republic of Benin border end…

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Dana Air door fall off after landing

Dana plane

Reports from passengers who flew Dana Air indicated that the door of the Aircraft fell off on landing. The Aircraft was said to be coming from Lagos to Abuja, and on landing at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, and taxing on the runway, the exit door reportedly fell off. Not all passengers, however, noticed the fall off, as some though it was an explosion. But a passenger, Ola Brown, took to her twitter page to report the issue. “Flew Dana. Exit door was unstable throughout flight. As we touched down, it…

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Reps Order Police IG To Apologise To Gov. Ortom

Ortom-Idris: When the going was good

The House of Representatives has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to apologise to Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, who was described as a “drowning man” by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood. The House is presently debating a motion on the killings by herdsmen in Benue State, specifically asking the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to apologise to the state governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom. The IGP is being asked to apologise for a statement made by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, calling…

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Kassim: Babangida’s letter opened old wounds

Kassim at force headquarters

Kassim Afegbua, the media aid to former military dictator, who has been declared wanted by the inspector general of police, arrived force headquarters to satisfy the force demand. He arrived with his lawyer after filing a case against the Inspector General of Police. This is in protest against what he descrbed as harassment and persecution by the Police over a statement he issued on behalf of his principal that the police considered critical of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Afegbua, in the suit marked FHC /ABJ / CS / 129/…

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Expensive Mess Of The Rich

Mohammed Uba Garba: Impressed With The Performance Of His Officers

By Stephen Ubanna Hopes of Importers and other owners  whose expensive  vehicles   seized at  federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, on the orders of Mohammed Uba Garba, the Comptroller, appears dim. This is because Garba is not ready to release the vehicles  until the owners are ready to provide necessary Customs Clearance  Documents to facilitate the release of the vehicles. As at the last count, there 31 such expensive vehicles parked  at the Command premises ,  and the Customs warehouse, Ikeja. The Duty Paid Value , DPV, of the seized…

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Koeman Grabs Netherland Job

Koeman: Named Netherland coach

Dutch former star player Ronald Koeman was Tuesday anointed coach of the national team, given the Herculean task of restoring the country’s pride after a series of humiliating defeats. The Royal Dutch Football Federation said in a statement that it had “reached an agreement with Ronald Koeman over his appointment as the Dutch national coach.” Koeman has “just signed a contract which ties him to Oranje with immediate effect up to and including the 2022 World Cup” in Qatar, it added.  Nic-Jan Hoogma, currently with Heracles, was also named a…

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FIBA World Cup: D’ Tigress In Group Of ‘Death’

D' Tigress: faces Argentina

African champions D’Tigress have been drawn alongside Argentina, Turkey and 2006 champions Australia in Group B of the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup scheduled for Tenerife, Spain, from September 22 to 30. At a ceremony on Tuesday at the Teatro Leal, San Cristobal de la Laguna, Korea, Greece, Canada and France were drawn in Group A while hosts Spain, Japan, Puerto Rico and Belgium occupy  Group C. Africa’s other representatives, Senegal, are in Group D alongside Latvia, USA and China. The group phase would be held at the Tenerife Sports…

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OLX Leaves Nigeria

OLX: Close shop

There are indications that OLX, an online marketplace owned by Naspers, has shut down its offices in Nigeria, a move that will affect over 100 of its employees. It was gathered that the workers were formally informed of the decision on Tuesday through a notice of termination, which will commence in March, and will be followed by the management team in April. In an emailed response by the Public Relations and Communications Lead, OLX Nigeria, Uche Nwagboso, the company confirmed that it made a decision to consolidate its business operations…

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Group Faults The Lopsidedness In Security Apparatus, Charges Presidency To Act

By Akinwale Kasali The Civil Society Coalition for Mandate Protection, (CSC-MAP) through the Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Taiwo Adeleye, has frowned and berated the killings and abrupt termination of human lives going on in Nigeria. This, the group claims has been going on for many years. The group says it is  worried that in the past few months, the killings have been accentuated in many parts of the country. Adeleye highlighted series of bloodshed that has been the lot of the North these past months. In Kaduna, Plateau, Adamawa, Taraba,…

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