Senate ‘Threatens’ Buhari Over Failure To Sign Peace Corps Bill

Buhari: In a fix

The Senate on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to review his position in withholding assent on the bill to establish Peace Corps of Nigeria. This followed the adoption of a Point of Order raised by Senator Dino Melaye during plenary. Relying on the Senate rules, Melaye urged the Senate to revisit the bill with a view to veto the President if he fails to rescind his rejection of the bill. President Buhari had cited duplication of duty and funding challenges in declining assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill,…

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Emery Says PSG Loss To Real Madrid Wasn’t Shameful

Action between both teams

Beleaguered Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery insisted there was no shame in losing to Real Madrid after the expensively-assembled French side crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of the holders. “To be eliminated in the last 16 is a disappointment, but to lose against Real Madrid is not. They deserved to go through. There is no other analysis,” said the Spaniard whose side, shorn of the injured Neymar, lost 2-1 in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday. Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro scored…

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Customs: Harassment Of Officers Worsens In Benin Republic

Ali: turns blind eye to harassment of his men?

  NCS To Officers; You Are On Your Own By Bayo Bernard The Federal government a la Nigeria Customs Service, NCS  have failed to intervene in the undue harassment and intimidation of Nigeria customs officers by their Beninoise counterparts. The matter has now reached a tipping point that officers from the NCS believe they are no longer safe working in the territory belonging to Republic of Benin. The Seme area command of the NCS has recently complained of intimidation of its men by their Benin Republic counterpart. But as it…

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Anti-smuggling: Police Now Doing Customs Job?

Hameed Ali: CG,Customs

By Stephen Ubanna The battle line appears to have been drawn between the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, and the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, over  seizure of smuggled parboiled rice in Lagos. The Federal Operations Unit, FOU, zZone A, Lagos Roving team, of the NCS, was said to have trailed a convoy of nine vehicles  loaded with smuggled  parboiled rice from Idiroko land border, Ogun state last Saturday, March  3, 2018, to Onyingbo. The vehicles were said to have fallen into the hand of the police and detained at Dente police…

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Russia 2018: Rohr Names 28-Man Eagles Team For Poland And Serbia Cracker

Rohr: Release team list

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has listed captain Mikel John Obi, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and playmaker Victor Moses in his 28 –man squad to battle Poland’s fellow Eagles and Serbia in pre-FIFA World Cup friendly matches this month. Home-based goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa leads the goalkeeping section and will be joined by new boy Francis Uzoho and Daniel Akpeyi. Former junior international Kenneth Omeruo is back among the defenders, as Joel Obi among the midfielders, while Eagles’ B stalwarts, defender Stephen Eze and forward Gabriel Okechukwu, are also handed opportunities.…

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Third Force: APGA Becomes Beautiful Bride

Governor Obiano, APGA National Leader

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   To have a strong footing in the South east and fend off All Progressives Congress, APC’s incursion, break the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s hold and dominate the political turf, promoters of Third Force which has come to be known as Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CNM are lobbying the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA to serve as the flank of the Movement in the zone. Speculations are rife that one of the fringe parties, the Social Democratic Party, SDP has been adopted to serve as the platform…

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NCIS,’92, Tin can Embarks On Sensitization Campaigns

B y Stephen Ubanna Baba Musa M.A., Comptroller, Tin-can Island Command may have learnt from the mistakes of officials of Kirikiri Lighter Terminal ,phase 1, in the implementation of the Customs Integrated Information Systems, NCIS,92. The implementation of the NCIS 92 at the KLT had been described  by Industry Operators as a failure as both the Customs Operatives and the stakeholders were completely at a loss on how to go about the  new Customs ICT. Many described it as a failure as the Command witnessed revenue loss in much of…

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Security: FG fidles while Nigeria burns

By every indication, the forces that galvanised the removal of former President Goodluck Jonathan has been set in motion against President Muhammadu Buhari, but it appears he is confident of wading through the dark waters of uncertainties to emerge both as the All progressives congress, APC, flag bearer and subsequently scale through a second term. This confidence stems from the fact that he has deftly placed the security apparatus in the hands of family members who he believes will not betray him. Though his confidence is rightly placed because his…

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