Ighalo Apologises To Nigerians

By Akinwale Kasali Super Eagles striker, Odion Jude Ighalo, has taken responsibilities for the ouster of the Super Eagles from the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia. Just like Yakubu Aiyegbeni eight years ago in South Africa when he missed a begging opportunity against South Korea to send the Super Eagles out of the mundial, so was the case of Changyang Yatai forward, Ighalo, who lost a sitter against the Argentine team, which could have changed the dynamics of the game and send the Nigerians into the round of 16.…

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Medical Doctor Dies As Nigeria Bows Out Of World Cup

Dr Kennis Ebirim, a family physician with the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, has been confirmed dead after watching Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup match between Nigeria and Argentina. Family members, colleagues and neighbours confirmed the death of Ebirim to the News Agency of Nigeria at his residence in Owerri. The deceased was reported to have slumped and rushed to hospital after Nigeria crashed out of the world football tournament. Dr Chikere Ebirim, a lecturer in the Department of Public Health, Federal University of Technology, Owerri,  and younger brother to the deceased,…

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Residents Of Isasi Community Groan In Pains Over FOU Officers Surprise Invasion

By Stephen Ubanna Residents of  Isasi Community located within the Iyana Isasi axis, along the Lagos  Badagry Expressway, appears to be living  in fear that  themember of the Operations and Lagos Roving team  of the Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, Ikeja  headed by Riks Lura, a Chief Superintendent of Customs, may  invade the area at  any time because of the rumour making the rounds that waterways rice smugglers are living in their midst . The fear became more pronounced  late last May when information leaked out that much of…

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Customs: Disquiet Among DCGs, ACGs Over Ali

Two weeks ago the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS held a press conference in Abuja, since then the convener of the parley who’s also the spokesman of the Service, Joseph Attah, a deputy controller of customs has been expressing his frustration discreetly with the current management of the service, led by Hameed Ali over failure to provide logistic for him to perform his duty as the image maker of the NCS. What happened? Attah had approached the CG to approve funds for logistics to carry out the event. He was shocked…

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How Retired Generals are Battling Against Buhari’s Second Coming

By Uche Mbah The Presidential ambition of Buhari, geared towards his second term is fast turning into a do or die affair between him and the four musketeers bent on seeing his back out of Aso Rock come 2019. The four retired generals are his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo, former Chief of Army staff, Theophilus Danjuma, his former Junior officer who overthrew him, Ibrahim Babangida and Babangida’s Boy and beneficiary of the death of Sanni Abacha, Abdulsalami Abubakar. It appears that the generals have gone back to the trenches to…

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APC: How Oshiomhole Won Buhari’s Heart To Become National Chairman

By Stephen Ubanna More facts have emerged how Adams Oshiomhole, a former labour  activist and a lso a former governor  of Edo state, from the south-south geo-political  region emerged as the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, at the last Saturday, June 23, 2018, National Convention of  the party at Abuja. There was the initial speculation that  it would be an uphill task for Oshiomhole to be elected the national chairman of the party because John Odgie-Oyegun, the former national chairman  of the party had a close working…

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2019: How nPDP boxed themselves into a corner

By Uche Mbah The recent All Progressives Congress, APC, convention which was marred by violence while the president, Mohammadu Buhari,  and National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, were giving their address, has become a pointer to what will be in 2019 elections. The conventions, held at Eagle square Abuja, was covered by massive deployments of security forces. But this did not prevent the violence that was unleashed at the venue while the security agencies looked on. At a stage, the media was shut out and National radio and Television stations were…

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Duping In The Name Of Customs?

By Stephen Ubanna When Ebere Chijoke, a graduate of Sociology , was  discharged  after the compulsory  one year  Nigeria Youth Service Corp, NYSC, programme, in 2015, she got  a teaching appointment  in a private secondary school in Lagos but turned it down. Ebere major reason of turning it down was  because of her interest in Customs job. She told a friend: I like uniform job, particular Customs.  She was further  encouraged to search for appointment in Customs when she saw a school  friend who had secured a job in the…

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Stakeholders Charge NSC On Economic Regulator Role

By Bayo Bernard The Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC has been  admonished to assert itself as the Economic Regulator of the maritime sector of the nation’s economy. The call was made recently at a training organized for select journalists by the Council in Lagos. The wake up call came amidst perceived failure of the council to rein in defiant shipping companies and terminal operators in the country working  against rules and regulations set by the council.  For instance, some terminal operators have been increasing charges arbitrarily without recourse to the NSC,…

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2019:Ekiti Election, Buhari First Major Popularity Test?

By Stehen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari, appears to have  taken the  Saturday,July 14 , gubernatorial election, in  Ekiti state,  southwest  geo-political region, as a major test case of his popularity  for his re-election bid in the 2019, general election. Given the importance attached to the election, Buhari was said to have directed Ahmed Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state and national leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC,  to mobilse support for Kayode Fayemi, a former of Mines and Steel  Development and the party  governorship Candidate in the…

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