Customs: Ministerial Applauds

By Stephen Ubanna Until last Tuesday, May 29, 2018, there were no signs that Ibrahim Usman Jibrin, the Minister of State, Environment would be visiting Apapa, Tincan Island, Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, Ikeja and Oyo/Osun Commands on a fact finding mission. It was business as usual at the Commands as officers and importers with their agents went about their normal routine duties at the seaports and the land border areas. This is evident going by the interception of  about 780 ”50” kg bags of foreign parboiled rice smuggled…

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Reconfiguration in the Senate as APC loses Majority Status

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu An earth-shaking reconfiguration is looming in the Nigerian Senate. There are indications that a number of Principal Officers of the red chamber-excluding President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu- are set to lose their positions as gale of defections hits the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in the coming months. The APC is currently in the majority in the upper chamber but insiders told The Source that at least 35 of its Senators, including defectors from the opposition Peoples  Democratic Party, PDP, are…

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Saraki Summon raiese question of vendetta

Senator Bukola Saraki and Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu

The faceoff between the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the police Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris, has recently taken a dangerous turn when recently the Police invited the President of the Senate on the strength of an allegation of one of the robbers of Offa Robbers who claimed that he recruited by the Senate President and the Kwara state Governor, Abdulfatai Ahmed. The invitation was the last straw that broke the camel’s back. The senate recently has been inviting the IG to come and answer questions on the security situation in…

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Fidelity Bank Records N20bn Profit

By Bayo Bernard Top new generation bank, Fidelity Bank Plc has surpassed last year profit margin with over N8 billion. The management of the bank disclosed this at the recent annual general meeting held in Lagos. According to the record made available to the magazine, the bank ended the 2017 fiscal year with 83.5 percent increase in profit after tax to N20.3bn from N11.1bn in 2016. The managing Director of the bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo said the phenomenal profit margin recorded by the bank came despite high inflationary environment in the…

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2019: Worse Days Ahead?

Ayodele Fayose

By Stehen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari has a big task at hand to prove to Nigerians that he has all it takes to organise a free and fair election in 2019 without  bloodshed. Fears are being expressed in both official and unofficial circles that the election might run into murky waters  because of the politically motivated crisis  in different parts of the country.  There is no gain saying the fact there is proliferation of arms  which had been smuggled into the country through illegal routes by desperate politicians and their…

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Rohr Names His Final Squad, As Team Move To Austria

Vy Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernor Rohr, has named his final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup. Rohr has dropped Ola Aina and Mikel Agu, from the players that travelled to London to play the Three Lions yesterday. “It’s Ola Aina and Mikel Agu. They will be on standby. We go with 23 players to Austria; if there is another problem or injury like happened four years ago when Elderson was injured, they will be on standby for that,” Rohr told KweséESPN on Sunday. Nigeria will face…

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