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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