Customs: Turning A Blind Eye To VIP Vehicle Smugglers

By Stephen Ubanna It is no longer news that vehicles  are still being smuggled into the country through  unapproved routes in Seme and Idiroko land border stations  The increased smugglings of vehicles into the Lagos market in the south west geo-political region  is coming on the heels of the ban on the importation of vehicles and other prohibited items through the land border including foreign parboiled rice. Investigation by the Magazine shows that Customs and other security agencies personnel who are   hiding under the cover that smuggling cannot be completely…

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Cattle Ranch: Buhari Gets Major Opposition From The South East

By Stephen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari’s plot to arm-twist the  governors of the 36 states of the Federation to donate land for Fulani herdsmen to use as their cattle ranching  appear to have hit the rocks in several states, particularly the south east. Buhari, who was working through Audu Ogbe, minister of Agriculture and Rural Development may have suddenly realized that it is a mission impossible that he has resorted to using force and bail- out funds to the states to cave in. Ogbe , who has the ear of…

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APC Dies As South west wing Moves to Revive ACN, Buhari’s Men Mull Resuscitation of CPC

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu This is not the best of times for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Less than a week after a section of the party launched a rebellion and styled itself Reformed APC, r-APC, more trouble is looming in the embattled party as its South west wing ; particularly some members of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN are reportedly considering resuscitating it (ACN) to protest alleged marginalization of National Leader of APC and former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu in the affairs of the party.They are…

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Luis Enrique named New Spain Coach

Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was appointed Spain’s new coach on Monday after previous incumbent Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the World Cup. “Luis Enrique’s appointment as coach for the next two years was approved unanimously,” Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish football federation, told reporters. His press briefing came just hours after Jose Francisco Molina, 47, a former goalkeeper at Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna who played nine times for Spain, was named as sporting director. Enrique, 48, will replace Lopetegui, who was fired by…

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Legendary ‘Senwele’ Singer, Iya Alaladuke Recounts Her Unforgettable Experience

Music legend, Hawawu Alake-Adisa, popularly known as Iya Aladuke Abolodefeloju, says an unforgettable incidence in her career was when she lost her grandchild to an accident in a vehicle she had received as gift. The 86-year old creator of Senwele Yoruba music genre told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin that the accident occurred three days after she took delivery of the vehicle given to her by her fan. “Being a musician is a difficult task because it has a lot to do with metaphysical power. I recall many years back…

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2019: Saraki’s Entrance changes the equation, Unnerves Other Aspirants

The political machinery has been unleashed by the Bukola Saraki secret vanguard following his clearance of the Senate president by the Supreme Court on charges of money laundering, asset declaration and others. This has finally established him as a master dribbler who will always pull surprises when it is least expected. It is believed that he was already aware of what the judgement will be, and he immediately started to prepare the groundwork for it. First, a Lawyer and human rights activist, Kanmi Ajibola, and Sulaiman Adeniyi had approached an…

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CAF Bans Kenyan Referee, Aden Marwa For Life

A Kenyan referee who had been due to officiate at the ongoing World Cup in Russia has been handed a life ban after being caught in a bribery sting. Aden Marwa was filmed receiving a 600-dollar bribe during Confederation of African Football assignment in Ghana. He is one of 22 referees sanctioned by the CAF in an unprecedented clean up, announced at the weekend.   Marwa, who was a reserve at the 2014 finals in Brazil, had earlier been removed from the list of match officials due to officiate in…

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Sergio Ramos Preparing For Qatar 2022

Spain captain Sergio Ramos said the pain of exiting the World Cup to Russia will motivate him to stay with the national team up until the 2022 tournament in Qatar – even if at 36 by that stage he is sporting a white beard. Andres Iniesta, 34, and Gerard Pique, 31 – who won the World Cup alongside Ramos in 2010 — have already confirmed that they are leaving the national setup following a third straight disappointment at an international tournament, with other members of Spain’s golden generation including David…

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Ex-Ondo State Deputy Governor, Lasisi Oluboyo’s Daughter Found Dead In Boyfriend’s House

By Akinwale Kasali Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo is presently devastated and in mourning mood following the death of his daughter,  Adenike Oluboyo, whose lifeless body was found in the room of her boyfriend, Adeyemi Alao at the Oke Aro area of Akure, Ondo State. Adenike was a student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, until her demise. The young undergraduate had been declared missing for the past six days before her lifeless body was found under a bed in the room of the Adeyemi. A source told the…

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Auto Crash: Shuaibu, Edo State Deputy Governor Escapes By The Whiskers

By Stephen Ubanna Barely one week after Philip Shuaibu, Edo state deputy governor  received  officials of the Human rights Commission in the state  and attended a weeding in Asaba , his convoy,  was said to have been involved in a crash on  his way to Benin from Asaba, Delta state. An unhappy Ebomhiana Musa, Chief Press Secretary to the deputy governor disclosed that  it was the spare car  in the convoy of the deputy governor  that was involved in the crash from Asaba and not the official car of the…

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