Civil Society Group Decries Plot to Destabilise Benue

A civil society group, Center for Law and Civil Culture, CLCC has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use all in his powers as the commander-in-chief to make sure that trouble makers are prevented from truncating Nigeria’s thriving democracy. The call came on the heels of impeachment notice served on the Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom by eight lawmakers in the Benue state House of Assembly on July 30. The lawmakers cited the mismanagement of funds belonging to the state by the Benue helmsman. The CLCC has however, criticized…

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2019 Election: Vetoing Buhari’s Veto

By Oji Odu It may not yet be uhuru for the National Assembly whose quest for reordering of the sequence for the 2019 general election as put forward by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was upheld by the Appeal Court after President Muhammadu Buhari vetoed it. The daunting poser remains: Why is the President and the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the reordering of the 2019 elections which kicks off with the Presidential election in spite of its popularity claims? Why does the National Assembly think that the INEC…

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Revenue: Anti-Government Policies Forces Customs Comptrollers Into Thinking

By Stephen Ubanna until last  May, 2018, there was no sign that  the  Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Tincan Island Command could leave up to expectation with its ranking  as a major revenue generating Command  of the Service  . This is because of the drop in the volume of cargo traffic at the port and the self assessment of imported vehicles policy of the Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and the Customs Comptroller   General. The low volume of cargo traffic  had been attributed  to the anti-trade policies of the  former President…

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Despite Betraying Saraki, APC Suspends Shehu Sanni Indefinitely

By Uche Mbah The theater of the absurd being witnessed in the country to a bizarre turn when the All Progressives congress APC suspended Senator Shehu Sanni for his “various acts of misconduct and disrespectful attitude towards his constituents”. Sanni has been at the forefront of anti establishment campaign in the Senate, that it was already assumed to be the number one person to decamp to PDP. But it was not to be. He was allegedly reined in by the All Progressives Congress leadership. First, Asiwaju Tinubu contacted him, clearing…

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Imo: Okorocha And His Deputies

By Comfort Obi The tragicomedy in Imo state continued on Tuesday, July 31. The swearing-in of the new Deputy Governor-elect, Calistus Ekenze was aborted. Until his hurried elevation,  Ekenze was the Head of the Civil Service. But for the abortion, he would since have become Governor Okorocha’s third Deputy. But a High Court in the State temporarily denied him that unenviable record. According to media reports,  dignitaries, including Okorocha and Ekenze,  waited in vain, for hours. Neither the Chief Judge of the state,  Paschal Nnadi, nor his representative, appeared for…

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