Ali Embarks On Social Media Sensitisation Campaigns For Officers

By Stephen Ubanna Barely one week after the  Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, team, led by Aminu Dahiru, an Assistant Comptroller General, ACG, in-charge of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Zone A, Lagos,  which went to Shenzhi Cust  port, Peoples Republic of China, to interact with their Customs Counterparts about their operations and how they are able  to process documents that could lead to the shipment of over 80, 000 Containers of Industrialised goods  going to different parts of the  world daily  returned  to the country, Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and…

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The Battle of Osogbo 2018

By Dr. Tonnie Iredia Only two weeks ago, I attended an exciting workshop on the inexplicable herder/farmer conflict in Nigeria and thoroughly enjoyed one of the workshop papers which traced the origin of communal conflicts in parts of Nigeria. An interesting aspect of the paper was how it reviewed the famous Battle of Osogbo of 1840 where at that time; the Yorubas successfully halted the Fulani incursion into what became known as the South West of Nigeria. It was a battle which reportedly began with the quest of the empire-building…

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2019: Why APC Buhari May Lose Presidential Election To PDP?

  By Stephen Ubanna More facts  have emerged why  the trio of President Muhammadu Buhari, Ahmed Bola Tinibu, former governor  of Lagos state and National  leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC,  and Adams Oshiomhole,  a former  governor of Edo state  and the party National Chairman were desperate to arm-twist voters to win the Osun state , Thursday , September 27 re-run governorship election in the state. This is because losing the state to the Opposition, Peoples Democratic Party,  PDP   would have amounted  to  a big blow to the party…

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Minister Amaechi Vs. Senator Abe

By Comfort Obi If anybody was in doubt of why the civilized world laughs at us, the open letter, written to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, by Senator Magnus Abe, published in the ThisDay newspaper of Wednesday,  September 26, puts a seal on the doubt. I read it three times. And each time, my worries increased, with an exclamation to nobody: ‘Look at what politicians have reduced our country to.’ Both the Minister and the Senator are from Rivers state. The former, an Ikwerre man, and the latter,…

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Customs Strike Force Whip Fraudulent Agents To Order

By Stephen Ubanna When  Abdullahi  Kirawa, a Deputy Comptroller   was appointed the National Coordinator of the Customs Strike Force, CSF, nobody  gave him opportunity to succeed in discharging  his duties  of controlling the activities of fraudulent importers with their agents and smugglers at the seaports , Airport and land border Areas. This is  because the Federal operations Unit,  officers, across the country have  fully established themselves on their areas of jurisdictions that many believe  it would be difficult  for another  Customs ad-hoc team to break in. Take the situation in…

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2019: Osun Puts INEC on the Spot as Local and International groups Put Pressures on Buhari, Mahmud

By Uche Mbah The 2019 elections appears to be on the firing line from both local and international targets due to fears by opposition parties that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, are allowing themselves to be compromised by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Meanwhile, bears are on rampage on the floor of the Stock Exchange as Foreign Portfolio Investors pulls out billions of Naira on election fears. In the wake of the Osun governorship elections that was narrowly won by the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, but declared inconclusive…

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Osun: EFCC To Drop Case Against Omisore

By Bayo Bernard Senator Iyiola Omisore, may have used his trump card to wriggle out of his graft case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at least for now. On July 3, 2016 the former deputy governor of Osun state and candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP in the September 22 governorship election in the Sunshine State, as the state is popular, was arrested and later detained by the anti-graft agency over alleged N1.3b National Security Adviser, NSA cash receipt. He was later released on bail following…

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Sifax, Bayelsa State Partner On Transport Sector Development

By Bayo Bernard Indigenous Aviation and Maritime giant Sifax is currently working with Bayelsa state, to ramp up the state’s maritime and aviation potentials. The oil producing state will complete a cargo airport within a year and also working on constructing a seaport. The government said its partnership with the private sector was important as paucity of funds has limited the capacity of the lithoral state to raise huge capital investment required to develop these areas on its own. The top management team of the state’s Investment Promotion Agency (BIPA),…

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Modric Ends Ronaldo, Messi Dominance, Wins FIFA World Footballer Award

Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long domination of football’s individual awards by being crowned FIFA’s Best Player of the Year on Monday, AFP reports. The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder starred for both club and country as Real  won a third straight Champions League, and he inspired Croatia to reach the World Cup final for the first time. He beat Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Egypt’s  Mohamed Salah to the prize. Modric’s success means Ronaldo remains tied with Messi having won FIFA’s award in different guises five times each. At 33,…

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Berahino Welcomes Three Children In Six Weeks

Saido Berahino is at the centre of a legal battle over claims he has fathered a hat-trick of children in less than two months, The Sun reports. The Stoke  City striker is named on birth certificates as the father of two of the babies — born on May 30 and July 17. His lawyers are in talks with a friend who claims he is dad of her tot born on July 15. A month later, Berahino, 25, finally found the net after 913 days — but he’s still fathered more…

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