Customs: FOU Controller Under Probe

There are fears among officers and men of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS about the capacity of Comptroller Mohammed Aliyu to sustain the tempo left by his predecessor at the unit. The apprehension came amidst suggestions that the controller failed to leave a robust anti-smuggling record in Seme Command where he served before his present deployment. Comptroller Aliyu swapped position with Comptroller Muhammed Uba Garba after a major shake-up, last month by the Hameed Ali-led NCS, that affected over 70 controllers across various…

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No 2019 Elections If…….

By Oji Odu It is not yet certain that the 2019 general elections will hold in spite of the approval of N143 billion budget for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by the National Assembly to conduct the election. The federal lawmakers insist that President Muhammadu Buhari must sign the 2018 electoral bill(amended) into law before the electoral umpire can use the money. Members of the National Assembly are mounting pressure on the President to sign the bill to justify the N143billion which the joint committee of the Senate and…

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Daura Dilema: Move to Replace Seiyefa with a Serving Minister Sparks Uproar

By Uche Mbah The campaign to return the former DSS boss, Lawan Daura,  back to his post has taken a bizarre tirn since the return of Muhammadu Buhari from his London trip. As was reported by this Magazine, there has been serious lobbying from various quarters for Buhari to bring him back, but the condition under which he was sacked presented a serious bottleneck for the realization of that ambition. Mamman Daura, who is no longer having the high level of respect from Buhari since his ejection from the Villa,…

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Getting Our Women Ready For 2019

By Adewale Kupoluyi As Nigerians gear up for the general elections, many events are unfolding that suggest that next year’s poll is likely to be the most-keenly contested in the annals of the country. As usual, it is the men that dominate the political landscape, as not many women have so far shown interest to vie for elective posts in this important exercise that is less than a year to go. This should not be so. Many challenges are facing Nigerian women and by extension, African women that tend to…

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Why We Handed over Maritime security To Navy —NIMASA DG

By Bayo Bernard Following series of denials, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA has finally admitted that it can no longer discharge its statutory role of ensuring safety and providing security in Nigerian waters without the Navy. The Director General of the agency, Dr Dakuku Peterside made the disclosure while playing host to the executive of the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria, MARAN, at the agency’s head office in Apapa. This disclosure has confirmed fears of maritime stakeholders and Nigerians in general that NIMASA has failed in its…

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