Lagos Governorship: Buhari, Ambode in a Make or Mar Meeting

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu There is tension in the camp of embattled governor of Lagos state, Akinwumi Ambode as his supporters anxiously wait for the outcome of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Both men began what observers described as make or mar closed door meeting at 2.45pm at the presidential villa, Abuja. Ambode’s second term bid hangs on the balance following his godfather, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s refusal to endorse him. In Ambode’s stead, Tinubu, who was himself a former governor of the state and now the National Leader of the…

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Make the Corpse Walk: Why De-feathered Air Nigeria Did Not Fly

By Uche Mbah Finally, the fear of skeptics have materialized: Air Nigeria has become the latest still-born child of the Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government. Three months after the Logo was unveiled in Faraway London, the Minister of state for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, a former senator who was the chairman Senate Committee on Aviation, announced to a bemused world that the proposed National Carrier has been suspended mid air till further notice. “I regret to announce that the Federal Executive Council has taken the tough decision to suspend the National Carrier…

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Customs: Exposed, As Mohammed Sanitises FOU, Zone A

By Stephen Ubanna For years, there had been rumours making the rounds of the rackets going on at the Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, Ikeja, Lagos,  warehouse at Ikeja, Lagos .  The rumours  became  more manifest last two years with the regular seizure of Contraband tyres,  Foreign parboiled rice and poultry products by the Command patrol team officers on bush and road operations. The Magazine learnt that  traders, vehicle mechanics and vulcanizers and  behind the Command office Complex  fence practisingg their trades  who were said to have been acting…

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Money Bags Buy Imo APGA, Jostle for Party’s Guber Ticket

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The influx of defectors to the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Alliance, APGA should ordinarily be a source of strength to the party as 2019 elections draw near but reverse seems to be the case. In the last two months, scores of prominent Imo sons who had occupied important political positions in the past have been defecting to the party with the view of seeking elective offices on its platform next year. However, chieftains of the party in the state who have kept faith and…

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Dog Eat Dog

By Oji Odu Is it news that Policemen beat up officials of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) discharging their duties? No. Are Lagosians/Nigerians shocked by the news? No. Are they alarmed? No. But are they happy by the disturbing incident whose repetition has continued on yearly basis been the shame of the Nigerian nation? They are divided. In a chat with the Magazine, Bode Adenike, a commercial bus driver did not express surprise, but joy that it happened. “ My Oga, many people in Lagos are happy whenever…

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