Anti-smuggling: FOU, Zone A, Now A Moving Train

By Stephen Ubanna Ahead of the 2019 general elections,  Adamu Aliyu Mohammed, Comptroller , Federal Operations Unit, FOU Zone A,  and  the  anti-smuggling  officers  appear to  have turned themselves into a moving train ready to crush  smugglers that may  stand on their way. This is evident  going by the number of exotic  and bullet proof vehicles, Mohammed confirmed, were intercepted in various parts of Ogun  and Lagos states in the last two weeks. The  bullet proof vehicles were said to have been seen seized and evacuated from some private residences …

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FOU: Dismantling Smugglers New Tactics

By Stephen Ubanna Until last  month, Customs patrol officers at the Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, Ikeja, believed that  rickety vehicles  and motorcycles, popular Okada, were the only means of conveyance through which  poultry products could be smuggled into the country.  It may not have crossed their mind that VIP  smugglers could use Highlander jeep  to smuggle cartoons of poultry products  from the Republic of Benin into the Nigerian market. Luck was said to have ran out against  a VIP poultry products smuggler recently.  He was said to have …

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2019: Who Occupies Brick House, Wike or Cole?

Steve Ubanna Nyenson Wike,  a Lawyer and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governor of Rivers state had been very inquisitive for the much of last month  to know who will emerge the  governorship Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in their September, 2019  primaries. The governor was interested in knowing the APC Candidate who would slug it out with him in the 2019 general elections in the state to perfect his winning strategies. Initially, he had the premonition that the governorship contest in the state would be between him…

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Ambode: Adebule’s Unkindest Cut

By Comfort Obi I have never met the Deputy Governor of Lagos state, Dr. Idiat Adebule, either officially or unofficially. Like her colleague–Deputy Governors across the country, she is redundant and anonymous, even though her state gives her a little advantage over others.  When you are the Governor, First Lady, or Deputy Governor of Lagos state, it is a plus. Every Governor of Lagos state can always lay a claim to being the number one governor in the country – deserved or not. So is the Lagos First Lady. And,…

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