Anti-Smuggling: The Lion of Seme Border

By Stephen Ubanna When Muhammed Uba Garba, former Comptroller Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, Ikeja, Lagos, was redeployed to Seme Command, last August, nobody gave him opportunity to succeed. This is because  of the difficult terrain and the age-long tradition between the  indigenes  of the Border Communities between Nigeria and Republic of Benin, who believed  that whatever they do for a living, including smuggling of Contrabands was right. More worrisome  was the activities of the traditional rulers in the Border  Communities who provide protection for  smugglers found  in their…

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How Nigeria Killed Ras Kimono’s Wife

By Comfort Obi Until she died on Saturday,  September 22, 2018, perhaps, not many Nigerians, outside the music industry, knew Efemena Okedi. She was the wife of late reggae music star, Ras Kimono. Popular within  her circle as Efe, she also doubled as her husband’s manager. She died suddenly, barely three months after her husband,  also, died suddenly on his way to the USA. Efe was buried about a month ago.  So why am I just talking about her provocative passing now? In fact, I asked myself the same question several…

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