Human Rights Group, JODER Calls For The Probe Of Dickson

Hon. Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor and a guest

By Akinwale Kasali EFCC urged to probe Bayelsa Governor A foremost civil right group, Journalists for Democratic Rights, JODER, has called on the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to Probe the governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson. This call was made on Tuesday bubuthe group, stating that the plan to approve largesse for Bayelsa State lawmakers is a conscious attempt to institutionalize corruption and an indication that corruption is entrenched in the oil rich state. “We see recent developments in Bayelsa State as an eye opener. There is a deliberate…

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Chevron’s $6m Divides Itsekiri Leaders

By Walid Ogunseri, Benin City Over two billion naira provided by an international oil company for the construction of Ugborodo New Town in Warri Kingdom, Delta State is causing problems among top Itsekiri leaders. The magazine learned from competent sources that a foreign oil company, Chevron and Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) paid the cash at different times into the account of Itsekiri Regional Development Council. The fund is now missing various sources told the magazine. As a result of this situation, Ugborodo community, the magazine gathered,…

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Customs: Seme Controller and Troublemakers

By Bayo Bernard For seven months, Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba, controller in charge of Seme command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS has worked hard, executing the mandate of the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali(rtd.)to anchor peace among all stakeholders in importation business and see to it that a roburst revenue is generated into the federation account. Ultimately, “our job is to facilitate trade and generate revenue for the federal government” Uba said on assumption of office last August. To a large extent, the Seme Customs boss has…

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Fidelity Bank Makes Giant Strides, Posts N23 billion Profit After Tax

Fidelity Bank

By Uche Mbah Fidelity Bank, one of the upwardly mobile middle level Banks in the Country, has consolidated on the gains of the previous Financial year by posting a profit after tax of N22.926 billion as against N17.768 billion in the previous Financial year amounting to an increase in N5.158 billion increase within the year under review. The Bank, which got listed on the floor of the Stock Exchange in May 2005, has declared a dividend of 11 kobo per ordinary share of 50k amounting to N3.186 billion. This was…

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Lagos: Ambode May Make Ministerial List Or Get Second Term By Default

By Uche Mbah Indications are that the governor of Lagos state, Akinwumi Ambode, may earn a ministerial slot in the new dispensation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidency. In the alternative, if some clandestine moves by some alleged groups to drag the Lagos governor elect, Jide Sanwolu, to court seeking to halt his swearing in based on alleged health grounds is successful, he may end up a default governor-again. He could not win the nomination for re election because the the Godfather, Bola Tinubu, refused to endorse him Recently, the governor…

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Re: Nwodo, An enemy of Ndigbo?

By Gwiyi Solomon Indeed, Ndigbo have no regards and respect for constituted authorities in their own lands. Probably, our long aged practice of liberalism and freedom, in terms of choice of where to pay loyalty, liberty of expression and flexibility in association is heavily taking a toll on the supposed oneness and adulation to the regional powers, Nigeria is known with. Without equivocation, no tribe in Nigeria will decimate its own regional power in the manner an Igbo would do. I can recall the threats by a monarch in Lagos,…

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Imo: More Troubles for Okorocha; Speaker May be Impeached

Rochas Okorocha

By Gideon Njoku If the scene which played out at the Plenary Session of the Imo State House of Assembly, IMHA, on Tuesday, April 22, 2019 is anything to go by, then, Governor Rochas Okorocha’s  problems are bound to worsen. Seeing that he has become a lame-duck governor, the sleeping members have suddenly woken up, and are asking questions, questions they refused to ask for almost eight years.  They are asking about the financial status of the state. They are also interrogating his government. And, for the first time in…

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Ekiti: Fayemi Sets To Obey Supreme Court On LG Relocation

Kayode Fayemi

Ayodele Oni, Ado Ekiti More than four months after the Supreme Court ordered the Ekiti state government to relocate the headquarters of Ilejemeje local government back to Eda Oniyo, Governor Kayode Fayemi has set machinery in motion to implement the judgment. The state helmsman had in January constituted a committee, to study the judgment and advise the state government on what to do. The committee, headed by the deputy governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, was given three months to report back to government. The three months elapsed on March 29. Investigations…

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2023 Linked to Gov. Umahi’s Romance with APC

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Multiple sources are alleging that barring a last minute change of mind, Ebonyi state governor,  Dave Umahi, PDP, will soon be APC’s newest governor. This Magazine was informed that the governor has, allegedly,  wrapped up his defection plans to the ruling party. Governor Umahi, an Engineer, is credited with turning Abakaliki, the state capital, from a glorified town to a sprawling modern city. His supporters say Umahi has re- invented the state by saturating it with several signature infrastructural projects since assuming office four years ago. Speculations…

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Chinese Prisoners Work As Expatriates and Prostitutes in Nigeria

Nigeria has joined the long list of countries-mostly African and Caribbean-where slave labor in the name of prisoners are used as expatriate workers in construction companies. This has been reported as Chinese labor policy to get cheap unpaid labor for their construction firms. A house of Representatives member representing Gumel, Gagarawa, Maigatari, and Sule Tankarkar constituency in Jigawa state, Sanni Zorro, who doubles as chairman House committee on internally displaced persons has recently raised the alarm in a press briefing at his home in Kano. According to him, Lee Gee…

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