Supreme Court Sinks APC

Five days to the May 29 swearing in of President Muhammadu Buhari and newly elected governors across the country, the governor elect and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the last governorship election in Zamfara state, has been hit with a misfortune: Mukhtar Idris will not be sworn-in as governor of the state. The APC candidate is the preferred successor of out-going Governor Abdulaziz Yari. Idris is not the only politician in the ruling APC that has been hit with this tsunami of election losses, the election of…

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NGF: El- Rufai, Others Move Against Tinubu

State governors from the 36 states of the federation have been arriving Abuja, the nation’s capital since yesterday in preparation for the election of the new Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF. The current chairman, Governor Abdul’aziz Yari succeeded former governor of Rivers state and current Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi in 2015. The magazine has however learned from competent sources among the governors that Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti may eventually trounce his other opponents who are also aspiring for the position. Those that have earlier been suggested…

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Fidelity Bank: How Okonkwo Makes Investors Rich

Fidelity Bank

By Bayo Bernard, Business Editor Five years ago, on January 2, 2014 Nnamdi Okonkwo had mounted the seat as Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc with uncertainty looming large among investors and staff, his ability to break the ice in the highly competitive financial sector. While many predicted that he would take the bank far considering his track record as a seasoned banker and administrator, only a few believed at the time that he would surpass the achievements of his predecessors in such unimaginable way and style. It’s also possible…

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Ekiti: Fayose is Greedy, Selfish- Former Aide

Ayodele Fayose

Ayodele Oni, Ado Ekiti A chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP in Ekiti state, Lanre Ogunsuyi has described the immediate past governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose as selfish and greedy. He said this perception has dwarfed Fayose’s achievements as a governor. Ogunsuyi who served as a commissioner in Fayose’s administration said the action of the ex-helmsman has affected the fortunes of the party in the state. In a short interview with the magazine the party stalwart also said that the country cannot move forward except appointment of political…

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Unity Bank Partners CBN To Assist Cotton Farmers

Forward moving Tier two lender Unity Bank has moved a notch higher Plc in line with its commitment to grow the Nigerian economy using Agriculture as the major catalyst. The Tomi Somefun-led bank has therefore entered into a major partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) by flagging off distribution of Seeds/inputs supplies to Cotton farmers for the 2019 planting season nationwide. The distribution is part of the Anchor Borrowers Programme, an Agricultural Development finance initiative of the CBN operated as an on-lending scheme with participating financial…

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Osun Guber: Adeleke Jets Out As Oyetola Wins Appeal

The PDP governorship candidate in Osun state, Ademola Adeleke probably had premonition that the judgment of Court of Appeal will not favour him, this must have informed his decision to travel out of the country yesterday. The senator who’s under trial over issue relating to his WAEC certificate was only allowed to leave the country after he has been cleared by the court to do so. But barely few hours after he left the country, a five man panel of the court has ruled that Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the…

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Ekiti: Supreme Court Fallout, APC expels Oni

By Ayodele Oni, Ado Ekiti Few weeks after the Supreme Court dismissed the eligibility suit filed against Governor Kayode Fayemi by Segun Oni a former chieftain of the All Progressives Party, APC the party has wielded the big stick on the ex-helmsman of Ekiti state by expelling him from the party. Chief Oni had following the apex court judgment announced his retirement from active politics, but sources said he was expelled as punishment for failure to withdraw the case against the incumbent. Chief Oni, popularly called CSO by his followers…

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Customs: Trouble In Customs As Ali Accuses Controllers of Corruption

By Bayo Bernard From extreme obscurity,  the fortunes of Deputy Comptroller of Customs Abdullahi Kirawa has changed so rapidly that he has now become the most powerful officer in the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS only next to the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd). You will not be surprised to now find him in his classy-furnished office at the Customs College in Lagos, drinking expensive champagne as importers besiege daily to curry his favour. He has taken the shine off the Federal Operation Unit, FOU, Zone A, which…

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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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