Nigeria Borders, Smugglers’ Haven?

By Stephen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari is no longer finding it funny that the government  Agricultural policy aimed at promoting  at local rice  production is not  is not making the desired impact  on the economy as the Asian countries  of Thailand  grown  parboiled rice  and  Indian rice still  dominate the Nigeria dominate the Nigeria market. From Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Calabar, Kano , Sokoto, Dutse, kebbi to Maiduguri, the story is the same: foreign parboiled rice dominate  the markets .  the situation is so bad in the south west and north…

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Buhari’s Budget of Partial Development

  By Oji Odu Six months into the country’s financial season, after the 2018 Appropriation bill was presented to the National Assembly in November 2017,  President Muhammadu Buhari is expected today, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, to sign the bill into law, leaving government with only six months to perform all the magic and abracadabra needed to make Nigeria a better place and better the lives of the sun stricken Nigerians. Are Nigerians surprised? No. Are they expecting life impacting changes in the remaining six months? Definitely, many are not. This…

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Punch Chairman, Aboderin Laid to Rest

Remains of late Wale Aboderin

The remains of late chairman of Punch Nigerian Limited, Mr.Gbadebowale Aboderin has been interred at the Ikoyi Vault and Gardens on Friday 15th June, 2018.  The funeral service held at the Archbishop Vinning  Ikeja, Lagos, witnessed a large turnout of people from different walks of life, who came to pay their last respect to the deceased. Following; some personalities present at the event. By Uche Nwosisi

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Convention Crisis: APC Moves Against Buhari ,His Re-election In Jeopardy

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu There are feelers that barring a last minute trade offs and appeasements by the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC and President Muhammadu Buhari, the party will formally split in two at its national convention of the party slated for this Saturday, June 23, 2018 in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja with the President himself as the biggest casualty of the impending implosion. It has been learnt that a faction of the party that claim it represents the real APC will pronounce Buhari suspended from…

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CRFFN Election: Fight To Finish

By Bayo Bernard Business Editor The bickering appears to have stopped for the moment. The die is now cast for election into the Governing Council of Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarders in Nigeria, CRFFN. The Mike Jukwe led council is trying to prove critics wrong that it’s incapable of organizing a credible, fair and fair election for the body. if the council succeeds the jinx that nothing good can come under Jukwe administration would be broken, having presided over a chaotic CRFFN in the last few years. The…

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2019: Kalu Campaigns For Buhari Re-election Bid, As Rashidi Ladoja battles EFCC

By Stephen Ubanna In spite of the  fact  that Mahmood Yakubu, a Professor and Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and his electoral officials, have not officially lifted the ban on political Campaigns for the 2019, general elections, the political Elites appear to have jumped the jumped gun . This is evident going by what is happening in the states as the political Elites are taking advantage of every social gathering to sell their party manifesto and Candidates. The last Father’s day celebration in the country speaks volume. Orji Uzor…

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Mama Shekau’s Bombshell : Political Elites Behind Boko Haram

By  Stephen Ubanna For years, there had been rumours making the rounds that the political elites  were behind    the  Yobe state born terrorist  Abubbakar Shekau and Boko Haram , the Islamic Fundamentalist  group, terrorising Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states , in the north east geo-political region  but ”swept it under the carpet”. Even former President Goodluck Jonathan had  complained  that there were Boko Haram members in his government and the security agencies but nobody too him serious.  Again, the complaint was swept under the carpet by the political class   as…

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Election: How Wike Silenced Amaechi in Rivers State

By Stephen Ubanna Nyesom Wike, a former minister of state, Education, under for President Goodluck Jonathan Administration and now governor of Rivers state may have  finally settled the his scores with Rotimi Amaechi, a former governor of the state and now minister of Transport, over who is in control of the affairs of the state  with the conduct of the last Saturday, June 16, 2018,  local government election . The Magazine learnt that Amaechi never showed up in PortHarcourt throughout the election period for fear of his life. The Amaechi…

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Dispersed from Syria, ISIS targets the world from Nigeria

By Uche Mbah   Rumors that the Boko Haram terrorist organization has been taken over by ISIS seem to be substantiated by reports that Nigeria may have become a training ground for the group, with further reports of Exchange program by the Islamic state, ISIS, on terror tactics. To this end, Nigeria may have become the new base of the international terror group. Reports by the Sun, a UK tabloid, expressed worry that such terror couriers could be passed on to the United Kingdom through the porous Air borders in…

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CBN Moves To Boost Use Of Chinese Yuan

  By Stephen Ubanna Worried by the low patronage  of the Chinese  currency, Renminbi, Yuan,   by Nigeria importers ,  for their transactions in the Asian country of China, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN,   has approved some  mouth watery  fresh incentives  for the importers who patronise the Chinese  currency in payment  for their importations  instead of using  the United States, US, dollar to settle the bills of their suppliers  in China. Ahmed  Abdullahi, the CBN Director of Bank Supervisions confirmed the Bankers Committee decision, stressing that the it was taken…

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