Petroleum Marketers Threaten to Ground Nigeria

By Oji Odu Tension is mounting to a fearful level in the country. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is still on strike with several meetings with Federal Government to resolve the issue of poor funding of the nations universities deadlocked. The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has threatened to down tools if federal government hesitates to resolve their problem. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) is still battle ready to ground the nation if government continues to waste time in kick-starting the new N30,000 minimum wage regime. Now,…

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Because of Chevrons Slave Labour

By Oji Odu Nigerians would have woken up today, Monday, September 24, 2018 to find that the dreaded long queues at the petrol stations which had in the near past almost shut down the nation have, again surfaced, maybe for the timely intervention of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),  Maikanti Baru, had pleaded with the oil workers under the auspices of the NUPENG and PENGASSAN to shelve their planned industrial action over a labour dispute involving the…

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2019 Polls: Buhari Promises Free And Fair Election

By Akinwale Kasali With the 2019 election drawing closer, President Muhammadu Buhari is promising world powers that the 2019 polls will be free and fair. Buhari today in Abuja assured United Kingdom Prime Minister, Theresa May, of his administration’s commitment to conducting free, fair and credible elections in 2019. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement said Buhari gave the assurance during a bilateral meeting with the visiting Prime Minister at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari welcomed UK’s support toward strengthening democratic institutions…

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Nigeria Signs MOU With Britain On Security, Economic Development

By Akinwale Kasali Following the inability of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to conquer the Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen insurgent, Nigeria and Britain on Wednesday in Abuja signed two agreements on Defence and Security partnership, as well as Economic Development Forum. Speaking briefly before signing the agreements, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that Nigeria and the United Kingdom would continue to enhance cooperation in tackling corruption and reducing poverty. The Nigerian leader lauded the British government for its assistances to Nigeria in the fight against terrorism, and pledged Nigeria’s readiness to…

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Nigeria Greedy Political Class

By Stephen Ubanna Nigeria politicians appear not to have learnt anything  from  the United States  t and  the United Kingdom political class who had developed a lasting political culture which had had led to the formation of parties with subsisting ideologies. Take for instance the United States, where  the republican and Democrats parties had evolved over the years . The situation is the same in Britain, where the Liberal, Labour and Conservatives parties exist. Politicians in these countries, based on their ideology , had pitched their tent with the right…

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2019: Worse Days Ahead?

Ayodele Fayose

By Stehen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari has a big task at hand to prove to Nigerians that he has all it takes to organise a free and fair election in 2019 without  bloodshed. Fears are being expressed in both official and unofficial circles that the election might run into murky waters  because of the politically motivated crisis  in different parts of the country.  There is no gain saying the fact there is proliferation of arms  which had been smuggled into the country through illegal routes by desperate politicians and their…

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Melaye Dumps APC, Returns To PDP

By Akinwale Kasali A Faction of All progressives Congress, APC, made up of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, decampees, known as nPDP, has started making good their threats to dismantle President Muhammadu Buhari from office. Upon his return to the senate on Wednesday, after his long absence from the Upper Chamber, Senator Dino Melaye, formally announced his return to PDP. Reliable National Assembly sources told this magazine that Melaye, like the biblical John the Baptist is a fore-runner to the massive return of PDP decampees who had joined the APC in…

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Buhari Appoints Musiliu Smith As PSC Chairman

By Akinwale Kasali Former Inspector General of Police, Musiliu Smith as been appointed by President Muhammadu Buahri as the new Chairman of Police Service Commission, PSC. Smith will replace the present Chairman of the commission, Mike Okiro. Buhari also appointed five others as members of the PSC. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read Buhari’s letter seeking legislative confirmation of the appointment as well as members of the commission.

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Ali Moves For Full Automation Of Customs Operations

By Stephen Ubana Officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, and the United States based Information Communication Company, Oracle Corporation have begun talks over the use of its Information Communication technology, ICT, to entrench its fully e- Customs operation. Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, NCS, broke the cheery news to officers and men of the Service at the just concluded World Customs Organisation, WCO Day, Celebration held at  the Customs Training College Gwagwalada, Abuja. Ali  disclosed that the technology if put into use  by the Service” will…

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