APC: Broom And its Loosening Bunch

APC explodes as its  muted crisis berths in the public domain By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Internal wranglings brewing in the All Progressives Congress, APC has now boiled over. And its reverbrating effects on the party, according to political analysts, will be dire and blistering. It took APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s scathing attack on the party’s National Chairman, John Odigie Oyegun last week, for the simmering crisis in the ruling party to blow open.Tinubu took Oyegun to the cleaners over the latter’s role in the controversial Ondo APC guber…

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Alarm Bell

The 2019 elections may not hold if Resident Electoral Commissioners are not appointed on time By Uche Mbah The Independent National Electoral Commission,  INEC handling of the Edo governorship election has become controversial, adding to the uncertainties that are currently bedeviling the commission and its ability to conduct credible elections. Last week, the senate expressed concern over the nonchalance of the All Progressivs Congress APC-led government in replacing INEC commissioners whose tenures have expired. INEC commissioners are absent in 20 of the 36 states of the federation. For that reason,…

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Survival Strategies

Nigerian banks adopt cost cutting measures to stay afloat amidst harsh economic situation and cash crunch By Emmanuel Uffot In the past five months, it has been a common sight to see smartly dressed young men and ladies with bank T- Shirts and suits at Ikeja bus stop in Lagos wooing passersby to come and open accounts with them. The magazine gathered that the banks have also enlisted casual workers canvass for deposits. The latest strategy adopted by banks for deposit is a clear departure from the past when staffs…

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Contentious Sale

Opposition continue to mount against governments plans to sell key national assets, as government retraces its steps. By Oji Odu Following heightened anger by Nigerians from different quarters against plans by the Federal Government to sell key national assets with the hope to shore up foreign reserves to bail the country out of recession, government is back tracking on the decision. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, said  the Federal Government was yet to decide on the sale of national assets. The Minister, while…

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Custom’s Dilema

Fear grips Customs  personnel  working  at Seme land border  over  alleged  killing of  indigenes of host Communities while pursuing Smugglers By Stephen Ubanna For  much of last week,  officials of Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Services, NCS, made elaborate arrangement  to receive  Hameed Ali, a retd Colonel and Comptroller  General, NCS. The magazine learnt  that Victor Dimka, the Controller took  advantage  of the planned  visit to invite the Paramount rulers, Chiefs, Baales and other  stakeholders  including the  Youth leaders in the Border Communities to be at the Command  to…

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Wobbling Naira

The naira continues to wobble as its exchange rate to the dollar plummets further By Shedrack Ifurueze In the early month of July, 2016, this magazine predicted that the exchange rate of the naira to major international currencies, particularly the dollar at the parallel market would hit N500 per dollar. This prediction presently has come to stay as it (naira) exchanges for N447 to the dollar at the parallel market and N325 to the dollar at the interbank market. In fact, these are really not fascinating times for the nation’s…

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Okiemute Wins Project Fame

Okiemute emerged as  season nine winner of Nigeria’s music talent hunt in West Africa By Anita Emegha After strings of thorough auditions across West Africa and 8 weeks of professional training, the  MTN project fame West Africa has produced yet another Super Star, in  Okiemute Ighorodje. Thousands of contestants started the race, hoping to come into the academy and make it to the finishing line. But a few had made it to the finals. Okiemute who qualified into the finalist alongside  Dapo, winner, Elisabeth, Pere and Kitay, have been consistent …

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A Crunchy Tie

The Super Eagles of Nigeria kick starts its 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign in Russia, as Nigerians hope for a good outing By Akinwale Kasali This is no doubt a litmus test for Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr. Come Sunday October 6, 2016, the tutored Rohr side will lock horns against the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Ndola, for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying group phase match. Rohr had admitted that much still needed to be done on the national team to get it ready for the task of qualifying…

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Sale Of National Assets: Why Not Sell Nigeria And Nigerians?

By Gwiyi Solomon Conceiving the idea alone is evil. Pronouncing and making it public is shamelessness. Building up and mobilizing supports for this stinky development is obnoxious. Forcing the ominous concession down the throats of Nigerians is calamitous. Just as the faces and class of Nigerians queuing behind such disaster is heart-rending. How can such class of supposed Nigerian statesmen, comprising the richest African businessman and chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; the well-regarded Emir of Kano and former CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi; the Senate President and former Governor…

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