Lagos Begins Destruction of Okada

  By Bayo Bernard   Tears flowed down the cheeks of owners/operators of commercial motorcycles (okada) seized by the Lagos state government as they gathered at the venue where more than 3,000 motorcycles were set to be crushed to pieces. The okada riders rained curses on officials of the state government and policemen present at the Ojota destruction site, blaming their fate on the state governor, Akinwumi Ambode, who they described as insensitive due to his recent anti-people policies. The livelihood of many families in the state will be shattered.…

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NPA Beefs Up Security Around The Ports

Nigeria Ports Authority beefs up security  at the nation’s ports to control the movement of people to protect genuine port users By Stephen Ubanna Nigeria Ports Authority, NPA, has beefed up security at the nation’s ports to control the movement of people .  This is coming on the heels of the  killing of Surajudeen Baker, an official of the Lagos State Transport  Management Authority , LASTMA, late last year at Apapa port. Maritime analysts believe that there was no basis for the killing of the LATSMA official if the Authority…

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Why Anambra Indigenes in Oklahoma Are Spreading Smiles

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Anambra State Association in Oklahoma, United States is unrelenting in its drive to uplift the downtrodden in the state (Anambra) through medical missions and donation of medical equipment. The Association since its inception in 1994 has striven to enhance the quality of life among Anambra indigenes so as to live a productive life. The Association has several committees to maintain progress. One of them is the medical committee. The medical committee under the chairmanship of Obi Aniekwe had recommended disbursing of #2.8 million Naira to 10…

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Popular Musician, Banky W, loses property to fire

The home of pop crooner Bankole wellington, known generally as Banky W, was early Tuesday morning gutted by fire. His Admiralty way, Lekki Phase one home was reported to have gutted by a fire which eye witness account said started early in the morning. It was fought gallantly by neighbors before the fire service arrived the scene. It is not clear whether the house was insured, as at press time but it was gathered that most of the awards were lost in the inferno. details later… Share on: WhatsApp

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Imaginary division in Rivers APC, Glory Emeh’s lone swan song propaganda

By Tonye Banigo  When he claimed he had joined the All Progressives Congress, APC, a little over a year ago, not a few members of the APC especially from his Emohua Local Government Area grumbled. Their grouse was that they know the man Chief Emeh Glory Emeh too well.  According to an Emohua indigene (name with-held), Chief Emeh is like a tiger that can never change its spots.  “We told our leaders that those of us from Emohua know this man very well but we were ignored. They welcomed him…

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Update: FG appoints five Directors, one General Manager

In replacement for the people relieved of their duties at the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Federal Government has approved the appointment of replacements. They areGroup Captain Edem Oyo-Ita (Director of Air Transport Regulations, DATR), Ahmed Abbas Sanusi (Director, Human Resources and Administration, DHR & ADMIN), Bilikisu Adamu Sani, (Director of Finance and Accounts, DFA), Odunowo Tayyib Adetunji (Director of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards, DAAS), Engr.Ita Awak, (Director of Airworthiness Standards, DAWS), Lawrence Mathew Kwajok, (General Manager, Air Navigational Standards, ANS).The appointments are with immediate effect. Details later… Share on: WhatsApp

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How PDP Will Be Buried

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   The Source has just been informed by sources within the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, that top chieftains of the party are weighing several options in the event that the faction fails to unseat Ali Modu Sheriff at the Supreme Court. The Makarfi camp to which all organs of the party and at least, 90 per cent of members belong filled an appeal at the Supreme Court penultimate week asking the apex Court to quash recognition the Appeal Court accorded the Sheriff…

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Rice Dealers At War with Customs

Rice Millers and Distribution Association of Nigeria throw their weight behind  the Nigeria Customs Service  to raid the markets where smuggled rice are allegedly sold By Stephen Ubanna The battle line appears to have been drawn between rice merchants in the country and the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS. Only recently,  Sango Ota, in Ado Odo- Ota local government area of Ogun state motor garage rice market came under the attack of  the Nigeria Customs Service,  NCS, Federal Operations  Unit, zone A, Ikeja, Lagos. Jerry Attah, an Assistant Superintendent and the…

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Breaking: Court sacks senator Akpan, putting his plans to decamp to APC in jeopady

A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state has nullified the election of Senator Bassey Albert Akpan. Akpan, who represented Akwa Ibom North East in the red chambers,has been making moves to decamp to the ruling party APC when he became aware the odds are against him in the court and that he needed the necessary immunity offered by being a member of the ruling part. In recent times, a certain modicum of sainthood has been offered to decampees, whose corruption charges are in some quarters believed to…

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NCS Promotion: Endless Wait

Senior  officers of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, faces the challenge of waiting endlessly over the release of their promotion  as Hameed Ali is accused of arrogating Customs Board functions to himself By Stephen Ubanna Going by the projection of Hammed Ali, a retired army  Colonel and Comptroller General , Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Officers and men of the Service who sat for the promotion examination last December ought to have been decorated with their new  ranks by now. Incidentally, it has turned out to be an endless waiting game…

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Amaechi Loses Home Constituency

Minister of Transport and former Rivers State Governor, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was over the weekend dealt another devastating blow to his political relevance. This followed the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the conclusive re-run legislative elections for Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency, the Minister’s home constituency, and Etche State Constituency II. The commission’s Returning Officer for the Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency election, Professor Shola Omotola declared the results at INEC’s office in Port Harcourt. He said…

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FG Moves to Employ 350,000 Graduates

By Akinwale Kasali The Federal Government yesterday announced its intention to employ an additional 350,000 in 2017. The graduates will be employed under the government’s component Social Investment Programmes called the N-Power Volunteer Corps. Mr. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Media Publicity, makes the disclosure over the weekend. Akande said President Muhammadu Buhari had requested an appropriation of N157.75bn in the 2017 budget estimates for the N-Power scheme, in which 350,000 unemployed graduates will be employed, with more to be hired…

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Huricane Sirika makes landfall at NCAA, stirs up dusts in FAAN

The crisis rocking Aviation industry took a new turn when the Federal Ministry of Aviation swept off eight directors of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority , NCAA, directing them to hand over to their deputies while awaiting substantive replacements. Before the dust could settle, the Ministry retracted the sack letter of two of the directors in what an insider described as a product of high powered lobbying. Sources within the ministry however are towing the official line of errors in the distribution and signing of the letters. Two of the…

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Toxin Lingers in Homes Long After Smokers Quit

Houses where smokers have lived remain polluted with tobacco smoke for at least six months after the smoker has quit and may continue to pose a threat to nonsmokers who live there, a new study found. The report, in Tobacco Control found that small particles from burning tobacco penetrate multiple surfaces — carpets, upholstery, pillows, blankets, clothes, even wallpaper and ceiling tiles — and remain long after smoking has stopped. Researchers studied 65 smokers who were quitting. Periodically over six months, they measured levels of nicotine and other tobacco-specific compounds…

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Boko Haram Bombers Employ New Strategy

By Akinwale Kasali The Nigerian Army has warned and advised the general public to be cautious and wary of strange persons knocking on their doors. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, and Spokesperson, 7 Divison, Maiduguri, Col. Mustapha Anka, revealed that the new tactic of Boko Haram suicide bombers, which is to visit private residences, and detonate the Improvised Explosive Devices, when the occupants come out. Addressing the media, Anka stressed that the recent trend was used in the bombing of the Kalari area of Maiduguri, in which the female…

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Ancelotti Marks his 1000th Game in Style

By Akinwale Kasali Bayern Munich coach, Carlo Ancelotti was in cloud nine at the weekend as he celebrated his 1000th game as a coach in grand style. The Italian tactician led his Bavarian club side in the German Bundesliga match against Hamburg. His players were classy as they dominated, outplayed and demolished visiting Hamburg team 8-0. Polish striker, Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick, while French teenager, Kingsley Coman scored a brace, with David Alaba, Arjen Robben and Thiago Alcantara scoring one goal each to further compound the woes of Hamburg.…

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Mourinho Wins EFL Cup for Red Devils

By Akinwale Kasali Self-styled Portuguese gaffer, Jose Mourinho, was all smiles yesterday at the Wembley Stadium, England, as his team, Manchester United won their second trophy of the 2016/2017 football after defeating the Saints, as Southampton Football Club is called 3-2. Prior to the commencement of the English Premier League, the Mourinho led team defeated the Foxes of Leicester City 2-1 to lift the English Community Shield, to mark the beginning of trophy haul with his new club. The pulsating encounter saw the Red Devils taking a two goal lead…

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Group Calls for the Resignation of President Buhari

By Akinwale Kasali This is not the best time for President Muhammadu Buhari. The Daura born President is under heavy criticism for his poor state of health, which has affected him in discharging his duty as the number one citizen of the country. This has prompted some Nigerians to call for his immediate resignation. A Non-Governmental Organisation called the Youth Rebirth Advocacy, under the auspices of Youth Initiative for Transparency said that an already prepared script is been played out by the President and his kitchen cabinet, which Nigerians won’t…

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FG discloses why Ekiti’s State N1.1Bn loan was withheld

The Federal Government yesterday disclosed why the N1.1Billion Budget Support Facility for Ekiti State, for the month of January was suspended. The FG revealed that the state failed to meet some of the criteria specified for the release of the funds. The magazine confirmed this through a statement issued by the Director of Information, federal Ministry of Finance, Mr. Salisu Dambatta. The statement came into being following the allegations by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Peter Fayose, that the Federal Ministry of Finance deliberately withdrew the state allocation. The Source…

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Remove El-Rufai now, Kaduna Christian Youths urge Lawmakers

By Akinwale Kasali Christian youths have urged the State Assembly to impeach the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai. The youths accused him of offering huge cash to Fulani herdsmen after they had reportedly killed several Christians, the youths said in a statement made available to the magazine. He was also accused of sponsoring Fulani leaders for an International Fulbe Conference expected to bring Fulani ethnic groups together from about 10 countries in Africa. The group under the aegis of Christian Association of Nigeria (Youth Wing), condemned the plan by the…

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