Senate Rejects Magu

By Akinwale Kasali The hope of Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu to become the substantive Chairman of the anti graft agency has just been dashed After hours of grueling drill by the senate, Magu was unable to convince the Senate that he was fit and proper for the exalted position. The latest damning report by the Department of State Security, DSS, was the last straw that broke the camel’s back, as he failed the integrity test. Magu struggled to extricate himself from serious damning…

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Irate Traders Dump Over 30 Coffins At Synagogue Church

This is not the best of time for the General Overseer of Synagogue Church of all Nations, Pastor Temitope Joshua, as Angry traders reportedly dumped 37 coffins at the premises of The Synagogue Church of all Nations in Kampala, the Ugandan capital. The coffins were said to have been confiscated by Ugandan policemen from angry traders who were protesting against the SCOAN in Kampala over the blocking of drainage channels in the area and in the process diverting drainage water into their business premises. The coffins were abandoned at the premises…

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Media Group Tasks FG to Stop Hate Video on Revenge Killing

The Federal Government has been asked to prevent possible revenge killings following the ethnic crisis at Ile-Ife which led to deaths and destruction of properties. In a statement, the Human Rights Organisation, Journalists for Democratic Rights, (JODER) urged the Federal Government and the Osun State authorities to beware of a crafted hate video being circulated on the internet urging the Hausa-Fulani ethnic group to carry out reprisal attacks. The foremost media group said renewed hostility and another circle of violence will be prevented if the relevant authorities can move quickly…

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Grandmother Sells Three Year Old Girl for Rent Payment

When the news filtered the air that a 50-year-old grandmother, Rita Eze, has confessed to being a member of a syndicate that allegedly involved in abducting children from Lagos and selling them in Anambra State, it came as a shock to millions of nigerians. Eze was paraded along with one Ogochi Nwekei and Gladys Augustine at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja on Tuesday. The fourth suspect, Elizabeth, who was said to be ill, was not paraded. The magazine learnt that Augustine, who claimed to be Mary John,…

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Leicester City Continues Its UEFA Champions League Fairytale Journey

  In progressing to the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time, Leicester City preserved a golden thread stretching back all the way to last season’s miraculous Premier League title success. The thread has worn close to breaking in recent weeks, with Leicester’s perilous slide towards the relegation zone costing popular manager Claudio Ranieri his job. But after overcoming a 2-1 deficit to beat Sevilla in the Champions League last 16, the sense of fearlessness that became their hallmark a year ago has returned. “They looked so fluid and had…

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Clearing Agents Living in Fear

For  years , clearing agents at the nation’s ports and terminals operated as if the Customs and Excise Management Act, CEMA,  does not matter. Many of them , with the connivance of Customs personnel at the seaports,  airports and land borders shortchanged the government through false declaration and under payment. The situation was so bad that  the Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, Ikeja , Lagos, established the roving team headed by Adamu Mohammed , an Assistant Comptroller. The team personnel are located at strategic locations in Lagos. They parade…

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Shocking Things Buhari Is Set To Do

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   His surprise return to Nigeria after almost two months of medical sojourn in Britain is not the only shock President Muhammadu Buhari has in stock for Nigerians. Credible presidential sources have informed this Magazine that the looming cabinet reshuffle will leave Nigerians speechless. The President, it has been learnt, is set to sack non-performing aides and Ministers as well as those tainted with corruption allegations. Among Ministers on the firing line, The Source has learnt, is one from the South south many view as untouchable and…

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Kaduna Airport: Passengers prefer Train as the Aviation Industry count losses

The relocation of Abuja airport has began to take its toll as passengers shun the Kaduna-Abuja shuttle buses and opt for trains, resulting in high demand for first class train tickets. Besides that, helicopter shuttle has become the preferred mode of transport from kaduna to Abuja by elite travelers. But the ministry suddenly woke up and decided that helicopter airlift be banned due to security reasons-the same reason critics objected to the closure in the first place. With promises of patrol vans monitoring the roads, passengers still feel unsafe using…

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