Protesters Storm Amnesty International Office, Says it Should vacate Nigeria

By Akinwale Kasali Few weeks after the Nigeria Army call on Amnesty International, an international non governmental organisation to stop dabbling into Nigeria security, a group under the aegis of  Global Peace and Rescue Initiative, GOPRI, in their thousands stormed the office of the organisation calling for it to vacate Nigeria within 24 hours. The Executive Director of the group, Melvin Ejeh, said that the group is demanding that AI leaves the shores of nigeria within 24 hours. And if it failed to comply, the group will begin a Five-Day-Occupy…

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AMCON: Aero notifies staff of disengagement, unions kick

In line with the thought that AMCON takeover of organizations usually leave it worse off, Aero contractors, the latest victim of their acquisition, has sent redundancy notice to over sixty percent of their staff. For example, the latest acquisition of AMCON, Arik Air, twenty aircraft were grounded, leaving only eight to operate out of the original 28 aircraft. AMCON has never given credible justification for taking over Aero. Bu, in a release by the airline, it becomes clear that they can no longer bear the burden of reduced air crafts…

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Medical Doctor Commits Suicide

By Oji Odu A medical doctor, Allwell Orji, yesterday committed suicide in Lagos. He jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge and drowned. This brings to the fore the rising cases of suicide in recent times in the country which has become worrisome as Nigerians go through untold hardship caused by recession. The Magazine learnt that the man, who was being driven by his driver in a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), was receiving a call when he suddenly asked his driver to park the car on the…

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PDP: Makarfi, Sheriff’s Secret Files

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Governor Henry Seriake Dickson’s angle in the raging leadership tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has created a third frontline in the battle for the soul of the party. This Magazine has it on good authority that a new thinking and pattern of engagement as regard resolving the intractable dispute in the party has emerged following Governor Dickson’s appearance in African Independence Television, AIT’s current affairs program, Focus Nigeria, where he blamed Chairman of  PDP’s Interim National Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi for the continued impasse…

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How Ali Was stopped By Senate

By Stephen Ubanna More facts have emerged  why Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, was stopped by the Senate in his desperate moves to shore  up the revenue generation of of the Service. This has to do with  the introduction of duty payment on all  imported vehicles through the land borders on Nigeria roads irrespective of the age  and refusal to wear the Customs uniform. The  Customs’ vehicle duty payment   policy and Ali’s refusal to wear the Customs’ uniform was believed to have overheated…

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Ali Fights Back

  By Bayo Bernard Embattled controller General of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS Colonel Hameed Ali(rtd) is fighting back. Just barely few hours after he was turned back from the Senate last Thursday the ex-military administrator of Kaduna state appears to have turned the table against the senators. The pressure has now turned on President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and senators to clear the air on allegation that they were out to blackmail the custom’s boss to submission. For over two weeks the Saraki led upper chamber of the National…

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Rivers United, Enugu Rangers Bow Out of CAF Champions League

By Akinwale Kasali The hope of any Nigerian club side hoisting the nation’s flag at the club continental championship, CAF Champions League has been dashed. Many soccer fans had thought that Rivers United through the next qualifying round after recording a 3-0 win in the first leg at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, penultimate weekend. Surprisingly, the Sudanese side, El Merrikh, upturned the three goal deficit, defeating the Rivers State team 4-0 to record a 4-3 aggregate scoreline, in front of their vociferous fans who cheered the…

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