2019: North Plots Against Southwest

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   There are indications that the North has lined up a number of strategies to retain political power at the centre in the event that debilitating ill health forces President Muhammadu Buhari to quit office. A group of Northern intelligentsia and some powerful Emirs and Islamic leaders secretly met in Kaduna last week and resolved that while the constitution mandates his Deputy, vice President, and now Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo to assume office as President if the President resigns or dies, the region will apply a number…

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Ebola: Security beef up at Nigerian entry points

Memories of the 93 days of horror during the outbreak of Ebola Virus in Nigeria i 2014 is being resuscitated with the current news of a new Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC. World Health Organization has reported two cases of Ebola in the DRC following reports of confirmed case by the country’s Health Ministry. The Magazine can report that there has been increased security awareness using the 2014 template.For example, additional personnel and equipment has been at these Airports.deployed to both The Nnamdi Azikiwe airport , Abuja…

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“We Are Taking the Fight to Criminals” -Oyo state Police Commissioner, Abiodun Odude

By Bayo Bernard As a policeman Abiodun Odude has seen  it all. From a young police officer over three decades ago, he has risen through the ranks, serving as a pioneer EFCC staff, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation Department, CID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos Commissioner of Police, Administration; department of finance and Admin, Force Headquarters, Abuja, to his current posting as Oyo state Commissioner of Police, he has lived up to his calling as a fine police officer. Widely traveled, Odude in this exclusive interview with the magazine narrates the…

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Union Bank Makes N15.4bn Profit

Union bank Nigeria Plc remains optimistic about future performance as the bank makes profit after tax of N15.4bn for the financial year ended December 2016, the chairman of the bank, Cyril Odu makes this disclosure as he presents the report to shareholders at the 48th Annual General Meeting in Lagos on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Its customers deposit rose by 15per cent to N658.4bn from N570bn in 2015. The growth was led as a result of new product offering, Improved Customers, Market Penetration, according to Odu, he said the bank…

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Ikoyigate: FG Sacks NIA Director

By Akinwale Kasali The Director of Finance at NIA, Mr Abubakar Darsu has been sacked. Darsu was fired over N15b monies discovered in an apartment Osborne Tower, Ikoyi, Lagos But the NSA, Babagana Monguno has allegedly replaced Darsu with military personnel As the Presidential Committee investigating the source and ownership of the N15 billion discovered in an apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos State prepares to wind down, the saga has claimed another casualty as the Director of Finance of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA) Mr. Abubakar Dardisu has been…

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Gani Adams Calls for the Diversification of the Economy

By Akinwale Kasali The Alafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and the National Coordinator of the Oodua People ‘ s Congress, Otunba Gani Adams  have called for more attention to cultural tourism as a way of diversifying Nigeria ‘ economy from oil. Alaafin, who was represented by the Bashorun of Oyo, Chief Ayoade Olawuyi during the 2017 edition of the annual Aje Festival in Lagos said that there is a strong need to shift focus from oil to tourism. The Alaafin while making his remarks at the occasion commend the organizers of the festival…

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Mother of Four Commits Suicide Over Debt

By Akinwale Kasali No one had the premonition that Yetunde Oladipupo could take her own life, leaving her four children to be motherless. It however came as a shock to many on seeing the lifeless body of Yetunde dangling like a pendulum. Yetunde, popularly referred to as Iyabo, was a hairdresser. She allegedly committed suicide on Onabola Street, Owotutu, in the Somolu area of Lagos State. According to online report, Oladipupo took an insecticide, Sniper, on Friday. It was gathered that the mother of four went to a shop closer…

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Ronaldo Scores 400th Goal for Real Madrid

By Akinwale Kasali Current World Footballer of the year and the captain of the Portuguese national team that conquered the rest of Europe in the 2016 EURO championship, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his 400th goal for Real Madrid in a pulsating encounter against Sevilla. Agritty first-half performance was enough to haul Real Madrid to a 4-1 win in a potentially problematic home clash against Sevilla on Sunday evening, which eventually turned into a comfortable victory. Two games remain, with Zinedine Zidane’s squad knowing that their LaLiga fate very much remains…

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Fayose Wield the Big Stick, Suspends Permanent Secretary, Others

By Akinwale Kasali Controversial Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Peter Fayose, has suspended the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Oludare Abegunde, and three others over alleged misuse and vandalism of some government facilities under their care. The governor has also directed the Head of Service, Dr. Gbenga Faseluka, to constitute a panel to probe the activities of the officials. Fayose, who decried the misuse of public utilities by the public and government officials, lamented that such had constituted a drain on public resources. The governor, according to a statement on…

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