FOU : More Troubles For Comptrollers

By Stephen Ubanna Abudulaziz Yahaya,  Usman, Superintendent , Narcotics and officer- in -charge of the Strike Force, Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Lagos state and other senior officials of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration  Commission, NAFDAC and Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON, took a time out o be at the the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, Ikeja, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. They were at the Command on the invitation of Mohammed UbA, the Comptroller . At the Customs premises the officials…

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N3.2 Billion Fraud: ANLCA Begs Jukwe

By Bayo Bernard President Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agent, ANLCA Prince Olayiwola Shittu may have been embarrassed by the association’s sudden changed of gear over allegation of mismanagement of the Council funds against Registar and Chief Executive Officer of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarders in Nigeria, CRFFN, Sir Mike Jukwe. ANLCA had in August this year accused Jukwe of mismanaging over N3 billion belonging to the council. The spokesman of ANLCA, Kayode Farinto raised the allegation while addressing journalists on the directive by the Minister of…

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Ibe Kachukwu letter sparks controversy

With the current trending letter of the Minister of state , Ibe Kachikwu,anti corruption war of the present All Progressives Congress government appears to have taken a hard knock in recent times as reports of financial recklessness inundate the media space. From the scandal of the former Secretary General of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal,who allegedly used N270 million to clear the grass at the Internally Displaced People’s, IDP, camp by awarding the contract to his own private firm against civil service rules; to the chief of Staff, Mallam Abba…

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Rohr Says Eagles Still Needs Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed why striker Musa Ahmed continue to keep his spot on the team despite not playing first team football with Leicester City.  There have been suggestions of favouritism for the player, but Rohr explained that Musa earned his place because of his positive attitude. “For your information, Ahmed Musa is playing with the second team regularly and he is playing very well. Not in the third team but the second one. He played also in the Cup game and his influence in the team…

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Pinnick Wants Super Eagles To Be Calm And Clinical

The President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has urged the Super Eagles to be calm but clinical in Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Chipolopolo of Zambia. Pinnick, who gave the advise in a statement by NFF’s Spokesperson, Ademola Olajire on Thursday in Abuja, said the tendency was for teams to get uptight and tensed for this kind of match. “I have spoken to them that the approach should be to take full control from the beginning and take the chances that come without being too anxious.…

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Heynckes Set For Bayern Munich

Legendary German coach Jupp Heynckes will replace sacked Carlo Ancelotti as Bayern Munich’s manager until the end of the season, according to Sport Bild newspaper. The interim appointment would see 72-year-old Heynckes return to his beloved Bayern which he famously led in 2013 to win the Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup treble — the only German club to achieve the feat. “Bayern is pulling Jupp Heynckes out of retirement,” wrote Sport Bild. The club has not confirmed the report. According to Bild, the unexpected choice carries a certain logic.…

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IGP Idris’s Wife Threatens Sen. Misau

The in-laws of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, have threatened to sue Senator Isa Hamman Misau for lying against their daughter. The family of Mrs Asta Idris said that Misau had on the floor of the Senate alleged that the IGP married Asta secretly in Kaduna after allegedly impregnating her. The family faulted Misau and explained that their daughter got married to the IGP publicly at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna. Mr. Nasiru Baba Saleh, a member of the family, told Daily Trust that Misau lied…

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Gov. Udom Redeems $50,000 Pledge To Super Eagles

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom, has redeemed his pledge of 10,000 dollars per goal for the matches against Cameroon to the Super Eagles. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja. NAN reports that Gov. Udom had promised the players 10,000 dollars for every goal, two days before their clash with the reigning African champions, whom the Super Eagles walloped 4-0 in Uyo on Sept.1. They went on to earn a 1-1 draw with the Lions in Yaounde on Sept. 4. “Gov. Udom has redeemed…

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House Of Reps Committee Orders Magu’s Arrest

THE House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions, yesterday, issued a warrant for the arrest of acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, over his refusal to appear before it. The committee, disturbed by Magu’s deliberate refusal to appear over former First Lady, Patience Jonathan’s petition demanding that her bank accounts be unfrozen, issued a bench warrant for Magu’s arrest. House of Representatives Magu is consequently expected to appear before the committee on November 7, to defend the role his commission played in getting six bank…

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SERAP Asks Buhari To Suspend Baru

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him to use his “good offices and leadership position to urgently refer the allegations of corruption and abuse of office against Mr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for investigation, and if there is relevant and sufficient admissible evidence, for him to face prosecution.” The organization also urged Buhari to…

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Stoichkov Backs Catalonia Independence Referendum

Former Barcelona favourite Hristo Stoichkov on Thursday backed the independence referendum in Catalonia and denounced the violence that marred the banned vote. “The leaders of Catalonia and the people who voted decided that the moment has come to separate and I will back them,” Stoichkov, a Bulgarian, told his country’s public broadcaster BNT. “This is only natural. I’ve lived there for 27 years. I know what they have given me and what I have given them.” Renowned for his sharp tongue, 51-year-old Stoichkov accused the Spanish government of being responsible…

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Yusuf Sure Of Victory Against Zambia

Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf, on Thursday said the players were in good mood and ready to conquer Zambia on Saturday in their World Cup qualifying match. Yusuf said that the Super Eagles were mentally and physically fit to overcome the Chipopolo of Zambia in Uyo. The coach said that he had absolute confidence in not just his players but their management because they were on top of the cracker between the two countries. “The Super Eagles are in a very positive mood for the game against Zambia on…

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