Atiku: The Untold Story

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s resignation from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC did not come as a surprise. Even as a member of the party, he was its trenchant critic. However, the ripple his exit is causing in the political landscape is now source of anxiety within the APC. And in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku’s expected entry into the party has altered permutations and calculations. This magazine has been informed that moments after Atiku’s resignation from the APC became a public knowledge,…

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What If Electricity Consumers Provided Meters?

By Oji Odu Besides the problem of poor electricity generation in the country by the Generating Companies (GENCOs), the worse culprit in the electricity saga in Nigeria has been the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) whose notoriety in ripping-off the consumers through grossly inadequate metering and crazy and estimated billing is unmatched. Also, despite governments directives and financial support to the DISCOs to meter their unmetered customers, the problem has remained, prompting the quest by many for consumers to be allowed to provide their meters. Ideally, electricity consumers are not supposed to…

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Enugu Airport to be rehabilitated before Christmas, says FAAN

Enugu Airport is on the news again.Since the designation of Enugu Airport as being of International status, intrigues has been on for the Airport to remain moribund, with traffic still maintained at the traditional four major Airport in the country-namely, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Kano. Before the Jonathan administration, the Obasanjo administration, according to reports, deliberately stayed action on the categorization, even with delegation from south east leaders, including former governor Peter Obi of Anambra state. Under Jonathan, the Airport was upgraded to International status, with only Ethiopian Airline…

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2019: Makarfi Divides PDP

By Bayo Bernard When delegates from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP gather in Abuja on December 9 to elect the National Chairman of the party one thing that will be paramount to them is who among the party’s big shots will fly the PDP presidential flag in 2019. The stakes for PDP presidential hopeful remains high following last week’s resignation of Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president from the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC. The National chairman of the party Senator Ahmed Mkarfi is one of those believed to be…

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Ezenwa Dumps Ifeanyi Ubah FC

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa has dumped FC Ifeanyi Uba of Nnewi for another Nigerian club side. He has yet to disclose the new club. Ezenwa told the Newsmen in Abuja on Monday that he took the decision “after making some consultations and putting considerations in place.’’ He said that his new club would be made known soon in grand style. “The new club will be unveiled very soon in an occasion that I will sign a new jersey. “Although my contract with FC Ifeanyi Ifeanyi Uba is over but…

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Martins Fires Shenhua Shanghai To Chinese FA Cup Glory

They did it in thrilling fashion and without Argentine forward Carlos Tevez, whose disastrous 11-month spell in China looks to be over after he failed to appear in either leg of the final. Shenhua went into the two-legged tie as underdogs against an expensively assembled Shanghai SIPG side featuring the Brazilians Hulk and Oscar, Asia’s most expensive player at €60m.  But Portuguese coach Andre Villas-Boas, whose future in China is also unclear having failed to lead Shanghai SIPG to any silverware this season, paid the price for a lack of…

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Controversy Trail Messi’s Ghost Goal, As Valencia Hold Barca

 Jordi Alba’s late equaliser maintained Barcelona’s four-point lead over Valencia at the top of La Liga in a 1-1 draw at Mestalla on Sunday overshadowed by the league’s lack of goal-line technology. Lionel Messi’s first-half effort clearly crossed the line but wasn’t allowed to stand as, unlike other major European leagues, La Liga has refused to introduce the technology on cost grounds. Rodrigo’s opener on the hour mark rubbed salt into Barca’s wounds, but the visitors responded when Messi picked out Alba eight minutes from time to ensure both sides…

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AC Milan Appoints Gattuso As New Manager

Fallen Italian giants AC Milan have sacked coach Vincenzo Montella and named combative former player Gennaro Gattuso as their new boss, the Chinese-owned club said Monday. The seven-time European champions are lying seventh in Serie A after a goalless draw against Torino on Sunday. “AC Milan announces the exemption of Vincenzo Montella from the post of coach of the first team,” the club said in a statement.  “Montella is the most appreciated thanks to the work done so far with her staff for commitment, seriousness and professional fairness. “The technical…

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Honorable Agunsoye Tasks Youths, Govt and Security Operatives Ahead 2019

By Uche Nwosisi A serving Member of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Prince Rotimi Agunsoye Representing Kosofe Federal Constituency was the Guest Speaker at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG. Victory Sanctuary, Ketu during their Youth Convention with the theme: “Youths and Politics”, where He spoke on issues essential to National Development. Popular among his constituents, Agunsoye described the theme as a fantastic one and encouraged the youth to step up to affairs of the state and shun all forms of electoral or social vices. “This is a…

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‘Ronaldo Can Never Be My Friend’ – Messi

Lionel Messi believes he and Cristiano Ronaldo will never share a close friendship because they do not get to spend enough time together to build the required bond. The Barcelona and Real Madrid stalwarts have shared a formidable rivalry throughout their La Liga careers and have collected myriad individual honours between them. But while Messi claims the alleged enmity is very much created by the media, he also admits the pair are unlikely to ever consider one another friends, if only because they rarely get the time to speak.  He said, “I don’t know if we…

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Buhari Attends EU-AU Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to attend the 5th European Union-African Union Summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. According to a statement on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the summit will hold on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Adesina, in the statement made available to journalists in Abuja, said Buhari would participate in working sessions on the summit’s theme, “Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Development.” He added that the President will, on the margins of the summit, meet with a number of African Heads of State and…

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Husband Killer, Yewande Oyediran Bags Seven Years Imprisonment

A female Lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, who was accused of killing her husband Lowo, was on Monday sentenced to seven years in prison by Justice Muntar Abimbola for manslaughter. The former staff of the Department of Public Prosecution in the Oyo State of Ministry of Justice, was accused of killing her husband with a knife after a disagreement on February 2, 2016, at their residence in Akobo area of Ibadan.  The couple had no child.   Details later…

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Buhari Inaugurates New Minimum Wage Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated the National Minimum Wage Committee. The tripartite committee chaired by Ms. Ama People is saddled with the responsibility of negotiating a new National Minimum Wage for the Nigerian workers.  Buhari inaugurated the 30-member committee inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.   Details later…..

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Uproar At PDP Rally

There was uproar at the PDP Rally held at Aniocha South, Delta State last Wednesday, when the acclaimed leader of Governor Okowa’s Protocol team, Mr Temple Mudi (Mudiaga) collected money meant for the Masters of Ceremonies (MCs) and journalists at the occasion for himself under the guise of protocol. This led to an halt of the event for several minutes. The magazine gathered that it took the intervention of the Honourable member representing Aniocha-Oshimili Federal Constituency, Hon Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor before renowned MC, Pastor Tos Powell and Sammy Fejokwu agreed…

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Atiku defects and 2019 permutation changes

Atiku Abubakar contested for the presidential primaries three times, one at candidate level, two at nomination levels and lost. Muhammadu Buhari contested contested three times at candidate level and lost. Atiku has been contesting in different parties. Buhari was also contesting in different parties. There the similarity ends. While Buhari is a Northern iredentist and ethnic bigot, Atiku is a liberal minded politician that married from the three major tribes of Nigeria. Buhari concentrated on his Fulani tribe.Buhari contested a fourth time and won. Now Atiku wants to contest a…

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Customs: Stopping The Rot Through Training

By Stephen Ubanna Importers with their  clearing agents who may have landed themselves into   trouble at the ports due to their lack of knowledge in modern Customs operations  in Information Communication Technology, ICT, have an opportunity do so  now. This is because the Apapa Command has initiated plans to train and retrain them in ICT to do their job the right way to keep them out of trouble . A s a prelude to the training programme, which was at the instance of Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller…

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