Musa Danjuma Marks 50th Birthday

Chief Musa Danjuma being flaked by some guest

For several hour on Saturday, 4th November 2017, guest from far and near joined Chief Musa Danjuma to celebrate his 50th birthday, the Parkview Estate, venue of the event was literally shot down as huge crowd made their way, to the resident of Musa Danjuma to behold the birthday spectacle, and catch some fun, there was plenty to drink and eat, it was all glamour and show of opulence. An estimate of about one thousand guest graced the occasion, some dignitaries that attended the event are LT. General Theophilous Danjuma,…

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A Whistle-Blower to Get Over N300m

There are indications that the man who informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of the $43m, N23.2m and £27,800 (N13bn) recovered from an Ikoyi apartment in April, may be given about N325m in the light of the Federal Government’s whistle-blower policy. The whistle-blower policy states that any whistle-blower whose information leads to the recovery of over N5bn will attract a 2.5 percent reward. The acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, who did not disclose how much would be given to the whistle-blower, said the commission was already counselling…

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Buhari And Ali, Two Of A Kind

By Stephen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, and Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service appear to be two of a kind. Many believe that Ali is toeing Buhari style of Administration in running the Customs as he had turned deaf ear to  complain s by those who are aggrieved. Analysts claimed that that the  duo are allegedly acting out a script of ” northern empowerment”. Buhari may have  proved  critics right in his key political appointments  which was obviously…

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Frank Papas Foundation, brought joy to Oko-baba destitute home

D.J Humility in accompanied with Franklyn Okamigbo aka Frank papas presenting gift to some of the destitute

By Uche Nwosisi The event did not go beyond 60 minutes on Tuesday 31 0ctober, 2017. However, it left inmates of Oko-baba home for the destitute in Ebute-Meta area of Lagos beaming with joy, for they will live to savor the experience in a long time to come. It was an occasion to marks the birthday celebration of Franklyn Emenike Okamigbo alias Frank Papa, an entertainment guru and a philanthropist. He said he prefers celebrating his birthday with destitute rather than pumping Champaign with friends at the club, this is…

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Customs: Seal Warehouses, Impound More Vehicles

By Stephen Ubanna For years, the Federal government had been losing billions of naira on imports on  both Containerized and assorted vehicles  and general goods which contravened  the fiscal policy. The vehicles and general goods were said to have been but released both at Apapa, the premier port and Tincan Island port and taken to  thewarehouses opposite the later’s Ashaye gate , popular second gate  for easy tran-sloading into trucks. Eyewitness account said three of the warehouses were sealed on Monday, November 6, 2017 by   the Federal Operations Unit, FOU,…

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Customs: Taking The Battle To The Smugglers Den?

By Stephen Ubanna More facts have emerged why officers and men of the Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, Ikeja,  of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS,  had become more aggressive in their anti-smuggling campaigns in Lagos , Ogun and other states in the south west geo-political region. This is  because  Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, NCS, according to Mohammed Uba Gabar, the Command Comptroller recognizes ”hard work and diligence to duty”. This is in addition to the ”Management motivation and logistic support”. Ali , the Customs Comptroller …

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IMF wants Nigeria to stop tax holidays

By Oji Odu The International Monetary Fund has advised the Federal Government to urgently revisit tax holidays and exemptions given to companies. It specifically urged Nigeria to implement a reform that would see it phase out tax holidays and exemptions eroding the Company Income Tax base. Successive governments had granted controversial tax holidays and waivers, which were described as forms of corruption The Washington-based Fund also asked the Federal Government to increase taxes imposed on tobacco and alcohol, emphasising the need for socially responsible fiscal adjustment based on revenue mobilisation.…

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Customs: Still On The Trail Of Smugglers

By Stephen Ubanna The stringent measures put in place by Mohammed Uba Garba, Comptroller Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Federal Operations, Zone A,  Ikeja,Command, to checkmate the activities of unusual importers  who devise tricks to defraud the government of vital revenue, are yielding substantial results. In two weeks, the seizure that had been made  by the Command Roving team led by Charles Opabi Jack, a Chief Superintendent of Customs has been very alarming.  This is evident going by the interception of over 20 Container-load of goods both ”20” and ”40” and…

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Moves By Allies To Bring Buhari Back On Track Thickens

By Stehen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari is no longer finding it funny in the running of the government as political allies in the All Progressive People Congress, APC who facilitated his election as President  and Commander-In -Chief of the Armed Forces  of  the Federal Republic of Nigeria complain of being sidelined. Hammed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS may have used the opportunity of the launching of the Buhari Support Organisation in Abuja, BSO to open up on the feeling of his Political allies in…

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Insurance Chief Ezekiel Chiejina Presents Book on Pensions

Mr. Fatai Adegbenro, Mr.Ezekiel Chiejina and Mr. Shola Tinubu

On Tuesday 24 October, 2017 at the Nigerian Institute Of International Affairs was a roll call of who is who in the Insurance Industry when the former Director General of Nigerian Insurance Association presents his book on Pension in Nigeria to the public, personalities present at the occasion are Professor Pat Utomi, Ambassedor Abimbola Ogunkelu ,Mr.Edwin Igbiti and others, following are some faces present at the event .By Uche Nwosisi

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Upper Room Baptist Church Doles Awards

General Overseer, Upper Room Baptist Church, Ketu, Pastor Leke Akinola presenting a Trophy to the former principal of the Community Senior High School Alapere, Mr. Animashaw Moruf Adekunle, flanked by others guest

Thursday October 13, 2017 was indeed a remarkable day for teachers and students of public secondary schools in Kosofe Zone, Education District  Two, as the upper room Baptist church in its tradition, presented Academy Awards for outstanding  performance in the 2017 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination(WASSCE), and teachers that has performed exceptionally well. The event was well attended, which took place in the church premises. Honourable Minister Of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole  was represented by Professor Femi Fasanmade, who delivered a lecture with the theme: Health, Education and Human…

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Gbenga Daniel Will Kill PDP – Kashamu

THE Senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, has said it will be “a monumental disaster” to elect former Ogun State Governor Gbenga Daniel as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman. Reacting to Daniel’s official declaration to vie for the position yesterday, Kashamu said Daniel was the least qualified among those aspiring for the post. The statement reads in part, “When I heard that he was vying for the post, my initial reaction was that it was a joke. But, now that he has decided to make a formal declaration, I…

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BDCs: End of the Road

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN and the Association of Bureau de Change Operators of Nigeria, differ on funding and blanket generalization of ABCON as dreadful By Shedrack Ifurueze The new regulations on foreign exchange, FOREX by the apex bank has brought to an end in the funding of BDCs on weekly basis. The CBN scheme that had been in operation for about 12 years has cost the apex regulator of the commercial banks nearly $9 billion annually based on more than $60,000 per regulator. However, in the interim the…

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Man Caught With Human Skull & Body Parts

A large number of residents of Mowe, between Lagos and Ogun, nearly lynched a middle-aged man on Thursday after he was allegedly caught with a human skull and other body parts. It was gathered that the man, who was beaten up by the mob, was rescued by policemen from the Mowe Police Station, who took him to the station. Within few minutes many people stormed the police station. Policemen at the division were almost overrun by the crowd, some of whom climbed the fence to catch a glimpse of the…

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Plummeting Naira

At last, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN sells the naira at all time low of N366 per dollar, thus confirming periods of speculation on the lowering of the ailing Nigerian currency rate By Shedrack Ifurueze The positive closing of the Nigerian stock market on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, was short lived as the All Share Index, ASI depreciated by 0.71 percent to close at 32,115.84 from 33,875.26 on Monday, October 9, 2017 while market capitalization increased to 11.26 trillion from 11.18 trillion was like a mixed blessing. This is…

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Why Ali’s Wings Are Clipped?

By Stephen Ubanna More facts have emerged why Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, could not appoint substantive Assistant and Deputy Comptroller Generals barely two years after assumption of office. This is because he is making the appointments without the approval of the Nigeria Customs Board and operating as a Sole Administrator as against the letter of his Presidential appointment. Going by the At establishing the Customs Board, it is the only Authority that has powers to approve such appointments and confirm it. Indeed,…

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2019: Atiku Or Dangote?

By Gwiyi Solomon Political machines are getting oiled and lubricated. Events are unfolding by the day without delay and clarity as the game and its players are making heavy body movements. The atmosphere is charged already. The political hemisphere bears testimony of the uphill task ahead, while the political watchers gather and discuss in hush tones the covert and overt behaviours of the actors. It is yet again the biggest political fiesta in the country. It is apparently, the time of political horse-trading and shenanigans. It is once again a moment…

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Poison Scare in Lagos Govt

Tragedy nearly struck last week following an attempt by some persons in the Lagos state government to poison a top civil servant in the state. The magazine leant that one Mrs Olubusola Ajibola Abidakun, Director , Administration a d Human Resources almost lost her life to plot by some disgruntled individuals in the government to get rid of her. Though the details of the allege attempt on her life still remained sketchy, it was leant that she survived the plot by sheer dint of fate. The latest attempt was one…

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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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