Buhari, Saraki Fail to Resolve Disputes

By Bayo Bernard   Hopes that the presidency will settle the rancor with the national assembly seems to have been dashed following the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the national assembly which ended without any major breakthrough. President Buhari finally met with the leadership of the National Assembly as part of the ongoing effort to douse the tension between the disputing two arms of government. He met both Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House Of Representatives, Yakibu Dogara at the presidential villa, Abuja on Tuesday,…

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Buhari’s Men Plot Magu’s Removal

By Bayo Bernard Barely few days after the Department of State Services, DSS released another damning report on the chairman of the Economic and Financial crimes Commission, EFCC, the anxiety looms in the anti-graft agency over the fate of the police officer. In the report the DSS narrated how the EFCC boss’ Abuja N40 million apartment was paid for outside the commission funds. The secret police also narrated how Magu was arrested during the tenure of Farida Waziri as EFCC boss. He was alleged to have stolen documents belonging to…

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Customs: Ali Warns Saraki, Others

  By Bayo Bernard The fireworks continue in the battle of wits between Nigerian Senate and Controller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd). The customs boss has again lashed out at the Bukola Saraki led Senate warning the senators not to undermine the laws of the country. Ali said this during an interactive session with freight forwarders in Lagos. The former Kaduna state military administrator was on a courtesy visit to the headquarters of National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, NAGAFF. The two sides are facing…

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Okada: Task Force Terrorizes Lagosians

  By Bayo Bernard The determination of the Lagos state government to rid the state of motorcycles also known as Okada remains strong as ever. Just early this month the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration followed in the footsteps of its predecessor as it destroyed over 3000 motorcycles seized from Okada riders. Despite the huge financial loss to the owners some defiant motorcycle riders who use it for commercial purposes have continued to take the risk. In their quest to make a living they defy the law banning motorcycles on the…

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NIMASA: Stakeholders Knock Peterside One year in Office

By Bayo Bernard For many days now the NIMASA Press Centre, www.nimasa.gov.ng/press-center has been unavailable. The development coincided with one year appointment of Dakuku Peterside as Director General, Nigeria Maritime and Safety Agency, NIMASA. As usual the agency has rolled out the drums to celebrate Peterside who came to office one year ago brimming with ideas on how he planned to reposition the agency. Many stakeholders who watched the young CEO of the top maritime agency laid out his plans to take NIMASA out of the woods, had applauded him…

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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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Journalist Crushed to Death in Apapa

Bayo Bernard Barely two days after the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC launched the minimum Safety Standard for truck drivers in Nigeria, a careless truck driver has crushed, to death one Mr Segun Agbolade,  along the very busy Oshodi Apapa expressway. Before the incident, Agbolade was a maritime journalist and musician. His demise came at a time the FRSC said it was concerned over the increasing rate of accident caused by truck drivers in the country. Speaking recently in Lagos, the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi disclosed that accident caused by…

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Lagos Begins Destruction of Okada

  By Bayo Bernard   Tears flowed down the cheeks of owners/operators of commercial motorcycles (okada) seized by the Lagos state government as they gathered at the venue where more than 3,000 motorcycles were set to be crushed to pieces. The okada riders rained curses on officials of the state government and policemen present at the Ojota destruction site, blaming their fate on the state governor, Akinwumi Ambode, who they described as insensitive due to his recent anti-people policies. The livelihood of many families in the state will be shattered….

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