PDP Political Gladiators At Work

  By Stephen Ubanna Ahead of the 2019 Presidential election there had been  new political realignment of political gladiators in the country. This is evident going by the consultations going round among the politicians across the country. Last Wednesday, October 18, 2017,, former President Goodluck Jonathan had visited Ibrahim Babangida, a retired army General and  former military President and elder statesman in his Hill top residence, Minna, Niger state to consult with him.Jonathan was said to have been accompanied in the visit by Nimi Barigha  Amange,  one of the Senators…

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Hurricane Ali

By Stephen Ubanna When President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel as Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, with a mandate to restructure, reform and improve the Service revenue generation base, nobody gave him opportunity to succeed. This is because of the rot in the Service. Moreso, he was coming from a military background, quite different from the Customs  which has the responsibility to generate revenue  and enforce anti-smuggling operations in the country. Given his lack of knowledge of Customs operations and its internal politics, most Customs officials…

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Untold Story Of Arms Syndicate

By Stephen Ubanna The last may not have been heard about the Nigeria Arms syndicate based in Turkey who ship Arms to Nigeria. The syndicate , according to Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, investigation preside over the export of a haul of Pump Action rifles from Turkey to Nigeria  Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, is still working round the clock to to get to the root of the matter using his military background. He had initiated a meeting with Hakan Cakil, the Turkish Ambassador…

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Untold Story of Arms Syndicate

By Stephen Ubanna The last may not have been heard about the Nigeria Arms syndicate in Turkey who preside over the export of Pump Action rifles to Nigeria. This is because the resheduled meeting  between Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller Genneral, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, and Hakan Cakil, the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria was eventually held at the Abuja Customs Headquarters on Tuesday, September 26, 2017It was a very stormy meeting as Ali  looked at the Turkish Ambassador eye-ball to eye-ball. Joseph Attah,  a Deputy Comptroller and the…

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Arms Seizure: Trouble Looms

President Muhammmadu Buhari silence over  Arms  export by a syndicate of Nigeria importers in Turkey to the country  creates the  fear of  a likely diplomatic war and trade embargo against the European nation By Stephen Ubanna Worried  by the activities of a Nigeria syndicate  overseeing the exports of Pump Action rifles     from Turkey to the country , Area Comptrollers and their men at the seaports, Airports and the land border stations appear to be on the red alert. The renewed alert on ant-smuggling operations is  at the instance of Hameed…

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