Lawal: EU, US sad about Nigeria, arm twists Buhari to suspend him

The phoney anti corruption war of the Buhari administration has become a source of embarrassment to international donor agencies as they watched with bemusement as buhari looks the other way while his acolytes loo the country dry. The last straw was watching money for humanitarian rescue mission being brazenly looted by government officials, particularly those in the presidency while Buhari pretends that all is well and pursues his vendetta and political emasculation of the opposition, using Ibrahim Magu as a hatchet man. The European Union and the American has watched…

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Sirika reconfirms Agency heads whose tenures has not expired.

The Minister of state for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has confirmed Saleh Dunaoma and Muktar Usman as the Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority Director General respectively. However, there is a caveat: Both officers were confirmed under President Goodluck Jonathan administration, and hence are not functioning in acting capacity. Dunoma was confirmed in 2014, making his tenure to have terminated in 2018. However, with the reconfirmation, his tenure started afresh. For Usman,the same thing was applicable: he also has a five year term that…

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Stakeholders kick as as Saudi takes over Hajj Airlift

The inability of Nigerian local Airlines to fill their quota in the Bilateral Air service agreement with other countries has resulted in foreign airlines fleecing Nigeria through multiple entries into the countries. The latest of this ripoff appear to be the Saudi Airline, Flynas, which the ministry of Aviation has allocated 45% of the Haj airlift of passengers, claiming that the Saudis insists on 50% of the passenger airlift from over a hundred countries. Already most European Airlines have multiple entry points to the country, and sadly is the preferred…

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Buhari buckles under pressure, Suspends SGF

President Mohamed Buhari surprised pundits by coming hard on some of the musketeers in Aso Rock, Babchir Lawal and Ambassador Ayo Oke. Lawal was axed due to the long standing case of Grass cutting at the Internally Displaced Person’s, IDP, camp. It was gathered that the president was being blind shielded as to the true situation of things by those who would want to rule on his behalf and feed him false information. sources indicated that the rubbishing of the anti corruption war- the only program the APC government is…

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EFCC storms BDC on tip off from whistleblower

A tip from a whistle blower today led operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to intercept huge sums of money in various currencies at the popular Balogun market in Lagos. The monies include €547,730 and £21,090 as well as N5,648,500 . The total haul is about N250m at the prevailing exchange rate at the parallel market. The intercept followed information that about N250 million cash was being moved somewhere in the market for conversion into foreign currencies by unnamed persons. Operatives responded timely, met the money in…

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Two years after Ebola, Nigeria allows Meningitis to become pandemic

The regular annual visitor to the nineteen Northern states, Cerebrospinal Meningitis, has so far taken the life of nearly five hundred Nigerians within the past few months, with the authorities bickering and indulging in the blame game over the availability of the vaccines. The government had insisted that the outbreak, which started about September last year, and which the Zamfara state government was accuses of doing nothing since the current outbreak, took them by surprise. In fact, the Zamfara governor, Abdulazeez Yari, blamed the outbreak of the disease on the…

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Anti-smuggling: A cry For Help

By Stephen Ubanna Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, solicits public support to break into the rank of the smugglers’ cartel. This is because of the ambush of Customs personnel by smugglers to carry out their nefarious activities across the cross. Most worrisome was the confrontation of Customs personnel on border patrols resulting in the team personnel running for their dear life. They muster the courage to attack Customs personnel because of the sophisticated weapons used by them to carry out their trade. Many…

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Brexit: 35 years after Falkland, another female PM faces Spain over Gibraltar

Brexit-a word coined in the context of Britain exiting the European Union-has been fully kickstarted by the British prime Minister, Theresa May. The British Ambassador personally handed over the letter, which triggered the activation of article 50 of the Lisbon convention, to Donald Tusk, the European Council President in Lisbon. This automatically notifies the EU officially of the intention of Britain to exit the Union after a forty years of sojourn.As a rule, copies of the letter will be sent to the other twenty seven EU member countries. With this…

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Buhari: Two years on, Nigerian Economy gallops back to the past

On the second anniversary of the APC led government, critics and analysts are divided on how the economy will be rated-whether it can be rated as an economy that is going no where very fast, or one that is galloping backwards to the mid eighties. A third group of analysts, made up mainly of the core of Buhari Media Campaign group and some young and semi literate Northern iridentists,who seem to have graduated in the school of insults rather than reason, are sticking out their worn out reputation in defense…

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2019:El-Rufai finds ally in Bakare, plays the Machiavellian card

It could be simply politics. But Bastor Tunde Bakari of Later Rain Assembly obliquely referred to the recent memo of Nasiru el- Rufai to president Buhari as a joint work between the two of them- Pastor Bakare and el-Rufai. Interestingly, the pastor has been mute on the southern Kaduna crisis, where Christians are alleged to be the target of a systemic Religious cleansing under the watch of the governor. Last September, Bakare was said to have preached a scathing sermon against the rulership style of President Buhari, and within one…

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Kaduna Airport: Kidnappers prowl along roads, Airport still a huge construction site

Three weeks into the six weeks deadline to finish the Abuja runway, Kaduna is still suffering from teething problems. Three weeks into the use of Kaduna Airport as alternative to Abuja, construction works are still going on at the Airport. The Airport is far from ready to go. There appears to be confusion at the check-in areas as regards local and international passengers. But of far more concern were reports that the Kaduna-Abuja road has suddenly become a veritable zone for armed robbers and kidnappers.”Kaduna – Abuja road…..the latest ATM…

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AMCON sells Keystone Bank to Northern interests

In line with the current Northernisation policy, the Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, has sold Keystone Bank to the Sigma Golf-Riverbank consortium, comprising of Sigma Golf Nigeria Limited and Riverbank Investment Resources Limited. Keystone Bank, formally BankPHB, is the last of the three banks to be sold.Already, Mainstreet Bank and Enterprise Bank has been sold. The consortium is being financed by the Modibos-Umar Hamidu Modibbo and Adamu Mu’azu Modibo. Over a year ago, AMCON asked for expression of interest in the sale of the Bank, resulting in 18 firms…

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Court grants Andrew Yakubu, former GMD NNPC N300million bail

The former Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu, has been granted bail by an Abuja high court. He is to produce two sureties. He is to pay N300million as bail bond. It will be recalled that Yakubu was sacked by the Jonathan Administration for corrupt practices. Recently, the Economic and financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, found $9.8 million in his house which he claimed is his personal money.He was taken to court and later remanded in prison. Details late… Share on: WhatsApp

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David Rockefeller’s exit leaves a vacuum in the New World Order, marks end of an era

One of the pillars of the New World Order and an elite member of international manipulators of political and Financial turf, David Rockefeller, dies of congestive heart failure in his sleep. He was 101 years old. A statement from The Rockefeller Foundation confirmed his death, describing him as “one of the most influential figures in the history of American philanthropy and finance, considered by many to be ‘America’s last great international business statesman’.” Rockefeller, who would have been 102 in August, had his seventh successful heart transplant last year in…

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AMCON: Aero notifies staff of disengagement, unions kick

In line with the thought that AMCON takeover of organizations usually leave it worse off, Aero contractors, the latest victim of their acquisition, has sent redundancy notice to over sixty percent of their staff. For example, the latest acquisition of AMCON, Arik Air, twenty aircraft were grounded, leaving only eight to operate out of the original 28 aircraft. AMCON has never given credible justification for taking over Aero. Bu, in a release by the airline, it becomes clear that they can no longer bear the burden of reduced air crafts…

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Memo: El Rufai fires first Salvo towards 2019

The current trending memo by the diminutive Kaduna state governor,Ahmad Nasiru el-Rufai, appear to have exposed the underbelly of the ruling elite group, generally regarded as the hawks around President Buhari, generally referred to as The Cabal. El Rufai has last week written a memo to president Buhari, which was conveniently leaked online and immediately topped the trending items online.In the memo he complained of those who have taken over the running of the government, indicating that the presidency is not in charge.He questioned, for example, why ministers hardly see…

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Breaking: U.S apologizes to Britain over wiretap accusation

The allegation that former president Obama of the United States used the GCHQ-the initial for the British Intelligence finding Agency-to spy on trump Towers before the elections just hit an embarrassing low as the Trump presidency may have apologized to Britain for the goof. the controversy started when a Media commentator judge on Fox news, a pro Republican television station with substantial influence from the Bush Dynasty, alleged that Obama used the GCHQ to wire tap Trump Towers, an allegation that Sean Spicer, Trump’s Press Secretary.and denied by GCHQ, who…

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Update: FG bans, Unbans Helicopters from Kaduna

The confusion bedeviling the movement from Kaduna Airport to Abuja has resulted in policy somersaults of the ministry of Aviation as it involves the chief security officer of the president. With the arrival of the President from medical Vacation, there were already in top gear arrangement for Bristow and possibly Calverton, the Helicopter charter companies, to start airlift of dignitaries, especially foreign dignitaries who needed to come to Abuja for business. Initially, the office of the National security adviser circulated a memo advising the stoppage of any planned or existing…

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Kaduna Airport: Passengers prefer Train as the Aviation Industry count losses

The relocation of Abuja airport has began to take its toll as passengers shun the Kaduna-Abuja shuttle buses and opt for trains, resulting in high demand for first class train tickets. Besides that, helicopter shuttle has become the preferred mode of transport from kaduna to Abuja by elite travelers. But the ministry suddenly woke up and decided that helicopter airlift be banned due to security reasons-the same reason critics objected to the closure in the first place. With promises of patrol vans monitoring the roads, passengers still feel unsafe using…

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Update: Abuja finally closed, Kaduna hosts only Ethiopia, local airlines

Federal Government made good its promise of closing down Abuja Airport for six weeks and diverting flights to Kaduna International Airport even when the new terminal building was yet to be ready. It was gathered that as at midnight of Tuesday March seven when the Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport was closed for six weeks to effect some repairs, particularly on the runways. It was gathered that the last furnishings-putting up the water cisterns (WC), paintings, and some other internal fittings were still outstanding when the flight divert became effective.The only…

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