Fuel theft: Senate calls for major shake-up in NNPC

The Senate has advised the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to go beyond the sacking and redeployment of a few officials involved in fuel theft and other sharp practices in the industry. The upper legislative chamber gave the advice in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by its spokesman and chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Aliyu Sabi. The Senate tasked the NNPC to initiate a comprehensive restructuring of its operations which currently allowed officials and other firms to appropriate national resources for their personal use, thereby contributing…

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Sustained development for Etche

As at May 29, 2015 when the good people of Rivers State rightly expelled the All Progressives Congress ( APC) from government, the people of Etche Ethnic Nationality were one of the most neglected communities. They were denied developmental projects, appointments and respect from their own state government. Due to no fault of theirs, they were degraded to second class citizens in a state where they served as food basket and also have some of the critical oil producing communities. Their situation was worsened by the fact that Etche APC…

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CAFCC: Rivers Utd beat Rayon Sports 2-0

Rivers United on Sunday took a step closer to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup after defeating Rayon Sports of Rwanda 2-0 in Port Harcourt. The Garden City outfit is the only Nigerian team on the continent after the elimination of Rangers who lost 5-2 on aggregates to Zesco United of Zambia at the weekend. A goal apiece in each half from Emeka Atuloma and Guy Kuemian gave Rivers a 2-0 lead ahead of the second leg tie this weekend in Rwanda. It would have been 3-0 in…

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Fawehinmi: Why Senate can’t compel FG to sack Magu

Mohammed Fawehinmi, scion of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi law dynasty in this interview with AKEEM NAFIU, speaks on the Senate, Presidency’s face-off, rejection of the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, former Adamawa state’s governor, Bala Ngilari’s post-conviction bail, democratization of SAN award and sundry issues     There seems to be a crack in the Senate, Presidency relationship over the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu’s rejection as the agency’s czar by the Senate. What does this portend…

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A dance macabre

Nothing seems interesting anymore about politics and governance in our nation. The political landscape has been unstable. Politicians, who once held sway in the supercilious Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have begun their palongo (scattered legs) dance by taking shameless refuge in the tentative All Progressives Congress (APC), either for protection from the searchlight of the anti-graft agencies or for opportunities to seek elective and appointive offices. Governance, on the other hand, has been largely uninspiring and this is accentuated by the fact that a vast majority of Nigerians find it…

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Power of resurrection‘ll restore Nigeria’s lost glory –Atere

The Bishop of the Diocese of Awori (Anglican Communion), Rt. Revd. (Dr.) Johnson Akin Atere, has called on Nigerians to believe in the power of resurrection of Jesus Christ in order for God to restore the nation’s lost glory. Atere, who made this remark during a sermon at the special Good Friday service held at The Cathedral of St. James, Ota, Ogun State, appealed to every Nigerian to allow the resurrection of Jesus Christ to rekindle their hope of the resurrection of the nation’s ailing economy, values, justice system, healthcare…

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Shenanigans at the Cathedral

It is no longer news that Rangers have parted ways with their coach, Imama Amapakabo, who broke the jinx of over 32 years without a league title when he won the trophy last season. The coach, after an indifferent start to the season culminating in elimination from the CAF Champions League and now on the verge of losing out of the CAF Confederation Cup after a 2-2 home draw against Zesco United at the weekend, was asked to step aside. His assistant, Chukwuma Agbo, was asked to take charge of…

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APC more disorganised than PDP –Timi Frank

               …party alleges PDP plotting to sack Saraki         Suspended Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has declared that APC is not yet a party, stressing that the party was more disorganised than the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). His position emerged on a day the APC accused the PDP in Kwara State of plotting to unseat the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, a claim which the latter has denied, insisting ing that the crisis between the National Assembly and the Presidency…

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Man United vs Chelsea: Can Mourinho stop the Blues?

Jose Mourinho needs to lead Manchester United to victory over his former side Chelsea in an English Premier League match at Old Trafford on Sunday (tomorrow) for a number of reasons. Firstly, he has to avoid third loss to the Blues this season. Number two: he needs to silence Chelsea’s fans who abused him during his last visit to the Stamford Bridge. Thirdly, he has to keep United in the race for the top-four finish and lastly, he has to avoid an unwanted record of a Manchester United manager whoachieved…

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