Month: 9 months ago

Customs: How CGC Strike Force Team A, Intervention Restores Sanity At The Lagos Ports

9 months ago

By Stephen Ubanna The sensitisation Campaign  embarked upon by Ahmadu Shuaibu, a Deputy Comptroller and Coordinator , Comptroller General, Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Strike Force, and his Principal key officers  at APM Terminal, described as one of the biggest Container terminals in West African sub-region  appears to have started yielding result in less than three […]

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How Perseverance And Optimism Got Heirs Holdings Limited, Founded By Tony Elumelu, the Multi-million dollars OML 17 Oil Block, As Afrexim Bank Disburses $250 million Financing For the $1.1 billion Deal

9 months ago

 By Stephen Ubanna Between June and mid-December, 2020, Tony Elumelu, Chairman, hiers Holdings Limitd and Transnational Corporation, popular, Transcorp,   and who incidentally is also the  Chairman of United Bank for African, UBA,plc, nplc, hasd been concerned on how to raise the $1.1 billion  for Trans Niger  Oil and Gas Limited,  TNOG, described in energy circles  […]

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Insecurity: Tasks Before The New Service Chiefs As Falana, SAN, Kicks Against their Appointment By President Buhari Without National Assembly Approval Describing It As Contravening The 1999 Constitution

9 months ago

By Suleiman Umaru Barely 24 hours after the appointment of Leo Irabor, a ajor General as a replacement for Gabriel Olonisakin,a retired army General and former Chief of Defense Staff, CDS and the  other service  Chiefs, President Muhammadu Buhari , who is incidentally is the Commander –In-Chief of the  Armed Forces of the Federal Republic […]

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FOU Zone A: No Hiding Place For Rice Receivers Any Longer From Smugglers In The South West States Of Lagos, Ogun and Oyo

9 months ago

By Stephen Ubanna  Between December 22, 2020 , when  Jack Okpabi , an Assistant Comptroller, and Head of the Federal Operations Unit, FOU,  Zone A, operations and Lagos Roving ,  led the team members and some   soldiers, to raid Ayetoro Community,  hide out for foreign rice smugglers  and carted away 800 bags  of 50 Kg  […]

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Security: Buhari Finally Bows To Pressure To Force The Former Service Chiefs Into Resignation Replacing Them With Chips Of The Old Block

9 months ago

   By Stephen Ubanna At long last President Muhammadu Buhari  has bowed to pressure from both official circles and unofficial circles to remove Gabriel Olonisakin, an army General and Chief of Defense Staff, CDS, Yusuf  Tukur Buratai, a Lt. General and Chief  of Army Staff, Sadiq Abubakar, an Air Marshall and Chief of Chief Air […]

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NIMASA: Under Intense Pressure From The International Community To Adopt Tougher measures Against Pirates Following Attack On A Turkish Container Vessel, Off Coast Of Nigeria

9 months ago

By Stephen Ubanna The attack of a Turkish Crewed  MOZART Container vessel ,  operated   by Boden Denizcilik shipping  Company, AS Istabul, Turkey, which has  Bomar Mozart LLC, as the registered owner in 2018, and the  kidnap of 15 seafarers by four well- armed Pirates with explosives, off  Nigeria’s  coast in the Gulf of Guinea on […]

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Insecurity: Farmers And Herdsmen cnflict, South West Governors Toe The Line Of Peace

9 months ago

By Stephen Ubanna  Instead of being armchair critics over the high level of insecurity in the   country, the south west governors of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo and Ekiti states, appear to have set the stage for other governors to follow to restore sanity in their respective regions.  Rotimi Akeredolu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, […]

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Maritime: NIMASA Moves To Empower Littoral Communities, Partners PAP As It Installs And Deploys HLS Security Assets For Operations In Nigeria Waters And The GoG

9 months ago

By Stephen Ubanna  Bashir Jamoh, Director General , Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA,  who has occupied himself  in the fight  against Piracy and other Criminal activities in Nigerian waters and the Gulf of Guinea since his assumption of office in March , 2020,  appears to have won the heart  of Milland Dixon Dikio, […]

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Piracy: How The Loose Security In Nigerian Waters And The Gulf Of Guinea, Exposes Oceangoing Vessels To Pirates Attack And Kidnap Of Crew For Ransom

9 months ago

By Stephen Ubanna  Btween September  last year and now, there is hardly a week that an ocean going vessel had not been attacked in the volatile  region of the  Gulf of Guinea, popular, GoG. Take for nstance,  on November 4, 2020,  a product Tanker vessel, NEFELI  II, IMO 9291638, dwt 9999, enroute from  Lagos port […]

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Why Buhari Reappointed Haijia Usman As Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority

9 months ago

By Stephen Ubanna Not may people were surprised that President Muhammadu Buhari, reappointed Hajia Hadiza Bala Usman, an indigene of Katsina state as the Nigerian Ports Authority Managing Director, after completing her first term of four years in office, described in maritime circles, as very eventful. This is because  she had succeeded in putting the […]

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