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Customs boss overflexing his muscles (2)

AT present the Nigeria Customs Service is run by the comptroller-general who oversees the work of six deputy comptroller generals in the following departments: Corporate Support Services; Tariff and Trade; Enforcement, Investigation, and Inspection; Modernization, Research and Economic Relations; Excise, Industrial Incentives and Free Trade Zone; and Human Resource Development.

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Open heart surgery

The amazing strides of a prodigy in Ado-Ekiti

ON Monday October 21, I attended the seventh convocation ceremonies and 10th Founder’s Day Celebrations of the Afe Babalola University in Ado-Ekiti and the conferment of honorary degrees on four prominent Nigerians. Those honoured were the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III,CFR; the Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe (Agbogidi); Prof. Anthony O. Adegbulugbe, Chairman/CEO, Green Energy International Limited – a serial entrepreneur and an energy expert and Asiwaju Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State. It was a great occasion

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Buhari extends nephew's tenure in Police service despite constraint

Buhari, Magoro and the reunion of class of ‘84/85 (2)

At that time Mallam Maina Abdullahi Wada (66) from Katsina State kept on appealing to us.Sworn-in on that day as Minsters were Domkat Bali (Defence), Bukar Shuaib (Agriculture), Mahmud Tukur (Trade), A. Abdullahi (Communications), Yarima Ibrahim (Education), Onaolapo Soleye (Finance), Mamman Jiya Vatsa (Abuja), Emmanuel Nsan (Health), Mohammed Magoro (Internal Affairs), Ibrahim Gambari (Foreign Affairs), Samson Omeruah (Information), Abdullahi Ibrahim (Transportation), Tam David-West (Energy), Chike Offodile (Justice) and Patrick Koshoni (Works).

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Buhari extends nephew's tenure in Police service despite constraint

Buhari, Magoro and the reunion of class of ‘84/85

On Wednesday October 9, President Muhammmadu Buhari summoned all the Ministers that served under him when he was the military Head of State between January 1984 and August 1985. He summoned them to the State House in Abuja in what is now referred to as the reunion of class ‘84/85. Why Buhari summoned these Ministers after more than four years as President and after he has been overthrown as a Military ruler since 1985 could be better explained by the President himself.

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P&ID, Nigeria, China

Two burning issues facing ministers (4)

DURING the interim government under Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan (83) in January 1993, the following were appointed as Ministers of State: Alhaji Isa Mohammed (Agriculture), Alhaji Bello Dogondaji (Commerce and Tourism), Alhaji Umaru Baba(Defence), Professor Ben Nwabueze(Education and Youth Development), Alhaji Saidu Isa(Foreign Affairs), Dr.(Mrs) Laraba Daggash(Health and Human Services), Alhaji Oladuni Ayandipo(Power, Mines and Steel), Mrs Emily Imoukhuede (States and Local Government Affairs) and Yusufu Galadima (Transport and Communications).

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Two burning issues facing ministers

WHEN President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, inaugurated his cabinet on August 21, two burning issues were omitted in his speech. I am sure the issues must have been discussed at the ministerial retreat organised by the office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the President felt it was no longer necessary to reopen discussions on the two issues during the cabinet inauguration.

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