Amended AMCON Act: Taking Recovery To The Next Level

AMCON MD/CEO, Ahmed Lawan Kuru (ALK), stressing a point during one of his meetings with ICPC in Abuja ——————————————————————————————————————- By Bashir Ibrahim Hassan There has been noticeable rise in positive responses from obligors since constituting the task force on recovery of AMCON debt under the office of Vice President Yomi Osinbajo SAN and the subsequent signing of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (Amendment No. 2) Act 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari, which gave the committee the teeth to bite, last month. Finally, the jinx is broken at AMCON, so…

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Air Rage: Dealing With Emerging Challenge For Airline Industry

By Wole Shadare Indeed, air rage has become a global problem. Such unruly behaviour, threatening safety and security, adversely affects the travel experience of compliant passengers and disrupts operations that may result in flight delays, cancellations or diversions. Airline personnel have, increasingly, found it necessary to deal with unruly and disruptive passengers, some of whom display violent behaviour. This behaviour can result in serious injury to staff and passengers and can compromise the safety of the aircraft. Termed ‘Air Rage’, this phenomenon enjoys regular media attention and airlines, unions and…

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Gov. Ihedioha Pays Imo Workers 100% Salary As Promised During Campaign

By Ogu Bundu Nwadike, M.A After the momentary hitch and delay in the implementation of the promise by the Imo State governor, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON KSC that his administration will revert back to paying workers in the service of Imo State 100% of their salaries as against the 70% that the ex-governor Rochas Okorocha was paying them, the promise will eventually come alive from the payment of the salary of August 2019. A circular to that effect signed by the Accountant General of the State, Igbo…

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Tinubu Defending Fulani Herdsmen, World’s Fourth Deadliest Terrorist Organisation

By Abimbola Adelakun This is, undoubtedly, a difficult time for Afenifere leader, Baba Reuben Fasoranti. He has suffered a grievous loss of his daughter, Funke Olakunrin, in untoward circumstances. The loss of one’s child is a painful and traumatic experience. My prayer for him and his family is to find strength at this trying time. Now, the death of Mrs Olakunrin is bad enough; the politicisation of the grief is grossly unfair to the family of the deceased. We have always known that some of our leaders have bad manners,…

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Nigeria Under Buhari: A Nation In Reverse Separatism

By Russel Andrew Crowe Calls for the rebirth of the defunct Republic of Biafra have been increasingly heard on the streets of Nigeria in recent times. Following the reunification of Nigeria and Biafra in 1970, the world looked forward to a new Nigeria without the ethnic-tinged political injustices that had alienated one of the most important ethnicities in Nigeria – the Igbo and their near-kins- to the point of seeking a country of their own by force in 1967. But soon enough, it became clear that, rather than do the…

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Nigeria, RUGA Controversy And Buhari’s Place In History

By Onyema Omenuwa Let me state without equivocation that the controversy and debate, which the Federal Government-proposed Ruga policy has generated will not abate so soon. I’m not a pessimist but not with the sheer intransigence being exhibited by Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to foist the policy on the country, willy-nilly. Buhari is from the Fulani ethnic group, which the Ruga agenda is designed to benefit. You may argue that there is nothing wrong with an ethnic group being favoured for a governmental programme; yes but not when such a programme…

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Debt Recovery: AMCON Goes Into Unsparing Enforcement Mode

By Bashir Ibrahim Hassan Although Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has recovered about N1.22 trillion of the bad debt – with about 5trillion still outstanding –the agency’s reputation has for long been blemished by the impression that, while recoveries are made from those without political clout, well-connected people known to be big debtors walk the streets freely. The situation is about to change for the better. “I think the time has come for us (Federal Government) to set some examples with some of these top debtors of AMCON, which…will…

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Should We All Become Bootlickers In Nigeria?

By Onyema Omenuwa When Chief Bola Ige was appointed minister by a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) administration in 1999 and he seemed to carry on with the conviction that it was a call, on merit, to serve the nation, Chief Sunday Afolabi had to, unapologetically, caution restraint, telling Ige that he was only invited to “come and chop.” For the fact that Chief Ige was a chieftain of a rival political party, the defunct Alliance for Democracy (AD), Chief Afolabi considered him undeservedly lucky, of course owing to the belief,…

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Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha Says The State Is Ready For Business

By Charles Odibo “My vision for Imo is a South East Nigeria State that will become one of the top three (3) most developed state economies in Nigeria by year 2025… leveraging on the abundant human capital and natural resources the state is endowed with to build an economy anchored on good governance, wealth creation, rule of law and sound management of state resources.” – Governor Emeka Ihedioha In the lead-up to his inauguration and swearing –in on May 29th, 2019 as the sixth democratically elected Governor of Imo State,…

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The Resurgence Of Igbo Scare Of Old And Humans Not Learning From History

By Prof. Ihechukwu Madubuike The Republican News The so-called Igbo “scare” in the British Cameroons between 1945 and 1961 allegedly led the southern part of the British mandate to opt to leave the federation of Nigeria on the 11th of February 1961. The fear of Igbo domination in all the sectors of social and political life in the former German and British territory was given as a major factor. Kumba, Mamfe, Bamenda, Tiko and Victoria had a large number of NdiIgbo who dominated the economy. This led to local resentments,…

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