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Opinion

Col. Hameed Ali: Exercising Powers Beyond His Remit, By Eric Teniola

I have read vital reports and decrees that relate to the Nigeria Customs Service and nowhere in the reports have I read where such power were conferred on the comptroller general of the Customs, as contained in that circular. In every organisation, there must be rules and regulations. Of all…
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Buhari, Magoro and the Reunion of the Class of 84/85, By Eric Teniola

A reunion is expected to rekindle the past, access the present and proffer solutions to the future. For me, a reunion should not only be about the past. I hope General Magoro and his colleagues must have informed President Buhari of the plight of Nigerians at the moment. There is…
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The Power of the Office of the Chief of Staff, By Eric Teniola

It was President Olusegun Obasanjo who created the office of the chief of staff and appointed the former military governor of Benue/Plateau State and erstwhile national security adviser, Major General Abdullahi Muhammed, who was then managing director of Toto Press, in Ilorin, to that post, with Ambassador Aderemi Olagoke Esan…
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Whither the Due Process Mechanism?, By Eric Teniola

Non-adherence to the Financial Regulations should not have led to the establishment of the Budget Monitoring and Price Intelligence Unit (BMPIU), which is the Unit tasked with implementing Nigeria’s public procurement reform programme. In future, such policies like the due process mechanism will be viewed with much scepticism. A few…
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Nigerian Politics: What Goes Around, Comes Around, By Eric Teniola

Dr. Ekwueme, Chief Ezeoke, Professor Osinbajo and Femi Gbajabiamila are lawyers. Incidentally, Professor Osinbajo and Gbajabiamila are old boys of Igbobi College, Lagos. As they say, what goes around, comes around. Personal interest, not regional or religious interest, is the first priority of every politician. Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (1932-2017),…
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