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Economy War: Gibraltar releases Iranian tanker despite US protest

It was too hot for the Gibraltar as the country released an Iranian oil tanker detained last month despite a last-minute US bid to have the ship seized.  It was revealed that the US made an emergency appeal to Gibraltar to keep the Grace 1 in custody but authorities in the British territory announced on Thursday that they were releasing it.  The ship’s release after more than a month will raise hopes that Iran may now release the Stena Impero, a British-flagged tanker seized in retaliation by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. It was not immediately clear when the Grace 1 would actually set sail from Gibraltar or if the US would try to take further action to prevent its departure. The […]

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Kogi Power Play: In Four Years Yahaya Bello hasn’t completed a single project – Achuba

The Kogi state deputy Governor Simon Achuba accused Kogi state governor ,Yahaya Bello of ineffectiveness and maladministration in the last four years. In recent time Kogi state has been the ”confluence” of political intrigues lately. Yahaya Bello, the 44-year-old governor of the state, is crossed with Simon Achuba, his deputy who says the governor does not deserve to be re-elected.  In this interview, Achuba tells a Reporter the whys and wherefores of this unfolding drama. Reporter : What led to the breakdown of the relationship between you and Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state? Achuba:  Well, where people are gathered; where they are one or two (persons), the likelihood of offence coming up is not unlikely. And as the governor, offences […]