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Aisha Buhari’s foreign exchange side business

President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, is widely derided on social media as “Aisha Bureau de Change” due to rumours that she is involved in Nigeria’s roaring black market trade in foreign currency. According to the rumours, well-connected people such as Mrs Buhari, receive significant allocations of foreign currency from the Central Bank of Nigeria on comparatively low rates of exchange …

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Rochas Okorocha’s familiocracy plot for 2019

Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha, who completes his second term in office in 2019, is also finalising plans for choosing his replacement, according to a well-placed Owerri source. Okorocha’s misrule has been described by comedian Uche Ogbuagu as a “familiocracy” and the governor is living up to that label by keeping everything, including his successor, in the family. The greedy …

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Buhari’s family in almighty struggle with the cabal over his health

Absentee President Muhammadu Buhari, who left Nigeria for London on 19 January for what was initially a 10 day “medical vacation”, is still in the UK and Nigerians are none the wiser about what is actually wrong with him. A medical source close to those treating Buhari has revealed to Naijiant.com that the president’s family wanted him to remain in …

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Rochas Okorocha’s land-grabbing “familiocracy”

Stand-up comedian Uche Ogbuagu infamously described Governor Rochas Okorocha’s misrule in Imo State as “familiocracy”, in reference to how the governor and his family have cornered the assets of the state. The worst example of these excesses involve Okorocha and his son-in-law Uche Nwosu, who is also the governor’s  Chief of Staff.  Both men are alleged to have been involved …

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Buhari health watch: Concern deepens

President Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria on 19 January for what his handlers called a “medical vacation” in the UK. He was due to return on 6 February. A day before that date, his spokesman claimed that the return has been delayed because the president needed “further tests”. There was no mention of what the tests were or for and no …

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Buhari health update

President Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria on 19 January for a 10-day  “vacation” in London, which was meant to include a “medical checkup”. A few days into his stay in London, rumours started spreading online that he had died.  This was denied by his spokesmen and his officials soon released pictures showing the president watching TV, receiving guests and with his …

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Ismaila Funtua smiling all the way to the Central Bank

Ismaila Isa Funtua, a crony of President Muhammadu Buhari, is said to receive $12m each week from the Central Bank of Nigeria at the rate of 305 naira to the dollar and then sells this on the black market at 495 naira to the dollar. It is alleged that the president’s wife Aisha is also involved in this foreign exchange …

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DSS fighting corruption with corruption

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS) has been playing a very high profile role in President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged war against corruption. Their most notorious involvement was late night raids in October last year of the homes of several prominent judges on allegations of corruption.  The DSS claimed that billions of naira and foreign currency were recovered …

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Whose revenue is Dakuku Peterside boosting with his NIMASA “transformation”?

Dakuku Peterside, the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) claimed two days ago that he was transforming the agency to “boost up Nigeria’s revenue base”. His so-called transformation involved redeploying several senior management of the agency following a recent promotion exercise. But a NIMASA insider told Naijiant.com that the claims about boosting Nigeria’s revenue base were …

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Okorocha driving pensioners to penury

There were demonstrations across the Owerri, the Imo State capital yesterday, by pensioners angry at attempts by Governor Rochas Okorocha to shortchange them of arrears of pension owed. A source in Owerri informed Naijiant.com that the pensioners “blocked everywhere” in the city. The state government is said to owe many of them for up to 22 months. Despite receiving recently …

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