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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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The Onitsha fire and the mediocrity of governance in Anambra State

A tanker explosion near Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) in Onitsha started a fire around 8pm on Wednesday night that has reportedly caused millions of naira worth of damage to property.  Thankfully, so far there have been no reports of any casualties. Residents could be seen in some of the images on a Nigerian news channels vainly trying to put …

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Any rays of light in Nigeria’s “Sunshine State”?

On 26 November 2016 Rotimi Akeredolu of Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressive Congress, emerged as the winner of Ondo state’s gubernatorial election, warding off competition from two strong candidates in the state’s most fiercely contested poll to date. The election was generally described as free, fair and peaceful, an unusual occurrence in the conduct of Nigeria’s sub-national elections since …

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