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Lai’s list of what Nigeria gained from Buhari’s US trip

The All Progressive Congress (APC) publicity secretary Lai Mohammed took part in a Lagos TV station debate whether President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent US visit was “fruitless”. Mohammed said there were gains in four areas – diplomacy, economy, security and anti-corruption. The gains from the visit according to Mohammed included being invited to the US within two months of the new …

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Rochas, how low can you go?

Governor Rochas Okorocha continues to plumb new depths of poor governance in Imo State. As if it were not enough to owe state employees and pensioners for months, while swanning around in a private jet bought with stolen funds, Okorocha has threatened to sack the workers who have gone on strike for his failure to pay their salaries. He claimed …

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El-Rufai and the “sword of truth”

Nasir el-Rufai has finally sued a Lagos-based publication, The Nation, for claiming he owns assets worth 90bn Naira (about $452.7m) and about 40 mansions. He declared when he filed the suit at a Kaduna High Court: “Let them come and prove that I am as rich as they claimed”. The editor had earlier dared el-Rufai to sue. This suit echoes …

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Good morning Nigeria, but good night from Buhari’s brain

President Muhammadu Buhari was on “Good Morning Nigeria” on NTA TV this morning. As usual, addressing the questions he was asked was a struggle. The first question was what Nigeria gained from his US trip. He went on a ramble about what was discussed. Mr President, are you saying Nigeria just gained discussions? Watch here: Even the co-interviewer touched on …

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Nigeria’s new export to the UK

The non-payment of the salaries of public sector workers in Nigeria has been exported to London. This time it is private sector, with businessman Nduka Obaigbena, whose capacity for self-promotion knows no limits, leading the way in this show of shame. From the current edition of UK magazine Private Eye More trouble for the London-based staff of Arise TV, the …

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Nasir el-Rufai is running Nigeria

The new governor of Kaduna State Nasir el-Rufai is at the head of the “kitchen cabinet” of President Buhahari. You wonder where he finds the time to do the job he was (s)elected to do in his state. A source has revealed that El-Rufai tells the president what moves to make and Buhahari accepts his recommendations without question. When Attahiru …

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The inside scoop on the problems at NIMASA

President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the Director-General (DG) of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Patrick Akpobolokemi on 16 July. Akpobolokemi was instructed in the letter from the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Transport to hand over to the most senior officer at the agency. The letter indicated that this was Calistus Obi, who was the executive director, …

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Buhari, Leahy Law and leaky mouth

You really have to wonder about the sort of people that advise and work for President Muhammadu Buhari. It has been quite clear in recent times that the president struggles to think on his feet. Any question and answer session or whenever he has to speak without notes has become like an accident waiting to happen. But no one ever …

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