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Nothing good can come out of this meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari met former president Olusegun Obasanjo at Aso Rock, the presidential villa, on Friday night. Both men did not reveal what was discussed. Buhari’s continued dealings with Obasanjo can’t be good news for Nigeria. The president has a tendency to heed the counsel of his former military colleagues. But Obasanjo is a major contributor to most of the …

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Fashola’s web of corruption

The former two-term governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola has been revealed to have spent 78m naira ($390,000) of state funds on an upgrade of his website. The revelation came from the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency and details of the contract awards in 2014 are available here. Much of Fashola’s corruption has been ignored by the Lagos-based media, many …

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The total problem with the Buhari “total probe”

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, in his capacity as the head of the National Economic Council (NEC) Ad-hoc Committee on the Management of Excess Crude Account Proceeds and Accruals into the Federation Account, stated yesterday that: “We have agreed in line with our mandate to appoint two reputable international audit firms to carry out a thorough forensic audit, not …

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Pot Osho calling Kettle Okonjo black

Edo State governor Adams Oshiomhole has had running battles with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former finance minister, about her management of the economy. In a recent interview while visiting the US with President Muhammadu Buhari, Oshiomhole claimed a lot of stealing was happening under the watch of former president Goodluck Jonathan and that the former finance minister has left a huge …

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Amaechi is undermining Buhari’s credibility

President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption pose is being gravely undermined by his closeness to Rotimi Amaechi, the former governor of Rivers State. While Buhari has claimed to be attempting to recover funds looted from public coffers, including asking for US help in the recovery, Amaechi, who has allegations of brazen looting as governor of Rivers State, went on a recent US …

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Pat Utomi and his “petty issues”

Pat Utomi, a professor of political economy, TV host and commentator on national issues in Nigeria, told a newspaper that President Muhammadu Buhari is free to appoint officers from just one village. He said: “Let’s get serious. Let’s get to move this country forward and away from all this small, petty issues. To me it is not an important issue …

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Goodluck plotting bad luck for Buhahari

Former president Goodluck Jonathan is said to be planning to “reply to” President Muhammadu Buhari’s claims that the Jonathan administration was corrupt and the intention to investigate the alleged looting of public funds by the previous administration. A source close to the former president claimed that he is very angry at being portrayed as the cause of all that is …

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