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To flee or not to flee

Many Nigerians fear there will be serious violence whoever “wins” the (s)election on 14 February. We have form in this sort of thing.  About 500 people, mostly in northern Nigeria, were estimated to have died after Goodluck Jonathan was declared the winner in 2011.  They were allegedly angry that Muhammadu Buhari lost out. Buhari is running again and the opposition …

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From amala politricks to okada politricks

The Alaafin of Oyo, pictured above with two of his several young wives, donated 20 motorbikes to the APC. I thought traditional rulers were required to avoid being openly partisan. At least he did not donate his year’s supply of bleaching cream. Follow @naijiant

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Lady Macbeth urges Nigerian women to vote for PDP

Naijurian women are you dia? Are you wit us? Di Furst Lady is calling you. I am telling you to support Goodluck and Sambo. Dey has done a lot for Naijurian women. No adminstashun have done more than Goodluck and Sambo for Naijurian women. Our women iz now more freer to be kidnapped by Boko Haram. Dis adminstashun have proved …

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The real story about Buhari’s certificate wahala

For the past few weeks the APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari was under sustained attack from the rival PDP camp, asking him to produce his secondary school leaving certificate. This was ostensibly based on the constitutional requirement that: A person shall be qualified for election to the office of the President if – (a) he is a citizen of Nigeria …

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The devil’s endorsement

It never ceases to amaze how Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari seem to worry whether former rulers like Ibrahim Babangida and Olusegun Obasanjo endorse their respective bids for the highest office in the land. Both Obasanjo and Babangida, each in their well-pampered bubble surrounded by a battalion of sycophants, have also convinced themselves that their say in who should rule …

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Everybody run, run, run, everybody scatter, scatter

Last November, Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president deployed his “Ikeoha Foundation” to provide free eye tests to villagers in Akama-Oghe in his Enugu West constituency, possibly as a voter-bribery tactic. As hundreds of them gathered at the test centre in St Theresa’s Church, they were ambushed by thugs loyal to governor Sullivan Chime.  Paraphrasing Fela from his song “Sorrow, …

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