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Okorocha has no regard for Buhari

A source in Owerri has informed us that governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State shows little regard in private for President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari, as leader of Okorocha’s All Progressives Congress (APC), campaigned on an anti-corruption platform. But the word out of Owerri is that Okorocha is looting the state’s treasury with impunity and knows that Buhari would not even …

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Godswill Akpabio, a common thief

The former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, labelled his eight-year rule as an “Uncommon Transformation”. He has been in the news lately for flying abroad for treatment to injuries he sustained in a car crash in Abuja, despite spending $150.6m on an “international standard” hospital in Uyo, the state capital. Akpabio, now a senator and Minority Leader in …

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How Rochas Okorocha stole 25.2bn naira ($126.5m) in three months

Naijiant.com has seen a detailed petition addressed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo State, on grounds of a criminal conspiracy to defraud the state. This is a summary of the signed eight-page petition on the fraudulent diversion for personal use of a loan that has indebted 27 LGAs in Imo State …

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Governance failures continue to kill Nigerians

A container on a heavy goods vehicle fell off Ojuelegba Bridge in Lagos yesterday and crushed to death four people stuck in traffic in a car on the road below. Eye witnesses at the scene told TV reporters that emergency response from the fire brigade and the Lagos State Emergency Agency took over an hour to arrive at the scene. …

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Godswill Akpabio failing to do the will of God

Senator Godswill Akpabio, a former two-term governor of Akwa Ibom State (one of the richest in Nigeria in terms of oil revenue) was involved in a car crash in Abuja on Monday. He was reported to have suffered what could appear to be minor injuries to the chest. On Tuesday Akpabio, who is also the minority leader in the Senate, …

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Emmanuel Adebayor: My Pastor told me to stay at Spurs

Emmanuel Adebayor has been reported by the Telegraph as having rejected a move from Tottenham Hotspur to Aston Villa on the advice of his pastor. Spurs have been trying for some time to get Adebayor off their payroll. They offered to cancel the rest of his £100,000 a weekcontract so that he could find a new club. Adebayor said he …

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Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant for Chair Adjustment (SSACA)

President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent appointments of a Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief of Staff, Customs boss, etc have generated a lot of media interest, especially around most of the appointees being northerners. But there’s been no mention about the little guy that we see in all the president’s engagements at the presidential villa, always arranging the presidential …

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APC – No small “change”!

Abubakar Audu, a former governor of Kogi State from 1999 to 2003, has been nominated to run for governor again under the All Progressives Congress (APC) in November. The APC campaign slogan is “change” and the president and their national leader Muhammadu Buhari has been posturing as an anti-corruption campaigner. However, Audu was being prosecuted by Economic and Financial Crimes …

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500,000 Nigerian children die yearly of malnutrition – Unicef

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has stated that 500,000 Nigerian children die every year from malnutrition and described this as a silent health crisis. Unicef said at a two-day workshop called “Stop Child Malnutrition in Nigeria” in Calabar, capital of Cross River State, that drastic action was required to stop malnutrition killing so many Nigerian children. The majority of …

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