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Dambazau, a damned shame and the Department of Shoe Shining

Abdurahman Dambazau, the Minister for the Interior, was caught on tape at an event with his shoes being shined by a Department of State Services (DSS) agent. The minister had revealed last week that there are 1,400 unmanned entry routes into the country and said nothing about what he was doing to effectively control the borders. The country doesn’t seem …

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Almighty battle brewing for Imo 2019

The battle for the All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination for the governorship of Imo State in 2019 has already started. In one corner is the former senator for Imo North Ifeanyi Ararume, and in the other corner is Uche Nwosu, the Chief of Staff of Governor Rochas Okorocha and also the governor’s son-in-law, who comedian Uche Ogbuagu accused of practicing …

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All white for Okorocha, all wrong for Imo State

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State swore in 13 new commissioners on Thursday and forced all them to be dressed in white for the ceremony. We are yet to establish the reasons for the erratic governor’s decision, but he reportedly asked the new appointees to build on “successes” of the last four years. The people of Imo State must have …

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Buhari showed why he is not fit to lead

On Thursday President Muhammadu Buhari met with parents of the missing Chibok girls and their sympathisers. 270 schoolgirls were kidnapped from their boarding school in Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram in April 2014. The failure to respond decisively to the abduction contributed to the defeat of former president Goodluck Jonathan in the (s)election in March last year. This failure …

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Ighalo wins Player of the Month for December

Watfords’s Nigerian international striker Odion Ighalo has won the Barclays Premier League Player of the Month for December. Ighalo scored five goals in five games in that month and has 13 this season. He said: “It was a great month, but not just me, for the team as well because we worked hard and we got as many points as …

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The Biafran Question: Sifting facts from sentiments

A new report published today by Nigerian research organisation SBM Intelligence has tried to establish the extent of support for Biafra being carved out of present-day Nigeria. The report includes a survey to gauge support for a referendum on Biafra (82% said yes) and full independence for Biafra (59% said yes). Here is a summary of the report: Nigeria became …

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Rochas Okorocha: Public Enemy Number 1 in Imo State

State employees, joined by members of the public, took to the streets of Owerri yesterday in huge numbers protesting unpaid salaries and the misrule of Governor Rochas Okorocha. They blocked the entrance to the Imo State House of Assembly, preventing legislators and officials from entering the premises and also shut down several government offices. Economic activity in many parts of …

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Emeka Ugwuonye detained by the DSS

Emeka Ugwuonye, a US-based lawyer (he also has a law practice in Nigeria) flew into Nigeria yesterday and was taken into custody by the Department of State Services (DSS). In this age of social media, Ugwuonye announced his arrest on Facebook: “now you can see what the president they helped come to power is doing….we warned them. JUST landed at …

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