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A crash course in foreign affairs for Buhahahari

President Buhahari embarrassed many Nigerians yesterday by referring to German Chancellor Angela Merkel as “President Michel of West Germany”. He is now due to travel for what he called an “OAU” summit in South Africa. So he is in desperate need to be brought up to speed urgently, as it is clear that our president is out of his depth …

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June 12 means nothing to me

It’s that time of the year again in Nigeria. So it is time to recycle an article on June 12 a few years ago, that should hopefully bring some perspective to the canonisation of Moshood Abiola and the elevation of June 12 beyond any other day on the calendar. June 12 means nothing to me June 12, 2011 by CIC …

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Buhahahari and the over-promotion syndrome

President Buhahahahari on Channels TV this morning said he returned from the G7 Summit where he met with “the Chairman of G7, President Michel of West Germany.” Watch the video here: Never in the history of Nigeria has a ruler made so many blunders in one short sentence with so few words. The German leader is a “Chancellor” and not …

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Transformation + change = business as usual

The installation of Bukola Saraki, a former PDP governor of Kwara State, as the President of the Senate under the APC, and Ike Ekweremadu of the PDP as his deputy, has been described as as a blend of transformation and change. Former Minister of National Planning Abubakar Sulaiman, said “the critical support offered by the PDP lawmakers in the emergence …

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Bobo Chicago checkmated

Bobo Chicago Bola Tinubu, the former Lagos State mobster and APC kingmaker, is having his considerable influence eroded since the (s)elections. Most observers expected him to be calling the shots at national level since Buhahari became president. But as we wrote before the (s)elections, Buhahahari has slowly been isolating Tinubu and his stooge the dimunitive vice president Yemi Osinbajo. Tinubu’s …

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Buhahahari staying overnight in Wiesbaden hospital

We reported last week that two sources informed us that President Buhahari’s trip to Germany, ostensibly for the G7 summit, will also involve a visit to a German hospital. Our source has now confirmed that Buhahari has arrived at Dr. Horst Schmidt Kliniken (HSK) GmbH in Wiesbaden. He is expected to stay overnight and will be flying back to Nigeria …

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APC “change agent” Femi Gbajabiamila

The ruling APC has reportedly chosen Femi Gbajabiamila to be the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The APC, especially their presidential flagbearer, ran during the last (s)elections on a platform of “change” and anti-corruption. It is a bit curious that a supposedly anti-corruption party would choose Gbajabiamila as Speaker. But then again, it has been suggested that Gbajabiamila, who …

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Buhahahari to fire service chiefs by next week

Buhahahari is expected to fire Nigeria’s service chiefs when he returns next week from his trip to Germany. Our source in Abuja said that the chiefs of defence, army, navy and air force – Alex Bade, Kenneth Minimah, Usman Jibrin and Adesola Amosun, will be given their marching orders because they are not trusted by the new president and he …

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