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Jailbird James Ibori still in charge of Delta State

We have been reliably informed that the new governor of Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa was in London recently to visit James Ibori in Wandsworth Prison. Ibori, a two-term governor of Delta State, was jailed in Southwark Crown Court for 13 years for fraud and money laundering in 2012. Despite his incarceration, like a typical Mafiosi, Ibori is still directing his …

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Baba Go Sleep

A source in Abuja has revealed that President Buhahari always tries to shut down for the day at 6pm. The source claims that this is when the president goes to sleep and you can’t reach him after this time until the next day. If you phone, there would be no response, no matter how urgent. The source wondered whether the …

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El-Rufai’s alleged billions: who is telling the truth?

A Lagos-based newspaper reported that the new Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had declared his assets to be worth 90bn naira (about $452.7m) and he owned 40 houses in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. El-Rufai used to be the minister for the Federal Capital Territory under the Olusegun Obasanjo regime. The declaration of assets …

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s silence is shameful

Martin Luther King said: “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamour of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” King was a Baptist minister, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is a church minister as well. Osinbajo’s silence on the plight of the “Kano …

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Federal character vs character

Once again “federal character” has become a burning issue among the Nigerian chateratti. This is down to several factors. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo reportedly said recently that: “Where you come from should not be a criterion. Merit should be the watchword. Employment and appointment should be based on merit, not where one comes from.” Then many Nigerians started scrutinising President …

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Buhari and the lessons of history

Although it is still early days, just one month after he swept into office on a tide of euphoria and a mantra of “change”, many of President Muhammadu Buhari’s voters already seem to be disappointed with the way things are turning out. Rather than hit the ground running, the new regime seems to have hit the ground snoring – as …

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Why Buhahahari can’t nominate ministers

Several official reasons have been put forward for the delay in President Buhahari sending a list of ministers for senate approval. His spokesman Garba Shehu claimed the delay was because the president had to “scrutinise” candidates to ensure they didn’t have a corrupt past. The All Progressive Congress (APC) national publicity secretary Lai Mohammed has put the delay down difficulties …

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Is Lai telling lies?

Lai Mohammed, the All Progressive Congress (APC) national publicity secretary told the press today that there were two reasons why there’s been a delay in the new Buhari regime appointing ministers. Firstly, he claimed that this is the “first real transition” Nigeria has had from a ruling party to a different party. Secondly, the new regime has been handicapped by …

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Imo State legislators secretly plot to impeach Okorocha

A member of the Imo State House of Assembly has revealed to us that members across the aisle are plotting to impeach governor Rochas Okorocha. The governor’s antics have riled both legislators from his own party the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP). The charges against the governor from the legislators include that he has …

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