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The National Assembly is made up of looters – Alaba Ogunsanwo

A former Nigerian High Commissioner in Belgium and professor of political science Alaba Ogunsanwo declared that the National Assembly was filled with looters who have been “conspiring to loot to since 1999”. For them it was all about “sharing and looting”, according to Ogunsanwo. He was interviewed on a Lagos TV station after Senator Dino Melaye and Representative Rotimi Agunsoye …

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The British role in the Nigerian Civil War

Historian Mark Curtis breaks down the role of the Brits in the war. His book Web of Deceit is a classic. Nigeria’s war over Biafra, 1967-70 By Mark Curtis An edited extract from Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Right Abuses The formerly secret files on the Nigerian civil war in the late 1960s show very clear British complicity in the Nigerian …

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Fight corruption and corruption will fight you

President Muhammadu Buhari rode into power claiming he was going to fight corruption and “if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria”. Many Nigerians were swayed by this message, despite the fact that several members of Buhari’s own party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and his backers were covered with the stench of corruption. But Buhari’s posturing meant he …

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Imo State is “on fire”

Our source in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has revealed that the entire state is on “lockdown” as a strike of state government workers led by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) went into its third day. Bank staff were said to have also joined in the strike. Rather than stay in Owerri and try to resolve the issue, governor Rochas …

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Diaris “change” in the military ooh!

There is a change in the physique of the service chiefs appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in stark contrast to those they replaced. The Chief of Army Staff Major-General Tukir Buratai set the pace and showed he meant business by doing push-ups with troops recently. The new top brass look leaner and meaner. It remains to be seen whether the …

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Another show of shame in the National Assembly

The National Assembly resumed sitting this week after shutting down for recess last month. The House of Representatives was shamed before the recess by the brawling between different factions over leadership positions. This time, it was one member that raised a finger in the show of shame. As Rep Asabe Bashir (All Progressives Congress Damboa/Gwoza/Chibok Federal Constituency, Borno State) was …

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Governor Ayo Fayose: I used to be a danfo driver

Ayo Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State rode in an okada (motorbike taxi) as a governor. Now he has has revealed that he was a danfo (minibus) driver and used his earnings to pay his way through Ibadan Polytechnic. Say what you will about Fayose, but you can’t knock his “man of the people” credentials. But his background will amount …

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Are Buhari and Boroh like minds?

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a retired Brigadier-General, Paul Boroh, as coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) in the Niger Delta. Boroh spoke to newsmen today and described the programme as “mind bugging” and also said it was of “consign”. Many Nigerians have indeed been bugging about the president’s closeness to retired military officers (the president is a retired …

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Will Buhari investigate Fashola’s corruption?

It has been claimed that an agreement was reached during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the United States that Nigeria will receive help from the US in training investigators and prosecutors “in order to place Nigeria in a good position to uncover proceeds of corruption and for improved prosecution of cases of crime.” This video uncovers details about the corruption …

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