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Fuel scarcity in Abuja

The dreaded long queues at petrol stations have been a feature in Abuja for the last three weeks. The queues are at the stations that even bother to open to the public. No one is quite sure what the excuse is this time. But Nigeria continues to import the bulk of the refined petrol it needs for the millions of …

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More Rigger Rochas tricks revealed

Yesterday we reported information from our source in Owerri that governor Rochas Okorocha was trying to get enough votes in some local government areas (LGAs) cancelled so he could be declared the “winner” of the (s)election in Imo State. That report was confirmed this morning when INEC declared the (s)election in Imo as “inconclusive” because the margin of Okorocha’s “win” …

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Naija political football

Many Nigerians are carrying on like the APC or the PDP are football clubs and they are “fans” of those “clubs”. One declared on social media that it was “APC for life”, like Chelsea fans say “Blues for life” or Arsenal fans claim they are “Gunners for life”. How can you be “APC for life”? The party has not even …

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Looks like Imo people have run Rochas out of office

Reports reaching us from the INEC headquarters in Owerri indicate that incumbent governor Rochas Okorocha of the APC has lost the (s)election to Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP. Our man “on ground” said that the vote tally from all local government areas in the state shows that Ihedioha has won. Okorocha is said to be desperately running around, meeting INEC …

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Tinubu signed a prenuptial agreement with his Bu

Before Bobo Chicago Bola Tinubu agreed to hand over the APC presidential ticket to Buhahari, the Lagos mobster got Buhahari to sign an agreement that nine ministries in a Buhahari cabinet would be headed by Tinubu’s nominees. The ministries include petroleum (which our source claimed that Tinubu wants for himself), finance, works, aviation, etc. Tinubu has targeted those positions because …

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“Voting” already going on in Government House Owerri!

Our source “on ground” in Owerri claims that this night, as we speak, governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has bussed in students of Imo State University (IMSU) to Government House Owerri and they are putting their thumbprints on blank ballot papers for the governorship (s)election scheduled for tomorrow. He said Okorocha’s PDP opponent Emeka Ihedioha is aware that this …

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“Stomach infrastructure” in the UK!

A parliamentary candidate for UKIP in the UK, Kim Rose, is being investigated by the police for giving away sausage rolls at a campaign event. He has been told to report to the police over allegations of “treating”. Electoral Commission rules in the UK state that food and entertainment can’t be provided by candidates to “corruptly influence” votes. In Nigeria, …

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The Uba and Ngige soap opera Part 2

Nnamdi “Andy” Uba, the one-time Special Assistant for “Special Duties” to President Olusegun Obasanjo and now the PDP senator representing Anambra South, is plotting to defect to the APC to position himself to become senate president. As the president-elect Buhahari is a northerner and his vice Yemi Osinbajo is from the southwest, it was widely expected that the senate president …

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Bobo Chicago Tinubu scheming for petroleum job

Bobo Chicago Bola Tinubu, who has been credited with gifting Buhahari the presidency, has asked to be rewarded with the ministry for petroleum in the incoming administration. Apart from his experience of milking and bilking Lagos State, Tinubu has some relevant oil experience as a former accountant at Mobil Oil. However, the oil ministry is the most lucrative portfolio in …

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A traditional waste of space and money

I think the time for traditional rulers is over, done, someone should put a fork in it. They serve no useful purpose in any society striving to be democratic and meritocratic. Their uselessness was brought home in this (s)election season. I tried to avoid commenting on the hoopla caused by the inflammatory rant by Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, …

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