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Okorocha first trip to the White House

Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo State was part of the President Muhammadu Buhari delegation to Washington in July. Okorocha ensured his pictures were taken with President Barack Obama and billboards of Okorocha with Obama were placed in several locations in the state capital Owerri. A source has informed us that Okorocha has form in this sort of thing. He …

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Buhahari toes the Goodluck line

Former president Goodluck Jonathan claimed he had no shoes as a poor kid growing up in his village Otuoke. That earned him the tag “Shoeless Joe” and he was known to sometimes go without shoes in meetings at the Presidential Villa. Buhari was on his toes in a recent Aso Rock meeting. Buhari looks flat-footed, which could explain why he …

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Why it is difficult to take Buhari seriously

President Muhammadu Buhari stood before the UN General Assembly yesterday and declared: “Let me reaffirm Nigerian government’s unwavering commitment to fight corruption and illicit financial flows. By any consideration, corruption and cross border financial crimes are impediments to development, economic growth, and the realization of the wellbeing of citizens across the globe.” He added for good measure: “I call upon …

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Will Ike Ekweremadu get the Bukola Saraki treatment?

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu must be watching with some trepidation the drama engulfing Senate President Bukola Saraki over the latter’s alleged false declaration of assets. Saraki is in danger of being forced out of office if the Code of Conduct Tribunal finds him guilty of making a false asset declaration. Public officers in Nigeria are required to “submit to …

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Buhari, two Sarakis and the missing 2.8bn naira

2.8bn naira went missing from the Midland Bank, London account of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) in 1977. The minister for petroleum then under the military dictatorship of Olusegun Obasanjo was one Muhammadu Buhari. The value of 2.8bn naira then was more than its equivalent in dollars. When civilian rule returned to Nigeria in 1979, the Senate set up …

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No ministerial list until Saraki is removed

A source has revealed to us President Muhammadu Buhari plans to delay sending his list of ministerial nominees to the Senate until the crisis engulfing the Senate President Bukola Saraki is resolved. The source claims that Buhari is confident that Saraki will be found guilty of making a false asset declaration by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) and kicked …

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EFCC to charge Rotimi Amaechi soon

The former governor of Rivers State Rotimi Amaechi is expected to be charged with looting the resources of his state by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the next few weeks. Amaechi is currently in New York with President Muhammadu Buhari and was expecting to be handed a ministerial position as a reward for providing most of the …

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Retired Admiral Allison Madueke warned Buhari

The husband of the former petroleum minister Diezani Madueke, according to a source, had a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari about how his wife was being treated by the new administration. Mrs Madueke has, since Buhari came into office, become the poster girl for the corruption of the previous administration of Goodluck Jonathan. And the media has been fed with …

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