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“Support Groups” – the route to democrazy dividends

Most ordinary Nigerians are marginalised and see little of the benefits of the alleged economic growth of the past few years.  Those in power and in the corridors of power have cornered the spoils of office for themselves, their cronies and families. As ordinary Nigerians are on the outside looking in, some continue to scheme how to get their hands …

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Goodluck waiting for the Chibok girls to return soon

What is wrong with Goodluck Jonathan? He waited three weeks after over 200 girls in Chibok were kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014 before making a public statement on the issue. 10 months later there is still no sign of the girls being rescued.  Now Goodluck has claimed that “the story of the girls will be better” in a …

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Gangsters in uniform

Assistant Inspector General of Police Joseph Mbu has claimed his men would kill 20 people for every police officer killed during the (s)elections in his patch. What happened to the old police motto of “to protect and serve”? Why not arrest the killer and charge him to court if a policeman is killed? The tragedy is that this sort of …

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Rochas feeling the heat

Thousands of Imo State women surrounded Government House Owerri yesterday in protest againt governor Rochas Okorocha’s misrule. The women were up in arms over retired teachers being owed pensions for eight months, among other things. It needed the intervention of soldiers to disperse the women. Follow @naijiant

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Bu-Harsh-ri, are you for real?

APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari  candidate said in an interview yesterday with CNN that it would be harsh to judge him against his record as a military ruler. The same Buhahari claimed in an interview on Al Jazeera that his record as head of state, governor, and head of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) is what makes him ready for the challenges of …

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Daura, we have a problem!

My dear people of Daura, Your most famous son Muhammadu Buhari, who seems to have convinced himself that he is fit to be president of Nigeria, is turning into an international embarrassment. Your town elders should watch his Al Jazeera interview. After watching this interview, I summon on the elders of Daura to recall their most famous son.  He should …

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Is this what the APC mean by “change”

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of the APC and Rivers State promised us “change”.  He is seen here trying to cover up the dollars “change” in his jacket pocket. He is known to like to carry around “loose change” for “runs girls”. He was in London last December and kept two presidential suites at the Park Lane Hilton and the Dorchester.  Cristal …

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Boko Haram + Goodluck = a marriage made in hell?

Conventional wisdom in Nigeria suggests that Boko Haram is sponsored by some elites in northern Nigeria to destabilise the government of Goodluck Jonathan. However, who stands to benefit the most from Boko Haram violence? The insecurity in most of the northeast of the country has been used as an excuse to reschedule the (s)elections from 14 February to 28 March.  …

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Jega refuses to go quietly

Attahiru Jega, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) boss, is resisting attempts by the presidency to remove him. As we reported over the weekend, plans have been hatched to remove Jega this week.  He is due to retire in June and the plot was to send him on leave on the 1st of March and replace him with Nazim Mimiko, …

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