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Nasir el-Rufai: the Chosen One

The governor of Kaduna State Nasir el-Rufai has been chosen by President Muhammadu Buhari to replace him as the All Progressives Congress candidate in the presidential (s)election in 2019. Buhahari has indicated that, at 72, he will only rule for one term. El-Rufai has emerged as the power behind throne and is seen as the unofficial vice president or prime …

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Who dash monkey banana?

An All Progressives Congress (APC) spokesman in Ondo State has claimed that the departed but not missed administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan ran Nigeria like a banana republic. I don’t think this is accurate. Many Nigerians would have been better off if the country was run like banana republics. The term “banana republic” originated from American writer William Sydney …

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Our lives are more important than yours

20 people were killed last night in Zakupwang, Fan village in Foron district of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State by suspected Fulani herdsmen. But President Muhammadu Buhari was too busy away in France to utter a word or two of regret, let alone promise to do something about the killings. He found time though, to send birthday greetings …

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Osinbajo, do you practise what you preach?

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has asked Nigerian leaders to aim for winning the hearts of Nigerians with their good names and not vast personal estates. He said yesterday at the opening of Northern Reawakening Forum (NRF) Summit at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja: “Our history reminds us of the visionary leaders in Nigeria, who fired our imagination through their vision, diligence …

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Why Rochas Okorocha is leading a delegation to Turkey

Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo State, departed for Turkey on Wednesday with a 100-man delegation despite being unable to pay state employees and pensioners for three to nine months. Okorocha’s spokesman in a statement said of the trip to Turkey: ‘The industrialists who constitute the bulk of the contingent are men and women whose vocations have been in various …

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Michael Emenalo explains Chelsea’s loan policy

Michael Emenalo, the Chelsea Technical Director and former Enugu Rangers and Nigeria left-back has spoken out after Chelsea’s controversial “stockpiling” of players has been the subject of criticism. The club has more than 30 players out on loan, including Nigerian winger Victor Moses – farmed out to West ham for this season. There have been suggestions that Chelsea sometimes sign …

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