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Buhari’s love for all things foreign

President Muhammadu Buhari has been to seven countries since taking over power in May. Some have questioned the amount of time he has spent abroad. But what has been troubling is some of the things he has said there. His handlers and the people close to him must by now be seriously concerned about the stuff that comes out of …

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Is Rotimi Amaechi considering a career in stand-up comedy?

Rotimi Amaechi, the former governor of Rivers State, told an audience in Abuja last night: “Let me tell you what is currently going on in Rivers State. The governor and PDP are afraid of me getting an appointment to the national executive council because that will determine what the politics of Rivers State will be. And they know that the …

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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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