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Politricking with Buhari’s health

The APC put out the story that presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari was due in London to give a speech at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. As soon as this news broke, rumours started circulating that Buhari was ill and was being flown abroad for treatment. One source sent us a message with a photograph via Whatsapp of …

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Gangsta politricks in Igboland

When Muhammadu Buhahari’s APC campaign rolled into Aba, the headquarters of Ngwaland in Abia State in January this year, the traditional ruler gave him the chieftaincy title “Ogbuagu of Aba” (Tiger-killer). The man that planned this was Eze Bernard Enweremadu, the Ezeukwu of Ngwaukwu. After Buhahari left town, governor Theodore Orji of Abia State (PDP), known as “Ochendo” by his …

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APC = “small change” for Tinubu

APC baron Bola Tinubu, for it is he, whose fraud was described by then Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) boss Nuhu Ribadu as being of “international dimension”, is alleged to demand 25% of the government contracts in the APC-controlled states in southwestern Nigeria. This demand led to Tinubu falling out with Kayode Fayemi, when the latter was governor of …

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Buhari abroad for treatment?

The story put out in the Naija media was that Buhahari was going to London for a Chatham House speech.  He was photographed last night at a US border post on a medical trip, according to our source. This is being hidden from the Nigerian public.  Our source claims that Buhahari will be out of circulation for some time.   …

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Travelling While Black (TWB) on the Paris Metro

The news and video of a bunch of Chelsea hooligans shoving a black guy off a train in Paris has gone viral. Why? This is “news” in the “dog bites man” category for anyone who has ever had the misfortune of travelling on public transport on match day in England. I lived for over 20 years in London’s East End …

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Nigeria’s democracy deficit

Let’s get one thing out of the way.  Nigeria is not a “democracy”.  Let’s stop deceiving ourselves. Ever since the end of military rule in 1999, the notion that Nigeria is a “democracy” has benefitted from endless repetition.  We keep hearing stuff like “our nascent democracy”, “democracy dividends”, “we are the biggest democracy in Africa” and so on. We are …

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