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Nasir el-Rufai is running Nigeria

The new governor of Kaduna State Nasir el-Rufai is at the head of the “kitchen cabinet” of President Buhahari. You wonder where he finds the time to do the job he was (s)elected to do in his state. A source has revealed that El-Rufai tells the president what moves to make and Buhahari accepts his recommendations without question. When Attahiru …

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The inside scoop on the problems at NIMASA

President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the Director-General (DG) of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Patrick Akpobolokemi on 16 July. Akpobolokemi was instructed in the letter from the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Transport to hand over to the most senior officer at the agency. The letter indicated that this was Calistus Obi, who was the executive director, …

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Buhari, Leahy Law and leaky mouth

You really have to wonder about the sort of people that advise and work for President Muhammadu Buhari. It has been quite clear in recent times that the president struggles to think on his feet. Any question and answer session or whenever he has to speak without notes has become like an accident waiting to happen. But no one ever …

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Diezani Madueke used to disrespect Goodluck Jonathan

We have been informed that Diezani Madueke the former minister for petroleum in the Goodluck Jonathan administration used to openly disrespect her boss. While she was in post, Madueke, who has become embattled by a flurry of corruption allegations, frequently ignored Jonathan’s requests to attend meetings and openly treated him with contempt or “treated him anyhow”, according to the source. …

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President Buhari openly advocates unconstitutional acts

President Muhammadu Buhari said during a question and answer session in Washington that constituencies that gave him 97% of their vote can’t be expected to be treated the same as those that only gave him 5%. He claimed this “in all honesty”, and that it was “political reality”. He also thought this was “fair” as such constituencies fought to get …

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo contradicts his boss

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said yesterday at a meeting with the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) that there will be no “sacred cows” in the Buhari administration’s fight against corruption. “Good economies are run by men, not spirits. Men and women like you and I, flesh and blood. There is no reason why our country cannot be well …

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The Jonathan administration’s corruption must be investigated

The Muhammadu Buhari regime has stated that it will “probe” the administration of Goodluck Jonathan. The investigation, prosecution, recovery of stolen funds and possible jailing of any corrupt officials are actions that all right-thinking Nigerians can agree on as positive developments. Corruption in Nigeria has grown legs as a result of impunity. Many corrupt officials believe they would get away …

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