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Fashola’s web of corruption

The former two-term governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola has been revealed to have spent 78m naira ($390,000) of state funds on an upgrade of his website. The revelation came from the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency and details of the contract awards in 2014 are available here. Much of Fashola’s corruption has been ignored by the Lagos-based media, many …

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The total problem with the Buhari “total probe”

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, in his capacity as the head of the National Economic Council (NEC) Ad-hoc Committee on the Management of Excess Crude Account Proceeds and Accruals into the Federation Account, stated yesterday that: “We have agreed in line with our mandate to appoint two reputable international audit firms to carry out a thorough forensic audit, not …

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Pot Osho calling Kettle Okonjo black

Edo State governor Adams Oshiomhole has had running battles with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former finance minister, about her management of the economy. In a recent interview while visiting the US with President Muhammadu Buhari, Oshiomhole claimed a lot of stealing was happening under the watch of former president Goodluck Jonathan and that the former finance minister has left a huge …

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Amaechi is undermining Buhari’s credibility

President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption pose is being gravely undermined by his closeness to Rotimi Amaechi, the former governor of Rivers State. While Buhari has claimed to be attempting to recover funds looted from public coffers, including asking for US help in the recovery, Amaechi, who has allegations of brazen looting as governor of Rivers State, went on a recent US …

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Pat Utomi and his “petty issues”

Pat Utomi, a professor of political economy, TV host and commentator on national issues in Nigeria, told a newspaper that President Muhammadu Buhari is free to appoint officers from just one village. He said: “Let’s get serious. Let’s get to move this country forward and away from all this small, petty issues. To me it is not an important issue …

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Goodluck plotting bad luck for Buhahari

Former president Goodluck Jonathan is said to be planning to “reply to” President Muhammadu Buhari’s claims that the Jonathan administration was corrupt and the intention to investigate the alleged looting of public funds by the previous administration. A source close to the former president claimed that he is very angry at being portrayed as the cause of all that is …

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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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