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No power for power show

There were several power cuts yesterday during a Senate committee session looking into corruption in the supply of electricity in Nigeria. The committee was meant to investigate what happened to the billions of dollars invested in power supply by the Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan administrations. Obasanjo was alleged to have spent about $16bn on power projects …

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Why Akpabio avoided his “international standard” hospital in Uyo

Godswill Akpabio, the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, has kicked up a storm on social media after going to London for treatment following his involvement in a car crash last week. His action was found shocking by most commentators because he had commissioned a hospital in the state capital Uyo in May. The hospital allegedly cost $150.6m, with another …

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The vultures and the locusts are hovering

President Muhammadu Buhari said during a visit to the US in July: “We are, therefore, proud destination of choice for United States investments in Africa. I will work assiduously to welcome new investors into our country. I would like to remind you all that we are continuing in major privatisation programme with sectors ranging from telecommunication energy, gas, solid minerals, …

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Sunday Oliseh’s baptism of fire in Dar-es-Salaam

Nigeria played out a 0-0 draw in the first match under new coach Sunday Oliseh in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania at Dar-es-Salaam. Oliseh, appointed in July, has only had the full squad together for a few days and didn’t have a chance to try things out in friendlies before yesterday’s match. And this showed in the …

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Akpabio recuperating in a London hospital

Senator Godswill Akpabio tweeted a picture of himself recovering from his injuries from a car crash in Abuja in a London hospital. His dash to London for treatment has fuelled fevered commentary on social media, especially after he commissioned a multi-million dollar hospital in Uyo when he was governor of Akwa Ibom State. Follow @naijiant

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Okorocha has no regard for Buhari

A source in Owerri has informed us that governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State shows little regard in private for President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari, as leader of Okorocha’s All Progressives Congress (APC), campaigned on an anti-corruption platform. But the word out of Owerri is that Okorocha is looting the state’s treasury with impunity and knows that Buhari would not even …

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Godswill Akpabio, a common thief

The former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, labelled his eight-year rule as an “Uncommon Transformation”. He has been in the news lately for flying abroad for treatment to injuries he sustained in a car crash in Abuja, despite spending $150.6m on an “international standard” hospital in Uyo, the state capital. Akpabio, now a senator and Minority Leader in …

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