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The Lagos floating 4.1.9 white elephant hotel

I was in the Docklands in east London yesterday and was a bit taken aback when I saw the massive and luxurious Sunborn Yacht Hotel moored by the River Thames. I was like: “Is this the same boat that was taken to Lagos in November 2008 to help turn the city into a tourist Mecca and a Dubai of West …

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Diezani Madueke is very afraid

A very senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) source has confirmed that Diezani Madueke, the former petroleum minister, is very much afraid of being tried for corruption and jailed by the Buhari administration. Madueke has been staying in London since last month. Some sources, possibly close to the former minister, have claimed that she is ill and receiving treatment. Not so, …

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The PDP “community” is growing in St Kitts

Saint Kitts and Nevis, the two Caribbean islands that form the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis have an “economic citizenship program” that makes their passports available for anyone with $350,000 to spare. Several Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) major players have snapped up this opportunity, in preparation for fleeing Nigeria if President Buhahari decides to prosecute them for looting the …

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Oby Ezekwesili, just talking loud and saying nothing

The legendary and self-styled “godfather of soul” James Brown sang: “You’re like a dull knife Just ain’t cutting You’re just talking loud And saying nothing” I always remember that song when I listen to Oby Ezekwesili, the former minister for solid minerals, minister for education, one-time World Bank executive, and currently loudmouthed self-appointed spokesperson for the Bring Back Our Girls …

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Amaechi’s golden goodbyes

The new governor of Rivers State Eze Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has promised to probe the previous All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of Rotimi Amaechi and recover funds he claims were diverted to private pockets. Wike has already start recovering vehicles from Amaechi loyalists that the governor claims belong to the state. Amaechi fell out with his …

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God and Naija politricks

“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Paul asked that question in Romans 8:31. Every Naija politrickster, Christian or Muslim, has tried in one form or another to drag God’s name into politricks. Yesterday President Buhahari said in Daura that “it is not by power, it is not by wealth but by the Grace of God that …

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