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Machine gun blast from the past

Many Nigerians are already complaining about the slow pace of the new Buhari administration. It looks like history is repeating itself, as this piece from Buhari’s first time as head of state from the New York Times in May 1984 shows. NIGERIAN MILITARY IS SEEN AS LOSING SUPPORT By CLIFFORD D. MAY Published: May 1, 1984 LAGOS, Nigeria, April 29— …

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Buhahahari unprepared for (s)election win

President Buhahahari is reported to have never expected to win the presidential (s)election. A source revealed to us that the then All Progressives Congress candidate did not believe he could win. This is seen as the explanation for the new regime’s failure to “hit the ground running” after the president was sworn in on 29 May. The president has been …

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It’s not looking good for Bobo Chicago Bola Tinubu

The election of Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as the senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives has the feeling of signalling the death rites for the career of Bobo Chicago Bola Tinubu as a major player on the national political scene. Tinubu was being widely acclaimed as a master tactician and kingmaker when the coalition of varying …

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We welcome plans to pay poor Nigerians 5,000 naira a month

The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that plans are in place to fulfil the ruling party’s campaign promise to pay 5000 naira monthly to the “poorest Nigerians”. This is a great idea. Nigeria should have a safety net for the unemployed. It is a no-brainer to argue otherwise. We can afford to do it. We already have a “welfare …

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Why knowing your Germany from your “West Germany” matters

President Buhahahari’s mumbling and fumbling last week about visiting “President Michel of West Germany” has kicked up a storm on social media. Several of the pro-Buhari comments have claimed that the comments were just “mistakes”. Some argued that George W Bush was known for such “mistakes”. Bush had a huge collection of what was termed “Bushisms”. Even Barack Obama has …

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What does “change” mean for Aregbesola?

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State was on Channels TV this afternoon, trying to explain why state employees have not been paid for eight months. The governor belongs to the All Progressives Congress (APC) who claimed during the last (s)election that they will bring “change” to the country. He blamed what he called “the falling allocation” from the federal government …

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Buhahari’s German hospital visit

President Buhahari was in Germany for the G7 Summit in Bavaria last week. A source informed us that he had booked an appointment for a visit to a German hospital, while in the country. The source, who works in the hospital – Dr. Horst Schmidt Kliniken (HSK) GmbH in Wiesbaden, said that the president visited the hospital before he departed …

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A crash course in foreign affairs for Buhahahari

President Buhahari embarrassed many Nigerians yesterday by referring to German Chancellor Angela Merkel as “President Michel of West Germany”. He is now due to travel for what he called an “OAU” summit in South Africa. So he is in desperate need to be brought up to speed urgently, as it is clear that our president is out of his depth …

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