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All “change” at the Department of State Security (DSS)

The new Director-General (DG) at the DSS Lawal Daura has ordered all the top spooks in the organisation to move to Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria and the hotbed of the Boko Haram insurgency. A source at the DSS has revealed that the “ogas” are up in arms about being forced to leave the comfort of Abuja for the insecurity of …

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Abati’s non-denial denial

Reuben Abati, the former spokesman for ex-president Goodluck Jonathan seems to have remained loyal, in terms of spinning for his former boss. Abati claimed in a radio interview that, contrary to widely held beliefs, Jonathan was not drunk out of his head most times when he was president. Jonathan was rumoured to host all-night boozing sessions in the presidential villa …

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Living in an Edo State glasshouse and throwing stones

Edo State governor Adams Oshiomhole said in an interview with the Vanguard newspaper: “If Nigerians know what these people did, they will stone them to death, jungle justice. 700 million dollars gone on second Niger Bridge without any bridge to show.” “These people” are former president Goodluck Jonathan and company. Oshiomhole is probably right that the money vanished, turning the …

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New ministers: Amaechi out, Fashola in

President Muhammadu Buhari has decided against nominating the controversial former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, as a minister, a source has revealed. The source said that Buhari has decided that Amaechi, despite allegedly bankrolling the Buhari presidential campaign, has too much baggage and represents a huge reputational risk for the new administration. Buhari has also decided to go against …

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Nigerian police finally get treatment for madness

The Inspector-General of Police Solomon Arase has issued a statement allowing hospitals to treat gunshot victims without “clearance” from the police. For many years, anyone with gunshot wounds had to provide police clearance at hospital before receiving treatment. This barmy idea was seen as a means for arresting armed robbery suspects. So in order to arrest suspects, every victim had …

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Dem all crazy

In the 75 days since they were inaugurated in June this year, the Nigerian National Assembly (Senate and House of Representatives) cost the country 13bn naira ($65.4m) in salary and allowances. They were in session for 15 of the 75 days and were in recess for 60 days. And they passed no bills in that period. In short, they are …

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Adams Oshiomhole seen exploiting child labour

Adams Oshiomhole, the governor of Edo State, who belongs to the All Progressives Congress (APC) likes to front as a “progressive”, and has been involved in a photo op to demonstrate his “man of the people” credentials. He is seen, surrounded by flunkeys, as he buys plantain chips from a child hawker. The child is clearly of school age and …

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