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One small step for Ikpeazu, a huge leap for Naija

The new governor of Abia State Okezie Ikpeazu has instructed that the title “His Excellency” be removed from all communication with him in an official and unofficial capacity. This may seem a small, sensible and humble thing to do, but considering the importance Naijas attach to titles, positions and the sycophancy that comes with it, it could be a significant …

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Buhahahari back door military rule

President Buhahahari has relegated Bobo Chicago Bola Tinubu, the former Lagos State governor, mobster and APC kingmaker, to the background. Tinubu handpicked the vice president Yemi Osinbajo, and Buhahari, according to our source, hardly informs his Number Two about his movements. Most of the liaison between the two is now done through the president’s PA. The source claims that Buhahahari’s …

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Buhahari off to Germany for G7 or medical reasons?

President Buhahari is expected in Germany this weekend. His spokesman Shehu Garba claimed: “The President has accepted the invitation to attend the G7 summit. He’s expected to depart Nigeria on Sunday for the summit. It’s going to be a two-day trip.” The G7 summit will be held in Schloss Elmau, Krün, Bavaria, Germany on June 7–8. But two sources in …

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The lie-ability in the Buhahari declaration of assets

Nigeria’s new president and vice president declared their assets a few days ago. The opposition PDP attacked this “secret” declaration and this was echoed by many other commentators. As typical with many Nigerians, a lot of hot air was wasted on whether the assets declaration should be made public or not. The Nigerian Constitution in the Fifth Schedule, Part 1 …

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Aisha Buhari’s Hammer-time watch

The president’s wife wore a Cartier Baignoire Folle watch during her husband’s inauguration. The watch is said to retail at £34,500. With the elevation of her husband to the highest office in the land, Aisha is about to “hammer”. And if any average Nigerian walked into a watch shop and approached a £34,500 watch, the shop assistant is likely to …

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