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Goodluck running out of excuses

President Goodluck Jonathan spoke to the BBC this morning. He repeated the claim that little was done to counter the Boko Haram insurgency because they were “underrated”.    This is a very stupid thing to say.  How can you continue to underrate people as their atrocities continued to escalate over five years  from bombing a UN building to seizing over 200 …

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Kwankwaso’s so so support for Buhahari

Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State was rumoured to have claimed that his party the APC was “a Yoruba party, solely owned by Tinubu and financed by Governor Amaechi”. He is yet to deny the claim. However, our man “on ground” claims that Kwankwaso is still upset that Buhahari beat him to the party’s presidential ticket and has been sulking …

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This is what a real “progressive” looks like

Balarabe Musa is a national treasure. The former governor of Kaduna State nailed it in a recent interview. “PDP government has not achieved what is expected of it. Of course, it is wrong to say that it has not achieved anything. It has achieved something but very marginal compared with the resources made available to it. It has achieved less …

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Stomach infrastructure-cracy

(S)Election time is the only time ordinary Nigerians get to feel the presence of their governments and “enjoy democrazy dividends”. Lagos State governor Babatunde Fashola and the candidate to replace him (anointed by Bobo Chicago Bola Tinubu) Akinwunmi Ambode have been tossing noodles, biscuits and sweets at crowds – crumbs from stolen loot. Yet these people call themselves “progressives” as …

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Mercenaries in our midst

Reuters News Agency reported last week that the Nigerian government has drafted in mercenaries from South Africa and the former Soviet Union in the war against Boko Haram. The mercenaries are allegedly on $400 a day and are said to number in their hundreds. The government has denied it, claiming they are just “trainers” and “advisers” to help with new …

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The Nigerian healthscare system

It has been reported in the Naija media that former dictator Ibrahim Babangida has gone abroad for a “routine medical check up”. His wife Maryam died in a foreign hospital. A few weeks ago, Buhahari allegedly came to the UK for medical treatment, staying for about two weeks and used a Chatham House speech to cover up the real reasons …

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The woman is not for turning

The race for president is heating up all over social media.  It has become very polarised with typical Naija insults, name-calling and so on. So I rang my mother-in-law to “test the pulse of the nation” on Saturday. She couldn’t care less who won the (s)elections. She said the PDP had been there for 16 years and there was nothing …

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Time to drag the Nigerian Police Force into the 21st Century

In the light of the armed robbery in Lekki, Lagos a few days ago in broad daylight and the disgraceful scene in the video below with two cops fighting, it is time to revive this article from May 2011. Time to drag the Nigerian Police Force into the 21st Century by CIC Old Boy Robert Mark, the Commissioner of London’s Metropolitan …

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