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Letter-writer Obasanjo didn’t like the same treatment from Chinua Achebe

16 July 2019 Hypocritical former president Olusegun Obasanjo wrote yesterday to President Muhammadu Buhari complaining about all manner of ills plaguing Nigeria from insecurity to unemployment to incompetence. He wrote a similar letter in January last year. Obasanjo would like Nigerians to ignore the role he played in Buhari winning the (s)election in 2015. That role included presenting Buhari as …

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Pastor Sarah Omakwu slams Buhari’s inaction on insecurity in Nigeria

24 June 2019 Pastor Sarah Omakwu of the Family Worship Centre in Abuja delivered a sermon at her church two weeks ago about insecurity in Nigeria that has since gone viral over social media. In the sermon at the megachurch that lasted close to 20 minutes, Omakwu spoke about Nigeria not being an Islamic country, suggesting President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t …

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UK human rights lawyer Samson Akinola accuses Nigeria High Commission officials in London of corruption

20 June 2019 Samson Akinola, activist, human rights lawyer and founder of advocacy group Agents of Change (AOC), seems to be following in the footsteps of the late and legendary Nigerian lawyer and activist, Gani Fawehinmi aka “Senior Advocate for the Masses”. Akinola rose to prominence after a video he made flaying the incompetence of officials at the Nigeria High …

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Abiola was a drug dealer, so was Tinubu, June 12 as Democracy Day is “preposterous” – Gary Busch

13 June 2019 Gary K Busch, a professor of political science, consultant to several governments, Africa expert and journalist, has some explosive things to say about the decision by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to declare June 12 as “Democracy Day” in Nigeria in commemoration of the aborted election as president of businessman Moshood Abiola in 1993. Gary K …

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Nigeria and state police: Barking up the wrong tree

5 June 2019 A presidential panel on the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force has recommended the establishment of state and local government police to confront the growing insecurity crises in the country. But would decentralisation solve the chronic problems of the police force that Nigerians have become ever so familiar with? For starters, …

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Nigeria’s membership of the OIC is unconstitutional

3 June 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja yesterday after attending the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Saudi Arabia. The trip generated some controversy especially from the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and some Nigerians on social media. A statement issued by CAN yesterday said of the OIC: “This is an organisation, which states it is ‘the collective …

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Abike Dabiri-Erewa’s attempt to jump on Anthony Joshua’s bandwagon faces blows from Nigerians on Twitter

1 June 2019 Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the publicity-hungry Chair of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, tweeted this morning: As world heavyweight champion,Anthony Joshua ,defends his status as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world against Andy Ruiz Jr, today in NY, please let’s support him in every way we can pic.twitter.com/LExWBCRdhl— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) June 1, 2019 Joshua, the WBA, WBO and IBF …

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Buhari takes his hypocrisy to the “next level” in NTA “interview”

28 May 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari sat down last night to an “interview” on the government-owned NTA last night. But calling what followed an “interview” would mean rewriting the meaning of that word. It was a cringeworthy exercise in lickspittle obsequiousness from reporter Adamu Sambo, who seemed to be just grateful to have been granted an audience with “his excellency”, …

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