Monday , 19 August 2019
Home > Articles (page 10)

Articles

Peter Obi: “Education in Anambra state is not meant for the poor”

18 October 2018 The choice of Peter Obi as Atiku Abubakar’s running mate in next year’s presidential (s)election continues to kick up a storm among Nigerians on social media, even more so among Igbos – Obi’s ethnic group. My less than scientific survey of commentary among Igbos on Obi would suggest that the majority generally see the prospect of an …

Read More »

Common sense is not common with Ben Murray-Bruce

15 October 2018 Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, who represents Bayelsa East for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and widely derided as the “Senator for Twitter” because of his prodigious tweeting, likes to style himself as the “Common sense senator”. Lately, he has been acting as a campaign chief for Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, who picked former Anambra State governor …

Read More »

The Archbishop of Canterbury needs to come clean about his relationship with Buhari

14 October 2018 Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, had dinner with President Muhammdu Buhari last night at the presidential villa in Abuja. President @MBuhari hosts his friend, @JustinWelby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and the most senior bishop in the Church of England, to a dinner tonight at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. pic.twitter.com/s5DJ6sSdLJ — Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) October 13, …

Read More »

Atiku is just Buhari Version 1.1

12 October 2018 Sometimes you get a system upgrade on your phone or laptop and you wonder what good it was, where is the improvement, what was the fuss about, and so on. The emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last weekend and the candidate with the best chance of replacing President …

Read More »

British MP Kate Osamor says the Nigerian govt is not protecting minorities

10 October 2018 Kate Osamor, the Labour MP for Edmonton and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, condemned the Nigerian government led by President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to take decisive action to protect minorities. Osamor, who was born to Nigerian parents, was speaking today in the House of Commons during a debate on “freedom of religion or beliefs”.  …

Read More »

Imo State governor Okorocha accused of attempted kidnap

30 September 2018 Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has been accused of attempting, in cahoots with the state’s police commissioner, to kidnap Senator Hope Uzodinma yesterday as the state prepared for its All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries to select their candidate for governor in next year’s (s)election. Okorocha plans to install his son-in-law and current chief of staff, Uche …

Read More »

Fire guts Port Harcourt fruit market, no response from Fire Brigade

28 September 2018 A fire that started late on Thursday night destroyed a fruit market in Kaduna Street, Port Harcourt, Rivers State reportedly causing damage worth 50m naira ($137,111). Irate witnesses who spoke to Lagos-based TVC News said that the Fire Brigade took too long to respond to the incident.  One said that “these people” will come looking for votes …

Read More »

Moghalu mauls “incompetent” Buhari admin on Bloomberg

Kingsley Moghalu, the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), was on Bloomberg News this morning where he proclaimed that the Nigerian economy would get worse if President Muhammadu Buhari was reelected next year.  Moghalu attributed this to “a fundamental level of incompetence in the Buhari administration”. The former deputy governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank said that with Buhari’s …

Read More »

Buhari will lose re-election bid – Economist Intelligence Unit

19 September 2018 The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has predicted that President Muhammadu Buhari will lose his bid to be re-elected in February next year.  This is in line with our views at Naijiant.com about Buhari’s unmitigated failure as a president. The EIU is the research and analysis division of the Economist magazine and provides country, risk and industry analysis, …

Read More »

Anyone acting surprised at Buhari’s ethnocentric appointments needs their heads checked

15 September 2018 The announcement of Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director-General of Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Service (DSS), on Thursday kicked off a storm of commentary in the mainstream and social media about yet another “northerner” heading a security agency. In appointing Bichi, Buhari overlooked Matthew Seiyefa, who comes from Bayelsa State and was acting director-general following …

Read More »