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Peter Obi never practiced what he is now preaching

30 August 2018 Former governor of Anambra State Peter Obi was up to his old tricks of pretending to be an expert in governance during an Arise TV interview two days ago. He said the Nigerian economy was on life support.  Poverty was on the increase.  People were leaving education with no work in their productive years. Watch the interview …

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Why every Nigerian must read the Constitution

29 August 2018 Several incidents in recent times have brought talk about the Nigerian constitution to the fore.  There has been a lot noise about impeaching the Senate President Bukola Saraki.  This has generated debate on what the framers of the Constitution mean by two-thirds of senators being required to impeach the Senate President. On Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari suggested …

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Buhari walking with his foot in the mouth

26 August 2018 President Muhammadu Buhari (or his handlers) in responding to the hoopla around his 800 metre walk in Daura a few days ago, tweeted: Much has been said about my walk in Daura,a few days ago. I didn’t do it to prove my fitness to anybody. The people of my constituency came out in large numbers to see …

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Okorocha’s treacherous Owerri roads

25 August 2018 Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha’s treachery in impoverishing his state through brazen looting has already been chronicled on numerous occasions by Naijiant.com.  But negotiating the roads of Owerri once the city experiences a spot of rain has become as treacherous as Okorocha’s misrule, where drivers are constantly taking their lives in their hands on flooded streets without …

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Chatham House expert Rob Yates on how to force Nigerian politicians to act on healthcare

21 August 2018 Rob Yates, an internationally recognised expert on universal health coverage (UHC) and progressive health financing and Chatham House project director of the UHC Policy Forum, yesterday spoke to Nigeria Health Watch, an NGO that aims at “putting health and healthcare at the forefront of the public agenda in Nigeria”. Yates answered five questions on UHC. Watch the interview …

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Saraki and the APC’s sword of impeachment

15 August 2018 Ever since Senate President Bukola Saraki defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – from where he had joined the APC in 2014 – new APC Chairman Adams Oshiomhole has fired off threats about impeaching the former Kwara State governor almost everyday. Oshiomhole, whom Saraki accused of behaving like a …

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Violent protests in Ore, Ondo State over non-existent power supply

1 August 2018 Thousands of residents of Ore in Ondo State staged what was reportedly a violent protest from 10am today about what a witness at the scene described as “the non-connection of electricity for six years to their community”.  Protesters held a rally in the town barricading roads demanding from the power companies: “Bring back our light”. Bring back …

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Ekiti State deserves better

27 July 2018 Opeyemi Bamidele, a former federal legislator, was shot in 1 June this year reportedly by a trigger-happy policeman during a rally in support of Kayode Fayemi’s eventually successful bid to become governor of Ekiti State. After surgery to remove two bullets from his stomach and leg at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, he was taken for …

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Imo 2019: Candidates line up to blast Rochas Okorocha in London

22 July 2018 As the race for the governorship of Imo State in 2019 heats up, over 42 candidates have their eyes on the top prize of replacing two-term incumbent Rochas Okorocha, who has anointed his son-in-law Uche Nwosu as his successor.  Two of the others in the race have other ideas and were at the Imo Community Europe Conference …

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Nigeria Air scam: Public funds about to take off

21 July 2018 Nigeria’s aviation minister Hadi Sirika launched new national carrier Nigeria Air’s logo and name at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK earlier this week to much fanfare. He claimed that the government was putting up $300m for a 5% stake in the company, with private investors, yet to be identified, providing the rest of the money. It …

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