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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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Nigeria Immigration Service apologises for the criminal acts of its officers

6 May 2019 The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has, via its official Twitter account, issued an apology for the behaviour of immigration officers against a Nigerian traveller at Lagos Airport in October 2017. The apology came after a Naijiant.com report of the incident was posted to the NIS Twitter account. The NIS wrote in response: Apologies please. We take exception …

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Chris Ngige, a little man with stupidity of gigantic proportions

24 April 2019 The minister for labour, Chris Ngige, who is also a doctor, said on national television last night that it was not a problem that Nigeria was losing many doctors, who migrate in search of greener pastures, every year. He said: “No, I am not worried. We have surplus.  If you have surplus, you export. It happened some …

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Wole Soyinka on BBC Hardtalk: Buhari has failed on Fulani herdsmen

23 April 2019 Nobel Literature Laureate Wole Soyinka appeared on the BBC’s Hardtalk programme yesterday being quizzed by Zeinab Badawi.  Soyinka slammed Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari for his “slow response” in dealing with the terror caused by Fulani herdsmen across many parts of Nigeria. The author of the classic “The Man Died”, with its killer quote: “The man dies in all …

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Another Buhari blooper: “I visited all 36 states in Abuja”

15 April 2019 A video of President Muhammadu Buhari has emerged on social media with him speaking to a group of Nigerians during a visit to Dubai last week. The president appears in his comments to have granted full independent status to the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja by claiming that, during the (s)election campaign in March, he “visited all …

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