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Demonstration of craze at Edo State House of Assembly

It was another show of shame for Edo State yesterday as the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Justine Oko­noboh, the Deputy Speaker, Elizabeth Arivie, and the Majority Leader, Folly Ogedengbe, were forcibly removed by lawbreakers masquerading as lawmakers. The trading of punches was caught on camera and the new Speaker Kabir Adjoto wasn’t even embarrassed by his part in the punch-up. …

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Rivers of Blood Governor Wicked Wike in video nasty

A video has emerged online of Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike brandishing a machete and threatening to “use it and cut all of them” – in reference to his opponents in the All Progressives Congress (APC). Watch the show of shame: With someone in high office demonstrating such a penchant for brazen thuggery, it is not surprising that (s)elections in …

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Buhari and the delegation of the dastardly

Absentee president Muhammadu Buhari, who disappeared from sight on May 7, showed up on Sunday in London, after 77 days to meet a delegation of governors, a minister (and former governor), and the chairman of his party. It is not quite clear what the criteria was for selecting this devious delegation, but criminality must have featured highly on the list. …

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Fashola running out of excuses for failure

Babatunde Fashola, the former governor of Lagos State and current minister for power, works and housing was a guest last night on Channels TV’s Hard Copy and it was clear he was not only running out of excuses for his inability to deliver improved electricity supply, but also running out of patience at the impertinence of host Maupe Ogun for …

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Zik and Ojukwu wouldn’t support Biafra today – Chudi Offodile

A former member of the House of Representatives and author of “Politics of Biafra and the future of Nigeria”, Chudi Offodile, said that former President Nnamdi Azikiwe and Emeka Ojukwu, the leader of the breakaway Biafran Republic of 1967-1970, were unlikely to be “on the same side” as Nnamdi Kanu, who is currently leading another attempt at the secession of …

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Owerri neighbourhood association petitions Fashola over Okorocha’s “invasion” of their land

A petition has been sent to the Babatunde Fashola, the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, whose responsibilities also include federal government owned land, by a group known as the Avu Federal Estate Neighbourhood Association, over what the group claims is the “forcible and unlawful invasion” of their land in Owerri by Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha. A copy of …

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Ron Paul – the US destabilised Nigeria

Former US Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul spoke today about how the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria escalated due to the “unintended consequences” of American foreign policy. Paul was speaking on his programme the Liberty Report about four countries facing major famines, including Nigeria, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia. Watch it here: Co-host Daniel McAdams started off calling …

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Nigeria is bottom of new global inequality table

A new index published today by Oxfam on the commitment by governments to reduce the gap between the rich and poor has placed Nigeria at the bottom of the table at 152nd of the countries measured. The report states:  “In 2015, the leaders of 193 governments promised to reduce inequality as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Without reducing …

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