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INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu says insecurity worse now than in 2015

9 February 2019 Nigerians go to the polls a week today to elect a new president. Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari ran in 2015 on a platform of security, anti-corruption and economic recovery. On the issue of insecurity, Buhari and his spin-doctors continue to claim that the situation has improved with regards to Boko Haram and the northeast, which has been …

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Nasty Nasir El-Rufai takes official lawlessness in Nigeria to the “Next Level”

7 February 2019 Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has claimed the “Next Level” as an election campaign slogan.  However, little did many Nigerians know that this meant the “next level” of violence to the APC governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai. On Tuesday, he said on national television, in response to calls from some quarters for foreign …

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Nigeria’s alleged plans to block internet access during elections is illegal

2 February 2019 On Thursday, the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike alleged that Nigeria’s federal government, using the National Security Adviser (NSA) had instructed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to work with internet service providers to shutdown internet access during the elections. The presidential (s)election is just two weeks away. Wike claimed: “NSA has met with INEC to …

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Atiku and Obi atikulated why they don’t represent change

31 January 2018 Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) and Peter Obi, his running mate, were interrogated by Kadaria Ahmed on national television last night. Following the train-wreck of a performance from President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo earlier this month, the PDP should be satisfied that they showed Nigerians that they are …

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Buhari’s regime not making much progress on anti-corruption – Transparency International

29 January 2019 In its 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International has revealed that over two thirds of the 180 countries surveyed scored less than 50 on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (least corrupt). The report says on Nigeria: “Angola, Nigeria, Botswana, South Africa and Kenya are all important countries to watch, given some promising political developments. The …

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Nigerian military’s leadership has failed them on Boko Haram – ex mercenary

28 January 2019 Cobus Claassens, a South African and Managing Director private military company Pilgrims Africa and Executive Outcomes veteran, spoke to Russia Today about his business and gave an insight into  the Nigerian army’s difficulties in defeating Boko Haram. The government of Goodluck Jonathan was said to have used Executive Outcomes around 2014 in the war against the Islamic militants. In response to a question whether mercenaries were more effective than the official military or UN peacekeepers, Claassens said: “Well, again, it comes down to a innovative mix …

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2019 Nigeria (s)election: “Our crowds are bigger than yours”

25 January 2019 As next month’s presidential (s)election approaches, the battle between the main opposing camps – incumbent Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – has intensified all over social media. From corruption allegations on both sides to Atiku’s visit to the United States being treated like the messiah’s …

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Osinbajo’s lame defence of Buhari’s uselessness

21 January 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari’s two completely inept performances on television in the space of a month have left his handlers and spin-doctors scrambling for excuses with the presidential (s)election less than a month away. Buhari is seeking a second term and his incoherence, inability to answer simple questions and general cluelessness about what is going on around him …

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UN Special Advisor on Genocide: “I’m concerned about Nigeria”

18 January 2019 The UN’s Special Advisor on Genocide has expressed concern about the situation in Nigeria. Senegalese diplomat Adama Dieng has been Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide since September 2012. He was speaking in an interview with DW, the German public service broadcaster. When asked which countries were at most risk at the …

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