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Buhari’s illness and the shroud of secrecy

After claims from the presidency that President Muhammadu Buhari, who left Nigeria on 19 January, was only going to the UK for a well-earned “vacation” and due to return today (Monday 6 February), the reality behind the president’s trip stubbornly refused to get out of the way.  So yesterday, the same peddlers of “alternative facts” were forced to inform Nigerians: “President …

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2Face’s two-faced U-turn

2Face Idibia, due to his fame and the respect he commands across the country, had the platform to make a difference.  It seemed he had stepped up to the plate to use that platform when he announced that he will be leading protests against the dire socioeconomic conditions in the country on Monday. There were frankly pathetic attempts to bully …

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2Face cancels protests scheduled for Monday

The nationwide protests on Monday against the desperate economic situation in Nigeria, led by singer 2Face Idibia, with rallies planned in Abuja and Lagos, has been cancelled. In a tired and emotional message posted on Instagram, Idibia claimed it was a “fear of hijack” by other forces and that the point he wanted to make “was not worth the life …

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Despite attempts to stop it, 2Face says the show must go on!

There have been several attempts to undermine the nationwide protests led by award-winning singer 2Face Idibia and set to go ahead on Monday 6 February. The protests include two rallies in Lagos and Abuja.  First, the Lagos police boss reportedly warned against holding the protest, but had to backtrack after facing a backlash from many Nigerians, especially on social media …

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2Face must not allow Ayo Fayose near Monday’s march

A lot has been written about the nationwide protests planned for Monday 6 February spearheaded by superstar singer 2Face Idibia and against the crippling socioeconomic conditions in the country. 2Face’s critics have claimed that he and the protests are being sponsored by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), while his supporters have argued that they can relate to the aims …

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Lagos State Police Commissioner denies attempt to stop 2Face-led demo

Fatai Owoseni, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, has denied reports that he threatened to stop the planned protest led by singer 2Face Idibia against the government on Monday. The protest, supported by the Enough is Enough group, has been tagged “a call for good governance and for urgent explanation into the reckless economic downturn nationwide”.  It was widely reported …

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Singer Tuface Idibia explains why he is leading a nationwide protest next week

Tuface Idibia has called for a nationwide protest against poor governance in Nigeria on 6 February.  This call has stirred up passions on social media about the singer’s motives, with some suggesting he is on the payroll of political opponents of the President Muhammadu Buhari regime. 41 year old Idibia, affectionately known as “2Baba”, explains his motives here on Facebook: …

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Time to slap a Trump-style travel ban on Buhari

US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the US from seven countries has kicked up a worldwide storm.  Following on from that decision, 1.3m people in the UK signed a petition asking the UK government to call off Trump’s state visit to the country because of his potential to cause embarrassment to their Queen.  It is now being …

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Nigeria’s rulers are not interested in foreign investment

Don’t believe the hype.  Nigerian rulers at state or federal level, despite the soundbites, do not have the slightest interest in “attracting” foreign investment.  They all make the right noises about “attracting” investors, but discerning Nigerians should judge them by what they do and not what they say. There is no Nigerian ruler, current or previous, that hasn’t made speeches …

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British MP accuses Buhari of reluctance to respond to violence against Christians

Jim Shannon, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP for Strangford in Northern Ireland, said yesterday (25 January) in a parliamentary debate in Westminster that Buhari does not want to act in cases of violence against Christians in Nigeria. The debate was about UK relations with West African countries and Shannon said: “There have been small successes since Muhammadu Buhari became president …

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