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Abuja vibes don’t feel good for Buhari

11 December 2018 Abuja, Nigeria’s once-gleaming and supposedly modern capital, mainly built in the 1990s, seems to be a shadow of its former self.  Yours truly spent the last weekend there and tried to gauge the national mood with the 2019 presidential (s)election less than three months away. On the drive to Gwarimpa from the airport, my host was already …

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Oby Ezekwesili takes talking loud and saying nothing to Chatham House

6 November 2018 Oby Ezekwesili, who is meant to be running for president with the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), which might as well be called the “No Hope Party of Nigeria”, spoke at Chatham House in London on Monday. This correspondent thought long and hard about going, as this was an opportunity to ensure she was asked some serious …

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Nnamdi Kanu: Where is the DNA evidence?

2 December 2018 Last week Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), promised to “unmask with DNA evidence” the “impostor Jubril from Sudan” who has allegedly been used by the “Fulani cabal” to replace President Muhammadu Buhari.  Buhari, as the Kanu tall tales go, died in January last year and rather than let …

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British MP asks whether Buhari being a Fulani is influencing his inaction against Fulani herdsmen

28 November 2018 British MPs held a debate in Westminster Hall yesterday titled: “Nigeria: Armed Violence (Rural Communities)”.  Jim Shannon, who introduced the debate, asked fellow MP John Howell:”Given his knowledge of Nigeria, can the hon. Gentleman see any reason why the Nigerian Government have been reluctant, unable or unwilling to respond to the high levels of violence?”  Howell, the …

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Sorry, President Buhari, you are wrong again!

25 November 2018 After waiting nearly a week before responding to the news that Boko Haram terrorists may have killed up to 100 Nigerian soldiers, and only responding because of the huge outcry on social media in an election season, President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly summoned service chiefs for an “emergency security meeting” last Friday. Today, whoever is responsible for the …

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Nnamdi Kanu trying to ear-bash his way to Biafran liberation

25 November 2018 Saturday evening on Radio Biafra at 6pm, Nigerian time (or Biafran time as the secessionists like to call it), is when Nnamdi Kanu, the self-styled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), gets on air for his marathon rants against Nigeria aka “the damnable Zoological Republic”. Kanu and IPOB are allegedly on a mission from God …

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Greg Clark, the UK’s business and energy minister, nails why Nigeria isn’t making progress

23 November 2018 Greg Clark, the UK’s Secretary of State for Business and Energy, made an important speech on the future of the energy market on 15 November.  He called the speech “After the trilemma – 4 principles for the power sector”. The “trilemma” in the UK refers to the government policy objectives in the power sector of security of supply, …

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Teacher Oby Ezekwesili, don’t teach us nonsense

22 November 2018 Oby Ezekwesili, who claims she is running for president under the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) but only seems to be running her mouth, was a guest on Christiane Amanpour’s CNN programme last night. Ezekwesili, held two ministerial portfolios between 2005 and 2007 under President Olusegun Obasanjo – solid minerals and education, and made the incredible claim that …

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It’s time for Nnamdi Kanu to “switch” his story

19 November 2018 Nnamdi Kanu, the fugitive leader of separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was back on his regular Saturday evening slot on Radio Biafra.  He had earlier billed his broadcast on Twitter as “The Switch: How the ruling cabal transformed Jubril Aminu into the new Buhari”. Kanu’s theory is essentially that President Muhammadu Buhari died last …

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