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Buhari health watch – too many unanswered questions

APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari was meant to be in the UK for a “working visit”. Part of this visit,  according to an APC spokesman, included a speech at the Royal Institute of International Affairs aka Chatham House.  Buhari was said to have flown into London last Friday. There was no indication from Chatham House that Buhari was scheduled to …

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Excellency + sycophancy = mediocrity

Ibikunle Amosun, the governor of Ogun State, was on BEN TV on Saturday evening, with viewers phoning in with questions for the governor.  Most of the viewers and the host Alistair Soyode referred to the governor as “His Excellency”. This is common practice in Nigeria.  The president is “His Excellency”, his wife is “Her Excellency”, the “Excellency” list goes on …

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Politricking with Buhari’s health

The APC put out the story that presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari was due in London to give a speech at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. As soon as this news broke, rumours started circulating that Buhari was ill and was being flown abroad for treatment. One source sent us a message with a photograph via Whatsapp of …

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Nigeria’s democracy deficit

Let’s get one thing out of the way.  Nigeria is not a “democracy”.  Let’s stop deceiving ourselves. Ever since the end of military rule in 1999, the notion that Nigeria is a “democracy” has benefitted from endless repetition.  We keep hearing stuff like “our nascent democracy”, “democracy dividends”, “we are the biggest democracy in Africa” and so on. We are …

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Pots and kettles in politricks

A certain pot-bellied former Nigerian ruler has an autobiography (most likely ghost-written for him) to promote and an over-bloated ego to massage. He has been making all sorts of pronouncements on the non-performance of Goodluck Jonathan, the corruption of the regime, how Goodluck is destroying his “good works”, endorsing the APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari, and so on. His latest …

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Make love not war

It is Valentine’s Day.  A day for lovers around the world.  It was also the day in which Nigerians were expecting to vote for who will lead the country for the next four years – until it was postponed to 28 March. We were meant to elect people who loved the country so much they were putting themselves up to …

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Goodluck waiting for the Chibok girls to return soon

What is wrong with Goodluck Jonathan? He waited three weeks after over 200 girls in Chibok were kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014 before making a public statement on the issue. 10 months later there is still no sign of the girls being rescued.  Now Goodluck has claimed that “the story of the girls will be better” in a …

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Gangsters in uniform

Assistant Inspector General of Police Joseph Mbu has claimed his men would kill 20 people for every police officer killed during the (s)elections in his patch. What happened to the old police motto of “to protect and serve”? Why not arrest the killer and charge him to court if a policeman is killed? The tragedy is that this sort of …

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Bu-Harsh-ri, are you for real?

APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari  candidate said in an interview yesterday with CNN that it would be harsh to judge him against his record as a military ruler. The same Buhahari claimed in an interview on Al Jazeera that his record as head of state, governor, and head of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) is what makes him ready for the challenges of …

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Daura, we have a problem!

My dear people of Daura, Your most famous son Muhammadu Buhari, who seems to have convinced himself that he is fit to be president of Nigeria, is turning into an international embarrassment. Your town elders should watch his Al Jazeera interview. After watching this interview, I summon on the elders of Daura to recall their most famous son.  He should …

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