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Arthur Eze’s mobile policemen terrorise ESWAMA officials

On Saturday, 24 September 2016, a truckload of heavily-armed mobile policemen (Mopol) descended on the headquarters of the Enugu State Waste Management Authority (ESWAMA) along the Ridgeway, State Secretariat in the state capital. According to a source at the scene, the policemen, said to be attached to Enugu-based billionaire Prince Arthur Eze, broke down the main gate of the office …

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Tinubu’s troubles with Oyegun: A proxy war with Saraki and Atiku

The Ondo State primaries for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for the governorship (s)election have turned into a battleground for control of the party between the so-called “national leader” of the party, Bola Tinubu aka Bobo Chicago and Senate President Bukola Saraki and former Vice President Abubakar Atiku. Tinubu, the former Lagos State governor, issued a communique yesterday calling …

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Hadiza Bala Usman struggling at the Nigerian Ports Authority

Hadiza Bala Usman, the new Managing Director (MD) of the Nigerian Ports Authorty (NPA) is said to be all at sea, struggling in a job that she seems inadequately prepared for. Usman, who was one of the leaders of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign for the return of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists, was appointed …

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The fear of IPOB drives Okorocha out of London

Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha has told aides that “he will never address a gathering in London again”, following the embarrassment he faced in 9 March this year when a speech and PR exercise he was delivering at Chatham House in London was disrupted by a protester from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). IPOB, who are campaigning for the …

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Kemi Adeosun – “at best a middle level accountant”

A colleague, who worked with Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun in a consortium in early 2000s Nigeria, has given a less than ringing endorsement of her economic competencies. London-born Adeosun read economics at the University of East London and then qualified as a chartered accountant. She moved to Nigeria in the early 2000s, when she worked in a consortium known as …

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Hope Uzodinma hoping to launch his bid for Imo governor in London tomorrow

Senator Hope Uzodinma, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Imo West Senatorial District in Imo State, flew out of Nigeria this evening for London. He will be addressing a “town hall meeting” of indigenes of Imo State’s Orlu zone living in London at the Marriott Hotel in Maida Vale, London tomorrow evening. A source close to the senator revealed …

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Rochas Okorocha’s mystery illness

There are reports that Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has been flown to a hospital in India because of an undisclosed illness. A source in Owerri has informed Naijiant.com that the governor has been “acting like someone that needs psychological examination” for some time. While this is yet to be confirmed as the ailment that requires treatment in India, …

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Buhari Family (mis)Fortunes

President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be embarrassed about the fraudulent deals of his wife Aisha, especially around her involvement in the Halliburton bribery scandal and foreign exchange “scams”. A source has claimed that Aisha “has been divorced twice by Buhari, and going by Islamic rites once you divorce a woman thrice, there is no going back on the final …

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Coffin for the governor of Imo State

Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha’s plans to build a five-star hotel in the state capital Owerri, allegedly with stolen public funds, have been halted by protests in the city. The protesters reportedly dumped a coffin at the site of the proposed hotel and threatened that the governor’s dead body would end up inside it if he continued with the project. …

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Situation report on Imo (s)election re-run

A re-run of senatorial and state House of Assembly (s)elections is being held in Imo and Kogi States today (23 July 2016). Naijiant.com has received reliable information that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government in Imo State was sharing and distributing fake army and police uniforms this morning to over 1,000 individuals and vigilantes from Orlu and Owerri to …

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