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Why “Emperor” Rochas is coming to America with Buhari

President Buhahari will be going to the US for a meeting with President Barack Obama on 19 July. He will be accompanied by five state governors, including Rochas Okorocha from Imo State. A source in Owerri has revealed that Okorocha attached himself to the trip so that he could use the opportunity to beg Buhahahari to intervene in his election …

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Amaechi misses out on ministerial appointment

President Buhahari has decided against nominating the former Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi as a minister. Amaechi expected, after providing about 30% of the funds for the Buhahari campaign according to our source, that he would get a lucrative ministerial position. But the president has asked the Department of State Security (DSS) to vet all potential ministerial nominees and the …

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Why Rochas is running scared of the election tribunal

Hearing in the Imo State governorship elections case between the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Governorship Rochas Okorocha, and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) opponent, Emeka Ihedioha, began last week at the Election Petitions Tribunal in Owerri, the state capital. A source close to the Ihedioha camp has revealed that they have a witness and video evidence of how the …

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It’s about to kick off in Imo State

We have received information that the Nigerian Labour Congress in Imo State and market traders associations have been meeting in Owerri, the state capital, to plan “mass action” against the governor Rochas Okorocha. State employees and pensioners have not been paid for months. The plans, which are at an advanced stage, involve bringing the state to a “standstill” because “most …

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Let’s get ready to rumble in Imo State

The battle for the Imo State governorship is about to shift to the courts. Incumbent Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared the winner of the (s)election in April and the result is being challenged by his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) opponent Emeka Ihedioha, the former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives. The word in Owerri …

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Tinubu declares war on Dino

A source has informed us that Bobo Chicago Bola Tinubu has “sworn to get rid of” Senator Dino Melaye the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Kogi West. The flamboyant Melaye has been vociferously behind the election of Bukola Saraki as senate president against the wishes of the APC leadership and Tinubu. Melay is one of Saraki’s closest confidantes and …

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Amaechi disappointed with Buhahari

A source close to Rotimi Amaechi, the former Rivers State governor and one of the biggest financiers of President Buhahahari’s (s)election campaign, has said that Amaechi “doesn’t know the direction” the president is going. Amaechi is said to be “tired” of the situation and seems to have given up hoping the president would show some drive and momentum. The source …

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The Tinubu fight back

Bobo Chicago Bola Tinubu, the former Lagos State governor and one of the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is not backing down in the leadership tussle that seems to be tearing the party apart. The election of Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, in defiance against the APC’s favoured …

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Jailbird James Ibori still in charge of Delta State

We have been reliably informed that the new governor of Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa was in London recently to visit James Ibori in Wandsworth Prison. Ibori, a two-term governor of Delta State, was jailed in Southwark Crown Court for 13 years for fraud and money laundering in 2012. Despite his incarceration, like a typical Mafiosi, Ibori is still directing his …

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Baba Go Sleep

A source in Abuja has revealed that President Buhahari always tries to shut down for the day at 6pm. The source claims that this is when the president goes to sleep and you can’t reach him after this time until the next day. If you phone, there would be no response, no matter how urgent. The source wondered whether the …

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