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Buhari “settles” Tinubu

President Buhahari has decided to “settle” Bobo Chicago Bola Tinubu with four ministerial positions. The former Lagos State governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been, according to our source, “seething in the background” over recent developments since Buhahari became president. Tinubu has been unable to influence the direction of the new adminstration and has lost …

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Buhahari’s beef with Dasuki

President Buhahari sacked National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki on Monday and by Thursday night State Security Service (SSS) officers had surrounded Dasuki’s house in Abuja and allegedly placed him under “house arrest”. A source claimed that Dasuki first refused to let them in, but they broke in and searched the house, carting away several possesions, including cars. It was …

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This “change agent” could be a minister soon

The former Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Benjamin Uwajumogu, is said to have been nominated for a ministerial position in President Buhahari’s government by Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha. Uwajumogu failed at the last (s)election in his bid to represent Okigwe in the senate as an All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate. Our source claims that when he …

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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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