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Tinubu involved in money laundering – bank source

A source in a branch of Zenith Bank in Lagos used by the former governor of Lagos State and All Progressives Congress (APC) kingpin Bola Tinubu, has informed Naijiant.com that the politician “moves” $5m every month to the UK via the bank. Tinubu ruled Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 but has since maintained an iron grip there, running it …

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Kayode Fayemi allegedly bribed INEC officials to win APC Ekiti primaries

Former minister of mines and steel Kayode Fayemi won the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship primaries in Ekiti State last month.  But one of the defeated candidates has refused to accept he was beaten fair and square. Entrepreneur Kayode Ojo came third in the primaries and said it was as a result of Fayemi having bribed Independent National Electoral Commission …

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Why Tinubu remains more influential than Obasanjo in Yorubaland

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the former governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu have hardly ever seen eye to eye politically.  Although both men backed Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential bid about three years ago, they were at loggerheads when both were in office as Tinubu helped to prevent Obasanjo’s Peoples Democratic Party secure dominance in Western Nigeria – both men’s home …

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Imo 2019: Okorocha’s desperation calls for desperate tactics

Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha’s plans to install his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as the next governor appear to be have been derailed by interests allied against the governor at the state’s All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress on 5 May. The majority of the ward officials elected are aligned against Okorocha and he has since tried to have the results …

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The political gang-up against Rochas Okorocha’s dynastic plans

Many Nigerians would have heard by now about the ward congress of the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that went down last Saturday, much to the dissatisfaction of incumbent governor Rochas Okorocha.  What many people may not know is what was at the root of the controversy in which one group claimed victory in the congress, …

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Any hope for Hope Uzodinma in APC?

Senator Hope Uzodinma, representing Orlu (Imo West) constituency,  on 26 April left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Uzodinma, as Naijiant.com has previously reported, had set his eyes on being the PDP candidate for governor in Imo State in 2019, but seems to have abandoned that hope.  A source has told Naijiant.com that Uzodinma has done …

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IPOB planning a “warm welcome” for Buhari in Washington

US-based members of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are planning a “very warm welcome” for President Muhammadu Buhari when he arrives in Washington this weekend for a meeting with US president Donald Trump. Buhari is scheduled to meet Trump on 30 April and the Nigerian ruler plans to fly out tomorrow (the 28th).  A Washington-based IPOB source has …

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Ebelechukwu Obiano likened to Patience Jonathan

Ebelechukwu Obiano, the wife of Anambra State governor Willie Obiano, has been likened by a source close to the seat of power in state capital Awka to former Nigeria First Lady Patience Jonathan.  Both women are allegedly Lady Macbeth-like figures around their husbands. The un-elected Mrs Obiano is said to be the power behind the throne of Anambra governor, with …

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Interior minister Dambazau too much of a dumbass for Nigeria’s security challenges

A group of security experts, including a Dutch national, held a meeting recently with interior minister Abdulrahman Dambazau at his office in Abuja to discuss Nigeria’s multitude of security challenges, especially the crisis caused by Fulani herdsmen across the country.  Several of the experts at the meeting came out very disappointed with the minister. Dambazau, on paper, seemed a perfect …

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Rotimi Amaechi still plotting to put his “boy” Dakuku Peterside in power in Rivers State

Transport minister and two-term governor of Rivers State Rotimi Amaechi was in London to deliver a speech on 23 January at Chatham House on “Nigeria’s role in responding to maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea”.  He brought with him his “boy” Dakuku Peterside, the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). Amaechi allegedly gave Peterside the job …

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