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Goodluck to Naijas in London

Goodluck Jonathan has escaped the heat of Nigeria’s campaign for the cold of London. He will be speaking at Porchester Hall in Bayswater on Saturday in what has been billed as “An evening with Mr President: A dialogue with Nigerians in the Diaspora”. Our correspondent has been invited, but doesn’t think the president is important enough to cancel his other …

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To flee or not to flee

Many Nigerians fear there will be serious violence whoever “wins” the (s)election on 14 February. We have form in this sort of thing.  About 500 people, mostly in northern Nigeria, were estimated to have died after Goodluck Jonathan was declared the winner in 2011.  They were allegedly angry that Muhammadu Buhari lost out. Buhari is running again and the opposition …

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Everybody run, run, run, everybody scatter, scatter

Last November, Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president deployed his “Ikeoha Foundation” to provide free eye tests to villagers in Akama-Oghe in his Enugu West constituency, possibly as a voter-bribery tactic. As hundreds of them gathered at the test centre in St Theresa’s Church, they were ambushed by thugs loyal to governor Sullivan Chime.  Paraphrasing Fela from his song “Sorrow, …

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Buhahari declares War Against Indiscifline on Fashola & Okorocha

Our man on the ground said APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhahahari is not amused by statements made recently by APC governors Babatunde Fashola and Rochas Okorocha of Lagos and Imo States. Fashola described the PDP candidate for Lagos State governor Jimi Agbaje as “already 60, he cannot cope with this job. If you call him at night he will not take …

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Chimaroke Nairamania

Ex governor of Enugu State and ex senator Chimaroke Nnamani will be showing up at a rally today at Nike Lake Grammar School in Enugu, as he tries to return to the senate under the newly-formed People for Democratic Change (PDC). Anyone that shows up is guaranteed 2,000 Naira, assuming you get past hungry areaboys to get your share. 2,000 …

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Rochas Okorocha – “the more you look the less you see”

Our man “on ground” in Owerri said people in Imo State are tired of governor Rochas Okorocha’s “the more you look the less you see” style of governance. The word is that Okorocha was near bankrupt before he became governor. Now everything he used to own has been revived and then some. These include hotels, buildings, schools, estates, etc. The …

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