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“Support Groups” – the route to democrazy dividends

Most ordinary Nigerians are marginalised and see little of the benefits of the alleged economic growth of the past few years.  Those in power and in the corridors of power have cornered the spoils of office for themselves, their cronies and families. As ordinary Nigerians are on the outside looking in, some continue to scheme how to get their hands …

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Rochas feeling the heat

Thousands of Imo State women surrounded Government House Owerri yesterday in protest againt governor Rochas Okorocha’s misrule. The women were up in arms over retired teachers being owed pensions for eight months, among other things. It needed the intervention of soldiers to disperse the women. Follow @naijiant

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Is this what the APC mean by “change”

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of the APC and Rivers State promised us “change”.  He is seen here trying to cover up the dollars “change” in his jacket pocket. He is known to like to carry around “loose change” for “runs girls”. He was in London last December and kept two presidential suites at the Park Lane Hilton and the Dorchester.  Cristal …

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Jega refuses to go quietly

Attahiru Jega, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) boss, is resisting attempts by the presidency to remove him. As we reported over the weekend, plans have been hatched to remove Jega this week.  He is due to retire in June and the plot was to send him on leave on the 1st of March and replace him with Nazim Mimiko, …

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Result before (s)election

Our man in Owerri has revealed that governor Rochas Okorocha offered the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) 2bn Naira (roughly $1m) to “write” the result of the vote for the governor.  Okorocha was also open to “top up” the amount if the RECe felt it wasn’t enough. The REC was asked to write whatever result Okorocha wanted and that the …

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Jega will be sacked next week

Our source in Abuja claims Attahiru Jega, the electoral commission boss will be sacked next week. The official reason will be the voters card debacle, with many Nigerian voters still to get theirs. The real reason is that Jega is seen as a Buhari sympathiser by Goodluck Jonathan and no longer trusted.   Follow @naijiant

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Breaking: (S)elections postponed for six weeks!

Our source claims electoral commission (INEC) boss Attahiru Jega will announce a postponement of the (s)elections this evening.  The (s)elections will be held in six weeks time rather than on 14 February. He had a meeting with the president last night and was told the (s)elections should be postponed because of the difficulties with getting voters cards to voters.  Another …

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“Alhaji” Rochas Okorocha’s plan for 2019

Our man “on ground” claims that Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha has his eyes on a 2019 run for president. He has been secretly seeking the support of influential Muslim northern Nigerians.  But they allegedly told him that they would only support his bid if he could “sensitise” more Igbos towards Islam and Muslims, making them more sympathetic to the …

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See me see EFCC

It seems that when Nuhu Ribadu was boss of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) he actually did put the fear of EFCC into many people. A guy that works in Abuja for the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) said that during Ribadu’s time staff were actually afraid of doing side deals.  He claimed that as soon as soon as …

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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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