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“Tompolo has defeated us” – Nigerian minister

A minister in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted to Naijiant.com that wanted fugitive Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo has “defeated us”. Tompolo was a former “commander” of one of the factions of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) who started off around 2006 fighting for economic justice in the Niger Delta, in terms of …

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Patience Faka Jonathan and fake contracts

A source close to former First Lady Patience Jonathan has revealed to Naijiant.com some of the rackets she was running during her husband Goodluck’s tenure as president from 2010 until he was booted out by voters in 2015. The source claimed that anyone that was angling for government contracts via Mrs Jonathan was required to give her $30,000 in cash. …

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How Diezani Madueke got lucky under Goodluck Jonathan

A former colleague of Nigeria’s ex oil minister Diezani Madueke has provided some insight into the workings of the administration of then president Goodluck Jonathan which allowed her corrupt activities spiral out of control. Madueke is currently in the UK where she is facing charges of money laundering and bribery, following her arrest in October 2015.  She is suspected of …

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Ratgate: Nigeria Presidency angry with spokesman Garba Shehu

It was the story that made headlines across the world early this week, simultaneously opening up Nigeria to ridicule both in the mainstream and social media. President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman Garba Shehu said at the beginning of the week that his boss couldn’t return to his office because of a rodent infestation, after being away in London receiving treatment for …

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Is Willie Obiano working or drinking?

Anambra State governor Willie Obiano’s supporters claim that “Willie is working”, in reference to alleged delivery of development projects and infrastructure in the state. However, opinion is sharply divided on Obiano’s alleged performance.  A source close to the governor has revealed a different kind of “performance” – involving remarkable resilience.  Obiano is said to stay up practically all night on …

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Nnamdi Kanu has run away before, he may do so again

Very little is known about the life of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who are agitating for the secession of Nigeria’s southeast region from the rest of the country, before he became a shock jock on the internet-based Radio Biafra and was arrested during a visit to Nigeria in October 2015. That arrest turned …

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The inside story of Governor Willie Obiano’s extravagance at daughter’s graduation

Anambra State governor Willie Obiano’s daughter Ogechi graduated from the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston on 18 May 2017.  Shortly, afterwards the governor’s spokesman had to issue denials after reports on social media claimed that he flew 179 people by private jet from Nigeria for the ceremony. Naijiant.com has now confirmed the details from a source involved …

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Kanu “storms” Owerri, Okorocha “picks race”

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) addressed a massive rally in Owerri, the Imo State capital yesterday. Kanu and IPOB want southeastern Nigeria, which includes Imo State, to be allowed to secede from the rest of the country via a referendum and to become the independent state of Biafra.  This obviously puts him at …

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Corrupt senators’ blackmail attempt against Nigerian ports boss Hadiza Bala Usman

On Thursday last week the Senate gave Hadiza Bala Usman, the managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), four days to explain why 282 ships were allegedly “missing” from Nigeria’s ports. Senator Hope Uzodinma, Chairman of the Senate’s Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport said: “The NPA is the custodian of the vessels; it received …

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