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Nigeria’s police boss Idris mixing business and pleasure

Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris is said to keep a harem of female police officers, known to fellow cops as “IG babes”, on the top floor of Louis Edet House, the force’s headquarters in central Abuja. Idris, who was accused by former police officer and current senator representing Bauchi Central, Isa Misau, of collecting 10bn naira ($27.7m) monthly for the …

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Oil minister Ibe Kachikwu was “marginalised” – aide

A senior aide of Ibe Kachikwu, the oil minister, has described to Naijiant.com what led his boss to fire off the now-infamous memo to President Muhammadu Buhari, complaining about “insubordination” and disregard of due process by Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The NNPC is the corruption-ridden cash cow in Nigeria’s oil-soaked economy.  Buhari is officially …

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Oil minister Ibe Kachikwu’s godfather is not happy with him

Ibe Kachikwu, the dapper oil minister, once claimed that: “The call to public service for me was unique. I was vice-president of Exxon Mobil West Africa and I was suddenly called to serve. In serving, I lose a lot of money, if not at least a million dollars every year by virtue of being a minister”. His statement was not quite …

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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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