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Port Harcourt Boys politricks = war

By Chxta There is something that my friends who are ancestrally from Rivers have always told me, that they have not had elections in their state since 1999. I had always found that a little funny, but today I realised that they were dead serious. Every four years, while those of us in the rest of Nigeria pick up our …

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The Nigerian healthscare system

It has been reported in the Naija media that former dictator Ibrahim Babangida has gone abroad for a “routine medical check up”. His wife Maryam died in a foreign hospital. A few weeks ago, Buhahari allegedly came to the UK for medical treatment, staying for about two weeks and used a Chatham House speech to cover up the real reasons …

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Time to drag the Nigerian Police Force into the 21st Century

In the light of the armed robbery in Lekki, Lagos a few days ago in broad daylight and the disgraceful scene in the video below with two cops fighting, it is time to revive this article from May 2011. Time to drag the Nigerian Police Force into the 21st Century by CIC Old Boy Robert Mark, the Commissioner of London’s Metropolitan …

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An Anthropomorphic Nigeria

By Kariba Nwodo In some ways, the current political situation in Nigeria is like a love story. Nigeria (the woman) has two men vying for her attention: her old boo, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and her current Jonny mo, President Goodluck Jonathan. They have both brought forth plans and ideas, withstood intense public scrutiny as well as verbal attacks …

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The Wild Bunch – Keke NAPEP

by Obinna Anyadike There are swarms of them in most Nigerian cities. Yellow, noisy and slightly dangerous, auto rickshaws provide cheap public transport – and a livelihood for tens of thousands of their drivers. The motorized three-wheeler taxis are known as “Keke-NAPEP” – a combination of the Yoruba word for bicycle and the acronym for a 2001 National Poverty Eradication …

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A day in the life of the Naija Embassy in London

By CIC Old Boy I was at the Naija Embassy yesterday for my “E-passport” application. I did the online stuff, printed off the documents, was given an appointment date, took everything they asked me to bring to the embassy, etc. When you get to the door, you are told you have to get a £20 postal order for “administration fee”. …

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We want a New Naijuria!

By Alhaji Mustafa Kudi My fipul, it is time por change. Haba, all zis ze same politricks, wis dipperent dipperent farties iz not getting us anywia. Zia is too much insekoority, too much corruftion and too much bitterness in the folity. Even me ma, started wis Fee Dee Fee in 1999, decamped to C Fee C, back to Fee Dee …

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