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Atiku and el-Rufai and the battle for 2019

Former Vice President Abubakar Atiku and the Governor of Kaduna State Nasir el-Rufai have been engaged in a war of words in what sources believe are early shots in the battle for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket in 2019. Atiku, the perennial presidential candidate, is gambling that President Muhammadu Buhari will not run again, perhaps due to old …

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Obasanjo for life!

Olusegun Obasanjo, who first ruled Nigeria as a military dictator between 1976 and 1979, and then came back to rule as a civilian from 1999 to 2007, apparently had designs on remaining in power until death do him part from Nigeria, despite each of his very unpopular reigns being characterised by rank incompetence, mismanagement and corruption. Many Nigerians are well …

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What’s Aisha Buhari’s beef?

Many Nigerians would have read with keen interest the report from the BBC about an interview President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, granted the corporation. She said, among other things, that the president “does not know” most of the top officials he has appointed: “The president does not know 45 out of 50, for example, of the people he appointed and …

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Tinubu’s troubles with Oyegun: A proxy war with Saraki and Atiku

The Ondo State primaries for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for the governorship (s)election have turned into a battleground for control of the party between the so-called “national leader” of the party, Bola Tinubu aka Bobo Chicago and Senate President Bukola Saraki and former Vice President Abubakar Atiku. Tinubu, the former Lagos State governor, issued a communique yesterday calling …

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Buhari Family (mis)Fortunes

President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be embarrassed about the fraudulent deals of his wife Aisha, especially around her involvement in the Halliburton bribery scandal and foreign exchange “scams”. A source has claimed that Aisha “has been divorced twice by Buhari, and going by Islamic rites once you divorce a woman thrice, there is no going back on the final …

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