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Ifeanyi Ubah: Peter Obi wants his 7bn naira back from Willie Obiano

Business mogul Ifeanyi Ubah, who unsuccessfully attempted to secure the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for the Anambra State governorship race in November, accused a former governor of the state, Peter Obi, on national TV of trying to extort 7bn naira ($19m) from the current governor Willie Obiano. Ubah alleged that Obi “installed” Obiano as his replacement with the money …

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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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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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Peter Obi demonstrating ignorance in high places

Former governor of Anambra State Peter Obi was a guest on Lagos-based Channels TV last night, ostensibly to talk about the latest craze in Nigeria (with the emphasis on “craze”) – restructuring. Obi seemed to have only ended up “restructuring” any suggestion from his propagandists that he adequately understood what was wrong with Nigeria.  What viewers witnessed was a typical …

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The self-contradiction in the IPOB call for (s)election boycott

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the separatist group led by Nnamdi Kanu that is seeking the secession of southeastern Nigeria from the rest of the country, has called for a boycott of elections in the region until there is a referendum on whether the southeast should become the independent nation of Biafra. IPOB boycotts should be taken seriously by …

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Governor Willie Obiano securing his future with his security vote

A source in the Anambra State capital of Awka has revealed to Naijiant.com that governor Willie Obiano allocates to himself a “security” vote of 1bn naira ($3m) a month, and diverts 250m naira ($792,000) from that figure to his wife Ebele. “Security votes” in Nigerian states are a very controversial issue since there is no transparency or accountability on how …

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2017 Anambra Governorship election: Chudi Offodile, UPP and the new narratives

When Chudi Offodile, Awolo-Awka, was elect­ed into the Federal House of Representatives in May 1999, as the representative for Awka North and South Federal constituency of An­ambra State, he was just 34 years old. He served as the Chairman of the Spe­cial Committee on Joint Venture Oil Operations [2001-2003] and Chair­man of the Public Petitions Committee [2003-2006]. He is also …

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Biafra @ 50: Pro-Biafrans take over the National Gallery in London

Today, 30 May 2017, marked 50 years of the declaration of independence from Nigeria by the breakaway republic of Biafra in the southeast of the country.  The secession resulted in a bitter and deadly civil war that ended with the Biafrans surrendering in 1970. Despite the cessation of hostilities, Biafran sentiment still lingers among the majority Igbo ethnic group in …

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