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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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Give them this day their daily Akeredolu bread

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Ondo State governorship, Rotimi Akeredolu aka “Aketi”, has been sharing loaves of bread to voters in the state to induce them into voting for him at the forthcoming (s)election. Section 124 of the Electoral Act 2010 bans voter bribery and inducement through gifts or money during elections, with a maximum fine of …

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Buhari’s change is counterfeit – ASUU

Biodun Ogunyemi, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday spoke the mind of the majority of Nigerians when he declared that the “change” mantra of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was fake. Ogunyemi spoke at a lecture at the University of Ibadan on “Good governance: A surgical strike against economic recession”. He argued: “Nigeria …

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Osinbajo, remember, remember, it’s the first of November

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo announced in the second week of October that his government would be providing jobs for 200,000 graduates by the end of the month. Osinbajo told a small group of radio journalists and producers at the Presidential Villa in Abuja: “We expect that before the end of the month, we will engage 200,000,” in the administration’s N-Power …

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