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Governor Fayose’s spokesman questions Buhari’s age

Lere Olayinka, the spin-doctor for Ayo Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State, has suggested that President Muhammadu Buhari is older than his stated age of 74. Responding to the resignation of Zimbabwe’s 93-year old Robert Mugabe, Olayinka tweeted this morning: Buhari’s real age has been the subject of speculation among Nigerians, with some rumours claiming he is in his 80s. …

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Fayose declares presidential ambition, likens himself to Trump

On Tuesday Ekiti State governor Ayo Fayose put himself forward as a candidate for president under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  Many see him as a rabble rouser with no chance of moving into the presidential mansion at Aso Rock in Abuja. Fayose may lack the intellectual capacity for the job, he may lack any discernible achievements in his two …

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The “Yoruba Summit” and the politics of ignorance

South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko famously said: “The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”  This was as true then for apartheid South Africa as it is for the criminal enterprise that is Nigerian politics today. Yesterday there was a gathering of famous and infamous Yoruba “leaders” in what they called a “summit of the …

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