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Ayo Fayose: A pity in Ekiti

Ekiti State governor Ayo Fayose was a guest on “Politics Today” on Channels TV yesterday and it turned into a case study in the elevation of motor park touts to the highest levels of governance in Nigeria. This wasn’t really an interview. It was more like a shouting contest in a beer parlour. Fayose was loud, aggressive, combative, kept interrupting …

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Buhari and Ali Bongo the only sub-Saharan African rulers at Nuclear Summit

Many Nigerians have questioned the rationale behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to Washington for a nuclear security summit. The summit was meant to address the risks of nuclear proliferation and nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists such as ISIS. Nigeria neither has a nuclear capacity nor is having to deal with ISIS. The country faces a multitude of …

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Ekiti lawmakers allege Buhari offered bribes to impeach Fayose

Ekiti House of Assembly members have alleged that the federal government tried to bribe them with $1m each to impeach Governor Ayo Fayose. The allegations were made on an AIT TV programme this morning. The legislators, including Deputy Speaker Adewunmi Segun claimed that unnamed agents of the Department of State Services (DSS) made the $1m offer for them to remove …

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Fayose continues the tradition of exploiting child labour

Ayo Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State, who likes to flaunt his credentials as a “man of the people”, was photographed buying bananas from a boy who is clearly a minor. This shameless act mimics Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, who, last year, thought it was appropriate to buy plantain chips from an underage street hawker. Both of these …

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Nigeria: Herding for disaster

Every once in a while, a combination of events is served up to demonstrate how dysfunctional the Nigerian state is. On Tuesday 23 February dozens of gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, invaded several towns in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State and reportedly massacred up to 300 people. The federal government carried on like nothing happened as President …

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