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Buhari’s New York Times article is potentially treasonable

An article in the New York Times penned in the name of President Muhammadu Buhari should be troubling for all right-thinking Nigerians. Buhari, who overthrew a constitutional government in the 1980s, has history of anti-constitutional behaviour. “Treason” is “the crime of betraying one’s country” and this statement from the New York Times article is nothing short of “betrayal”: “There are …

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Buhari and the lessons of history

Although it is still early days, just one month after he swept into office on a tide of euphoria and a mantra of “change”, many of President Muhammadu Buhari’s voters already seem to be disappointed with the way things are turning out. Rather than hit the ground running, the new regime seems to have hit the ground snoring – as …

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The PDP “community” is growing in St Kitts

Saint Kitts and Nevis, the two Caribbean islands that form the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis have an “economic citizenship program” that makes their passports available for anyone with $350,000 to spare. Several Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) major players have snapped up this opportunity, in preparation for fleeing Nigeria if President Buhahari decides to prosecute them for looting the …

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From Madam Due Process to Madam No Empirical Evidence

Oby Ezekwesili, the former minister for education and frontwoman for the Bring Back Our Girls movement, followed up on Twitter from her farcical appearance on Al Jazeera’s “Head to head”, in which she suggested that her ex boss and former president Olusegun Obasanjo was not corrupt, with a number of tweets claiming that there was no “empirical evidence” of Obasanjo’s …

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See me see EFCC

It seems that when Nuhu Ribadu was boss of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) he actually did put the fear of EFCC into many people. A guy that works in Abuja for the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) said that during Ribadu’s time staff were actually afraid of doing side deals.  He claimed that as soon as soon as …

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Will it be Febuhari and bad luck for Goodluck?

Who will emerge victorious on 14 February? Will it be a Valentine’s Day massacre at the polls for Goodluck or for Buhari? One thing is certain, there will be lots of violence, whichever way it goes, especially in the North – if Buhari loses. We all know the drill in Nigerian (s)elections – no matter how you slice and dice …

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