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Fool Nigeria once, shame on you, fool Nigeria twice…

It’s been a tough year for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. The mood in Africa’s most populous nation is a far cry from the euphoria that greeted his historic 2015 election — the first time in Nigeria’s history that an opposition candidate unseated an incumbent president in a democratic election. For weeks and even months after the vote, Buhari was a …

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Goodluck in exile

In August 2012, then President Goodluck Jonathan pledged: “I will go on exile if I don’t build second Niger Bridge”. Well, he didn’t build the bridge. It is time Nigerians started holding their rulers to their word – this is an essential aspect of accountability. Jonathan is clearly not a man of honour. He didn’t fulfil the promise of a …

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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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Goodluck with his foot in his mouth

Former President Goodluck Jonathan claimed, while responding to a question at Oxford University, that the National Security Adviser under his administration, Sambo Dasuki, did not “steal” $2.2bn. Dasuki is being tried for allegedly diverting that amount, which was meant for defence procurement, for other purposes. Jonathan argued: “They said the national security adviser stole $2.2 billion. I don’t believe somebody …

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Goodluck sugarcoating failure

Former president Goodluck Jonathan spoke to the Oxford Union yesterday (Monday 24 October). This was as part of the “Transformation Agenda” project by Jonathan’s handlers to transform someone who was an intellectual pygmy in office into a statesman after his (s)election defeat last year. While his successor Muhammadu Buhari’s incompetence and bumbling in office may be making some Nigerians see …

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It was Goodluck for Nollywood

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been described as “reckless” with the amounts of money they lavished on Nollywood stars. This revelation was made to Naijiant.com by a veteran Nollywood producer and actor, who spoke about how then President Jonathan and then Senate President David Mark blew millions of naira on Nollywood stars that they …

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