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German TV on Buhari’s decision to seek re-election

DW, Germany’s public international broadcaster, takes a look President Muhammadu’s re-election bid. The announcement brings to end ongoing speculation over whether the 75-year-old incumbent leader would seek re-election. However, not all Nigerians are enthusiastic about a possible second term. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared he would run for re-election next year. He will seek his ruling All Progressive …

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Pot Obasanjo calls kettle Buhari black

Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo went full throttle in his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari today, calling his one-time military colleague, whom he helped win the presidential race in 2015, a “failure”, “ineffective” and “incompetent”.  As if that weren’t enough, Obasanjo added that “the first thing I learnt during my military training is never reinforce failure.” Watch his comments here: This is …

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Security forces failed to act on warnings about Boko Haram attack hours before abduction of schoolgirls

Nigerian security forces failed to act on advance warnings that a convoy of Boko Haram fighters was heading towards a town where they abducted 110 schoolgirls last month, an investigation by Amnesty International has revealed. The military failed to respond while Boko Haram conducted an armed raid on the Government Girls Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe state, on …

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Goodluck Jonathan owns a £4.5m mansion in Surrey, UK

The current edition of the UK’s investigative journalism and satirical magazine, Private Eye, has alleged that former president Goodluck Jonathan is the owner of a £4.5m mansion in Weybridge, Surrey. According to the magazine: The National Crime Agency (NCA) last week deployed a new anti-corruption weapon for which there are high hopes: the so-called “unexplained wealth order”.  It designated two properties, …

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Dapchi girls: The BBC’s Stephanie Hegarty blasts Comical Lai Mohammed

Stephanie Hegarty, the BBC reporter in Lagos, was not best pleased with Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s information minister, and she vented fully on Twitter yesterday. Boko Haram terrorists abducted 110 schoolgirls from the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State, on 19 February. Unlike many of Nigeria’s rulers, Hegarty has been to the scene of this atrocity that CNN’s …

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Socialist Party of Nigeria calls Obasanjo “one of the architects of Nigeria’s misfortune” & unqualified to propose solutions

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has come down hard on former president Olusegun Obasanjo.  The ex-ruler released a statement recently on the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on the incumbent to not even think about a second term. Obasanjo’s posturing as an “elder statesman” has earned him a swift rebuke from Chinedu Bosah, National Secretary of the SPN.  …

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