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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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Rat Obasanjo deserts Buhari’s sinking ship: Full statement

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, who backed Muhammadu Buhari’s successful presidential campaign in 2015, has today told his former military colleague to abandon plans to seek reelection in 2015.  Obasanjo released a press statement today to that effect. Even though, the messenger’s credentials are very suspect and he is the epitome of hypocrisy, has decided to publish the statement in …

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala still bewitching Nigerians with voodoo economics

A video clip that is over a year old has resurfaced on social media showing Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, speaking at an event in which she claimed that Nigeria went into recession because it lacked the political will to save during the “boom times”. This reminded me of an old saying: “After all is said and done, a …

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