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Buhari can help Trump answer this question

US President Donald Trump said today as their military launched air strikes against Syria: “I also have a message tonight for the two governments most responsible for supporting equipping and financing the criminal Assad regime. To Iran and to Russia, I ask: what kind of a nation wants to to be associated with a mass murder of innocent men, women and children?” …

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Many prominent Nigerians are not fans of democracy

Many Nigerians in the public eye don’t like democracy. They don’t know that part of democracy is the right to tell people stuff they may be uncomfortable with.  George Orwell  said that: “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” Some of  President Muhammadu Buhari’s biggest critics are just …

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Nigeria’s 2017/18 human rights report card under Buhari by Amnesty International

Amnesty International published today its annual report on human rights for 2017/18.  According to the NGO: Over the past year, leaders have pushed hate, fought against rights, ignored crimes against humanity, and blithely let inequality and suffering spin out of control. This provoked mass protests, showing that while our challenges may never be greater, the will to fight back is …

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Igbo people crave own nation as tensions rise in Nigeria

During the opening match of the qualifying round for the 2018 World Cup, Chinedu Gabriel, 27, refused to stand in honor of Nigeria’s national soccer team. “I’m not a Nigerian,” said Mr. Gabriel, a motorcycle parts dealer in a suburb of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. “I’m a Biafran.” Almost 50 years after Nigeria’s brutal civil war put down a secessionist movement …

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The Anambra (s)election was a cash and don’t carry affair

The Anambra State governorship (s)election last month that saw incumbent Willie Obiano win in all the 21 local government areas was one in which the winner surprisingly wasn’t the highest bidder.  Some party activists have revealed to Naijiant.com how the (s)election was won and lost with each party trying to outbid the other in cash inducements for voters. Governor Obiano’s …

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Nigeria: Their election boycott fell flat. What now for the Biafra separatists?

The Nigerian government claims the secessionist group IPOB is “dead and gone”. Its supporters beg to differ. When an influential secessionist group called on people to boycott Anambra state’s election, many people expected the worst. Ahead of the governorship poll on 18 November, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) insisted that no election would take place unless Nigeria’s federal government …

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Press freedom getting worse in Nigeria under Buhari

Nigeria has witnessed a decline in press freedom since last year according to the 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by the NGO, Reporters Without Borders.  The country finished 122nd out of 180 countries in the world rankings. Last year Nigeria was in the 116th position.  President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military dictator, came to power in May 2015 and not …

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Biafra: IPOB’s lost chance

After some two years in detention by the Federal Government, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was released on stringent bail conditions by the Federal High Court in Abuja. Two of the bail conditions were that he was not to be seen in public gatherings of more than 10 people; and he was not to …

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#AnambraDebate: A bad night for Willie Obiano

Governor Willie Obiano, who is facing reelection on Saturday, had the most to lose going into the (s)election debate with four other candidates on national TV tonight.  And he did his best to ensure he made the other candidates look good.  It was a combination of the arrogance of power and poor presentational skills and perhaps, the fact that he …

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The good people of Anambra State should boycott the November 18 (s)election

Voters in Anambra State will be choosing who should be their governor in nine days’ time on 18 November. The candidates include incumbent Willie Obiano, for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Tony Nwoye of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Oseloka Obaze of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Osita Chidoka of the United Progressive Party (UPP). The first thing worthy …

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