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Buhari’s brouhaha with his wife refuses to go away

President Muhammadu Buhari’s issues with his wife Aisha may not go away any soon, if a highly-placed All Progressives Congress (APC) source is to be believed. The source informed that “Aisha is determined to fight to any length” to get “her due” from the APC administration nominally headed by her husband. She is “tired” and fed up with the …

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Nigeria is playing with fire, again

An SBM Intelligence report published in August showed that the Nigerian Army is overstretched in its involvement in internal security operations. At the time of that report, troops were actively involved in 30 of the 36 states. This new report is about an emerging threat in Northern Nigeria. When this is situated within the context of the latent threat of …

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The Shia hypocrisy of Nasty Nasir el-Rufai

The government of Kaduna State headed by Nasir el-Rufai has declared the Shia sect’s Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) as unlawful. The IMN came to prominence when its members clashed with the army in the northern city of Zaria, Kaduna state, in December 2015. A judicial inquiry in August concluded that the army killed 348 of the sect’s members, indicting …

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Comical Lai Mohammed v Congressman Tom Marino: Lies v Reality

Congressman Tom Marino, representing Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district, wrote to US Secretary of State John Kerry on 1 September highlighting what he called “warning signs” about the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Marino’s letter prompted an almost immediate response from Nigeria’s propaganda minister Comical Lai Mohammed, who claimed in a statement yesterday that the congressman was “out of tune with …

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Nasty Nas el-Rufai shows ignorance is no barrier in Nigeria

The Kaduna State governor Nasir el-Rufai has attacked the Central Bank’s 14% lending rate for contributing to economic decline. “We have a Central Bank that has an MPR [Monetary Policy Rate – lending rate to banks] at — what? — 14% and banks lending at 20%. Only traders and drug dealers can make money at this interest rate. “I have …

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Zaria massacre: Shia Muslims reject report

A spokesman for the Shia sect has condemned the report of the inquiry set up by the Kaduna State government to look into the clashes between Shia Muslims and the Nigerian army in Zaria last year. The report, available online held that the army killed more than 300 people in the attack and that excessive force had been used in …

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