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Peter Obi, the empty vessel that makes the most noise

13 November 2018 Peter Obi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate and former governor of Anambra State, said during an interview yesterday on Arise News “Morning Show”, that “we should solve problems, not shouting, not making noise”.  He was referring to the likes of Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai, who has accused Obi of bigotry. El-Rufai made the …

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Nnamdi Kanu’s Biafran bark is looking worse than his bite

4 November 2018 Nnamdi Kanu, who calls himself the “leader” of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was back on Radio Biafra yesterday evening, spitting fire and brimstone about Biafran “restoration”, claiming that it was “scriptural” as “the time has come for Chukwu Okike Abiama to gather his people to return them where they belong”. This place of belonging is …

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The Kaduna crisis – A bird’s eye view

31 October 2018 It must be noted that this crisis is not the first this year to engulf Kasuwan Magani. At least 12 persons, 1,000 houses and several cars were destroyed in a religious crisis that erupted on 26 February over the conversion of a Christian girl to Islam by her Muslim boyfriend. 65 persons were subsequently arrested and charged …

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Anyone acting surprised at Buhari’s ethnocentric appointments needs their heads checked

15 September 2018 The announcement of Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director-General of Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Service (DSS), on Thursday kicked off a storm of commentary in the mainstream and social media about yet another “northerner” heading a security agency. In appointing Bichi, Buhari overlooked Matthew Seiyefa, who comes from Bayelsa State and was acting director-general following …

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