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Oby Ezekwesili, just talking loud and saying nothing

The legendary and self-styled “godfather of soul” James Brown sang: “You’re like a dull knife Just ain’t cutting You’re just talking loud And saying nothing” I always remember that song when I listen to Oby Ezekwesili, the former minister for solid minerals, minister for education, one-time World Bank executive, and currently loudmouthed self-appointed spokesperson for the Bring Back Our Girls …

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Amaechi’s golden goodbyes

The new governor of Rivers State Eze Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has promised to probe the previous All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of Rotimi Amaechi and recover funds he claims were diverted to private pockets. Wike has already start recovering vehicles from Amaechi loyalists that the governor claims belong to the state. Amaechi fell out with his …

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God and Naija politricks

“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Paul asked that question in Romans 8:31. Every Naija politrickster, Christian or Muslim, has tried in one form or another to drag God’s name into politricks. Yesterday President Buhahari said in Daura that “it is not by power, it is not by wealth but by the Grace of God that …

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Somebody is not telling the truth in the senate president saga

Two All Progressives Congress (APC) national assembly legislators were interviewed on Channels TV yesterday. First up was Femi Gbajabiamila, from Lagos State, who was the party’s chosen candidate for Speaker of the House of Representatives. Gbajabiamila, was quite articulate, as you would expect of a US-trained attorney, and he alternated between a combative and reconciliatory tone. He said the election …

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Machine gun blast from the past

Many Nigerians are already complaining about the slow pace of the new Buhari administration. It looks like history is repeating itself, as this piece from Buhari’s first time as head of state from the New York Times in May 1984 shows. NIGERIAN MILITARY IS SEEN AS LOSING SUPPORT By CLIFFORD D. MAY Published: May 1, 1984 LAGOS, Nigeria, April 29— …

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Buhahahari unprepared for (s)election win

President Buhahahari is reported to have never expected to win the presidential (s)election. A source revealed to us that the then All Progressives Congress candidate did not believe he could win. This is seen as the explanation for the new regime’s failure to “hit the ground running” after the president was sworn in on 29 May. The president has been …

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We welcome plans to pay poor Nigerians 5,000 naira a month

The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that plans are in place to fulfil the ruling party’s campaign promise to pay 5000 naira monthly to the “poorest Nigerians”. This is a great idea. Nigeria should have a safety net for the unemployed. It is a no-brainer to argue otherwise. We can afford to do it. We already have a “welfare …

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