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Time to drag the Nigerian Police Force into the 21st Century

In the light of the armed robbery in Lekki, Lagos a few days ago in broad daylight and the disgraceful scene in the video below with two cops fighting, it is time to revive this article from May 2011. Time to drag the Nigerian Police Force into the 21st Century by CIC Old Boy Robert Mark, the Commissioner of London’s Metropolitan …

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Why Fashola said Ambo must go

Akinwunmi Ambode is the APC candidate for Lagos State governor. In 2012 he was fired as Accountant-General of the state by current governor Babatunde Fashola. Our source in the Lagos State civil service claims that Ambode was passing on 2-3 billion Naira of Lagos State money on a monthly basis to “Bobo Chicago” Bola Tinubu, without the approval of the …

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What game is Bobo Chicago playing?

Bola Tinubu, aka Bobo Chicago, Asiwaju, Jagaban, etc, the former governor of Lagos State, and the force behind Buhahari’s run for the presidency, was once described by anti corruption czar Nuhu Ribadu as someone whose criminal case was of “international dimension”. Ribadu went on to claim that “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu would not escape justice but would be made to …

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An Anthropomorphic Nigeria

By Kariba Nwodo In some ways, the current political situation in Nigeria is like a love story. Nigeria (the woman) has two men vying for her attention: her old boo, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and her current Jonny mo, President Goodluck Jonathan. They have both brought forth plans and ideas, withstood intense public scrutiny as well as verbal attacks …

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Bad luck for Goodluck in Bayelsa?

The word “on ground” in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital,  is that Goodluck Jonathan is in danger of losing his home state if (big “if”) there is a free vote. Many Ijaws feel let down by his presidency.  They claim there is precious little to show in their state that the president is a homeboy. The poverty, joblessness and misery …

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Where is Buhahari?

Has the APC presidential candidate returned to Nigeria following his speech at Chatham House last Thursday? We have seen no record of him appearing in public in Nigeria since that speech. There are rumours that he is in his hometown Daura, but this can’t be confirmed. Buhahari’s failure to appear in public in Nigeria since that speech in London is …

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Ibori’s missing millions

Jailbird James Ibori, the former governor of Delta State, who is doing a 13 year stretch in Wandsworth Prison for money laundering and fraud, used four London-based Naija guys to launder several million pounds. The money was paid into their accounts for them to keep on his behalf. Since he was jailed, they have claimed the money as theirs. One …

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Mama P or Aisha Buhari: Who would you prefer by your side in a battle?

APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari’s wife looks homely, sweet, tender and pleasing to the eye.  If you were shooting a Nollywood or Kannywood movie and needed a Fulani mother, you would have nailed it if you found someone that looked like Aisha. Like something valuable and precious, with a “handle with care” sticker, she would seem out of place in …

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Will it be Febuhari and bad luck for Goodluck?

Who will emerge victorious on 14 February? Will it be a Valentine’s Day massacre at the polls for Goodluck or for Buhari? One thing is certain, there will be lots of violence, whichever way it goes, especially in the North – if Buhari loses. We all know the drill in Nigerian (s)elections – no matter how you slice and dice …

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