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Peter Obi’s dictatorial past

19 February 2019 Peter Obi, the vice presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was governor of Anambra State from 2007 to 2014. Obi won two terms as governor under the banner of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). However, towards the end of his second term he was making moves towards the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who were …

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There is no such thing as “Igbo interest”, “Yoruba interest”, or “Fulani interest”

18 February 2019 Phrases such “the interests of the Yoruba nation” or “Igbo interest” are common in Nigerian political commentary. Last week Afenifere, described as the “Pan-Yoruba socio-political group”, said in a statement that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo “is working against the interest of the Yoruba”.  The statement was signed by Reuben Fasoranti, Ayo Adebanjo, Olu Falae and Femi Okurounmi.  …

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Nigeria election: Disappointment and anger over poll delay

17 February 2019 The postponement of elections in Nigeria has been a major inconvenience for millions of voters, especially those who have taken long and expensive journeys to cast their ballots. On Saturday, the election commission decided to delay polls for a week, saying it needs more time to ensure a free and fair vote. But there are concerns that …

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Atiku: I have no concrete plan on privatising NNPC

15 February 2019 Atiku Abubakar, the main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in Saturday’s Nigerian presidential (s)election, spoke to Adrian Kriesch of German public service broadcaster DW, following a rally in his home state of Adamawa. When questioned about his proposal to privatise the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), he said he had no “concrete plan”. It is instructive that …

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IPOB reportedly attack a police station in Ajali, Anambra State

14 February 2019 A police station was burnt early this morning in Ajali, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State. A witness said policemen were overpowered, beaten up and detainees in police cells were set free. The pictures below show some of the damage done. A security source confirmed to that the attack was carried out by the …

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The house Uche Secondus is building

14 February 2019 The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is building the mansion above in his hometown of Ikuru in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State. He became national chairman of the PDP in December 2017 with the backing of Nyesom Wike, the governor of oil-rich Rivers State. Secondus was also a two-term state chairman of …

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