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Exclusive senatorial impunity

Former senator Ifeanyi Ararume of Imo North constituency in Imo State, who at various times was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ran for governor under the Action Congress of Nigeria, returned to the PDP and sought the PDP nomination for the governor in the last (s)election, only to be spurned in favour of Emeka Ihedioha, and has …

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Obasanjo has “finished” Amaechi and Ngige

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has the ear of President Buhahahari, according to a source. The source claims that Buhahari has a lot of regard for the former president. They are both ex military colleagues and Obasanjo, as military dictator, appointed the current president as a federal commissioner for petroleum. Obasanjo, is taking advantage of Buhahari’s regard for him to exact …

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It’s not looking good for Bobo Chicago Bola Tinubu

The election of Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as the senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives has the feeling of signalling the death rites for the career of Bobo Chicago Bola Tinubu as a major player on the national political scene. Tinubu was being widely acclaimed as a master tactician and kingmaker when the coalition of varying …

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Fool me once, shame on you; fool me four times, shame on me

You can fool some people sometimes, but you can fool a lot of Nigerians all the time. Nigerians love to be deceived. You only have to witness the laughable reaction to President Buhahahari’s inauguration speech on social media to see the extent of Nigerian delusion. Many claimed to be moved by the speech, some talked about a sense of “euphoria” …

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Obasanjo is just taunting Nigerians

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has handed over to the president-elect Buhahari a “strategic development plan”. The report looked at education, security, economy, power and infrastructure, with recommendations on what the new administration should do to achieve positive results in these areas. Once again, Obasanjo has taken delight in pissing on Nigerians and calling it “rain”. This man ruled Nigeria twice, …

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Buhahari’s farm in Daura

President-elect Buhahari’s farm in Daura, Katsina State looks pretty modest. The man himself claimed he owns about 150 cows. Many commentators are using this as an example of Buhahari’s frugal and incorruptible lifestyle. A few words of caution here. While the farm appears modest for a former Head of State, in comparison with the palatial homes of the likes of …

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Privatisation of PHCN is fraud – electricity union

The National Union of Electricity Employees has claimed that the privatisation of power supply in Nigeria is a fraud. The fraud included handing over 200bn naira (about $1bn) of public funds to the private sector. General Secretary of the union Joe Ajaero said: “We want to say, as a union that the sham called privatization should be revisited. If privatisation, …

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From Madam Due Process to Madam No Empirical Evidence

Oby Ezekwesili, the former minister for education and frontwoman for the Bring Back Our Girls movement, followed up on Twitter from her farcical appearance on Al Jazeera’s “Head to head”, in which she suggested that her ex boss and former president Olusegun Obasanjo was not corrupt, with a number of tweets claiming that there was no “empirical evidence” of Obasanjo’s …

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Obasanjo and Tinubu on collision course

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the former governor of Lagos State, Bobo Chicago Bola Tinubu, are at loggerheads over the spoils of the APC’s victory in the presidential (s)election. Both men believe Buhahahari should listen to them on ministerial nominees. Tinubu has already tried to claim key ministries for his placemen, especially the right to choose all nominees from his …

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