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The Jonathan administration’s corruption must be investigated

The Muhammadu Buhari regime has stated that it will “probe” the administration of Goodluck Jonathan. The investigation, prosecution, recovery of stolen funds and possible jailing of any corrupt officials are actions that all right-thinking Nigerians can agree on as positive developments. Corruption in Nigeria has grown legs as a result of impunity. Many corrupt officials believe they would get away …

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Obasanjo – another word for embarrassment

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo was on a local TV station last night trying to defend himself against accusations that his choice of successor was poor. Obasanjo was replaced by Umaru Yar’Adua, who died in office and was then succeeded by his vice president Goodluck Jonathan. Obasanjo’s response was shocking, to say the least. Watch it here: He said: “Even if …

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s silence is shameful

Martin Luther King said: “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamour of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” King was a Baptist minister, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is a church minister as well. Osinbajo’s silence on the plight of the “Kano …

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Buhari and the lessons of history

Although it is still early days, just one month after he swept into office on a tide of euphoria and a mantra of “change”, many of President Muhammadu Buhari’s voters already seem to be disappointed with the way things are turning out. Rather than hit the ground running, the new regime seems to have hit the ground snoring – as …

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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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