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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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Seun Kuti joins Naijiant in blasting Oby Ezekwesili

Fela Kuti’s son Seun, on Twitter, agreed with us that Oby Ezekwesili had a train wreck of a performance on Al Jazeera’s “Head to head” programme. He tweeted: “Madam Oby. The question is ‘was obasanjo corrupt?’ Yes or no. Stop putting ur PHD to shame. The 16bn dollars electricity scam u were a part of na him hook ur throat …

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From Madam Due Process to Madam Public Embarrassment

Oby Ezekwesili, one time minister for education and minister for solid minerals under the Obasanjo regime, aka “Madam Due Process”, and lately the frontwoman for the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, went “Head to Head” on Al Jazeera with Mehdi Hasan at the Oxford Union. Boy, it should make painful watching for her “fans”. Ezekwesili, perhaps because she has a …

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Marginalising critical thought

Ever since Buhahahari won the (s)elections despite losing heavily in the southeast and the Niger Delta, two-bit pundits have gone to town about how those regions have “marginalised” themselves by not backing the winning horse. This hare-brained analysis has reached fever pitch with the APC losing in the National Assembly (s)elections across the southeast. This means that no single federal …

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Supervisor Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo seems to have taken up a supervisory role in the incoming Buhahari administration. The president-elect appears to trust Obasanjo a lot and is relying on him for advice on prospective ministerial appointments. Close aides asked Buhahari why he trusts a crooked man like Obasanjo so much, and the president-elect said that Obasanjo had entrusted him with …

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Buhahari meets Obasanjo yet again in Abuja!

The more Buhahari meets Obasanjo, the more “change” turns into business as usual. The more Obasanjo smiles, the more Naija suffers. The more things change, the more they remain the same. The more Obasanjo gains, the more Naija loses. The more you look, the less you see. Follow @naijiant

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