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The political gang-up against Rochas Okorocha’s dynastic plans

Many Nigerians would have heard by now about the ward congress of the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that went down last Saturday, much to the dissatisfaction of incumbent governor Rochas Okorocha.  What many people may not know is what was at the root of the controversy in which one group claimed victory in the congress, …

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Nigeria’s emerging reality

Posit: if you’re from certain states in today’s Nigeria, you cannot aspire to the highest office in the land. There are stories making the rounds among various politically aware groups that the former governor of Lagos state, and APC chieftain, Bola Tinubu is considering a presidential run in 2023, and will as a result is open to supporting the second …

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Kanu “storms” Owerri, Okorocha “picks race”

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) addressed a massive rally in Owerri, the Imo State capital yesterday. Kanu and IPOB want southeastern Nigeria, which includes Imo State, to be allowed to secede from the rest of the country via a referendum and to become the independent state of Biafra.  This obviously puts him at …

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Nnamdi Kanu as a metaphor

A month ago, my boss, Kadaria and I, in a project for Channels TV, got to interview Nnamdi Kanu. It was an interesting drive from the hotel to his place in Umuahia. Two things that struck me, the organisation of his movement, and how close the Kanu compound is, to the Abia Government House. For crying out loud, there were …

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Owerri neighbourhood association petitions Fashola over Okorocha’s “invasion” of their land

A petition has been sent to the Babatunde Fashola, the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, whose responsibilities also include federal government owned land, by a group known as the Avu Federal Estate Neighbourhood Association, over what the group claims is the “forcible and unlawful invasion” of their land in Owerri by Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha. A copy of …

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