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Fayose continues the tradition of exploiting child labour

Ayo Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State, who likes to flaunt his credentials as a “man of the people”, was photographed buying bananas from a boy who is clearly a minor. This shameless act mimics Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, who, last year, thought it was appropriate to buy plantain chips from an underage street hawker. Both of these …

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Buhari’s mixed messages about the PDP

As former president Olusegun Obasanjo turns 79 tomorrow, President Muhammadu Buhari sent him a congratulatory message saying: “The President warmly commends Chief Obasanjo’s vision and commitment to the growth of Nigeria and Africa, which translated into a historical growth rate of 6 percent for the Nigerian economy after a long period of slow growth, and also created a rippling effect …

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Beatings and bribes: the corruption behind Lagos’s traffic jams

With three-hour delays and transport authorities susceptible to bribes, Lagos traffic is almost uncontrollable. Yet have efforts to cut down on corruption actually made Lagos’s roads even more dangerous? Amid the heat and noise of a highway overpass in Oshodi, a bustling market town in central Lagos, 28-year-old bus driver Dare explains how the transport “union” works. “They can beat …

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Which side is turncoat Ali Ndume on?

The Senate Majority Leader Ali Ndume of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and representing Borno South said in an interview that he was happy to testify at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki and all those accused alongside Dasuki of diverting $2.1bn meant for prosecuting the war against Boko Haram. Ndume said: “As …

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Saraki and Tambuwal: 2019 on their minds

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto State and a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, are plotting to “fight Buhari” in 2019. The two former members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), according to a source close to the Senate President, want to ensure that “whatever Buhari plans for 2019 will not work”. It …

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Enugu-Onitsha not so “expressway”

The road from Enugu to Onitsha is, depending on whether you are in Nigeria, the UK or the US, an “expressway”, “motorway” or “freeway”. It is also what is called a “federal road” in Nigeria. This means it is the responsibility of the federal government to maintain the road, as it links states and two major cities in southeastern Nigeria. …

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