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Why APC is jittery over PDP’s overtures to Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar

By Ahmed Abba-Aji   It seems the resolution of the recent issues within the Peoples Democratic Party by the Supreme Court and their successful Congress last week, in the midst of the chaos in the ruling All Progressive Congress, has set off alarm bells within the government. At a time when President Muhammadu Buhari is celebrating his 100 days in ...

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Biafra and Corruption: When a Judas Becomes a Muhammad


By SKC Ogbonnia   The Nigerian corrupt cabal is exploiting the current Biafran agitation with increasing stridency. The venerable Merriam-Webster, mark you, defines corruption as a “dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people (such as government officials or police officers)” or “something that has been changed from its original form from what is pure or correct.” The confluence of ...

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Buhari and Apparition of Change, By Emmanuel Ogbeche

Emmanuel Ogbeche

I am persuaded to state without equivocation that we have become too distracted by our partisanship, sometimes masked as constitutionality, to notice that President Muhammadu Buhari has upended not only our social cohesion and geography but has frittered away our sovereignty. It has become a pathetic norm for some people to ask, ‘what law has the president breached since he ...

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Buhari’s reunion with his media team, by Reuben Abati


I was really excited on Saturday when I received news of the eventual visit of President Muhammadu Buhari’s media team to him in London. I had always felt that the exclusion of the media team from the London medical vacation and the various visits practically undermined the Presidential media office, and created the space for the mismanagement of the communication ...

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Obaseki and his Knack for Tough Decisions, by Crusoe Osagie

Godwin Obaseki

There is no question about Obaseki’s commitment to the welfare of Edo people as he continues to make the difficult decisions to clear out entrenched behaviours that inhibit growth Crusoe Osagie writes Lying adjacent to the University of Benin, Ekehuan Campus, is Garrick Memorial Secondary School (GMSS), a privately owned institution, which consists of rows of classroom blocks facing a vast open ...

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Boko Haram: Open Letter to Borno People, By Yushau A. Shuaib


“Fear a tumult which will affect those who caused it as well as the innocent ones…” Quran Chapter Anfal 8:25 I have deliberately quoted the above verse from the Quran, the Holy Book of Islam since the majority of Borno People are Muslims without ignoring the fact that there are other communities and towns within the state that are predominantly ...

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And Diezani Dazzles… By Sufuyan Ojeifo

Sufuyan Ojeifo

Since I read the exposé by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the looted public funds that have so far been traced to the former minister of petroleum resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, I have been beside myself.  The Commission has advisedly used the words -so far – which means its investigation is still on and much more illicit funds and items ...

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Buhari: #ResumeOrResign Protests and the Necessity of Truth


By Jude Ndukwe   It is 95 days today since the president, General Muhammadu Buhari, rtd, left the shores of our country for medical vacation in the UK. Adding the about 50 days he had earlier spent on the same vacation, General Buhari has spent a cumulative of about 150 days and still counting outside the shores of the country. ...

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