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Reuben Abati: Buhari and the marabouts


by Reuben Abati “Have you read Lauretta Onochie’s latest post?” “Lauretta. Lauretta. Who is she?” “She is a social media assistant at the Presidency. She shoots straight and direct. She defends President Muhammadu Buhari with the passion of someone the President treats like a daughter.” “Not a son, this time, ...

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Chude Jideonwo: Why you must ignore those who say protests don’t work in Nigeria

Chude Jideonwo

by Chude Jideonwo “I was really hopeful about the February 2face protests,” a friend of mine told me over lunch just recently. “And terribly disappointed when he chickened out. It was the one protest I decided I would go out for.” Then she added the clincher: “Because for me I ...

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Gov Ortom was asked why he’s owing workers; he gave classic response on how to speak like a politician

samuel ortom

The governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, granted an interview to The Punch newspaper on a range of issues. The first question he was asked was on why the state continued to owe the salaries of workers despite receiving bailouts from the Federal Government and benefiting from the Paris Club ...

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Ex-Rivers Gov. Peter ‘Perpetual Injunction’ Odili to establish first private medical university


Remember Peter Odili? The former Rivers governor married to a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, who in 2007, few days before he stepped down as governor, obtained a perpetual injunction from a court restraining the EFCC from arresting, detaining and arraigning him for alleged N100 billion fraud. Yes, that ...

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Abraham Ogbodo: Coordinating + Acting – Restructuring = Nothing


by Abraham Ogbodo I am a bit confused and somebody needs to talk to me now. Where exactly are we on the matter of the rechristening of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, which happened last Tuesday t the Senate? Which, between these two names: ‘Acting President’ and ‘Coordinating President’ describes him in ...

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Simon Kolawole: Predators as Nigeria’s ultimate saviours


by Simon Kolawole For decades, I have been holding on tenaciously to the belief that Nigeria would develop someday. I like to be practical, so I come up with all kinds of thoughts on how this would or could be achieved in real life. However, I have seen my hypotheses ...

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Aisha Buhari visits released Chibok girls (Photos)

Aisha Buhari-Chibok

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has asked the 82 recently released Chibok girls to be strong and to try and forget their ordeal in the hands of the terrorists so that they could continue with their education. The first lady was speaking when she met with the girls in ...

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Army shuffles its senior cadre; moves Oyebade, Irabor, others


In a bid to re-strategize, the Nigerian Army has posted in 147 officers into Operation LAFIYA DOLE, some Divisions, formations and training schools. In a posting released by the Office of the Military Secretary (Army), last week, Major General RO Yusuf, Commander, Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps, is now the Commander ...

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Inibehe Effiong: Osinbajo is the acting president of Nigeria, period!


by Inibehe Effiong The written declaration or letter transmitted to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by President Muhammadu Buhari conveying his decision to proceed on medical vacation has ignited an avoidable controversy regarding the status and role of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN ...

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“It is a contraption”: Court declares Rivers police probe panel illegal


Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday declared the 15-man probe panel constituted by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Idris, to investigate the violence, killings, destruction of property and other criminal activities that took place during and after the December 10, 2016 National Assembly re-run election ...

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Why one kidnapped Chibok girl reportedly rejected freedom

Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, a spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, said in an interview on Tuesday that one of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls refused to be part of those to be released because she had married one of the Boko Haram fighters. “One said, ‘No, I have a husband. I’m happy where ...

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And off he goes: Buhari travels to London for treatment

Buhari Osinbajo Saraki DOgara

The Presidency on Sunday released a statement announcing that President Muhammadu Buhari would be travelling once again to the United Kingdom for medical attention. The statement was signed by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina. Below is the statement: President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to ...

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Fayose accuses FG of exploiting “so-called Chibok girls” to divert attention from Buhari’s health

Ayo Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose  has described the report of the discovery and release of 82 additional Chibok girls from Boko Haram captivity as diversionary tactics aimed at diverting attention away from the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari. “What is not missing cannot be found. Despite the strenuous efforts at cover-up, discerning ...

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Abraham Ogbodo: Buhari: Between prayers and Section 144


by Abraham Ogbodo This is the problem of being out of touch for longer than necessary. Now, so much has happened and still happening that I do not know where to begin and end to capture as much as possible. For instance, this old song called restructuring of Nigeria has ...

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Released Chibok girls arrive in Abuja (Photos)

chibok chopper

82 released Chibok girls who were released on Saturday by Boko Haram following negotiations with the Federal Government, have arrived Abuja where they are expected to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House. On arrival in Abuja, they were received by the chief of staff to the president, ...

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Alabi WIlliams: Jonathan outsmarted


by Alabi Williams Just as his ratings in the public space had sustained equilibrium, despite revelations of unparalleled theft and squandering of public treasury and opportunities by disciples who worked directly with him, and others from afar during his tenure as president, Goodluck Jonathan may have thwarted own flight and ...

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Oh, happy day: 82 more Chibok girls regain freedom

boko haram chibok

On Saturday, 82 Chibok girls who have been in Boko Haram captivity since 2014 were released following negotiations between the federal government and their abductors. A State House press statement revealed that the girls were released in “exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the authorities.” With the latest ...

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Simon Kolawole: The options before President Buhari


by Simon Kolawole If you’re like me, you would hesitate to comment on the health of a fellow mortal in a sarcastic and malicious way just for the sake of politics. It doesn’t matter if it is the person next door or the president of a country. My grandmother never ...

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Adeniyi: “I did not distort Pres. Jonathan’s views and he did not say I did”


By Olusegun Adeniyi My attention has just been drawn to an attempt in a section of the social media to credit President Goodluck Jonathan with what he did not say about my book, ‘Against The Run of Play’, in order to discredit me. Yesterday, President Jonathan said: “I have just ...

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Samuel Osho: The Nigerian Law School grading system negates common-sense

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By Samuel Osho Every prestigious institution seeks to exude uniqueness in the execution of its plans; but not all signs of distinction connote outstanding excellence. There is a threat to the dimensions of intellectual engagement possible in institutions of higher learning where policies are implemented to frustrate the efforts of students. ...

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