Buhari’s new ‘friends’

Since the outcome of the March 28th 2015 presidential election, the president-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari has become the toast of everyone, including some who shunned him like a pest in the past. Everyone seems to be angling for an opportunity to be seen shaking hands with Buhari and having the photos published and broadcast nationally and internationally. More...

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By - On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Arewa’s new political orphans (2)

Last week, we examined how ‘Hurricane Buhari’ made orphans of some key political actors in the North, including Modu Sheriff, Attahiru Bafarawa, Ibrahim Shekarau and Nuhu Ribadu. There were others who saw change More...

By - On Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Arewa’s new political orphans (1)

Hurricane Buhari might have come and gone, but it has left the political landscape of Nigeria, particularly the north, unrecognizable. Within the blink of an eye, old political structures and power-brokers had been More...

By - On Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Arewa’s new political orphans (1)

Hurricane Buhari might have come and gone, but it has left the political landscape of Nigeria, particularly the north, unrecognizable. Within the blink of an eye, old political structures and power-brokers had been More...

By - On Monday, April 13th, 2015
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Namadi Sambo should enroll in Almajiri school

One of the more theatrical moments of the last presidential campaign was the effort by Vice President Namadi Sambo to recite the opening chapter of the Quran. Unfortunately, what came out was so garbled that many More...

By - On Monday, April 6th, 2015
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How big is Buhari’s broom?

The first time I collected a voter’s card was during one of Nigeria’s several aborted transitions to democratic rule. At every opportunity, I yearned to cast my vote and stood for hours for that privilege – More...

By - On Monday, March 30th, 2015
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How did we get here?

If Nigeria was preparing to declare a major war on a foreign nation, the last three days would have been a perfect prelude: All land and sea borders of Nigeria were closed, preventing anyone from leaving or entering More...

By - On Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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Jonathan as Beggar-in-Chief?

Imagine that you’ve had a long, difficult day of meetings, visits and sorting out personal issues, and finally retire to bed at about midnight. However, the moment you fall asleep, you’re woken up and told that More...

By - On Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Goodluck was here

The brutal swipe of the scimitar slashes through flesh and bones, cutting through the cord of life in one cruel instant. The sand is soaked with my blood, gushing from deep within, as my head topples sideways. They More...

By - On Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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Integrity as political capital

On 21st of December, 2014, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP held a fundraising dinner at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. In a few frenetic hours, over N21bn was raised. One hitherto unknown Tunde Ayeni, who was More...

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