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What’s Next? Aisha Buhari Re-posts Videos of Senators Criticising Her Husband

Aisha Buhari

Just a few days after reports of Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari re-election bid, his wife, Aisha Buhari in a rather shocking manner on Friday re-posted videos of senators criticising her husband. And this has got a lot of Nigerians talking, especially Twitter.  In the video posted on Twitter, Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi-central and Ben Murray-Bruce, Bayelsa-east senator, criticised her husband’s ...

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Dele Momodu: My Choice of Candidates in 2019 Presidential Election

Dele Momodu talks about his choice of candidates in the 2019 presidential elections

Fellow Nigerians, thanks for the deluge of messages and phone calls last week after reading my memo to our dear President. I doubt if any article of mine ever generated such amazing interest from the rich and poor, educated and not so educated, alike. The closest to it would be the letter I wrote to our wonderful First Lady of ...

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Strange but True: What Nigeria Will Look Like in 2018

How will Nigerians fare in 2018?

On the first day of 2018, as it is with every new year, the temptation is to dream big — to fantasise about sudden turnarounds of poverty to wealth, sadness to happiness, suffering to delirium. It’s a time when self-appointed men of God, latching on to the propensity of the people to romanticise the future, declare all good and no ...

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$1m Question! Does Buhari Deserve a Second Term?

Will many ordinary Nigerians still throng the streets for Muhammadu Buhari like they did in 2015 in case he's re-contesting? (REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye)

It is said that one good turn deserves another. Does President Muhammadu Buhari deserve a second term in office? Has he performed well to deserve another term?  These questions have palpitated in my head effectuating mixed feelings. The reason is that President Buhari if weighed on the scale of some expected deliverable such as security (fighting insurgency specifically) and combating ...

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Must Read! The Experiment: Like Jonathan, Like Buhari, and Now Like Atiku

Like Buhari, like Atiku

This past week was a very interesting one in the most recent history of the Nigerian state. Politically, it was Atiku and all the news around his much-anticipated “move” to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). On the flipside, we were treated to a luxurious wedding in faraway South Africa — Banky W and Adesua. As it is with the politics ...

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What Does It Really Mean to Support a Political Party in Nigeria?

What does it mean to belong to a political party in Nigeria?

There are many political parties in Nigeria, they spring up like green onions in a vegetable garden. Some evolved from older parties, while some are formed afresh. However, no matter how numerous they are per election cycle, there are never more than two or three main stalks. Their history is a splintered one and can be told from several perspectives. ...

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#PrayForOwerri: How 10-year-old Ibeanusi Was Shot Dead During Illegal Market Demolition

How a wave of demolition activities has unleashed anguish on Owerri

In recent times, a lot of Nigerians have been devastated by the wave of demolition activities carried out by several state governments. The basic idea behind most of these actions have been to aid “urban development,” thereby resulting in the tearing down of buildings or the expansion and reconstruction of existing small lane roads, Ventures Africa writes However, things took a ...

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Ayisha Osori: How Ordinary Nigerians Can Change the Game of Politics [#CitizensHangout]

Ayisha Osori ran for House of Reps in 2015

Pep Naija on August 4 hosted Ayisha Osori, a great Nigerian lawyer and journalist, on #CitizensHangout. There, she passionately revealed many dysfunctions of Nigerian politics. Not only that, she did offer practical solutions. She ran for house of reps in 2015. Her book, ‘Love Does Not Win Elections’ mirrors her experience of Nigeria’s political scene. Called to Bar in Nigeria ...

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Dele Momodu: Now Our Youths are Crying and Kicking

Dele Momodu with the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari

Fellow Nigerians, I didn’t know whether to cry or laugh when I got a call early this week from Ambassador Dayo Israel, one of the brightest youths I had mentored in my own modest way some years ago. It was a plaintive cry for help after the debacle of a failed local government chairmanship aspiration bid and the death knell ...

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Must Read! Three Things We Learnt from #OndoElection

The last days leading to the gubernatorial elections in Nigeria’s sunshine state were very crucial. Despite the joint call for postponement made by some 20 parties three days before the election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) took its decision and stood by it. At the end of it all, the elections in Ondo state came through as one of the ...

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