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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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New Year Mass Killings in Nigeria: Who Will Fix This Mess?

Barely 24 hours after 2018 was ushered in with aspirations and hope for a better year, people of Tse Igbudu Taraka community, Benue State woke up on Tuesday, January 2 to an invasion by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Many were reportedly massacred, with several people fleeing the community. James Gbudu, a resident of the area told DAILY POST, “As of now, ...

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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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Nigeria’s FG Has Disbursed Paris Club Refund to States. Here’s What Each of Them Got

The federal government has released a state-by-state breakdown of another tranche of Paris Club refund. The money was released alongside the allocations from the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC). Idris Ahmed, accountant general of the federation, who announced this in a statement, said it was done so that Nigerians could have a better Christmas. A statement from the ministry of ...

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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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Nigeria’s Economy is Bouncing Back. How Did It Happen?

Fueling the economy. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari and his administration have spent much of the last two and half years since he came to office championing the idea that for Africa’s largest economy to have any hope of making meaningful progress it needs to diversify away from its reliance on oil. But that day has not come. In fact, president Buhari will be ...

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President Buhari is Back Home but His First Speech Has Failed to Inspire Nigerians

Mr President is back from London!

The Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is back home after spending three months (104 days) on medical vacation in London. This is the second time President Buhari would be away on an extended medical leave in 2017. Back in February, he was away for 50 days. The president returned to a wild jubilation, with his motorcade from the airport to the ...

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One of Every $5 in Nigeria’s 2017 Budget Will Be Funded By Recovered Loot

The dividends of Buhari's anti-corruption war

Funds looted from Nigeria’s treasury have gone full cycle. Days after Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s acting president, signed a $23 billion budget, a presidential aide says the record deficit budget will be partly funded with loot recovered from the administration’s anti-corruption fight. Okoi Obono-Obla, a presidential aide on prosecution, told journalists that, subject to approval by the national assembly, “about 20%” ...

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#Biafra at 50: Effects Of Another War Will Be Unbearable

When I visited the National War Museum in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, last year, my intention was to learn more about the civil war in Biafra over 40 years ago; however, I ended up being depressed. I was not just depressed because the museum did not meet the international standards, or because many Nigerians — especially the youths — ...

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