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Dele Momodu on #Biafra: Our Dear Army, Please Cool Temper [OPINION]

Fellow Nigerians, let me confess my admiration for security forces generally. It is not just because of the cleanliness and crispiness of their uniform or the famed discipline that they imbue in their members. It is because I find their job too risky. I often wonder why any man or woman would voluntarily sign his or her death warrant. For ...

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Straight Up! Excuse me Mr President, Our Unity Has to be Negotiable [READ]

Excuse me Mr President!

I grew up in the home of a nomadic civil servant. Today, my father will be on his way to Delta state for supervision. Tomorrow, he is on his way to Jos for coordination. One thing was clear in all those journeys: he was always travelling so he could meet our needs, and seek a better life for the family ...

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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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NIGERIA: What Exactly is Wrong With Our President?

What exactly is wrong with our president?

The rumour mill has been agog with stories that President Buhari could be returning to the country any time soon. This is coming shortly after photos of him with some visiting governors were greeted with wild excitement by his supporters. On the other hand, there couldn’t be a more rueful time for the patriotic Nigerian who places the nation first. ...

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Stray Bullet: The Nigerian Economy May 2015-2017: A Catalogue of Failures

By May 29, it would be two years since President Buhari came into office. But is the economy of Africa’s big brother better off? In his article for Vanguard, Dele Sobowale takes a look at the journey so far. The rate of change in our time is so swift that an individual of ordinary length of life will be called on ...

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Meet Bayo Omoboriowo, President Buhari’s Photographer Who Just Turned 30

Since becoming the official photographer of the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, Bayo Omoboriowo the photographer extraordinaire, has become incredibly famous. His story is so inspiring. Having struggled to graduate from the University of Lagos, he pursued his passion for photography with keen focus and rapt attention not minding how he dined and wined with poverty. Bayo had his ...

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FACT CHECK: Is Buhari Actually Dead? Did He Attempt Suicide?

Breaking: new websites are springing up to announce the death of President Muhammadu Buhari – or his attempted suicide. They are, in fact, spoofs, purporting to be Metro newspaper of UK or Huffington Post of US, TheCable can report. While “Metro” reported the “death” of Buhari, “Huffington Post” said he was caught “committing suicide”. The two fake sites are operated ...

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Pastor Bakare to Buhari: Shake Up Your Cabinet, Replace 36 States With Six Zones

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to shake up his cabinet and restructure the country. Giving his ‘State of the Nation’ address on Sunday, Bakare said the wicked people surrounding the president must be shown the way out. “May 29 this year will mark two full years of this administration in government. ...

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How We Will Bring Change to Nigeria in 2017- President Buhari

My dear Compatriots, I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria. I felicitate with you today at a time when our nation is witnessing a new and impressive turnaround in our security and socio-economic situation. I know you will join me to, once again, congratulate the heroic and gallant efforts ...

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4 Key Facts Every Nigerian Should Know About the Just Proposed 2017 Budget [Charts]

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, presented a budget proposal of N7.298 trillion for the 2017 fiscal year, envisaging a funding revenue of about N4.94 trillion, Vanguard reports Earnings and spending of government is projected to increase Though the overall expenditure and revenue figure are 20.4 per cent and 28.1 per cent higher than N6.06 trillion and N3.855 trillion estimated for 2016, it ...

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