In One Swift Act Of Rage, Ganduje Desecrates 214 Years Old Emirate

By Uche Mbah The balkanization of the ancient Kano Emirate has elicited several reactions from prominent Nigerians who see it as a frontal attack on a monumental heritage by an incumbent Governor whose sense of outrage against the incumbent Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has been translated into an act that goes beyond the current occupant of the throne. And Umar Ghanduje is so fixated on the present infractions that he could not see the big picture. No, it is not about Sanusi, who is just a temporary occupant of the…

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2023: Tinubu’s Ambition Tears APC Apart

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

By Uche Mbah The Lion of Bourdillon, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been under fire recently for pushing his alleged 2023 presidential ambition with desperate gusto, and planning to install his henchmen in strategic positions in preparations for the final onslaught when the chips are down. Tinubu, who, this Magazine gathered, have relocated to Abuja to keep an eye on the game, has suddenly become a persona-non-grata among the Northern elites, who see him as overtly ambitious in trying to position himself for the presidency. Initially, before the elections, he…

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Buhari Back from London To Face Escalating Insecurity Amid N100 billion Controversy

By Uche Mbah President Buhari arrived from London Sunday to face escalating security crisis in the Northern and western part of the country after the Presidency came under fire for allegedly agreeing to pay the bandits N100 million to stop them from continuing attacks on the populace. If the reports are correct, it raises issues of who approved the payment since Vice President Osinbajo could not have signed for the money as the Vice president. Only the President or Acting President could have signed that. Besides, such amount of money…

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Buhari Disappears in London

President Muhammadu Buhari

By Uche Mbah Since President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to the United Kingdom for what his aids described as a private visit, he has all but disappeared from the radar, and nobody seems to know exactly where he is. For over one week, Buhari has been out of the country without transmitting any letter to the National Assembly for the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to take over as Acting President. He is currently acting as the vice president. His handlers claimed that he can rule Nigeria from anywhere. The trip has…

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Nigeria Under Siege As kidnappers Target Presidency

Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu

By Uche Mbah Security in recent times has taken a dive as kidnappers move up towards what analysts have described as the ultimate humiliation of the Presidency: the kidnapping of the close members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s immediate family. The latest of these kidnaps has been the kidnap of Musa Umar, an in-law to President Buhari and a District Head of Daura, the President’s home town . Umar, is said to be married to the daughter of Buhari’s sister, Hajiya Bilki.Umar, and doubles as the father of Fatima Musa, wife…

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Battle for Computer Village Takes A New dimension

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

By Uche Mbah The African Hub of Information Technology, generally called the Sillicon Valley of Africa, the Ikeja Computer Village, has been shut down by protesters because of attempts at imposition of an Iyaloja and Babaloja, market leaders meant for local markets of onions and pepper on the market. This, apparently, has been ordered by the Iyaloja general, the daughter of the strong man of Yoruba politics, Bola Ahmed Tinubu Mrs Tinubu Ojo. Iyaloja and Babaloja are meant to be market leaders of local salt and pepper markets, usually selected…

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Fidelity Bank Makes Giant Strides, Posts N23 billion Profit After Tax

Fidelity Bank

By Uche Mbah Fidelity Bank, one of the upwardly mobile middle level Banks in the Country, has consolidated on the gains of the previous Financial year by posting a profit after tax of N22.926 billion as against N17.768 billion in the previous Financial year amounting to an increase in N5.158 billion increase within the year under review. The Bank, which got listed on the floor of the Stock Exchange in May 2005, has declared a dividend of 11 kobo per ordinary share of 50k amounting to N3.186 billion. This was…

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Lagos: Ambode May Make Ministerial List Or Get Second Term By Default

By Uche Mbah Indications are that the governor of Lagos state, Akinwumi Ambode, may earn a ministerial slot in the new dispensation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidency. In the alternative, if some clandestine moves by some alleged groups to drag the Lagos governor elect, Jide Sanwolu, to court seeking to halt his swearing in based on alleged health grounds is successful, he may end up a default governor-again. He could not win the nomination for re election because the the Godfather, Bola Tinubu, refused to endorse him Recently, the governor…

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Chinese Prisoners Work As Expatriates and Prostitutes in Nigeria

Nigeria has joined the long list of countries-mostly African and Caribbean-where slave labor in the name of prisoners are used as expatriate workers in construction companies. This has been reported as Chinese labor policy to get cheap unpaid labor for their construction firms. A house of Representatives member representing Gumel, Gagarawa, Maigatari, and Sule Tankarkar constituency in Jigawa state, Sanni Zorro, who doubles as chairman House committee on internally displaced persons has recently raised the alarm in a press briefing at his home in Kano. According to him, Lee Gee…

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Court Case: Atiku’s Server Evidence Brings International Dimension To His Case

Reports that the Peoples Democratic Party flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar may invite Microsoft, IBM and Oracle experts to prove that he actually got the result from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,, server may have opened a new vista in a case that has already proved to be controversial. Recall that Atiku has released results that he claimed were the authentic 2019 presidential results from the official server of INEC. In the result posted, Atiku claimed he won the election by 1.6 million votes, even without the result from Rivers…

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