Mixed Feelings, As Buhari Names Abandoned Stadium After Abiola

By Uche Mbah Palpable controversy arose over the decision of President Buhari to name the National Stadium Abuja after the late business mogul, Moshood Abiola, as part of the activities to mark the newly minted democracy day. Abiola was the widely acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 elections, annulled by former maximum ruler, Ibrahim Babangida. Buhari has, in a ceremony boycotted by former Nigerian leaders-Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida and Ernest Shonekan-announced the renaming the stadium after Abiola. The Stadium has not been used for years…

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NASS: PDP’s Ominous Silence Unsettles Presidency

National Assembly

By Uche Mbah Despite having the numbers to cause upsets at the coming National Assembly election of principal officers for the 9th assembly, the Peoples democratic Party, PDP has been conspiratorially silent on their position, fueling speculations that they may have an ace up their sleeves. In 2015, the PDP created an upset which, this Magazine was told, if they had wanted to take the senate Presidency they could have done so. But Senator David Mark, then immediate past senate president, declined at the last minute when it was agreed…

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Buhari’s Expired Clueless Men; What He Should Do Now

Muhammadu Buhari

By SKC Ogbonnia President Muhammadu Buhari would have been recorded as the worst Nigerian leader—ever, if he had lost the 2019 presidential election. Yet, his victory was not due to any popularity with the Nigerian people. And it had nothing to do with any electoral manipulation as commonly claimed within the opposition ranks. Buhari merely emerged as a better alternative in an election generally viewed as a binary contest between a devil and the deep blue sea. But the poor public perception of the president was equally neither lack of…

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One Week After Inauguration, Buhari Yet To Announce Cabinet

By Uche Mbah One week after the inauguration of President Buhari for second term, he is yet to announce his cabinet, fueling speculations of a repeat of his first term delay that sent the nation into recession. Buhari was sworn in on May 29th, 2019. He immediately flew out of the country for the Organization Of Islamic Countries, OIC, meeting. There he was vocal about the Palestinian cause, and had opportunities to meet the leaders of the Arab world. The Nigerian traditional allies were absent during the inauguration. His inaugural…

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FG Deny Approving State Police

President Muhammadu Buhari

By Uche Mbah The Federal Government has denied the news going round that President Mohammadu Buhari has signed an Executive Order approving the establishment of state Police, describing it as Fake News. Stories have been going round that the Presidency has approved the establishment of state and local Police. Some traditional media even carried the news. But The Source check indicated that the news emanated from the submission of the report of investigations into the activities of the special Anti Robbery squad, SARS, submitted to the Presidency in Aso Rock…

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Nigeria Spends 60% of Revenue On Debts, The Economist Says

By Uche Mbah The Economist, the international Business Magazine that is considered to be the mouthpiece of International Banking Concerns, has said that Nigeria spends sixty percent of her earnings to service loans. In a publication on their website monitored in Lagos, The Magazine said the Nigerian government is postponing a crisis, not averting one. “Officials are postponing a crisis, not averting one. Consider borrowing. The debt-to-GDP ratio is 28 per cent, but Nigeria collects so little in tax that interest payments swallow about 60 per cent of federal revenues,”…

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After Failing To Address The Nation On His Second Term Inauguration, Buhari Jets Out For OIC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari

By Uche Mbah In an unprecedented move, President Buhari, after his inauguration for second term, left the scene without giving an inaugural speech.Since Nigerian Independence, no democratically elected president has ever been inaugurated without an inaugural speech. Even Buhari himself, in 2015 gave an inaugural speech after being sworn in. Besides this, the presidential inauguration had it’s own drama. The head of the Brigade of guards was piqued by the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, who came to sandwich himself among the Service Chiefs who lined…

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At The Dawn Of His Second Term, Buhari Still Blames PDP

By Uche Mbah After four years in office, and being on the verge of another four year term, President Muhammadu Buhari has continued the trade of blaming every other person, particularly the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the woes of Nigeria. Buhari has, since he took over power in 2015, been blaming everyone else-except himself-for the failures of his government. He appears to be set to carry this blame game through the next four years. Buhari spoke while receiving the board of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, led by the Group…

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As Obasanjo Plans Southern Coalition, Buhari Summons Northern Governors’ Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari

By Uche Mbah Hours before the swearing in ceremony for  second term of President Muhammadu Buhari, he has summoned a meeting of Northern Governors. Though the reason for the current meeting is not officially stated,indications are that it has much to do with the allegations by former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s scathing remarks about the security situations in the country. Obasanjo had warned of threats of Fulanization and Islamization of the country under the present government. Incidentally, there has been an upsurge in security breaches in Nigeria, with the government hiding…

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Obasanjo’s Bombshell: South West On The Offensive

By Uche Mbah Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s exposition that the Muhammadu Buhari administration is carrying out Fulani backed Islamization agenda has generated much controversies-and bad blood-among ethnic nationalities, to the extent that Obasanjo was reported to have suggested a joint meeting of Southern leaders to prepare themselves for the inevitable. Obasanjo, in an address in a Church in Abuja, had called on concerted global efforts against terrorism and other organized crimes, while at the same time raising an alarm  that there is a grand plot by some elements in Nigeria…

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