Despite Intervention By Dangote, Others, Sanusi May Still Be Dethroned

Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido

By Uche Mbah The Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi II, is probably on the way to suffering the fate of his grandfather, who was dethroned in the sixties when he was caught in a political logjam of the period. He has just returned from a trip to London, and has been received by a mammoth crowd in Kano. Recall that Mohammadu Sanusi, the grandfather of the current Emir, was deposed by Ahmadu Bello, the Saduana of Sokoto, due to what was once described as the unwieldy political influence of the…

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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


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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Kano: Ganduje Wins Amid Violence, PDP Rejects results

By Uche Mbah After series of reported violence, intimidation of voters and attacks on Journalists and independent observers,, the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, has declared the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi  Ganduje, winner of the Kano governorship elections. The All Progressives Congress, APC had polled a total of 45,876 votes while the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP polled 10, 239 votes.  Prior to this, PDP was leading with 1,014,474 votes against the APC’s 987,819 votes. During the supplementary elections, the media was awash with reports of violence and intimidation of voters…

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Kano: Intrigues, As Kwankwaso Forms Elders Forum, Buhari Summons APC Governors

By Uche Mbah Storms appear to be gathering over the proposed March 23 rerun elections in Kano state, where the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared the elections inconclusive based on the fact that the winning margin with which the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won the election is less than the number of cancelled votes in the state. There have been reactions to the election inconclusive status, with tension building up in the state over the issue. Meanwhile, subtle changes are being made in the electoral and security structure of…

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FG: Scandals, Scandals everywhere

By Uche Mbah These are not the best of times for the All Progressives Congress ruling party. For a government that has anti corruption fight as their cardinal agenda, no week passes without one or more official of the government reeling under the burden of scandal or the other. The latest of such scandals involved-yes, you got it-Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Osinbajo was said to have approved N5.8billion, which he directed to be disbursed from the Eurobond account and another N17 billion he ordered to be released from the Ecological Fund.…

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