Dubai Robbery: Interrogating Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, is in trouble. A section of the country – the Igbo – is angry with her.  She has unwittingly stepped on the toes of the Igbo. And the people, ever on their guard, are angry with her. They are crying blue murder. They are accusing her of discrimination. Don’t blame them, much, if you think they are being overly sensitive. They probably have reasons to. At times, they have been brazenly discriminated against in their own fatherland. Here’s one…

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2023: Attention: Ngige & Osita

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi In the past one year, aside from being the Minister for Labour, Chris Ngige, a medical doctor, has been engaged in another assignment which he considers very important. It is to convince his South-east people that one of their own will be Nigeria’s President in 2023. But Ngige attached a condition. The region must vote massively for President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office in 2019, or forget the Presidency. On this, Ngige is in the good company of Osita Okechukwu, the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria,…

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Atiku/Obi Ticket: Igbo Leaders’ Endorsement Rattles APC; Party Weighs Counter Measures

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Enugu stood still. It wasn’t always so but this hot Wednesday was different. The sleepy former capital of the defunct Eastern Region was playing host to a galaxy of Igbo leaders, as well as former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Igbo leaders gathered to chart a course for the race while Atiku came to formally inform the race of his candidacy in next year’s presidential election and his decision to pick a son of the soil, former governor Peter Obi as his Deputy. He came not as a…

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