Nigeria: An Unhappy President, an Angry People

By Comfort Obi We have a quotable quote from President Muhammadu Buhari. He says he is unhappy. “I am the unhappiest President in the world”, national newspapers quoted Mr President as saying. He spoke from a foreign land, Amman, Jordan, where he addressed some Nigerians who live in that country. “It is uncharitable of those who accuse me of not being worried over the killings going on in Zamfara”, he added. The killings are not  exclusive to Zamfara. Every part of Nigeria is soaked in blood – especially parts of the North-west and…

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NNPC/IPMAN Distract Nigerians Over Pump Price

By Oji Odu First, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) came up with a gimmick, following the postponement of the 2019 elections to reduce fuel pump price so as to help ease movement of voters to their polling stations. Today, the association is threatening hell and brimstone that they will unilaterally increase petroleum pump price to over the official N145 per litre if the depot owners keep selling to them at a hiked price of N135.50 instead of the N133.28 The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on its…

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Obasanjo, Buhari In Warm Embrace At Council Of State Meeting

By Akinwale Kasali President Muhammadu Buhari and Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has put their differences behind as both former military head of states were in each others hands at the Council of State Meeting that began today in Abuja, Nigeria. Obasanjo over the weekend publicly criticised Buhari for his high-handedness, describing as another ‘Sani Abacha’ in the making, citing his policies and actions. Abacha, the late military dictator was known to have abused the rule of law, desecrated traditional stools, victimized, maimed and killed Nigerians who were against his policies…

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Nigeria Economy In Bad Shape, Buhari laments

By Akinwale Kasali President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that the Nigeria economy is in bad shape. The number one citizen’s statement is in contrary to what is party, All Progressives Congress, APC, his media aides and loyalists had earlier said, claiming that the Buhari administration has stabilized the economy and fashion out a roadmap for the nation to grow economically. Sadly, in a meeting today with the governors of the 36 states of the federation on the minimum wage issues that has been at the front burner of discourse, in…

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Aisha: A First Lady’s Frustration

By Comfort Obi I don’t know if the Presidency and the  leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are nervous about First Lady, Aisha Buhari. And if they are wringing their palms in helplessness. But in their shoes I would, each time she dares out.  Nothing captures the  helplessness in the Presidency over Mrs Buhari’s unpredictability  than this cartoon in The Punch newspaper of Thursday, December 6. President Muhammadu Buhari,  Aisha’s husband, was busy at his desk when the newscaster began to read the news. He looked up, and it was the First Lady’s…

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Petroleum Marketers Threaten to Ground Nigeria

By Oji Odu Tension is mounting to a fearful level in the country. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is still on strike with several meetings with Federal Government to resolve the issue of poor funding of the nations universities deadlocked. The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has threatened to down tools if federal government hesitates to resolve their problem. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) is still battle ready to ground the nation if government continues to waste time in kick-starting the new N30,000 minimum wage regime. Now,…

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Because of Chevrons Slave Labour

By Oji Odu Nigerians would have woken up today, Monday, September 24, 2018 to find that the dreaded long queues at the petrol stations which had in the near past almost shut down the nation have, again surfaced, maybe for the timely intervention of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),  Maikanti Baru, had pleaded with the oil workers under the auspices of the NUPENG and PENGASSAN to shelve their planned industrial action over a labour dispute involving the…

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2019 Polls: Buhari Promises Free And Fair Election

By Akinwale Kasali With the 2019 election drawing closer, President Muhammadu Buhari is promising world powers that the 2019 polls will be free and fair. Buhari today in Abuja assured United Kingdom Prime Minister, Theresa May, of his administration’s commitment to conducting free, fair and credible elections in 2019. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement said Buhari gave the assurance during a bilateral meeting with the visiting Prime Minister at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari welcomed UK’s support toward strengthening democratic institutions…

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Nigeria Signs MOU With Britain On Security, Economic Development

By Akinwale Kasali Following the inability of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to conquer the Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen insurgent, Nigeria and Britain on Wednesday in Abuja signed two agreements on Defence and Security partnership, as well as Economic Development Forum. Speaking briefly before signing the agreements, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that Nigeria and the United Kingdom would continue to enhance cooperation in tackling corruption and reducing poverty. The Nigerian leader lauded the British government for its assistances to Nigeria in the fight against terrorism, and pledged Nigeria’s readiness to…

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Nigeria Greedy Political Class

By Stephen Ubanna Nigeria politicians appear not to have learnt anything  from  the United States  t and  the United Kingdom political class who had developed a lasting political culture which had had led to the formation of parties with subsisting ideologies. Take for instance the United States, where  the republican and Democrats parties had evolved over the years . The situation is the same in Britain, where the Liberal, Labour and Conservatives parties exist. Politicians in these countries, based on their ideology , had pitched their tent with the right…

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