Presidential Election: Real Reasons It Was Postponed

By Bayo Bernard More than 2,500 local and international observers were deployed across the 36 states and 376 local governments in Nigeria in the last few days for the presidential and national assembly election that was to be held on February 16, 2019. Most of them, particularly, foreigners, have now become stranded in some remotest part of the country following the postponement of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. INEC Chairman Unexpectedly Shifts Election At exactly 2.50am, INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu announced in Abuja, the nation’s…

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Our Leaders Dance Shaku-Shaku, Nigeria Burns

By Comfort Obi I am not a social media addict. But I am addicted to the Social Media segment of the Kakaaki Morning Show, aired on the African Independent Television, AIT, Monday, through Friday. To my delight, a number of my friends are also addicted to it. So, some mornings, we have a good laugh discussing the contents.  It is a natural tonic for anger, frustration and depression. We have a depressing country,  no thanks to the antics of politicians. Yet, I hate to start  Monday mornings watching depressing scenes,…

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The Lamentations of Okorocha

By Comfort Obi Life is full of ironies.  It can pull unbelievable surprise.  Ask Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha. He has just been suspended from his party, the All Progressives Congress, a party he was very proud of. In suspending him, the state APC chairman, Marcelinus Nlemigbo, said the governor has become bad news for the party. He said the man has become a betrayer; that he has embarked on, and engaged in,  anti-party activities and so, an embarrassment to the party. So, the party kicked him out. It is…

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$2.8m Seized Cash is For Political Campaigns- EFCC Source

By Bayo Bernard  The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN has failed to intervene on the allegation of money laundry in which two officials of Bankers Warehouse are currently being held by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The decisionby apex bank to keep mum over the matter, the magazine learned may not be unconnected with ongoing EFCC investigations to unravel the source of the cash and suspicion held by the anti- graft body that the seized is meant for campaign purposes. Two officials of BW were arrested last Thursday…

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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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How Nigeria Killed Ras Kimono’s Wife

By Comfort Obi Until she died on Saturday,  September 22, 2018, perhaps, not many Nigerians, outside the music industry, knew Efemena Okedi. She was the wife of late reggae music star, Ras Kimono. Popular within  her circle as Efe, she also doubled as her husband’s manager. She died suddenly, barely three months after her husband,  also, died suddenly on his way to the USA. Efe was buried about a month ago.  So why am I just talking about her provocative passing now? In fact, I asked myself the same question several…

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AFCON 2019: Bafana Bafana Gears For Super Eagles Clash

By Akinwale Kasali With less than two weeks to the 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers match between Stuart Baxter led Bafana Bafana of South Africa and three time AFCON champions, The Super Eagles of Nigeria, the coach of the former apartheid country is not leaving any stone unturned as he has named a strong 23-man squad that will trade tackles with Gernot Rohr side in Pretoria on Saturday November, 17th, to know who tops Group E. The Southern Africa country had earlier defeated the Super Eagles 2-0 at the…

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No Tears For Shehu Sani

By Comfort Obi Nigeria may lose the contributions of one of its celebrated Senators when a new National Assembly wil be, all things being equal,  inaugurated in June 2019. Senator Shehu Sani, Kaduna Central, has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Pint-sized, but lion-hearted, Sani is, without a doubt, one of the most courageous and effective Senators in the current  NASS. He does not suffer fools gladly. He has the right words for every situation. He is not one of the deaf and dumb Senators. He is not…

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How Nigeria Embassy Paralysed Beninoa Economy On Monday, Over Independence Anniversary

By Stephen Ubanna Last Monday, October Ist, 2018, Economic and Social activities were virtually grounded to a halt at Cotonou, Republic of Benin, as all roads lead to the Nigeria Embassy in Cotonou    to join  kayode Oguntunase, the Nigerian  Ambassador   and his officials to celebrate Nigeria’s 58th Independence anniversary. The situation became more worrisome at Seme, a border Community between the  country and  the French speaking country   as key government  and  Republic of Benin  government officials were at Cotonou on the invitation of the Ambassador to join the embassy in…

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