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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Iheanacho’s Dwindling Career A Major Concern To Rohr

By Akinwale Kasali It wasn’s surprising to football analysts over the omission of Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho from the Super Eagles squad that faced Seychelles and Egypt in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers and International friendly last month. Coach Gernot Rohr openly criticised the performance and lackluster attitude of Iheanacho during international duties. He said for Iheanacho to remain in contention for the 2019 AFCON tournament, he has to be more serious minded. Since Claude Puel was sacked by Leicester City earlier this year, Iheanacho struggled to…

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2019 WWC: Super Falcons Faces Canada’s Hurdle

By Akinwale Kasali Coach Thomas Dennerby’s side, the Super Falcons of Nigeria are gearing up to stage a superlative performance against the Canadian ladies in a friendly match in preparation for the 2019 FIFA World Cup to be held in France in few months time. The nine-time African champions pummeled Iceland first division side,  UMF Selfoss 6-1 on Friday, the Super Falcons face a big test when they square up against their Canadian counterparts in a friendly match in Murcia, Spain later this evening. Following earlier tests against the likes…

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Dubai Robbery: Interrogating Abike Dabiri-Erewa

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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Senate Presidency: PDP Weighs Options, Mulls a Senate President with APC Deputy

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu With about 46 Senators now in its kitty, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is weighing options as regard the next President of the Senate, the The Source has learnt. An impeccable party source lists the options as follows: Cash in on the division in the ranks of the All Progressives Congress, APC, fresh and returning Senators over the party’s choice for the top Senate position to spring a surprise by sponsoring a ranking PDP Senator for the position with an APC Deputy; align with Senator Ali Ndume…

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APC Moves Against South East; Kalu’s Rebellion Threat Unsettles Party

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu This is authoritative. If the South East eventually ends up with any meaningful position in the yet- to-be composed President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term government, it would probably be a direct result of former governor Orji Uzo Kalu’s threat to revolt against the All Progressives Congress, APC, on the floor of the Senate during the inauguration of the ninth National Assembly on June 10.  Should the zone be denied the Deputy Presidency of the Senate, Kalu threatens to break ranks with his party. Kalu,  is a Senator-elect on…

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Rivers: Mr President, Please, Shame Them

By Comfort Obi “A mad person feels no shame. The shame is felt by relations” The above is an Igbo saying. It’s one I take seriously. On a number of times, it has guided me. I think President Muhammadu Buhari should think about this saying as the scary situation in Rivers state unfolds. Going through national newspapers, everyday, these past few weeks, my question has remained the same: Does Mr President know the truth about Rivers? Or, have they been giving him a different story line? The problem in Rivers, a top…

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For Governor Mohammed Abubakar, a Summons to Greatness

By Yidentity RevMov For Mohammed Abubakar the Governor of Bauchi State, this must be one of the longest nights of his life. Today, Monday, 25 March 2019, the court is likely to rule on whether or not the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, can proceed with collation of the result of Tafawa Balewa LG in the governorship elections in the state. If the court vacates its injunction, as many think it will do, the Governor would have played all his cards, as he fights desperately to cling to a disappearing…

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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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