2023: Buhari’s Silence Creates A loud Controversy

President Muhammadu Buhari

By Uche Mbah The conspiratorial silence of President Muhammadu Buhari over who succeeds him has created loopholes for rancor within the rank and file of All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential hopefuls, resulting in internal wranglings that is already threatening to implode the party. There have been speculations that the recent abysmal performance of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, is a product of fifth columnists that are bent on making sure that the Minister for Power, Tunde Fashola, is so discredited that President Buhari will not think of re…

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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

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

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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Battle for Computer Village Takes A New dimension

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

By Uche Mbah The African Hub of Information Technology, generally called the Sillicon Valley of Africa, the Ikeja Computer Village, has been shut down by protesters because of attempts at imposition of an Iyaloja and Babaloja, market leaders meant for local markets of onions and pepper on the market. This, apparently, has been ordered by the Iyaloja general, the daughter of the strong man of Yoruba politics, Bola Ahmed Tinubu Mrs Tinubu Ojo. Iyaloja and Babaloja are meant to be market leaders of local salt and pepper markets, usually selected…

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Lagos: Ambode May Make Ministerial List Or Get Second Term By Default

By Uche Mbah Indications are that the governor of Lagos state, Akinwumi Ambode, may earn a ministerial slot in the new dispensation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidency. In the alternative, if some clandestine moves by some alleged groups to drag the Lagos governor elect, Jide Sanwolu, to court seeking to halt his swearing in based on alleged health grounds is successful, he may end up a default governor-again. He could not win the nomination for re election because the the Godfather, Bola Tinubu, refused to endorse him Recently, the governor…

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NASS Tussle: Tinubu Relocates To Abuja

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

By Akinwale Kasali In a quest to impose Femi Gbajabiamila and Ahmed Lawan as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Senate President in the 9th Assembly, All Progressives Congress, APC, leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has relocated to Abuja to further strategize and plot the imposition of his candidates on members of the House of Assembly. Since last week, Tinubu has shifted base from his Bourdillion abode in Lagos to the country’s seat of power, Abuja, in a bid to perfect his plan. However, his absence in Lagos,…

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Oyo Rejects Tinubu Votes PDP

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

By Bayo Bernard Amidst celebration of the victory of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP candidate, Seyi Makinde in the governorship election in Oyo state, the Pacesetter state was yesterday thrown into mourning over the death of a member of the House of Representatives, Temitope Olatoye, popular as Sugar. The lawmaker was shot in the face in Ibadan, the state’s capital by yet-to-be identified gun men. He was later rushed to the University College Hospital, UCH where he later died. Sugar has just been re-elected under the ADP platform before the…

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Tinubu: Nigeria’s Most Powerful Politician

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi Let me begin with an apology. Please, excuse the title of this write-up. Penultimate week, I used a title almost similar to this. It was entitled: Ambode: Nigeria’s Most Powerless Governor. Now this. But don’t be envious of Lagosians. They don’t proudly call their state “Eko for show” for nothing. It is their luck that God blessed them with men of two extremes. The most powerless governor. And the most powerful politician.  Forget  President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo or even  former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Sure,…

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Tinubu’s Empire On Trial; Absence At Rallies Fuels Speculations

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

By Uche Mbah The Political dynasty of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu appears to be under high tension in recent times since he decided against the idea of the continuation in office of Akinwumi Ambode, the incumbent governor of Lagos state. Since that fateful decision, the state has been in dilemma on what should be done with the governor, whose loyalty the Tinubu camp are no longer sure of. They toyed with the idea of using the Lagos House of Assembly for his impeachment but the option has its own drawbacks: The…

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Lagos APC Rally: Lagos CP Removed, Oluomo To Be Flown Abroad

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

By Uche Mbah The violence that rocked the All Progressives Congress, APC, rally in Lagos that resulted in a factional leader of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Musliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, being hospitalized has brought to the fore the problem of running a democratic government side by side with a Mafioso-like union that thrives on Violence and rule of the thumb. Already, the whole episode has afforded the godfather of Lagos, Bola Tinubu to now have a complete control of the whole state apparatus…

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