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DID BUHARI MISCALCULATE?

DID BUHARI MISCALCULATE?

When Muhammadu Buhari led his Congress for Progressive Change to merge with other parties to form the All Progressives Congress in preparation for the 2015 election, critics saw it as purely opportunistic. One particularly scorching critic wrote then that Buhari is a single-minded person who would use anyone to attain his purpose. Buhari’s apparent inability...

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I DIDN’T IMAGINE BUHARI WOULD BE THIS BAD

I DIDN’T IMAGINE BUHARI WOULD BE THIS BAD

Among all Nigerian civilian presidents and military heads of state, there is something incomprehensible and inexplicable about the current President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Other presidents seemed to be doing something about turning Nigeria around or solving some specific problems. Most of them might not have got the results the masses expected, but one...

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Catholic Church should dismiss Mbaka, he’s author of confusion –Omokri

Catholic Church should dismiss Mbaka, he’s author of confusion –Omokri

An ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has asked the Catholic Church to “defrock” the Catholic Priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Fr Ejike Mbaka, over his confusing statements and endorsements. We had earlier reported that Mbaka blessed the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, for championing the...

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Who would have imagined times like this in Nigeria?

Who would have imagined times like this in Nigeria?

“Every nation has a period of its own challenges. When Americans were challenged, they turned to one great man, their ex-military General Eisenhower…when the French were challenged, they turned to their General Charles de Gaulle. When Britain was challenged, they turned to their great General Winston Churchill. Today, Nigeria is challenged. Economically challenged. Physically challenged....

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Why Nigeria is dying

Why Nigeria is dying

When a nation finally reaches the point that its primary aim is to preserve the status quo, it is approaching old age. When it reaches the point where it is unwilling to sacrifice part of its status quo, it is going beyond being old, it is dying. That is the state Nigeria has reached now....

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Pantami should exit honourably

Pantami should exit honourably

This Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, is a bad baggage of Mr President, so he should be dropped now and prosecuted. He has admitted guilt of heinous charges against him, his subsequent apology is an afterthought. If not, criminals could get to court and apologise for their crime, and be let go....

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Nigeria printing money: The road to Zimbabwe (1)

Nigeria printing money: The road to Zimbabwe (1)

Within the last week, a war of words has ensued over the management of the Nigerian economy with Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State firing the first salvo by accusing the Federal Government of the catastrophic management of the economy, alleging that the FG is printing money to fund federal allocations. Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Mrs...

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Central banking as a printing business

Central banking as a printing business

Joseph Mubiru (1929-1971), was the pioneer Governor of the Bank of Uganda. A highly competent technocrat, he was once ordered to print some money by the country’s military strongman General Idi Amin, to which he politely refused. On professional grounds. He was dismissed and later assassinated. Central bankers live in a gilded world. But their...

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Minister gives reasons for nationwide power outage

Minister gives reasons for nationwide power outage

The Minister of Power Engr. Sale Mamman has tendered an apology to all Nigerians affected by the power outage currently being experienced across the country.Engr. Mamman who described the situation as unfortunate in a statement issued by Aaron Arrtmas, his media aide in Abuja, however, attributed the situation to inadequate gas supply to some thermal...