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The Buhari Gambari Gambit

The Buhari Gambari Gambit

Nobody saw it coming. Really? The appointment of Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari as chief of staff may have surprised many of those who still give a toss about the Buhari presidency. Not to those who run the presidency, and we know who they are. Gambari, who succeeds the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu

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Wike’s Messianic Complex

There are governors and they all are different except for one characteristic they have in common. They are the undisputed lords of their manors and little emperors of their states. The only person superior to them is the president, and one that is ready to bite them when they get too uppity. But there is

Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

Nigeria’s Final Burst

The raining season is here, at last, to give us some relief from the searing heat of the dry months. But the relief will be soured by the torrential economic woes that have enveloped the country. Indeed, Nigerians are in for a very hard time, caught between the terror of the coronavirus pandemic and the

Aminu Masari Photo

Who Is Shedding Crocodile Tears Now?

Governor Aminu Masari is lamenting the banditry that is ravaging Katsina and other states in the northwest. He is at his wits end as he has run out of options to tackle the menace of lawlessness that has made the lives of the people an absolute misery. They can’t go to their farms freely; they

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Some Countries Do Have Them

There is nothing as exact as a major crisis to assess the worth of leaders. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed many of them to be impostors, unfit for the high offices of president and prime minister they hold. President Donald Trump is a classic example of leaders who have been found out by the pandemic.

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The Cat With Multiple Lives

Orji Uzor Kalu is a free man, courtesy of the Supreme Court. By the end of today, he will be let out of prison and begin enjoying his new life as an ‘innocent man’. It doesn’t matter that his ‘innocence’ was acquired by default. A judicial aberration gave him his lucky break. And no one

Mamman Daura, Buhari’s beloved nephew, Ismailia Isa Funtua, his in-law (Funtua’s son is married to the president’s daughter), and Babagana Kingibe,

The Three Musketeers

They were four. Suddenly, they became three when King Corona took the life of Abba Kyari, the powerful chief of staff and one of the most influential advisers to President Buhari. The three are Mamman Daura, Buhari’s beloved nephew, Ismailia Isa Funtua, his in-law (Funtua’s son is married to the president’s daughter), and Babagana Kingibe,

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The Gift That Keeps Giving

General Sani Abacha was a vicious dictator and one of the worst of the terrible leaders Nigeria has been afflicted with. He loved power and brooked no opposition of any kind.  To drive the message home that he wanted to be a maximum ruler, he concocted a coup plot to get rid of those he

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