Tag Archives: Olusegun Obasanjo

The Forbidden City…(1)


By OLUSEGUN ADENIYI Hardly had I introduced myself when the man seated by my side, a Lebanese, remarked: “It’s like Christians and Muslims are still killing one another in your country…” I could not contain myself as I reacted sharply, “from where did you get that?” He said he had just finished watching on CNN […]

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PDP Chairmanship: Why Bamanga Tukur Was Installed Against All Odds


By MOHAMMED ISMAIL The election of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has distorted the equilibrium and political equation of his home state (Adamawa). Already, tongues have started wagging over the propriety of such an old man manning the touted largest party in Africa with its complexities, lack […]

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Nigeria’s lingering Energy Crises: ‘Conspiracy of the Untouchables’


Those benefitting from the prolonged blackout in Nigeria are the same people in the corridors of power, who have even received National Awards and are believed to be above the law, writes Ohia Israel The duo of Salisu Ibrahim and Jamilu Isiaka are childhood friends. They grew up in the same environment where they were […]

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Jonathan and 2015


By CHIDI AMUTA In this place, the only realm of activity that seems to be thriving is the political industry. It employs many either directly or collaterally. It empowers a few, converting a handful of thugs into instant millionaires while migrating millions of the so-called electorate into worsening poverty at a rate in inverse proportion […]

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‘Boko Haram is a Conduit Pipe in the Presidency’ – Tukur Mamu


DESERT HERALD has been following the activities the Jama’a Ahlilsunnah Wal Da’a wati popularly called Boko Haram right from the onset. Spiritual leader and founder of the sect, late Muhammad Yusuf granted the paper his last interview on earth, before his killing under suspicious circumstances.  Maryam Musa and the Editor-in-Chief of Society Watchdog magazine, Akubo […]

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“Sam, Is it true your Mummy Stole Money”


By SEGUN O’LAW “You’re a thief. You lived a lie. Sitting in an office with plaques and awards and Financial Times articles on the walls and certificates of academic excellence – all lies”, Judge Michael Perl QC scoffed at Tony Billings for theft of £430,000 from his boss to pay for extravagant gifts and foreign […]

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God will bring a leader that will sanitize Nigeria and it’s Corrupt Leadership – Adamu Ciroma


Elder statesman Malam Adamu Ciroma has expressed hope that God will soon bring a leader in Nigeria that will correct the wrongs of present and former governments. Ciroma made this known in an interview with the BBC Hausa service which was monitored by our correspondent. The Madakin Fika said, “The only thing is we should […]

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PDP’s Young-at- Heart; The Adagba Ma Danu’s


By SEGUN O’LAW   It was a youth camp in 2007, Port Harcourt; organized by the Commitee for the Protection of People’s Dignity, COPPED, a roommate had just launched his untamed frenzy. The strong emotion which accompanied his delivery of tirade, at first ludicrously charmed us into some laughter, until his eyes began to reveal […]

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The fraud that secured Dakingari’s Second Term


How PDP’s Intrigues and Aliero’s Double Standard Consumed CPC’s Guber Chances The Deal that Compromised Gari Mallam’s Political Dream Why Gov Dakingari may betray his hitherto political godfather, Aliero again By MARYAM MUSA The intimidating political gathering in Kebbi penultimate week where President Goodluck Jonathan formally gave Sa’idu Nasamu Dakingari the PDP flag thus endorsing […]

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Plight of a Fraudulent Nation


The recent scam and financial scandal rocking the National Assembly involving the embattled House Committee Chairman on Capital Markets Hon. Herman Hembe and the Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission has once again brought Nigeria into global focus as nation of fraud, writes Ohia Israel From the reign of Evan Ewerem to David […]

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On The Controversial BPE Sales


The recent recommendation of revocation of the Federal Government sale of Daily Times Nigeria Plc and nine other public enterprises by the Senate is a confirmation of the shortchanging of the country by public officials that managed the controversial privatisation programme. The Upper Legislative body, on December 20, assented to all 45 recommendations of its […]

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