Saturday, February 16, 2019

Fredrick Nwabufo

    Moghalu told me police officers wouldn’t head EFCC when he becomes president

Moghalu told me police officers wouldn’t head EFCC when he becomes president

“Nigerian politics does not demand intelligence, but agbero brawns. The more grammar you speak, the farther the distance between you and the people.”This was the banter of a friend; a very educated and informed one, but sadly this is the perception of many Nigerians as well.I sat in my nest that afternoon wondering why we are often led by the [...]

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    Buhari’s ‘Next Level Logo’: Plagiarism is just a word

Buhari’s ‘Next Level Logo’: Plagiarism is just a word

It appears Buhari campaign managers have little respect for intellectual property; obviate due diligence, and may be impotent of original ideas. President Buhari’s ‘Next Level campaign logo’ has ticked off an avoidable controversy. The logo is said to be that of “a project of Winthrop University-School Partnership Network in collaboration with Fort Mill School District (York 4), Lancaster County School District, [...]

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    What DSS report says about Oshiomhole

What DSS report says about Oshiomhole

The depth of filth in the APC primary election can contain a tsunami. The "inglorious" exercise and its resulting attrition betray the anti-corruption sloganeering of the Buhari administration. A lot has been said about the alleged involvement of Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, in the corruption shin-dig.  But what is the position of the DSS? The secret police interrogated Oshiomhole, and really [...]

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    Oshiomhole lives to run away another day‎

Oshiomhole lives to run away another day‎

Adams Oshiomhole is like an over-indulged child who cries and throw tantrums to get a piece of candy. And when he gets it, he cavorts and prances until another craving. I watched Oshiomhole on 'Tuesday Live‎ with Cyril Stober' in the heat of a labour protest in 2003. At the time, the Obasanjo administration was angling to introduce a new fuel [...]

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    Okono-Obla’s panel of blackmail

Okono-Obla’s panel of blackmail

One of the encumbrances to the Buhari administration’s fight against corruption is aides of blemished character. And that the “war against corruption” elicits farcical reactions is because of these fortune chasers.The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery Public Property (SPIP) has chalked up copious notoriety; perhaps, owing to the demeanour of its honcho, Okoi Obono-Obla. In fact, it has [...]

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    Stella Oduah deserves accolades for her legacy in aviation

Stella Oduah deserves accolades for her legacy in aviation

President Muhammadu Buhari will launch the new terminal building of Port Harcourt International Airport this week. This project was initiated by the ministry of aviation oversaw by Stella Oduah under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, and was paid for, with the partnership of the Chinese EXIM Bank.It is commendable that the current administration has stayed the course, seeing the project to [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu is like Ojukwu who fled the country after causing many deaths

Nnamdi Kanu is like Ojukwu who fled the country after causing many deaths

I just watched a video of “Nnamdi Kanu in Israel”.  And truly, it was him. In the video, he stands before the Wailing Wall, “wailing”; a voice in the background spits platitudes as the “supreme leader” prays. He then terminates his ritual and turns to the camera to affirm his “invincibility”. Choreographic marvel! But many young Igbo lives were lost because of [...]

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    The rise and rise of ‘Ada na eme ogo’

The rise and rise of ‘Ada na eme ogo’

Anambra politics is not for the faint-hearted. And it is not for the underachiever; it is for the dauntless and the “performer”.Some politicians in the state have had their political fortunes plummet owing to a prodigious level non-performance.Anambra people have a voracious appetite for progress, and for development. They are least swayed by money, and even if they receive money [...]

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    The Igbo eat their own

The Igbo eat their own

That the Igbo are in a political freeze is largely due to their own “sleight of hand”; that they are in disarray is because they never agree. And that they have not had any success in politics since 1999 is because they still think Nigeria is Egypt where they are slaves.That the late Odumegwu Ojukwu did not become president, despite [...]

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    A lifeless evening with Buhari

A lifeless evening with Buhari

Of all Nigeria’s presidents, Buhari is the one with a diminutive intellectual stature. His severe intellectual malnourishment is not even a subject of debate; most of his supporters admit that he is not smart. But they taper their admittance with a claim that he makes up for what he lacks in intelligence in having integrity. It is because of his obvious [...]

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    Ambode danced the reggae with Tinubu, now he must face the blues

Ambode danced the reggae with Tinubu, now he must face the blues

Nobody likes you. You are only liked for what you bring to the table. In politics, your likability is tied to the value of your office or the worth of your pocket. And in Governor Ambode’s case, your relevance, sometimes, is tethered to the whim of a godfather. What is happening to Ambode, whom even his deputy has rejected, should be [...]

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    When Osun humbled a god‎

When Osun humbled a god‎

Osun, second wife of Sango, after whom "the state of Osun" is named, holds a special place in the pantheon of Yoruba mythology‎.Osun, goddess of fertility, was a great cook. She‎ held Sango in her thrall with her cooking. That was the power she had over him. She was also very clever. She wheedled Oba, Sango's first wife, into [...]

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    Ogbanje Nigeria Air was a hustle for the boys

Ogbanje Nigeria Air was a hustle for the boys

Nigeria Air was still-birthed because it was never meant to reach parturition in the first place. It was a grand scam. A cash-out for the boys; though I fell for it.When Hadi Siriki, minister of aviation, displayed a nondescript logo announcing that Nigeria Air would launch in December, I became seized by national fervour. In my rapture, I praised the [...]

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    PDP, APC are not an option — even APGA, Ojukwu’s baby, is now a fiefdom

PDP, APC are not an option — even APGA, Ojukwu’s baby, is now a fiefdom

A pesky problem of the Nigeria political milieu is the dominance of flatulent, gluttonous and dictatorial political parties. Political parties give complexion to politics. Hence, that our politics suffers “craw-craw” and monkey pox is largely due to the political parties.I believe the APC and the PDP are not a favourable option for the Nigerian people – in view of the [...]

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    Tinubu: What the most powerful man in Babylon must know

Tinubu: What the most powerful man in Babylon must know

I have been thinking about Jagaban, Bola Ahmed Tinubu lately. I think he deserves an encomium for tipping into the expansive shoes of the sage, Obafemi Awolowo, by forging a united bunch out of disparate broomsticks. But honestly, I do not think he has the intellectual grit, ideological purpose and discipline of the late former premier of the western region.Jagaban [...]

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    This disease called ‘I am not aware’ afflicting people in high places

This disease called ‘I am not aware’ afflicting people in high places

A scrum of police officers invades the residence of a respected Ijaw leader – Edwin Clark. The invaders claim they are acting on the order of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP).These invidious executers of tyranny spend more than two hours rummaging through the “boxers, socks, hats, bead necklaces, soup pots, cellar and cutlery” of the Ijaw chief, but [...]

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