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Yahaya Bello’s EFCC Comeuppance, By Farooq A. Kperogi

Yahaya Bello’s EFCC Comeuppance, By Farooq A. Kperogi

Yahaya Bello’s EFCC Comeuppance By Farooq A. Kperogi I am not from Kogi State, but I have strong opinions on former Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello—as most Nigerians do. There is no doubt that few politicians in Nigeria are as universally reviled and despised as Yahaya Bello because of how he turned governance into a violent infant play, denuded it of even the faintest pretense to sanity and respectability, and developed an uncanny capacity to incite raw rage in people. That’s why there is mass excitement in Nigeria over his current travails with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Most…
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Okwadike: A Man Of Peace With Unaccomplished Mission — Tribute By HRH Igwe Amb. David Kingston Okey-Dede

Okwadike: A Man Of Peace With Unaccomplished Mission — Tribute By HRH Igwe Amb. David Kingston Okey-Dede

My last encounter with Okwadike by HRH Eze Amb. David Kingston Okey-Dede I became close to Okwadike, His Exeellency Dr Chukwuemeka Ezife moment I started attending Eminent Elders Consultative Forum meeting which he Okwadike was the chairman gradually we became friends with numerous visits to his home and in one of my visit to his house on October 2023 to inform him about my upcoming Offala Festival which supposed to hold on the last Saturday of November but latter rescheduled to Saturday 2nd December 2023, that day he asked that I should come upstairs and we sat at the barcony…
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BBC, Betta Edu, and Her Ministry of Corruption, By Farooq A. Kperogi

BBC, Betta Edu, and Her Ministry of Corruption, By Farooq A. Kperogi

BBC, Betta Edu, and Her Ministry of Corruption, By Farooq A. Kperogi By Farooq A. Kperogi The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) aroused the rage of Nigerians this week when it revealed in its periodic newsletter called “EFCC Alert” (which it shared with news organizations on Monday) that it had recovered up to 30 billion naira of the money allegedly stolen by suspended Humanitarian and Poverty Alleviation minister Betta Edu. The rage wasn’t directed at the EFCC, of course. It was directed at Betta Edu for the deficiency of morality it must take for her to steal that much…
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Kelechi Nwankpa: Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu Never Owed Any Pensioner In The State As Governor

Kelechi Nwankpa: Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu Never Owed Any Pensioner In The State As Governor

Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu Never Owed Any Pensioner In The State As Governor  By Kelechi Nwankpa A retired civil servant from Obingwa, Abia State, sat in front of my radio, fuming with anger as he listened to the Commissioner for Finance make false claims about the payment of pension areas in the state. I couldn't believe what i was hearing. "I have to speak up," I thought to myself. "The truth must be told." I picked up my phone and dialed a local radio station, telling side of the story, he never owed us As i waited for the call…
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Opinion: Stop Lying, We Know Who Introduced Religion, Ethnicity Politics in 2023

Opinion: Stop Lying, We Know Who Introduced Religion, Ethnicity Politics in 2023

Opinion: Stop Lying, We Know Who Introduced Religion, Ethnicity Politics in 2023 By Comr Amos Kalu The Presidency and his boys should wake up to their responsibility of fixing Nigeria and stop acting as if every Nigerian is blind because they are holding the helm of affairs on behalf of Nigerians. Gone are those days when they come up on National Dailies to twist our minds on realities of governance, no, today we are in the era of social media that doesn't easily forget as evidence always abounds for anyone interested in the truth to confirm it. It is a…
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Road To 2027: Can The North Stop Tinubu? (I)

Road To 2027: Can The North Stop Tinubu? (I)

  By ILYASU GADU A couple of weeks ago I got a call from one of my readers in Lagos who wanted me to confirm rumours of a coup and reports of soldiers of the Brigade of Guards manning strategic places in the FCT. I told him, like all residents, that I saw the unusual presence of soldiers in the city and a couple of checkpoints, but that I could not say for sure if that indicated a coup scare. As he persisted in his inquiry, I advised him that either Major General Edward Buba of Defence Information or Major…
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Constituency Project: How lawmakers pad budgets

Constituency Project: How lawmakers pad budgets

21 years after senators and members of the House of Representatives forced the Executive to insert Special Intervention Projects (SIP), known as constituency projects, into the budget, it has been one problem after the other every year. Constituency projects, which have a yearly budget of N100 billion, were established by the Obasanjo administration with the hope of bringing government closer to the people, especially those in the rural areas, just as it was not designed for lawmakers to determine directly what projects should go to their constituents or to be the ones who should provide contractors. With this in mind,…
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OPINION: Tinubu’s Cataclysmic Presidency And Its Many Danger Signals, By Engr. Odo Ijere

OPINION: Tinubu’s Cataclysmic Presidency And Its Many Danger Signals, By Engr. Odo Ijere

TINUBU'S CATACLYSMIC PRESIDENCY AND ITS MANY DANGER SIGNALS No one needs to be told that the nation of Nigeria has finally landed itself in a precipice of chaos and pandemonium. The danger signals are rife and undeniable. The lower limits of suffering has reached its irreducible minimum boundary conditions. Anything can snap and trigger the apocalypse long foretold and long awaited. We're indeed in real trouble. There is frustration everywhere now with the nation attaining its worst bedlam of crisis since constitutional democracy returned in 1999. The truth is that Tinubu's government was negotiated as a sinking ship where he…
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Nigeria’s Richest Woman, Folorunsho Alakija And Husband Reportedly Separate After 30 Years

Nigeria’s Richest Woman, Folorunsho Alakija And Husband Reportedly Separate After 30 Years

Nigeria’s billionaire businesswoman, Folorunsho Alakija, and her lovely husband, Modupe Alakija, have been reportedly separated. Sunday Telegraph gathered according to a report by The Will that the couple who had been married for 30 years, had encountered significant challenges leading to their separation. It was further gathered that the couple no longer reside together in their lavish matrimonial home in Ikoyi, Lagos, despite being parents to four children. The couple has reportedly been experiencing frequent conflicts, prompting Folorunsho to request privacy within her residence. This decision compelled her husband to seek alternative accommodation nearby. However, a close source claims that…
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No agenda of having many, I will be satisfied with 35 children – Benue man who married three women on same day

No agenda of having many, I will be satisfied with 35 children – Benue man who married three women on same day

Twenty-six-year-old Benue man, Tersugh Aondona, has disclosed the number of children he plans to have and the reason behind his decision to marry three wives on the same day. Aondona set social media agog and got tongues wagging after his marriage to three woman on January 31, 2024, came to public knowledge. Speaking on his matrimonial decision, Aondona stated that his ownership of large farmland played a role in his decision to marry three wives at once. Speaking during an interview with Punch, he also revealed how his father motivated him to have many wives. On the number of children…
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