Tag: Buhari

Politics and Policy

‘We Are Angry. We Feel Betrayed. President Buhari, Step Aside’ | Read the Catholic Bishops Conference Statement on the Benue Killings

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Following the killing of at least 17 people at a Catholic church in Benue state on Tuesday, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCB) have released …

Politics and Policy

Why Police Using Tear-Gas on BringBackOurGirls members Is Fatal To Faith In Nigeria

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Tear-gas chokes, causes the nose to run and hurts the eyes. It is usually a last resort used by law enforcement to disperse crowds that are …

Politics and Policy

Flirting with Impeachment and National Insecurity

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Illegality and authoritarianism have one thing in common: disregard for laws that require involving other people in decision making. The latter is more easily identified as …

Ideas & InnovationPolitics and Policy

Extended Comment: Is There A Way To Defend Buhari’s Comments?

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Thursday was Groundhog Day for President Buhari’s media team. It took more than half the day, when #LazyNigerianYouths had already notched up north of 50,000 tweets, …

Elections 2019Opinion

An Excellent Case for Buhari’s Second Term

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By Pius Adesanmi Two Buharideens, two separate threads far apart, going on simultaneously. Unbeknownst to the other, each make exactly the same case for Buhari. I …

Culture and Lifestyle

2018: Naomi Campbell. 2038: Stormy Daniels

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Try out this quiz: If President Buhari had, on his Lagos trip, bumped into Oprah Winfrey or Whoopi Goldberg, would it have led to the sensation …

Politics and Policy

Buhari’s Lagos Visit is Tinubu’s Show of Ownership of Lagos. And Nigeria

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Buhari’s visit to Lagos has created a traffic conundrum within the metropolis. Residents have had to embark on long distance treks to and from different parts …

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Buhari Has Sided With Tinubu To Preserve Himself And The APC. What Will Oyegun’s Next Move Be?

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President Buhari, at the APC NEC meeting on Tuesday, called for a reverse of the motion to extend the tenure of the current set of party …

Politics and Policy

Bill Gates Smiles and Dines With Buhari, But Blunt About the Effect of His Policies

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Microsoft founder and one of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates, was hosted to a dinner by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday night at the State …

Politics and Policy

A Nigerian Billionaire Paid Cambridge Analytica To Make Sure Buhari Lost In 2015. Why Was It A Bad Thing?

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The US data analysis and political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica (CA), who have been in the news for illegally using facebook profiles to help elect Donald …

PeoplePolitics and Policy

How did ‘Strongman’ Buhari Become Laissez-faire?

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On his visit to Dapchi, Yobe state where 110 girls were abducted from a secondary school, president Muhammadu Buhari said his government has shown better sensitivity …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

Could We Boycott Beef to Protest Herdsmen Attacks?

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There has probably never been a more nauseating show of entitlement than what has been spewed by some members of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders, a …

Politics and Policy

Silence on Identity is Why Patience Will Hardly Work in 2018 Nigeria

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I don’t know that I have ever seen a patient dog. Matter of fact, I don’t like dogs. I’ve been pursued twice in my life by …

Letters & EssaysPolitics and Policy

You Need to Fire Somebody, Mr President

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For what it’s worth, Mr President, it is very likely that you were really not aware of the reinstatement of Maina. 2017 has not exactly been …

Letters & EssaysPolitics and Policy

How Buhari Became The Other Baba

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You would still be right that President Muhammadu Buhari has become the other barber. Two years after the promise of change and uplift in standards and …

Politics and Policy

‘Lion King’ Working From Home Because of – Rats?

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It would appear the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is being prevented from resuming his duties in his office because of an infestation of …

Politics and Policy

The Cost of a Bello-guering Public Holiday

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, declared a public holiday on August 21, 2017, for his people to offer thanks for the return and health …

Politics and Policy

President Buhari is back: Did he declare Jollof Rice?

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The address by President Muhammadu Buhari lasted less than five minutes. The texts of the President’s speech are already on the pages of national dailies and …

PeoplePolitics and Policy

Is That The End of The Charly Boy Show?

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The ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ movement organized and led by the maverick entertainer, Charles Oputa, has decided against proceeding further with its #ResumeorResign protests. The protests …

Politics and Policy

Buhari’s 100 Days in London: The Goods, Groans and The Grey Areas

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On the evening of May 7, 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja for what was announced as an “indefinite” medical vacation in London. With the President …

Politics and Policy

Dear Queen Buhari, Go Bring Daddy Home

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For better or worse, the Office of the First Lady has assumed a less significant role in Nigeria, from the exulted elegance of the Stella Obasanjo …

Politics and Policy

Saraki as Acting President was the Senate’s Show of Force

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It was brief, it was a relief, like that moment after your laptop is ignored by the unexpected thief. While the majority of Americans groaned in …

Letters & EssaysPolitics and Policy

Onye Nkuzi: Nigeria’s Five Generations

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Nigeria’s future will not simply be a dry extrapolation of demographic data or projections from history. I believe Nigeria’s future will be driven by generations: the …

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Morning Acting President Osinbajo, Here’s Your In-Tray

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President Buhari, on the evening of Sunday May 7th, departed the country for his second medical check-up of 2017, a follow-up to the previous one which …

Life LessonsPolitics and Policy

6 Reasons Everyone Wants to Read ‘Against the Run of Play’

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We’ve not read it yet, but the highly anticipated book by acclaimed journalist, Segun Adeniyi, is set to be launched on the 28th of April, 2017. …

Politics and Policy

And the Buhari Anti-Corruption fight finally begins

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Forty days to the second anniversary of his Presidency, Muhammadu Buhari has fi–nally kicked off his anti-corruption fight. The suspension of the Secretary to the Federal …

Politics and Policy

What if Buhari now replaces Magu with Maguire?

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The Nigerian Senate, for the second time, has refused to grant confirmation to President Buhari’s nominee to lead the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Following …

Politics and Policy

President Buhari resumes duty: Two advantages for him

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On the first work day since his return from London, President Muhammadu Buhari resumed duty in his Aso Rock office. In his 50-day absence, the consensus …

Politics and Policy

40 Days of ‘President Osinbajo’ – What’s the rating?

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The last day of February 2017 marks the 40th day since President Buhari temporarily transferred power to Vice President Osinbajo. A medical holiday, which was initially …

Politics and Policy

What Seun Onigbinde said to Chatham House – and to Buhari

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Image: Chatham House (@AfricaProg) Seun Onigbinde, the Lead partner at the leading civic technology platform, BudgIT, was the latest Nigerian to speak at the acclaimed think …