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Buhari’s archaic approach to Niger Delta problems

TWO Nigerians from Katsina State have been Presidents of Nigeria in the past ten years. The first was Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, who assumed power on May 29th 2007. He was an academic from a Fulani elite family. The core of his government comprised mainly Northerners because unlike his late elder brother, Major General Shehu Yar’Adua, he never really had much opportunity to interact with the wider Nigerian society before he joined politics.

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Lose weight or die soon

THE chicken has come home to roost. It is time to end the tomfoolery or else… For more than forty years, state governors have gathered in Lagos (when it was still the Federal capital) and now Abuja, to share the federal revenue accruing mostly from our oil resources. It was a military-decreed sharing formula that ensured that the Federal Government would always get more than the states and local governments put together.

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Questions for the FG and DSS

YES, “change” has come. But it was not the kind of change most people who voted for General Muhammadu Buhari this time last year had expected. I am not talking about the economic sense of change. That is a topic for another day. And I am not talking about it in the sense of political change. That is a basket of topics for the days to come. I am talking about the growing insecurity of some sections of Nigerians who are now increasingly being turned into second class citizens in their country in a way never experienced before.

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Bola Tinubu Colloquium -President Buhari being received by Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as President Buhari attends the 8th Bola Tinubu Colloquium at the International Conference Centre Abuja on 29th March 2016

Bola Tinubu’s unfinished business

CHIEF Ahmed Bola Tinubu celebrated his official 64th birthday, symbolically, in the Presidential Palace (Aso Rock) Abuja, hosted by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, 29th March, 2016. This was the very first time a private citizen’s birthday (Tinubu is not an elected or appointed officer of the Federal Government) was held in the nation’s seat of power, and it may not happen again any time soon.

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