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PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES SOUTH-EAST GROUP FOR CHANGE 2. R-L; APC Chieftain, Lady Sharon Ikeazor, Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buahri, the former Senate President and Leader of South-East Group for Change, Senator Ken Nnnami, Senator Ifeanyi Arerume and other members of the SOUTH-EAST GROUP FOR CHANGE in audience with the President at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; Abayomi Adeshida

Nnamani and co’s beggarly Villa trip

I WOULD not have commented on the recent appearance by a group of political adventurers in Aso Villa if not for the fact that they were described as “Igbo leaders” in some sections of the media. If they had simply gone as All Progressives Congress (APC) members from the South East visiting the President and leader of their party for whatever purposes, it would have passed as a non-event (though I have not seen APC leaders from other geopolitical zones going similarly cap-in-hand for special attention of President Muhammadu Buhari).

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (C) attends a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 12, 2016.
Muhammadu Buhari is on a visit to China from April 11 to 15. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / KENZABURO FUKUHARA

Entering year two more positively (2)

THE first part of this article on Monday reviewed President Muhammadu Buhari’s general approach to the governance in the past one year. Today, we will briefly look at the three cardinal policies of the regime (security, economic diversification/job creation and the war on corruption), how they have fared and how they can fare better in the years ahead.

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Tompolo and Buhari

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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