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The anatomy of Caliphate colonialism (10)

Now, two years after caliphate henchmen took over power, the positive change promised by the APC has taken Nigeria from the frying pan straight to fire. To be candid, even President Buhari’s ardent supporters such as Dr. Junaid Mohammed and Senator Kanti Bello, are regretting supporting him

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The anatomy of Caliphate colonialism (9)

If Jonathan had followed the zoning formula of his party, a northerner would have been PDP’s presidential candidate in 2011 to complete the eight years for the north, and by 2015, all things being equal, the presidency would have returned to the south and remained there till 2023 if the party wins the 2015 and 2019 presidential elections….But in human affairs all things are rarely equal

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The corrupt war against corruption (1)

It is well known that the biggest selling point of Muhammadu Buhari as a presidential candidate in the last election was his reputation as an anti-corruption crusader which he attracted to himself when he and late Brigadier Tunde Idiagbon ruled Nigeria with iron fists from December 31, 1983, to August 27, 1985. Indeed, it was really one of the ironies of Nigeria’s convoluted democratic experience that Buhari’s presidential ambition in 2015 was supported by some wily politicians who previously opposed his previous attempts to be elected President not only because of his confirmed clannish and dictatorial orientation but, also, in the words of Alhaji Bola Tinubu, he represents “expired leadership.”

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Metaphor of the tail wagging the dog(2)

By Douglas Anele In my view, the arrogant anti-democratic conduct of President Buhari’s subordinates are largely rooted in his obsession with loyalty and penchant for disrespecting both the legislative and judicial arms of government because they are confident that the President will stand by them no matter what. Consider the on-going push-me-I-push-you between the Senate,
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