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Saraki’s travail: Buhari’s connection, Tinubu’s input

THESE are not the best of times for Bukola Saraki, Senate President and chairman of the so-called 8th National Assembly that has done virtually nothing about its law-making responsibilities, but has continued to rip Nigerians off collecting huge allowances for practically sitting on its palm and watching the sun go down each day since it was inaugurated last June.

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What about governors yet to appoint commissioners?

IT is not uncommon for Nigerian politicians to make a norm of the abnormal and by that pretend to be making some profound statement. These politicians who many times cannot think outside the box are too quick to copy habits and ways they know nothing about. I say this in the wake of criticisms that have been levelled against state governors yet to constitute their cabinets by appointing commissioners.

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President Muhammadu Buhari and President of US Barack Obama during a meeting

A quick look at Buhari’s US trip

DAYS before President Muhammadu Buhari embarked on his official visit to America at the invitation of the US President, Barack Obama, many Nigerians appeared anxious. It was clear they could not be sure what would be the outcome of that visit. Their anxiety level had been raised by some commentators who could neither see nor be bothered by what the trip would achieve.

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Gbajabiamila, Dogara, Saraki and Lawan

Managing APC’s house of confusion

THE much expected meeting of the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress,APC, finally held last weekend. The meeting was aimed at resolving the National Assembly leadership crisis that has divided the ruling APC down the middle. Since June 9 when what increasingly appears like a renegade segment of the APC, led by Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, took on the leadership of the party, things haven’t been the same again in the APC.

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A mother carries banner to drum support for the leading opposition All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and running mate Yemi Osinbajo during a rally christened 'Walk for Change" in Lagos, on March 7, 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital.   Presidential elections scheduled for February 14 were delayed for six weeks as the military said the ongoing counter-offensive against Islamists Boko Haram meant that troops could not provide security on polling day. AFP PHOTO

APC and the death wish turned prophecy

EARLIER this year, in the wake of the rather comprehensive defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 polls, Nigerian academic and Sahara Reporters columnist, Pius Adesanmi, had rechristened Doyin Okupe, presidential aide on media to Goodluck Jonathan, by turning ‘bastard’ into a proper noun and making it one of his middle names.

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