Tag: Politics

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Alexander OnukwueFebruary 5, 2018

These former generals are confusing Nigerians – but Buhari needs to listen to them

Issue a statement, then deny it, and later confirm that the denial was not to be issued but that the ...

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Alexander OnukwueFebruary 2, 2018

Donald Duke’s presence at Coaliton for Nigeria is at once exciting and confusing

Donning green caps and white shirts emblazoned with the map of Nigeria in cupped hands as its logo, members of ...

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Alexander OnukwueJanuary 28, 2018

Dorcas Fapson and the Taxify abduction controversy; Diezani in London | See the top 10 viral tweets from last week

Viral tweets just make Twitter utterly delightful; so we thought to curate our top 10 (there’s a bonus and then ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 24, 2018

Opinion: Can Obasanjo’s ‘letter bomb’ cost Buhari the elections?

by Fredrick Nwabufo   I was in a meeting when former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s “letter bomb” rent the “news-sphere”. When ...

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Usman AlabiJanuary 23, 2018

[YNaija2019] Will the 2019 election be a repeat of 2015?

It is perhaps too soon to begin to count the numbers, but this is exactly how 2015 occurred, the election ...

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EditorJanuary 13, 2018

[YNaija2019] President Buhari has plans for 2019 and re-election may be one of them

There is no doubt that the President’s doctors in the UK had 2019 in mind when they held him on ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 1, 2018

Kingsley Moghalu: Moving Nigeria forward begins with us

Here is food for thought as the excitement of the New Year fades: as Nigerians, we are always on the ...

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EzinneDecember 31, 2017

“I thought I was 74 but I was told I was 75” “You mean Lagos will remain smelling like this into the New Year?” | Read our top 10 quotes from last week

Last week, President Buhari pulled every trick in the book to ensure that he doesn’t return in 2019. First there ...

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Alexander OnukwueDecember 30, 2017

Dead to rights: Appointment gaffe is final proof of a pattern of Buhari’s mediocrity

by Alexander O. Onukwue Among the 1,258 persons whose names were published as new boards chairpersons and members are Honourable ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 26, 2017

The YNaija Cover this morning – the 26th of December

Follow the links to read the stories and analyses on YNaija: Wike will soon be showed the ‘red card’ – ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 25, 2017

YNaija Says: Buhari’s documentary is the greatest 55 minutes of deplorable adoration

by Alexander O. Onukwue   Listen to a relaxed Chief Audu Ogbeh in nice blue jeans and attempt to share ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 25, 2017

Fisayo Soyombo: Between Petroleum Minister, Buhari and ‘Fuel Scarcity Minister’, Kachikwu

by ‘Fisayo Soyombo   “At home we face enormous challenges. Insecurity, pervasive corruption, the hitherto unending and seemingly impossible fuel ...

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EzinneDecember 17, 2017

“We should stop criticising Jonathan” “I knew I won’t be called to bar” | Read our top 10 quotes from last week

Last week, Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of transportation was quite confused; Davido assured anyone who cared to listen that he ...

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EzinneDecember 12, 2017

The Thread: This is why Nigeria’s youth will never get a young President in Aso Rock

Never say never, right? Well, we stand to be corrected. Thing is, no matter how we scream Twitter down about ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 11, 2017

The YNaija Cover this morning – the 11th of December

Follow the links to read the stories and analyses on YNaija: Atiku’s exit from APC is not good for the ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 11, 2017

Demola Olarewaju: PDP National Convention 2017 – The most democratic ever

by Demola Olarewaju   In terms of choosing a presidential candidate, the stakes are always high and it is usually ...

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EditorDecember 9, 2017

[YNaija2019] Atiku is only interested in the Party that can hand him the ticket #PDPConvention2017

by Usman Alabi   The 2019 political transfer window opened with the movement of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from ...

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EzinneDecember 8, 2017

“I was quite wealthy before coming into government” | 7 things we learned from Atiku’s reply to I Go Dye

Since Mama Taraba announced her support for Atiku’s 2019 campaign, Twitter Nigeria has been in a tizzy. Atiku has been ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 8, 2017

5 things to look out for at PDP’s Convention tomorrow

by Alexander O. Onukwue “The PDP is back!” Well, we will really know by Saturday. No less than 7 persons ...

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EzinneDecember 7, 2017

The Thread: “I will be contesting for the governorship of Lagos state” – Bisi Alimi

Popular gay rights activist Bisi Alimi has set his sights on another mountain to conquer: politics. But he’s not starting ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 6, 2017

The Explainer: Is Kemi Adeosun’s rancor with Mounir Gwarzo payback?

by Alexander O. Onukwue   Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, will answer to a House of Representatives on whether she ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 5, 2017

Salihu Tanko Yakasai: Mr President, welcome to Kano, your political stronghold

by Salihu Tanko Yakasai     The long-awaited official visit of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 23, 2017

[Special Editorial] The new Zimbabwe: How will it be achieved?

by Alexander O. Onukwue On the 22nd of November 2017, the 16 million people of Zimbabwe woke up and, for ...

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AzeezNovember 23, 2017

Join politics instead of complaining about bad leadership | Osinbajo tells youth

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has urged youth in the country to join political parties instead of sitting back to complain about ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiNovember 18, 2017

Politics should not be treated as a matter of life and death – Obasanjo

A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said that politics should not be treated as a matter of life and ...

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EzinneNovember 17, 2017

The Thread: “See who’s talking about corruption” “How many private jets do you have?” | GEJites clap back at Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos state and godfather to our Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, had stinging words for ...

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EzinneNovember 17, 2017

The Thread: “If Nigeria is not a crazy country…” |10 tweets that show how Nigerians feel about current political events

Just like the adage says, “the only thing constant in life is change”; so also in Nigerian politics, it is ...

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EzinneNovember 10, 2017

The Thread: Is this the real reason Nigerians are celebrating el-Rufai?

Yesterday, Twitter Nigeria was divided over El Rufai’s decision to sack 22,000 Primary School Teachers who had failed the Kaduna ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 9, 2017

Chude Jideonwo: Nigeria is the Federal Republic of Rumour Mongering

by Chude Jideonwo It was my baptism of fire into the workings of Nigerian governance. Our firm had just begun ...

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EzinneNovember 7, 2017

The Thread: 7 reasons why Buhari is not fit to run in 2019

There are speculations that President Buhari is revving up to enter the 2019 race, because what sitting African President ever ...

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