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President Buhari and the two blind men

Something curiouser than the perennial fuel shortage emerged last week. President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year message was the clearest indication yet that the three most senior managers of the oil industry do not agree on the cause of the problem or how to fix it.

PDP’s second chance for a new life

The party would have been over by now. Peoples Democratic Party stalwart, Raymond Dokpesi, had, in fact, organised a mock funeral.

Bolaji Abdullahi’s inside story on ex-President Jonathan

Of the three presidents who ruled Nigeria between 1999 and 2015, President Goodluck Jonathan appears, so far, to have been the subject of more controversial books than his two predecessors.

Beyond Mugabe: The other vultures in Harare

Robert Mugabe overstayed his welcome by miles. But he wouldn’t come this far without the support of his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the ruling ZANU-PF party and the military top brass. They were in it together.

An accident El-Rufai can’t help

Governor Nasir El-Rufai may have been an accidental public servant by his own account, but he may well be the sort of accident that the public service needs.

Governor Rochas Okorocha is killing me

After calling out the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, twice in ten months, I gave up. The governor has the whole of Imo as his duchy and he will do what he will do. So, what’s the point?

Ibe Kachickwu’s lost war and President Buhari’s burden

If a war foretold does not take the cripple by surprise, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, is in a situation worse than physical handicap. He’s a victim of his own naivety but his appointer could be in a bigger dilemma.

My book on Jonathan’s presidency will be out in October – Abdullahi

Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says ‘On a Platter of Gold’, a book he wrote on the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, will be out in October.

Private letter to Kenyatta

I can imagine your disappointment last week after the ruling of the Supreme Court declaring your election null and void.

Dirty secrets in the cut-off war

Anyone reading the papers last week will be forgiven to think that the worst demons from hell have descended on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

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No rift between Presidency, National Assembly – Senator Ita Enang

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