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David Oyedepo and the perils of satire

That withering creative madness was the tipping point. Over 500,000 people have now viewed the body double video and perhaps the 500,001thviewer was Bishop David Oyedepo, leader of one of the largest Christian evangelical denominations in Nigeria.
Magnus Abe

Magnus Abe: Rotimi Amaechi humiliated me in presence of my wife

The All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Rivers South East constituency, Magnus Abe, has alleged that the Minister of Transport and Director General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Amaechi, has humiliated him in the presence of his wife.

Losing sleep over The Economist, other predictions

It matters a lot to our politicians what the foreign press or agencies say about them, especially about their electoral chances. If foreigners, particularly those in London or New York, say something nice, our politicians take it to heart and repost as far and wide as they can. If not, they get mad.
hacking

North Korea-linked hackers stole tens of millions from ATMs across the world

Hackers with links to the North Korean government used sophisticated trojan malware dubbed “Trojan.Fastcash” to steal tens of millions of dollars from ATMs across Asia and Africa, according to a new report from the cybersecurity firm Symantec.

The election result they want in Osun

If the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had its way, its candidate in Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, would have been declared governor that day.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Paying for Hadi Sirika’s aborted flight of fancy

It’s not yet clear what finally did it or who. But it was clear, almost from the start, that the country could not bluff its way through this flight.

Of defections and 2019 electoral maths

The ruling All Progressives Congress has been gripped by a fever of cross-carpeting. Publicly, the party is saying it will not lose sleep. The most dramatic statement yet was by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, that providence is removing stones from the party’s rice, the same rice they have been eating for three years now.
Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima: I’ll write President Buhari soon

Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima, has said the cosy relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is an afterthought.
Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima: But for me, President Buhari wanted nothing to do with Asiwaju Tinubu

The Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima, has said the cosy relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is an afterthought.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Boarding a Nigerian flight of fancy

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, thinks he has found the medicine for public opinion: listen with blocked ears.
Popular Nigerian cleric, Pastor Chris Okotie of Household of God Church International Ministries

Chris Okotie as God’s political missionary

The pastor of the Household of God International Ministries, Reverend Chris Okotie, has asked the 68 political parties, especially the two major ones, to roll over and adopt him as their consensus candidate in next year’s presidential election.
Ayodele Fayose

Governor Fayose’s worst fear coming true

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has been on the rooftop and won’t come down till long after Saturday. He has been screaming, for all the world to hear, that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) plans to rig this weekend’s governorship election for his arch foe, Kayode Fayemi.

Miyetti Allah, pork barrel and change

In Abuja, it came to light, again, that lawmakers who have been a thorn in the side of the public had, after seven months, passed a budget that would feed their greed by N31 million each, and increase the number of the suicidal and walking dead in multiple folds.

Dangerous road to APC convention

As members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gather for the party’s elective convention in Abuja this weekend, the APC can hardly look in the mirror and recognise itself as the vibrant coalition that swept the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from office three years ago.

Fetus Keyamo: I didn’t dispute NBS figure on employment

Director of Strategic Communications, President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, SAN, yesterday, said he did not dispute the figures of National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on employment.

Festus Keyamo: NBA blacklisted Gani Fawehinmi for supporting President Buhari

Human rights lawyer Festus Keyamo says Gani Fawehinmi was blacklisted by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for supporting President Muhammadu Buhari in 1985.

2019: Festus Keyamo speaks on why President Buhari will be re-elected

Festus Keyamo (SAN) has said President Muhammadu Buhari will be re-elected in 2019 to instil a different political culture in the country before he retires.

A time to die

Last week, a man travelled over 8,000 miles from Australia to Switzerland for help to kill himself.

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Olusegun Obasanjo: How Nigeria can access Africa’s $12 trillion

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Report: Central bank approves Access Bank’s acquisition of Diamond Bank

After several months on intensive discussions, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the acquisition of Diamond Bank by Access Bank.
Anthony Eneji

Official: Cross River to rake $100 million from cocoa factory

Cross River State Government has said it planned to generate $100million on annual basis into the coffers of the state government from proceeds which will acrue from the state cocoa processing factory set up by the administration of Prof. Ben Ayade in Ikom LGA of the state.
Obafemi Hamzat

Femi Hamzat: We will sustain Lagos State Employment Trust Fund

The Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, has said the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration, if elected, will sustain and expand the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund’s initiative put in place by the current administration.
Emmanuel Uduaghan

Emmanuel Uduaghan, Great Ogboru, others take Delta APC campaign to God

The immediate-past Governor of Delta State and All Progressives Congress 2019 Delta South Senatorial District candidate, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, has said one of the ways to win election was by dedicating the electioneering process to God, especially through praises.