Ngige: APC’s Joker

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Aspirants currently jostling for the gubernatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC may be in for a shocker. Because of the caliber of the aspirants, many of whom are money bags, the national leadership of the party is anticipating debilitating crisis in the state chapter of the party over the outcome of the primaries.APC has therefore positioned Labour Minister, Senator Chris Ngige as its plan ‘B’. In fact, this magazine has been informed by reliable party sources that the former Anambra state governor is APC’s…

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PDP Gains As Turbulence Hits APC

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu     Leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC are miffed at the avalanche of protests trailing its ward congresses nationwide. Virtually all state chapters of the party are in turmoil following allegations of sharp practices during the exercise. For example, in Kano, loyalists of Senator Musa Kwakwaso were shut out from the process leading to the boycott of the exercise by the Senator who was a former governor of the state. In River state, Senator Magnus Abe and leader of the party in the state, Chibuike …

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2019: PDP Mulls Atiku/Obi Ticket

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is not one to shy away from punchy political statements or from ventilating his views on topical national issues. That explains why most Nigerians were not taken aback by his strident support for the restructuring of the country. Besides the restructuring debate, Atiku has also come down hard on his own party, the All Progressives Congress, APC over perceived short comings in the party. However, while his admirers applaud his forthrightness, some Nigerians attribute political motive to the former Vice president’s…

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Rivers APC Crisis: Abe Weighs Options

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu There are no more pretenses that all is well between Former Rivers state governor and now Transport Minister, Chibuike Amaechi and his ally, Senator Magnus Abe. The feud between both men is now in the public domain. Before last Saturday’s rancorous Congress of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers state, strained relationship between the two politicians was discussed in whispers. At the heart of the struggle for the soul of Rivers APC between Amaechi and Abe’s factions of the party is who flies the APC flag…

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Aso Rock Cabals Plot Against Buhari

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu     Though ailing President Muhammadu Buhari who was seen in pictures in cheerful mood with seven governors who visited him in London two days ago has repeatedly said he would only return to his presidential duties whenever he is permitted by his doctors to do so, multiple sources close to the presidency say there are indications that many members of the president’s kitchen cabinet or what has come to be termed ‘cabals’, are exploring ways of ferrying their principal back home to fill what they perceive…

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Anambra: Battle of the Ubas

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   The November 2017 Anambra gubernatorial election is likely to witness a spectacular scenario of two siblings-Senator Andy Uba of the APC and his younger brother and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic party, PDP,Chris Uba- on opposing political platforms facing each other at the polls. There are indications that Senator Andy Uba is set to emerge consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The Magazine has been told that many of the APC guber aspirants in the state viewed as pretenders are being pressured to stand…

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OKOWA AND ‘’EGO ARIA’ PHENOMENOM: LETTER TO MY GOVERNOR

By  Jerome-Mario Utomi.   Your Excellency, Senator Doctor Ifeanyi Authur Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State, though you are a medical Doctor by profession you have left nobody in doubt that you were  a very good student of Economics back in your  secondary school formation days.   This is evident from the way you punctuate every speech of yours with the basic economic concepts as taught at the introductory stage of the subject. Chief among these concepts is the Theory of man’s numerous needs chasing limited resources. This theory…

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APGA Crisis: Obiano’s Options

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Facts are emerging about the crisis bedeviling the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. South east state of Anambra is the only state controlled by the party. Incidentally, this Magazine’s findings show Anambra is the subject of the current APGA crisis. It has emerged that similar forces that severely whittled down People’s Democratic Party PDP’s ability to fend off All Progressives Congress, APC’s challenge in Ondo state, are at work in Anambra for the same purpose. Before the coming of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the APC ,…

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2019: Pressure Mounts on Obi

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Though Peter Obi is currently subject of intense permutations as regards the 2019 presidential election, the immediate past governor of Anambra told select Bloggers in Lagos yesterday that he has no interest in the presidency. It is not however; clear whether Obi’s assertion will deter prominent Nigerians across political and ethno-religious divides that this Magazine learnt have secretly been mounting pressure on the soft spoken former governor. They want Obi to vie for the presidency in 2019, on ground that he is one of the few…

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Panic In Aso Rock….Osinbajo Goes for Hyenas and Jackals’ Jugular

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Following Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s meeting with ailing President Muhammadu Buhari in London, certain elements in the administration are now apprehensive as they are no longer sure of their continued stay in office. Osinbajo has refused to disclose to Nigerians the kernel of his meeting with Buhari but multiple sources in the presidency have told this Magazine that Buhari may have given him the green light to carry out far reaching restructuring of the administration. The main target of the impending restructuring, according to one of…

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Realignments and Reconfiguration as PDP Rebounds

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Tortuous legal battle for the soul of Nigeria’s erstwhile ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP came to an end this morning with Supreme Court ruling declaring a former governor of Kaduna state, Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic leader of the party. Makarfi and former governor of Borno state, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff had both laid claim to the leadership of the PDP. Matters came to a head for the party on May 21, 2017 at its botched national convention in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state…

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Kanu: Untold Story of a Secessionist Leader…How He was Created

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Before his arrest in October 2015, Nnamdi Kanu’s only claim to Biafra activism was his vitriolic verbal attacks on perceived enemies and opponents of restoration of defunct Republic of Biafra via a pirate Radio, Radio Biafra, which was believed to be broadcasting from the United Kingdom. He was the Director Radio Biafra, the propaganda arm of now fractured and weakened Ralph Uwazuruike’s Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB. MASSOB was at that time, the rave of the moment as the premier secessionist movement in the…

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Power Play Consumes Osinbajo

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   A snare had been waiting for him to walk into. And Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was oblivion of this. So, his letter to the Senate seeking that chamber’s confirmation of presidency’s nomination of Lanre Gbajabiamila as the substantive Director-General of the National Lottery Commission was to become the pull that got him entangled with the snare. In April, Osinbajo drew ire of the Senators when, reacting to the Senate’s rejection of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, he insinuated…

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APC: Landmines On Oyegun’s Path

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The All progressives Congress, APC is sitting on a time bomb. Competent party source has revealed that critical interests in the party are set to confront its National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun over myriad of issues, including his inability to institute APC’s Board of Trustee, BoT. There is also anger over Oyegun’s failure to convene the party’s national convention. Oyegun is accused of stalling the convention and institution of the BoT at the behest of few party bigwigs who fear they will lose out. The APC National Chairman…

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Sallah Message:Buhari’s Cabal Goes Back to the Drawing Board…Locks Horns With Osinbajo

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   With no concrete word on President Muhammadu Buhari’s actual state of health and date of his return to Nigeria, the cabal around him is having a free reign. Highly placed presidency sources have told this Magazine that the cabal was behind the recorded monologue in Hausa language which they dubbed Buhari’s Sallah message to Nigerians, and cleverly passed as an interview the ailing President granted British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC (Hausa Service). However, backlash of the poor packaging of the supposed Buhari Sallah felicitations has further heightened…

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Supreme Court Judgement: Makarfi And Sheriff May Be Sacrificed

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Ahead Supreme Court Judgment on the crisis rocking opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the two factions claiming leadership of the party, as well as some non-aligned stakeholders are currently mulling options to unify the party whichever way the apex court pendulum swings. The Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction of the party which parades about 90 percent of PDP members, including all organs of the party is optimistic of a favorable judgment. So also is the Ali Modu Sherif-led PDP which is the faction recognized by law and…

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