Charly Boy vs Buhari: Nigeria at a Crossroads

Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, the weird “Lord of the Bikes” who decided that Nigeria has been fooled enough, decided to organize a protest and sit in at the Unity Fountain Abuja. With as few as 20 people, he set out with banners to protest Buhari’s long stay in the United Kingdom for Medical Tourism. Some of the placards requested the President to either return and do the jog he as elected for or resign. They met policemen numbering about 200, already stationed at the fountain waiting for…

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Osinbajo’s visit to Buhari in London

The metaphorical converse between Shehu Sanni and Aisha Buhari may have yielded fruits as the Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, did a quick dash to the United kingdom where President Muhammadu Buhari has been holed up for more than sixty days on Medical tourism. Although sources indicate that the trip has been planned for over three weeks beforehand, it appears that the currently trending Animal metaphor has fast tracked the movement. Senator Shehu Sanni, from Kaduna state, who has been having a running battle with the dimunitive Kaduna state governor, Nasir…

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The secession of Kaduna

The Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai has finally proved that he is a master of doublespeak when he declared that every inhabitant of the state must have a resident permit. This is coming on the heels of the Northern youths declaration that Igbos should leave the North before October 1 this year. Although initially el-Rufai chided the Northern youths, some members of who are above 73 years, for having the effrontery to make such a declaration, ordering the police to arrest them, facts on ground points to his complicity in…

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A step to crisis

The recent quit notice given by the Arewa Youths to Nigerians of Igbo extraction who are agitating for the Sovereign state of Biafra has continued to elicit more reactions from Nigerians. It will be recalled that the a group that described themselves as Arewa youths have given the Igbos three months to leave the Northern zone or they will have themselves to blame, hinting at the intentions of confiscating properties left by fleeing Igbos- a repeat of the Post civil war situation when communities in the current Rivers state labeled…

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Chocolate City Boss Sues Gov. El-Rufai for N10billion

Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori, has instituted a N10bn lawsuit against Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for gross violation of his rights. In the suit filed by his lawyers, Ballason’s Chambers, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, Maikori prayed the court to enforce his fundamental rights against undue harassment and intimidation by the Kaduna state government, the state governor and the Nigeria police. The suit came up for hearing before the trial judge, John Tsoho on Tuesday. Maikori, a native of Southern Kaduna, had been at the forefront of…

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2019:El-Rufai finds ally in Bakare, plays the Machiavellian card

It could be simply politics. But Bastor Tunde Bakari of Later Rain Assembly obliquely referred to the recent memo of Nasiru el- Rufai to president Buhari as a joint work between the two of them- Pastor Bakare and el-Rufai. Interestingly, the pastor has been mute on the southern Kaduna crisis, where Christians are alleged to be the target of a systemic Religious cleansing under the watch of the governor. Last September, Bakare was said to have preached a scathing sermon against the rulership style of President Buhari, and within one…

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Memo: El Rufai fires first Salvo towards 2019

The current trending memo by the diminutive Kaduna state governor,Ahmad Nasiru el-Rufai, appear to have exposed the underbelly of the ruling elite group, generally regarded as the hawks around President Buhari, generally referred to as The Cabal. El Rufai has last week written a memo to president Buhari, which was conveniently leaked online and immediately topped the trending items online.In the memo he complained of those who have taken over the running of the government, indicating that the presidency is not in charge.He questioned, for example, why ministers hardly see…

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Remove El-Rufai now, Kaduna Christian Youths urge Lawmakers

By Akinwale Kasali Christian youths have urged the State Assembly to impeach the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai. The youths accused him of offering huge cash to Fulani herdsmen after they had reportedly killed several Christians, the youths said in a statement made available to the magazine. He was also accused of sponsoring Fulani leaders for an International Fulbe Conference expected to bring Fulani ethnic groups together from about 10 countries in Africa. The group under the aegis of Christian Association of Nigeria (Youth Wing), condemned the plan by the…

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