Category: Politics

Bukola Saraki, Wife Remember Gbegi Ojora 10 Years After Death
Politics

Bukola Saraki, Wife Remember Gbegi Ojora 10 Years After Death

Paul Fakayejo- April 10, 2021

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki and his wife Toyin Saraki on Saturday paid tributes to the late Prince Adegboyega Ojora aka Gbegi on his 10th ... Read More

ICYMI: Who are the real bandits: Those in the bush or the public officials? —Prof Pat Utomi
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ICYMI: Who are the real bandits: Those in the bush or the public officials? —Prof Pat Utomi

Kunle Adeleye- April 6, 2021

An economist, Professor Pat Utomi has lamented that Nigeria wastes a lot of resources that can be put to good use for the benefit of ... Read More

SPECIAL REPORT: Residents lament as flood, refuse, take over Agege-Pen-Cinema few weeks after commissioning of flyover
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SPECIAL REPORT: Residents lament as flood, refuse, take over Agege-Pen-Cinema few weeks after commissioning of flyover

Kunle Adeleye- March 26, 2021

Barely three weeks after the commissioning of the Agege-Pen-Cinema Flyover Bridge by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, with a lot of pomp and fanfare, ... Read More

QuickRead: Saraki begs, Attahiru blows hot. Three other stories we tracked and why they matter
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QuickRead: Saraki begs, Attahiru blows hot. Three other stories we tracked and why they matter

Kunle Adeleye- March 21, 2021

Former Senate President and stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bukola Saraki, made news headlines during the week in review when he made a ... Read More

LAGOS METRO LINE: How far can Sanwo-Olu go with a 17-year project started by Jakande?
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LAGOS METRO LINE: How far can Sanwo-Olu go with a 17-year project started by Jakande?

Kunle Adeleye- February 22, 2021

Another governor, another promise of a metro line to cure Lagos of its perennial traffic problem, but this promise is just one of many projects ... Read More

QuickRead: Buhari’s reward style. Four other stories we tracked and why they matter
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QuickRead: Buhari’s reward style. Four other stories we tracked and why they matter

Kunle Adeleye- February 15, 2021

The contentious nomination of the former Service Chiefs as non-career Ambassadors, by President Muhammadu Buhari, will not go away in a hurry as it still ... Read More

LongRead: So, where’s Aisha Buhari, the First Lady who dared the presidency?
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LongRead: So, where’s Aisha Buhari, the First Lady who dared the presidency?

Kunle Adeleye- February 14, 2021

 The gathering storm When an online news platform reported in December 2020 that Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, had quietly relocated to Dubai since September ... Read More

ANALYSIS… The agitation to re-occupy Lekki Toll Gate is a bad idea; dissecting desperate issues therein
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ANALYSIS… The agitation to re-occupy Lekki Toll Gate is a bad idea; dissecting desperate issues therein

Kunle Adeleye- February 13, 2021

The #EndSARS protests began in the first week of October 2020, when a video went viral on social media showing an operative with the now-defunct ... Read More

QuickRead: Buhari’s double-barrel ‘attack’. Four other stories we tracked and why they matter
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QuickRead: Buhari’s double-barrel ‘attack’. Four other stories we tracked and why they matter

Kunle Adeleye- February 8, 2021

Last week, one of the most dominant news items Nigerians talked about with great relish was the extension of the tenure of the former Inspector ... Read More

2023: Only God Can Tell Who Will Become Nigeria’s President – Transport Minister
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2023: Only God Can Tell Who Will Become Nigeria’s President – Transport Minister

Kunle Adeleye- February 8, 2021

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has dismissed suggestions that he is being touted as the country’s next president, noting that only God knows Nigeria’s ... Read More

QuickRead: Igboho’s rise to fame, Lai’s ramblings. Three other stories we tracked and why they matter
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QuickRead: Igboho’s rise to fame, Lai’s ramblings. Three other stories we tracked and why they matter

Kunle Adeleye- January 31, 2021

Last week threw up a relatively unknown quantity, Sunday Igboho, into Nigeria’s political landscape. While at that, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, ... Read More

Abysmal! How Nigerian governors ranked in December 2020
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Abysmal! How Nigerian governors ranked in December 2020

Kunle Adeleye- January 31, 2021

Wotzup Nigeria, once again, as it has always done on a monthly basis, reviews the performance of state governors in Nigeria for the month of ... Read More

FACT CHECK: Did Governor Ikpeazu commission four roads in Aba? Yes, but…
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FACT CHECK: Did Governor Ikpeazu commission four roads in Aba? Yes, but…

Kunle Adeleye- January 30, 2021

On January 22, officials of the Abia State government led by the Governor, Dr. Victor Okezie Ikpeazu, at a lavish ceremony said it commissioned a ... Read More

INEC advocates six-month deadline for submission of candidates’ list for elections
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INEC advocates six-month deadline for submission of candidates’ list for elections

Kunle Adeleye- January 30, 2021

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has advocated for a six-month deadline for political parties to submit the list of their candidates ... Read More

QuickRead: Akeredolu versus Fulani ‘invaders’. Four other stories we tracked and why they matter
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QuickRead: Akeredolu versus Fulani ‘invaders’. Four other stories we tracked and why they matter

Kunle Adeleye- January 24, 2021

The most dominant piece of news past week was, perhaps, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s face-off with Fulani herders who had made Ondo forest reserves home. This ... Read More

Investigation… Inside Enugu markets where traders are choked by multiple taxes
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Investigation… Inside Enugu markets where traders are choked by multiple taxes

Kunle Adeleye- January 23, 2021

In recent times, the world economy has developed tremendously and this is partly linked with activities of petty traders who are part of the informal ... Read More

Fresh Political Realignment Emerges as Ex-CPC Chairmen Float New Movement
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Fresh Political Realignment Emerges as Ex-CPC Chairmen Float New Movement

Kunle Adeleye- January 21, 2021

A fresh crisis is brewing in the All Progressives Congress (APC) as former state chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), one of the ... Read More

QuickRead: Buhari sits as judge. Four other stories we tracked and why they matter
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QuickRead: Buhari sits as judge. Four other stories we tracked and why they matter

Kunle Adeleye- January 17, 2021

Buhari’s introspection on his administration is a major feature on QuickRead, as we review key political developments shaping the future of Nigeria. Beyond President Muhammadu ... Read More

Anambra 2021: E-voting, electoral act amendment top lists of areas of concern
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Anambra 2021: E-voting, electoral act amendment top lists of areas of concern

Kunle Adeleye- January 17, 2021

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, said it has identified five critical areas of concern and challenges likely to confront the commission in the conduct of the Anambra State governorship election this ... Read More

761 Days to 2023 Presidential Election, Politicians Scramble for Re-alignments
Politics

761 Days to 2023 Presidential Election, Politicians Scramble for Re-alignments

Kunle Adeleye- January 17, 2021

•Emerging consensus supports southern presidency•Atiku plans another run•Tinubu readies his political machine•Saraki’s supporters say he is the bridge between North and South•Governors move to choose ... Read More