• First Lady Aisha Buhari

    First Lady And All The Fuss!

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    ‘Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and co-workers, and even strangers you meet along the way’. Barbara Bush Now that we have a new first family firmly ensconsed in the villa, all eyes recently have been…

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  • Baba, Now That You Are There!

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    Welcome to the hot seat Mr President. You have now been our President for at least 24 hours. Nigeria you will quickly find is not what it used to be and governance is not quite the same as in 1983 when you took over as military head of state. You promised change in all facets…

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  • It’s All Gone Pear Shaped!

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    ‘All political parties die at last, of swallowing their own lies’. JOHN ARBUTHNOT After managing Nigeria for the last 16 years, it appears that the Peoples Democratic Party cannot manage its defeat at the last elections. The comedy of errors we have been subjected to in the last one month simply makes the mind boggle….

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  • An Awkward Transition

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    In Hausa parlance, there is a saying that “na ciki, na ciki”, directly translating to mean, “what is in the stomach will stay in the stomach”. As we watch an awkward transition from one government to the next, that is what strikes me. The awkward handshakes between our outgoing government and the incoming one is…

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  • “After The Hurly Burly”

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    The above excerpt is from Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ and I find it so apt in describing our current situation in Nigeria.The battles have indeed been lost and won with some egos severely bruised. The expected shift and change has happened. Nigerians decided to try something new. How long the honeymoon will last is anyone’s guess, but…

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  • Dear Mr President

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    Congratulations, Mr President. Oh, I am sure you are wondering why one is congratulating you when you have just lost an election. I want to congratulate you on keeping your words and for being an example and for not turning Nigeria into another Liberia or Rwanda. As we know, African leaders are notorious for hardly…

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  • That Perilous Road To March 28th

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    Are you ready? Have you collected your PVC? Are you even going to vote? Is it worth it or you simply just want it to be over? I certainly want it to be over. One has no stomach for the negative campaigns, awful adverts and the putrid insults being hurled by all sides. We have…

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  • That Perilous Road To March 28th

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    Are you ready? Have you collected your PVC? Are you even going to vote? Is it worth it or you simply just want it to be over? I certainly want it to be over. One has no stomach for the negative campaigns, awful adverts and the putrid insults being hurled by all sides. We have…

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  • It’s Open Season

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    ‘Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity’- Martin Luther King Jnr It is certainly an ‘open season’ in the political arena. Tempers are heating up and our politicians are aiming for each other’s jugular. Last week, we saw the most disgusting front page advertorial placed by the povernor…

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