Over N680 billion was squandered at CBN under Sanusi’s watch – Metuh


“Central Bank of Nigeria under Mallam Sanusi Lamido awarded a fraudulent N48 billion contract to a leader of the APC while N5 billion was further paid to another stalwart of the party as consultancy fee…The bank also diverted over N1billion to the APC to open offices across the nation in addition to N100 million donated… Read More »

Mujahid Asari-Dokubo has been arrested


The State Security Service, SSS, has arrested former militant Mujahideen Asari-Dokubo. It’s not known why he was arrested, but sources say it’s not unconnected with a series of interviews he has granted to the news media recently, warning that should Nigerians fail to re-elect President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, there would be bloodshed in the… Read More »

Mandela’s estate and the billions of Nigerian “Thiefticians”

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke reads Mandela's will as he is flanked by Professor Njabulo Ndebele and Advocate George Bizos, Nelson Mandela's lawyer, confidant and friend at the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory in Houghton

Have you heard that former South African President Nelson Mandela left $4.1 million estate to family members, former staff, several local schools and his party – the ANC? As Sabella Abidde, one of Nigeria’s finest writers, has already pointed out, “that’s less than what some state governors in Nigeria spend on their foreign trips and… Read More »

What manner of democracy is this?


I abhor every form of discrimination, including those based on sexual orientation. From the moment the Nigerian National Assembly passed the anti-gay bill in 2011 to the very moment President Goodluck Jonathan signed it into law this month, I vigorously campaigned against criminalizing sex between two consenting adults, no matter who’s involved in the act.… Read More »

Read Jonathan’s reply to Obasanjo’s “Before It Is Too Late”


December 20th 2013 His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR Agbe L’Oba House, Quarry Road, Ibara, Abeokuta. RE: BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE I wish to formally acknowledge your letter dated December 2, 2013 and other previous correspondence similar to it. You will recall that all the letters were brought to me by hand. Although both… Read More »

Obasanjo’s “Before It Is Too Late” letter gets reply


18th December, 2013 RE: BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE Preamble As discerning Nigerians who found the so-called “before it is too late” letter from Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to President Goodluck E. Jonathan, GCFR, ill-conceived, we decided to deconstruct the content to see if it meets the minimum demands of altruistic advice, given the writer’s pedigree… Read More »

Yoruba elders: “We won’t intervene in Obasanjo/Iyabo feud”


Suggestions that Yoruba elders will intervene in the feud between former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and his daughter, Iyabo, were yesterday ruled out as prominent leaders from the South-West said they would not mediate. In ruling themselves out from brokering an end to the face-off between father and daughter, the elders affirmed that it was… Read More »

Iyabo confirms letter: “Nobody can say I didn’t write it”


Following the hoopla over her letter, Iyabo spoke severally to Vanguard, yesterday. Asked to respond to claims that she had denied the authorship of the letter written to her father, Iyabo, who holds a doctorate in epidemology and now resident in the United States, said: “No, no, no, that is not true. How can you… Read More »

Obj to Vanguard: “You’re bloody idiots for publishing Iyabo’s letter”


Aremo Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun State, who was cited in the letter, confirmed the meeting between him and Iyabo in Massachusetts, United States but distanced himself from the plot allegedly cited by her father to empower her with the ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC for the next round of elections. Besides,… Read More »

Iyabo Obasanjo writes dad (Obj) an open letter: “You’re a liar, a manipulator and a hypocrite”


Open Letter to my Father By Iyabo Obasanjo  December 16, 2013 “The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.” – Mencius, Chinese Philosopher of the 4th Century. It brings me no joy to have to write this but since you started this trend of open letters I thought I would follow… Read More »