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SHAME: South West Power Brokers Serenade Mariam Abacha

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The saying that the consumption of fine wine makes a man forget his troubles albeit momentarily is age long.

Like men who have had their fill of fine wine, political and economic power brokers and influencers from the South West reduced themselves to mere puppets on Tuesday, December 26 when men expected to known better practically grovelled for Hajia Mariam Abacha, wife of dictator late General Sanni Abacha.

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Hajia Abacha was a guest at the 50th birthday of the speaker of the House of Representative Yakubu Dogara and typically she was recognized by politicians from the north.

Shockingly, their counterparts from the South West including Segun Awolowo,  Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and a host of others practically grovelled for the widow.

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More photos from speaker, Yakubu Dogara

 

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  1. Rasaq

    December 29, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Disclaimer: Comments do not represent opinion of The Octopus News. They belong exclusively to the individual commenting

    What do you expect? They are celebrating corruption and identifying with the most visible symbol of corruption of all time

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Femi Otedola: What Manner Of Philanthropist?

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A true philanthropist gives without expecting anything in return.

There are however many who give with the main objective of scoring cheap points and playing to the gallery.

Many consider Femi Otedola a philanthropist, but what manner of philanthropist is the man?

Known to have leant a helping hand to some people in the past, his gestures have however been said to have hidden intentions.

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There have been speculations that the man’s philanthropy is targeted at creating a soft landing for him when he eventually unveils his big picture.

Known to have picked the medical bills of individuals such as former Super Eagles captain and coach, Christian Chukwu; ace broadcaster, Sadiq Daba; and more recently legendary musician, Majek Fashek; the fact that his philanthropy is only focused on known individuals has raised eyebrows.

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That the chairman of Geregu Power Plc appears not to be interested in lending a helping hand to unknown individuals has raised questions about him.

 

 

 

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About Mele Kolo Kyari

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An appointment to replace a person formerly occupying an office would naturally be full of expectations. This is factual.

Hence, when Mele Kolo Kyari was appointed as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to replace Maikanti Baru, many wanted to see what he would bring to the table.

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Expected to hit the ground running, Kyari is yet to make any out of the world changes in NNPC.

Though his appointment only became full-fledged on July 20, many argue that he ought to have started leaving footprints of the indelible marks he hopes to leave on the sands of time.

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Chukwuma Soludo Bounces Back

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Chukwuma Soludo’s experience confirms the fact that it doesn’t matter the number of time a man falls, as long as he can get up.

An economics professor, Soludo was once the Governor and Chairman of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

He, however, fell into obscurity when his tenure as Governor of CBN ended, as even the economic advice he gave while he was out of office were contested.

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Soludo however recently bounced back when he was appointed a member of the newly inaugurated Economic Advisory Council (EAC), a group which will be responsible for advising President Muhammadu Buhari on economic policy matters, including fiscal analysis, economic growth and a range of internal and global economic issues.

Though Soludo is just a member of the council, he returns to the thick of things after a while in hibernation.

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