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(Society) Read How John Fashanu’s Daughter Blast Abigail Igwe on Divorcing Her Daddy @semaotakeit

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Football Star, John Fashanu’s daughter, Amal Fashanu has opened up on how Abigail Igwe suffered physical abuse from her dad.

Football legend John Fashanu’s daughter, Amal Fashanu, has gotten involved in the divorce drama between her dad and his estranged wife, Abigail Igwe. Defending her dad and slamming Abigail ahead of their divorce hearing tomorrow June 1st, Amal called her step-mum a ‘black widow’ who had her dad under her spell and physically abused him.

In an interview with UK Mirror, Amal said her father suffered many domestic abuses from Abigail
“She has been dubbed the black widow back home in Nigeria and it is spot on. He was enchanted. While they were together I went from seeing my dad once a month to once a year. He vanished from his children’s lives. When I called to find out how he was and asked him to fly to London to see me, he would just say he couldn’t talk. I could sense Abigail was in the background, controlling him. He has always had that tough-guy image but it was as though she brainwashed him. I know he suffered domestic abuse.

Dad told me she attacked him more than six times, even though he only reported it three times to the police. One attack was with a sword. Another was with a glass. He also told me she’d fritter away £2,500 ‘play money’ he gave her, then ask for more. He was stupid and senseless but he feels huge regret now and is finally happy and free of her.”

Amal who says her father has never stayed long with a woman, blamed his actions on his parents getting divorced when he was much younger. Fashanu was with Amal’s mother, Spanish model Marisol Acuna Duenas, for nine years. He then married another model, Melissa Kassa-Mapsi. They divorced in 2004 after having two sons, Amir and Akim, and daughter Alana.

“Our situation has always been unusual. I call us a ­modern family because from a very early age I have never known Dad to stay with one woman for too long. Maybe it is because his parents split when he was young. Maybe it is because women are his weakness. He loves their company – the affection, the touching, the cooking.”

She also spoke on the first time she met Abigail after her dad married her

“As soon as Dad walked through the door with her I knew something was wrong. He had this big lump under his left eye. It looked bruised, like he had been struck, and there was a scar I could clearly make out. I knew I couldn’t ask him about it with her in the room. He seemed on edge. Abigail seemed very reserved and kept me at arm’s length. I couldn’t see what Dad saw in her. She claims she is 48 but Dad told me she is actually several years older than him. He has stunning women of my age throwing themselves at him, yet he went for her. It was only after I heard they were splitting that he told me the truth about his eye. He said she came at him from behind with a glass and cut him after becoming increasingly jealous. He told me, ‘She was convinced I had been having an affair. All she can think is that I am sleeping with another woman – and it is not true. He would never raise a hand to her though. He is too respectful of women to ever harm them.”

Amal claims her father never cheated on Abigail

“I haven’t asked my dad about those ­rumours, because I honestly don’t want to know. I am traditional and a Catholic. Abigail was obviously good fun in the bedroom, because I can’t think what else she had going for her. But I also know that footballers do those things. He also doesn’t need to sleep with his maid, as Abigail has claimed. He could sleep with anyone, so what on earth would he do that for? It simply isn’t true. He has said Abigail was always around women, though. She has asked him to retract comments that she is a lesbian because she wants to be a pastor.”


The divorce case between Abigail Igwe and John Fashanu comes up tomorrow Monday June 1st. Abigail is allegedly asking for 50,000 million pounds divorce settlement.

(Photos) Mustapha ‘Sego’ Ajagungbade Celebrates Buhari,A mbode Inauguration In Lagos With Malaika


It was a carnival at Onola, Adeniji Adele on Lagos Island 29th Friday 2015. Top NUTRW official, Alhaji Mustapha ‘Sego’ Ajagungbade celebrated General Muhammodu Buhari who was inaugurated as the new President of Nigeria under All Progressives Congress, the political party led by former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He also celebrated the new governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode who was inaugurated the same day. The street carnival witnessed lots of celebrities like Chief Olawale Akani Andus, Eleluku of Ikorodu land and others. Fuji Music star, Alhaji Sulaimon Alao ‘Malaika’ Adekunle was the musician that dazzled the audience.

See the photos below:   DSC_1722 DSC_1723 DSC_1724 DSC_1729 DSC_1730 DSC_1731 DSC_1749 DSC_1747 DSC_1750 DSC_1752 DSC_1761 DSC_1766Photo by Jide

(Politics) Buhari announces new appointments, The Sun’s Femi Adeshina is SA Media & Publicity



President General Muhammodu Buhari has announced some appointments into his cabinet. According to a member of the Buhari media organization, Femi Adeshina, the MD of Sun newspaper has been appointed Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity while Shehu Garba, who was until now the Director of Buhari Media Organization, is now Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity).

The president also approved the appointment of Mal. Lawal Abdullahi Kazaure as the State Chief of Protocol. All of their appointments take immediate effect as Fujiipop gathered.

(Fight) Emmanuel Adebayor Snubs Brother in Togo, Read What Rotimi Said in this Interview @semaotakeit

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Fujiipop readers would remember vividly the brother footballer Emmanuel Adebayor accused on his Facebook ? He posted and rubbished him of stealing 21 phones? Well, Rotimi Adebayor granted Sun News an interview to tell his own side of the story.

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Now your brother has a problem with you, which you can remember?
Ah! the Facebook rants. Everyone knows what happened because he decided to make a mountain out of a molehill. ‘Oro ase ni gbogbo e’ (They are words spoken out of context)
Are the allegations levelled against you untrue?
I have my own story as well but ‘Omo ti owo e o ti te eeku ida ko gbodo bere iku ti o pa baba re’ (A child who is yet to take control of the sword should not seek reasons for his father’s death)

But you have apologized to him; did he accept your plea?
No response from him yet. I apologised be­cause he is my elder brother and we have re­solved so settle issues amicably. My elder sister advised us to bury the hatchet.
You met him at a training pitch yes­terday (Thursday, May 21)…
Yes, we met and he said, ‘Omo Iya ba wo ni’ (My brother how are you). However, I didn’t play with them because I wasn’t in the mood.
And you didn’t wait for him after the training.
No, I was there till he left but he didn’t greet me as he drove off.
He is a superstar indeed?
I agree, yes he is
And you annoyed him so much that he made such revelations about you?
Hmh! I can’t explain what happened
But you know what happened to the missing 21 phones including play sta­tion games from 27 players?
(Smiles) No, 26 players excluding me. ‘Mi o kin se ole’ (I am not a thief)
Is it because you cannot steal your own phone?
‘Mi o ji mobile phone, Mo ri he ni’ (I didn’t steal any mobile phone. I fortuitously found them and picked)
How did it happen and when?
It was at the FC Metz football Academy in France and I was 14 years old then. My mates were already at the training pitch on that day, so I was running to meet up with them when I found the mobile phone on the aisle within the training complex.
So you picked it and didn’t declare that you found a mobile phone, which belongs to your teammate.
That was the mistake I made anand I regretted it thereafter. Actually I kept it on the table in my room and my roommate wanted to know who owns the phone because he didn’t have any then. I told him how I found it, and then he de­manded to make use of it. What’s his name?
Kelvin. He is an American and the owner of the phone is from Asia but from an ‘Arab coun­try’ The ‘Arab’ boy saw the phone with Kelvin and immediately reported the case to the man­agement of the academy.
They informed my brother about it. He called me to hear my side of the story but I was later informed to pack my things out of the academy.

What about the remaining mobile phones you were accused of stealing at the academy?
‘Mo ni mio ja ole se’ (I didn’t steal). I have just explained what happened.
Your brother has released three posts on Facebook to paint a bad pic­ture of the family?
It’s really disheartening that such a thing is happening to us right now. My wife was mocked at the market after the first post Seyi (Emmanuel Adebayor) published on Facebook. She called me to inform me about what people are saying. Immediately I logged in and read the post. I felt very sad.
What did you do thereafter?
I called him and asked him why he had to do that but he got angry with me. We had a heated argument on phone, which led to unprintable words being used freely. As a matter of fact, we quarrelled over the phone for almost two hours.
You hurled insults on your elder brother who made you and the Ade­bayor family famous?
Yes I did that because I felt very sad and em­barrassed. Then he made a decision to inflict more insinuations against me.
He called my phone before he released the second post on Facebook. He asked me to go and read the second posts, which he wanted to release in 30 minutes.
He did in exactly thirty minutes and before I could log into my F acebook account, my friends called me to quickly go and read the second part of my ‘film’.
What film?
The post he released, the second rant against the family. It’s sad because our mother, who poured her blood on our heads, received the greatest insult of her life. A woman who suf­fered so that we can live a good life is now re­ceiving such a disgraceful accusation.
You mean the witchcraft allegation?
Yes and all those nonsense things he wrote against me and our elder sister in Ghana. Well, we have decided to leave it all in God’s hand. Our mother is a not a witch neither does she practice witchcraft. How can your mother wish you bad luck? I play football as well and I know that players do suffer loss of form. He shouldn’t put the blame on anyone.

What happened to Seyi’s home in Ghana?
He has over 50 houses in Lome and cur­rently lives in Didjole. He also has some others in Ghana. He has taken custody of everything.

Your mum is back at where she sells polythene bags, padlocks and other things at the border.
It’s really sad to see her return to a business she left a long time ago. No one would be hap­py to see her mum in this sort of situation. Well, I leave it all in God’s hand. He will judge every situation. ‘Ayanmo ni gbogbo nkan’ (Destiny will always prevail).


(Fuji News) K1’s Manager, Adebayo Olasoju Adds A Year Today @tj_shetade

bayo k1Manager, Adebayo Olasoju to the Lord of Fuji Music,K1 De Ultimate has added a year today. Read what he posted on social media

“My God, I am extremely grateful for giving me the opportunity of adding another year to your servant. Happy Birthday, Omo Olasoju”, he said.

We learnt he is organizing a private party to mark the day.

L-R, Exec. Producer, K1 Live Unusual, Adebayo Olasoju 2face Idibia & KWAM 1, at K1 Live Unusual concert announcement

(Society Interview) Vice President’s Mother, Mrs. Olubisi Osinbajo Shares How She Rared Yemi @semaotakeit

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Mrs. Olubisi Osinbajo, 80, shares her challenges as a mother and how she successfully trained Oshinbajo and others.

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What was your childhood like?

I was born in Ibadan, Oyo State on February 16, 1933. My father, Thomas Aiyegbayo, was a ranger from Osun State. He was one of the earliest rangers in the Western Region. My mother was from Ilaro, Ogun State. I attended Durbar School in Oyo for my primary education. Then, I went to Methodist School in Oyo and from there, I went to Sagamu Girls School, Remo, Ogun in 1946. We were taught by teachers who emphasised cleanliness, hard work and seriousness. It was later that I proceeded to Teacher’s Training College in Sagamu. After I completed the programme, I went back to the school to teach.

Why did you return to the school to teach?

It was not something I planned on my own. The principal of the school liked some of us because we performed brilliantly well in the examination. So, some of us were selected. I taught in that school for two years. It was while I was there that I met my husband, Opeoluwa Osinbajo.

Was he also a teacher in the school?

He was not a teacher in the school. He came on a visit and he saw me. I knew him before that day and when he saw me, we exchanged greetings and he began to visit me in the school. It was later he told me he that wanted to marry me. And because I had known him before, I did not refuse his proposal. He was from Ikenne, Ogun State.

I actually agreed to his proposal because I knew him as a gentleman. He was a very good person. Besides, he was a friend to my sister’s husband. During that time, he was a student at the Federal School of Surveying, Oyo State. He was not rich then but I admired him for his other qualities.

What did your parents say when you told them about him?

I told them that I knew him very well and could vouch for his character. They told me to invite him to our house and I did. When he came, they were impressed with his behaviour and they endorsed our marriage. But our wedding did not hold immediately after he met my parents because it was not long after that that he travelled to England for further studies. He actually travelled abroad to be trained as a civil engineer. When he was there, he kept in touch. It was when he returned from England that we got married on December 28, 1954.

How was the union?

Our living together was very nice. It was a splendid union. He took me as his daughter because he was about 14 years older. He took very good care of me. God blessed our marriage with five wonderful children. We first had four boys and I prayed to God that I needed a girl. God graciously answered my prayer. I gave birth to a girl seven years after my last son.

What was the experience like bringing up four boys?

It was very tough raising four boys. That is why I am called ‘Mumisco.’ A mother with all boys will have to behave like a boy herself if she intends to train them properly. When they started growing up, I made it compulsory for them to say their prayers every morning. Whether they liked it or not, it was an activity that must be done. They would grumble but I did not budge. It was not easy training them. But we knew that someday, everything would be okay. And it turned out that way because all of them are doing well in their chosen careers. Two of them were once Attorneys-General and Commissioners for Justice in Ogun and Lagos states.

Can you recall any of the tricks they played?

One of them went out one day. I did not know but when I went to his room, I discovered that he had gone out. He returned the next morning. My husband was upstairs sleeping when I came downstairs to wait for him. He came in later wearing his night dress and holding his clothes in one hand. When he opened the door he saw me and I asked where he was coming from. He was surprised to see me and started crying when I said I would tell his father what he did. If his father knew what he did, he would beat him and refuse to send him abroad for further studies as he had promised them he would do after their university education. He prostrated and begged me. Since then, he did not do such again.

Did you influence the career choice of any one of them?

We did not influence the choice of careers of our children. Our duty was to guide them in making their career choices. My husband believed in allowing his children to do what they have capacities for. When he returned from England, he established the first electronic sawmill business in Ebute Metta to show what he had interest in. By the time we got married, I had stopped teaching. It was the sawmill business that we jointly ran. We would buy timbers and mill them for sale. The business flourished until his death in 1996.

What happened to him?      

He was just slightly sick and doctors advised that he should have some rest. He was at home resting all the time and one night, he called me that I should lead the prayer. I saw that he was dressing and I asked him where he was going. He said he was going nowhere. As I was about to round off the prayers, he shouted Halleluiah, became silent and died.

What happened to the business?  

It is no longer in operation because my children are not interested in it. And I do not intend to leave it without somebody to manage it.

Are you involved in any other business now?

I established a school in 1992 because of my passion for kids. My husband assisted me in building it. It was established to train children without consideration for the financial gains. We have five scholarships for pupils in the school.

Are you still involved in running the school?

I want to donate the school to a Christian body to run. I do not want to administer any business after I have turned 80. I feel contented at 80 and give God thanks for His love and mercies.

What do you do each time you remember your husband?

Sometimes I cry, but most times I pray because we were so close. When he died, I thought everything was going to end. But God has been holding me.

Is there any difference between the moral training during your days and what we have now?

Let me start with the way ladies dress today. During our days, we never exposed any part of our body. We wore dresses such as gowns but they never exposed sensitive areas. Our shoes were not as high as we have today. One thing I have noticed is that most of what we wore then is now common today, but worn in a different way. We had our ways of dressing. Everything has changed. We didn’t stare at an elder’s face whenever we were being addressed. Today, children don’t respect elders again. I warn my children never to look me in the face whenever I am talking to them. But if you are looking in another direction while an elder talks to you, it shows a sign of respect for that person.

Do you have any special food?

I do not have any special food. I eat whatever I know is well-prepared and delicious. Also, I go for medical check-up regularly. I prepare my meals. I do not allow anybody to do that for me. My husband, until his death, never allowed house maids to prepare his meals. It was something we agreed on long before our marriage.

How do you relax?

I go to England every year to relax for some months. Another form of relaxation I engage in is by going to church. I also attend weddings and birthdays but I do not attend wedding receptions. I only attend receptions if the host is my close relative.

What special training did you give your children?

I trained them to have the fear of God and be responsible children.

Do you still see some of your childhood friends?

Some of them are dead. But I still see some. One of them, Stella, also clocked 80 recently. There is another one, Funmilola, who will be 80 soon.

What is your advice to parents?

My advice goes to the mothers, especially those who have boys to train. They must be very vigilant because sons are full of tricks unlike daughters. If she is sleeping, she must not sleep with her two eyes closed because they can sneak out. I ensured that I always went to their rooms to check on them and pray for them. Mothers must pray for their children always. Also, they should take care of their husbands because they are like children to us. Men are like children and any woman who wants to enjoy them must behave like mothers to them. Even when a man is 40 and he marries an 18-year-old, the wife is his mother. That was how I treated my husband.

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(Politics) I’ve not stopped Jonathan’s ministers from travelling abroad – Buhari @semaotakeit


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said he had not directed any government agency to stop anybody, including officials of past administrations, from travelling abroad.

He said former government officials, including ministers, were entitled to their full rights and privileges under the nation’s Constitution.

He therefore warned that they must not be subjected to any undue harassment and intimidation at the airports or at other points of entry and exit.

Buhari made the clarification in a statement by the Head of his media team, Garba Shehu, in Abuja.

Shehu said the President made the clarification while reacting to some cases of ‘V.I.P stoppages’ at the airports as reported to him on Saturday.

He quoted Buhari as directing all government agencies to carry out their duties in full compliance with extant rules, regulations and the Constitution of the country.

“Unless otherwise directed by the courts, no law-abiding citizens should be barred from travelling abroad.

“We must treat fellow citizens with courtesy and respect.

“Officials at the borders and other points of entry and exit should conduct their affairs in strict compliance with due process.

“No one has my permission to bar anyone from travelling abroad,” Buhari said.

Some Popular Faces At The Presidential Inauguration Gala @arthurrichard61

Buhari & A New Nigeria By Etcetera @arthurrichard61

I wasn’t born in 1960. So, I have no memories of the euphoria of the first Independence Day. My early memories of independence are the celebrations in the small government school I attended. My well starched and ironed school uniform, national flags made of paper, singing the National Anthem, and a speech by the headmistress were the highlights. In my final year, I was allowed to pin a small flag on my shirt and hold a slightly bigger one in front of the school because I was a school prefect. Those were proud moments! Even after so many years, the pride still remains. It is totally different today.

Back then, it was more about Nigeria, our country! There was nationalism all around. Even as young kids, there was unflinching commitment to the country. Reading Chinua Achebe and Cyprian Ekwensi was a passion. I was told so many times by my father that the first few images of post-independent Nigeria weren’t of food shortages, poverty, hunger, inadequacy of almost everything. There was hope!

Where are we after 55 years, and where do we intend to go? As I listened to Buhari’s speech yesterday, I felt sorry for Nigeria. How did we get here? Everything in Nigeria has changed and, in many ways, changed for the worst. We still see poverty everywhere we turn. We are still worried whether the next ship will bring enough food. We are a country floating on crude oil yet we wake up every morning to fuel scarcity, wondering whether we have enough money in our pockets to buy fuel for our generators and cars for the next day. Although our choice of cars is no longer limited to the Peugeot 504 and the Tortoise cars our parents cruised in the 60s, and we may not live in a black and white TV era with just one channel anymore, and there are no more long queues at telephone booths, does that give us comfort? Have we progressed? No. We still have to solve our more complex problems to move forward and we are impatient. We are still looking to developed countries for aid or to the World Bank for more loans. We are still not confident enough or ready to take on the world.

What are the things Buhari needs to do and urgently too?

1: Contain divisive forces and actions. We seem to divide ourselves in the name of tribe, region, religion, group, sub-group, constituencies, and we never unite in times of crisis. There are a number of external forces which may not want Nigeria to become developed and powerful. These forces are creating difficulties both inside and outside the country. They predicted our disintegration in 2015 and they almost made sure it happened. We must differentiate our enemies from our allies. It is also very important that, as a multi-cultural society, we learn to live and grow together and to resolve our differences through dialogue within ourselves and not external influences. Any form of violence, for any reason whatsoever, should be avoided. Instead of expecting the government to solve all our problems, let the civil society take its role seriously and do its bit. The large majority of Nigerians want to get on with their lives in peace. This majority needs to assert its presence.

2: Release the energy of Nigeria’s youth to generate growth and prosperity. Take a look at any young man or woman in Nigeria today, you are sure to find that unusual level of confidence, a confidence to take up a challenge to better the best in any part of the world they find themselves. They are willing to work extra hours, learn new things, and innovate. It is this confidence and the attitude of “Naija no dey carry last” that is Nigeria’s most valuable capital today. We need to support this with the best quality education, infrastructure and training and research facilities, be it in the private or public sector. Nigerian youths shouldn’t be entangled with issues of language or religion. They should be focused on their careers and their growth, which will in turn be Nigeria’s growth.

3: Get the infrastructure right. Young Nigerians are becoming impatient, and rightly so. They want to get going. Inadequate infrastructure, whether it is physical or social, is holding them back. Roads, power, basic services like water and sanitation, social infrastructure like healthcare, education need urgent attention if we want this country to grow. Many of these could come through private sector investment, innovation and efficiencies. The government will still play a major role both in terms of providing funds, encouraging investments and ensuring regulation. Instead of focusing on irrelevant issues, we need to focus on quality and cost of services.

4: Fight inefficiency and corruption. We are all worried about corruption. But when it comes to standing up against corruption, we have failed. Buhari must deter Nigerians from further engaging in corrupt practices by making scapegoats. He has to start by appointing only credible people into his cabinet. They must be discouraged from looting the treasury. If you ask me, I will suggest that Goodluck Jonathan’s government should be probed and those found guilty of corrupt practices should be sent to Kirikiri. All forms of corruption are bad, but it is only the bigger cases that we pay attention to, forgetting that the petty corruption is just as cancerous. It affects the poor more and makes life miserable for the average Nigerian. The civil society needs to stand up and force the change we have all been clamouring for. Luckily, we now have the Freedom of Information Bill which is an effective tool in the hands of the Nigerian citizen to ensure transparency. If Aba manufacturers are empowered, we do not need technology from outside, we just need the will to change age-old and opaque processes. Society needs to make its demand for this change loud and clear.

Buhari Draws Up Tough To-Do List @arthurrichard61  

Nigeria's new president draws up tough to-do list Buhari won the 2015 election as a self-described “converted democrat,” taking over from incumbent Goodluck Jonathan. However, it’s not the first time he has led the country-he ruled as dictator between 1983 and 1985, after taking power in a coup.

“The common themes raised by all focused on the need for good governance, security and an end to systemic corruption,”

“President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo are universally accepted as being the right team to deliver on this, but after being disappointed on many occasions by their leaders, many people were hopeful, rather than expectant.”

Buhari’s military credentials have increased expectations that he will do better in tackling Boko Haram than his predecessor. The militants have wreaked havoc in the north-east of the country in a six-year killing and kidnapping spree aimed at establishing an Islamic caliphate.

The chaos has deterred some investors from Africa’s biggest oil producer, although Nigeria’s commercial hub of Lagos is located far away from Boko Haram territory.

The country as a whole is rated at “severe” risk of terrorism and political violence.

Two Nigerian cities-Jos and Abuja, the capital city-are at “extreme” risk of terrorism, with the latter suffering four attacks and 177 deaths in the year to February, according to political risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft. It said that the risk of terrorist attacks rose in 13 Nigerian cities during the time period.

“While Boko Haram will remain the dominant terrorist threat in Nigeria, Verisk Maplecroft believes there is a possibility of hostilities resuming in the Niger Delta following the election of Mohammed Buhari,” the consultancy said in a statement this month.

“The amnesty protecting members of the militant group MEND is due to lapse and without successful negotiations this could mean disruption to the country’s vital oil industry, in addition to attacks on key cities in the south east of the country.”

Nigeria’s economy grew at 4 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2015, which was its slowest rate of expansion since early 2012, according to Capital Economics. The independent research firm attributed this in part to country’s reliance on energy production: Oil and gas accounts for 35 percent of its economy, according to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), of which Nigeria is the most populous member.

Buhari “will struggle to diversify the economy (away from energy),” Capital Economics warned in a report on frontier markets last week.

In March, Standard & Poor’s lowered its credit rating on Nigeria from BB-minus to B-plus, because of the impact of oil prices

On the upside, weak prices could provide the impetus for much-needed reforms and balancing of the books.

“We believe the low oil price combined with a change in the government provides the best opportunity in years to push forward reforms in Africa’s largest economy,” said economists at Renaissance Capital in a report this month. The frontier market specialist company said that investors should no longer be underweight on Nigeria.

Buhari’s previous time in charge as dictator has raised human rights concerns but he does have a reputation for incorruptibility, a factor that helped him to power.

Although he is yet to appoint his cabinet, the president is expected take a lead in tackling corruption within the oil and gas sector, with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo heading up the fight in all other industries.

“An improvement in corruption should improve Nigeria’s fiscal situation and improve equity investors’ perception of the country,” said Renaissance Capital in a report last week.

The emerging market investment bank said that Nigeria’s corruption problem was in line with expectations, when compared to other countries with low gross domestic product (GDP) per capita that are oil exporters.

“Improving Nigerian corruption would be far easier to achieve if Nigeria ran out of oil ” Renaissance Capital said.

It was upbeat on the country’s long-term economic forecast.

“We think Nigeria will be a trillion dollar economy by 2025 (the U.S. Department of Agriculture thinks 2030) and it will keep doubling every 10 years pushing per capita GDP to around $15,000 in 2050.”

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