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Nigeria: A United Country Divided By It’s Leaders



By Nnamdi Ibezim

Nigeria has over 350 ethnic groups

From the Fulani herders of the Sahel savannah plains in Zamfara to the Berom people of the Jos plateaus down to the Ijaws of the Niger Delta, Nigeria is a country blessed with a population that boasts diversity and strength, even more significant is the natural resources that abound in the lands that these dwellers have settled, and in many cases thrived, and is the core of our economic sustainability. There is no gainsaying with the postulation that Nigeria is one of the most blessed countries in the world, however there seems to be a fundamental problem with Nigeria in that for many years, the country has failed to find it’s footing amongst the most productive countries in the world. How did we decay to this point? How did it get this bad? How does a country so blessed mingle in poverty and regressive socio-economic setbacks? These are some of the questions a lot of Nigerians young and old often ask and we seem not to get a satisfactory response because of the complex nature of our existence as a nation. You see, Nigeria used to be two semi-sovereign regions, the Northern and Southern protectorates, these regions had their peculiarities and uniqueness, prior to the amalgamation of these two regions in 1914, they existed with a substantially varying degree of differences economically, socially, traditionally, and ethnically, for example, the north had a more conservative culture, they practiced Islam, and were less liberal as ideologies were shaped by ‘think tanks’, prominent people most of whom were educated, of affluence or from a royal background. On the other hand, the south was an egalitarian, capitalist, and more liberal society, majority of whom practiced Christianity as their primary or only religion. These differences were observed and respected during the colonial era, southern Nigeria particularly Lagos became a British protectorate early on in 1862 after which they quickly spread their network across the other parts of the southern region and commandeered the regions administration with permission and assistance of local rulers whom they made warrant chiefs, preaching, and in many cases forcing the Christian religion on the people after being encouraged to abandon their traditional beliefs and practices. Northern Nigeria on the other hand whom were already united under a common religion, Islam with the Sokoto caliphate as it’s epicentre, presented a stiff resistance to the British colonizers but would eventually become a major ally, going on to gain independence in 1953 even before Nigeria did (1960), the British didn’t force Christianity on them as they did the South. However, despite these ‘differences’, people from the two regions co-existed, they did business, engaged in social activities, and lived happily, their ethno-religious differences didn’t divide them, so what did?

What comes to mind when you hear the term ‘politician’?, does it sound anything like the following; corruption, greed, embezzlement, evil, and evil? I can never understand why the people put in charge of protecting the people are the ones who harm them, worse is that they were put there by the same people they stay harming. It is a known fact that corruption is a world wide thing, it’s synonymous with politics, however in Nigeria it’s a way of life, if you’re a politician in Nigeria, it’s almost like a prerequisite to be corrupt or have the tendency to be. Ever asked yourself why during ethnic crises, you’d never find the rich fighting amongst themselves, it’s always the poor, destitute, and delinquents that want to tear themselves apart, this is because it is an artificial creation meant to distract the people from focusing on them while they embezzle and loot the people’s treasury dry, it’s a decoy, they know that if there’s peace and nothing to fight about, there will be enough calm to audit their activities and hold them accountable for every step they take, so what do they do, they stoke up ethnic and religious tensions by propagating divisive comments, actions, and programs through any means they can lay their hands, this way, instead of Kabiru holding the senator from his zone accountable for good governance after voting them in, he’s focused on Emeka who ‘has taken over the area’ with commodity trading because he’s been taught from an early age that Igbos are greedy and domineering people, so he grows up with resentment towards a man who has done nothing but trying to eke out a living. These politicians control the media, churches/mosques, school curriculums, tertiary institutions, etc. This is why most of them dislike social media where information is decentralized and has helped in dispelling a lot of thier sponsored propaganda that spur ethnic tensions, the traditional media where information is centralized and can pretty much chun out any garbage to push a narrative and create agenda against a person, group or organization.

Nigerians in traditional ethnic attires

I can’t wait for the day when Nigerians see the truth, and that the Igbo man is not an enemy to a Yoruba or Hausa man, and vice versa, and that the real enemy is that senator who has represented their community for 20 years in the National Assembly without doing any reasonable project for their people but rather embezzling and enriching himself, family and cronies.





The 2023 Presidential Election has been themed the ‘worst election in the history of Nigeria’ by most Nigerians & observers from across the globe.

Prof Mahmood Yakubu declared Tinubu president-elect amidst controversial circumstances

Many weeks have passed since Prof Mahmood Yakubu controversially announced the APC candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the polls and subsequently returned as the president-elect, but Nigerians won’t let this slide as a resolve has been made by the country’s very youthful population to restore the mandate which majority of them opine is rightfully the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s.

As the ruling party, it was only normal that APC was fingered as the ‘usual suspect’, their corrupt counterparts, PDP has however managed to stay out of the spotlight, leaving APC to face the wrath and backlash of angry Nigerians alone. However, Reportera News investigative reports has revealed that not only APC rigged in the 2023 presidential election, but their longtime opposition, PDP. Peter Obi’s LP who banked on INEC’s promise on delivering a free & fair poll were the victim of Prof Mahmood & INEC’s gross ineptitude.

Whilst APC focused their nefarious activities in remote areas in the North West and South West regions of the country, PDP focused on the South South and the North East, to ‘harvest’ LP votes, primarily. Studies have indicated that Peter Obi’s LP won Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, & Taraba; 3 PDP states, but were unfortunately rigged out of the polls, giving PDP controversial victories in the states. The electoral heist also saw the transfer of LP votes to APC in Benue, Plateau, and Rivers. Nigerians have called for the arrest and criminal prosecution of INEC chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu for electoral, LP has also petitioned the judiciary seeking the annulment of the election by the Court of Appeal which is set to begin trial on 30th May 2023.

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Exposed: INEC Didn’t Have To Wipe BVA Data For ‘Storage Space’



INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

The 2023 presidential election may have come and gone to some people, it however left a bitter taste in the mouths of most Nigerians who came out in their numbers to vote for their future only for the election results to be systemically rigged in favour of the ruling party, APC. To many, this is a nightmare that they’re hoping they’d wake up from, but to INEC it’s a bone they can’t spit nor swallow; this is because the manner with which the election was rigged is what experts call ‘lazy rigging’ due to the fact that they left far too many loopholes, subsequently leaving a trail of evidence to the public of the travesty disguised as election that occured on February 25th 2023.

This has left INEC in between crossroads as they are torn in the middle of defending the poorly conducted heist or admitting that the poll was flawed. The electoral body has however refused to lean towards the latter, arguing vehemently that they conducted a free & fair election, this obviously is a blatant lie based on the response of Nigerians who mostly feel that the results were rigged.

INEC has been dragged to court by the two main opposition parties, LP and PDP, however it is only the former who actually has a strong grip on their case since evidence has also shown that the latter committed the same electoral fraud that they accuse the ruling party, APC of.

Ekemp M8, the BVA used by INEC

BVA ‘Wahala’

One of the first requests of LP to the court was to have them inspect the BVAs to ensure that the INEC-published-results corresponded with the data available on the devices. However, INEC made a bogus claim that they had to wipe the presidential election results data to make storage space for the gubernatorial polls which happened almost a month after the presidential polls.

The Labour Party led by it’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi which on account of most Nigerians won the election are the major victims of this fraud have approached the courts to retrieve their stolen mandate, one which is expected to upheaval the status quo; in fact, many analysts have postulated that this trial is the biggest in the history of this nation.

In this article, Reportera News takes a deeper look at the device in question to determine if INEC’s claim could be substantiated and most importantly, proven to be truthful. Unfortunately, it isn’t; INEC lied inconspicuously and as a matter of fact, our investigation revealed that the device could handle upto 50 more elections of the same magnitude without needing to erase the data.


The model of the BVA devices used by INEC is an ‘Ekemp M8’, it’s a biometric tablet with a processor speed of 1.3GHz manufactured by the global electronic powerhouse, Samsung. It comes with a 2 Gigabyte storage space with options that goes upto 8 Gigabytes. The simply interpretation of this information is that the device can accommodate data for 50 different elections without needing a ‘reconfiguration’. This ultimately begs the questions;

what is INEC hiding?

Why are they scared to hand over the BVAs for inspection of it’s content if they affirm that the election was conducted in a free and fair atmosphere?

The answer is simple; there is no correlation between the fraudulently announced results and the results in the BVAs, they just do not match, hence their decision to withhold the device and avert exposing the electoral fraud they committed.

Specs of the Ekemp M8

our IT experts looked at the specifications of this device and have come to a technical conclusion that it was ‘illogical’ to wipe the data since the election would have taken at most 2% of the storage capacity using the average Polling Unit to voters ratio which is 300 voters per polling unit.

According to most Nigerians and available evidence, Peter Obi of LP won the 2023 presidential election

As Nigerians stay focused on the judiciary hoping that the INEC results are annulled unequivocally, INEC and APC have deployed many machineries to consolidate the fraud they did, one of which was Lai Mohammed’s Washington DC trip where he went on international media organization at the behest of his paymasters to spread false information on the election, an action that has received heavy criticism from Nigerians who think that it was a waste of public funds as the announcement could have been made here in Nigeria, albeit faux news.


Our verdict is very clear, there is absolutely no reason for INEC to erase, transfer, or reconfigure the data on the BVA since there was more than enough storage space and most importantly, the BVAs were the subject of investigation for electoral fraud, hence not meant to be tampered with as this could affect the outcome of the case.

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Rivers: Nyesom Wike And Sim Fubara, Rivers State Governor-elect Fight Dirty



L-R Sim Fubara, Nyesom Wike

A head of May 29, 2023 inauguration, the outgoing governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and his ‘political son’, and current Governor-elect of the state, Sim Fubara have fallen out, Reportera News has learned.

According to reports from Rivers State, the rift is as a result of disagreement between the duo on the Party’s (People’s Democratic Party) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

According to reports from Rivers State, the rift is as a result of disagreement between the duo on the Party’s (People’s Democratic Party) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Nyesom Wike political godfather of Sim Fubara

A source told Reportera in Port Harcourt that Wike is fuming that Fubara invited Atiku and other PDP leaders considered to be his enemies to the May 29 inauguration at Portharcourt without his consent. The source said that when confronted, Fubara told his close aides that he wouldn’t want to inherit the enemies of the outgoing governor and wouldn’t want to start fighting political wars early in his administration.

He opted for reconciliation with the party leaders both at the state and national, which didn’t go down well with the Port Harcourt hit man. This has created a huge crack between the two and we were told that Wike is withholding release of funds for the inauguration. The political battle between Wike and Fubara will be interesting.

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