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The Tale of Three Pilots and a Plane; A Satirical Analogy of Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential Election



A plane I boarded made an emergency landing at an abandoned airstrip after the pilot indicated that he was actually unfit to fly the plane, a commercial plane. He then asked if there was any pilot or anyone with reasonable flight experience on board, three men raised their hands. The pilot then made us (the passengers) choose from the three men but first it was required that they speak and show proof of their license to fly a plane of that capacity.

The first man stood up. He presented his license and certifications as a commercial pilot of a smaller plane.
He told us how he flew a commercial plane for 8 years and how he was able to navigate the heavy turbulence he frequently encountered mid-air. He showed us a workable plan on how he intended to fly us to our desired destination. He took a bow and sat, we applauded.

It was now time for the second man to speak. He managed to stand with the assistance of his friends who also boarded. We immediately protested and made it clear to him that he apparently was unwell and so couldn’t be allowed to fly the plane, his friends fought back. Whilst his friends were arguing with us on why he should be allowed to fly, the man kept muttering “it’s my turn”, we decided to give him a benefit of doubt and finally allowed him to speak. We asked him, “your turn to do what?”. He responded, “it’s my turn to fly this plane”. All the passengers were seemingly speechless, totally gobsmacked. He then went on to brag about how he helped the current pilot become the pilot of this plane despite not being qualified for the position. He reiterated that it was indeed now his turn to fly the plane. We asked him to show his licences before we could proceed. It turned out to be that the man had flown another plane in the past which he verily mismanaged and was currently in a terrible condition, we also discovered that the man had been stealing the plane’s maintenance fund. We demanded explanations to these discoveries but his friends on the plane fought back. They told us that all these discoveries didn’t matter and that the only agenda now was to ensure that he flies the plane, to which we firmly rejected, a war of words ensued.

It was in this heated argument that the third man who had already been forgotten stood up and yelled that he should be allowed to speak. We then asked him to present his qualifications. He presented his license but had in fact never flown a plane as he was only a co-pilot. We also discovered that as a co-pilot for 8 years, he was known for syphoning the plane’s maintenance funds and had built an empire out of it, just like the second man. We outrightly rejected him and made it clear that we didn’t want what happened to his former plane happen to ours.

It was now time to make a choice. The first man reiterated his commitment to fly the plane diligently to our destination. The second man re-emphasized that it was his turn to fly the plane and nothing would stop him despite his illness and negative precedents that trailed him, he went ahead to instigate some passengers to chose him over the other two on the basis that they shared a common ethnicity. Some of the passengers who shared the same ethnicity fell for the sentiment, but majority of them stood their ground and insisted that he was not fit to fly the plane. At this point, most of us had already pitched our tent with the person we saw as the most qualified. The second man’s friends decided to make up stories to ruin the first man’s reputation, but we didn’t take their word for it, we did our research, verified and found that all the allegations were false and that indeed, the first man is truly who he says he is; a man of integrity. The third man who we had forgotten, again, yelled out.

“I am still here”, he shouted, this got our attention and even though we didn’t really want him to speak anymore because we had practically made up our minds, he went ahead to quote a copied strategy which he even found difficult to interprete. He didn’t particularly have any strategy so he decided to induce the passengers by bribing them with wads of dollar bills, some really hungry ones collected the money and decided to support him, they were only a few however, an insignificant figure. The second man continued his entitled demand of reiterating that it was his turn. At this point, his friends who were also crooks alike decided not to tell the passengers why their man was in the best position to fly the plane, they focused on trying to ridicule the first man. The first man however didn’t let any of their moves affect him as he focused on educating the passengers on why he was the best, he even went from seat to seat to engage everyone, he didn’t discriminate. In a short while, it became apparent to all of the passengers who the best amongst the three was, even though some were still in denial because of their loyalty to the other pilots.

A former pilot of the plane would eventually phone in to inform the passengers that the first man was in fact the man with the capacity to navigate the plane amidst the expected turbulence and that we should get him into the cockpit immediately.

Who do you think is the best fit to fly the plane?

Who would eventually fly the plane?

I guess we’d wait till February 2023 to find out.





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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