Top 5 Controversial Nigerian Politicians of 2016 ( No 4 will shock you)

I know you all want to have a quick look at the list and see if it’s the people you have in mind, that actually made this list. . However, for starters, I will like to clearly state that what I have in mind with the tag ‘controversial’ is not strictly on negativity, but people that have been in the news for infamous reasons.

Here is our list for top 5 controversial politicians in Nigeria at the moment

  1. Yakubu Dogara

yakubu-DogaraThe speaker of the House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara tops this list, if not for any reason but the budget padding allegation by Rep Jibrin. What has actually got us thinking is the way and manner Hon. Jibrin is constantly insisting that he won’t retract his statements, showing us rather clearly that there might be no smoke without fire.

2. Dino Melaye

traditional dino (1)Dino Melaye is a former Kogi state House of Assembly member, and now the Senator in charge of for Kogi west. His tremendous personal wealth has raised the brows of so many Nigerians.

He is known for displaying his wealth on all his social media platforms which in turn provokes Nigerians to always rain abuses on him. Then there was this Twitter fight between him and his ex-pals, SaharaReporters.

However, his outburst cum altercations with his fellow senator Remi Tinubu stood him out in our list of controversial politicians.

3. Ayodele Fayose

Governor Fayose and agents of DSS
Governor Fayose and agents of DSS

The Governor of Ekiti state Ayo Fayose is always in the news due to his many controversial statements that has provoked anger in Nigerians.

He made so many statements against the President’s credibility before the elections. Controversies also arose when there was a plot to impeach him as the Governor of Ekiti state.

A worthy point of mention, is the Zenith bank campaign funds controversies.

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4. Muhammadu Buhari:

Mr President felicitate with all Nigerians on Ramadan

Being the President, it is almost impossible to not be controversial. From the election period till date, there have been and still are talks if Sai Baba can live up to his promise of change in Nigeria.

One can’t rule out the many controversies that has trailed many decisions of the president. From his appointments being tagged regional, to the fuel crises and other decisions made by the president.

5. Lai Muhammed: 

LAI OUTThe minister for information and culture has had many controversial statements credited to him. Top among the controversial statements is the ” costume for masquerades creating jobs” and when he said that the problems of the country is bigger than president Buhari insisted that president will only try his best.

There you have it guys. Seen anyone on the list, you feel has no business being there, r even, a certain person, you feel should have made the cut, let us know in the comment section.


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Arinze Esomnofu is a Content writer with He is not only talented but also passionate about writing and reporting as he has had some of his op-ed article featured in top Nigerian Online and Traditional media houses. He is also a freethinker on religious matters.

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