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Vol 59 No 10

Published 18th May 2018


Friends with benefits

As the government’s problems mount, plans for a new opposition alliance with several odd bedfellows are taking shape

Suddenly, President Muhammadu Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) has got a fight on its hands with elections due next March. In fact, it has several fights on its hands – both with dissident factions in its ranks and with a newly energised opposition. Over the weekend of 12-13 May, the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) opened talks with 35 of the country's 68 registered parties to forge an alliance to take on the APC.

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