As the states demand more power from the creaking federal system, the governorship races are getting closer and more important
When the world shifts its attention away from Nigeria's headline-making presidential election, the country's provincial politicians will be shifting into high gear. On 9 March, Nigerians trudge back to the polls to elect state governors. Seven states – Osun, Ondo, Kogi, Ekiti, Edo, Bayelsa and Anambra – won't hold elections then because legal disputes knocked them off the four-year electoral cycle.
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