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Vol 60 No 4

Published 22nd February 2019


Governors get set

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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