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Vol 64 No 24

Published 30th November 2023


South-west bias claims weaken Tinubu's standing

The President is accused of stacking the cabinet and the military with his fellow Yoruba – and the critics are getting louder

The government's policy team has won plaudits internationally but at home it is struggling to reignite the economy and the burden of its reforms is hitting middle-class and poorer Nigerians hardest. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is feted in the south-west as a canny kingmaker turned king but politicians in other regions are accusing him of ethnic sectionalism.

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