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Obi rules at Chatham House

Of Nigeria's presidential candidates so far to set out their stall at London's Chatham House think tank, the Labour Party's Peter Obi easily won on points on 16 January. The other ...


The succession race starts

There's no date yet for the ruling New Patriotic Party's (NPP) presidential primaries but prospective candidates are preparing for the elections required within 12 months of the ne...


Clipping the President's talons

Having broken the government's monopoly in the national assembly, winning 28 of the 109 seats in last Sunday's legislative elections, the Démocrates have established themsel...


Sall manoeuvres for a high-risk third term

The president's camp is preparing for the 2024 elections and the challenge from Sonko and the growing opposition movement

Ousmane Sonko, the charismatic leader of the Pastefs les Patriotes opposition party, is in full campaign mode for the presidential elections due in early 2024 – although Pres...


Election noise louder but signals weaker

Cash-fuelled presidential campaigning dominates politics as economy falters and security frays

Presidential and national assembly elections on 25 February presage sweeping changes. Among 11 million new voters, most of them aged between 18 and 34, many are frustrated with wha...


Financial meltdown weakens NPP

Pushed into a U-turn as it negotiates a $3 billion bailout with the IMF, the governing party’s credibility has crashed

Militants of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have a spring in their step in the new year as they gear up to fight the December 2024 general elections. They h...


Ructions over debt deal hold up IMF bailout

Political fights over where the cuts should fall are testing finance minister Ofori-Atta's staying power and may prolong the crisis

The speed at which the IMF and finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta's treasury team agreed a provisional deal for a US$3 billion bailout in mid-December after intensive talks and number...


It takes more than new banknotes…

Abuja is struggling with slowing growth and spiralling debt demands, and a new plan to replace old banknotes looks set to create further chaos

Ahead of February's election Nigeria's economy is flagging. Usually, governments can rely on help from their supporters for a pre-election boost, but this time it is different. Rea...

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Grim outlook for the new president

Central Bank of Nigeria governor Emefiele insists that his interest rate hikes are controlling inflation but a new president will face greater challenges

The Central Bank of Nigeria's monetary policy committee (MPC) faces tough choices as the year-on-year inflation rate has reached 21%. Food price inflation is even higher, at 23.7%....

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Oppositionists prise open parliamentary politics

For the first time in four years, Béninois voters should have a free choice to elect a new legislature in January

The country's constitutional system is starting to work again despite President Patrice Talon's authoritarian instincts. Last month the Constitutional Court ordered the Commission ...


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