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In Edo, all politics is national

State elections next month in the heart of what was once West Africa’s biggest empire is testing the coherence of the country’s two main parties

Last month, a massive new video screen appeared at the busiest intersection in Benin City, centre of a once towering kingdom and now capital of Edo state. Where the region's most f...


Groaning about zoning

A proposal that the President's election should be based wholly on merit – not rotation between north and south – has caused a storm

Politicians and pundits in Nigeria have shown a rare unanimity in outrage at comments by Mamman Daura, widely regarded as President Muhammadu Buhari's most influential advisor, abo...


Polls boss row

Two years after bitterly disputed and tight presidential elections, political leaders have divided along party lines over the appointment of the National Electoral Commission's (NE...


Plenipotentiary redundancy

Benin is planning to close 24 of its 27 embassies around the world in the second major retrenchment of the country's diplomatic corps since President Patrice Talon took office, Afr...


The Presidents' club backs Keïta

An emergency summit has given full backing to the President but leaves grave doubts about his chances of forming a national unity government

The 27 July online summit of West African leaders has given full, emphatic backing to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) in his confrontation with the opposition and threatened...


Fight in the last chance saloon

After hearing the arguments, a London court is about to rule on whether Abuja can challenge a record-breaking US$10 billion award against it

A substantial part of Nigeria's foreign financing strategy and the fortunes of a New York hedge fund, in partnership with an obscure entity registered in the British Virgin Islands...


The shake-up that didn’t happen

Plummeting prices prompted a radical plan to restructure the state oil company – then the vested interests fought back

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and several of the country’s most senior ministers recommended hard-hitting reforms to rein in the sprawling and notoriously unaccountable state ...


Quest for a new dauphin

The death of the prime minister faces the president with difficult choices. One of his riskiest options is to try to stay on

Politics is in deep turmoil following the sudden death on 8 July of the man widely expected to have become the new president by the end of the year, Prime Minister Amadou Gon Couli...


Divided we stand

President Buhari has papered over rifts in the ruling party but they will re-emerge ahead of national elections

With the Covid-19 pandemic spreading and the economy on the slide, the country's top politicians have taken refuge in the familiarity of an old-fashioned internal power struggle. R...


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