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In search of flagbearers

The ruling party begins the tortuous and divisive task of choosing its presidential candidate for the 2023 elections

On 26 February the ruling All Progressives' Congress (APC) will hold its national convention in Abuja to choose its top officials and set a schedule for the primary elections to pi...

Contenders fill the stage

As economic and security woes mount, electoral calculations will shape policy and business strategy

With presidential and national assembly elections due in February 2023, political campaigns will go into overdrive this year as alliances are made and deals struck. Outgoing Presid...


Costly U-turn on killings

By rejecting the investigators' verdict on the Lekki shootings Governor Sanwo-Olu has lost voters' trust

A year after admitting that it was likely that the military had killed civilians at the Lekki toll gate in protest against police brutality in October 2020, the Lagos state governm...

Tinubu fights for his legacy

Public opposition to the elite's handling of the #EndSARS protests will cost votes in the coming national elections

The Lagos state government's handling of last October's Lekki Toll Gate shootings has angered many in the commercial capital, especially young voters. That could derail the chances...

Clogged-up commission

What is holding up publication of a major report into how oil spills have wrecked the ecology of Bayelsa state in the Niger Delta? The Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commissio...

Buhari gambles on cash transfers on his way out

As the government ends fuel subsidies, the president plans to introduce an even costlier social grant to over 40 million citizens

Just over a year before he's due to step down, President Muhammadu Buhari is taking some uncharacteristic risks. His government is phasing out politically sensitive subsidies and a...

Shooting the messengers

The row over the shootings at Lekki toll gate in Lagos a year ago is set to spill into the campaign for national elections in 2023. After an independent tribunal set up by Lagos St...


Aiteo struggles with output and pollution in the Delta

The latest oil spill devastation comes as political tensions rise in a region that has seen little benefit from its production of the country's main export

Since local producer Aiteo first reported a spill in the Niger Delta on 5 November, thousands of barrels of crude oil have flowed into the network of creeks polluting the environme...


A new political launchpad

After winning the governorship in Anambra, Charles Soludo has positioned himself for a future presidential campaign

Former central bank governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo stormed to victory in Anambra state's gubernatorial elections on 6 November in a blow to the two biggest parties and militant c...

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