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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...

Lagos probe accuses military

Activists doubt that evidence of systematic killings by police and soldiers will prompt a serious response by government

The report by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry was damning and contradicted all official accounts, especially those by the army and police, of what happened at the Lekki t...

A splintered sect

The death of a notorious jihad leader has shifted the balance of power among terrorist groups in the region

An unrelenting campaign of terror by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) continues to gather steam as it positions itself to succeed Boko Haram, from which it splintered, as...

Transfer window still open

Ruling party apparatchiks are luring their opponents to defect as parties choose their presidential contenders

Fear of the unknown and super-charged ambition are driving record numbers of opposition party governors and other top officials to cross over to the ruling party. Many more are thi...

Why the Vatican vote counts

In Anambra state, the Catholic Church’s blessing could prove crucial for a business executive running for governor

A proxy war between the Catholic Church and the Church of England has become one of the main subplots in the governorship election in a commercial hub on the banks of the River Nig...

State taxes boost devolution

A push for regional states to collect and spend their own VAT is gathering steam, as Lagos passes its own new tax law

Nigeria's Supreme Court is set to rule on the right of states to individually collect and spend value-added taxes in their domain in a landmark case that could dramatically alter t...

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