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Buhari missing in action

For two weeks, Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s septuagenarian president, has been out of action, receiving medical treatment in London for an undisclosed illness. His absence has sent the rumour mill of Africa’s most populous nation spinning, with frequent erroneous reports that the president is dead. The tragedy for Nigeria is that policymaking has been so ponderous during the 20 months since …

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Buhari’s illness and the shroud of secrecy

After claims from the presidency that President Muhammadu Buhari, who left Nigeria on 19 January, was only going to the UK for a well-earned “vacation” and due to return today (Monday 6 February), the reality behind the president’s trip stubbornly refused to get out of the way.  So yesterday, the same peddlers of “alternative facts” were forced to inform Nigerians: “President …

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Lagos State Police Commissioner denies attempt to stop 2Face-led demo

Fatai Owoseni, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, has denied reports that he threatened to stop the planned protest led by singer 2Face Idibia against the government on Monday. The protest, supported by the Enough is Enough group, has been tagged “a call for good governance and for urgent explanation into the reckless economic downturn nationwide”.  It was widely reported …

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Was it Goodluck for him with $523m in the Malabu oil deal?

The Nigerian law enforcement agency, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has charged the former Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (2010-2015) and former Minister of Petroleum, Dan Etete (1995-1998) with money laundering. The case centres on the 2011 sale of the Nigerian oil license OPL 245, after years of investigation by NGOs Global Witness, Re:Common and Corner House into …

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Fool Nigeria once, shame on you, fool Nigeria twice…

It’s been a tough year for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. The mood in Africa’s most populous nation is a far cry from the euphoria that greeted his historic 2015 election — the first time in Nigeria’s history that an opposition candidate unseated an incumbent president in a democratic election. For weeks and even months after the vote, Buhari was a …

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