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‘It feels like there’s no hope’: Nigeria’s worsening job crisis

27 November 2018 Four out of every 10 people in the country’s workforce are either unemployed or underemployed. There has been one single promise that has dominated the election manifestos of Nigeria’s presidential candidates as they seek to lure the support of the country’s voters ahead of polls in February: jobs, jobs and more jobs. This has also been the one issue …

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‘Politicians have failed us’: The despair of Nigeria’s poor

25 November 2018 Ahead of Nigeria’s presidential elections next year, residents of informal settlements say they expect little to change. Emita Dida, a widowed mother of six, has been living in “Monkey Village” for more than a decade. She is one of thousands of Nigerians to be calling this informal settlement in Lagos’ Ikeja neighbourhood home, sheltering in small shacks jammed …

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Ahead of Nigeria’s election, opposition weaponises soldier deaths

24 November 2018 Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers have been killed in recent months by Islamist militants who the president vowed to defeat when voted into power in 2015 – and the bloodshed has become a useful weapon for opponents aiming to topple him in coming elections. Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has been largely silent about the fighting in the northeast as, …

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2019 (s)election: Atiku having “cash flow” problems

22 November 2018 Several sources close to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former vice president Atiku Abubakar have disclosed to Naijiant.com that the campaign is facing “cash flow” problems. This has come as a shock to many Atiku supporters because conventional wisdom in Nigeria holds that he is a billionaire businessman that owns several companies …

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Peter Obi, the empty vessel that makes the most noise

13 November 2018 Peter Obi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate and former governor of Anambra State, said during an interview yesterday on Arise News “Morning Show”, that “we should solve problems, not shouting, not making noise”.  He was referring to the likes of Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai, who has accused Obi of bigotry. El-Rufai made the …

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