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Peter Obi’s dictatorial past

19 February 2019 Peter Obi, the vice presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was governor of Anambra State from 2007 to 2014. Obi won two terms as governor under the banner of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). However, towards the end of his second term he was making moves towards the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who were …

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Nigeria (s)election postponement: Conspiracy or cock-up?

16 February 2019 Nigeria was scheduled to hold its presidential and national assembly (s)elections today and the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) waited until literally the last minute, in the early hours of this morning, to conclude that the voting will be put back by a week. It was the same story four years ago when another election was postponed …

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Buhari has failed to deliver – German TV’s Lagos correspondent

15 February 2019 Nigeria’s President Buhari hopes to be re-elected on Saturday. When he took office four years ago, he made sweeping promises – which he has almost entirely failed to keep, says DW’s Lagos correspondent, Adrian Kriesch. Kano, in Nigeria’s north, in early 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Buhari supporters throng the streets on their way to a rally, …

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Atiku: I have no concrete plan on privatising NNPC

15 February 2019 Atiku Abubakar, the main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in Saturday’s Nigerian presidential (s)election, spoke to Adrian Kriesch of German public service broadcaster DW, following a rally in his home state of Adamawa. When questioned about his proposal to privatise the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), he said he had no “concrete plan”. It is instructive that …

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UK Guardian correspondent Ruth Maclean blames Buhari for disillusioned Nigerian voters

14 February 2019 As Nigeria goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president, Ruth Maclean, the Guardian’s correspondent in Nigeria gave her opinion on the situation in the country in a podcast yesterday. Listen to it below: Ruth Maclean, the Guardian’s Nigeria correspondent She said that she arrived in Lagos a few days ago and the …

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The UK Guardian view on Nigeria’s elections: 84m voters deserve better

11 February 2019 The UK’s Guardian newspaper published the editorial below yesterday on the Nigerian elections that begin on Saturday with voting for the president. The presidential election has seen more mudslinging than serious debate. But vote-rigging and violence are the immediate concerns Nigeria’s 84 million voters will go to the polls next weekend to give their verdict on Muhammadu …

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