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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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Atiku’s searching problem

11 November 2018 Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), arrived Abuja this morning after a break in Dubai and was subjected to the “indignity” of being searched by officials at the airport. He tweeted: I arrived to Abuja this morning to a search by agents of the state, aimed at intimidating me and my staff. …

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Who’s faking who? Kanu or Buhari?

11 November 2018 Nnamdi Kanu, who claims he was sent by God to liberate the people of Biafra (southeast Nigeria) from Nigeria, was back on air on Radio Biafra this evening to “unmask the criminal at Aso Rock”, Nigeria’s presidential villa.  Kanu has been doing his shock jock thing on the station from Israel for the past few weeks and …

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