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Violence in Nigeria’s swing states could cost Buhari votes

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid for re-election next year could hinge on the swing states of the country’s “Middle Belt”. Worryingly for him, a surge in violence there and rising food prices are chipping away at his support. The 75-year-old former military ruler declared this week that he would seek another term, ending months of speculation about his future after …

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Head of German TV’s Hausa service says Nigeria deserves better than four more years of Buhari

Thomas Mosch, the Head of the Hausa Service at DW, Germany’s international state-owned broadcaster, has weighed in on the raging debate in Nigeria following President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of his intention to seek a second term. Mosch’s opinion is reproduced in full below. President Muhammadu Buhari’s election victory three years ago was a moment of joy for many Nigerians. For …

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Buhari has failed and should go back to Daura in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari announced yesterday that he is seeking re-election in 2019.  If anyone was in any doubt about his lack of emotional intelligence (constitutional expert Ben Nwabueze also claimed that he lacked the intellectual capacity to rule Nigeria) and his insensitivity, the president’s bid to continue in office was made public as he left Nigeria for London. Buhari campaigned …

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German TV on Buhari’s decision to seek re-election

DW, Germany’s public international broadcaster, takes a look President Muhammadu’s re-election bid. The announcement brings to end ongoing speculation over whether the 75-year-old incumbent leader would seek re-election. However, not all Nigerians are enthusiastic about a possible second term. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared he would run for re-election next year. He will seek his ruling All Progressive …

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Archbishop Obinna did not endorse Uche Nwosu for Imo governor

As the battle to replace Rochas Okorocha as governor of Imo State in 2019 heats up, the truth has become the first casualty.  Okorocha has endorsed his son-in-law and chief of staff, Uche Nwosu, as his replacement – much to the chagrin of many in the state including the influential Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Anthony Obinna. Obinna has been one …

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