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Nigeria’s presidential zoning practice comes under scrutiny

12 October 2021 The principle of rotating presidential candidates between the country’s north and south is being challenged as politicians from the major parties begin to vie for positions ahead of the 2023 general election. Since transitioning from military to civilian rule in 1999, Nigeria’s two main political parties — the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) — …

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Nigeria’s electoral system is still broken. Here’s a list of what’s urgent

10 May 2021 The chairman of Nigeria’s electoral commission, Mahmood Yakubu, was sworn in for a second term nearly six months ago. His second term will be defined by how much he’s able to improve the integrity of the country’s election system. Yakubu faces an uphill task. Complaints that Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission can’t deliver free and fair polls have been …

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Femi Fani-Kayode moves to return to APC, meets Yahaya Bello

8 February 2021 It was an honor to have spent quality time with my friend& brother Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state last night. We had a frank, candid, fruitful& productive discussion about the way forward for our country. This is a clear case of politics without bitterness& of building bridges.— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) February 8, 2021 ..This is …

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Letter from Abuja: Malami v Magu

4 August 2020 Nigeria, already Africa’s biggest country, is set to overtake China in the world population stakes by the end of the century, according to a study by The Lancet. The prospect does not seem to rattle our short-sighted politicians, but then nor do more immediate challenges: the escalating coronavirus cases and a crumbling economy. Reassuringly, our leaders have …

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