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Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan asks the questions Nigerian journalists fail to ask

15 December 2018 Nigerian journalists should watch Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan and always do so with pen and paper ready for note-taking.  Hasan was at his best again on the Upfront programme titled: “Who will be Nigeria’s next president?”, and trying to hold Nigerian politicians to account – something Nigerian chequebook journalists consistently fail to do. This time, Hasan had within …

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President Buhari is frankly a disappointment – Congressman Chris Smith

14 December 2018 Rep. Chris Smith (Republican-New Jersey’s 4th District), Chairman of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organisations, spoke yesterday  a Subcommittee hearing he chaired on “Nigeria At a Crossroads: The Upcoming Election”. Watch his remarks below: Excerpts from his remarks are reproduced below: “Nigeria today is clearly …

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Abuja vibes don’t feel good for Buhari

11 December 2018 Abuja, Nigeria’s once-gleaming and supposedly modern capital, mainly built in the 1990s, seems to be a shadow of its former self.  Yours truly spent the last weekend there and tried to gauge the national mood with the 2019 presidential (s)election less than three months away. On the drive to Gwarimpa from the airport, my host was already …

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