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German TV station: APC split may not bode well for Buhari

5 July 2018 The exodus from Nigeria’s ruling APC of one-time allies of President Buhari is reminiscent of the moves that led to his predecessor’s defeat. Buhari’s APC is now “the other faction,” the lawmakers who split insist. Buba Galadima, who helped found the All Progressives Congress (APC) that brought Muhammadu Buhari to office in 2015, is now the national …

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Nigeria: Ruling APC coalition on the brink of collapse?

Less than a year from the next federal election, cracks are beginning to show in the ruling APC party. What does this mean for President Buhari’s re-election prospects and the future of the young party? Increasingly strained relations between the executive and the legislature branches of Nigeria’s All People’s Congress (APC) party are fueling speculation that the coalition may be on …

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Atiku atikulating nonsense at Chatham House

Former vice president and perennial presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar was at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London on Wednesday, hoping to burnish his reputation as the capable hands Nigeria needs at the helm in these unstable times.  But instead of looking like a stand-up leader, he fell flat on his face. Atiku, who was VP from 1999-2007 …

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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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Pot Obasanjo calls kettle Buhari black

Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo went full throttle in his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari today, calling his one-time military colleague, whom he helped win the presidential race in 2015, a “failure”, “ineffective” and “incompetent”.  As if that weren’t enough, Obasanjo added that “the first thing I learnt during my military training is never reinforce failure.” Watch his comments here: This is …

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