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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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Doctor drain: An exodus from Nigeria threatens its healthcare system

Nigeria is losing $1bn a year due to medical tourism as its doctors head to Saudi Arabia, the US and UK.  The hospital waiting room overflows with people. It’s an unusually hot day in Lagos, Nigeria, the temperature over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Sweaty patients silently clasp their hands in prayer, hoping to see a doctor. In a nearby room, physicians wrestle with …

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Lai Mohammed loses it during Arise News interview

Nigeria’s minister for propaganda Lai Mohammed went head to head with interviewer Charles Aniagolu on Arise News’ “Democracy Day Special”.  The minister was questioned why President Muhammadu Buhari was not following up on his allegations of corruption against ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo.  Mohammed claimed it was the president’s “prerogative” on who to prosecute.  This actually compromises the alleged independence of the …

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Why Tinubu remains more influential than Obasanjo in Yorubaland

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the former governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu have hardly ever seen eye to eye politically.  Although both men backed Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential bid about three years ago, they were at loggerheads when both were in office as Tinubu helped to prevent Obasanjo’s Peoples Democratic Party secure dominance in Western Nigeria – both men’s home …

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