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Nigeria Votes: Will Buhari win a second term?

1 February 2019 Nigerians head to the polls on February 16 to vote for their next president. Incumbent Muhammadu Buhari faces more than 70 challengers – chief among them, former vice president Atiku Abubakar of the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Buhari was elected to office in 2015, riding a wave of hope that he and his All Progressives …

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2019 Nigeria (s)election: “Our crowds are bigger than yours”

25 January 2019 As next month’s presidential (s)election approaches, the battle between the main opposing camps – incumbent Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – has intensified all over social media. From corruption allegations on both sides to Atiku’s visit to the United States being treated like the messiah’s …

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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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Oshiomhole can’t tell his spots from his stripes

12 December 2018 Adams Oshiomhole, the chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and former two-term governor of Edo State, issued a statement yesterday denying he had said some uncomplimentary stuff about Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari. The statement was issued by Oshiomhole’s press secretary and dismissed the claims. “This is part of the fake news …

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