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Nigeria’s 2019 Elections: Six states to watch

22 December 2018 Nigerian elections are high-stakes affairs often marred by street clashes and worse. As the 2019 contests approach, the risk of disturbances is particularly high in six states. The government and its foreign partners can limit campaign-related violence by enhancing security and promoting dialogue among rivals.  What’s new? As presidential, gubernatorial and legislative elections draw near in Nigeria, the …

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Toxic mud swamps fortunes of Niger Delta women years after oil spill

Ogoniland women produce most of the family’s food but the twin pressures of land grabs and pollution are making it impossible for them to surviveR 19 December 2018 Two women pick a slimy path through a creek, prized by generations of their female forbears for its mangroves, which once provided an abundance of food. The elder in orange, the younger …

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Atiku is already atikulating defeat in presidential bid

Serial party defector, perennial presidential candidate and former vice president Atiku Abubakar, currently seeking the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 (s)election, is not quite confident about his chances of securing the nomination. A PDP source close to Atiku told that the candidate, who rejoined the PDP in December last year, is very reluctant …

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