APC Ogun Central District Senator Ibikunle Amosun has completed his two terms as governor of Ogun State in 2015 and is now eyeing Nigeria's top ... political office. That means he will be battling heavy weights such as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Lagos godfather Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the party’s presidential ticket. How likely is he to win? We break down the top 10 things to know about Amosun.
Hospitalised since early March at the American Hospital in Paris, Côte d’Ivoire’s prime minister was transferred to Freiburg, Germany, on the morning of 6 March.
On 4 March, his family had already considered a transfer to Turkey, before the option was finally abandoned.
Covid-19 and malaria
Bakayoko had been evacuated to France on 18 February. He has contracted Covid-19 on two occasions in recent months and suffered a severe bout of malaria.
During his first stay in Paris at the end of January, he had undergone a battery of medical tests at the American Hospital without being diagnosed with a particular illness.
During a visit to the French capital in early March, President Alassane Ouattara had visited the prime minister’s bedside. On 3 March, at a dinner with his counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace, the Ivorian President expressed concern about Bakayoko’s health.
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