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Nigeria’s power rotation controversy causes gridlock for Atiku, Tinubu

Nigeria's ruling party and main opposition are both stumped: each have heavyweight contenders whose shot at the presidency is stymied by an informal ... political arrangement, which holds that power should rotate between the north and the south. Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Yahya Bello... the list of politicians kicking against zoning taboos, grows by the day. Already, there are fears of a faction of the ruling APC breaking away if it does not get the candidate it wants.

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Beny Steinmetz, the discreet mining and real estate tycoon, friend of African and other international power brokers, and Israeli patriot convicted of bribery, is as multi-faceted as the diamonds he once traded. But who is the man behind the myth and what brought him to do business in Africa? Adapted from an exclusive interview with Steinmetz, our latest series offers insight into these questions.

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