Anambra State is a bastion of Igbo intellectual and commercial life. But its politics remain twisted by the endless feuding of the Uba brothers, ... and the three major parties in the state all divided in their loyalties. Anambra will go to the polls on 6 November to decide who will be governor, and is seen by many as a bellwether for the looming presidential candidate battles ahead. In this column, Tony Ademiluyi assess the candidates chances.
In Africa's most populous nation, a differing of opinions is a given. But when it comes views on homosexuality and queerness in the country, ... those of the elite take precedence. The colonial legacy in Nigeria has left the country, like many others, with a bias against non-heterosexual relations. And this has in turn been eaten up and spat out by the major religious institutions in the country.
Feted as an accomplished technocrat who managed to get things done while Buhari was away on repeated bouts of ill health, vice president Yemi ... Osinbajo angered the cabal surrounding Buhari by sacking DSS security chief Lawal Daura. Since then, his chances of seizing the presidency dwindled, as his opportunities for action have been increasingly curtailed by Buhari's administration.
A long read on Osinbajo's chances ahead of the 2023 presidential poll.
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The new US administration is looking to turn the page on Donald Trump’s disdainful attitude to Africa even as it doubles down on the former ... president’s signature African initiative this week at the first US-Africa gathering in the Joe Biden era.
After weeks of steady decline in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, Nigeria is now responding to what authorities are describing as a “likely ... third wave” of the pandemic, led by the more contagious Delta variant. But Chikwe Ihekweazu, the man at the centre of Nigeria’s Covid-19 response, tells The Africa Report that there is greater risk of a surge in infections as more people disregard the public health measures in place.