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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks after security forces rescued schoolboys from kidnappers, in Katsina, Nigeria

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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To President Buhari: ‘There is still time to become Nigeria’s universal health coverage hero’

President Muhammadu Buhari has embarked on another medical tourism trip to the UK for two weeks. By the time he comes back to the country next ... week, he will have spent more than 200 days going on medical tourism since he was sworn-in as Nigeria’s President in May 2015. In comparison, millions of Nigerians do not have access to healthcare and have no form of health insurance cover. 

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‘Vaccine policy is economic policy’ – IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva

The International Monetary Fund managing director Kristalina Georgieva says the IMF spent nearly $300bn in resuscitating the global economy when ... Covid-19 struck. There are unorthodox noises being made at the top of the institution best known for austerity in public spending. What comes next as rich countries bounce back and poor countries stay on the mat? And will the IMF run out of money? An exclusive interview with the head of the IMF.