Today Nigeria’s political system is more fiercely contested than ever with some militants trying to break up the federation – to what extent ... do these schisms have their roots in the extreme violence of Britain’s commercial exploitation of the territory and its colonial conquest ?
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Last year, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi began doing something unusual. Throughout his political career, the so-called ... 'Lion of Ubima', born in Rivers State and raised in the bustling state capital Port Harcourt, has always appeared in public wearing his trademark ornately embroidered cap.
While Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to Ghana over the weekend for a summit of the Economic Community of West African States ... (ECOWAS) that discussed the political crisis in Mali, at least 24 persons including Ahmed Gulak, a former presidential aide, were killed while two courts and police stations were razed in various states in the south-east. Yet, the growing insecurity is just one of the many challenges the president is struggling with - and many believe he has lost control of his administration.
It was a grand piece of theatre when Nigeria's Cross River State governor Ben Ayade strode onto the stage in Calabar to announce that he was ... defecting to the ruling All Progressives’ Congress on 20 May and dumping the opposition People’s Democratic Party.