For many in Nigeria, there’s a feeling of déjà vu about the capture of Biafran separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu by President Muhammadu Buhari's ... administration. That's because in 1984, then as a military head of state, Buhari engaged cross-border security operatives in a failed attempt to kidnap and smuggle home from London a Nigerian fugitive and former minister, Umaru Dikko.
In Nigeria, a political party is often thought to be only as powerful as the number of states it controls. Having lost the presidency, the Peoples ... Democratic Party (PDP), whose 16-year rule ended in 2015, keeps losing governors to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a further threat to its dreams of regaining control of the presidency. The latest? Zamfara State's Governor Bello Matawalle.
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Activist, Minister, Governor, Chairman of the Governors' Forum... the ambitions of Kayode Fayemi now stretch to Nigeria's Presidential Villa. ... But his ambitions place him on a crash course with Bola Tinubu, his estranged and powerful political Godfather.
Nigeria’s long-delayed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), passed by the Senate on July 1, creates the need for effective oversight of the new funding ... mechanism for the development of oil exploration in frontier states.
I wouldn’t dare speak for a whole community, because I believe every individual has a unique way in which they move through and navigate the ... world we’re in, even if we share the experience of being within a marginalised group.
Nnamdi Kanu, the self-acclaimed freedom fighter and leader of a secessionist organisation demanding the Igbo ethnic group breaks away from Nigeria ... to form an independent Republic of Biafra, was arrested while abroad and extradited back to Abuja on Tuesday 29 June. But could his detention change the course of Biafra tensions?