As Nigeria prepares for next month's presidential election, allegations have emerged that a cabal within the presidency is undermining the campaign ... of the ruling party's candidate, Bola Tinubu. The recent scarcity of petrol and shortage of redesigned currency have fuelled these claims. How this will impact the outcome of the poll?
Lagos represents the largest state in terms of votes... but historically has the lowest turnout. That is set to change as determined supporters ... of Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar work to build their ground game. Will Lagos Godfather Bola Tinubu weather the storm? And will the PDP's national crisis be replicated in Lagos? Part two in our series of battleground states in Nigeria.
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Rivers State - cash rich with oil money, and a key vote bank for the opposition PDP - is led by Governor Nyesom Wike, a member of the said party. ... The only problem? A jilted Wike, who saw himself as the PDP presidential candidate, is not playing ball. Part one of our Battleground States series.
About 93.4 million Nigerian voters scattered across the 36 states and the nation’s capital will next month elect a new president. However, ... each state has its own peculiarity and voting patterns that can shape the overall outcome of a poll. Read on for our 8-part series on the key swing states, and the political personalities who define them.
For the first time since 2003, President Muhammadu Buhari, the undisputed ‘king of the north’ will not be on the ballot. With his over 12 ... million vote bank up for grabs, fellow northern Muslim, Atiku Abubakar, is hoping to inherit this base. Will the north show up for him next month?
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday officially commissioned the Lekki Deep Sea Port, Nigeria's biggest -- and one of Africa's largest -- deep ... sea ports in Lagos, just a few weeks ahead of February's presidential polls.