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Uche Secondus, the chairman of Atiku's People's Democratic Party (PDP), is seen at the Court of Appeal in Abuja

Nigeria 2023: Secondus, the ‘total chairman’ causing the PDP top brass sleepless nights 

Prince Uche Secondus returned at the helm of affairs as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition ... party, after a leadership tussle that nearly caused the party to implode. He was replaced in August after a court removed him as chairman, and returned after another ruled in his favour. But the court rulings are only one manifestation of the power play behind the scenes in the capital Abuja, as he claims some powerful individuals want him out of the way. Infighting is set to increase as the party organises new leadership elections in October.   

Nigeria: CBN may have a breather from its foreign exchange fix, but can it last?

As part of the IMF's $650bn SDR reserve allocation to member states to boost Covid-19-battered global economy, Nigeria is to receive $3.3bn later ... this month. The country is also to issue a $3-5bn Eurobond later this year. Analysts say these would give the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) the capacity to temporarily ensure FX liquidity and defend the Naira, considering the recent FX supply halt to moneychangers.
But is this the best use of the money?

Rescue workers are seen at the site of an attack by Boko Haram militants in the northeast city of Maiduguri

Nigeria: Who finances Boko Haram? Blame game engulfs Abuja

A retired commodore’s accusations against the Nigerian government has stirred fresh outrage in the country which has lost over 350,000 people ... and has more than 2.9 million in refugee camps due to an 11-year war with the terrorist group Boko Haram. Military sources tell The Africa Report that there are those within the army who still sympathise and cooperate with Islamist groups. Blunt questions are being asked about delays in prosecuting 400 charged with financing terrorism.