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Nigeria 2023: Osinbajo’s chances grow slimmer as cabal tightens grip on presidency

Feted as an accomplished technocrat who managed to get things done while Buhari was away on repeated bouts of ill health, vice president Yemi ... Osinbajo angered the cabal surrounding Buhari by sacking DSS security chief Lawal Daura. Since then, his chances of seizing the presidency dwindled, as his opportunities for action have been increasingly curtailed by Buhari's administration.
A long read on Osinbajo's chances ahead of the 2023 presidential poll.

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Nigeria faces deadly Covid-19 Delta wave as infections jump 150%

After weeks of steady decline in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, Nigeria is now responding to what authorities are describing as a “likely ... third wave” of the pandemic, led by the more contagious Delta variant. But Chikwe Ihekweazu, the man at the centre of Nigeria’s Covid-19 response, tells The Africa Report that there is greater risk of a surge in infections as more people disregard the public health measures in place.