What a difference eight years make. In the run-up to the presidential elections of 2015, the key issue was insecurity and the abduction of more ... than 250 schoolgirls from Chibok in north-east Nigeria; today it is the ailing economy
Insurgent candidate Peter Obi has won endorsements by former president Olusegun Obasanjo and other influential groups in the Yoruba dominated ... south-west. Frontrunner Bola Tinubu holds the political machinery of the area in an iron grip. However, Obi is hoping to make inroads in the rural hinterlands, and cause an upset in this bloc of 18.3 million voters - the second largest in the country.
In this exclusive interview with the elusive spokesperson of Nigeria's separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Emma Powerful ... speaks to the 2023 general election, Peter Obi's candidacy, and the sit-at-home practice in the southeastern part of the country.
With seven weeks left until Nigeria's Presidential election, five governors of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Nyesom ... Wike have all but dumped PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Frontrunner Tinubu can only benefit.
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Folarin Falana, son of legendary Nigerian human rights lawyers, Femi Falana, was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps having studied ... law in the UK. But less than two years of working in his parents’ law firm, he dropped the wig and gown for entertainment, adopting the name Falz and has never looked back. He tells The Africa Report about his journey, and how he is fusing activism with entertainment
Bola Tinubu has been many things – an executive at Mobil, a senator, governor, kingmaker and now a Presidential hopeful. But long before fame ... and fortune, he was doing menial jobs in the United States in the 1970s just to get by. Can he round off the perfect dream by becoming Nigeria’s President?
Next year, Nigerians will go to the polls in what some regard as the most significant election for decades. While the country’s elections have ... long been tense affairs, often accompanied by violent clashes, Nigeria is on the brink of achieving three consecutive peaceful transitions of power – something that has not happened since its independence in 1960.
Since emerging as Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), many allies of Bola Tinubu have joined him on the campaign ... trail. However, his protégé, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has not publicly supported him. Could things change in the coming days?
The crisis in Nigeria's Labour Party has spread to more states two months before the 2023 election but party members say the bickering will not ... affect the chances of its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, whose popularity had surprised even his critics.