Two years after Nigeria's #EndSARS protests and the shooting of unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll plaza in Lagos State, many youth who played ... active roles in the movement have turned the pains of the protest into a political movement that continues to gather momentum. Will this momentum be enough to upend the existing political order in next February’s polls?
The economy played a significant role in Kenya’s August 2022 election, and Nigeria’s 2023 polls are set to follow the same pattern. For the ... first time in a long time in Nigeria, all of the top candidates – the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s Atiku Abubakar, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu and the Labour Party’s Peter Obi – have years of experience in the business world.
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In an unexpected ruling, Nigeria’s Court of Appeal has ordered the release of separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu. With crucial elections barely ... four months away, the government is now torn between appealing the verdict or releasing a man who is bent on ensuring that elections do not hold in the southeast.
The latest report from Freedom House on Beijing’s 'Global Media Influence' paints a dark picture of freedom of the press, of how underhanded ... deals, censorship and propaganda are engulfing local media in countries susceptible to weak journalist protections.
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has had a long and notable career in Nigerian politics. As he makes his 6th attempt at the presidency, a ... venture he’s set out to achieve since 1992, we look back at his rise to politics, from a villager to a well-known household name.
Nigeria's religious and ethnic divides are reflected in election voting patterns. Of the four presidential candidates – Bola Tinubu, Atiku ... Abubakar and Rabiu Kwankwaso – are Muslims while Peter Obi is the only Christian. With Tinubu, Atiku and Kwankwaso liable to split the Muslim votes in the north, could this work in Obi’s favour?
From riding exercise bikes to showing off dance moves on TikTok, Nigeria’s elderly presidential hopefuls are trying hard to gain the support ... of the youth, who make up a majority of voters. Despite these efforts, questions about their health status continue to dominate political discourse.