IN THE ANALYSIS

The week ahead – Deep impact

Widespread voter apathy marred the local government elections held in Lagos and Ogun states on 24 July. Reports from different parts of the states showed that many voters shunned the polls for lack of interest in the exercise, fear of electoral violence, and lack of faith in the outcome of the election. In Lagos, the state independent electoral commission conducted the polls across the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas of the state. A presiding officer (PO) at Ojodu Grammar School 1, Polling Unit 017, Abel Obina, said only seven persons had cast their votes as of 11.15 am out of 150 registered voters. “The turnout is not good as expected. A lot of people are still at home,” Obina added. The agents of the All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party at the polling units confirmed Obina’s account. Another PO at Polling Unit 006, Dairyfarm Nursery and Primary School, Agege; Nobei Austin told reporters that only 15 out of 99 registered voters had voted. The situation was the same in the Itire/Ikate LCDA of the Surulere Local Government Area where most of the eligible voters in the various councils chose to spend the day relaxing ...
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A year in, how has Buhari’s cabinet fared?

The Buhari administration swept into office on the mantra of ...
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The week ahead – We need a plan, with details please

Nigeria’s Senate on Tuesday rejected President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to ...
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The week ahead – New oil finds should not derail our focus

Yesterday, Exxon Mobil announced significant offshore discovery of oil in ...
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The week ahead – Bold and responsible steps have to be taken

The CPI maintained its upward streak at the weekend, rising ...
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The week ahead – There’s work to be done, we should not create more

Worrying divides in Nigerian Islam A number of people have been ...
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The week ahead – To fix this economy we need to get real

The Senate has rejected a bill seeking to compel the ...
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The week ahead – Discordant tunes don’t make for a good symphony

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo ...
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Analysis – How does OPEC’s big announcement affect Nigeria?

Yesterday in Algeria, OPEC oil ministers arose from a meeting ...
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The week ahead – Patience is key to overcoming the recession

The CBN-MPC has retained the Monetary Policy Rate at the ...
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The week ahead – Finally, some motion on the economy

The federal government, as part of efforts towards reflating the ...
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The week ahead – Old problems and wishful thinking are making a forceful comeback

The military doubles down in the Delta Niger Delta Affairs ...
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The week ahead – We all have to man the oven as the national cake shrinks

Nigeria’s economic slump deepened in Q2 as a declining oil ...
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The week ahead – More states will try to break free

The Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has signed the ...
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The week ahead – Rising discontent needs smart solutions

Labour and Employment Minister, Chris Ngige, has warned that the ...
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The week ahead – Misplaced statements have unintended consequences

The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno has accused two leading ...
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The week ahead – Investors will question Nigeria’s intent

Yesterday, the Central Bank of Nigeria instructed banks that pilgrims ...
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The week ahead – Security, or a lack of it, has an economic effect

Heightened criminal attacks on Lagos state communities appear not to ...
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The week ahead – “Technical” or not, Nigeria cannot afford to remain in recession

Failure to meet revenue targets for the first and second ...
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Coup attempt in Turkey – what lessons for Nigeria?

Yesterday there was a coup in Turkey, a nation that ...
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The week ahead – Internal security needs urgent attention

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reassured bank customers ...
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Analysis: What happened in Ikorodu?

Oil vandals killed dozens at two communities on the outskirts ...
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The current state of Nigeria’s FX market

A lot has happened over the past 2 weeks the ...
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The week ahead – Calls for restructuring will intensify

Professor Wole Soyinka has called on President Muhammad Buhari to ...
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What impact will #Brexit have on Nigeria?

People talk about political earthquakes. The UK's decision to end ...
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