IN THE ANALYSIS

Africa Watch – Baby steps

Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has edged ahead in a tight presidential race, according to official results reported by Kenyan media on Sunday, as more riot police were deployed inside the national election tallying centre after scuffles and accusations by party agents. The fracas underscored fraying tempers and high tensions within the national counting hall as the country waits for official results from last Tuesday's election. In the presidential race, official verified results reported by the Nation media group showed Ruto taking 51% of the vote, ahead of opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who had 48%. Confusion over vote tallying in the media and the slow pace of progress by the electoral commission have fed anxiety in Kenya, which is East Africa's richest and most stable country but which has a history of violence following disputed elections. Ruto and Odinga are the leading candidates in the race to replace Uhuru Kenyatta, who is finishing up the second of two five-year terms. Voting on Tuesday was largely peaceful but the turnout was low, with only 30 percent of the registered 22 million voters showing up as of noon (09:00 GMT), six hours into the vote. By 4 pm ...
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ANALYSIS

The week ahead – Kidnapping and the naira will dominate discussion

The menace of kidnapping in Nigeria was put into focus ...
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The week ahead – Lassa fever is also a security issue

The Federal Minister of Health, Prof Adewole, has promised that ...
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The week ahead – Violence continues unabated in the Middle Belt

2015 ended on a rather mixed note for the counter ...
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Analysis – Following yesterday’s ASI Armageddon, where next?

Yesterday was an eventful day in the Nigerian equity market ...
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The year ahead – What can Nigeria expect in 2016?

2016 is going to be a challenging year. The challenges ...
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The week ahead – Will they know it’s Christmas?

Following the fracas between the Nigerian Army and the Shi'ites ...
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Closing Nigeria’s housing deficit – Can Fashola’s plan work?

Nigeria should have gone past the intense politicking and accompanying ...
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An Error Repeated? The Shi’a/Military Clashes

On Saturday December 12, 2015 Nigeria's social media lit up ...
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The week ahead – Media trials undermine the war on corruption

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has confirmed that she ...
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The week ahead – IPOB takes centre stage

Separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, laid siege on ...
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The week ahead – The anti-corruption crusade is in danger

The Kogi state Governorship election threw up a conundrum that ...
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The trouble with the states

The economy is under performing and revenues are dwindling As ...
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The week ahead – Boko Haram will probe for more signs of weakness

After weeks of relative silence, Boko Haram unleashed terror at ...
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The week ahead – Nigeria’s unity will be under the microscope

Finally, the President has inaugurated his cabinet and allocated portfolios ...
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Positions for Buhari’s incoming cabinet

Over the last 5 months of the Buhari administration, the ...
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The week ahead – Job security will be the topic as the year ends

Nigeria's economy remains in near coma with the absence of ...
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The week ahead – The economy remains an issue, as does security in Lagos

Nigeria continues to experience a very difficult economic environment as ...
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The week ahead – It’s the economy…

Nigeria's security, economic and political environments continue to face all ...
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The week ahead – There will be more questions over security in Nigeria

This week, the Senate commenced the screening of individuals that ...
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The week ahead – Senate will play games with ministerial nominees

President Muhammad Buhari’s list of ministerial nominees was read on ...
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The week ahead – Ambode has to sit up

Gang violence erupted in the Oshodi area of Lagos on ...
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The week ahead – Security in Lagos becomes a concern

The wife of the deputy MD at the Sun newspaper, ...
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The week ahead – The economy, kidnapping and robbery must come into sharp focus

It was announced at the weekend that investors lost about ...
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JP Morgan Government Bond Index – The bad, and the good

JP Morgan removed Nigeria from its Government Bond Index for ...
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