Tag Archives: Buhari

Pressure Mounts on President Buhari

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

President Buhari might have entered office with a groundswell of support but that support is in danger of fading fast, argues Nic Cheeseman. This post was originally uploaded on Presidential Power. 

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Buhari’s ‘new’ cabinet

Nic Cheeseman

After the long-awaited announcement of Buhari’s cabinet, Nic Cheeseman explores who has made the list, and the question marks that remain. This post was originally posted on Presidential Power. 

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Buhari and Boko Haram: A return to brutality?

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Andrew Walker argues that Buhari’s military past was characterised by a brutality that is likely to re-emerge as he seeks to tackle Boko Haram. Andrew has been writing around Nigeria since 2006. He worked in Abuja for The Daily Trust and reported from there for the BBC. His new book, ‘Eat the Heart of the Infidel: […]

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Setting a foreign policy agenda for the Muhammadu Buhari presidency

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Babatunde Afolabi talks us through the foreign policy priorities for Nigeria’s new government. Babatunde is a consultant who has previously worked for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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What the Nigerian presidential election has to teach us about African politics

Nic Cheeseman

Taking a comparative perspective, Co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks what lessons the Nigerian presidential election has for politicians in Kenya, and beyond. A strong opposition coalition, a weak government, an independent electoral commission and a large margin of victory are crucial, he argues, if elections are to facilitate a turn-over of power.

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Buhari and beyond: The answers we have and the questions that remain

Nigeria in Numbers

Co-Editor SJ Cooper-Knock explores Buhari’s victory and the questions that remain, as the nation goes to the polls once more for the Governorship and House Assembly.

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