Nigeria’s Presidential Election Contested

Written by Osetemega Iribiri March 5, 2023 On Wednesday March 1st, Nigeria's Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling APC, winner of the 2023 presidential elections. Constitutionally, the winner is expected to garner 25% of votes in at least twenty-four (24) states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. Tinubu got 25%... Continue Reading →

Scarcity, Protests, and the Many Intrigues Before Nigeria’s General Elections

Written by Osetemega Iribiri February 5, 2023 In November 2022, Nigeria's outgoing President, Muhammadu Buhari, unveiled the newly designed naira denominations of N1000, N500, and N200 introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, said significant cash withdrawals from financial institutions would be monitored and scrutinized. He affirmed that the... Continue Reading →

Mozambique: Global win & domestic setback

by Osetemega Iribiri Ambassador Pedro Comissário Afonso Source: Sputnik International Mozambique was inaugurated into the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member on January 24 when its ambassador, Pedro Comissário Afonso, installed its national flag with other members outside the council chambers. The country won the election in June 2022 to serve for two years, giving... Continue Reading →

Another Military Coup in Burkina Faso

Written by Osetemega Iribiri October 3, 2022 In the early hours of Friday, September 30, 2022, sounds of gunfire were heard near the Baba Sy military camp, near the presidential palace in Kosyam. Military vehicles were deployed in several strategic locations in Ouagadougou and Radiodiffusion Télévision du Burkina (RTB), the national television station, had its... Continue Reading →

South Africa’s President Faces Impeachment

Written by Osetemega Iribiri December 5, 2022 South Africa's president, Cyril Ramaphosa, who came into power with the mantra of combatting corruption, is under pressure to resign over corruption allegations in the Farmgate scandal. South Africa's former spy chief, Arthur Fraser, accused the president of money laundering, corruption, and covering up large theft of cash.... Continue Reading →

Nigeria-Morocco Gas Deal

Written by Osetemega Iribiri - September 19, 2022 At about 200 trillion cubic feet, Nigeria possesses the largest proven gas reserves in Africa and the seventh in the world. It is predominately untapped, flared, or re-injected into oil wells. In December 2016, King Mohammed VI of Morocco visited President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. The two... Continue Reading →

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