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Nigerian vice president Osinbajo launches bid for president, faces hurdles

Nigerian vice president Osinbajo launches bid for president, faces hurdles

FELIX ONUAH NIGERIAN vice president Yemi Osinbajo said he wanted to run for president next February on the ruling All Progressives Party ticket but faces a challenge from another party stalwart who said he also wanted to join the race. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will step down after serving two four-year terms following a February 23, 2023 ballot. The country's political parties are due to pick presidential candidates by June 3. Official campaigning will begin in September, according to the country's electoral commission. Osinbajo said in a statement he wanted to complete the job of "radically transforming" Africa's biggest economy.…
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How Nigeria can minimise the COVID-19 devastation

How Nigeria can minimise the COVID-19 devastation

CECILIA RUSSELL Nigerian Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo quipped that Covid-19 meant that the Law Students Association of Nigeria’s virtual town hall meeting was able to attract top speakers - most would not have participated if they had to travel.  That, however, was his only light-hearted assessment of the pandemic and its effects on Nigeria.  Osinbajo painted a bleak picture as Nigeria faces both an economic and a health crisis along with the rest of the world. “There are many who say nothing like this has ever happened to the world,” he said.  The Nigerian government had set up an…
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